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  • News: Web-Based Windows Phone 7 App Store Arriving with Mango

    Microsoft is putting together a Web-based version of its application store for Windows Phone 7 smartphones, in the fashion of leading app stores from Apple and Google. The Web-based Windows Phone 7 Marketplace will arrive this autumn, in time for the release of Mango, Microsoft's latest update of its smartphone operating system.

  • News: Skype offers instructions to fix Mac connectivity issues

    Skype has published instructions for correcting an issue that prevented many users from successfully logging into the service. Early Thursday morning, some Skype users found that they couldn't log in or stay connected. Not all users were affected, however: Folks using Skype on iOS and Android devices were fine, as were some people using different desktop editions of the client.

  • News: Acer starts making laptops at new factory in China

    Acer, the world’s second largest PC maker, opened a factory in the Chinese industrial city of Chongqing on Thursday and expects it to produce 30 percent to 40 percent of its laptops by the end of the year, the company said.

  • News: Rootkit writers outfox Windows 64-bit PatchGuard protection

    Rootkit writers have started exploiting a loophole that lets them write malware able to bypass the Patchguard driver signing protection built into 64-bit versions of Windows, Kaspersky Lab has reported.

  • News: Eight tips for travelers

    As Memorial Day and summer vacations approach, the travel season is just about to heat up. But you don't have to resign yourself to hefting unnecessary equipment through airport security or sweating out the frustrations of hotel computer connectivity. These veteran travel tips can make traveling with your Apple gear much more fun.

  • News: Google Wallet: What to Expect at Google's NFC Event

    Google is eyeing your billfold with a rumored new service called Google Wallet that lets you pay for things with just a wave of your Android smartphone. The new service will use near field communication (NFC), a technology that uses a chip embedded in your phone and a card reader at retail locations. To pay, all you have to do is wave your handset in front of the reader and your bank account or credit card is automatically debited. The Android NFC program will reportedly start in New York City before rolling out to San Francisco followed by other locations across the country. The new payment system should arrive in retail stores around September 1, according to [

  • News: Chinese Prisoners Allegedly Forced to Play World of Warcraft

    Apparently there's a new type of chain gang -- a virtual one. According to The Guardian, Chinese prisoners are forced to play hours upon hours of "World of Warcraft," farming virtual gold that the prison guards can then sell in the real world for nonvirtual cash.

  • News: Lenovo profits more than double for fiscal year

    Reporting strong growth as it expands into emerging markets, Lenovo said Thursday that for the quarter ending in March its net profit more than tripled, reaching US$42 million, while revenue increased 13 percent to $4.88 billion.

  • News: Lawyer that chased net pirates nominated for Net Villain of the Year

    A ‘bullying’ lawyer that started legal action against Brits accused of illegal downloading but subsequently abandoned the case has been named as one of the contenders for this year’s Internet Villain of the Year award.

  • News: Google Street View in India faces challenges

    Google started collecting data for its Street View project in Bangalore on Thursday, but is being very careful not to run into controversies about privacy or government concerns about security, a company executive said.

  • News: Capgemini to support SAP apps on Amazon's cloud

    Consultancy Capgemini's North American business will offer support to enterprises that want to run SAP applications in Amazon Web Services' cloud, the company said in a joint statement with Amazon on Thursday.

  • News: 5 questions to ask before buying Microsoft licences

    Microsoft wants you to sign a premium software licensing contract. Should you do it?

  • News: Ofcom: Average mobile broadband speed is 1.5Mbps

    The average mobile broadband download speed in the UK is 1.5Mbps, according to Ofcom.

  • News: Healthcare IT spending to hit $40B this year

    Healthcare IT spending is expected to jump this year as a result of the move to electronic health records, the growth of mobile medical apps and new federal regulations.

  • News: Volkswagen aims for 'rolling computer'

    The road Volkswagen wants to take in building cars is one that infuses them with intelligence, connectivity and new kinds of capabilities.

  • News: BT superfast FTTP broadband roll-out hit by delays

    BT has revealed its facing delays in its trial of superfast broadband in Milton Keynes that uses fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology.

  • News: China's Baidu is working on a multi-language search platform

    Chinese search engine Baidu is working on a multi-language platform for markets outside China, senior vice president Shen Haoyu said on Thursday.

  • News: Nationwide switches on mortgage sales platform

    Nationwide has switched on a new mortgage system, based on SAP, aimed at improving its processes dramatically.

  • News: New, more dangerous Mac Defender variant emerges

    Security experts have warned that a new, more dangerous variant of the Mac Defender malware has been spotted in the wild.

  • News: Apple aims to boost iPad 2 production

    Apple has reportedly engaged a new backlight module supplier in order to boost production of the iPad 2.



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