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  • News: Group looking to form Apple Retail Workers Union

    As Apple celebrates the tenth anniversary of its retail stores, a group of Apple Store employees is assembling with a different goal. An organization calling itself the Apple Retail Workers Union sent a message to various members of the Apple press on Thursday, including Macworld, announcing plans to try to unionize Apple Store employees.

  • News: WhatsApp leaks Telephone numbers, conversations

    It's easy to eavesdrop on people using the popular mobile messenger WhatsApp. The application sends user names, telephone numbers and even complete instant messages unencrypted over the internet. Adversaries can intercept this information by using a simple network sniffer like the popular Wireshark [http://www.wireshark.org/].

  • News: Reverse auctions a win-win, says Air New Zealand

    Air New Zealand's reverse auctions started only a couple of months ago but the company has already seen the benefits of the new system. Built as part of its Grabaseat brand, the reverse auctions now have their own website and grant customers new flight deals every 15 minutes.

  • News: Internet 'Health Map' Tracks Data Flow on Web

    Compuware Gomez is debuting Internet Health Map, a tool that provides nearly real-time visual data on the flow of data through the Internet. The map is so accurate that it not only covers the Internet's backbone, but also goes down to the last mile of fiber-optics in neighborhoods.

  • News: L.A. Noire DLC Available June 21

    A code redemption page on Rockstar's site has revealed the release date for the first L.A. Noire DLC to be June 21.

  • News: Researchers Use Video Game to Study Language Acquisition

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Stockholm Universities have used a video game featuring an "alien" language to recreate the challenges infants face when learning a language for the first time.

  • News: Cities in Motion and Magicka Benefit Japan

    Paradox Interactive's popular PC games Cities in Motion and Magicka are both releasing packs of DLC at the end of the month, with a proportion of sales going to benefit the Japan aid effort.

  • News: Six rising threats from cybercriminals

    Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or a stalker who dogs your every step online. Or maybe it's an emerging technology like in-car Wi-Fi that suddenly creates a whole new attack vector.

  • News: California looks to protect smart meter data

    The California Public Utilities Commission has proposed state rules for ensuring the security of data collected by new smart metering technology.

  • News: Independent Mac retailers emerge from the Apple Store shadow

    Everett Katzen had every right to be nervous when an Apple Store opened last year, just a few blocks away from the downtown Philadelphia location where his Springboard Media shop has been selling and repairing Macs for 16 years. Apple Stores are retail juggernauts and tourist destinations. How on Earth could Katzen compete?

  • News: GlobalFoundries plans to open fab in Abu Dhabi

    Chip manufacturing company GlobalFoundries on Thursday said it plans to open a factory in Abu Dhabi as it expands worldwide operations.

  • News: Oracle frees JRockit

    Oracle will no longer charge for personal use of its legacy JRocket Java Virtual Machine

  • News: Novatel readies embedded LTE module for Verizon's network

    Novatel Wireless' Expedite E362 4G LTE embedded module has received technical approval to run on the Verizon Wireless LTE (Long Term Evolution) network, the chip maker said on Thursday.

  • News: Apple 'instructs support reps not to remove malware'

    Leaked documents show that Apple has instructed its support representatives not to "attempt to remove or uninstall any malware" if customers report becoming victims of the Mac Defender attack.

  • News: Thunderbolt trademarked by Apple, not Intel

    Filings with the US and Canadian trademark offices reveal that the Thunderbolt trademark is being claimed by Apple and not Intel.

  • News: McDonalds in major touchscreen rollout for customer orders

    McDonald’s has planned a major touchscreen terminal rollout, with hopes of changing the way customers order their meals.

  • News: Apple signs cloud music deal with EMI

    Apple is thought to have signed a deal with EMI that will allow the company to launch a cloud-based music service.

  • News: AfricaConnect to boost Africa-Europe connectivity

    AfricaConnect, approved by the European Commission last week, should elevate the ability of Eastern and Southern Africa to tap the Internet for research and education and provide the region with a gateway to global research, according to project insiders.

  • News: Control Your PC From Your Android Tablet: App Roundup

    Controlling your PC remotely from your smartphone sounds useful in theory, looks cool as an experiment, and generally proves impractical in everyday use. By contrast, controlling your PC remotely from a tablet can actually come in handy. So I took three of the leading Android VNC (virtual network computing) utilities for a spin on my Acer Iconia A500 tablet to see which one offers the best balance of usability and value.

  • News: CIOs come of age as business leaders: Study

    We have been talking about it for years but it looks as if it’s finally happening; CEOs and CIOs are aligned in their thinking around the future challenges and complexity and IT plays a critical role.



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