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  • News: Remains of the Day: Thrill of the hunt

    One blogger tracks down the history of the iPad; the Wall Street Journal corners cell phone carriers on FaceTime charges; and Verizon's CFO throws himself to the rumor wolves. Figuratively, of course. The remainders for Thursday, July 19, 2012 are the most dangerous game.

  • News: PHP creator extolls language's modest start

    It is one of the widely used programming languages across the Web today, but PHP was created with decidedly modest ambitions, according to the creator of the language.

  • News: Global effort stops half the world's spam

    With the Grum botnet taken down by authorities and another quiet, spam volumes have been halved, researcher says

  • News: Windows 8 Update: Microsoft sets Oct. 26 release date

    Microsoft has set Oct. 26 as the release date for the commercial version of Windows 8 - a date IT pros should mark on their calendars, not because they want to immediately buy it in bulk, but because they need to find out just how it will fit into their corporate network plans.

  • News: Medical-device security isn't tracked well, research shows

    Medical devices often use commercial PCs and have wireless connections that make them vulnerable to malware, or require software updates for security, but the U.S. may not be doing an adequate job tracking these risks, researchers indicated in a study published today.

  • News: Motorola boosts Google revenue

    Google has reported a profit of US$2.79 billion in the quarter ended June 30, up 11 percent over the same period of last year, in the company's first financial statement since it finalized its acquisition of Motorola in May.

  • News: Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Will Integrate Web Apps into the Desktop

    The next version of Ubuntu Linux will include a new feature that can incorporate commonly used Web apps directly into the user's desktop, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced at OSCON on Thursday.

  • News: Analyst predicts stellar iPad sales in next week's Apple earnings

    Apple will report a fall-off in iPhone sales next week, although not as dramatic as some believe, but the iPad will make up the difference, with units sales 72% above last year's, a financial analyst today.

  • News: Android news and rumor roundup (week ending July 20)

    While the Google Android's rumor mill doesn't churn quite as hard as that of some other device families, there's still plenty of dessert-flavored mobility news (and potential news) out there.

  • News: Heroku releases easy Mac Postgres for devs

    To simplify life for developers, platform-as-a-service provider Heroku has released a version of the open source Postgres database designed to be easily run on Apple Macintosh computers.

  • News: After dismal earnings, eyes are on Nokia World in September

    Nokia's dismal earnings report announced Thursday has left smartphone industry observers looking for better news at the Nokia World conference Sept. 5-6 in Helsinki.

  • News: Microsoft closes Yammer acquisition

    Microsoft's US$1.2 billion acquisition of Yammer has been finalized, less than a month after the companies announced the cash deal.

  • News: NCR Silver joins crowd of iOS-based sales systems

    NCR Corp., which has been making cash registers for nearly 130 years, this week announced the launch of NCR Silver, a new service that lets merchants ring up sales on iPads and iPhones, then track and analyze their sales data at the end of the day.

  • News: Canonical equips Ubuntu with desktop Web apps

    Canonical is adding a new feature to its Ubuntu operating system that will allow desktop users to access popular Internet services without opening a browser window. Instead, a Web page can be accessed as a desktop application.

  • News: SalesForce outages show SaaS customers largely at "mercy" of providers

    Software as a service (SaaS) applications are generally more difficult to prepare disaster recovery plans for compared to infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings, analyst and consultants say. And given the recent example of two SalesForce.com outages in as many weeks, it's a topic they say customers don't generally pay enough attention to.

  • News: BP upgrades Microsoft Exchange in the cloud

    BP has selected T-Systems to migrate and upgrade its Microsoft Exchange servers into a private cloud that will be run out of a twin-core data centre in Germany, serving more than 83,000 employees worldwide.

  • News: Android Jelly Bean SDK released to public

    Google's Android development team announced Wednesday evening that the full software development kit for Android 4.1 (a.k.a. Jelly Bean) is now available to the general public, and provided some tips and tricks for working with the new software, to boot.

  • News: Zoho links its office suite with Google Drive

    Zoho has integrated its cloud-hosted office productivity applications with the Google Drive online storage service, Zoho said in a blog post.

  • News: Mozilla Closes Security Hole in Firefox's New Tab Window

    Mozilla has closed a security hole in its Firefox browser that could expose information from secure websites to anyone gaining access to the software.

  • News: Sales of Windows Phone 7 Lag, Creating Problem for Nokia and Microsoft

    It’s going to be a long, dry summer for Microsoft and Nokia, with consumers roundly rejecting Windows Phone 7 and little hope that things will improve until Windows Phone 8 launches this fall. Despite a critically acclaimed OS that is popular with people who actually own a Windows Phone, Microsoft’s next-generation smartphone OS just can’t catch a break.



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