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  • News: OpenStreetMap posing surprise threat to Google Maps

    The announcement last week that the Wikimedia Foundation will switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap for its cartographic needs marks the latest in an increasingly long line of high-profile defections.

  • News: Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion

    Since its debut in 2010 as an iPhone application, Instagram has been one of the most-popular photo-sharing services around. Monday, that popularity paid off: Facebook announced it was buying the service for a cool $1 billion.

  • News: Cisco adds IP multiplexing to mobile satellite package

    Using VoIP via satellite links can have bandwidth issues, but Cisco today said it's introducing an IP multiplexing technology for its Cisco Mobile Ready Net package that dramatically improves the number of IP-based calls on a satellite link.

  • News: Flashback malware infects 2% of all Macs

    Nearly 2% of the Macs whose owners have checked their computers have been infected with the Flashback malware, according to a Russian antivirus company.

  • News: USC's Web-based Classes Go Mobile

    USC is enhances its online education option with a mobile app.

  • News: BAT signs £132m deal for cloud-based SAP

    British American Tobacco (BAT) has signed a seven-year €160 million (£132 million) cloud-based SAP business software deal with Deutsche Telekom's IT subsidiary T-Systems.

  • News: Why Is Instagram So Popular?

    If you're an active social-media user, you can't deny the phenomenon of Instagram--its trendy derivatives were a hit with PCWorld readers in 2011--and now the app, already popular among iOS gadget owners, is available for Android users as well.

  • News: New Trojan variant can install without password

    Flashback, a Mac Trojan horse that's been in the public eye since it was uncovered by security firm Intego last year, has a new trick up its sleeve: It can now infect your computer from little more than a visit to a website.

  • News: Create Engaging Tutorials in a Snap with Snapguide

    Part of running a business smoothly is to have simple processes that users can easily learn and repeat. Whether it’s a process for filing an expense report, or logging a customer complaint, or writing a blog post, there are processes in every business that need to be shared with others so everyone is on the same page and handles tasks consistently. Snapguide makes it easy to create engaging step-by-step tutorials.

  • News: Emerging software tools help boost IT spending projections

    Overall U.S. tech spending is forecast to grow by 7.1% this year and then by 7.4% in 2012, according to Forrester Research.

  • News: Seeper projection maps animation onto ship-shaped Titanic Belfast museum

    Lightshow can be watched live online to commemorate 100th anniversary of the Titanic

  • News: YouDazzle combines social collaboration, cloud storage

    There are plenty of collaboration software tools on the market, and a growing number of cloud storage options for businesses as well. YouDazzle, a Silicon Valley startup, says it has created a tool that combines the best of both worlds.

  • News: UDID alternatives mooted for mobile ad tracking after Apple rejects apps

    With Apple seemingly blocking apps that access UDID (unique device identifier) data from the App Store, developers and mobile advertising firms are scrambling to find alternative ways to track user behaviour.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: A feast for the senses

    This week’s app roundup is a feast for the senses. Love to laugh, talk, or eat? We’ve got something for you.

  • News: Plangrid brings iPad to construction sites

    Any 5-year-old child can name the standard tools of the trade on a construction site—hammers, saws, drills, and the like. But now you can add the iPad to the list. Thanks to a recently released app, builders and architects could replace reams of heavy, expensive paper blueprints with an Apple tablet.

  • News: Ticket to Ride debuts in Mac App Store

    For a company that cut its teeth making low-tech board games, Days of Wonder has done a surprisingly good job bringing its wares to the technological realm. The new version of Ticket to Ride for the Mac, now available in the Mac App Store, is only the latest example. It follows does editions of the popular train tycoon board game for both the iPad and the iPhone, as well as an excellent iPad adaptation of Days of Wonder’s Small World.

  • News: Does FlashBack really have 600k Macs?

    It's a massive OS X botnet, however F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen had some reservations about the numbers claimed by Dr Web because the company did not explain exactly what it was counting: PCs or IP addresses.

  • News: Four Reasons to Consider FileMaker 12

    Data is the fuel that drives business, and the database is the engine that runs it all. But, just as most people would rather drive a hot new Ferrari than a rusty, dented 1972 Ford Pinto, users are more likely to put the database to use if it looks good.

  • News: Meet the Linux Tycoon tycoon

    If the idea of a game about managing a hypothetical Linux distribution doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, you probably aren't alone. In fact, you'd probably guess, if you had to, that no such game existed.

  • News: Ten ways your smartphone knows where you are

    One of the most important capabilities that smartphones now have is knowing where they are. More than desktops, laptops, personal navigation devices or even tablets, which are harder to take with you, a smartphone can combine its location with many other pieces of data to make new services available.



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