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  • News: FTC warns enforcement action may be next for mobile apps for kids

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which in a new survey found that the vast majority of mobile apps for kids don't clearly disclose data sharing practices, said its next step will be the potential enforcement of privacy regulations.

  • News: New AirParrot app mirrors your Mac display to an Apple TV

    Apple may have surprised the Mac community with its announcement of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Thursday, but you’ll have to wait until this summer to upgrade. Until then, you can emulate one of Mountain Lion’s upcoming new features thanks to an application called AirParrot. AirParrot is a utility that mirrors your Mac’s display on an HDTV with Apple TV via Apple’s AirPlay technology. Since AirParrot works with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion), you can use it now—however, Apple’s AirPlay Mirroring will be built right in to Mountain Lion, and performs the same function.

  • News: Apple's Mountain Lion shows personal cloud trumps personal computer

    In a move that surprised many, Apple today seeded developers with a preview of Mac OS X 10.8, dubbed "Mountain Lion," and said it would offer the upgrade to customers this summer.

  • News: Exactly what is Homeland Security watching for on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube?

    The idea that any number of federal institutions are watching your every move on social networks like Facebook, Twitter is unnerving at best. The Department of Homeland Security is one of those agencies and today it testified before a House subcommittee to define and defend its role in social media monitoring.

  • News: TfL offers congestion feeds to app and site developers ahead of London 2012 Olympic Games

    Web and app developers can now get access to the 'hotspot' feed from Transport for London (TfL), which offers predictions of when the London transport network will be congested during this summer's London 2012 Olympic Games.

  • News: Barclays launches mobile rival to PayPal

    Barclays has launched a mobile payments service to rival the PayPal system.

  • News: Organisations failing to tap into business intelligence

    The majority of organisations are indifferent to the analysis they get from their data, indicating that business intelligence initiatives are having little or no impact on their businesses.

  • News: Barclays launches mobile money payment

    Any account can be credited by Barclays customers over a smartphone

  • News: Apache embraces cloud with Deltacloud approval

    Extending its range of open-source projects to cloud computing, the Apache Software Foundation has approved the Deltacloud as a top-level project, the organization announced Thursday.

  • News: Google Working on Password Generator for Chrome

    Google is working on a new password manager for its Chrome browser that would also automatically create strong passwords for users.

  • News: Apple readies Mac OS X Mountain Lion update for summer release

    A year after it rolled out the Mac OS X Lion, Apple again plans to introduce a new version of its desktop operating system. The update—dubbed Mountain Lion—will ship this summer. As with Lion, this latest version of OS X will incorporate many features first introduced in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system, as Apple looks to bolster the interoperability of its two platforms.

  • News: Valentine's-related traffic spikes cause heartache for ill-prepared sites

    The second paragraph of the Network World story, "Valentine's-related traffic spikes cause heartache for ill-prepared sites," which was posted to the newswire Monday, incorrectly described the preparations of Swarovski crystal company relative to Valentine's Day e-commerce traffic. The story has been corrected and that paragraph now reads:

  • News: FuzeMeeting app turns iPad into videoconferencing host

    FuzeBox has just released a new iPad app that promises to turn that tablet into a powerful videoconferencing machine.

  • News: Linux skills in demand, wages up

    If you work as a Linux developer or system administrator, your pay should be increasing -- and so should your job offers -- according to a new survey of hiring managers.

  • News: Mountain Lion: Hands on with Gatekeeper

    (Image Caption: The actual wording is in flux, but Mountain Lion will warn you if you try to open an app from an unidentified developer.)

  • News: Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notification Center

    For years, many Mac app developers have had to design their own ways to get your attention. The open-source project Growl helped save those developers from reinventing the wheel by creating a more general notification system supported by lots of apps. But with Mountain Lion, a true systemwide notification service will finally arrive when the Mac OS X update ships this summer.

  • News: Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders

    Two of the new iOS-flavored apps to move to the Mac with the release of Mountain Lion this summer are Notes and Reminders. Here’s a sneak peek at how they work.

  • News: Hands on with Apple's new OS X: Mountain Lion

    Apple updates its iOS mobile operating system once a year. But why should the iPhone and iPad have all the fun? On Thursday Apple announced that it will release a new version of OS X—Mountain Lion—this summer, just a year after the release of OS X Lion.

  • News: Mountain Lion: Messages replaces iChat, gets public beta

    iChat is dead—long live Messages. With Thursday’s announcement of Mac OS X Mountain Lion comes the news that iChat is being upgraded and renamed to Messages, with support for the iMessage chat system introduced with iOS 5.

  • News: Messages beta ready for download

    Messages is now ready for Mac users to test drive. Shortly after announcing its planned Mountain Lion update for OS X on Thursday, Apple released a beta of the revamped version of iChat that will ship with the new operating system this summer.



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