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  • News: iOS 6 set for June unveiling

    Apple could reveal the next version of its mobile operating system at the beginning of June in San Francisco.

  • News: AT&T updates HTC Vivid with Android 4.0

    AT&T said the HTC Vivid update to Android 4.0 is now available via Wi-Fi or a PC connected to the smartphone.

  • News: US lawmakers question iPhone app developers in privacy inquiry

    Ranking Democrats Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters on Thursday to developers of iOS apps, asking for information on how the programs collect and store user data.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Sleep is for the weak

    Looks like you can't teach a new iPad old Smart Covers. Elsewhere, HP shareholders want to know why everything it can do Apple can do better, BlackBerry lets the homefront slip through its fingers, and the iPhone might soon get all the G's. The remainders for Thursday, March 22, 2012 will sleep when they're dead.

  • News: T-Mobile to lay off nearly 2,000 call center workers

    A T-Mobile call center consolidation will cost 1,900 people their jobs, as the company works through a restructuring following the failure of AT&T's proposed acquisition of the smaller operator.

  • News: U.S. Cellular throws its 4G LTE hat in the ring

    U.S. Cellular joined the ranks of U.S. carriers with commercial LTE service on Thursday, launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as its first LTE-capable device.

  • News: IBM: Puzzles provide clues to better analysis

    Today's large-scale data analysis may be a high-tech undertaking, but smart data scientists can improve their craft by observing how simple low-tech picture puzzles are solved, said an IBM scientist at the GigaOm conference.

  • News: Nonprofit open source organizations booming

    The Linux Foundation has received the most revenue amongst all of the free software and open source non-profits and directly pays its leader the most, but the highest compensation of any sort is still being received by Mozilla Foundation Chair Mitchell Baker, along with her CTO Colleague Brendan Eich.

  • News: Mobile Malware: Beware Drive-by Downloads on Your Smartphone

    While Jeff Schmidt, the CEO of JAS Global Advisors, was surfing the Web on his new Android smartphone (his first Android phone) earlier this year, what appeared to be an ad popped up on his screen. The "ad" looked like the prompt that appears when his phone rings. He clicked the button on the ad to pick up the putative call, and the ad began downloading a binary file--malware--onto his Android phone. Schmidt had been hit by a drive-by download, a program that automatically installs malicious software on end-users' computers--and increasingly, smartphones--without them knowing.

  • News: Iceland latest to make big noises about open source

    A recent report that the government of Iceland is making progress in its efforts to adopt open-source software is the latest indication that public sector IT leaders are increasingly interested in moving away from proprietary products.

  • News: Windows 8 tablet displays can be as crisp as Apple iPad's Retina

    Windows 8 specs include displays that are even sharper than Apple's fabled Retina display, which Apple claims is as clear as the human eye is capable of seeing.

  • News: Google patches 9 Chrome bugs, pays more to top researchers

  • News: Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers

    The story, "Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers," which posted to the newswire Thursday, was missing a byline and was incorrectly sourced. The story was written by Michael Kan, of the IDG News Service Beijing bureau. The byline and source have been corrected in the story on the wire

  • News: Most webmasters don't know how their websites got hacked, report says

    Most owners of compromised websites don't know how their sites got hacked into and only 6 percent detect the malicious activity on their own, according to a report released by StopBadware and Commtouch on Thursday.

  • News: The Pros and Cons of Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Many organizations continue to run Windows XP on many or all of their desktop PCs, either because migration typically requires costly hardware upgrades, time-consuming transfers of settings, and user retraining, or because there’s simply no compelling reason to move users to a new OS and the new application software that goes along with it. In some cases, both justifications apply.

  • News: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta Previews New Features

    Adobe is previewing the upcoming Photoshop CS6 photo editing software with a free beta now available to download. In a first move for Adobe, the free beta unveils a fully redesigned interface and brings fun tools such as iris blur and tilt shift, before the final version goes on sale this year for $700 for new users or from $200 for users who upgrade.

  • News: Google patents technology to serve ads based on background noise

    A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations, although the scope of the patent is much broader.

  • News: Adobe launches Photoshop CS6 as a free public beta

    For the first time in seven years, Adobe has released a beta version of its flagship image editor in advance of a formal product release. Photoshop CS6 beta is now available as a free download from Adobe Labs in English and Japanese. The commercial release will follow fairly soon—sometime within the first half of this year.

  • News: Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers

    As Apple works to bring the Chinese language to its Siri software for the iPhone, a Chinese tech firm has announced its own voice assistant app for Mandarin speakers with Android phones.

  • News: Clojure inventor Hickey now aims for Android

    In an interview, Clojure founder Rich Hickey discusses future of the functional JVM language, including his mobile aspirations



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