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  • News: 10 hard truths developers must learn to accept

    On most days, programming is a rewarding experience, with no problem too challenging to solve. Perseverance, intuition, the right tool -- they all come together seamlessly to produce elegant, beautiful code.

  • News: Internet Explorer Is Up, Every Other Browser Is Down

    Internet Explorer is gaining back some lost ground in the browser market share battle. It has reclaimed nearly two percentage points over the past three months--jumping almost a full percentage point just this month. What’s more interesting, is that Microsoft’s browser took a little share from every other browser out there to make up that percentage point gain.

  • News: What Will Windows 8 Touchscreen Laptops Look Like?

    Windows 8’s touch-centric interface will help to usher in a new wave of laptops with tabletlike touchscreens. To make it easier for users to tap and swipe on even superthin Ultrabooks, laptop makers will break out of the traditional clamshell shape and introduce laptops with more unusual designs.

  • News: Make Data Entry Easier in Microsoft Excel: 10 Tricks

    Spreadsheet software is supposed to make life easier, not torture you with endless hours of data entry. Before you curse Excel and wish that you were working back in the good old days of paper ledgers, imagine how much better it could be.

  • News: Information Builders gives its BI platform more cloud-like capabilities

    Information Builders has added a range of improvements to its WebFocus BI (business intelligence) platform that will make it more appealing to ISVs that want to offer it as a cloud service, the company announced Tuesday.

  • News: GAME is rescued from administration

    GAME Group has finally found a buyer in the form of OpCaptia which has bought the retailer for an undisclosed amount.

  • News: IE's browser share recovers, Chrome down for third straight month

    Internet Explorer posted another major gain in share last month, the second in the first quarter of the year, perhaps signaling a turnaround in Microsoft's fortunes, a Web metrics company said Sunday.

  • News: Samsung, NTT DoCoMo chip group abandon planned LTE chip joint venture

    NTT DoCoMo said Monday a planned joint venture with Samsung Electronics, Fujitsu, NEC and other Japanese companies to design and sell chips for high-speed mobile networks based on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard has been abandoned.

  • News: IBM to develop telescope data analysis system

    IBM is developing new data management and analysis technologies for what will be the world's largest radio telescope. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA), due to become operational in 2024, will produce so much data that even tomorrow's off-the-shelf computers will have difficulty processing all of it, the company predicted.

  • News: The Nokia Lumia 900: How to Get it for Free

    The Nokia Lumia 900, the sleek and slim high-end smartphone, can be had for free -- even more impressive than the already low $100 retail price.

  • News: What Gemma Correll wore today

    We interview the illustrator and pug enthusiast about her new book for doodlers and fashion lovers.

  • News: Bond e-trading soars

    A move by Goldman Sachs to introduce a full trading electronic system for bonds has come at a time that the industry as a whole is stepping up IT-driven trading.

  • News: Do Insecure Open Source Components Threaten Your Apps?

    Open Source components are a boon to developers, allowing them to efficiently write code without reinventing the wheel. But since open source lacks the notification infrastructure of commercial software, organizations must maintain a running inventory of open source components and their dependencies in production applications or risk deploying apps with known vulnerabilities.

  • News: Intuit brokers India farm trade with SMS app

    Intuit has set up a pilot program that allows farmers in India to find the best prices for their crops, simply by exchanging a few SMS messages on their cell phones.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Swiping a few numbers

    This week's roundup of iOS apps includes big improvements to the much-loved Instapaper app, as well as a whole new way of seeing and calculating numbers.

  • News: Mac owners 3X more likely to preview next OS than Windows users

    Mac users are nearly three times more likely to be running an early version of the OS X Mountain Lion operating system than PC owners testing Microsoft's Windows 8, the Chitika online ad network said today.

  • News: The PCI effect -- for better or worse -- following fresh breach of MasterCard, VISA

    As many as 10 million users of VISA and MasterCard may have had their card numbers compromised in what sources in the financial sector are calling a "massive" breach of a U.S.-based credit card processor.

  • News: Windows 8 Update: Back up Windows Server 8 to the cloud

    Microsoft is offering free tests of online backup for Windows Server 8 via its Azure cloud storage service, which could be a convenient way to protect data without having to spend a lot of time designing and cash outlay deploying private backup.

  • News: Old software blamed for city's failure to collect $17.6M in parking fines

    Traffic-law violators in Long Beach, California, have gotten to keep a little more money in their wallets, as the municipality has failed to collect US$17.6 million in outstanding parking violation fees due to an "antiquated" software system, according to a report released this week by city auditor Laura Doud.

  • News: Ancestry.com Preps for Flood of Census Queries

    The government's release of the 1940 census will give researchers access to 130 million records. Ancestry.com has been preparing for the expected spike in traffic at its website, while applying artificial intelligence to help people find ancestors in its giant databases.

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