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  • News: Social media will take hold in business this year – Accenture

    Businesses will finally grasp, this year, how to use social media to their best advantage, for internal and external communications, according to the predictions of consultancy Accenture in its Technology Vision 2012 report.

  • News: Cinnamon 1.2: The New Linux Desktop Is Now Officially Stable

    Late last month the Linux Mint developers announced that they were working on a brand-new desktop environment designed to offer an alternative to the controversial GNOME 3, and on Monday they officially released the first stable version of the software.

  • News: Apple loses latest round in Android patent fight

    Apple came up short in the latest twist in the seemingly endless Android patent saga, as a Dutch court ruled today that Samsung's Galaxy Tab can be sold in the Netherlands and distributed throughout the European Union.

  • News: New iOS Jailbreak Attracts Nearly 1 Million Users

    About one million people have jailbroken their iPad 2 and iPhone 4S devices since Friday thanks to a recently released untethered jailbreak. The jailbreak is designed for iOS devices with Apple's dual-core A5 chip and running iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1. More than 950,000 A5 untethered jailbreak devices visited Cydia, the iOS "app store" for jailbroken devices, between Friday and Monday afternoon, according to a post on the Dev-Team blog. The Cydia app is the most popular method for jailbroken iOS devices to download apps and tweaks.

  • News: Ubuntu to feature command line shortcuts

    Canonical will outfit the next release of its Ubuntu Linux OS with a new type of interface that will allows desktop users to execute functions for any program through a command line interface, or by voice command.

  • News: Lookout Mobile Security launches Threat Tracker for Android

    Lookout Mobile Security has launched Mobile Threat Tracker a new app for devices running Google Android that allows you to see the latest security issues.

  • News: Flexibits releases Fantastical 1.2

    Developer Flexibits on Tuesday released version 1.2 of the company's flagship product, Fantastical ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ). The app, which won a 2011 Editors' Choice Award, provides a menu-bar-based calendar and a running list of upcoming events, letting you manage your calendars without having to open your standard calendar program or website. You can even create new events by typing natural-language descriptions. The program supports calendars hosted by iCal, BusyMac’s BusyCal, or Microsoft’s Entourage or Outlook, as well as those hosted by MobileMe, iCloud, Google Calendar, or Yahoo Calendar.

  • News: PaperPort Notes adds Dragon Dictation to iPad app

    Nuance has upgraded its new PaperPort Notes note-taking iPad app, integrating the company’s much-lauded Dragon Dictation software—making it possible for users to speak their notes and see them appear as text.

  • News: Microsoft reveals launch date for next-generation SQL Server 2012

    Microsoft has announced a March 7 online event for the launch of SQL Server 2012, the next generation of its database product.

  • News: One in five US iPhone 4S buyers goes for 64GB model

    One in five US buyers of Apple's iPhone 4S opt for the highest capacity 64GB model, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

  • News: Joomla gets search, database reinforcements

    The newly released edition of the Joomla open source content management system now comes with a new search engine, and can use Microsoft SQL Server or PostGreSQL, in addition to MySQL.

  • News: Android and Windows Phone creep up on Apple iOS

    The future is looking less than rosy for Apple's iOS mobile platform, if new research reports by analyst houses Ovum and IHS iSuppli are to be believed.

  • News: Online Tool Converts JavaScript Bookmarklets into Chrome Extensions

    Google Chrome users can now turn JavaScript bookmarklets into Chrome extensions in just a few clicks thanks to a new tool created by U.K.-based Web developer Peter Legierski. The process is not as easy as installing a Chrome extension, but it isn't much harder than attaching a document to an e-mail. If you want to give it a try, here's how you can use it to make more space for bookmarks or just banish Chrome's bookmarks bar altogether.

  • News: IBM, NEC team on OpenFlow

    IBM and NEC have partnered to offer OpenFlow-based networking products to joint customers.

  • News: Welfare to Work programme hit by IT delays

    The government's control over its Work Programme, a 'welfare to work' scheme, is being hit by IT rollout delays.

  • News: Asda in £500m investment for high tech depots and stores

    Asda is set to create 5,000 jobs and invest £500 million this year, as part of a programme to open stores and overhaul distribution centres with IT-driven 'cross docking' capabilities.

  • News: Location-based app for CPR responders spreads to second city

    A location-based phone application that alerts people trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack will be spreading from San Ramon, California, to San Jose by mid-February, according to San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price.

  • News: Remains of the Day: A picture is worth $100 million

    Apple wants to stop Kodak from bankrolling its recovery on patents that it may not own; one company says people are downloading those new iPad textbooks like they're going out of style; and blazing fast Wi-Fi may be coming to a Mac near you sometime this year. The remainders for Monday, January 23, 2012 are wireless and fancy free.

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.

  • News: Find the Perfect Apps for Your Phone

    Navigating the hundreds of thousands of mo­­bile apps available for your iOS or Android phone can be daunting. Who hasn't downloaded an app that turned out to be filled with annoying ads and poor graphics? Or paid for an app that was available for free elsewhere? Downloading the right apps might become even more difficult in 2012, with the rise of malware in the Android Market, and with myriad useless apps in both the Android and iTunes stores. Nevertheless, there are a few good ways to tell whether an app is worth downloading.



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