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  • News: Government engineers actively plan for cyberwar

    Governments are arming themselves to their cyber-teeth with offensive and counter-defense cyber weapons, and there's little enterprises can do to avoid the fray.

  • News: PopClip brings iOS-like text-editing options to Mac OS X

    Ever since Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) was released, there’s been controversy over the obvious influence of Apple’s iOS. From gestures to scrolling to the overall interface, a good number of Mac users have complained that the Mac OS has become too similar to iOS. At the same time, there are people who wish OS X was more like iOS—or at least the good parts of it.

  • News: Judge rules on contested evidence in Oracle-Google case

    Oracle and Google have both won and lost in a number of their efforts to keep evidence out of the upcoming trial in Oracle's lawsuit against Google over the Android mobile OS. At issue is whether Google has infringed on Oracle's intellectual property rights by using Java without properly licensing it.

  • News: Microsoft sues U.K. retail chain for pirating Windows

    Microsoft today sued a U.K. electronics retail chain for selling Windows recovery discs to customers, claiming that the practice amounts to piracy.

  • News: How iOS multitasking really works

    There’s one bit of iOS misinformation that I keep hearing. Even supposedly authoritative sources such as Apple Geniuses don’t seem to get it. It has to do with how multitasking works in iOS.

  • News: Google downgrades Chrome ranking after paid-link monkey business

    Google penalized its own browser's search rankings Tuesday over a marketing campaign that went bad, the company confirmed.

  • News: Google Disciplines Itself in Chrome Browser PageRank Controversy

    Google is giving itself the digital equivalent of 100 lashes by downgrading the search result ranking of the company's own Web browser, Google Chrome, for 60 days. The decision came after recent reports that a marketing company working for Google encouraged bloggers to write about Google Chrome for compensation. The practice of creating sponsored posts with the primary intent of gaming search results runs afoul of Google's website quality guidelines.

  • News: Google whips itself over Chrome debacle

    Google knows that it's been a very, very bad boy.

  • News: Oracle-Google trial over Android to begin as soon as March

    Oracle's lawsuit against Google over alleged Java patent and copyright violations in the Android mobile OS will go to trial as soon as mid-March after well over a year of heated back-and-forth wrangling between the two sides.

  • News: Report: iOS, Android downloads topped 1 billion last week

    We all know that newly minted iOS device owners spent their Christmas evening loading up their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches with mobile apps—at least, if you buy into last week’s report by mobile analytics firm Flurry, they did. But the downloads didn’t stop the moment Boxing Day dawned: In its latest report, Flurry contends that the combined number of iOS and Android app downloads broke the 1 billion mark for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • News: Saga Travel uses augmented reality in brochures

    Saga Travel is using augmented reality technology in its brochures to give consumers the ability to virtually visit some of the firm's destinations without leaving their arm chair.

  • News: IBM acquiring software testing vendor Green Hat

    IBM is buying Green Hat, maker of automated testing tools for integration, SOA (service oriented architecture) implementations and cloud-based deployments, the company announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not provided.

  • News: Android Market Tops 400,000 Apps

    Google's Android Market now hosts more than 400,000 active applications from about 100,000 publishers, with the majority of apps available for free, according to an independent study. The Market's app store catalog crossed the 400,000 benchmark over the New Year’s weekend, four months after the Market topped 300,000 apps. Earlier in 2011, the Market also took four months to make the jump from 200,000 to 300,000 apps, according to Distimo, a metrics firm specializing in mobile application stores.

  • News: Hadoop solidified for production duty

    After nearly seven years of development and fine tuning, the Apache Hadoop data processing framework is finally ready for full production use, the developers of the software announced Wednesday.

  • News: Microsoft claims Comet sold 94,000 pirated Windows discs

    Microsoft has launched legal action against UK high-street retailer Comet for creating and selling 94,000 pirated copies of Windows recovery CDs.

  • News: Atom chip on Android smartphones expected at CES

    LG Electronics and Samsung are expected to unveil Android smartphones next week at CES that use Intel's latest Atom chip, dubbed Medfield, analysts said.

  • News: App downloads hit 1.2 billion in last week of December

    More than one billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December, according to Flurry.

  • News: Environment Agency deploys open source knowledge management

    The Environment Agency is deploying an open source knowledge management system to compile and share information on around 500 river restoration projects throughout Europe.

  • News: Mozilla releases version 2.0 of its license

    Mozilla announced Tuesday the release of version 2.0 of the Mozilla Public License (MPL), which provides compatibility with the Apache and GPL licenses, opening up a wider body of code for reuse by the Mozilla project.

  • News: Google acquires more IBM patents

    Google has acquired more IBM patents, adding more than 200 to approximately 2,000 patents it had previously bought from IBM.



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