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  • News: Lack of data scientists is the new Von Neumann bottleneck

    Data is a huge presence within much of business and technology, and the next installment of the O'Reilly Strata Conference will provide attendees a look into the revolutionary ways data is driving, well, everything.

  • News: How to work with firehose data

    It goes without saying that big data is, well, big. But it's not just the size that's an obstacle when dealing with big data: it's the rate at which that data can be coming into your data storage infrastructure.

  • News: RIM finally launches closer link to Office 365

    Mobile workers whose organizations subscribe to Microsoft Corp.'s cloud-based Office 365 service can now access some of the messaging applications through Research In Motion's BlackBerry smart phones.

  • News: PGA Tour HD tees off for iPad

    I've heard people say that watching golf on a high-definition television is the closest thing to being there. That may be true for the scenery, but if sheer golf information is what you crave, the iPad might be a better window into the links. The PGA Tour has created a new app specifically for iPad users called PGA Tour HD that will help golf lovers follow players and tournaments more closely.

  • News: Expo Notes: Professor gives attendees a look inside the brain

    This year's Macworld | iWorld wasn't only about accessories and apps--attendees also got a chance to see the inner workings of the brain. Professor Stephen J. Smith of Stanford University hosted a tech talk Friday to showcase his work, a video created using Mac tools that give viewers a virtual tour inside a mouse's brain.

  • News: Google helps translate JavaScript to its Dart alternative

    The company's JavaScript to Dart Synonym application maps common idioms

  • News: If You Use iOS, You Need VIPOrbit

    With hundreds of thousands of apps available for the iPhone and iPad, it may seem over the top to single out a specific app as a must-have. VIPOrbit is not your average app, though, and the capabilities it brings to iOS make me comfortable declaring it a true game changer.

  • News: Expo Notes: LightSpeed's Show & Tell feature has retail appeal

    Spend a few moments with LightSpeed for iPad, as I did at last week's Macworld | iWorld show, and you come away impressed with the app's flexibility. Sure, businesses can use the point-of-sale app to track inventory, take payments, and perform other retail tasks. But the iPad version of LightSpeed also offers a feature that showcases your products for customers, giving them an expanded look at what you have to sell.

  • News: Microsoft Office 15 Begins Technical Preview: Tablet Readiness Questioned

    A handful of tight-lipped customers are getting their eyes on Microsoft Office 15 for the first time, as the software enters its Technical Preview phrase.

  • News: Microsoft sets Office 15 public beta for summer 2012

    Microsoft announced it has kicked off a "technical preview" of the next version of its money-making Office suite and promised a public beta will ship this summer.

  • News: Less than perfect apps

    Just because an app holds a special place in your heart, that doesn't mean it couldn't stand a few improvements. In this Macworld Live session, I'm joined by a panel of luminaries to discuss our favorite apps and their flaws and how we would fix them. We also tackle why it's hard for even the best apps to achieve perfection.

  • News: Microsoft partner: Office 365 app dev model to change, expand

    External developers will be able to build much more sophisticated applications and tools for Office 365 once Microsoft releases the next upgrade of that cloud-hosted communication and collaboration suite, according to a Microsoft partner.

  • News: Samsung's Galaxy Note to hit AT&T stores Feb. 19 for $300

    The Galaxy Note smartphone with tablet features and a stylus hits AT&T stores Feb. 19 for $299.99 and a two-year agreement, the carrier announced Monday.

  • News: Breaches, like history, repeat themselves

    Firms that overlook IT security basics are setting themselves up to be breached.

  • News: Expo Notes: The intersection between photography and video

    Crossing the divide between photo and video is Echograph, a new application that uses video as a basis for animated still images. The software is currently under development by Clear-Media.

  • News: iOS games on display at Macworld | iWorld

    In past years, Macworld Expo often proved to be a great venue where iOS game makers could grab some attention for their apps. The show may have a new name, but Macworld | iWorld remains an ideal launching ground for iOS games, particularly for smaller developers who don't often get to bask in the limelight.

  • News: Expo Notes: Toddlers get an app of their own in Babiis

    My daughter may only be 15 months old, but she's already become an adept iPad user. Whether it's watching videos to learn sign language or flipping her way through her favorite ebooks, Apple's tablet is very much a part of her play routine, alongside wooden blocks and stuffed animals.

  • News: Expo Notes: Likes turns Facebook likes into recommendations

    WillowTree Apps wants to tap into your Facebook network to help you discover new places, movies, bands, and books. The app maker, which does most of its business by helping others build mobile apps, debuted Likes for iPhone at Macworld | iWorld 2012. The app pulls all of the "likes" that have been entered into Facebook, and gives you recommendations based on what your Facebook friends have liked.

  • News: Expo Notes: AntiCrop fills in missing parts of a photo

    Adva-Soft's new and somewhat counterintuitively named AntiCrop is an iPhone and iPad photography app that does not--as the name might imply--take an ideological position against cropping. Rather, AntiCrop is used to fill in areas of a photo when you change its aspect ratio or otherwise enlarge it, or crop it in a different way. AntiCrop also facilitates photo straightening.

  • News: Expo Notes: Tappr.tv releases version 5.0

    Tappr.tv lets iPhone and iPad users create customized music visualizations--think lights and effects that appear in time with the music. Users can then share their creations with the rest of the Tappr.tv community.



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