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  • 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

  • News: Samsung's Galaxy Note will get Android 4.0 in Q2, along with new apps

    Samsung Electronics will upgrade its Galaxy Note to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich starting during the second quarter. The upgrade will also include new applications that take advantage of the device's digital pen, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: WHSmith to roll-out contactless payments

    Retailer WHSmith plans to go live with contactless payments across 46 of its UK stores by Spring 2012.

  • News: Budget: UK will become Europe's technology centre, claims Chancellor

    Chancellor George Osborne insisted in today's Budget that the UK will become "Europe's technology centre".

  • News: CA wins database trade secret lawsuit in Australia

    Australia's Federal Court ruled a systems integration company infringed on a copyright held by CA Technologies and breached a confidentiality agreement, according to a judgement released on Wednesday.

  • News: Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

    The location-based mobile services industry is already lucrative but has to do a better job easing consumers' fears about invasion of privacy, some executives said on Wednesday at the GPS-Wireless conference.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tactical dispersal

    In fact, it's so big, it should be called the "Remains of the Last Two Days." We've got Tim Cook calling in an air strike on AT&T, a stealth Siri feature in iOS 5.1, and Microsoft nuking Apple devices from orbit. The remainders for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 are flanking--watch your six!

  • News: Defence needs its own app store: ADF CIO

    The Australian Defence Force will seek to create its own Apple-like app store as a means to more quickly deliver applications and capabilities to service and support personnel.

  • News: FCC Frees Up Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

    The Federal Communications Commission took up issues relating to wireless spectrum at its monthly meeting today, voting to initiate a pair of rulemaking proceedings as it continues work to free up more sections of the airwaves for robust wireless broadband service.

  • News: Yes, Microsoft wants Windows 8 to compete with iPads

    If there was any doubt that Microsoft wants to grab some of the iPad market, there's none any more: Now Microsoft has a web page that shows developers how to translate iPad apps into Windows 8 ones with a Metro style look and feel.

  • News: Google displays explanations for marking spam in Gmail

    Google has begun labeling the reason for marking messages as spam in Gmail, so that users have a better idea why some email is being flagged as such.

  • News: Mobile credit card readers grow, with iOS as foundation

    If you popped into Betty’s Speakeasy, a cupcake shop in Philadelphia, last Saturday, then you probably saw co-owner Dylan Snow taking pictures of pastries using an iPad 2. After years of doing retail business with traditional machines—a cash register and a card-swipe reader to process customer credit cards—Betty’s is doing away with both and replacing them with an iPad.

  • News: Report: Zynga to acquire Draw Something developer for $200 million

    Zynga on Wednesday acquired OMGPop, the company behind the insanely popular Draw Something ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) app, for a reported $200 million, according to a report from All Things Digital, which cites "people with first-hand knowledge." Zynga had already announced it would hold a press conference later Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern (noon Pacific).



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