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  • News: Event shows the many faces, challenges of big data

    The burgeoning tech industry movement around big data is churning up a variety of new applications, but remains an evolving field that faces lingering challenges, judging from an event held Wednesday at a Microsoft research facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  • News: HP CEO: Google-Motorola deal could close-source Android

    WebOS could be an important player in the long run as an open-source mobile OS because Android could become closed source with Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday.

  • News: Apple: iOS update to require user permission for apps to access contacts

    Apple on Wednesday announced that an upcoming iOS upgrade will require that apps receive your permission before accessing the contents of your address book.

  • News: Private App Stores and Tablets: Notes from an Early Adopter

    Mobile devices and apps are everywhere -- including the workplace. But while users reap benefits, IT departments struggle with risks. Cisco's AppHQ running on its Cius tablet promises a controlled environment. One of the first to test the private app store is tech reseller and consulting company CDW.

  • News: FCC cracks down on telemarketing robocalls

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved new rules requiring telemarketers that use autodialed or prerecorded telephone calls to sell products to get written approval from customers before sending them the robocalls.

  • News: Rackspace soon to partner with developers of private OpenStack distros

    Rackspace expects to soon announce commercial private OpenStack distributions that it will support as part of its Rackspace Cloud: Private Edition set of services.

  • News: Google+ iPhone App Gets Instant Photo Upload Feature

    The latest version of the Google+ app for iPhone brings instant photo uploads, a cool feature previously available only to Android users. Once enabled, Instant Upload will automatically send your photos and videos to a private Google+ album, from where you can pick which ones you’ll share with the world.

  • News: SEC denies carrier attempts to block shareholder net neutrality votes

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected attempts by three telecom companies to block shareholder votes on whether they should commit to net neutrality principles.

  • News: How and When to Build a Mobile Website

    As of November 2011, 91.4 million people in the United States owned smartphones, according to comScore. That was an 8 percent increase over just a few months before. And if the trend continues, as most analysts and smartphone vendors believe it will, the number of individuals in the United States with a smartphone will be close to, if not exceed, 100 million by March 2012 - that's nearly one out of three Americans. And that's not including the number of people using iPads and tablet PCs, which was well over 15 million as of June 2011, per CTIA, the Wireless Association.

  • News: Eight tips for OS X's Quick Look

    OS X's Quick Look lets you view a file's contents by selecting it in the Finder and then pressing the spacebar. There's no need to wait for the file to open in an application--it appears immediately, so you can look up a number or date, or simply see if this is the file you want. Read text files, RTF files, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint documents. Sneak a peek at Pages, Numbers and Keynote files. Play videos, in many formats, and even listen to music files. But as handy as all that is, Quick Look can do even more:

  • News: Cisco loses its smart grid head

    Cisco has lost another high-ranking executive, as Microsoft last week named Laura Ipsen as corporate vice president of its Worldwide Public Sector organization.

  • News: Sky Go for Android available on 22 February

    Technology website TechRadar is reporting that sources "close to the matter" revealed 22 February as the launch date for the Android app.

  • News: First Look: Clear embraces a simple approach for managing to-dos

    When it comes to the App Store, to-do list apps are littered underfoot like so many dead leaves. Each, it seems, is trying to outdo the others in how many bells and whistles they can offer, vying for their chance at a spot on your Home screen.

  • News: Path Isn't Only App to Upload, Store Address Book Data

    Path, the mobile social network that recently caught some flack for uploading users' address books to its servers without explicitly asking for permission to do so isn’t the only mobile app that pinches data from users’ address books.

  • News: Software vendors fail to stem tide of security flaws, report shows

    Many of the software industry's top vendors are still struggling to reduce the number of vulnerabilities across all classes of products, an analysis of 2011’s flaw figures by research company Secunia has revealed.

  • News: Oracle preps MySQL Cluster for Web use

    Oracle has updated its MySQL Cluster software to make it more appealing to large Web service providers, among other users of large-volume distributed databases.

  • News: Enterproid to enable work and personal numbers on one phone

    Enterproid is expanding its dual-persona phone platform to include voice through a new deal with BroadSoft.

  • News: Android loses market share,as Apple has exceptional quarter, Gartner says

    Android lost smartphone market share for the first time, as Apple had a great fourth quarter buoyed by the launch of the iPhone 4S, according to data from market research company Gartner.

  • News: KPN apologises for downing 2 million email accounts

    Dutch telecoms giant KPN has apologised for a security breach that last week forced it to suspend email access for 2 million of its customers in a dramatic and possibly unnecessary attempt to secure its systems.

  • News: Banking industry in major open standards integration

    The banking industry is being promised an improved software project working environment with the integration of two different major standards.



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