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  • News: Remains of the Day: Chapter and verse

    One textbook CEO pins all the glory on Steve Jobs, Samsung pins its hopes on an anti-iPhone ad, and one attorney pins the blame for a stolen computer on Apple itself. The remainders for Friday, January 20, 2012 are on pins and needles.

  • News: First Look: OnLive Desktop

    I'm writing these words as I often do, using Microsoft Word. But I'm doing so on an iPad 2, not on a Mac. And I'm running Word for Windows on that iPad, thanks to the new OnLive Desktop client for the iPad.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Schoolhouse rock

    One day to go before Apple's education-themed event in New York City, and the Internet is a-buzzing. The part of it not shut down in protest of SOPA and PIPA, that is. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman may be heading to the Guggenheim, but the remainders for Wednesday, January 18, 2012 are off to Conjunction Junction.

  • News: Former NASA OpenStack researchers enter private cloud market with Piston Enterprise OS

    Piston Cloud Computing co-founder Josh McKenty has laid out the same objective on several occasions, from speaking to attendees at the inaugural OpenStack design summit to addressing friends and colleagues at his company's launch party: "Let's finish where we started."

  • News: Microsoft gives details on mobile broadband improvements in Windows 8

    Microsoft has given details on a variety of ways in which the upcoming Windows 8 operating system does a better job than its predecessors at letting users manage their connections to Wi-Fi and mobile broadband networks.

  • News: Mozilla touts Firefox impact in SOPA blackout

    Mozilla yesterday extolled the impact of its 12-hour participation in Wednesday's anti-SOPA strike, saying Firefox users and fans generated over a third-of-a-million emails to the U.S. Congress.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Re-running on empty

    Like a bacterial infection that an antibiotic doesn't entirely kill, a computer issue can come back to bite you despite you applying what seemed to be a successful solution.

  • News: Google+ now boasts 90 million users

    Say this for Google+: It no longer has fewer total users than MySpace.

  • News: Hands on with iBooks 2

    Thursday's iBooks 2 update delivered interactive textbooks to the iPad. These books incorporate video clips, moving diagrams, audio commentary, and other new features that exploit the iPad's touch interface. With a handful of such books already available for purchase from the new Textbooks section in the iBookstore, I decided to take the updated iBooks out for a test drive. What I found were books that feature stunning images and impressive graphics that make traditional printed textbooks feel out-of-date.

  • News: Judge rejects Oracle's proposed plan to speed up Android trial

    A judge on Friday shot down Oracle's offer to put its Java patent-infringement claims against Google over the Android mobile OS on hold, in exchange for a speedier trial on its copyright claims.

  • News: Linux Is Reaching New Heights in Enterprises, Study Finds

    Global economic woes may continue to dampen spending forecasts for IT departments around the world, but that isn't stopping large companies from adding more Linux servers to their operations.

  • News: Managing X.509 certificates by spreadsheet too risky, says Gartner

    Poor management of the X.509 certificates that underpin SSL security could explain a growing number of mysterious system outages, a Gartner report has suggested.

  • News: Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.7.3 build to devs

    Apple has seeded a new Mac OS X 10.7.3 build to developers, replacing a version that it released just last week.

  • News: Windows' cut of Microsoft revenue drops to two-year low

    Windows' contribution last quarter to Microsoft's revenue hit its lowest point since Vista's swan song more than two years earlier, according to figures released by the company Thursday.

  • News: Nokia launching Windows Phone 7 handsets for China in first half of 2012

    Nokia plans to launch a Windows Phone 7 handset for the Chinese market in the first half of this year, positioning itself to be among the first companies to officially bring Microsoft's mobile OS to the country, a Nokia spokesman said Friday.

  • News: Unilever packages global private cloud

    Unilever has built a private cloud computing setup for its key basic applications, using the new Microsoft System Center 2012 platform.

  • News: Ladbrokes bets on Las Vegas casino IT supplier

    Ladbrokes is accelerating its online drive, after buying a majority stake in a major IT supplier to Las Vegas' largest casinos.

  • News: Remains of the Day: A teachable moment

    We've heard what Apple had to say on education, and the masses have responded; meanwhile, the Smithsonian spotlights one venerable Mac product from the halls of history. Gear up for some learning--the remainders for Thursday, January 19, 2012 are going to go take a nap on their desks.

  • News: Discussing Apple's education event

    Today Apple held an education event in New York City where it unveiled a new version of the iBooks app along with iBooks Author, a free Mac application that allows you to create books containing not just text but also rich media elements. Macworld's Dan Moren and Lex Friedman attended the event. I talk to them about their impressions.

  • News: Microsoft Q2 revenue up 5 percent, net income slightly down

    Microsoft revenue rose in the second fiscal quarter, while its profits dipped a bit.

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