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  • News: Open source WineHQ database breached

    For the second time in two months, a major open source project has been breached. This time the victim is the WineHQ project which manages Wine, an open source technology that lets users install and run Windows applications on Linux, Mac, Solaris and other operating systems.

  • News: Quanta latest to license patents from MS for Android, Chrome

    Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese contract computer manufacturer, is now the ninth company to license patents from Microsoft for its Android devices, the companies said Thursday.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Safari

    The iOS version of Safari has always been one of the best--if not the best--of the mobile browsers on the market. And when the iPad version of Safari debuted in early 2010, it brought several desktop features, such as a Bookmarks bar, to Apple's mobile offering. But with iOS 5, Apple has added even more features inspired by the Mac version of Safari, and while the result still doesn't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, you no longer feel as though you're sacrificing quite as much when moving from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad.

  • News: Jumio soon to offer software-only mobile card processing

    Jumio plans to soon introduce a new kind of payment processing service that uses cellphones but doesn't require any additional hardware.

  • News: Mozilla bashes Microsoft's browser security test

    Mozilla has responded to Microsoft's new browser security test with jabs against Internet Explorer.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Reminders

    At its core, the Reminders app that iOS 5 introduces is a simple task-management utility, designed to look like a sheet of loose-leaf paper. It offers basic functionality for entering tasks and to-dos, mixing in geolocation fun for good measure.

  • News: No compulsory upgrades for SAP users

    The UK & Ireland SAP User Group has welcomed SAP’s announcement of its innovation plans, which confirms that users will not be forced to carry out compulsory upgrades.

  • News: 'Hollywood Hacker' Collared by FBI

    A man alleged to have hacked into the personal email accounts of celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera, was arrested yesterday by the FBI.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Bounds onto Stage

    After months of anticipation by Linux fans around the world, Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” made its long-awaited debut on Thursday.

  • News: iOS 5 Update: Top Headaches and How to Fix Them

    The iOS 5 launch produced reports of numerous errors, as Apple's servers were overwhelmed by the demand and users experienced instances lost data and apps or bricked devices after installing the update. Trending topics on Twitter, Google and elsewhere were dominated by the likes of "error 3200," which was one of the most commonly reported problems.

  • News: Dennis Ritchie, Father of Unix and C programming language, dead at 70

    Dennis Ritchie, the software developer who brought the world the C programming language and Unix operating system, has died at the age of 70.

  • News: BlackBerry service fully restored; outage cause still unknown

    BlackBerry service is fully restored for 70 million customers worldwide after three days of outages, Research in Motion announced today.

  • News: Battle between Samsung and Apple heats up

    The legal battle between Apple and Samsung has reached fever pitch, with Apple getting an injunction to stop the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia as Samsung launches new versions of its smartphones to keep them on sale in the Netherlands. Both companies are also preparing for a hearing in California scheduled for Thursday.

  • News: SUSE Linux top exec: Interoperability is key

    In this latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, SUSE president and GM Nils Brauckmann shared with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant his views on the future of open source, his strategy for competing against Red Hat, and Suse's plans for helping customers build private and hybrid clouds. He also outlined his philosophy for working successfully with the open source community, talked about the role desktop Linux will and won't play in the enterprise, and explained where Suse's partnership will Microsoft is headed.

  • News: Many users complain of broken iOS 5 upgrade process

    Many iPhone users are finding they can't finish their upgrade to iOS 5, and speculation is that the Apple servers handling the downloads are overwhelmed by the demand.

  • News: RIM founder apologizes for BlackBerry outages

    Research in Motion founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis today http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220798/RIM_BlackBerry_email_back_Messenger_online_ to millions of customers hit by three days of global BlackBerry service outages.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot launches

    Ubuntu 11.10 launched today at 2pm. If you want to download and install the free Linux operating system, it's live now at www.ubuntu.com.

  • News: BlackBerry Blackout Continues: RIM Says 'Sorry'

    It is day four of a global BlackBerry outage and Research In Motion can't say when the blackout affecting millions of users will end. The company’s founder Mike Lazaridis apologized on Thursday in a video message to BlackBerry users, saying services "are returning to normal” in parts of the world, but he wasn’t able to say when they will be fully restored.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Twitter integration

    Nestled alongside the flashier new features in iOS 5 is a smaller, subtler addition—deep integration with the Twitter microblogging service. Twitter has always teamed up nicely with Apple’s iOS devices, as evidenced by the array of third-party Twitter clients available via the App Store. With iOS 5, the ties run even deeper, as you can now tweet photos, links, and more from wherever you happen to be at the time.

  • News: Wireless Devices Outnumber US Population, Survey Says

    The number of wireless devices in the United States has surpassed the country’s total population, according to a CTIA survey, meaning there’s more than one wireless device per person.



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