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  • News: Cloud Development Documentation Insanity

    Everybody knows that complex technology needs documents and training materials so that developers can effectively use it. In the cloud, this need is magnified by the fact that developers have to work with several languages at once (HTML, JavaScript, XML, CSS, jquery, Ruby, PHP, SQL...the possibilities are endless). So developers need more docs, right?

  • News: Microsoft's latest Windows Phone move: Changes at the top

    Getting a read on how well Microsoft Windows Phone has been doing has been tricky in recent months, with each indication of momentum seemingly offset with one or more negative market share or news reports. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's memo sent within the company Monday and published publicly by Microsoft indicates Windows Phone 7 probably isn't living up to Microsoft's expectations.

  • News: Skulls by Simon Winchester comes to the iPad

    Noggins are beautiful. At least, that seems to be the point of Skulls by Simon Winchester, a new iPad app that features 3D presentations of more than 300 animal crania.

  • News: Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

  • News: Microsoft quietly launches $99/hr. paid support service

    Microsoft has quietly launched a support website where experts charge $99 for one- or two-hour sessions designed to rid PCs of malware, speed up a machine or solve problems with Windows or Office.

  • News: YouSendIt launches iOS, Mac apps

    File sharing and transfer service YouSendIt announced Tuesday the launch of its new app for the iPhone and iPad, along with a new Mac app for use with the service.

  • News: Consumer tech in the enterprise threatens IT maturity: report

    Adoption of cloud-based applications and software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the enterprise could undermine efforts over recent years to boost security, compliance and basic infrastructure and application management - IT maturity - according to new research.

  • News: 'Duqu' zero-day Windows flaw patched this week

    Microsoft will tomorrow patch the zero-day kernel Word vulnerability exploited by the mysterious Duqu malware, more than a month after its existence was first made public.

  • News: Most overused LinkedIn profile words of 2011: creative, organizational, effective

    If you were really as "creative" as your resume claims, you'd use different terminology to showcase your skills, according to LinkedIn's 2011 list of most overused words and phrases.

  • News: New music-streaming service Rara.com hopes to rival Spotify

    Rara.com, a new web-based music streaming service that hopes to rival Spotify, has launched today.

  • News: Windows Phone bug reportedly disables messaging

    A reported vulnerability in Windows Phone causes its messaging features to be disabled after the device is sent a specific SMS or chat message.

  • News: Open source use in gov't is healthy: AGIMO

    The Australian Government Information Office (AGIMO) has reported a healthy level of open source software (OSS) use within government agencies during the past year.

  • News: What's next with hypervisors?

    The world of hypervisors is complicated by the fact that there are proprietary and open source tools and the latter are often pressed into service in different ways, say nothing of the fact that the whole market is evolving quickly. To get a handle on recent developments, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix corralled a panel of experts to assess where we are today and where we're going. The experts included Al Gillen, an analyst IDC who tracks virtualization developments, Kerry Kim, director of solutions marketing at SUSE, and Adam Jollans, program director of IBM's Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy.

  • News: Flow launches new data exchange technology

    Start-up Flow Corp. recently launched real-time data exchange technology for mobile developers, consumers and enterprises.

  • News: BBC launches iPlayer app for iPhone and iPod touch

    The BBC has finally launched an iPlayer app for the iPhone and iPod touch.

  • News: Royal Bank of Scotland did not have right risk measurement IT systems, says FSA

    The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) failed to implement sufficiently capable risk management IT systems to keep pace with the rapid growth of its business, according to a damning Financial Services Authority investigation into the bank's near-collapse.

  • News: Molton Brown tracks global retail sales with remote system

    Beauty brand Molton Brown is targeting improvements in its global sales tracking with a remote system from RealVNC.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Let's make a deal

    Apple deals with an iPhone app that could have been used to make fake IDs, possibly gets a raw deal with a patent troll, and deals a blow to developers looking for hints at future iOS devices. The remainders for Monday, December 12, 2011 are a deal at twice the price.

  • News: iTunes 10.5.2 addresses iTunes Match problems

    On Monday, Apple updated its iTunes software to 10.5.2, with unspecified fixes for problems with iTunes Match.

  • News: Startup founded by ex-Cisco execs pushes software-defined networking

    Software-defined networking startup Embrane this week came out of stealth mode to unveil its product and strategy for virtualizing network services.



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