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  • News: Google Pulls 'Official' Siri App from Android Market

    Google has reportedly yanked an app masquerading as Siri, Apple's voice command personal assistant software, from the Android marketplace.

  • News: Microsoft patches dangerous web flaw in double time

    Microsoft has issued an out-of-band fix for a vulnerability in its ASP.NET web platform that could allow an attacker to launch a successful DoS attack on a server using a nothing more sophisticated than a stream of 100kb files.

  • News: Siri Knock-Offs Invade Android Market

    Apple has no plans to bring Siri to other platforms, but that's not stopping some Android app developers from ripping off the product, right down to the icons and sound effects.

  • News: Text-analysis tools highlight Phraseology iOS text editor

    Developer Agile Tortoise on Friday announced its entry in the ever-crowded field of iOS text editors. The company's Phraseology, only for the iPad, is aimed at professional writers and combines a simple interface designed to minimize distraction with a number of tools for analyzing and working with text.

  • News: Verizon Scraps $2 Fee Plan

    Less than a day after announcing plans to charge customers a $2 convenience fee for every online transaction, Verizon Wireless has announced that it will back off.

  • News: 2012 tech predictions: From IDG's editors worldwide

    Consumerization of IT is the consensus choice of the new year's major technology force, one that will manifest itself in several forms

  • News: Two new tools exploit router security setup problem

    Researchers have released two tools that can take advantage of a weakness in a system designed to let people easily secure their wireless routers.

  • News: Android, iOS gain subscribers in US while RIM slides

    Google's Android and Apple's iOS gained a larger percentage of the U.S. smartphone market in the latter part of the year, while Research in Motion's share declined along with Microsoft and Symbian, according to the latest figures from market researcher comScore.

  • News: 2011 in review: The year in iOS

    In 2011, as in 2010, iOS received a lot of attention from Apple. Apple introduced significant updates to its flagship iOS devices--the iPad and the iPhone. It added a new buying option to the App Store, perhaps rescuing the magazine industry in the process. It premiered an insanely powerful and brilliantly designed piece of software that proved unequivocally that iOS devices aren't just for consumption. And, of course, the company unveiled a significant upgrade to its touch-based operating system itself. And then a not-so-tiny upstart named Amazon tried to leap into the tablet computing fray, too.

  • News: Tech Trends You'll See in 2012

    We're living in an exciting time in technology: From consumer products such as phones and tablets to the way your home computer accesses the Internet, everything is changing, and mostly for the better. We predict that next year the following ten developments will change the way you interact with the digital world.

  • News: App Store downloads reach record-breaking numbers this holiday season

    Since iOS devices top many gift wish-lists, a new holiday tradition can be added to your annual routine: family get-togethers, unwrapping presents, and hitting the App Store.

  • News: Flaw in web app frameworks pushes Microsoft to patch ASP.net promptly

    Many web app frameworks are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack targeting the way they handle hash tables, researchers revealed Wednesday, prompting Microsoft to announce an "out-of-band" patch for its ASP.NET platform just hours later.

  • News: Intel's Mobile Chip 'Medfield' Specs and Benchmarks Leaked

    Intel's first system-on-chip, codenamed "Medfield," may outperform other chips designed for tablets and smartphones--at least according to performance numbers from the Caffeinemark 3 benchmark tool.

  • News: As 2012 Dawns, Mint Leads the List of Top Linux Distros

    What a difference a year makes. Roughly 15 months ago, I put together a guide to the top 10 Linux distributions at the time, and Ubuntu was far and away the most popular choice.

  • News: Judge tosses racketeering claims in Marin County lawsuit against SAP

    A judge has tossed out a number of claims in a California county's lawsuit against SAP over an allegedly failed ERP software implementation, including the claim that SAP had engaged in a racketeering conspiracy with Deloitte Consulting, which served as a systems integrator on the project.

  • News: SAP acquisition of SuccessFactors clears antitrust hurdle

    SAP's US$3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors has passed an important regulatory step, with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission deciding on Friday to grant early termination of the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, SAP announced Wednesday.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hits 50,000 Apps, Still Lags

    The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has passed the 50,000-app mark, according to third-party figures from All About Windows Phone, a significant milestone in Microsoft’s quest to re-conquer the mobile space. But despite the number of Windows Phone 7 apps growing at a brisk pace, the market share of the platform was just 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2011, Gartner figures show.

  • News: Five open source technologies for 2012

    Next year, if all goes according to plan, Red Hat will become the first open source software company to generate more than US$1 billion a year in revenue. It will be a watershed moment for the open source community, who have long seen their approach of community-based development as a viable, even superior, alternative to traditional notions of how software should be written.

  • News: Life after iWeb: The state of Web design on the Mac

    It hasn't been a great year for iWeb users. Apple's lone Web design app wasn't updated with the release of iLife '11, and future versions--much less a successor--are in doubt. Even if iWeb's prospects are as bad as they seem, there's more to creating websites on the Mac than just one program. Whether you're looking for an easy-to-use iWeb replacement or a more sophisticated program with more powerful features for you and your site's visitors, a host of applications is available for every skill level and budget. Here are some of the highlights and how current iWeb users could find them useful.

  • News: Apple fined €900,000 in Italy

    The Italian Antitrust Authority has fined Apple €900,000 (US$1.2 million) for not giving consumers enough information about its guarantees, the authority said on Tuesday.



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