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  • News: The Next Big Thing(s) in Tech

    All of the technology products we use today--from touchscreens to tablets to social networks--were once the "next big thing in tech." Experts predicted that each of these things would become a part of everyone's tech life, before most of us had even heard of them.

  • News: Automator workflow of the month: Automate app backups

    Many of us expect updates to our iOS apps to provide greater stability as well as attractive new features. But in some instances, this isn’t the case. A recent Twitter app update, for example, infuriated some users because of its rearranged interface and lack of beloved features found in earlier versions of the app. Making matters worse, when you update an app using iTunes, the previous version of the app is tossed in the trash. Should you empty the trash, good luck reverting to the older version.

  • News: 2011's top stories: Mac OS X Lion

    The Mac OS X Lion operating system was released in July 2011. Following its launch, Macworld readers encountered many problems with the update which meant Lion related stories were among the most read this year. It's hard to fathom how the operating system which Apple itself describes as, 'the world's most advanced', can have had so many problems.

  • News: BiteHunter for iPhone

    If you’re always on the lookout for a bargain, this is your golden age. An entire cottage industry has sprung up around the concept of the daily deal—a limited-time offer that allows you, the crafty consumer with one eye on the bottom line, to shave some bucks off a price tag. Websites, email alerts, and even dedicated businesses now serve up an array of buy-one-get-one-free, half-off, and free-with-purchase offers. Just one problem with this surfeit of savings—how do you keep track of all these deals?

  • News: 10 Great Tools to Get in Shape

    The New Year is finally here--and with it comes the realization that you probably had one too many pieces of pie at that last holiday party. Whether you want to work off just a few holiday pounds or you've made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, you can find tons of fitness tools online and on your mobile phone that will provide motivation and assistance. Here are ten great tools that will help you track what you eat, where you run, and how quickly you’ve lost weight.

  • News: 5 Reasons to Look Forward to Windows 8 in 2012

    2012 is finally here. Although Microsoft has not shared any details regarding an official launch date for Windows 8, all signs point to sometime this year. Windows 8 is still Windows at its core, but it is also a major departure from previous versions of the flagship operating system.

  • News: Microsoft Research delves into economics

    You might think Microsoft’s research centers would be all about software, security, mobile technology and the like, but the company’s New England research group highlights in its year-end wrap-up the work it has done in areas such as economics, biology and maybe less surprisingly, social media.

  • News: BNP Paribas deploys Oracle Exadata database

    BNP Paribas has deployed an Oracle Exadata Database Machine to improve the management of electronic trading data.

  • News: Nokia: Phone charging using solar power comes with many challenges

    Charging a mobile phone by simply using a solar charging panel on the back cover is possible but challenging, Nokia has concluded after ending a research project on the subject.

  • News: Mobile app developers to get their own professional organization

    The Application Developers Alliance would enable collaboration and provide education, cloud access, and lobbying efforts

  • News: Users desert Windows XP in near-record numbers

    Microsoft's Windows XP lost a big chunk of usage share last month as users continued to desert the aging operating system for Windows 7.

  • News: Chrome nears 20% share, IE resumes slide

    After a one-month pause, Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) resumed its usage share slide in December, dropping to a new low and setting the stage for a fall below 50% as early as March.

  • News: 2011 in review: Macworld's top stories

    It's just about time to close the books on 2011 and move on to the promise of a brand new year. But we wanted to take a few final glances back at the year that was, starting with a round-up of our top stories of 2011, based on page views.

  • 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.



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