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  • News: Ovum: businesses still missing out on power management savings

    IT departments are missing out on potentially significant power consumption savings due to fears that PC power management (PCPM) solutions could disrupt core IT operations, according to analyst firm Ovum.

  • News: If You're Part of the IE6 One Percent, You're Doing It Wrong

    Microsoft is celebrating the demise of Internet Explorer 6. It still has a small hold globally, but in the United States the archaic browser version has dropped below one percent -- which is essentially the same thing as extinct. As impressive as that is on some levels, it also means that one percent of the businesses or consumers out there are still stubbornly using IE6. Shame on you.

  • News: Gartner lowers 2012 IT spending forecast to 3.7 percent growth

    Research firm Gartner announced Thursday that it has lowered its 2012 IT spending forecast, with spending expected to rise only 3.7 percent, rather than the previous forecast of 4.6 percent growth.

  • News: Screens for iPhone and iPad

    The idea of a VNC client on a touch screen device can seem a bit daunting. Tapping, after all, is not the same as clicking something with a mouse, and tapping and dragging on a touchscreen can be unnecessarily painful if you’re trying to control a remote computer. In the event that someone, somewhere needs my help, I’ve tried several VNC apps for iOS in an effort to avoid hauling my Macbook Pro everywhere. Most of these apps are clunky and unreliable, but Edovia’s Screens for iOS is the exception: It offers some unique features that make connecting to and controlling remote computers from an iOS device nearly painless.

  • News: Oracle gears Netbeans for building better user interfaces

    With its newly updated NetBeans Java IDE (integrated developer environment), Oracle has focused on updating the tools and libraries so they can be used to build more sophisticated user interfaces.

  • News: Broadcom to unveil four faster Wi-Fi chips

    The International Consumer Electronics Show next week may be a major launchpad for a new, faster generation of Wi-Fi that goes about three times faster than current gear, with at least one major silicon vendor announcing and demonstrating a set of chips for the IEEE 802.11ac standard.

  • News: LogMeIn launches free remote access iPhone app

    LogMeIn has launched a free version of its popular remote access app for iPad and iPhone.

  • News: Android app store hits 400,000 apps mark

    The official Google Android app store has more than 400,000 apps available for download.

  • News: Next online growth negates high street troubles

    High street clothes retailer Next has said its online Next Directory business was vital in helping plug a sales gap as store revenues fell in the run up to Christmas.

  • News: Shell completes transition of HR application services to Accenture

    Energy company Shell has completed a move to outsource all of its SAP-based HR and payroll application management services to Accenture.

  • News: Comcast cable customers to get access to WatchESPN app

    The long national nightmare of sports-loving Comcast cable subscribers is about to come to an end. The cable provider announced a long-term content deal with Disney on Wednesday. Amid the details of new cable channels and on-demand content was this tidbit: Comcast's Xfinity TV customers will soon get access to Disney-owned ESPN's WatchESPN app.

  • News: Windows 8 can scrub data from disk, but not up to tough security specifications

    Windows 8 includes a reset function that restores the operating system to a clean state and scrubs data applications from the disk, but falls short of making that data unrecoverable, according to Microsoft.

  • News: Government engineers actively plan for cyberwar

    Governments are arming themselves to their cyber-teeth with offensive and counter-defense cyber weapons, and there's little enterprises can do to avoid the fray.

  • News: PopClip brings iOS-like text-editing options to Mac OS X

    Ever since Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) was released, there’s been controversy over the obvious influence of Apple’s iOS. From gestures to scrolling to the overall interface, a good number of Mac users have complained that the Mac OS has become too similar to iOS. At the same time, there are people who wish OS X was more like iOS—or at least the good parts of it.

  • News: Judge rules on contested evidence in Oracle-Google case

    Oracle and Google have both won and lost in a number of their efforts to keep evidence out of the upcoming trial in Oracle's lawsuit against Google over the Android mobile OS. At issue is whether Google has infringed on Oracle's intellectual property rights by using Java without properly licensing it.

  • News: Microsoft sues U.K. retail chain for pirating Windows

    Microsoft today sued a U.K. electronics retail chain for selling Windows recovery discs to customers, claiming that the practice amounts to piracy.

  • News: How iOS multitasking really works

    There’s one bit of iOS misinformation that I keep hearing. Even supposedly authoritative sources such as Apple Geniuses don’t seem to get it. It has to do with how multitasking works in iOS.

  • News: Google downgrades Chrome ranking after paid-link monkey business

    Google penalized its own browser's search rankings Tuesday over a marketing campaign that went bad, the company confirmed.

  • News: Google Disciplines Itself in Chrome Browser PageRank Controversy

    Google is giving itself the digital equivalent of 100 lashes by downgrading the search result ranking of the company's own Web browser, Google Chrome, for 60 days. The decision came after recent reports that a marketing company working for Google encouraged bloggers to write about Google Chrome for compensation. The practice of creating sponsored posts with the primary intent of gaming search results runs afoul of Google's website quality guidelines.

  • News: Google whips itself over Chrome debacle

    Google knows that it's been a very, very bad boy.



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