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  • News: Shell Oil targets hybrid cloud as fix for energy-saving, agile IT

    To address soaring data storage and major power consumption issues, Shell Oil has turned to the public cloud to become more agile in deploying application and development services.

  • News: FileMaker spruces up its look with FileMaker 12 release

    No matter what device you’re using to access a database, FileMaker wants the finished product to look good. And so the latest update to the software maker’s flagship database product puts an emphasis on design features regardless of which platform you’re using.

  • News: OpenStack Essex release is most stable yet, supporters say

    The latest version of the cloud operating system OpenStack, known as Essex, will be released on Thursday, and supporters say that its stability should encourage larger deployments.

  • News: Sophos buys mobile device management vendor Dialogs

    Sophos has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Dialogs Software, a mobile device management vendor based in Dortmund, Germany, the security firm announced on Monday.

  • News: Misys: CVC and ValueAct drop out of bidding war

    Vista Equity Partners has been left as the only contender in the bid to buy Misys, after rival private equity firms CVC and ValueAct Capital abandoned their joint effort.

  • News: Study: Geolocation apps draw users, despite privacy concerns

    Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal safety, according to a survey conducted by ISACA, a nonprofit group that focuses on risk and security management.

  • News: Facebook to help third parties use location-related data

    Facebook will soon add place objects to its Open Graph API, making it easier for third-party developers to link their data about locations such as concert venues to Facebook users' personal posts.

  • News: E-voting system awards election to wrong candidates in Florida village

    An optical scan vote tallying system, now used by some 300 U.S. municipalities, misreported the results of a Palm Beach County, Florida, municipal election last month.

  • News: Apple releases Java security updates

    It's probably safe to turn your Mac on again. Just a day after reports spread about a Java-based Trojan horse that could install itself on your Mac without requiring that you enter a password, Apple has released Java for OS X Lion 2012-001 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7.

  • News: How To Secure Your BIOS

    You probably don't interact with your PC's BIOS (Basic Input/Output Operating System) much, but it occupies a unique and highly privileged position in your computer's architecture. Since the BIOS loads before the operating system--and before you enter your user credentials--malware surreptitiously introduced into the BIOS could activate itself long before any anti-malware software has an opportunity to detect it. A sophisticated and malicious program operating at such a low level could take control of your PC without providing a clue that it was there.

  • News: OpenStack supporters downplay Citrix defection

    Top coordinators of the OpenStack project shot back at Citrix for dropping its support for the open-source cloud development platform in favor of starting a separate open source project based on an Apache license.

  • News: Big Data Forum 2012 highlights Russian customers' issues of managing and analyzing large volumes of data

    Working with big data is going to become one of the priorities for large Russian businesses and organizations very soon, and the issue recently drew about 400 attendees to the Big Data 2012 Forum, Russia's first large-scale event on the namesake topic.

  • News: Senators press FTC to begin investigating software piracy

    Sixteen U.S. senators have called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to focus on the use of pirated software by foreign manufacturers on the grounds that those companies unfairly compete with U.S. businesses.

  • News: Instagram Makes its Android Debut

    Instagram, the popular iPhone camera app that allows you to add funky filters to photos, has finally arrived on Google's Android platform. The app gathered more than 30 million users on iOS since it launched in 2010, but Android users had to settle for alternatives until today.

  • News: Angry Birds Space for iPhone and iPad

    After 12 million downloads, international notoriety, a plush toy line, and numerous awards and accolades, there simply isn't much ground left for the Angry Birds franchise to conquer. So developer Rovio has taken the battles between birds and pigs to the expanse of space, where asteroids, space stations, planets, and a "Flash Gordon" aesthetic serve as fertile ground for new puzzles and adventures.

  • News: Senators press FTC to begin investigating software piracy

    Sixteen U.S. senators have called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to focus on the use of pirated software by foreign manufacturers on the grounds that those companies unfairly compete with U.S. businesses.

  • News: Will Windows 8 Survive in the Post-PC World?

    A new IDC research report offers little faith in Windows 8's success on connected mobile devices, concluding that in the next four years the Windows OS in general will lose share to iOS and get overtaken by Android.

  • News: Google: Businesses could benefit from location-based intelligence

    Nearly three quarters of IT decision makers are failing to make effective use of mapping technology in their businesses, according to Sanjay Patel, head of enterprise GEO at Google.

  • News: Mac users 'just as easily duped by cybercriminals' as Windows users

    In the face of new threats aimed at OS X, a security expert has warned that Mac users may be even more vulnerable than Windows users.

  • News: Mozilla adds vulnerable Java plug-in versions to Firefox blocklist

    The story, "Mozilla adds vulnerable Java plug-in versions to Firefox blocklist," which posted to the wire Tuesday, gave incorrect days for two separate blog posts mentioned in the second and last paragraphs. Those paragraphs have been corrected and now read, in order:



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