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  • News: IBM Quietly Names a New CEO

    IBM doesn't like drama -- and it proved that with its recent appointment of Virginia Rometty as its new CEO. Insider (registration required)

  • News: Siri as Google Challenger: Sorting Fact from Fiction

    Google has a new challenger to its dominance in search, and it may be only a matter of time before you dump Google for the new service. But the new challenger is not Bing or Ask or even search newcomers such as Blekko or DuckDuckGo. Nope; it turns out the latest threat to Google search is Siri, Apple's voice-enabled digital personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.

  • News: Top Camera for iPhone

    One of the most common pieces of advice for those who want to take their iPhone photography more seriously (yes, people do take it seriously) is to avoid shooting photos in Apple’s built-in Camera app. Many third-party photo-taking apps offer more control and features, turning the iPhone’s camera into a powerful tool for professionals and hobbyists alike.

  • News: Microsoft Quietly Changes WP7 Specs to Allow Phones without Cameras

    Microsoft quietly downgraded the hardware requirements for its Windows Phone 7 operating system in late September to make optional the inclusion of cameras in mobiles using the operating system.

  • News: Zypr API promises developers free, Siri-like voice control

    When it’s not offline, Siri—the voice-driven personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S—is impressive at what it does. But it’s also limited: While you can access Siri at any time, you can’t use voice interactions to control third-party apps. Pioneer Corporation hopes to change that with its new, free Zypr application programming interface (API).

  • News: HTC details first round of Android 4.0 upgrades

    Early next year, seven smartphones from HTC will be upgraded to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said on Monday.

  • News: Microsoft: Switch to IE9, get free stuff

    Microsoft last Friday launched a promotion to convince more Windows 7 users to adopt Internet Explorer 9.

  • News: Windows set to arrive on IBM mainframes

    IBM mainframes are on the verge of managing Windows applications, crossing one of the last big system divides in data centers.

  • News: Apple Fixing iPhone 4S Battery Problem and Other User Issues

    Apple is working to fix the battery problems faced by users of devices carrying its i0S 5 mobile operating system, solve a security issue with the magnetic SmartCover for the iPad 2 and add a new multi-touch feature to its original tablet.

  • News: Forrester: IT staff role in customer experience will change

    Businesses’ IT departments will continue play a crucial role in improving customer experience, but their role will change drastically.

  • News: ACCC dialling in new contact centre system

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is to deploy a new contact centre solution to help the agency cope with an expected large increase in calls prompted in part by the launch of the carbon tax mid next year.

  • News: Senator vows to block FCC nominees over LightSquared

    The controversy over satellite-LTE carrier LightSquared could prevent the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from filling two vacant seats if a U.S. senator follows through on a threat issued this week.

  • News: 7 software makers to bring integrated, cheaper add-ons to Google Apps

    Seven ISVs have formed a consortium to integrate their Google Apps add-on products and offer discounted bundles, outside of Google's control.

  • News: Android now accounts for nearly 45% of U.S. smartphone users

    More U.S. smartphone users turned to Android in the third quarter, accounting for nearly 44.8% of some 87 million users, ComScore reported Friday.

  • News: Microsoft releases manual fix for Duqu zero-day

    Microsoft has released a Fix-it tool to allow Windows users to manually patch their systems to thwart the Duqu Trojan: Microsoft Security Advisory (2639658).

  • News: AT&T extends date for T-Mobile deal to close

    AT&T has pushed back the expected date of its proposed US$39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA, saying now that the deal will close in the first half of 2012.

  • News: iPad App Spotlight: CardioTeach

    A new iPad app by Boston Scientific helps doctors educate patients about heart troubles and how to treat them.

  • News: Google Chrome Beta Adds Multiple Profile Support

    The latest Google Chrome beta supports multiple sign-ins, allowing several users to have their own apps, bookmarks and settings in the browser. This is ideal for people who don't want to create multiple OS profiles, or for people with separate accounts for business and personal use.

  • News: Duqu exploits same Windows font engine patched last month, Microsoft confirms

    Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that the Windows kernel vulnerability exploited by the Duqu Trojan is within the TrueType parsing engine, the same component it last patched just last month.

  • News: Can FileVault 2 and Find My Mac foil thieves?

    Apple can be crafty. Just ask Google. But I'm not here to write about corporation-on-corporation smackdowns. Rather, I'm referring to a Mac OS X trick that pairs FileVault 2 with iCloud's Find My Mac service to trap a thief. Specifically, OS X 10.7.2 (Lion) offers an option to lure in ne'er-do-wells by providing what seems like a reasonable path to start up a Mac...but then phones home.



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