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  • 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.

  • News: Clouds of anxiety: Companies worry about security of cloud computing

    While organizations continue to embrace cloud-computing platforms, surveys find organizations are concerned about security and their very ability to manage it in the cloud.

  • News: Tech Revolutions: Products Tell the Story

    The late Steve Jobs often referred to the "post-PC" world. And whenever he did that, our entire staff would get a bit nervous. After all, the name of this site happens to be PCWorld, and Steve Jobs was often right when he declared something toast (see: floppy disks, optical drives, FireWire, brick-and-mortar music stores, phones with buttons, and netbooks).

  • News: App Store sandboxing coming in March; developers wary

    Change is coming to the Mac App Store. On Wednesday Apple announced that as of March 1, 2012, all apps submitted to the Mac App Store will have to implement a security system called sandboxing in order to gain approval. The result will be safer apps, but some developers fear that sandboxing may force them to strip out certain features.

  • News: Siri Goes Down For a Day; Apple Says Network Outages Are Possible

    Apple's fancy new voice assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, went down Wednesday morning and didn't come back up until the evening--and even then, only for some users.

  • News: EU antitrust authority investigates Samsung's use of patents against Apple

    The European Union’s top regulatory watchdog has launched an investigation into Samsung over its attempts to block Apple products.

  • News: Deutsche Borse implements 10GB Juniper switches on Linux trade platforms

    Deutsche Borse, the German stock exchange based in Frankfurt, has implemented 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches from supplier Juniper Networks on its Linux-based trading platforms.

  • News: Raspberry Pi close to shipping $25 schools computer

    The cheap Linux-based computer for schools, Raspberry Pi, looks to be getting closer to reality with the news that the foundation behind it has ordered sufficient parts to make the first 10,000 units.

  • News: NYSE switches middleware application interface to open source

    The New York Stock Exchange has made one of its main application programming interfaces open source, in a move that it said would support development and ease product integration in the financial services market.

  • News: New Android seen easing OS fragmentation

    Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android, is likely to ease the fragmentation of the operating system, some device executives said on Thursday.

  • News: Aussie startup Roamz enjoys iPhone app success

    While Aussie startup Roamz only released its first iPhone app 11 days ago, it has already reached 12,000 downloads, with CEO Jonathan Barouch saying the merging of online content, social media and mobile technology is at the core of company.

  • News: Avid updates Media Composer and Symphony

    Avid has announced new versions of Media Composer and Symphony, professional video editing programs targeted to independent video professionals, post-production houses, broadcasters, and media companies. These new versions are designed to increase performance, collaboration, and productivity.

  • News: Microsoft to host unveiling of new Windows Phone handsets

    No one expects Windows Phone to leap over Google Android and Apple iOS in a single bound, but industry analysts have been revising their projections for Windows Phone, now forecasting a dramatic surge in sales over the coming 12 months. Other data finds growing consumer awareness of and interest in the Microsoft platform, almost exactly a year after the first Windows Phone handsets became available on all major U.S. carriers. [Find here the full current lineup of handsets, including those formally debuting next week.]

  • News: HTC and Vodafone announce Sensation XE and XL

    HTC has announced the launch of the Sensation XL and Sensation XE Android smartphones in Australia, the first two smartphones in the country that include integrated Beats Audio.

  • News: RIM Developer Chief on the Future of BlackBerry, BBX

    In September, not long before Research In Motion's (RIM) fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference--and just a month or so after the company's former BlackBerry development chief stepped down--RIM named a brand new VP of Developer Relations: Alec Saunders.

  • News: Enterprise Social Software: What Businesses Need to Do Next

    As Facebook and other social networks have grown in popularity, businesses have started looking for ways to leverage them within the enterprise. The result: an influx of social software companies vying for a spot in business' technology portfolios, and IT and business executives scrambling to map out long-range plans.

  • News: Open source vs. proprietary software

    The "scrufffy guy coding away in his basement" archetype stopped applying to open-source software a while ago.



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