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  • News: Five unexpected uses for the Tab key

    Pity the unassuming workhorse of the keyboard: the Tab key. Even the Shift key gets more respect. But just because it’s unpretentious, you shouldn’t assume it does nothing more than adjust indents in a word processor: the Tab key has a few tricks up its metaphorical sleeve.

  • News: Enable iTunes track notifications in the Dock

    A variety of third-party utilities can display details about the track that's currently playing in iTunes. But Hints reader Keir-thomas discovered a secret preference setting built into OS X Lion that allows song notifications to pop up over the iTunes Dock icon. Here’s how to enable them:

  • News: OpenPGP JavaScript implementation allows webmail encryption

    Researchers from German security firm Recurity Labs have released a JavaScript implementation of the OpenPGP specification that allows users to encrypt and decrypt webmail messages.

  • News: At 40,000 Apps, Windows Phone Marketplace Still Lags

    Microsoft’s app store for Windows Phone 7 devices now hosts more than 40,000 applications, according to unofficial figures from the All About Windows Phone website, which uses a custom tracking system. The figures show that some 165 apps are added every day to the Windows Phone Marketplace, putting the store on track to reach the 50,000 mark sometime in January.

  • News: Textastic Code Editor for iPad

    Programmers and Web-page coders have specific needs when using a text editor to write and edit. Textastic, an iPad-only app by Alexander Blach, fulfills those needs superbly. The app can access files across many protocols and services, uses colored type to distinguish programming or formatting elements, offers a powerful floating selection tool, correctly handles uploading changes even in complex circumstances, and has the fluency you need for a touch-based interface without losing any of the requirements for working in text.

  • News: Social networking use among mobile users grows in Europe

    The number people accessing social networking sites in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. using their mobile phone has grown by 44 percent in the last year, market research company comScore said on Monday.

  • News: Healthcare breaches: Do they even matter?

    Electronic medical record breaches continue, yet the public pays little attention to healthcare provider security and privacy policies.

  • News: Data centers Better Windows Support Due on IBM Mainframes

    IBM said its mainframes will soon be able to manage Windows applications, bridging one of the last major divides in data centers.

  • News: Web 2.0 Social Media Success Is Still Elusive

    Companies are using social networks to connect with customers, but it remains unclear what 'success' means in this new media and how to go about achieving it.

  • News: The Cloud, Day 8: A Different Approach to Email

    30 Days With the Cloud: Day 8

  • News: Microsoft's Entrepreneur Program a Good Opportunity For Kinect Fans

    Microsoft's new program for entrepreneurs is a cool opportunity for people who have an excellent idea for a commercial application for the Kinect motion-sensing input device but haven't actually brought it to fruition.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: iTunes Match, natch, and iOS and Mac stories too

    Unbelievably, this is our last Weekly Wrap before Thanksgiving (“Siri, explain to me how November flew by so fast”). So we thought this we’d focus on stories from the past week that relate to things we’re feeling thankful for—specifically iTunes Match, iOS, and the Mac.

  • News: Flash Would Be Welcomed By Some For Ice Cream Sandwich

    Adobe's Flash Player would be a welcome addition if it becomes available for Google's newest mobile operating system, Android 4.0. For now, users of the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus will have to wait.

  • News: VMware Fusion update lets users virtualize Leopard, Snow Leopard

    On Thursday VMware released Fusion 4.1, an update to its $50 virtualization software ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) that adds numerous small improvements--and a huge, unheralded change that could provide Mac users with much more flexibility when it comes to running old versions of Mac OS X.

  • News: Microsoft to help 10 Kinect startups

    Microsoft on Friday announced a program designed to help 10 developers or startups launch businesses around products for Kinect, the controller that senses motion and voice.

  • News: Exclusive Research Shows CIOs Embrace Consumerization of IT

    With BlackBerry and Apple still leading the pack, and tablets and Android rising in the ranks, CIOs surveyed by CIO magazine are widely supporting employee-owned devices

  • News: Site tracks 'love,' 'hate' of SAP, Oracle and other software vendors

    Enterprise software vendors have been rushing to build or buy "sentiment analysis" technologies that can analyze the tone of what people are saying about companies and brands on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • News: Mozilla makes progress on Firefox silent updates

    Mozilla is making progress on adding a silent update mechanism to Firefox, with plans to integrate the new service in Firefox 10 early next year.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Nexus on sale in U.K. with new video ad

    Samsungs hot new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first to run Android 4.0, went on sale Thursday in the U.K. and is expected to be available in the U.S. on Verizon Wireless by the end of the month.

  • News: Government launches 'Anywhere Working' initiative

    Transport minister Norman Baker MP has announced government backing for a new consortium called “Anywhere Working,” which aims to help businesses adopt flexible working practices and cut back on travel.

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