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  • News: Adobe upgrades Elements consumer photo and video packages

    Adobe has released new versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, its consumer photo- and video-editing applications, respectively, aimed at imaging enthusiasts. Each program costs $100 and includes the companion Elements Organizer asset-management utility.

  • News: A Third of Us Would Rather Text Than Talk, Survey Says

    What's your preferred means of cellphone communication: text or talk? A new survey from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project says a slight majority of Americans--53 percent, to be exact--prefer a voice call to a text message. But 31 percent of cellphone users would rather get a text.

  • News: Mac OS X Lion flaw could see hackers changing passwords

    A flaw in Apple's Mac OS X Lion could allow hackers to change passwords, says security researchers.

  • News: How predictive analytics can deliver strategic benefits

    Enterprises can gain significant long-term benefits by applying predictive analytics to their operational and historical data, analysts and IT managers said at Computerworld's BI & Analytics Perspectives conference.

  • News: Amazon's App Store for Android live in the UK?

    Amazon's app store for Android appears to have gone live in the UK. A number of UK-based customer have reported being able to access the store, as have users in Australia, India and The Netherlands.

  • News: Scala designer cites goals, directions for JVM alternative

    Developer Martin Odersky discusses origin and plans for Scala, a statically typed language that can be used to build Android apps

  • News: Microsoft paid female executive 'more than £1 million'

    A female executive at Microsoft was paid "more than £1 million" after being overlooked for a managing director role it has been claimed.

  • News: Google preps developers for one-size-fits-all Android update

    Google is preparing Android developers for the latest edition of its Android mobile operating platform that will work the same on both tablets and smartphones.

  • News: Google Wallet: A Hands-On in the Real World

    The much-anticipated Google Wallet app debuts today--for now, available only on the Sprint Nexus S 4G phone. The app is the latest to use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to facilitate payments--customers pay for items in brick-and-mortar shops by tapping their phone to a vendor's PayPass reader, a small box for transmitting data that can be found in major retailers like Macy's, Whole Foods, and McDonald's. To get its app off the ground, Google partnered with MasterCard, which has been using NFC chips on some of its credit cards since 2003, and originally developed the PayPass reader.

  • News: 15 essential open source tools for Windows admins

    You might imagine that the best place to go for improving your Microsoft server-side experience is to the mothership itself. In many cases, you would be right. But the truth is there are a meaningful number of open source tools that go above and beyond what Microsoft has to offer in support of Windows Server, Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint. Many of these alternatives provide -- for free -- more powerful capabilities than what you'd get with third-party retail products.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Firmware updates, Thunderbolt gadgets, more

    It's been another busy week here at Macworld, and not just because of a steadily escalating prank war between editors Philip Michaels and Dan Miller. We've covered interesting iOS and Mac apps; Lion tricks and issues; accessories; Windows 8; and plenty more. In case you missed any of the good stuff this past week, here's a roundup of our biggest and best stories (in easily-digestible list format!) to bring you up to Thunderbolt speed.

  • News: Microsoft fixes SSL 'kill switch' blooper

    Microsoft re-released an update today for Windows XP to correct a snafu that left users vulnerable to potential "man-in-the-middle" attacks for most of last week.

  • News: Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming: What It Means for You

    In late May, Google, MasterCard, Citi and a handful of U.S. retailers announced the upcoming "Google Wallet" mobile payments service, which will allow consumer to use select Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, Android smartphones to pay for goods and services. And it looks like Google Wallet may officially launch today--though only one smartphone, the Google Nexus S, will reportedly support the service at first.

  • News: Gmail threatens Microsoft in enterprises, says Gartner

    Google's share of the enterprise email market currently "hovers" at around 1%, but it will reach 10% within a few years, research firm Gartner predicts.

  • News: Verizon Wireless Data 'Optimization' Has Begun

    Unlimited data is no longer truly unlimited with Verizon Wireless, which has started slowing down data speeds for its biggest 3G data users at congested cell sites.

  • News: BreakTime tells you when it's time to take a break

    There's been a lot of fuss recently over the best way to stay healthy for those who sit in front of a desk all day. While some of my colleagues have chosen to go the whole nine yards and adopt a standing or even walking desk, not all of us want--or can afford--such a major adjustment in our workflow. Fortunately, there are still healthy options for the deskbound worker, such as excitedpixel's BreakTime.

  • News: Appcelerator opens mobile marketplace for developers

    Appcelerator, whose Titanium platform is used to develop cross-platform apps for smartphones and tablets, has opened Open Mobile Marketplace, a store where developers can download modules to expand the functionality of Titanium and more easily add features to their apps, the company said on Monday.

  • News: Facebook Messenger for iPhone and Android hits the UK

    Facebook’s Messenger app, which is hoping to rival BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Apple's iMessage, has been made available to Brits.

  • News: Metro apps to be sold only from Microsoft's app store

    Metro apps for Windows 8 will be available only through Microsoft's own store, and a primer about the download market said MIcrosoft, like Apple, will get a 30% cut of all sales.

  • News: The 2011 Enterprise Architecture Awards

    In this year's InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards, six winning companies show how transformative initiatives translate to business success



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