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  • News: Verizon says it doesn't use Carrier IQ software

    Verizon Wireless said Thursday it doesn't add to its phones any software from Carrier IQ, the company that has come under fire in the past few days for what some say amounts to spying on mobile phone users.

  • News: Remains of the Day: No Siri bob

    New York State thinks Apple's deal with Grand Central might be a little too good, Samsung thinks Apple's smartphone is old and busted, and Apple, Google, and Facebook think the Web needs a new sheriff. The remainders for Thursday, November 11, 2011, on the other hand, think they need a better agent.

  • News: Get an Early Peek at Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'

    The Linux world may still be all abuzz following the release last weekend of Linux Mint 12, but meanwhile the Ubuntu Linux team has been hard at work crafting the first alpha release of Ubuntu 12.04, or “Precise Pangolin.”

  • News: House subcommittee approves spectrum incentive auctions

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has approved legislation that would provide funding for a nationwide mobile broadband network for public safety agencies and would allow the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to sell auction spectrum voluntarily given up by U.S. television stations.

  • News: Should Your Phone Be Your Cash Card?

    If you occasionally can't find your wallet, often don't carry a checkbook, but always have your phone handy, you might like to pay your bill at a local store by bumping your phone against a digital receiver.

  • News: Sprint, Clearwire lay out deals on LTE, WiMax, funding

    Sprint Nextel may help finance Clearwire's LTE network and keep offering WiMax service through 2015 under a set of agreements worth as much as US$1.6 billion that the companies laid out on Thursday.

  • News: AT&T fires back at FCC staff report on T-Mobile deal

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has invited questions about its impartiality with a staff report laying out concerns about AT&T's proposed acquisition of rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA, AT&T said Thursday.

  • News: Google's Android 4.0 ported to x86 processors

    Google's open-source Android 4.0 operating system for smartphones and tablets has been ported to work with x86 processors, a member of an open-source project involved in the effort said this week.

  • News: Chrome edges Firefox, grabs second browser spot

    Google's Chrome edged Mozilla's Firefox last month to take the number two spot in the browser popularity wars, an Irish metrics company said today.

  • News: HP to decide WebOS fate in next two weeks

    HP's recently appointed chief executive Meg Whitman says the company will decide on the future of the ill-fated WebOS operating system, which it acquired along with Palm in 2010, within a couple of weeks.

  • News: AT&T, Sprint confirm use of Carrier IQ rootkit software on handsets

    Amid what's snowballing into a major privacy controversy, AT&T, Sprint, HTC and Samsung today confirmed that their mobile phones integrate a controversial piece of tracking software from a company called Carrier IQ.

  • News: IT's most wanted: Mainframe programmers

    The story, "IT's most wanted: Mainframe programmers," posted on the wire Thursday, incorrectly rendered the name of CA Technologies. The name has been corrected in the first and seventh paragraphs.

  • News: Oracle updates WebLogic for cloud usage

    For the new release of its WebLogic, Oracle has tailored the enterprise Java application server so that it can be used more easily in cloud deployments.

  • News: Chrome takes No. 2 browser spot from Firefox

    Google's Chrome has overtaken Mozilla's Firefox as the second most popular desktop browser behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer, which is holding onto its market-leading share of the market, according to one Web analytics firm.

  • News: Music to their ears: Smule to acquire Khush

    Smule, the company behind music-themed iOS apps like Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, Magic Piano, I Am T-Pain, Glee, and MadPad, announced Thursday that it will acquire Khush. Khush is another music-focused iOS developer, with a trio of auto-tuning apps to its credit: Songify, LaDiDa, and Talkapella. Terms of the

  • News: iOS opens gap over Android in mobile OS usage

    iOS grew its share of the global mobile operating system market to 24.2 percent in November, further stretching its advantage over Android.

  • News: IE9 Continues to Climb on Windows 7

    A new month means new Web browser statistics--the last of 2011. As we close out the year, Internet Explorer as a whole is down for the year, but the good news for Microsoft is that Internet Explorer 9 continues to gain ground on Windows 7, which is essentially the only OS the browser works with anyway.

  • News: Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp: Which is best for running Windows on a Mac?

    Boot Camp is the easy way to run Windows on a Mac, but it has one major drawback: it requires you to reboot. And that can be a rather big disruption of your work, depending on how much time you spend in either Mac OS X or Windows.

  • News: Chrome Edges Firefox for Second Place in Browser Battle

    Google’s Chrome Web browser has leapfrogged Firefox to claim the number two slot in the browser battle, according to Web analytics firm StatCounter.

  • News: Carrier IQ Tracking: Your Questions Answered

    Many cellphone users are wondering whether their Android, Nokia and BlackBerry devices are spying on them after security researcher Trevor Eckhart recently claimed that a piece of diagnostic software on the phones was acting like malware. Eckhart said the software, created by company Carrier IQ and installed on devices by phone manufacturers and carriers, was secretly recording user data such as keystrokes and Web browsing history. Carrier IQ's software is on more than 140 million handsets worldwide.

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