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  • News: BlackBerry outage floors many BES enterprise services

    The three-day BlackBerry outage has heavily hit Enterprise Server (BES) users and floored services for many, taking the damage even further than consumers and small businesses, originally said to be the affected groups.

  • News: Orange Kenya launches Mpedigree

    Telecommunication provider Orange Kenya today launched Mpedigree; an SMS based system to fight against counterfeit drugs. The company will run this programme to fight counterfeit drugs in Kenya and Cameroon where up to 30% of the drugs are potentially affected.

  • News: Microsoft Discusses Windows 8 Tweaks After User Feedback

    Microsoft's Windows 8 developer preview has been out for about a month, and the software giant is ready to discuss some new changes to Windows 8 based on user feedback. In an incredibly long and detailed blog post, Marina Dukhon, a senior program manager on the Windows 8 Core Experience team, discussed upcoming changes to Windows 8's apps screen, start screen customization, and a replacement for Windows 7 jump lists in Windows 8.

  • News: iOS 5's Safari beats all mobile browsers in HTML5 compatibility

    A not-so-obvious improvement in iOS 5, which became available publicly today, is a major jump in HTML5 compatibility. InfoWorld saw surprising results in tests of iOS 5's Safari browser against the major mobile and desktop browsers. iOS 5 has 36 percent more HTML5 capabilities baked in than its predecessor iOS 4.3, 33 percent more than the current Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" tablet browser, and 61 percent more than the current Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone browser. InfoWorld ran the HTML5Test.com suite of HTML5 compatibility tests as part of an in-depth comparison between iOS 5 and the two Android variants.

  • News: Apple releases Find My Friends for iOS

    Can you find me now? Apple on Wednesday released Find My Friends. The app, which requires iOS 5, lets you find your friends by geolocating their iOS devices—presuming your friends have granted you access to that data.

  • News: Patch Internet Explorer Now

    Yesterday was Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for the month of October. There were a total of eight new security bulletins--not too many, but enough to keep IT admins busy for a while. While most of the vulnerabilities addressed are not imminent threats, security experts are virtually unanimous that patching Internet Explorer should be priority one.

  • News: How to Clean Your LCD, Root a Nook, Load Linux on a Netbook

    Recently someone asked me if it was okay to spray Windex on her monitor. I think my shriek of horror startled her. It is not okay to spray Windex (or anything else) on a monitor. In fact, when it comes to cleaning an LCD screen, there's a right way and a wrong way. Let's focus on the right way. (Want to clean your whole PC? Read our nifty how-to.)

  • News: Apple releases AirPort Utility for iOS

    Early Wednesday, Apple released AirPort Utility for iOS. The app requires iOS 5, which is due to be released sometime later in the day.

  • News: How to annotate PDFs

    PDFs are great, portable, cross-platform documents that you can read on your Mac, your iPad or iPhone, or on a PC. But this ubiquitous file format is also useful when you need to share works in progress with your colleagues. You don’t need to buy an expensive program to add comments or notes to a PDF. Distribute a PDF document for comments, get back the annotated files, and make changes in your original—all using Apple’s free application, Preview (in your /Applications folder).

  • News: Microsoft and Nokia push Windows Phone porting tool

    Microsoft and Nokia are wooing Symbian developers, offering them help in porting applications to Windows Phone ahead of the launch of the Finnish company's first smartphone based on Microsoft's platform.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Hip to be square

    Heck of a week, huh? And things are only just getting started. Early iPhone 4S units have begun slipping out overseas, the iPad is dominating in the Web surfing arena, and one of the great writers of our time remembers Steve Jobs. The remainders for Tuesday, October 11, 2011 are so tired they could eat a lion. With milk.

  • News: Nukona manages mobile app by app

    Startup Nukona is taking a different tack from mobile virtualization advocates when it comes to securing and managing apps, introducing a "wrapper" for individual apps in which enterprises can apply a specific set of policies for each one.

  • News: Telstra announces iPhone 4S plans

    Telstra has released its pricing and plan details for Apple's iPhone 4S, just two days before its official launch on Friday 14 October.

  • News: RIM global outage caused by core switch failure; fix under way

    BlackBerry service delays experienced by users around the world on Tuesday were caused by a core switch failure within the RIM infrastructure, the company said late Tuesday.

  • News: Don't get carried away by Hadoop's 'gee whiz' factor

    Companies should take a pragmatic approach to implementing Hadoop for their "big data" requirements, a new report released Tuesday by analyst firm Forrester Research urges.

  • News: Company shows off Kinect banking app

    People may soon pay bills and manage their banking by waving their hands in front of their TVs, if an application from a Lithuanian company at this week's CTIA conference proves successful.

  • News: iTunes 10.5 is Out: 3 Reasons to Get It Now

    Version 10.5 of Apple's iTunes software is available now, just in time for the launch of iOS 5 on Wednesday. The latest version includes the first taste of iCloud and is required before downloading iOS 5.

  • News: Microsoft patches critical IE, Silverlight drive-by bugs

    Microsoft today shipped eight security updates that patched 23 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), .Net Framework, Silverlight and other bits in its portfolio.

  • News: Computer infected? Blame yourself, Microsoft report concludes

    Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes are available, Microsoft says.

  • News: Mobile operator CEOs play up harmony

    The CEOs of the three largest U.S. mobile operators largely ignored their fierce competition on Tuesday, delivering one keynote speech after another at CTIA Wireless Enterprise & Applications that emphasized the benefits of the wireless industry as a whole.



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