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  • News: MasterCard gives sneak peek into mobile payments future

    MasterCard on Thursday gave a sneak peek into the near future of mobile payment systems and said that the Google Wallet application is within weeks of being rolled out commercially.

  • News: Remains of the Day: I like big buttons

    More rumors about the iPhone 5's appearance surface, Google buys up yet another passel of patents, and Steve Jobs gets some praise from a surprising source. The remainders for Thursday, September 15, 2011 are just calling to say they love you.

  • News: Mobile phone app downloads in APAC up 189% this year: Ovum

    Asia-Pacific (AP) mobile phone application downloads will top almost 5 billion by the end of 2011, growth of 189% per cent from the 1.6 billion downloaded in 2010, according to Ovum.

  • News: Mobile messages to top 3.5 trillion this year in APAC: Ovum

    The number of mobile text, picture and video messages sent in Asia-Pacific (AP) will top 3.5 trillion this year, up 14 per cent from the 3 trillion sent last year, according to Ovum. The global messaging market represents 7.5 trillion traffic in 2011 and it is not a surprise that AP holds almost 50% of the share.

  • News: Windows Server 8: Massive storage enhancements ahead

    In the first part of my 2-part review of Windows Server 8 I looked at some of the best of the more than 300 new features Microsoft packed into the upcoming server OS. Now it's time to turn our attention to some massive storage enhancements.

  • News: Skype closes Windows gap with improved Facebook integration

    Just five weeks after releasing its last update, Skype has unveiled beta version 5.4 of its Mac client. The new update promises to add improved Facebook integration, as well as bring the Mac version of the popular VOIP software more in line with Skype for Windows.

  • News: Windows Server 8: Highlights of the upcoming server OS

    On September 8th, shortly before the public unveiling of Windows 8 client, I headed over to Redmond for a two-day meeting where Microsoft talked about what's in store for Windows Server 8. According to Microsoft's Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President for the Server and Cloud Division, the server team implemented over 300 new features, all of which "target businesses that are moving to the cloud and manage servers and devices, whether they're physical or virtual, on-premise or off-premise."

  • News: Judge strikes part of Oracle's Java lawsuit against Google

    A federal judge threw out a small part of Oracle's Java lawsuit against Google on Thursday but allowed the bulk of the case to proceed.

  • News: A crash course in PostgreSQL, part 2

    In part 1, we learned important PostgreSQL fundamentals. Today, we'll learn how to populate a table with data, and about important concepts like schema, normalization, views, and transactions.

  • News: Mobile startups push health at Demo

    Smartphones can help make people healthier, according to three startups that stood out among young mobile companies presenting their ideas at the Demo Fall conference this week.

  • News: Microsoft previews Compiler-as-a-Service software

    Microsoft will release a CTP (Community Technology Preview) of a new type of compiler its researchers have been building, code-named Project Roslyn, the company executive overseeing the C# programming language announced Thursday.

  • News: Windows 8 snags an early thumbs-up

    Microsoft's long-awaited deeper look at Windows 8 on Tuesday has piqued consumer interest, according to a company that scores online news and social media trends.

  • News: What today's software developers need to know

    Today's software developers don't have to worry about many things that their predecessors used to, like coding to minimize RAM consumption even if it means significantly longer execution time, or WAN connections maxing out at 14.4 kilobits per second. (Although, there may be some out-of-fashion skills they could benefit from or that may yet regain relevance.)

  • News: Running Windows on a Mac (Part 2): The good, bad and ugly

    If you're toying with the idea of getting a MacBook Air, Pro or an iMac and run Windows 7 on it full-time, it's good to be aware of where this unholy pairing shines and especially where it fails. In part 1 of this series, I discussed the performance impact you're going to get running Windows 7, as compared to Mac OS X Lion (spoiler alert: battery life suffers a bit, performance-wise it's "ok"). In this second installment in the series, I'll shine a light on the ups, downs, quirks and downright ugliness that you'll encounter when running Windows 7 on your Mac.

  • News: Mobile Startups: Tip of the Iceberg, Say Venture Capitalists

    Got bad posture? Stick an adhesive sensor on your back and let your smartphone remind you to stop slouching. That's a new mobile solution, called LUMOback, presented this week during DEMO Fall 2011 in Silicon Valley.

  • News: Echoing Apple, Microsoft bans Flash from Metro IE10 in Windows 8

    Microsoft will not support browser plug-ins, including Adobe's Flash, in one of the two versions of Internet Explorer to be bundled with Windows 8, a company executive said today.

  • News: SAP's HANA is hot, but still in early days

    The potential of SAP's HANA in-memory computing engine permeated the agenda and had attendees' tongues wagging this week at the Tech Ed conference in Las Vegas, but the technology still has some maturing to do.

  • News: Apple retaliates with suit against Samsung in the UK

    Apple confirmed on Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the U.K.'s High Court earlier in the week, as the two technology giants continue a legal tit-for-tat revolving around their mobile phone and tablet products.

  • News: Posterous refocuses service, app for social networking

  • News: Newzbin2 releases software to prevent BT blocking access to the site

    Newzbin2 claims it has created software that will prevent attempts by BT to stop web users accessing the site.



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