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  • Tech companies continue protests after Russia adopts online 'censorship' bill

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    The Russian legislature's lower house on Wednesday adopted a bill that, according to tech companies in the country, could lead to Internet censorship.
  • Intuit announces free payroll app for small businesses

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    Intuit will announce on July 12, the availability of a new, free app aimed at small business owners who don't use accounting software or payroll services. Snap Payroll, available for the Apple iPhone and iPad, will calculate an employee's net pay based on his or her hourly wage and hours worked, taking into account the appropriate withholding for state and federal income taxes.
  • BoxTone exploits Active Directory to automate mobile management

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    BoxTone has announced the latest version of its mobility management software, tied more closely to Microsoft Active Directory roles and policies. The result is that BoxTone 7 automates hundreds of IT tasks for fast-growing mobile deployments.
  • US ICE seizes 70 more websites for alleged copyright infringement

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:20 pm

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has seized 70 websites accused of selling products that infringe copyright, bringing the number of websites seized by ICE in the last two years to 839.
  • Review

    Centipede: origins for iPhone and iPad

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 12:09 pm

    All those years of playing Centipede in the video arcades of my youth, and I never knew that I was helping garden gnomes do battle against an onslaught of bugs. But that’s the backstory introduced in Centipede: Origins, a re-imagining of the Atari arcade classic for the iOS era.
  • Review

    Sciral Consistency keeps you on top of tasks without bossing you around

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:57 am

    Repeating an action every day is a common way to forge it into a lasting habit. This approach works for some habits, such as a simple exercise routine (say, the Fitness Ladder described in The Hacker's Diet). But other actions can't be repeated daily, and don't need to be as rigid: For example, you can't water your houseplants every day, and nothing bad would happen if you watered them in slightly irregular intervals as long as you didn't forget to do it for two weeks straight. That's when habit-forming gets tricky, and where the $10 utility Sciral Consistency shines with an interface like no other.
  • Government officials warn of wireless patent wars

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Senior members of Justice Department and FTC express alarm at spike in technology patent disputes where litigants seek import bans of hugely popular devices.
  • IT job seekers face hot yet terrible market

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:43 am

    The IT job market is either hot or lackluster, but mostly it is difficult for anyone who is seeking a job or hiring.
  • How to be an IT social media star

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:39 am

    Social-savvy IT executives weigh in on how they use social media to connect with employees and improve company operations -- and how you can do the same.
  • App invasion: coming soon to your PC

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:34 am

    When Apple launched the iPhone App Store in 2008, few people recognized how revolutionary it was. Four years later, everyone can see that the App Store has uprooted the software industry, creating an app craze that has spread far beyond smartphones.
  • IT groups eschew BYOD, issue company-owned tablets

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:32 am

    After several years of struggling to accommodate personally-owned smartphones, many corporate IT groups are taking the opposite tack with tablets: they're issuing corporate-owned iPads and Android tablets. And partly as a result, at least some are seeing a jump in costs for mobile end user support, redesigned custom applications, and device administration.
  • Tata's revenue growth slackens, but outpaces rival Infosys

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 10:06 am

    Tata Consultancy Services on Thursday reported year-over-year revenue growth of 13 percent in U.S. dollar terms in the second quarter, a lower increase than for the same period in 2011, reflecting the uncertain business environment in its key markets of the U.S. and Europe.
  • White Paper

    Oracle Database Appliance

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 10:00 am

    Learn more about why the Oracle Database Appliance is an ideal database system for customers who value simplicity and who seek to lower the costs and the risks of deploying a highly available database solution.
  • SAP issues preliminary Q2 results, says software revenue up 26 percent

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 8:51 am

    SAP's software revenue grew 26 percent in its second quarter to €1.06 billion (US$1.30 billion), coming in at the high end of expectations, the company announced Thursday.
  • Debian GNU/Linux seeks alignment with Free Software Foundation

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 8:13 am

    The Debian Project, developers of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, are making a concerted effort to get within the good graces of the Free Software Foundation.
  • Infosys' revenue growth slides to 5 percent as economy uncertain

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 7:36 am

    Infosys' annual revenue growth tumbled to about 5 percent in U.S. dollar terms in the second quarter, down from the 23 percent revenue growth the company had posted in the same quarter last year, the company said on Thursday.
  • Sharp to strip name from flagship LCD factory as Foxconn parent moves in

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Japan's Sharp said Thursday it will remove its name from a key LCD factory, as part of the completion of a major cash infusion from Foxconn Electronics' parent company, a symbolic move that reflects the shifting landscape of the electronics industry.
  • New offices, legislation seen slowing patent lawsuit rush

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    A planned network of regional patent offices and the effects of new legislation are expected to slow the recent proliferation of patent lawsuits between big-name tech companies, Rebecca Blank, U.S. acting secretary of commerce, said on Wednesday.
  • Group protests committee interest in SOPA provision

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 5:16 pm

    The Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives is moving toward passage of a small portion of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, raising concerns among SOPA opponents.
  • White Paper

    2012 Essential Checklist for Backup and Recovery

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    In this new eBook, Greg Shields, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert, reveals the essential checklist of 10 capabilities any company's backup and recovery approach needs to include. Find out if your recovery solution can deliver all ten of these key capabilities and when to consider an upgrade to your backup and recovery approach.
  • Video

    At Microsoft Imagine Cup young minds tackle big problems

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    Microsoft held its tenth annual Imagine Cup competition in Sydney, which brought together 350 young minds to tackle social issues.
  • New EU music licensing rules could open up online services

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    The European Commission on Wednesday proposed new rules that would make it easier for online music services like Spotify to set up in the E.U.
  • Motorola, Microsoft suspend some patent disputes until trial

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Motorola Mobility and Microsoft have agreed to suspend their patent claims against each other in three U.S. cases until a November trial on Microsoft claims that Motorola has not lived up to promises to license some video and Wi-Fi patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms.
  • IDC: Analytics software market will remain strong

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    The global market for business analytics software grew roughly 14 percent in 2011, fueled by pervasive hype about "big data" as well as new technological innovations, according to a report unveiled by analyst firm IDC on Wednesday.
  • BYOD means soaring IT support costs for mobile devices

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 10:05 am

    Annual IT costs for managing smartphones will soar by 48% in 2013 compared to 2011, a new survey by Osterman Research shows.

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