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  • Mars to show off in night sky, nothing to do with NASA

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Mars has gotten a ton of attention lately with all of NASA’s red planet satellite and rover maneuvers, but astronomers say it could get more on the night of January 29. That’s when Mars will shine its brightest for the entire year alongside a full Moon.
  • Comcast launches IPv6 trials

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Comcast will begin in April a series of public trials of three different mechanisms that are aimed at helping the Philadelphia-based ISP transition its network to IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol.
  • Hiring Managers: Personal Networks Hold Hiring Power

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    CIOs in the know have learned that paying regular attention to your personal network can produce tangible results when it comes time to hire direct reports
  • Job Search Secrets: Targeting Done Right

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    If your job search centers on your resume and scattershot networking, you may never find a new job, says career coach Vicki Brackett. Here, she proposes the targeted job search as the most effective job hunting strategy in a recession.
  • New iPad means iPhone developers need to think different

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Developers are gearing up for the new possibilities in the iPad, but they may have to move beyond their iPhone roots
  • Apple tablet costs $600 to $800, says beta tester

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Apple's tablet will come in two sizes, one with a 10-in. display, cost as little as $600, and is the "best gadget ever made," an entrepreneur who said he's had the device for the last 10 days told his Twitter followers today.
  • CTIA defends early termination fees

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The leading trade group for wireless telcos is defending carriers’ right to charge early termination fees to customers who break their contracts early.
  • SolarWinds buys Tek-Tools for storage resource management

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    SolarWinds spends $42 million to acquire assets of Tek-Tools and add storage resource management to its network management product portfolio.
  • Demand for freeware strong in large businesses

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Eighty-four percent of large organisations use at least six pieces of free software in the business, according a survey by free software provider Global Graphics.
  • Novatel plans to ship 42M bps HSPA+ modem by year-end

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Novatel Wireless plans to ship a modem during the second half of 2010 that can receive data at up to 42M bps (bits per second) in compatible 3G networks, it said on Tuesday.
  • Developers crazy about Apple tablet, survey says

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Application developers are eager to start building software for Apple's expected tablet, according to a just-published survey from Appcelerator, a maker of developer tools.
  • What you should know about Apple's tablet

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Today, we'll all find out what Apple's secretive announcement is about: Will it be the long-rumored iPhone-based tablet?
  • Review

    Android apps for developers and IT pros

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:10 am

    These handy tools help you make the most of the Linux at the root of your Google Android phone
  • China says no limits on Google's Android if it follows laws

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 2:10 am

    China on Wednesday said Google's Android operating system will not be blocked if it follows local regulations, after speculation that Google's threat to leave China could hurt the adoption of Android there.
  • Merging iPhone and Business? There is an App for That

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    A new app is available for the iPhone which could enable the popular smartphone to integrate smoothly with business networks. Array Networks has developed an iPhone app that enables business users to connect with its Desktop Direct appliance.
  • AT&T proposes $18M settlement for New Jersey ETF lawsuit

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    In a sweet victory for cell phone users fed up with exorbitant early termination fees (ETFs), AT&T has proposed a settlement in a New Jersey class action lawsuit that contends the company's flat-rate ETF is unlawful. The wireless carrier has offered hefty $16 million in cash and $2 million in non-cash benefits as a settlement for class members who file claim forms by June 14, 2010.
  • Loss of Copper Wiring Threatens Small Business Broadband

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    The loss of existing copper wiring--once the foundation of America's telecommunications infrastructure--threatens small businesses' access to broadband service and the FCC should protect it.
  • Apple Blows Chance to Push AT&T on 3G Failings

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Was he just being polite, or does Apple's COO need an attitude adjustment? After Apple announced its bravura first-quarter earnings results Monday, a Wall Street analyst asked about the company's exclusive iPhone deal with AT&T. As you've no doubt heard, there is fairly well founded speculation that by the end of the year Apple will end that arrangement and sell the iPhone via additional carriers. Whether the rumor is true or not, the earnings call would have been a good forum to prod AT&T to improve its annoyingly anemic 3G network, but instead, Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook punted, saying:
  • Haiti digs out from communications disaster

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Carriers and aid workers are scrambling to rebuild communications in Haiti following the catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake near the capital city of Port-au-Prince, which left many residents with no means of communicating inside or outside the country.
  • WhatsUp Gold buys Windows security management vendor

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    WhatsUp Gold acquires Dorian Software to augment its network management software suite with security event and log management capabilities.
  • As wired business shrinks, Verizon expects 13,000 job cuts

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Verizon Communications Inc. expects to reduce its workforce by another 13,000 in 2010, following the same trend it has carried out in each of the past two years.
  • DOT bans truck drivers from texting

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Federal officials banned texting by commercial drivers of large trucks and buses.
  • With emotion, Sun's long goodbye nears the finish

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    James Gosling, the father of the Java programming language, posted the image of a tombstone on his blog last week, an R.I.P., for Sun Microsystems. Before long. more than 800 people had posted their own comments and memories.
  • F5 adds SSL VPN to its Big-IP

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    F5 Networks has added a new member to its Big-IP application delivery family that combines SSL VPN security with existing access control and WAN optimization, enabling businesses to eliminate VPN gateways.
  • Augmented reality: Pure hype or Next Big Thing in mobile?

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Augmented reality technology is getting a lot of attention these days -- particularly the use of AR with smartphones. The idea is that by using certain software, you can turn your iPhone, Droid or other smartphone into a virtual heads-up display. Aim your phone's camera at a shop, restaurant or landmark, and information about the place, such as hours of operation, reviews or directions, appears on the device's screen as graphics floating over the image of the place.
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