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  • Wormy attack could spread via PDF

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Security researcher Jeremy Conway says he has discovered a way to spread malicious code across PDF documents on a victim's computer.
  • Apple to preview new iPhone OS this week

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Apple on Thursday will preview the next-generation iPhone operating system, just a few days after the launch of the iPad tablet, which also runs on the OS.
  • Sybase updates mobile app for iPad, Android

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Sybase extends mobile management product to iPad, Android
  • Open-source advocate enters IBM antitrust fray

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Software developer and political lobbyist Florian Mueller weighed in on the European Commission's investigation of monopoly abuse claims against IBM, accusing the computing giant of deserting the interests of the open-source software community.
  • CA cutting 1,000 jobs

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:41 am

    CA is planning to cut about 1,000 jobs, or roughly 7.7 percent of its workforce, according to a document filed Tuesday with the US Securities & Exchange Commission.
  • Antenna Software: smack in the middle of an Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry world

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Antenna Software, a vendor of software and services for building, rolling out and managing mobile applications, Tuesday is announcing the beta release of its Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP), which brings together the company's expertise in software-as-a-service with 2009 acquisition Dexterra's primarily behind-the-firewall mobile apps technology. New in Version 3.0 is support for Android devices and the iPhone (Antenna recently announced additional enterprise iPhone support via a deal with AT&T) and improved tools for quickly developing cross-platform mobile apps. Antenna is looking for AMP 3.0 to support business-to-employee apps, but also what it calls business-to-business-to-customer ones. All of which gives Antenna an interesting viewpoint of the action-packed smartphone and mobile apps scene. Here's what Antenna CEO Jim Hemmer had to say about some of the latest issues.
  • Tech Euphemisms: What Those Error Messages Really Mean

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Even when we make the stupidest errors while using our computers, phones, or whatever, the canned message that informs us of our blunder typically adopts a tone that ranges from completely matter-of-fact to sweetly understanding.
  • ABI sees 2010 as breakthrough year for mobile apps

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    This will be the big year for mobile applications, according to ABI Research, which expects downloads from app stores to more than double from 2009 and then grow more slowly through 2013.
  • CRM for Road Warriors: Phone or Laptop?

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    CRM was born in the call center and grew up in the headquarters office. Now it's a teenager and wants to travel. What do you need to consider for your road warriors, and what's reasonable to give them for software and devices?
  • Windows 7's share breaks 10% mark

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    Windows 7 reached the 10% usage share milestone almost a year faster than its berated predecessor Vista, Web analytics company NetApplictions.com said yesterday.
  • The iPad makes demands on Web developers

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Apple's insistence on HTML 5 for the iPad may spur Web developer work
  • Inside the iPad SDK: Bigger screens, continued frustrations

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    The wraps are off, and the iPad is now in real users' hands. So what can developers create for the iPad using the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK that Apple released in late January? Apple required developers to keep the SDK details secret until the iPad's shipment this past weekend, but now everyone is free to discuss the extended dance remix of the iPhone.
  • CVS IT Chief on Remedy for Business-IT Alignment

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    CVS Caremark has no technology projects, says CIO Stuart McGuigan, just business projects. In this Q&A, he outlines the retail chain's strategy for keeping the IT and business relationship healthy -- and successful.
  • Code Writers Finally Get Security? Maybe

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    A new study finds software writers increasingly intent on baking security into their code writing, and Microsoft gets high marks for helping the process along.
  • Review

    Cloud computing: Choosing a personal cloud service

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:49 am

    Personal cloud services provide users with a clear path to their data, and even some apps, regardless of platform. Two of the most promising offerings are Tonido from CodeLathe, and PogoPlug from CloudEngines, which have a strong overlap in features, but approach the customer in different ways.
  • SSE Intrinsics and HPC

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:26 am

    A tiny assembly-level change makes a big difference in one test. Cameron promises many more examples of gains.
  • Is it time to switch to third-party software support?

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:13 am

    If you're looking to cut costs, you can find savings in your software support contracts
  • 5 'Great' Open-source Desktop Security Applications

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Security practitioner Joseph Guarino lists five security desktop tools that will make your security program much more effective.
  • Data Mapping: Domesticating the Wild Rabbit

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Data mapping is more than just a passing thought in the day-to-day duties of Continental Airlines Chief Information Security Officer Tim Stanley. In fact, it's a mission. Stanley believes since we've become a digital society, we've gotten ourselves into a pretty deep hole when it comes to data: There's so much of it and no logical system for organizing it.
  • Review

    Hands on: ZumoDrive lets you access your files easily, from anywhere

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:56 am

    ZumoDrive lets users store music, image and other files in the cloud, and then stream them onto netbooks, laptops and smartphones.
  • Analyst: Google-Adobe Flash partnership could heat up browser competition

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:41 am

    The move, which has been called a win for Adobe, is a pragmatic one for Google.
  • Business iPhone apps finder adds iPad-specific listings

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:38 am

    'No junk' online catalog lets you sort apps by more specific categories than the Apple store provides.
  • Must-Have iPad Apps for Business Professionals

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:28 am

    With less than 48 hours until the official launch of the Apple iPad, the App Store is beginning to populate with apps for the new tablet device. The first iPad apps include the requisite entertainment--like the Netflix movie-streaming app, or Need for Speed: Shift--but there are also a fair number of apps targeted specifically at business professionals.
  • Google Buys Episodic

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:24 am

    Google has made its fifth acquisition of the year: video service Episodic, which is presumably being drafted to help out with the Google-owned Youtube video service.
  • Microsoft ending support for Itanium

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Microsoft is ending its support for Intel's Itanium processor with the current version of its Windows Server OS, according to a Microsoft blog posting Friday.
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