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  • RIM releases official BlackBerry desktop software for Mac

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 4:36 pm

    It's been a long time coming, but after promises, previews, and unexpected leaks, BlackBerry officially released the desktop Mac client for its popular smartphone platform on Friday.
  • Atlassian's app dev issue tracker gets an upgrade

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 3:51 pm

    The Jira 4 tracker now features integration with OpenSocial gadgets to boost collaboration among developer teams.
  • Rimini Street ups third-party maintenance ante

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Rimini Street fired the latest salvo in the ongoing war over software maintenance this week, announcing that it has expanded the number of SAP applications it supports.
  • What to Expect at Oracle OpenWorld

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 2:35 pm

    Oracle's annual Kool-Aid-Fest will have some foxes in the hen house and many recession-weary customers. Can Larry Ellison possibly top his recent rant on cloud computing? Will there be more answers than questions on the Fusion Apps Suite?
  • DoCoMo lets Android users throw messages

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo's Throw Mail application for Android-based smartphones lets users literally throw e-mail messages to their friends instead of simply pressing the send button.
  • Compuware buys Gomez for $295 million

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Compuware said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire Web application management vendor Gomez for US$295 million. The transaction is expected to close in November.
  • Microsoft, EU reach accord on antitrust

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 7:40 am

    Microsoft appears to have reached an agreement with the European Commission that concludes an antitrust battle that has lasted a decade, Europe's top competition regulator said Wednesday.
  • EU seeks comment on Microsoft's latest offer

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 6:40 am

    The European Commission is seeking feedback from the software industry and consumers on a new offer from Microsoft to address antitrust charges that it is competing unfairly in the market for web browsers, the regulator said Wednesday.
  • EU warms to Microsoft's latest offer on browsers

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 6:40 am

    The European Commission is seeking feedback from the software industry and consumers on a new offer from Microsoft to address antitrust charges that it is competing unfairly in the market for web browsers, the regulator said Wednesday.
  • Tibco brings DIY BI report generation to BPM

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 5:40 am

    With Tibco's iProcess Spotfire, users can gather data on business process metrics and have personalized reporting and analytics
  • Amazon takes Kindle global, lowers price

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 2:10 am

    Amazon plans to start selling its Kindle reader in over 100 countries and territories on Oct. 19.
  • Facebook reports access problems, again

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 11:40 pm

    Social networking site Facebook said on Tuesday that it's experiencing a technical issue with one of its databases that prevents some users from accessing the site.
  • AIR 2.0 will flow to Flip cams, local apps

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    While Flash Player got most of the attention at Adobe Systems' developer conference this week, the company also announced an update to Adobe AIR, a runtime environment that allows Flash programs to run offline on the desktop.
  • Corporate crowdsourcing and innovation's 'dirty secret'

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 5:29 pm

    While large companies know that many of the best product, partnership, and management ideas come from the edges of an organization, not every company has a systematic way of processing them. That's where Imaginatik's Idea Central software comes in.
  • Microsoft Launches Big Gadget Push for Holidays

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 5:21 pm

    Microsoft made its holiday pitch Tuesday in New York giving a sneak peak at what its gadget lineup will look like.
  • Former DuPont researcher hit with federal data theft charges

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 5:19 pm

    Prosecutors say a former Dupont researcher exceeded his authority by accessing a protected computer and stealing trade secrets.
  • Windows attack code out, but not being used

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    It has been a week since hackers released software that could be used to attack a flaw in Windows Vista and Server 2008, but Microsoft and security companies say that criminals haven't done much with the attack.
  • Tool promises master data management for the masses

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    Kalido on Tuesday said an upcoming version of its Information Engine platform will include a user interface that makes it easier for average users to explore master data, spot errors and get them fixed.
  • Dell Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade To Vista PC Buyers

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 12:08 pm

    Dell disclosed details yesterday on a new incentive that allows customers to pre-order Windows 7 PCs.
  • Handy Tips for Windows Media Center and More

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    Now that Microsoft's release of Windows 7 is just around the corner, everyone's falling over themselves with reviews and how-tos. I'm no different... this week I've got tips on tweaking Windows Media Center (which comes in Vista and Windows 7), plus some general Windows tips that make using the OS a little less frustrating.
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Arrives, Mostly Disappoints

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 11:51 am

    The reviews of Microsoft's new mobile OS, Windows Mobile 6.5, are in -- and none of them are glowing. It seems that Windows Mobile 6.5 is more of a superficial cosmetic overhaul, not a bona fide upgrade capable of handling the mobile market's stiff competition.
  • Samsung, HTC offer first Windows Mobile 6.5 phones

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 11:10 am

    HTC and Samsung are at the head of the line of U.S. handset vendors offering Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, the first smartphones based on Microsoft's new OS that are meant to finally give Microsoft-powered phones features that are on par with those available in Apple's iPhone.
  • RIM extends BlackBerry app development to Web developers

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 9:55 am

    BlackBerry capabilities no longer limited to Java developers as the new Widget SDK backs technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Palm to open developer doors to webOS in December

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Smartphone maker Palm plans to open a full-scale developer program to encourage third-party applications for its webOS platform by the end of the year and has just begun a trial run of its App Catalog store.
  • Google Wave: a few tips for brand new users

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 8:09 am

    More Google Wave invites are going out. If you just got one, I have a few quick tips to help get the most out of your first hours with Wave.
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