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  • Top 10: Windows 7 beta, Jobs' health, the economy again

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    Macworld Expo (sans Steve Jobs) and the International Consumer Electronics Show (sans Bill Gates) got the new year off to a start, providing plenty of IT news this week. Jobs' decision to forgo giving the Macworld keynote was in the news again, as he released a public letter saying his obvious weight loss owes to a hormonal imbalance. In another continuation of news that started last year, economic woes continued to hit IT (along with pretty much everything else). But happy new year anyway.
  • Goodbye forever, Macworld

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 4:25 pm

    We hardly knew ye!
  • 2009's 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    The year 1984 provided a boatload of technological achievement and geeky infamy. The media will revisit them one by one over the next 12 months, but here they are today, neatly alphabetized.
  • Printing iPhone text messages on a PC

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    Does anyone know how to print iPhone text messages on a PC?
  • AMD to bring HD gaming and movies to mobile phones

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 11:46 am

    AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said the company is working to deliver HD gaming to mobile devices through a new "graphics supercomputer."
  • Big Skype update coming next month

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 11:43 am

    Skype is releasing a major, video-centric upgrade to its PC client next month, the company said.
  • Palm announces webOS and Pre phone

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:24 pm

    Palm is hoping to get back on track with its new Pre touch phone, which comes equipped with equally new operating system webOS, both announced on Thursday.
  • T-Mobile Shadow Revamped as a Smartphone

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    The T-Mobile Shadow is getting a smart phone makeover for 2009. The new Shadow will run Windows Mobile 6.1, be HotSpot-enabled for use with T-Mobile Unlimited HotSpot Calling service, and have access to Wi-Fi networks.
  • Toshiba invokes SD cards to battle Blu-ray

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 3:05 pm

    A new service to dispense digital content, which involves using self-service kiosks to download movies and music to flash memory cards, was jointly announced by a group of companies including Toshiba on Thursday.
  • New SD standard will allow for 2TB cards

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 11:09 am

    The SD Association released a new memory card specification that could drive storage of SD media to 2TB.
  • Greenpeace still hunting for truly green electronics

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 10:49 am

    New consumer electronics products are a little greener than those on sale a year ago -- but manufacturers could do much better, according to Greenpeace.
  • Convert Your iTunes Purchases to MP3s

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:34 pm

    It's fairly easy to convert iTunes Plus purchases (i.e. the DRM-free versions of songs) to the universally compatible MP3 format. Here's how.
  • Woe! Where is my Mac mini?

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 9:06 pm

    You made me turn into the seedy arms of eBay, Apple! eBay!
  • 10 must-have free BlackBerry apps

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 11:13 am

    Your BlackBerry might be plenty powerful out of the box, but there are hundreds of third-party applications out there that can make the device even more useful. Even better, some of the best of these apps are totally free. Here are 10 of the best free apps available for your BlackBerry.
  • Companies are overstating green claims, consumers say

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:53 am

    Sixty-five percent of consumers think some companies overstate their green credentials to sell more products, according to research presented by industry organization Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) at the International Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday.
  • ‘Curse of Silence’ attack gives us a glimpse of the future

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 4:51 am

    All mobile phones are becoming more intelligent. Today’s smartphone, still considered cutting edge and a tool for the upper class, will be tomorrow’s ordinary pocket phone. And when that happens, look out.
  • Apple says goodbye to Macworld, without Jobs

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 6:07 pm

    There was a standing ovation at the Macworld Conference and Expo this year, but it wasn't for Steve Jobs or a hot new Apple product. It was for singer Tony Bennett, who closed an otherwise lackluster keynote address -- Apple's last at the conference -- by Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller.
  • Digital TV converter program out of money

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    A U.S. government program providing vouchers for digital television converters to people whose TV sets will stop working on Feb. 17 has run out of money.
  • Best Buy offers refurbished iPhones

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 3:25 pm

    Looking for a good deal on an iPhone? You could try eBay but a safer bet might be Best Buy in the U.S., which announced on Tuesday that it has started selling refurbished iPhone 3Gs at a slightly discounted price.
  • Your Macworld keynote Schillerstravaganza!

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    Wait, no Mac mini? What happened?
  • Macworld Guessing: iPhone Tethering, DRM-Free iTunes

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 1:11 pm

    Apple is expected to announce a $30-a-month iPhone tethering plan from AT&T and will also drop all DRM from its iTunes Music Store in what is the rumor du jour.
  • Samsung packs camcorder with SSD for fast start

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 1:07 pm

    At CES this week, Samsung Electronics will unveil an SSD-based camcorder, the company said.
  • HP's new lightweight Pavilion laptops light on wallet too

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 10:55 am

    HP unveils a pair of consumer laptops sporting multimedia capabilities, sleek metal casings and prices starting at just under $700. The systems are being announced in conjunction with the International CES trade show.
  • Macworld: Steve Jobs health "news"! Last minute rumors! Excitement!

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 2:09 am

    CAN YOU RESTRAIN YOURSELF?? I guess you probably can.
  • CEA: US jobs at risk in free trade debate

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 9:51 pm

    Decreasing support for free trade in the U.S. and elsewhere could compound economic problems by costing tens of thousands of jobs, the Consumer Electronics Association said Monday.
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