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  • Mac users damn, defend 'ribbonizing' of Office 2011

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Some Mac users blasted Microsoft's plan to "ribbonize" the next version of Office for the Mac, while others -- many of whom said they also use the productivity suite on Windows -- defended the move.
  • launches private beta for Chatter

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 5:52 pm on Wednesday announced a private beta program for Chatter, the enterprise collaboration platform first announced last year, positioning it as an alternative to Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes.
  • Oracle making new push into social services software

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Oracle has its heart set on dominating the social services software market, in which its rival SAP has historically had a strong hand.
  • Apache Beehive project retired

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    The Java programming model effort derived from BEA technology suffered from a slowdown in contributions.
  • Computer Breaking and Entering is a Business

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 4:09 pm

    If you still think that people breaking into computer is for amateurs, think again. It's a business operation.
  • Oracle calls for JavaOne papers

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Oracle has issued a call for papers for a rescheduled JavaOne conference, to be held this year alongside Oracle OpenWorld, Sept. 19-23, in San Francisco.
  • Opera Mini for iPhone: Will Apple approve it?

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    With Opera Software's announcement that the company is this week demonstrating an iPhone-app version of its eponymous Web browser, we've seen quite a bit of commentary about the app being dead in the water, along with some legitimate speculation as to whether or not Apple will approve a third-party Web browser. (The company hasn't yet submitted Opera Mini to Apple for approval, although our colleagues at Macworld UK got a look at it earlier today.)
  • Windows Phone 7 a good start, but questions persist

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Microsoft's brought out a new mobile operating system like it had to, but analysts wonder whether users will notice in a crowded market of already strong products.
  • Windows Phone 7: Has Microsoft got its groove back?

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    They're baaaack. Just when you thought the dragon had been mortally wounded and sloughed off to its cave to die, it comes back spitting fire and disturbing the neighbors.
  • iPad SDK's surprise: There are no surprises

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    Developers report lacks of new features beyond support of UI elements for the larger screen.
  • Apple's Safari to fall first in Pwn2Own hacking contest ... again

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    The organizer of the Pwn2Own hacking challenge predicts that Apple's Safari browser will go under first; a past winner of the contest isn't so sure.
  • OpenOffice 3.2 fixes several vulnerabilities

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The latest version of OpenOffice fixes several vulnerabilities that could cause a computer to become compromised by a remote attacker.
  • HTC Smart phone with Qualcomm Brew to launch in April

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 9:10 am

    High Tech Computer unveiled its first smartphone that uses Qualcomm's Brew MP operating system on Wednesday at the Mobile World Congress, marking a step in a new direction for the company, which specializes in Windows Mobile and Android-based smartphones.
  • French net filtering plan moves forward

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 7:40 am

    French lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve a draft law to filter Internet traffic, a measure the government says is intended to catch child pornographers. The bill will now go on for a second and final reading.
  • Gaming company Zynga sets up India development center

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Gaming company Zynga -- behind the popular Facebook app FarmVille -- has set up a new development center in Bangalore that will focus on developing the infrastructure required to support its growing number of users.
  • Adobe issues emergency PDF patches

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Adobe today released an emergency update that patched a pair of critical vulnerabilities in its popular PDF viewing and editing software.
  • Google CEO has no plans to compete with mobile operators

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Google has made investments in wireless networks, is testing gigabit-to-the-home technology, and is selling 60,000 Android smartphones a day -- yet has no plans to compete with network operators, CEO Eric Schmidt told attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday.
  • 8 most violent tech-related stories of 2010 – so far

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    It's been a violent start to the year in technology circles, with headlines highlighting a mix of the latest tech sensations from Twitter to video games with criminal acts, including murder. Here’s a rundown:
  • Chat with Facebook friends within iChat

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Today's tip is for all of those who use both iChat and Facebook, and wished you could use Facebook chat from within iChat. As of fairly recently, it seems this is now possible, and easy to do.
  • Hackers update rootkit causing Windows blue screens

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Hackers behind the rootkit responsible for crippling Windows machines after users installed a Microsoft security patch have updated their malware so that it no longer crashes systems, researchers said today.
  • RIM Intros New BlackBerry Browser to Rival iPhone Safari

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:34 pm

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion on Tuesday introduced a new browser for its devices, which runs on WebKit, the rendering engine behind Apple's Safari browser. The New BlackBerry browser is touted as easier and faster to use, and will be available later this year.
  • What's Better Than Gmail? Thunderbird 3.0

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 5:19 pm

    In the age of Twitter, SMS and IM is e-mail obsolete? Not yet. Like it or not, most of us gets dozens, even hundreds, of e-mails a day. Since that's the case, why not look for the easiest and least costly way to manage that flood of useful--and useless-- information?
  • Next Wave of iPhone Apps Emerges

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    Super-smart iPhone apps will replace silly iFart-like apps in the second wave of iPhone app development, said iPhone app developers at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco last week.
  • IBM acquires Intelliden to boost network automation

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    IBM has acquired Intelliden, a network automation software vendor and will integrate the company's technology into its Tivoli Software group.
  • IT pros must get smart about analytics: IBM

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Today business intelligence may only reach 15 to 20 per cent of an organization's users, but that will explode to 65 per cent in the next five years, said an executive with IBM Canada Ltd.

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