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  • Android largely unharmed in Google-China row

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 5:40 am

    A mobile phone with Google's Android operating system that was delayed in China will now ship next week, in the latest sign that Android has gone largely unscathed by a row between Google and the Chinese government.
  • Microsoft rewarding "loyal" Halo 2 players

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:09 pm

    In anticipation of shutting down Halo 2 (along with all other Xbox Original title) support on Xbox Live, Microsoft is gifting loyal Halo 2 players with a little something to help ease the pain of losing access to their prefered game.
  • Microsoft plans to patch 8 Windows, Office bugs next week

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    Microsoft today announced it will ship two security updates on Tuesday to patch eight vulnerabilities in Windows and Office.
  • 5 Reasons Businesses Still Hate Enterprise Software

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    Houston, we have a problem: Businesses have major issues with the enterprise software they're paying millions of dollars to implement and support, according to new Forrester data. The solution? More software!
  • Windows: New, improved & more insecure than ever

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 3:02 pm

    Data execution prevention, a major Windows security feature, has just been busted.
  • Seven reasons Chrome isn't my default browser

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Google's Chrome browser keeps improving; Beta 2's release in February certainly advanced the case for Chrome as a worthy competitor to Safari, Firefox, and the rest of the pack.
  • RightNow tries to change SaaS contract, pricing game

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    CRM vendor RightNow announced a new SaaS (software as a service) pricing and licensing model on Thursday that it says provides customers with fairer, clearer deals. The company also issued a "Cloud Challenge" to competitors, urging them to adopt similar principles.
  • Google now covers all Apps with advanced backup

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Google recently extended what it describes as highly advanced and sophisticated data backup and recovery to all components of its Apps communication and collaboration suite.
  • Review

    Where Android beats the iPhone

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Android's openness, flexibility, and Java foundation make it the best choice for many developers and the businesses that depend on them
  • Typical Windows user patches every 5 days

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:08 am

    The typical home user running Windows faces the "unreasonable" task of patching software an average of every five days, a security and vulnerability research company said.
  • N. Korea develops operating system with Windows-like GUI, Linux guts

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:07 am

    The North Korean government appears to have developed its own graphical Linux-based operating system, though its people still prefer that symbol of Yankee high-tech imperialism, Microsoft Windows.
  • Microsoft to spend $9.5 billion on research in 2010

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Microsoft plans to spend $9.5 billion on research and development this year, which a senior executive said Thursday is more than any competitor.
  • Company puts Android on laptop with China-backed chips

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 1:10 am

    A Chinese company is tweaking Google’s Android operating system to run on a laptop using homegrown Chinese microprocessors, which are backed by the government.
  • Protect Data With On-the-Go Drive Encryption

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    This past January, the health organization Kaiser Permanente reported a theft of an external hard drive from an em­­ployee's car. The hard drive contained data on about 15,500 Northern California patients, including their full names, medical record numbers, and, in some cases, gender, dates of birth, and other info on treatment and care received at Kaiser (but not patients' social security numbers or financial data).
  • When Your CRM System Passes 1 Million Records

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    There isn't a sales force in the world that says it has enough Leads. And you won't find many marketing VPs who want to do fewer campaigns. So there's a never-ending stream of new leads, prospect interactions, and conversations to be stored in the CRM system. At companies in consumer markets, open source software, and other categories it's not unusual to find a million leads or more. But that's just the beginning: if you're using the latest marketing automation system, every e-mail, web download, and prospect response is recorded in the CRM system. And if you have a large call center, every call and e-mail exchange should be recorded well.
  • Google Chrome Beta Adds Translation, Privacy Features

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:23 pm

    Google added two new features to the Windows version of Google Chrome beta including integrated translation and enhanced privacy features that allow for better browser cookie managment. The new additions were fed to the Chrome beta channel as a preview of Google Chrome version 5, according to the Google Chrome Releases blog.
  • Microsoft confirms free Office 2010 upgrade deal

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    Microsoft's CFO confirmed today that the company will offer a free upgrade to the upcoming Office 2010 suite starting this month.
  • Corsair releases its fastest USB flash drives yet

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Corsair today announced it's shipping a new family of USB flash drives that it says are faster than anything it has sold to date, with read/write rates of 34MB/sec. and 28MB/sec., respectively.
  • Opera 10.50 browser features boosted speed and improved HTML 5 support

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    The company claims its newest browser version is the fastest ever for Windows computers.
  • SharePoint 2010: More Cloud-Friendly than Past Versions

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    SharePoint's many moving pieces have not traditionally fit neatly into the cloud. But SharePoint 2010 addresses that problem - with three key changes.
  • From sneakers to smartphones: The man behind MS Windows Phone design

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:48 pm

    One of the key figures in redefining the Windows experience on smartphones is Albert Shum, who’s been with Microsoft for barely two-and-a-half two years. His previous employer for 12 years: sneaker manufacturer Nike, where he worked in design.
  • Small browser makers bitter over ballot screen layout

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Most of the developers whose browsers have been relegated to a second screen of the ballot Microsoft is now pushing to Europeans are mad as hell, and they won't take it anymore.
  • Microsoft at last releases famed Red Hat/Linux virtualization drivers

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    Last week, Microsoft released a set of drivers that allow production versions of Red Hat to run on Hyper-V. The drivers, otherwise known as integration components, have some limitations, but they come with the full assurance that both Microsoft and Red Hat will support such an implementation.
  • Make Windows 7 Look Like a Commodore 64

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Way back in the Mesozoic era of computing (also known as the early 1980s), we didn't have slick little netbooks or big, powerful desktops. Businesses that used computers at all generally relied on Unix servers or ancient mainframes driving terminals at employees' workstations. Meanwhile, home users could choose from a narrow assortment of systems, none of which bear much resemblance to the array of computers for sale today; and one of the most popular models back then was the Commodore 64.
  • Valve teases Steam for OS X

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 6:41 pm

    Based on a series off images Valve sent out, an OS X version of Steam should be arriving soon.
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