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  • Broadcom adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and a new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.
  • Judge dismisses Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage suit

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    A judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed against Microsoft over its much-criticized Windows Genuine Advantage program in 2006.
  • Paranoia and Chinese High-tech Espionage

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 7:47 pm

    Is it paranoia when they really are out to get you?
  • HP app preserves SharePoint for the ages

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Hewlett-Packard has updated its records management software so it can now capture for legal posterity Microsoft SharePoint files and even entire SharePoint workspaces, the company announced.
  • Oracle launches worldwide cloud-computing tour

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Oracle has officially put both legs on the cloud-computing bandwagon, recently launching a roughly 50-date global road show on the topic for developers and system administrators.
  • Virginia firm files encryption lawsuit against tech giants

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    TecSec, an encryption vendor based in McLean, Virginia, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against several large tech vendors, including IBM, Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, eBay, Oracle and Adobe Systems.
  • Seagate doubles capacity of data center hard drive

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Seagate released a 2.5-in SAS drive today that doubles the amount of capacity over previous drives and offers lower power consumption while increasing drive reliability.
  • Motorola Droid Goes Android 2.1 This Week

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    The Motorola Droid will be upgraded to the Google Android 2.1 software this week, the company announced on its official Facebook page. The over-the-air software update will bring the Droid software on the par with the Google Nexus One, albeit with some features missing.
  • Ksplice debuts zero downtime service for Linux

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    Ksplice officially launched its no-reboot patching service for Linux servers.
  • 5 Hopes for a More Social Gmail

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Google will reportedly be announcing Facebook and Twitter-like features to be added to its e-mail service Gmail.
  • SAP to split user conference between Europe, US

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    SAP's annual Sapphire user conference will run simultaneously this year, in Orlando and Frankfurt, the company announced Tuesday.
  • Microsoft, Google team with MediaTek in smartphone push

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Microsoft and Google have turned to Taiwanese chipset vendor MediaTek to boost their traction in smartphones aimed at China and other emerging markets.
  • Toyota to recall Prius hybrids over ABS software

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Toyota plans to recall around 400,000 of its Prius hybrid cars to replace software that controls the antilock braking system (ABS), the auto maker said Tuesday.
  • Microsoft e-health research taps Xbox, mobile phones

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:40 am

    Microsoft is researching how gadgets like the company's Xbox game machine, surface computers and accelerometers in mobile phones could be used to improve health care.
  • Oracle buys AmberPoint for SOA management

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 10:08 pm

    Oracle on Monday fattened up its already burgeoning middleware stack, announcing Monday that it has purchased SOA (service oriented architecture) management vendor AmberPoint. Terms were not disclosed.
  • SAP hits reset button with CEO change

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 10:03 pm

    The German company hopes to focus more on innovation and making customers happy again.
  • Make the Most of Your 'Home' and 'End' Keys

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    You know me: I love a good keyboard shortcut. The Home and End keys aren't shortcuts in the traditional sense, but many users never bother to lay a finger on them--and that's a mistake.
  • Windows 7 stability update makes PCs unstable, users report

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    Some Windows 7 users say their PCs started to freeze or randomly display the infamous "Blue screen of death" after applying a January update Microsoft billed as a stability and reliability fix.
  • Healthcare IT Dilemma: iPad Lust Meets Software Reality

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    In addition to being a top priority for legislators and the press, healthcare has become a major target for IT vendors. Driven by economic pressures that force hospitals to merge and consolidate, regulations that force better documentation and security, and legislation that may fundamentally change the industry's business models, healthcare companies will spend more on technology this year than any other type of company, according to a study released Jan. 31 by Enterprise Strategy Group.
  • Google tries to make Gmail more like Facebook, Twitter

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:09 pm

    Google is reportedly on the verge of making Gmail behave more like Facebook and Twitter, with a service allowing users to share status updates, video and photos with friends.
  • Review

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    You can't depend on just one program to protect you from rootkits, Trojans, viruses, worms, and other malicious code. The job is too important and the villains too numerous for that. So supplement your regular antivirus program (the one you keep running in the background at all times) with an extra malware scanner, such as Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free.
  • Enterprise IT: The top priorities

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Cautious optimism is the anecdotal sentiment we hear most often when discussing the health and demeanor of enterprise IT, and data from a recent study bears that out.
  • 10 recession-proof IT skills

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    The enterprise data center has become the corporate center of attention. If you want in, here are the skills you need to have.
  • Carbon-Tracking Software Market Starts to Get Hot

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    The nascent market for enterprise carbon accounting software is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years, and CA, SAP and Microsoft are seeking a piece of the action.
  • Review

    Windows on the Mac

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    Parallels Desktop 5 and VMware Fusion 3 get faster, smarter, and optimized for Windows 7, while Sun’s VirtualBox 3.1 lags behind

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