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  • Skype sheds light on 3G calling, iPad

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Fans of Skype's popular VoIP application will have to wait a little longer to make calls over 3G networks with their iPhones, according to a post by spokesperson Peter Parkes on the company's blog.
  • Google dreaming up Chrome OS tablets

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Google has conceptual images for what a Chrome OS-based tablet computer user interface might look like at its open source Chromium Projects site.
  • Microsoft links security guidelines to agile development

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:23 pm

    New template links Security Development Lifecycle methodology to agile software development projects built with Visual Studio.
  • Carbonite aims at small businesses with backup service

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Consumer online backup company Carbonite has released a version of its service that's targeted at small businesses and provides backups without a per-computer fee.
  • Apple fixes iTunes 'remember password' bug

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    On Monday, Apple released iTunes 9.0.3. According to the release notes, the update's numero uno bug fix is "iTunes no longer ignores your 'Remember password for purchases' setting." In other words, if you enable this iTunes Store option, you will no longer have to continue to re-enter your password each time you make a purchase. Actually, if you are logged in to your account, the dialog is now skipped altogether. Prior to 9.0.3, enabling this option in iTunes 9 had absolutely no effect.
  • Microsoft juices Visual Studio with secure coding tools

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Microsoft said it will deepen ties between its Visual Studio development tools and the secure applications development processes first developed inside the company and now available to outsiders.
  • 4 free video editors bring out your inner filmmaker

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    Shooting footage with a video camera is easy. Assembling the random footage into something watchable can be a whole other matter. Working with professional-level video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro can cost a good deal and also means a very steep learning curve.
  • BackOff disables automatic iPhone backups

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    iPhone and iPod Touch backups take a long time. A really, really long time. Even canceling them takes a long time. That said, it's extremely nice to have the ability to restore a complete, working backup of your phone, should it ever be lost, replaced, or one day start speaking in tongues.
  • Casino banks on social networking, mobile technology and virtualization

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    At Cache Creek Casino, IT boss Rod Luck embraces social networking, despite concerns about security.
  • Windows 7 RC users face tricky route back to Vista

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    The unprecedented number of PC users who installed Windows 7 release candidate (RC) will soon have to decide whether to upgrade to the new OS or face bi-hourly shutdowns and significant hassle re-installing their old version.
  • Salesforce.com enables business process building for cloud

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:22 pm

    The Visual Process Manager tool set automates, simplifies business process design.
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    Seven Nikon Coolpix Cameras Prepare for Launch

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Nikon took the wraps off its 2010 Coolpix point-and-shoot camera line today, announcing seven new cameras. The new Coolpix cams range from a 26x optical zoom model to a fast-starting pocket megazoom to a $130 AA-battery-powered camera.
  • SlideShare to let companies sponsor 'channels' on its site

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    SlideShare, a site where business presentations and documents can be posted, viewed, rated and commented on, now lets companies sponsor and create microsites to promote their products and services, the company said Wednesday.
  • User-generated maps? Game on!

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Crowdsourcing has become a common method of trying to extract the wisdom of many people who know something, with mixed results emerging, such as Wikipedia. Waze tries to crowdsource navigation, and the results are promising. The Waze iPhone app is free; the company plans to sell crowdsourced data to other parties while making navigation available to end users at no cost. I checked the app out as a part of my review of 12 iPhone GPS apps, and while I decided it's not quite ready to be reviewed, I did find it to be an interesting and clever idea.
  • IBM buying MDM vendor Initiate Systems

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

    IBM announced Wednesday that it plans to buy MDM (master data management) vendor Initiate Systems. Terms of the deal, which is scheduled to close in the first quarter, were not disclosed.
  • Salesforce.com unveils business process tools

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Salesforce.com is broadening the range of its Force.com cloud development platform with a new visual tool set for designing business processes, the company announced Wednesday.
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    Review: Eight PHP power tools

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Eclipse PDT, NetBeans, NuSphere PhpED, and Zend Studio lead a capable field of IDEs for Web developers.
  • Microsoft probes Windows 7 battery problems

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Microsoft is looking into battery problems apparently affecting Windows 7 notebooks amid complaints from some users that the OS has crippled their batteries.
  • Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:50 am

    Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and VMware Inc.
  • 10 Great Digital Photography Downloads

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Have a digital camera and plenty of photos? Want some help with editing and managing them all? We've rounded up ten downloads that will let you take control of your photos. Whether you're looking for a top-of-the-line photo editor, a great photo manager, or nifty utilities to handle tasks such as finding duplicates, we have just the thing. And every program is free--not only to download but also to use.
  • Top 5 Financial Management Predictions for 2010

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    CIO.com's Brian Carlson sits down with Sunny Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Apptio, a provider of on-demand IT financial management SaaS (software-as-a-service) products. Gupta discusses five key trends for financial management in 2010.
  • Oracle unplugs Sun's virtual world

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Oracle is dropping support for Sun Microsystems' Project Wonderland, a Java-based platform for developing 3-D virtual worlds, according to a Jan. 30 post on the project's official blog.
  • Timeline: A Decade of Malware

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    ScanSafe security researcher Mary Landesman looks back at some of the notorious malware that has shaped the attack landscape we now face online
  • Running Windows 7 RC? Prepare for Shutdowns

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    If you're running Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), the end is near. Starting Feb. 15, people using Windows 7 RC, the free pre-release version of Microsoft's latest PC operating system, will receive a notification that their trial software is about to expire, according to a post today by Microsoft blogger Brandon LeBlanc on The Windows Blog.
  • Facebook poses biggest security threat to businesses

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Nearly two thirds (60 percent) of businesses believe social network Facebook poses the biggest threat to security, says Sophos.
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