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  • Novell bringing .Net developers to Apple iPad

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    The MonoTouch platform allows developers to use languages written for .Net when developing iPad applications
  • Apple's iPad marketing sparks complaint to FTC

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Apple's iPad, announced Wednesday, has already led to one complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in which a consumer charged Apple with false advertising by showing Adobe Flash working on the device.
  • Virtualization: Behind the scenes

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    I recently wrapped up my second (nearly) annual look at three leading Intel Mac virtualization products--VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and VirtualBox--along with an overview piece designed to help you figure out which one best suits your needs.
  • Browser Fingerprinting Can ID You Without Cookies

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    The specific combination of mundane information such as your plugins and system fonts can be used to create a "fingerprint" for your browser that could potentially uniquely identify you.
  • Informatica plugs MDM hole with Siperian buy

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Informatica has purchased MDM (master data management) vendor Siperian for about US$130 million, strengthening its hand against larger rivals such as IBM and Oracle.
  • Will We Ever See Flash On the iPad? Probably Not

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 3:02 pm

    Steve Jobs pitched the iPad on Wednesday as a device that lets you browse the Web the way it was meant to. Yet his demo of the iPad clearly showed that there wouldn't be any support for Adobe's proprietary Flash platform. Perhaps this was intentional.
  • Windows 7 business sales weak, but uptick expected

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    In the shadow of record quarterly revenue, Microsoft Thursday said 60 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold in the past six months, but most of those have been from the consumer side and business uptake has been flat.
  • Danish parliament sets rules for open document formats

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The Danish Parliament has decided on a set of rules to which open document formats must adhere if they are to be used by state authorities after April 1, 2011, Denmark's Liberal Party said on Friday.
  • Simplify Facebook, Twitter with Brizzly

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Remember way back Tuesday when I talked about Facebook Purity, the Greasemonkey script that strips away some of the clutter from your Facebook home page? Brizzly's even better: It provides a clean, simple, ad-free interface for Facebook. Twitter, too.
  • Windows Mobile OS Update Due Next Month, Microsoft Hints

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Microsoft will discuss a new version of its Windows Mobile operating system next month at the Windows Mobile Congress in Barcelona, company representatives said during its earnings call on Thursday.
  • CA names new CEO

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Infrastructure software giant CA's board of directors has appointed William McCracken CEO, the company announced Thursday.
  • Compuware taps Gomez for performance management

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Company combines acquired and in-house technologies in one application performance optimization package
  • EFF: Browsers can leave a unique trail on the Web

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 10:10 am

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has created an on-line tool that details the wealth of information a Web browser reveals, which can pose privacy concerns when used to profile users.
  • Apple iPad could give Microsoft fits

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    Microsoft shouldn’t be shaking in its boots after this week’s unveiling of Apple’s iPad, but the tablet computer could give the software giant fits in the future on several fronts
  • Wall Street Beat: Economic concerns shadow tech profits

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Earnings reports from dozens of IT and telecommunications companies, including bellwethers like Microsoft, Apple and Nokia, offered good news this week, but tumult in the markets shows that IT investors still have big concerns about lingering weak spots in sales and the continued stability of the economy.
  • iPhone VoIP apps now offer calling over 3G network

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Voice over IP applications for the iPhone are now able to offer calls over cellular networks as both iCall and Fring updated their apps on Thursday to support calls over 3G cellular networks.
  • Chrome apes IE8, adds clickjacking, XSS defenses

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Google yesterday announced it has added several new security features to Chrome, including two that were first popularized by rival Microsoft in Internet Explorer 8 last year.
  • SharePoint 2010: Five New and Improved Features

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    You may not need all the features SharePoint 2010 has to offer, but advances in areas such as social media, offline access and better CRM and ERP integration make it worth a look. Here's a rundown of what's new and/or improved.
  • Meet the Man with Big Love for Big ERP

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Forget "Mr. Big" on Sex & The City: We've got an exclusive Q&A with Big ERP. He has never met a choice or a cloud that he likes, but he knows how to put those pricey maintenance fees to good use (just check out the gut on this guy).
  • Microsoft's Zune Phone: Who Cares?

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Despite murmurs that Windows Mobile 7 isn't nearly ready, the rumor mill suggests that Microsoft will launch a Zune Phone as early as next month. But it's been so long since the Zune Phone myth originated, it's no longer a big deal.
  • Motorola reports a small Q4 profit, held back by phone sales

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Motorola's fourth-quarter sales fell 20 percent year-on-year, but the company still made out a small profit, unhampered by the exceptional charges that plunged it into loss a year ago, it reported Thursday. It expects to make a loss in the first quarter, however.
  • Database wars: IBM, Oracle's Ellison trade zingers

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 9:10 am

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison criticized IBM's database business during an event held by the company to utline its plans for the newly acquired Sun Microsystems.
  • With merger, Oracle reassures Sun customers

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 7:40 am

    The thing that Oracle Corp. wanted to make clear Wednesday, its first full day as the owner of Sun Microsystems, is that its time to stop worrying about the future of Sun.
  • Ballmer defends Microsoft as China plays up Gates' comments

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:40 am

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer defended the company's presence in China in a message on Wednesday, after Chinese media seized on a statement by Bill Gates about Chinese Web censorship being "very limited."
  • Adobe: We want Flash developers on the iPad

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:40 am

    Adobe Systems reached out to Flash developers in the wake of Apple's iPad announcement, saying it plans to add support for the iPad's higher screen resolution to its upcoming Packager for iPhone development tool.
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