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Chrome sings 'When I'm 64' on Windows

Google yesterday released a 64-bit Windows version of Chrome, touting it as a performance and stability improvement over the six-year-old 32-bit edition.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 August, 2014 02:19

Tags: web browsers, Google, Microsoft, software, youtube, Oracle

Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings

Pluralsight, a Salt Lake City e-learning company that offers video-based courses on everything from Windows 8 to WebRTC to Apple iOS, has raised a fresh $135 million in venture funding.

By Bob Brown | 28 August, 2014 02:02

Tags: application development, Apple, programming, Microsoft, IT Skills & Training, software, Capita

Microsoft frees Visual Studio Online for occasional contributors

Responding to the growth of enterprise software development teams, Microsoft will allow occasional contributors to access the Visual Studio Online project development environment at no cost.

By Joab Jackson | 28 August, 2014 01:45

Tags: Development tools, application development, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Salesforce renames and revamps Communities service has renamed and updated its Communities product, which lets companies build social websites where employees, partners and customers can mingle and collaborate.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 August, 2014 22:01

Tags: applications,, software, collaboration

In Napa quake, power surges led to PC damage

Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, Calif. caused power surges that may have led to much of the damage to computers in homes and small businesses, according to computer technicians in Napa.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 27 August, 2014 19:48

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software

Are startups and enterprises better together?

Australian startups are receiving increased attention from corporate enterprises, according to entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory co-working space in Melbourne.

By Adam Bender | 27 August, 2014 14:32

Tags: innovation, startups, Cloud, co-working space, York Butter Factory, enterprise, Partnerships

In pictures: A look inside the York Butter Factory startup space

Techworld Australia stops by Melbourne's hub for startups

By Adam Bender | 27 August, 2014 11:01

Tags: Melbourne, startups, co-working space, York Butter Factory, incubator

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

EMC is putting replication and recovery into the hands of VMware administrators with a software version of its RecoverPoint appliance that's designed for cloud computing.

By Stephen Lawson | 27 August, 2014 08:57

Tags: storage, vmworld, VMware, emc

Chrome sharpens up, dumps 1985's graphics technology

Google has updated Chrome to version 37, finally abandoning a 29-year-old Windows technology to display fonts.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 August, 2014 05:45

Tags: web browsers, Google, applications, Microsoft, browsers, software

Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world's first 8TB hard drive

Seagate today announced it's shipping to enterprise customers the world's first 8TB hard disk drive, raising the bar against rivals such as Western Digital, which uses helium to boost its own drive capacity.

By Lucas Mearian | 27 August, 2014 02:47

Tags: storage, western digital, cloud storage

Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

Jive Software has pushed out updates for the cloud versions of both its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and its JiveX software for building external online communities.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 August, 2014 01:55

Tags: Jive Software, applications, software, collaboration

Most websites are "One Day Wonders" -- and that's worrisome

The Internet's seething Web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous.

By Ellen Messmer | 26 August, 2014 22:48

Tags: management, Yahoo, Traffic management, Google, Networking, Web optimization, wan optimization, Blue Coat Systems

China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe

Chinese authorities are claiming that Microsoft has yet to fully comply with the government's anti-monopoly investigation, and is demanding more information about its media player and Web browser distribution.

By Michael Kan | 26 August, 2014 17:33

Tags: regulation, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, government

You drain me: Apple replaces some iPhone 5 batteries for free

Apple will replace some iPhone 5 batteries free of charge, claiming "a very small percentage" of the smartphones need to be charged more often and those charges were quickly exhausted.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 August, 2014 06:45

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, ios, computerworld, smartphones, software, operating systems

Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet software.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 26 August, 2014 05:42

Tags: Google, applications, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Office suites, mobile

Round smartwatches arrive, but users still waiting for Apple to join fray

LG's new video teaser showing off a round-faced smartwatch to debut next week at the IFA show begs a central question: What do users want in a smartwatch?

By Matt Hamblen | 26 August, 2014 04:15

Tags: hardware, Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Apple, Networking, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, wireless, mobile

First Firefox OS smartphone goes on sale in India for $33

Mozilla today announced that a smartphone powered by its Firefox OS mobile operating system went on sale in India, one of the key markets that the company has targeted.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 August, 2014 23:59

Tags: Firefox, Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, smartphones, wireless, software, operating systems, mobile

Shadow cloud services pose a growing risk to enterprises

A growing tendency by business units and workgroups to sign up for cloud services without asking their IT organization creates serious risks for enterprises.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 25 August, 2014 22:59

Tags: storage, cloud security, PwC, Malware and Vulnerabilities, PricewaterhouseCoopers

VMware prepares OpenStack for enterprise use

VMware wants to bring enterprise-class reliability to OpenStack by releasing a distribution of cloud hosting software that runs on top of the virtualization stack.

By Joab Jackson | 25 August, 2014 22:03

Tags: open source, Server Virtualization, software, virtualisation, vmworld, VMware

Microsoft cuts prices of Surface 2 in possible sign of new models this fall

Microsoft has cut the prices of its Surface 2 tablets by as much as 22 per cent, dropping the entry-level Windows 8.1 RT device to $US349.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 August, 2014 20:52

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems, mobile

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