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Acer server in Europe reportedly breached

Hacking group Pakistan Cyber Army Friday claimed it had broken into an Acer server in Europe and stole personal data on about 40,000 people.

By Jaikumar Vijayan | 04 June, 2011 06:21

Tags: Cybercrime and Hacking, security, Malware and Vulnerabilities, acer

Can the iPad cure what ails us?

A neurology patient at a Texas hospital may soon find doctors handing him an iPad with game-like apps on it to test his motor skills. Nurses will be able to roam bedsides while remotely checking electrocardiograms, or EKGs, on their iPads. Doctors are already sharing medical records on iPads with their peers, in order to discuss patient care.

By Tom Kaneshige | 04 June, 2011 04:39

Tags: Apple, Texas Health Resources, hardware systems, health care, tablet PCs, laptops, industry verticals

So, why are senior U.S. officials using Gmail?

When Google announced that hackers had gone after Gmail users, the company noted that they specifically targeted U.S. government officials and military personnel.

By Sharon Gaudin | 04 June, 2011 06:21

Tags: Google, Microsoft, security, Web 2.0 and Web Apps, U.S. General Services Administration

How Windows 8 will challenge enterprise IT

Microsoft has presented the Windows 8 user interface and displayed various devices on which the next version of Windows will run.

By Shane O'Neill | 04 June, 2011 02:58

Tags: Windows, hardware systems, Android, Phones, aple, operating systems, cloud computing, internet, enterprise IT, iPad, Windows 8, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, tablets, software, laptops, tablet PCs

Apple reportedly hires MobileNotifier Coder

Sure, we've all heard that widgets and better notifications may be headed for iOS 5, but it looks like an allegedly new (and notable) Apple employee may further confirm that notification changes are in Apple's future.

By Paul Suarez | 06 June, 2011 05:47

Tags: upgrading, Apple, apps, consumer electronics, Phones

Keep social media outsourcing under control: Facebook, Telstra

Organisations looking to promote their brand through social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn should manage it with internal resources to avoid outsourcing the public image of the company, according to representatives from Facebook and Telstra.

By Rodney Gedda | 06 June, 2011 10:45

Tags: marketing, Paul Borrud, social networking, social media, Telstra, Facebook

Microsoft's Xbox TV service may be near

Streaming TV may soon be coming to an Xbox near you.

By Brennon Slattery | 06 June, 2011 04:51

Tags: Game platforms, Google, Microsoft, gaming, games, Xbox, tv

Nokia not ready for a tablet -- yet

If cell phone maker Nokia rolls out a tablet device one day, it will be late to a game where its competitors have a big head start.

By Keir Thomas | 05 June, 2011 02:32

Tags: Google, Microsoft, hardware systems, Nokia, tablets, tablet PCs, laptops, intel, novell, tablet PC

Apple iCloud: An iOS user's wish list

The iCloud has gone from rumor, to speculation, to confirmed service. Now we just need the details. What will it do? How much will it cost? Just how magical will it be? Well, I don't have any privileged insight, but here are my predictions (a.k.a. "wish list") for what to expect from the iCloud.

By Tony Bradley | 05 June, 2011 02:39

Tags: Apple, wwdc, Google, ios, Cloud, cloud computing, internet

Sony has target on back thanks to hackers

It's not such a happy time over at Sony these days thanks to the bull's-eye on its back.

By Eric Mack | 05 June, 2011 02:27

Tags: security, Purdue University, sony, Tech industry

How not to do Twitter: The rise and fall of my Twitterverse

I came a little late to the Twitter party. Once I embraced the basic concept, I set out to build a massive Twitter following -- in all the wrong ways, and for all the wrong reasons. If you are new to Twitter, or trying to gain Twitter followers, perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.

By Tony Bradley | 05 June, 2011 02:43

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, twitter, social networks, social media, internet

iOS 5 may feature app auto-downloads

Sure, WWDC is just around the corner, but that doesn't mean that the Apple rumor mill stops churning.

By Paul Suarez | 06 June, 2011 04:58

Tags: Apple, apple ipad, consumer electronics, apple iphone, apps, ios, Phones, iTunes

How to check if Sony Pictures hack affects you

A few computer clicks is all it takes to learn if you were a victim of the Sony Pictures hack attack, but be careful.

By Keir Thomas | 05 June, 2011 02:30

Tags: hackers, applications, security, software, sony, data protection

Stolen Macbook recovered via tweets, photos of thief

Another stolen laptop has been recovered with the one-two punch of laptop recovery software -- which took covertly took photos of the thief, a blog on Tumblr, and Twitter.

By Melanie Pinola | 06 June, 2011 04:58

Tags: mac laptop, Google, hardware security components, security, twitter

Day 4: Tweaking the look and layout of Ubuntu Linux

People don't like change. One of the things that some people get hung up on is the look and feel of the desktop. More precisely, some Windows users who look at Ubuntu Linux get hung up on how it doesn't look and feel like Windows. Well, it isn't that difficult to customize the look and feel of Ubuntu Linux to make it be whatever you want it to be.

By Tony Bradley | 06 June, 2011 04:55

Tags: unix, Linux, software, non-Windows, operating systems, ubuntu

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