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10 Ways To Know You're in the Twitter Twilight Zone

All too often, it seems like there's a full moon out when it comes to Twitter: People who use the microblogging service do some very strange things.

By Thomas Wailgum | 17 September, 2010 00:13

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

Microsoft shifts gears with release of Windows Phone 7 devtools

Microsoft's release today of the final version of its Windows Phone 7 development tools signals a shift in the campaign to re-launch its mobile business: from an intense behind-the-scenes focus on enlisting developer support to more visible marketing efforts aimed at consumers.

By John Cox | 17 September, 2010 09:12

Tags: Windows Mobile 7, Microsoft, software, mobile

Avaya's new portable isn't a tablet, it's a 'desktop video device'

Avaya had barely announced its new portable video device on Wednesday when just about everybody started calling it the Flare Tablet.

By Matt Hamblen | 17 September, 2010 09:05

Tags: tablets, desktop video device, Avaya

Microsoft's IE9 off limits to most Windows PCs

Microsoft may have a tough time building significant market share for its new Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) browser because eligible users are in the minority.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 September, 2010 08:54

Tags: operating system, windows xp, microsoft ie9

Google patches Chrome second time this month

Google patched 10 vulnerabilities in Chrome this week, including one pegged critical on the Mac.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 September, 2010 08:46

Tags: security patch, security, Google Chrome

Twitter revamps site with multimedia and social tools

Twitter says an update to its site is on the way and will stress user pictures, videos, and profiles in an attempt to compete with Facebook and Google in the race for ad dollars.

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 16 September, 2010 03:04

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

Inside Intel's security organisation

The "Here You Have" e-mail virus that ripped across the Internet last week didn't leave Intel unscathed: The 80,000-plus employee company had 4,400 employees click on the malware and wound up with 400 infected machines.

By Bob Brown | 17 September, 2010 08:35

Tags: security, intel

Australian managers lack confidence in project delivery

A new study suggests Australian business managers lack confidence when it comes to project delivery, with only 13 per cent saying they are confident about managing critical projects in “the most efficient way”.

By Lisa Banks | 17 September, 2010 08:37

Tags: project management

AWS introduces Linux option

Amazon Web Services has introduced a way for its customers to use Linux applications within its cloud platform.

By Maxwell Cooter | 17 September, 2010 08:30

Tags: operating system, Amazon Web Services, Linux, Cloud

Mule software connects with the cloud

The newly released version of the open-source ESB software Mule includes a set of connectors for linking into Salesforce.com, Amazon Web Services, Facebook and other cloud services, the company announced this week.

By IDG Online Staff | 17 September, 2010 08:17

Tags: Cloud, firewall, software, ESB

Internode slashes terabyte pricing

Internode has cut the prices on its new terabyte broadband plans by $30 a month, bringing them into closer in line with what the national broadband provider’s competitors are charging.

By Renai LeMay | 16 September, 2010 15:15

Tags: ISPs, internode, terabyte plan

Compellent launches in Australia

US-based storage area network (SAN) vendor, Compellent, has officially launched itself into the local marketplace, announcing aggressive plans to secure customers in the enterprise space in Australia.

By Chloe Herrick | 16 September, 2010 12:29

Tags: SANs, storage, Compellent

Apple iPad looks like a holiday hit

Consumer tablets, particularly Apple's iPad, will be a favorite among gift-givers this holiday season. That's according to Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, who announced today that the consumer electronics giant is expanding iPad sales to all of its U.S. stores starting Sept. 26.

By Jeff Bertolucci | 15 September, 2010 23:10

Tags: Apple, apple ipad, hardware systems, laptops, tablet PCs, tablets, Best Buy

Tweak Gmail Priority Inbox to include filtered e-mail

A couple weeks ago, Google took the wraps off Priority Inbox, a clever Gmail feature that helps separate the message wheat from the message chaff.

By Rick Broida | 15 September, 2010 23:14

Tags: Gmail, Google, applications, web, e-mail, software, internet

Are colleges and universities at greater risk of data breaches?

A database security vendor says colleges and universities need to do more to secure their databases against break-ins.

By John Cox | 16 September, 2010 03:34

Tags: Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, education, security, legal, data breach, health care, industry verticals, cybercrime

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