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  • Cameron Diaz tops malware bait list

    Cameron Diaz is the most dangerous celebrity on the Web, antivirus company McAfee said Thursday.

    21 Aug. 10 03:26 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Voice-enabled medical search app for iPhone speeds inquiries

    As smartphones and tablet computers infiltrate medical operations, doctors are finding new applications to provide shortcuts for their busy work days. That includes a new voice-enabled medical search app for the iPhone announced by Nuance Communications.

    21 Aug. 10 03:26 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • HTML5 raises new security issues

    When it comes to new security issues, the security team for the Firefox browser have the new version of the Web HyperText Markup Language, HTML5, foremost on the mind.

    21 Aug. 10 03:07 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Google patches 10 Chrome bugs, pays out $US10K in bounties

    Google on Thursday patched 10 vulnerabilities in Chrome, but did not award any of the researchers who reported bugs the new top-dollar reward of $US3,133. Google's most serious threat rating, seven labeled "high" and another pegged as "medium."

    21 Aug. 10 01:20 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Nokia kills social networking application

    Nokia's Messaging for Social Networks will never make it out of the beta stage. On Friday, Nokia said it is discontinuing the application and instead will use what it has learned in the upcoming N8 smartphone.

    20 Aug. 10 20:02 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Executive steps down for review of Apple kickback charges

    A top executive at JLJ Holdings, the parent company of a Singapore-based Apple supplier named in an alleged kickback scheme, has stepped down from his position "for the time being" as the company pursues an investigation of the charges, it said Thursday.

    20 Aug. 10 12:07 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • HP: WebOS tablet coming early next year

    Hewlett-Packard will release a tablet PC based on Palm's webOS operating system in "early 2011," the head of HP's PC division said Thursday.

    20 Aug. 10 09:49 Written by James Niccolai
  • Tens of deals in the pipeline for HP's POD data centre

    On the back of securing a contract to supply its POD container data centre to the iVEC Informatics Facility at Murdoch University in WA as part of a bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, HP is reporting "tens" of deals in the pipeline.

    20 Aug. 10 08:43 Written by Trevor Clarke
  • HP after Hurd: 'We're looking forward, not back'

    Hewlett-Packard announced its third-quarter financial results on Thursday and insisted it was "looking forward, not back" following the surprise departure two weeks ago of Chairman and CEO Mark Hurd.

    20 Aug. 10 08:00 Written by James Niccolai
  • Dell's Q2 profits rise on strong enterprise sales

    Dell on Thursday saw growth in net income and revenue for the second quarter of 2011, driven by strong growth in its enterprise hardware and services businesses.

    20 Aug. 10 07:08 Written by Agam Shah
  • Intel's McAfee acquisition a mobile play

    Intel's acquisition of security company McAfee could help the chip maker make a splash in the handheld and embedded markets, in which the company has struggled to establish a presence, according to analysts.

    20 Aug. 10 06:50 Written by Agam Shah
  • Intel-McAfee deal could spark shareholder lawsuits

    Shareholder lawsuits may be looming over the proposed Intel acquisition of McAfee, with at least two law firms signaling they are looking into whether McAfee's board of directors acted in the best interests of shareholders in approving the deal.

    20 Aug. 10 06:28 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • SAP execs outline plans for Sybase

    SAP executives today outlined the company's strategy for the recently acquired Sybase, which includes the creation of a mobile platform that can run on-premises or in the cloud, connects to every application and is compatible with "all major" mobile operating systems and devices.

    20 Aug. 10 06:17 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Intel moves beyond 'just the chip' with McAfee buy

    After trying to push its way into the increasingly lucrative consumer electronics market for the last few years, Intel hopes that adding a security offering will be just what the market needs.

    20 Aug. 10 05:45 Written by Sharon Gaudin
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