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  • Windows Live to integrate WP7 phones, PCs, Xbox in the cloud

    Microsoft officials today described how upcoming Windows Phone 7 smartphones will perform within a network of Windows 7 PCs and Xbox gaming consoles through a new Windows Live cloud platform to make the mobile experience easier and more powerful for workers and consumers.

    14 July 10 02:14 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Hands-on with Motorola's Droid X

    Verizon Wireless on Thursday will start selling Motorola's highly anticipated smartphone, the Droid X, a faster and multimedia-savvy successor to the original Droid that was introduced in October last year.

    14 July 10 01:45 Written by Agam Shah
  • IBM takes blame for massive bank system failure

    IBM took responsibility for a major IT system failure suffered by one of Singapore's largest banks on July 5, saying an employee's error caused the outage.

    13 July 10 21:33 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Microsoft extends Windows XP downgrade rights until 2020

    Just a day before Microsoft drops support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), the company announced on Monday that people running some versions of Windows 7 can "downgrade" to the aged operating system for up to 10 years.

    13 July 10 09:43 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Mobile phone coverage expanded via 'mesh' networks

    Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide have developed a way to expand the reach of mobile phone networks by turning each mobile into a mesh network node using standard wireless technology.

    13 July 10 09:30 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Ballmer: Microsoft 'months' from tablet launch

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced a bevy of tablets and "smart device" are on their way from the company in the next "several months."

    13 July 10 08:16 Written by Barbara Hernandez
  • Complaints mar Google Android App Inventor

    Google's App Inventor for Android has inspired some early complaints from users who claim they have not been able to install the software on 64-bit Windows 7 machines, and others who say the App Inventor Web site, ironically, does not display properly on Android smartphone Web browsers.

    13 July 10 07:43 Written by Jon Brodkin
  • Third-party software bugs skyrocket in 2010

    A surge in third-party software vulnerabilities accounted for the bulk of a ballooning bug count in the first half of 2010, said Danish security firm Secunia today.

    13 July 10 06:39 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Infor to embrace Microsoft's Azure cloud

    Infor on Monday will announce plans for applications running on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, deepening the vendors' already close partnership and adding momentum to the industry's shift away from on-premises ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

    13 July 10 06:38 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Lawsuit against Apple continues as a class action

    A lawsuit against Apple and AT&T Mobility will proceed as a class action, following a ruling in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, court documents show.

    13 July 10 06:34 Written by Jeremy Kirk
  • Microsoft opening CRM app store

    Microsoft plans to take a cue from rival CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Salesforce.com with the upcoming release of CRM 2011, by adding a marketplace site where partners can sell complementary applications.

    13 July 10 05:56 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Oracle to issue 59 critical patches

    Oracle on Tuesday will release 59 patches to fix security weaknesses affecting hundreds of products, according to <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujul2010.html">a notice</a> on its Web site.

    13 July 10 05:37 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Open mobile still on the way, AT&T's Donovan said

    The ideal mobile ecosystem is still one that's partly closed, such as the iPhone App Store, but the trend is toward greater openness, AT&amp;T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan said Monday.

    13 July 10 05:34 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Muglia offers details on Microsoft Azure Appliance

    On Monday, during the kickoff of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference being held this week in Washington D.C., Microsoft <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/071210-microsoft-releases-azure-cloud-platform.html">announced</a> that it would be releasing a version of its Windows Azure cloud computing platform that can be run as part of an appliance offering.

    13 July 10 04:43 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Women say they're increasingly addicted to Facebook

    As if chocolate wasn't addictive enough, a majority of women who use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter say they re addicted to them, according to a survey.

    13 July 10 04:41 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • Facebook offers child safety 'panic button' in UK

    Facebook users in the UK can now add a "panic button" onto their profiles to report and prevent malicious behavior such as cyber-bullying and sexual harassment.

    13 July 10 04:41 Written by Brennon Slattery

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