Police raid PS3 hacker's home, hacker retaliates

Sony is pretty annoyed with those hooligans hacking its beloved PlayStation 3. So annoyed, in fact, that they've involved law enforcement: On February 23, PS3 and Linux hacker graf_chokolo said the local police and a Sony representative raided his house.

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 26 February, 2011 07:15

Tags: gaming, games, sony

Meyer Cookware signs Pronto in ERP deal

The Australian division of global cookware manufacturer, Meyer Cookware, has signed a six-figure deal with ERP developer, Pronto Software, to implement Pronto-Xi across the enterprise.

By Georgina Swan | 28 February, 2011 12:17

Tags: cognos, bi, Meyer Cookware, Pronto Software, ERP, Pronto-Xi

Computerworld Australia's hot jobs round-up: 28 February 2011

Computerworld Australia's hot jobs round-up for this week.

By Computerworld Staff | 28 February, 2011 12:10

Tags: jobs, Computerworld Australia's hot jobs round-up, careers

Westnet fixes server outage but email delays expected

iiNet subsidiary Westnet has reported that a server outage mid-last week, which affected email services for some 5000 customers, has been restored.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 February, 2011 12:04

Tags: glitch, servers, westnet, ISP, iiNet

Jumbo sets sites on OS internet lottery markets

Australian internet lottery company Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) has flagged plans to focus solely on its online lottery division with plans to pursue the overseas markets, following its software distribution subsidiary being put into voluntary administration in January.

By Chloe Herrick | 28 February, 2011 12:00

Tags: Jumbo Interactive, financial results

Telco interception bill needs “major repairs”

The Australian Greens have called for an overhaul of the Federal Government’s Telecommunications Interception and Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 claiming the bill is in need of "major repair".

By Tim Lohman | 28 February, 2011 11:34

Tags: Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), senator scott ludlum, ASIO, Australian Privacy Commissioner, Australian Privacy Foundation (APF), Telecommunications Interception Bil, The Australian Greens

IT graduates not 'well-trained, ready-to-go'

There is a disconnect between students getting high-tech degrees and what employers are looking for in those graduates.

By Michael Cooney | 26 February, 2011 02:41

Tags: business issues, personnel, corporate issues, IT education, IBM, careers, IT management, Gap, Portals

NBN fibre good enough for smart grids: EnergyAustralia

Power companies and other utilities may consider keeping their own fault-tolerant networks when the NBN is complete, but there is no reason why last-mile smart grid applications can't be run over the new fibre infrastructure, according to a technology manager at EnergyAustralia.

By Rodney Gedda | 28 February, 2011 11:08

Tags: EnergyAustralia, Utilities, smart grids, Energy Networks Association, smart grid australia, NBN

Verizon, Motorola offering LTE for public safety networks

Verizon and Motorola are teaming up to give public safety agencies access to their own LTE networks that can be supplemented by Verizon coverage when needed.

By Brad Reed | 26 February, 2011 06:42

Tags: Motorola, consumer electronics, Networking, verizon, wireless, smartphones, Phones, WiMAX & LTE

How to turn Chrome into gold

Though Google is pitching it as an operating system for netbooks and lightweight notebooks, Chrome OS is essentially the Chrome Web browser bolted on top of a bare minimum version of Linux. The following extensions can improve the user experience of Chrome (OS or browser) to give you some of the functionality found in a traditional operating system.

By Howard Wen | 26 February, 2011 06:43

Tags: Google, software, Google Chrome OS

Apple no longer thinks different

Remember when Apple thought different? They wanted us to see them as being like us, their customers. They wanted us to believe we had similar values, goals and aspirations. They wanted to convince us that, with their help, computers would be different, life would be different, and we would be different. We would be happier, more productive, more fulfilled.

By Mark Gibbs | 26 February, 2011 07:34

Tags: Mac, Configuration / maintenance, Apple, Microsoft, hardware systems, desktop pcs, tablet PCs, laptops, Data Center

Mobile device etiquette keeps going down the drain, survey finds

Poor etiquette by mobile users is rampant and getting worse every day as use of smartphones and other wireless devices continues to mushroom, according to an Ipsos survey of U.S. adults.

By Computerworld Staff | 26 February, 2011 04:52

Tags: telecommunication, consumer electronics, Mobile and Wireless, smartphones, hardware systems, Phones, laptops, mobile, intel

Can the Nokia deal save Microsoft?

Microsoft's recent deal with Nokia will put Windows Phone 7 on millions of Nokia mobile phones around the world. Microsoft in turn will shower billions of dollars on Nokia in marketing, engineering and other costs. The companies hope that together, they can make inroads into the mobile market that has increasingly become dominated by Apple's iPhone and Google's Android.

By Preston Gralla | 26 February, 2011 07:23

Tags: Management and Careers, Apple, telecommunication, Mobile and Wireless, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, mobile

Security that doesn't get in the way

I was on the road last week, attending the RSA security conference in San Francisco, which is a great place to run into colleagues. Afterwards, I visited Disneyland, which, despite being in the same state, is surprisingly far away. What do these places have in common? Security.

By J.F. Rice | 26 February, 2011 07:26

Tags: security

Apple invites bug researchers to scrutinize Lion OS

Apple is offering security experts a copy of the developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, and asking them for feedback.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 February, 2011 08:18

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, security, software, Malware and Vulnerabilities, operating systems

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