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  • Amazon's virtual private cloud service comes to Europe

    Amazon Web Services has launched VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) in Europe, the company said on Tuesday. The service lets companies connect their existing data centers to isolated computing resources in Amazon's European cloud using an encrypted VPN (virtual private network) connection.

    05 May 10 06:32 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Google speeds up Chrome browser

    Google's latest beta version of its Chrome browser packs a performance boost to the Javascript engine that the company describes as "hefty" and adds the ability to apply pre-defined browser preferences in multiple machines through users' centralized Google accounts.

    05 May 10 06:27 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Foxit Reader update blocks new PDF attack tactic

    Foxit Software, the developer of a rival PDF viewer to Adobe's vulnerability-plagued Reader, released an update today that blocks some attacks with a "safe mode" that's switched on by default.

    05 May 10 06:26 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Startup wants to be R alternative to IBM, SAS

    A company focused on R, the open-source language for statistical analysis, relaunched under a new name Tuesday and gave a preview of its technology roadmap for 2010.

    05 May 10 06:02 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Shipments of DDR3 memory growing fast

    Shipments of the speedy DDR3 memory are growing at a fast pace as implementations of its predecessor, DDR2 memory, slow down, research firm iSuppli said in a study released on Tuesday.

    05 May 10 05:36 Written by Agam Shah
  • Microsoft CIO talks cloud, economic rebound

    In one way, the global recession "felt like more of the same" for Microsoft CIO Tony Scott. "The boss comes in and says, 'We want to cut costs.'"

    05 May 10 04:59 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Large companies save more with private clouds -- sometimes

    Although cloud computing service providers can help companies cut IT costs, many large and mid-size companies can achieve equivalent or greater savings with in-house systems based on the same technologies. But there are no clear guidelines that dictate when a company should keep their systems in house, or when they should look for an external service provider, an IBM executive said Tuesday.

    05 May 10 04:53 Written by Sumner Lemon
  • Unteathered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

    A new jailbreak for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches has been released, mere days after of the iPad 3G release in the US. Called Spirit, this hack lets you jailbreak your Apple mobile devices without connecting them to a computer. While this isn't a carrier unlock (the iPad 3G has no carrier lock, and has been hacked to accept a trimmed-down T-Mobile SIM and natively send SMS), the jailbreak lets you get applications from sources outside of the Apple App Store and otherwise customize your iPhone or iPad experience.

    05 May 10 04:43 Written by Alessondra Springmann
  • Microsoft launches unified comms client for Nokia phones

    Nokia and Microsoft on Wednesday announced the availability of Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia, a unified communications client for Nokia's Eseries smartphones. The software is the first result of the partnership they announced in August last year.

    05 May 10 04:42 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Microsoft Losing Browser Influence And Market Share

    The latest numbers are out and the main story revolves around Google Chrome continuing to climb in market share, and Microsoft Internet Explorer continuing to fall. In fact, IE has dropped below 60 percent market share for the first time--fueled by a debatable perception that IE is less secure.

    05 May 10 04:39 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Apple to Dodge Antitrust Bullet, Report Says

    Apple is attempting to avoid an <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/195444/feds_eye_apple_for_antitrust_probe.html">antitrust probe into its trade practices</a> by revising some of the terms of its developer agreement, according to reports. It's not clear which parts of the agreement would be revised, but government regulators are said to be interested in provisions in Apple's iAd advertising program, as well as Apple's decision to reject apps built with cross-platform applications such as the Adobe Flash Professional CS5, according to <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703612804575222553091495816.html?mod=WSJ_Tech_LEADTop">The Wall Street Journal</a> .

    04 May 10 23:10 Written by Ian Paul
  • Sophos founders in £198m buyout deal

    <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/management/security/sophos.cfm">Sophos</a>, the UK-based security and data protection firm has dropped plans for an IPO and has announced a deal to sell a majority interest in the company to private equity group Apax Partners.

    04 May 10 20:08 Written by Mike Simons
  • US Treasury Web sites hacked, serving malware

    Three Web sites belonging to the US Department of the Treasury have been hacked to attack visitors with malicious software, security vendor AVG says.

    04 May 10 20:03 Written by Robert McMillan
  • Apple tweaks Wi-Fi in iPhone to use China protocol

    Apple appears to have tweaked its iPhone to support a Chinese security protocol for wireless networks, as companies increasingly adopt Chinese government-backed technologies to break into the country's huge market.

    04 May 10 14:26 Written by Owen Fletcher
  • Need desktop access over the Web? Try some Guacamole

    A new open source project dubbed Guacamole allows users to access a desktop remotely through a Web browser, potentially streamlining the requirements for client support and administration.

    04 May 10 10:15 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Sony selling PSP/ PS3 warranties

    Bought your PlayStation 3 or PSP at the store but didn't think to get a warranty at the time of purchase? Sony is now offering warranties for the PSP and PS3 that will allow customers to extend their warranties within a month or even a year of the console's purchase.

    04 May 10 10:04 Written by Dave Rudden
  • James Gosling praises Oracle's Java technology updates

    Although Java founder James Gosling has left Oracle apparently under less-than-cordial circumstances, he still can be found championing Java technologies now sponsored by Oracle.

    04 May 10 09:21 Written by Paul Krill
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