News goes down, but only for Firefox users

Firefox users may have experienced problems accessing JPMorgan Chase's website today when the bank experienced problems with an outdated security certificate.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 August, 2011 05:18

Tags: JPMorgan Chase, applications, security, browsers, Celent, finance, software, industry verticals, Financial Services

Judge bounces Google's complaint over Android code viewing

A U.S. trade judge has rejected Google's move to block the testimony of a Microsoft expert witness in the latter's 10-month dispute with Motorola over patents allegedly used by Android.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 August, 2011 03:13

Tags: Motorola, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, smartphones, Mobile OSes, mobile, U.S. International Trade Commission, ITC, DRM and Legal Issues

Motorola Mobility buy could boost Google's enterprise push

Google has been pushing hard to work its way into the enterprise, but it remains to be seen whether that effort will be aided by this week's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, analysts say.

By Sharon Gaudin | 18 August, 2011 05:50

Tags: Motorola, Configuration / maintenance, IT industry, Mobile and Wireless, Google, Microsoft, hardware systems, Data Center

Mozilla to drop Firefox version number, sparks backlash

Mozilla's decision to strip the version number from Firefox's "About" dialog box has been greeted by a nearly unanimous thumbs down, according to a lengthy, and at times heated, debate on a company discussion list.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 August, 2011 06:22

Tags: applications, Microsoft, browsers, software, internet, mozilla

Amcom lifts FY11 profit 50%

Telecom service provider Amcom (ASX:AMM) grew its net profit 50% in FY11, partly due to gains from the divestment of its holding in ISP iiNet (ASX:IIN).

By Dylan Bushell-Embling | 18 August, 2011 08:24

Tags: amcom, Networking, financial results, Telecommunications

iPhone 5 launch expected on October 7

More reports suggest the iPhone 5 will launch in October, with preorders beginning September 30. Backing up a report from TiPB last week, 9 to 5 Mac claims it has independently confirmed Friday, October 7, as the launch date of the iPhone 5.

By Daniel Ionescu | 18 August, 2011 03:40

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, iPhone, smartphones, Phones

Microsoft's Office 365, SkyDrive down for some users

Microsoft's Office 365 and SkyDrive were hit by outages on Wednesday, with some customers saying they lost access to e-mail and other services for up to four hours.

By Nancy Gohring | 18 August, 2011 08:40

Tags: Microsoft, cloud computing, internet, Software as a service

Intel posts fix for bug that crashes SSD 320 drives

Intel on Wednesday issued a firmware upgrade that fixes a bug that caused its SSD 320 solid-state drives to crash and lose data, months after the issue first came to light.

By Agam Shah | 18 August, 2011 06:46

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, intel

Google wants judge to dismiss four charges in Oracle suit

Google is hoping to head off some of the complaints Oracle has made against it by asking a California judge for permission to file summary judgment on four issues.

By Nancy Gohring | 18 August, 2011 04:21

Tags: consumer electronics, Google, intellectual property, smartphones, patent, Android, legal, Oracle

NYC developers to hack new photo apps

Hoping to spark some entrepreneurial creativity in the Big Apple, online tools provider Aviary has organized a New York City event for developers to hack together new photo-based applications.

By Joab Jackson | 18 August, 2011 03:28

Tags: Aviary, mobile applications, flickr, General Assembly, Meetup, Foursquare, mobile

Gartner: India PC market hit by low consumer interest

India's PC market was flat in the second quarter, reflecting the low importance Indian consumers attach to PC purchases, according to research firm Gartner.

By John Ribeiro | 18 August, 2011 01:44

Tags: Dell, hardware systems, desktop pcs, laptops, acer, Hewlett-Packard

Nokia signs deal to get more apps for Windows Phone, Symbian

Nokia said Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement with Polar Mobile to launch more than 300 mobile applications for Nokia smartphones, including upcoming models based on Windows Phone, over the next 12 months.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 August, 2011 22:45

Tags: telecommunication, consumer electronics, smartphones, Polar Mobile, Nokia, Mobile OSes, Android, Smartphone applications, mobile, mobile applications

Red Hat RHEV freed from Windows fetters

With the next release of its Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) package, Red Hat has finally rid itself of one of its most notorious dependencies, namely the use of Microsoft's Windows Server and SQL Server.

By Joab Jackson | 17 August, 2011 22:10

Tags: virtualization, Server Virtualization, desktop virtualization, Red Hat

Dell expects Windows 8, Android to boost tablet market

Dell expects both Windows 8 and Android to be credible options for tablet customers next year, and indicated it plans to offer products built around the two operating systems, a company executive said on Wednesday.

By John Ribeiro | 17 August, 2011 16:55

Tags: Google, Microsoft, Windows, hardware systems, Motorola Mobility, tablets, software, operating systems, Android tablets, Dell

NBN the answer to disability and disadvantaged: Conroy

Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has sought to position the National Broadband Network (NBN) as a means to connect those who are digitally isolated as a result of age, illness or disability.

By Chloe Herrick | 17 August, 2011 13:14

Tags: National Digital Inclusion Summit, Senator Stephen Conroy

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