Next up: iPhone 5

Next week Apple will spill the beans on the iPad 2, which can only mean one thing: It's time to start focusing on the iPhone 5 -- which will (probably) be announced in June.

By Paul Suarez | 28 February, 2011 02:16

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, apple iphone, mobile phones, smartphones, iPhone, Phones, iPhone 5

Hacker writes easy-to-use Mac Trojan

In a sign that hackers, like everyone else, are taking an interest in everything Apple, researchers at Sophos say they've spotted a new Trojan horse program written for the Mac.

By Robert McMillan | 26 February, 2011 13:30

Tags: Mac OS, security, Apple Computer, software, operating systems, malware

China cleans up spam problem

It's been a few years coming, but it looks like China may finally be getting a handle on its spam problem.

By Robert McMillan | 26 February, 2011 13:28

Tags: sophos, Cisco Systems, Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, security, internet

Publishers slowly warm to library e-lending

Can libraries continue their role as lenders when books are in digital form? While library executives are set on the idea, at least some book publishers seem to still be wary of having libraries circulate electronic copies of their books to multiple parties, even with controls in place.

By Joab Jackson | 26 February, 2011 09:10

Tags: McMillan, amazon, Apple, entertainment

T-Mobile USA loses subscribers but gains smartphones

T-Mobile USA suffered a net loss of 23,000 customers in the fourth quarter but gained 1 million smartphone users, which helped to increase the data revenue that the carrier pulled in from an average subscriber.

By Stephen Lawson | 26 February, 2011 07:49

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, 3g, Carriers, financial results, mobile, T-Mobile USA

Wall Street Beat: Enterprise trumps consumer IT sales

Repeating what has been a familiar pattern for the past six months, tech earnings and market forecasts this week show that while enterprise IT sales, especially for software, are booming, consumer demand for PCs is flagging.

By Marc Ferranti | 26 February, 2011 05:02

Tags: business issues, Customer Relationship Management, applications,, Components, software, financial results, processors, autodesk, Hewlett-Packard, IDC

Swiss court to issue ruling on Google Street View

A Swiss court is considering a request from the country's data protection commissioner that Google should manually blur people's faces in its Street View imagery application rather than use automated technology.

By Jeremy Kirk | 26 February, 2011 02:56

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, regulation, Maps, government

Intel plots 'client-aware' cloud services

Intel wants the cloud to be a bit smarter.

By James Niccolai | 26 February, 2011 02:23

Tags: Components, cloud computing, intel, processors, internet

Google moves to shuffle down low-quality sites

Google has made a significant change to its search engine that will push further down in its rankings websites that pilfer content from other places on the Internet or do not offer high-quality information, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.

By Jeremy Kirk | 26 February, 2011 01:27

Tags: Google, internet, search engines

Amazon wants to make it easier to build complex clouds

With the launch of CloudFormation, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hoping to make it easier for enterprises to put together stacks of applications and resources for its cloud computing service, the company said on Friday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 25 February, 2011 21:55

Tags: Amazon Web Services, services, Application services, Computing services, Hosted

LTE-Advanced mobile standard gets go-ahead from industry

Major handset makers meeting on Friday in Taipei gave their nod to a final version of the world's first advanced LTE mobile data standard, which will raise transfer speeds to 1Gbps.

By Ralph Jennings | 25 February, 2011 19:19

Tags: Industrial Technology Research Institute, 3GPP, telecommunication, consumer electronics, smartphones, Phones, mobile, International Telecommunication Union

Huawei calls US "bluff," invites probe to clear reputation

Chinese telecommunications equipment supplier Huawei wants to clear its reputation and has asked the U.S. government to investigate the company for concerns that it poses a national security risk.

By Michael Kan | 25 February, 2011 19:08

Tags: business issues, Huawei Technologies, Mergers / acquisitions, regulation, government

PayPal reinstates fund meant to help U.S. Army's Manning

PayPal has lifted a temporary restriction placed on the account of Courage to Resist, a group raising funds to support the legal defense of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was arrested for allegedly downloading classified information and providing it to the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website.

By Dan Nystedt | 25 February, 2011 15:55

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, wikileaks, ebay, Courage to Resist, paypal, internet

Apple Store down as new MacBook Pros set for release

It looks like all those rumors about a MacBook Pro refresh coming Thursday instead of in early March are true. The online version of the Apple Store was down this morning and, just in time before the big reveal, a photo has leaked online showing the specs for the new 15-inch version of the refreshed MacBook Pro.

By Ian Paul | 25 February, 2011 01:42

Tags: mac laptop, Apple, mac laptops, hardware systems, laptops, intel

Windows Phone 7 glitch affects 1 in 10 upgrades

Microsoft said a "technical issue" is to blame for the recent Windows Phone 7 software update problems that have bricked about 10 percent of devices trying to upgrade. The update snafu mostly appears to be affecting Samsung devices. Microsoft hasn't said what, specifically, caused the problems, but it has stopped upgrades to Samsung handsets as a precaution. Updates are continuing normally for non-Samsung phones.

By Ian Paul | 25 February, 2011 03:08

Tags: samsung, telecommunication, applications, Microsoft, Phones, windows phone 7, software, Mobile operating systems, mobile

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