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  • 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
  • Smartphones bouncing back from economic woes

    Smartphone shipments have recovered strongly from a slump during the economic downturn, with Nokia delivering the most units but Motorola showing the greatest gains among top vendors, research company Canalys said Monday.

    04 May 10 08:26 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Intel looks to invest in mobility and cloud computing

    Intel is looking to invest in cloud computing and mobility as the company tries to meet its US$200 million investment commitment in U.S. companies over a two-year period, an Intel executive said on Monday.

    04 May 10 06:37 Written by Agam Shah
  • Hard disk drive shipments to soar through 2014

    Despite historical declines in sales last year and the onslaught of solid state drives, hard disk drive shipments are expected to soar through 2014, representing 300,000 petabytes of capacity, according to a new study released by market research firm IDC.

    04 May 10 06:29 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • With Bumptop, Google Gains Multi-Touch Ammo

    Google just landed some impressive 3D desktop software in its purchase of Bump Technologies, but a looming patent battle with Apple suggests that Google also had BumpTop's multi-touch technology on the brain when it gobbled up the company.

    04 May 10 06:14 Written by Jared Newman
  • DOJ, FTC decline comment on Apple antitrust report

    The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) both declined comment today on a report that the agencies may investigate Apple over antitrust charges linked to its ban of rival development tools for iPhone and iPad software.

    04 May 10 06:12 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Speedier phones still can't keep up with networks

    Next-generation smartphones will be able to access the Internet at higher speeds, but costs and technical limitations will prevent them from getting the most out of the networks they are connected to.

    04 May 10 04:42 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • IBM buys data-integration vendor Cast Iron

    IBM bolstered its data-integration portfolio Monday, announcing the acquisition of Cast Iron Systems, which focuses on connecting on-premise systems with cloud-based software.

    04 May 10 04:36 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Google Apps admins can now reset sign-in cookies remotely

    Google Apps administrators can now remotely deactivate browser cookies that contain their end-users' sign-in credentials, a move designed to improve security in Google's hosted applications suite.

    04 May 10 04:28 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • 5 Technology Security Myths, Busted

    Think you can hide behind the privacy of an "unlisted" cell phone number? Think again. Maybe you believe you don't need security software on a Mac or iPad. You'd swear that Firefox is the safest browser in town. Wrong on both counts.

    04 May 10 04:01 Written by Bill Snyder
  • Average iPad apps cost more than iPhone apps

    The average iPad app in the Apple App Store costs $4.67 vs. $3.87 for the average iPhone app, according to new research from apps watcher Distimo.

    04 May 10 03:59 Written by Bob Brown
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