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  • Fedora 13 beta looks to streamline Linux

    The Red Hat-backed Fedora Linux distribution is preparing its version 13 release with a new beta that aims to simplify the user experience through more automation.

    14 April 10 14:43 Written by Rodney Gedda
  • Not all developers chirping ahead of Twitter event

    Twitter executives will likely face a tough audience at the company's first conference for third-party developers, many of whom are concerned that the company is building applications and tools that could compete with -- and squash -- their own.

    14 April 10 09:23 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • The 8 best iPad apps -- so far

    1Password encrypts, stores and organizes your passwords and other private information, and automates logins for Web sites and other Internet services.

    14 April 10 08:04 Written by Computerworld Staff
  • Can Microsoft's Kin catch the mobile social networking wave?

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's comment last September that his company had "screwed up" with Windows Mobile had some theorizing that Microsoft's handheld team was in disarray and probably unable to take on the Apple iPhone and other devices.

    14 April 10 07:57 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Season finale of 'House' filmed with Canon DSLR

    Considering the TV series House centers around an unorthodox doctor, it isn't too surprising that the production crew took an unorthodox approach to filming the Season Six finale.

    14 April 10 07:49 Written by Chris Brandrick
  • Intel reports 'best first quarter ever'

    Intel on Tuesday reported strong earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, with the company calling it the "best first quarter ever."

    14 April 10 06:59 Written by Agam Shah
  • Reasons for supporting IPv6 continue to pile up

    Network and Web site operators are coming under increasing pressure to support IPv6 -- the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol -- as more market indicators point to the rapid depletion of addresses for IPv4.

    14 April 10 06:45 Written by Carolyn Duffy Marsan
  • Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle patch nearly 100 vulnerabilities

    It's a busy day for IT administrators and information security professionals. Not only is today Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for the month of April, it is also the day of Adobe's quarterly security updates. In total, there are 40 vulnerabilities being addressed today--many of them rated as critical and exposing systems to potential remote exploits.

    14 April 10 06:24 Written by Tony Bradley
  • Google exec worries over 'rudderless' Java

    As if Oracle did not have enough work convincing MySQL users of its good intentions, the company also should set its sites on getting the Java platform back on track, contends a Google chief architect.

    14 April 10 06:20 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Microsoft blocks 'movies-to-malware' attacks

    Microsoft today patched 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Exchange and Office, including nine marked "critical," the company's highest threat ranking.

    14 April 10 06:14 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Twitter grows up, adopts business plan

    Twitter is finally taking off the training wheels and moving into the world where real businesses tread with the launch today of its first advertising model.

    14 April 10 06:14 Written by Sharon Gaudin
  • IBM unveils Power7 blades, new edition of AIX

    IBM is beefing up its server line-up with the first blades based on its Power7 processor, the company announced Tuesday. It is also introducing a new, low-end edition of its AIX operating system for smaller businesses and enterprises doing consolidation projects.

    14 April 10 06:04 Written by James Niccolai
  • Intel seeks Java as AppUp store apps reach 200

    Intel is talking to several companies to use their Web software programming tools with the AppUp store, including Adobe Air and Microsoft Silverlight, but it's having a hard time finding anyone to talk to about Java.

    14 April 10 05:59 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • Simon the robot has the ability to learn

    Simon the robot, who has the ability to learn new tasks, got his first public outing at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Atlanta Monday.

    14 April 10 05:45 Written by Nick Barber
  • Flip Slide HD gets touchscreen, more storage

    Cisco finally announced the newest member of its Flip family, the Flip Slide HD. This newest Flip camcorder sports a three-inch resistive touchscreen for viewing your home flicks as well as 720p video, and 16GB of storage for recording up to four hours of video.

    14 April 10 05:25 Written by Alessondra Springmann
  • Intel puts Google's Android on Atom smartphones

    Intel has ported Google's Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors, an Intel executive said Tuesday.

    14 April 10 04:06 Written by Dan Nystedt and Owen Fletcher
  • NASA's Discovery crew completes mission's last spacewalk

    NASA space shuttle Discovery astronauts wrapped up their third and final spacewalk this morning after successfully attaching a new ammonia tank to the International Space Station.

    14 April 10 02:50 Written by Sharon Gaudin

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