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  • 5 lessons to learn from Facebook's privacy blunders

    Thousands of Facebook applications have been reportedly transmitting data on users and their friends to third parties, including advertising and Internet tracking companies -- breaking Facebook's privacy rules.

    19 Oct. 10 11:59 Written by Barbara E. Hernandez
  • Adam Internet joins terabyte party

    Adelaide-based Adam Internet has become the latest internet service provider to offer its customers a broadband plan with a terabyte or more of download quota included.

    19 Oct. 10 11:44 Written by Renai LeMay
  • VMware rides virtualization wave to strong quarter

    Continuing to ride a wave of enterprise server virtualization, VMware on Monday reported a 46 percent increase in revenue for the third quarter, or US$714 million, up from $456 million in the same quarter a year earlier.

    19 Oct. 10 10:38 Written by Joab Jackson
  • IBM Q3 net income rises 12 percent

    IBM said Monday that third-quarter net income rose 12 percent to US$3.6 billion, buoyed by strong performance in Brazil, Russia, India and China as well as solid sales of analytics software and services.

    19 Oct. 10 09:32 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Ray Ozzie to leave Microsoft

    Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect and the executive responsible for pushing the company into the cloud, plans to step down, Microsoft said on Monday.

    19 Oct. 10 08:50 Written by Nancy Gohring
  • AT&T brings U-verse Mobile to Android phones

    AT&T extended its U-Verse Mobile application to Android on Monday, tapping into the operating system's growing popularity by offering the TV-viewing software on the Android Market and several phones.

    19 Oct. 10 08:50 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Is Facebook evil or merely incompetent?

    It's been months since the last major Facebook privacy debacle. I was beginning to lose hope. Thank goodness, then, for the news that the world's biggest social network has fumbled the ball yet again.

    19 Oct. 10 07:37 Written by Robert X. Cringely
  • Wristband computing is closer than you think

    Wrist-mounted displays have long been the stuff of legend in science fiction. Whether it’s the Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout 3 or Dick Tracy’s multifunction watch, the idea of having information within arms’ reach is very appealing. Thanks to new technology and the U.S. Army, a wristband display may be within our reach.

    19 Oct. 10 07:23 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Gartner warns of emerging 'super vendors'

    ORLANDO - Gartner Inc. analysts Monday warned that the tech industry is caught in a "vortex of insatiable mergers and acquisitions" that is creating a category of "super vendors" selling highly integrated offerings.

    19 Oct. 10 06:43 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Adobe patches security holes in RoboHelp, InDesign

    Adobe released two new security updates today. The patches for Adobe RoboHelp and Adobe InDesign are both rated Important, and Adobe recommends that affected users apply the necessary updates as soon as possible.

    19 Oct. 10 06:24 Written by Tony Bradley
  • iPhone 4 launched into space with weather balloon

    We've seen iPhones in blenders, aerial balloons and underwater, but this may be the first time someone has launched an iPhone into space. The father and son duo of Luke and Max Geissbuhler recently launched a weather balloon into the upper stratosphere -- about 19 miles above the planet's surface. The contraption included an iPhone 4 and a separate HD video camera to capture images of the Earth. The duo didn't use the iPhone 4's camera capabilities, but instead used the smartphone as a GPS tracking device for their spacecraft.

    19 Oct. 10 06:07 Written by Ian Paul
  • New MacBook Air could bridge iPad-MacBook gap

    Rumors are flying that Apple is soon to release the new MacBook Air, a 13.3-inch laptop, in hopes that it will capitalize on iPad business sales and boost interest in a Mac laptop at Apple's "Back to the Mac" event Wednesday.

    19 Oct. 10 05:45 Written by Barbara E. Hernandez
  • Facebook privacy failure: Latest in long line of blunders

    Facebook's latest privacy blunder is just the latest in a long line of SNAFUs for the world's largest social network. Here are some of the social network's greatest privacy faux pas.

    19 Oct. 10 05:44 Written by John P. Mello Jr.
  • Windows Phone 7: The genius of tiles and hubs

    If you line up an iPhone 4, Droid X, and BlackBerry Torch next to each other, and zoom in so you only see the display alone, the similarities between the platforms seems to outweigh the differences. Windows Phone 7, however, breaks the mold on the sea of app icons, and provides an innovative means of interacting with the information and functionality of the smartphone through tiles and hubs.

    19 Oct. 10 05:42 Written by Tony Bradley
  • iPad against the world: Apple is everywhere

    It's hard to believe, but a year ago the Apple iPad was still vaporware -- a pipe dream subject of tremendous speculation and rumor. When 2010 began, there wasn't even a tablet market to speak of, but now the iPad is the dominant player in it, and competitors are lining up in droves to try to claim a piece of the tablet pie.

    19 Oct. 10 05:41 Written by Tony Bradley

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