Friday, May 31, 2013

Did our first glimpse of Metro Office apps just appear in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 pics?

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

Personal Audio defends its podcasting patent

LinkedIn aims to keep hackers out with two-factor login

Find your own private Internet with Freenet

Cybercriminals go back to the USSR

Wall Street Beat: Tech stocks up despite dire PC, server outlook

Microsoft offers free Touch or Type covers with Surface RT tablet purchase

Android PC corps grow with Acer's Haswell desktop

Review: DriveTunes adds a music player to Google Drive

Review: Ashampoo Photo Commander 11's may features add up to a disappointing image editing experience

Three great alternatives to two-factor authentication via text-message

Gmail tip: Don't forget to check your spam filter

Review: Active@ Boot Disk 7 is a jack-of-all-trades repair and imaging utility

Asus crams 4K resolution into a 31.5-inch Ultra HD monitor

14-year-old worker found dead at possible Asus supplier in China

Researcher cracks the code on what makes a tweet popular

Oracle reveals plans for Java security improvements

Take Silver Lake's money and run, Dell advises shareholders

Japan's NHK shows off haptic TV, mini 8k video camera

NZ ordered to return some seized material to Kim Dotcom

7 things you can do to make Internet Explorer more secure

Sony VAIO Fit 15 Touch review: Great display, but lackluster performance and battery life

Foxconn's Hon Hai sets up new research center in Sharp's backyard

Teeing up for Taipei: Why Computex matters

Dutch Supreme Court: Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not infringe on iPad design

Intel shifting Celeron, Pentium chips to Atom architecture

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox requires account verification after Liberty Reserve shutdown

Thursday, May 30, 2013

US allows export of communication devices, software and services to Iran

US road safety agency issues policy on driverless cars

Meet the new Razer Blade, a gaming Ultrabook that's thinner than a Macbook Air

Clearwire puts off shareholder vote to consider Dish's fatter bid

Computer scientists oppose Oracle's bid to copyright Java APIs

Ads hit Tumblr desktop feeds as Yahoo takeover looms

Ubuntu's Bug #1 report closed after almost nine years

EFF targets podcasting patent for invalidation

Office on Surface Pro suggests a shift in Microsoft's sales strategy

Advocates: FCC should limit big carriers in spectrum auctions

Gartner security survey: McAfee up, Trend Micro down

More chow mein? Google now makes it easier to decide

Network builders tackling cell vs. Wi-Fi choices

Review: The Seagate 600 SSD is a consumer-oriented first effort

Software vendors should respond to actively attacked vulnerabilities within seven days, Google says

Salesforce.com preps intranet app

Verizon Releasing a Major Software Update for the Galaxy S3

Review: Appealing GDoc Binder is like a loose-leaf notebook for the digital age

Windows 8.1 paints over the problems with Windows 8

Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 770 graphics card puts pressure on AMD

Zoho launches Pulse business social-network app

Manage the tile-based slide show in Windows 8's Photo app

Microsoft outs the new features in Windows 8.1: Here's what you need to know

Microsoft eyes enterprise market with new services center in China

Payleven's chip-and-PIN readers land in Apple's retail stores

EU commissioner tells parliamentarians that delivering net neutrality will garner votes

Start menu isn't back in Win 8.1, but some key features are

Western Digital ships its first rack-mount storage system

Google Sync quietly launches support for Office 2013—but it doesn't work

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 mini with 4.3-inch screen and dual-core processor

When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

The PC's future has never been brighter—because tablets are PCs too

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

IDC: Server market revenue down 7.7 percent in Q1

Drupal resets account passwords after detecting unauthorized access

Dish leapfrogs Sprint with aggressive new bid for Clearwire

Nissan, other brands suspend Facebook ads over offensive content

Google takes yet another crack at taming email overload

Microsoft should kill Lync rather than integrate it with Skype

Review: Boxcryptor encrypts data in the cloud

Facebook backlash sees small businesses following suit

HP updates tools and services for application modernization

Facebook puts its stamp on public figures with verified Pages

Nasdaq settles US SEC charges for Facebook's IPO

New Start experience? Windows Blue is looking more like Windows Blah

Review: Open Drive turns cloud storage services into one big file sharing network

Microsoft signs up 1 million Office 365 home subscribers

Pros and cons of opening iOS to third-party developers

McAfee offers business endpoint security suites for broader protection

BYOD, for Buy-your-own-device policies, dampens corporate PC purchases

Smacking SharePoint into shape

4 Tips for Building a Productive Relationship with Marketing

Citrix CEO questions efficacy of Yahoo's remote working ban

Signature-Based Endpoint Security on Its Way Out

Telenor hopes to encourage phone recycling by erasing data more securely

Microsoft gives the Surface Pro a bigger SSD and tosses in Office 2013, with a catch

Sprint, SoftBank gets U.S. security panel approval for merger

Lync-Skype integration live now worldwide

Smaller Windows tablets and faster chips on tap for Computex

Learn Windows 8 basics with Microsoft's 'training brochure'

Review: Collaborate on presentations with Google Slides

Connected Data announces Transporter 2.0

Amazon Web Services integrates with Google, Facebook for easier logins

Hackers exploit Ruby on Rails vulnerability to compromise servers, create botnet

Microsoft moving bot-busting fight to the cloud

MediaTek launches quad-core tablet chip

Invasion of the tabletop tablets: Are these fiendishly clever hybrids the ultimate family PCs?

Anonymous member pleads guilty to Stratfor hack

Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Apple to pay $53 million to settle class-action suit over iPhone and iPod touch warranties

Australia mulls requiring OpenDocument Format compatibility

AMD bridges road to ARM with new low-power x86 server chips

Facebook crafts new policies to better combat hate speech

Twitter claims a win against spammers with Skootle settlement

Microsoft should sell Bing, Xbox divisions, says analyst

Galaxy S4 will be first phone to use new Verizon spectrum

Here we go again! Analyst says PC market will wait for Windows Blue

Muslim activists: Fight extreme materials online with counter messages

Liberty Reserve indicted for $6 billion in money laundering

Clever wireless products that could make a business owner's life easier

Microsoft says social tools help foster productivity, but many disagree

Microsoft can learn a crucial lesson from BlackBerry

France Télécom officially changes name to Orange

LG Announces White Nexus 4, No Nexus 5

Review: Create a professional online portfolio in minutes with Enthuse.me

Lenovo faces uphill battle in U.S. smartphone market

PC industry bleeding to explode into full-blown hemorrhaging in 2013, says IDC

EU likely to require more concessions from Google

Opera browser for PCs reborn as Opera Next

Taiwan faces resistance over SOPA-like anti-piracy proposal

Dell and Cisco grow despite tough server market in Q1

Dell Foglight update shines on transactions

US weapons system designs were reportedly viewed by Chinese hackers

Samsung ships 12.5 million smartphones to Chinese market

Japan's first cloud-based game console to cost US$5 per month

Five steps to ultimate Firefox security

Monday, May 27, 2013

PayPal denies teenager reward for finding website bug

Sticking to business can help Lenovo smartphones shine in the U.S.

Chromium browser gets new reset options for easier recovery from malware

Twitter's two-factor authentication implementation can be abused, researchers say

Commission suggests hacking and hijacking the computers of suspected IP pirates

Review: Zombies!!! makes for gruesome Windows 8 gaming fun

Privately share a video that only a select few can watch

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: Alphabetical list by category

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The busy geek

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The media buff

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The techno traveler

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The social butterfly

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The geeky foodie

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The augmented health nut

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The productive businessperson

Aibo, Walkman, Transformers, and Paro the baby robot seal in Japan tech hall of fame

Zorin OS 7: This may be the Linux distro you're looking for

Best free stuff, 2013 edition

Western Australia police silent on charges for 17-year-old hacker

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Report: EU investigating Apple's iPhone agreements with mobile operators

Homeland Security database leaks employee information

A victim of the Nigerian phishing scam tells her tale

Intel Atom will reportedly power Samsung tablet

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Smartphone chips could replace server processors in HPC, researchers say

Google pursuing broad wireless project for emerging markets, report says

Proposed law would make reprogramming cellphone IDs a crime

Puppet gets a more expressive configuration language

Considering a Linux career? Four tips for new college grads

Twitter's Lead Generation Card expands social media marketing options

Reports: FTC examining Google's display ads

Researchers warn of increased Zeus malware activity this year

Review: Get your writing done with Yarny, a cloud-based, distraction-free writing environment

Oracle, managed services provider to settle suit over third-party support

Nokia files cases against HTC One in the US

Google Search can now sift through your personal photos

Even new PCs can have problems

Researchers find unusual malware targeting Tibetan users in cyberespionage operation

SAP shakes up development organization

IT weather forecast: Hurricanes with a chance of dead satellites

Sony and Lego collaborating on toy research

My car, my office: Essential gadgets for the road warrior

Why small screens won't cure Microsoft's Windows tablet blues

Google to lengthen SSL encryption keys from August

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Yahoo acquires gaming infrastructure startup PlayerScale

US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

Microsoft brushes off claim Xbox Live accounts were compromised

Could the Bitcoin network be used as an ultrasecure notary service?

Facebook delays Home in Europe, wants a stronger 'First' impression

Google tests enhanced notifications in Chrome browser

Windows Blue hides 4K display support, tons of new features, developer says

Intel claims Haswell will offer 50 percent more battery life in laptops

IBM preps SmartCloud for real-time analytics

SoftBank gets state approval for Sprint acquisition

U.S. urged to let companies 'hack-back' at IP cyber thieves

New Kinect for Windows to improve human interaction with computers

Next-generation Kinect for Windows won't be for the average user

With an SSD, backups are more important than ever

Powerful thin clients may be alternative to PCs

Skype for Linux 4.2 aims to deliver more polish

Review: Foxit PhantomPDF 6 shines in the paperless office

Box buys iOS app to improve its own

Samsung Galaxy S4 Sells 10 Million Units and Announces New Colors

Researchers find more versions of digitally signed Mac OS X spyware

Lyft gears up for international expansion on anniversary

Microsoft breeds more mice

As Ethernet turns 40, some seek to take it to the cloud

EU aims to beat US in chip race

Cloudian connects with Citrix for easier cloud rollouts

Java developer says he built, launched basic open source office suite in 30 days

Microsoft turns Siri against Apple in hilarious new Windows 8 ad

For security's sake, upgrade to a newer version of Office

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780: a Titan for the rest of us

11 killer sim games that immerse you in reality

Microsoft boosts Japan Azure offering, adds data centers in two regions

Adobe continues social push, acquires mobile app agency

Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablets to go on sale in 170 countries on June 13

French police end missing persons searches, suggest using Facebook instead

SoftBank said to be in talks with US to allay national security fears

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lenovo's net profit up 90 percent, smartphone shipments soar

Samsung sells over 10 million Galaxy S4 smartphones in first month

Ericsson makes bus windows part of a Wi-Fi network

HP launches consumer laptops with plenty of touch

HP $399 touchscreen laptop breaks price barrier

AMD willing to embrace Android

HP's Envy Rove 20-inch 'tablet' tackles Windows 8 desktop PC woes

Windows 8.1 laptops with AMD's new chips to support wireless display

Penguin settles with US states in e-book price-fixing lawsuit

New HP PCs include 20-inch all-in-one that lies flat for games

AMD reveals next-gen mobile CPUs, claims unprecedented graphics performance

Messaging application Line flags sensitive phrases in China

Twitter aims to become safer with two-step sign-in

Web suffered 9000 service outages in last five months

HP profit falls 32 percent as PC and server sales decline

Wal-Mart to send automated shopping lists to its mobile app

Verizon, Jennifer Lopez partner on Latino-focused wireless stores

Google launching new fund for later-stage tech investments

IP theft commission: US needs to take strong action

CIOs need to rethink their roles, MIT symposium panelists say

How Apple's offshore tax mess could impact your business

Study ranks US least riskiest place to open data center

Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

Nvidia, Citrix crank up virtual desktop delivery

Citrix links cloud-based storage to SharePoint and Azure

Review: Pilot a fighter spaceship and flying robot in Strike Suit Zero sim

Western Digital releases its first 1.5TB mobile drive

Growing mobile malware threat swirls (mostly) around Android

9 steps to build your personal brand (and your career)

MSI's GX70 gaming laptop sports AMD's fresh, new flagship APU and GPU

And the study says: Windows 8 users rarely touch Metro apps