Technology

Social networking sites tell robbers when you are away from home

Sharing every happening in your life with friends and family on social networking sites is getting more and more popular. However, providing up-to-the-minute updates on websites such as Twitter or Foursquare has also made it a lot easier for users...

Microsoft Details Office for Mac 2011 at Ma ...

Though Apple Inc. itself did not show up at this week's Macworld, archenemy Microsoft was in abundant evidence. The Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit was showing off the next version of its productivity suite for the rival platform, Office for Mac...


With Buzz, Google Plunges Into Social Networking

MIGUEL HELFT and BRAD STONE The New York Times 12.02.2010
Google Buzz: Sergey Brin at the presentation of his company's take on social networking

SAN FRANCISCO — Google and Facebook are on a collision course in the increasingly competitive market for social networking services.

Iran to Suspend Google's Gmail

CHIP CUMMINS And JESSICA E. VASCELLARO The Wall Street Journal 11.02.2010
Iran to Suspend Google's Gmail

Iran's telecommunications agency announced what it described as a permanent suspension of Google Inc.'s email services, saying a national email service for Iranian citizens would soon be rolled out.


China stomps cybercrook training outfit

John Leyden The Register 08.02.2010
China stomps cybercrook training outfit

Chinese authorities have closed down a firm that allegedly trained hackers to develop spyware and launch cyberattacks.

The young prefer Facebook to blogging, Twitter

Mary Brophy Marcus USA Today 04.02.2010
The young prefer Facebook to blogging, Twitter

A new report paints a picture of how teens and young adults are using social media these days. Teens are eating up Facebook but are not so keen on Twitter, and they are not blogging as much as they used to, according to the Pew Internet Project's ...


Windows Azure reaches general availability stage; Microsoft starts charging for cloud computing platform

Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) on Monday launched its Windows Azure cloud computing platform as a paid service, but smaller companies are unlikely to be among its first customers. That's because Azure doesn't currently include a pricing option that makes s...

Google launches Chinese holiday travel map amid row

BEIJING — Google has launched a map search service in China for travellers taking trips during the Lunar New Year holiday season, despite a row over cyberattacks and censorship.


Report: Google to Open App Store for Business Software

Juan Carlos Perez PC World 02.02.2010
Report: Google to Open App Store for Business Software

Google may open as early as March an online store to sell third-party software that complements its Google Apps collaboration and communication hosted suite, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

FinePix HS10

Fujifilm today [Feb 1] expanded its FinePix lineup with 13 new point-and-shoot cameras, including two models that use the company's innovative EXR sensor and the first 30X optical-zoom fixed-lens still camera.


Apple's six-day-old iPad tablet

A Chinese company is crying foul in one of the sillier "We were here first!" disputes that The Reg has seen in quite some time.

Apple tablet: Steve Jobs unveils $499-and-up iPad

John Boudreau SiliconValley.com 28.01.2010
Apple tablet: Steve Jobs unveils $499-and-up iPad

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the biggest nonsecret in the tech world Wednesday — a multimedia tablet computer named the iPad — yet still managed to surprise his audience with the low price of the latest creation from the iconic Cu...


Bill Gates shares his notes

Ina Fried CNET News 21.01.2010
Bill Gates shares his notes

Now you have a chance to compare notes with Bill Gates. The Microsoft chairman is launching a Web site on Wednesday designed to to share his thoughts on everything from his foundation work to musings on other topics including energy and the enviro...

Microsoft to patch hole in Internet Explorer

Microsoft will patch a hole in its Internet Explorer browser that may have allowed Chinese hackers access to human rights activists' e-mail accounts.


Bing to Become the iPhone's Default Search Engine?

Apple reportedly is in talks with Microsoft to make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone's Safari Web browser, according to Business Week.

Google Denies Media Reports on Closure of China Site, Office

Google Inc., operator of the world’s most-popular Internet search engine, denied media reports that it has decided to shut Google.cn site and close its China office.


Microsoft is working to patch the vulnerability through a software update

Microsoft has admitted that its Internet Explorer was a weak link in the recent attacks on Google's systems that originated in China.

Microsoft to Launch Windows Mobile 6.6 Before Windows Mobile 7?

Microsoft Corp.’s smartphone OS offering, Windows Mobile 6.5 has failed to arouse the interest of the millions of smartphone users who instead went for flashier competitors like the iPhone OS, Android and webOS platforms.


Google Docs to allow storage of any file

Priyanka The Money Times 13.01.2010
Google Docs to allow storage of any file

Google Apps users will be able to store files of any kind up to 250MB, and will also get up to 1GB free storage space; any additional file uploaded will cost 25 cents per GB per year.

Google may quit China over censorship

Melanie Lee and Alexei Oreskovic Reuters 13.01.2010
Google may quit China over censorship

Internet giant Google Inc has made a shock threat to quit China, the world's biggest Internet market by users, after hackers accessed human rights activists' e-mail accounts.



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