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These days, the consumer-oriented iMacs stand on their own against (and in some cases, surpass) the Mac Pro in day-to-day performance. Does that mean that the Mac Pro has lost its relevance in today's work environment? Hardly.
 
Officials in Harris County, Texas are scrambling to find replacement e-voting machines for this year's gubernatorial elections after a fire destroyed all 10,000 machines scheduled for use this fall.
 
Verizon Wireless joined a growing trend on Thursday by announcing prepaid data plans for most of the smartphones and feature phones it sells.
 
Facebook users will soon have a new way of knocking spammers out of legitimate accounts.
 
Northrop Grumman today said it was sorry for a days-long data center disruption that left 26 Virginia state agencies without online services.
 
Apple yesterday laid out its plans for the next two upgrades of iOS, the mobile operating system that powers its iPhone and iPad, slating the first for release in a few days.
 
VMware customers attending VMworld are taking a look at Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization software, but say it would be problematic to start over after investing heavily in VMware.
 
Today, Microsoft released a new version of their Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit. A rather unwieldy name, but quite interesting technology - with EMET, legacy applications on OS versions as far back as WindowsXP can now also be protected with Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Exception Handler Overwrite Protection (SEHOP) and more, and the application doesn't even have to be DEP-aware. If you have vulnerable legacy apps on Windows that you need to keep alive for a little while longer, I suggest to take a look at EMETv2. (c) SANS Internet Storm Center. http://isc.sans.org Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
 
The U.S. government today announced that Detroit and Cincinnati will receive a share of $220 million in grant money to deploy IT in support of higher quality health care in their areas.
 
Growing workforces at smaller companies in the Burlington, Vt., area are partially offsetting the loss of some 3,000 jobs at IBM, long a major employer in the state.
 
Microsoft started featuring a small advertisement on its Bing home page for Internet Explorer 8 in an apparent effort to encourage more people to migrate to the latest version of its browser.
 
The Folio 100, Toshiba's entry into the tablet race at the Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) trade show in Berlin, comes with Android version 2.2 like the competition, but the company has opted for a larger 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen.
 
The original Amiga PCs earned their place in computer history, but until recently the brand has been just that: History. Since the purchase of the Commodore International brand in 2005, the future of the Commodore and Amiga names as they apply to classic PCs has been in limbo. But if a new company, Commodore USA, has their way, the Amiga PC brand will be back soon!
 
Huawei has launched the IDEOS, or U8150, smartphone, which will cost between $100 and $200, depending on the market, the company said at the Internationale Funkaustellung trade show in Berlin.
 
SAS Institute on Thursday announced a new toolset aimed at giving business users the ability to work with predictive analytics software, which has historically been the province of specialized statisticians.
 
Dell on Thursday said it would not increase its most recent proposal to acquire virtualized storage vendor 3PAR, paving the path for rival Hewlett-Packard to acquire the company.
 
Google today celebrated Chrome's second birthday by launching the sixth version of its browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.
 
Al Gruber asked why he appears to have two different desktops--the PC's default screen and a Windows Explorer location.
 
Although Android comes with its own stock Web browser, you may be left wanting more features (such as improved video streaming) or a better interface. Skyfire Browser (currently in beta) fulfills that desire in many respects but also occasionally stumbles in ways that, for now, confirm its not-yet-final status.
 
Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Tab, a tablet computer running Android 2.2 that will begin shipping in October. It can be used to surf the Web, watch movies, read e-books, navigate using GPS and make phone calls, according to Samsung.
 
Google and AOL have renewed a long-term partnership that gives AOL Web properties access to Google search and advertising services.
 
Gibbs just got an invite to Google's App Inventor and he's impressed with what is an early beta
 
Dell on Thursday said it would not increase its most recent proposal to acquire virtualized storage vendor 3PAR, paving the path for rival Hewlett-Packard to acquire the company.
 
The technologies to vastly improve backup and recovery performance and reliability have arrived. Here's how to put them to good use
 
Parallel Studio 2011 backs Visual Studio 2010 and adds a component to walk developers through the process of introducing parallelism
 
Isn't it cute the way Windows always finds new ways to surprise and annoy you? Like today, for instance, I booted my system and noticed something new in the lower right corner:
 
Hewlett-Packard has raised its offer for virtualized storage vendor 3PAR to $33 per share, or roughly $2.4 billion, from its previous bid of $30 per share, 3PAR said Thursday. The move tops Dell's latest offer of $32 per share, according to 3PAR.
 
3Par, which is already the subject of a bidding war between Hewlett-Packard and Dell, is now among a group of companies being sued by Crossroads Systems for patent infringement.
 
Apple's iOS mobile operating system is now the third-most popular platform on the Internet, with a share nearly six times larger than Android's, a Web measurement company said Wednesday.
 
Researchers are hoping to get a better insight on botnets after taking down part of Pushdo, one of the top five networks of hacked computers responsible for most of the world's spam.
 
Samsung has revealed the Galaxy Tab, a tablet computer running Android 2.2 that will begin shipping in October. It can be used to surf the Web, watch movies, read e-books, navigate using GPS and make phone calls, according to Samsung.
 
While the new iPods and Apple's soon-to-come updates for iOS 4 were big announcements on Wednesday, the revamped Apple TV and iTunes 10 featuring Apple's new 'Ping' social network for music show where Apple hopes to go in the years ahead.
 
With forecasters predicting a very active hurricane season, experts say IT managers must review business continuity and disaster recovery plans to ensure they are prepared for potential power outages and data center damage.
 

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