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Google Windows Ban Prompts Microsoft Defense
Microsoft stands by its operating system and touts its commitment to security, insisting Windows' security leads the industry.
Google Lets Users Customize Search Page
Internet users can now repaint Google's white search page with the background image of their choice.
President Bush Joins Facebook
The former president is off to a fast start in terms of the number of followers he's garnered on the social network.
Steve Jobs Declares Post-PC Era
Tablets like Apple's iPad will surpass desktops as the dominant form factor for everyday computing, Jobs says.
Asus, MSI Unveil Apple iPad Rivals
MSI's Wind Pad and Asus' Eee Pad, the latest entries in the tablet PC market, are expected to be low-cost challengers to Apple's slate computer.
HHS Launches Community Health Data Initiative
IT companies, researchers, patients, and others will gain access to federal health information through an online data warehouse.
Linux Proving Disruptive In Smartphone Market
Android will run a third of the world's smartphones by 2015, and open source mobile operating systems from Intel, Nokia, and Samsung will also compete, says ABI Research.
Army Outlines Cloud Computing Strategy
Application consolidation and server virtualization are steps in a broader plan to consolidate data centers and offer cloud services across Army operations.
SMB Security Monitoring Gaining Sophistication
Preventing breaches and attacks is increasingly driving security information and event management tool adoption for small and midsize businesses.
Chrome 5 Continues The Rise Of The Google Browser
By Jim Rapoza
Though it is still the youngest of the major web browsers (at less than two years old), Google Chrome continues to impress and in many ways outshine the older and more mature browsers.
Steve Jobs' iPhone And iPad Musings From D8
By Eric Zeman
The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher recently interviewed Apple CEO Steve Jobs live at the D8 conference in California. Jobs dished on a number of topics, including the iPhone and iPad.
Tools To Get Better Insight Into Workforce Issues
By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
While the push is on for clinicians to trade in their paper charts for digitized medical records, some health-related organizations are also trading in their old Excel spreadsheet-based methods of talent management with new web-based tools.
RIM Touts BlackBerry Efficiency As Benefit For AT&T
By Eric Zeman
Following AT&T's revised smartphone data plans, Research In Motion made an announcement of its own. RIM claims that because BlackBerries are "significantly more efficient than other mobile platforms," most BlackBerry users should be able to take advantage of AT&T's lowest data plan. Of course, RIM has missed the point entirely.
Steve Ballmer: Can't Explain Cloud But It's Next Big Thing
By Bob Evans
How tricky is it to explain cloud computing? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declined to even try last week, telling his C-level audience that "I'm not sure my goal for today is going to be to actually explain it to you, but I do want to make sure that people understand that I think everybody in our industry accepts it's the next major transition point in terms of how IT gets done."
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Image Gallery: FTC, FCC Reveal Complaints Filed Against Apple
Numerous complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission against Apple. They run the gamut from the iPad's lack of Flash support to the availability of adult material in the iTunes App Store, to an iPhone catching fire while charging. These documents were obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act.
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