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TOP STORY: Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked

MORE NEWS: Microsoft Plans Intel 'Oak Trail'-Based Tablets

ANALYTIC REPORT: Building A Strong Base For UC In The Cloud

WHITEPAPER: 4 Trends Driving the Future of Data Center Infrastructure Design and Management

SLIDESHOW: Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

VIDEO: IBM's zEnterprise

BLOG: Extending Apple's Safari

WEBCAST: Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

RESOURCES: Get Live Streaming Video From Black Hat USA

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Friday, July 30, 2010


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Black Hat: Android, iPhone App Data Risks Overlooked

A survey of mobile app security for iPhone and Android reveals that information disclosure isn't always obvious.


Black Hat Warning: ATMs At Risk

Black Hat: U.S. Infrastructure Vulnerable To Cyber Attack

Black Hat USA 2010: Complete Coverage


Microsoft Plans Intel 'Oak Trail'-Based Tablets

CEO Steve Ballmer tells financial analysts that catching Apple in the slate PC market is "job one" for the company.

Oracle Out, Google In At Berkeley Lab

4,000 employees at DOE research facility will have new calendaring system when they show up for work Monday.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Improves Speech Recognition

Nuance Communications claims version 11 reduces set-up time required to 'train' the software to your spoken voice and boosts accuracy up to 15%.

GAO Launches Mobile Website

Responding to the growing trend of accessing content on mobile devices, the Government Accountability Office reports are now accessible to BlackBerry, iPhone, Android and other mobile device users.

Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle

The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.

NOAA Supercomputer Tapped For Climate Change Research

Housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the 14-cabinet, 260-teraflop system is the most powerful supercomputer operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

Juniper Networks To Acquire SMobile For $70 Million

Adding SMobile's Junos Pulse software platform for smartphones, tablets, netbooks and notebooks, helps position Juniper to better compete in the mobile client security market.

Health IT Alone Won't Improve Primary Care

Federal report raises numerous questions about whether electronic health records and other technologies can advance the patient centered medical home model.

Radio Shack Revenues Top $1 Billion

An emphasis on mobile products, including a successful wireless kiosk program in Target stores, helped drive $53 million in profits for the second quarter.

BlackBerry Springs Leaks, App World 2.0 Goes Beta

It's been hard to escape the cavalcade of leaked information about unannounced BlackBerry devices of late. Find out what the latest scuttlebutt is here.

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Building A Strong Base For UC In The Cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing have taken over the mantle of hottest technology that only a few years ago was held by unified communications, but that doesn't mean it's easy to align the cloud with UC. Still, only by understanding how these and other foundational enterprise technologies are converging can you prepare for a long-term cloud strategy.

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2010 State Of Storage Report

Budgets may be stagnant, but the recession hasn't put a damper on the growth of enterprise data and related storage requirements. Too bad, then, that our infrastructures aren't keeping pace, according to our survey respondents. In this report, we'll analyze poll results and discuss top technologies that can help storage managers do more with less.

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4 Trends Driving the Future of Data Center Infrastructure Design and Management

Get the four data center infrastructure trends that are reducing design, operating and management costs while improving data center performance.
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The Quest for a Cloud Integration Strategy

In order to evolve SaaS usage from meeting purpose-built point requirements to integration into mission-critical business processes, companies will need scalable, cost-effective connection strategies. Explore best-of-breed integration approaches.
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Slideshow: Cloud Security Pros And Cons

Securing your business in the cloud can offer substantial savings and resources balanced by large and unexpected risks. In this review of cloud security silver linings and storms warnings, we look at some of the brightest and darkest security clouds.   View Now


Analytics Slideshow: Calculating Cloud ROI

Slideshow: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed


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IBM's zEnterprise

Mainframe server and a new systems design allows workloads on mainframe, POWER7 and System x servers to share resources and be managed as a single, virtualized system   Watch


48-Core Single-Chip Cloud Computer

3 iPad Apps for Remote Access




Featured Blogger

Extending Apple's Safari

By Jim Rapoza

One of the biggest weaknesses of the Safari web browser has been its general lack of extensions and add-ons. But with the release of the Safari 5.0.1 update, extensions are now fully enabled in the Apple web browser and many useful ones are currently available to users.


AppSumo Offers Green SMB Software Deal

By Lamont Wood

Software aggregator will donate 50 percent of its revenue from each sale of its Startup Bundle, through August 2, to the National Wildlife Federation.

Greener Hardware Emitting Less CO2

By Lamont Wood

A new report from CompTIA says that more efficient computer hardware is saving millions of tons of CO2 emissions.

Droid X Suffers Death Grip Says Apple

By Ed Hansberry

Apple has acknowledged that the iPhone 4 has a serious problem when you hold the device in a certain way, which just so happens to be the most common way a right handed person holds a phone, with their left hand at the base of the unit. For now, the fix is free bumpers for everyone which mitigates the problem. Not content to stop there though, Apple is claiming other phones have the same issue, and going to great lengths to document it.

Microsoft's Free Phone Giveaway

By Dave Methvin

Wow, Microsoft will be giving away a lot of phones this fall, about 90,000 of them. That's one way to make sure that Windows Phone 7 gets off to a fast start, for both users and developers. Given that Microsoft is far behind, it's something they need to do if they want to compete against iPhone and Android.


Road Map To Efficiently Sharing Document-Based Information

Hear how Global Aerospace has crafted a strategy to stay ahead of the curve by taking a global approach to managing content and content-centric processes. Learn how the appropriate ECM solution can provide insurance companies with an efficient, cost-effective way to manage and share critical content and processes, as well as help organizations successfully address regulatory requirements, security concerns and underwriting challenges.

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Get Live Streaming Video From Black Hat USA

This year, thousands of security professionals from around the world are making plans to be a part of Black Hat USA 2010. But not all of those people will actually be in Las Vegas. With Black Hat Uplink, you can experience essential content that shapes the security industry for the coming year.

Events will be streamed live on July 28-29, but you will be able to view Uplink presentations for 90 days after that.


Tapping Into Commercial Clouds: An Executive Roundtable

Where do commercial cloud services fit into agency IT planning? Which cloud models, and which types of cloud applications, are of greatest interest? Join your federal government peers at this executive roundtable to explore both the opportunities and challenges that public clouds present to government agencies.

It happens in Washington DC: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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