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Breaking news: Green Dam Day delayed

Breaking news: Green Dam Day delayed

On the eve of destruction, China has delayed Green Dam Day.Reuters reports that China will delay an order that all PCs sold in the country come equipped with Green Dam-Youth Escort.

June 29, 2009 by

Will Stallman C# warning fall flat?

Will Stallman C# warning fall flat?

Stallman's fear is that Microsoft will use its software patents to force open source C# implementations, and applications, underground. Any move toward bringing C#, which Microsoft developed and Mono, which Microsoft supports, into the center of the Linux community must therefore be resisted.

June 29, 2009 by

Windows 7:  An economic savior?

Windows 7: An economic savior?

Economic researcher reportedly bases chunk of his GDP expectations for the United States in the second half of 2009, on the new Microsoft operating system.

June 29, 2009 by

Too many social networks? GizaPage puts them all into one social home page

Too many social networks? GizaPage puts them all into one social home page

In case you hadn't heard, all the cool kids are going "vanity" these days - vanity Facebook URLs, vanity phone numbers on Google Voice and now vanity social networking pages where all of your profiles, from Facebook and Twitter to Flickr and YouTube, can be viewed and managed from one easy-to navigate browser window.This morning, a startup called GizaPage announced some upgrades to a pretty bare-bones but nicely organized social networking home page.

June 29, 2009 by

Micro-USB to be universal EU phone charger

Micro-USB to be universal EU phone charger

In a brave move, the vast majority of mobile phone manufacturers in Europe have signed an agreement which sees future mobile phones across a variety of brands and models all sharing the same charger port - the micro-USB. This means every phone you will find in Europe, starting next year apparently, will be fitted with the same charging port and be compatible with any charger.

June 29, 2009 by

Image Gallery: Hands-on with the T-Mobile Dash 3G

Image Gallery: Hands-on with the T-Mobile Dash 3G

The T-Mobile Dash was a very popular Windows Mobile smartphone for T-Mobile USA and smartphone fans have been waiting patiently for a follow-up non-touchscreen device. HTC and T-Mobile will soon be bringing the T-Mobile Dash 3G with faster processor, 3G data support, and integrated GPS to T-Mobile customers.

June 29, 2009 by

Good enough to pay for, part 2: Microsoft Office

Good enough to pay for, part 2: Microsoft Office

I don't have a secretary, unfortunately, so I do all my own word processing and desktop publishing. Suffice to say, this was not the sort of document for which Google Docs was created. It's also the sort of document that is a lot easier in Word 2007/2008 than it is in OpenOffice.

June 29, 2009 by

TAFE SA latest for cloud email

TAFE SA latest for cloud email

South Australia's network of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges has revealed itself as the latest education institution to plan a move to hosted email solution for staff and students.

June 29, 2009 by

Sun VirtualBox 3.0

Sun VirtualBox 3.0

Sun Microsystems released VirtualBox 3.0 today. One goal of this release is supporting workloads, such as database management systems, some collaborative applications and many web-based applications that rely on multiple processes running simultaneously.

June 29, 2009 by

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