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Microsoft readies pre-beta release of 'Windows 7 Server'

Microsoft readies pre-beta release of 'Windows 7 Server'

Microsoft is readying a beta of Windows Server 2008 R2, a k a "Windows 7 Server," and will share some more details about the features and rollout plans for that product during the company's Professional Developers Conference kick-off keynote on October 27.

October 27, 2008 by

Mobile You: Taking Fewer Devices ... Or More?

Mobile You: Taking Fewer Devices ... Or More?

Worldwide, smart phones are now outselling laptop computers, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal by Nick Wingfield. The implication: Professionals are now more inclinded to leave laptops behind and use their smart phones as  their digital computing devices, while on the road.

October 26, 2008 by

John Galt is dead or Linus shrugs

John Galt is dead or Linus shrugs

The genius of Steve Jobs is to be valued highly. But so is that of the team around Linus Torvalds. What should matter, in the end, is the quality of the finished product, its usefulness, its value.

October 26, 2008 by

Happy Birthday...I've stolen $2500 from your account

Happy Birthday...I've stolen $2500 from your account

Identity theft is a fast-growing problem, and I've taken it seriously for quite awhile. I pay to have people monitor my credit to ensure someone doesn't open accounts in my name, and I try to use temporary credit card numbers when I make online purchases.

October 26, 2008 by

Economic crisis 'has made NBN unviable'

Economic crisis 'has made NBN unviable'

The global economic crisis has made the Federal Government's National Broadband Network plan an expensive and risky proposition which end users won't have the money to pay for, one analyst said this week.

October 26, 2008 by

Canon posts EOS 5D Mark II instruction manual

Canon posts EOS 5D Mark II instruction manual

If you're jonesing for more information on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and can't wait until it's released sometime towards the end of November, you're in luck: Canon just posted the full 228-page user manual for the long-anticipated successor to its EOS 5D digital SLR.

October 26, 2008 by

Google Earth hits the iPhone

Google Earth hits the iPhone

Corrected and amended headline: Google launched Google Earth for the iPhone and iPod touch and the reviews are great. The rollout prompts a question.

October 26, 2008 by

Qik video streaming now available for BlackBerry Pearl, Curve, and Bold

Qik video streaming now available for BlackBerry Pearl, Curve, and Bold

I have used several mobile video streaming applications on my S60 devices and keep coming back to Qik as my default client. Qik now has clients for S60, Windows Mobile, Java-based devices, and jailbroken iPhones with more clients coming. Last night they announced an alpha release for select BlackBerry devices, including the Pearl 8120/8130, BlackBerry Curve 8320/8330 and BlackBerry Bold. Support for the Flip is coming soon too. The BlackBerry you want to run this on must have BlackBerry OS 4.5 or above.

October 26, 2008 by

In Q2 2008 inkjet cartridge market grew 2%

In Q2 2008 inkjet cartridge market grew 2%

HP continued to garner the largest unit market share at 58% in the toner market, maintaining a good lead ahead of Samsung at 12%, who had done a commendable job in pushing its main unit sales. In Q2 2008, the inkjet cartridge market only managed to ink a 2% growth, which pales in comparison to [...]

October 26, 2008 by

Conroy filter gag sparks sysadmin rage

Conroy filter gag sparks sysadmin rage

An Australian systems administrators' professional group has criticised Communications Minister Stephen Conroy for alleged attempts by his office to silence a vocal network engineer expressing an opinion about the planned government internet filtering scheme.

October 26, 2008 by

Sports CIO Stokoe shifts upward

Sports CIO Stokoe shifts upward

The Australian Sports Commission today confirmed its chief information officer Paul Stokoe had recently left, with the executive believed to have moved into a larger Canberra government agency.

October 26, 2008 by

What makes a good CIO?

What makes a good CIO?

What does it take to be a great chief information officer? We talk to Australian CIOs, analysts and human resource managers to find out. The results might surprise you.

October 26, 2008 by

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