Instant messaging and other real-time alerts will soon be available on your iPhone. Apple iPhone software guru Scott Forstall demonstrates.
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A Washington-based privacy group wants the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation of the cloud-computing services offered by Google - including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and others - to ensure that they are as secure as Google promises they will be.Specifically, the matters stems from reports earlier this month that a software bug in Google Docs publicly exposed documents believed to be private.
At long last, iPhone users will soon be able to copy and paste text and images. Apple's senior vice president of iPhone software, Scott Forstall, demonstrates the new tap-and-drag feature.
Google is putting the beta label back on some versions of its Chrome browser - well, sort of. The company said today that it's re-introducing the beta channel so it can get some feedback from people who are willing to be guinea pigs for new features.
Apple previewed its iPhone 3.0 beta on Tuesday and there were plenty of items that weren't earth shattering, but add up to a big deal.
The first round of news out of today's Apple event has to do with a "major update" to the iPhone and iPod Touch operating system. Until now, there's a been a lot of catching up with details related to the app store and the popularity of it.
The number of Internet users paying for digital music increased by just over 8 million in 2008 to 36 million Internet users, and purchases of online digital music downloads increased by 29 percent since last year, accounting for 33 percent of all music tracks purchased in the U.S.
Satyam has reportedly lost about 46 customers out of 600 since its massive financial fraud surfaced. India's Economic Times reports that these Satyam customers have moved to rival outfits.
Dell on Tuesday launched its Adamo effort, a thin laptop that is all about design and puts the PC maker in a new realm on the perception front. It's unclear whether people---especially Dell's fashion-impaired base--- will actually buy it.