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  • iPhone apps: A DIY skill that's in big demand

    iPhone developers are in demand across the United States and Canada, causing salaries to skyrocket for those with experience creating complex, mobile applications on Apple's iOS platform.

  • HP, Dell overtake Nokia in updated Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics

    While some consumer electronics manufacturers have cleaned up their act, making more energy-efficient gadgets with fewer toxic materials, others are continuing to make fine promises but no changes, according to Greenpeace. In response, the environmental pressure group is changing the way it scores companies in its Guide to Greener Electronics, placing more emphasis on their actions than their words, and measuring new aspects of their operations.

  • Tablets get snappier with Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3

    Tablets and smartphones will soon get quad-core processors with Nvidia's new Tegra 3 chip, which will eclipse the application and graphics performance provided by dual-core processors found on tablets like Apple's iPad and Motorola's Xoom.

  • Asus announces quad-core Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet

    Asustek Computer on Wednesday announced the 10-inch Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, which has a quad-core processor that could make it the fastest tablet in the market.

  • Can Windows play well on the iPad?

    All those iPads racing into the enterprise must maneuver around a tricky corner: getting Windows desktop apps to run on iPads without wrecking the user experience. Sure, Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI, can render entire Windows desktops and their apps on the iPad-but not always well.

  • Accel buys into Big Data hype with $100 million venture fund

    Accel Partners launched a $100 million Big Data Fund at the sold-out Hadoop World conference in New York in an effort to help start-ups exploit new data types expected to dominate computing and networks for years to come.

  • Apple to use new LEDs for next-gen iPads - report

    Apple will need new LED back-light solutions for the next-generation iPad if it increases the resolution of the display, according to reports from Apple's supply chain.

  • HP Touchpad on sale again, this time for developers

    Hewlett-Packard has put its TouchPad tablet on sale again, this time to WebOS developers with qualifying coupons for purchase of the discounted tablet.

  • Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire: Which will win?

    As predicted, Barnes & Noble introduced a $US249 Nook Tablet that has about double the memory and internal storage of the upcoming $US199 Amazon Kindle Fire.

  • Barnes & Noble launches Nook Tablet

    Barnes & Noble launched its widely expected tablet Monday, taking on the soon-to-be released tablet from book-selling rival Amazon with a machine that has slightly better specs.

  • HP Concludes That Bigger Is Better

    Hewlett-Packard's decision to retain its vast PC division likely offers some insight into the type of company new CEO Meg Whitman and her team want to lead.

  • HTC details first round of Android 4.0 upgrades

    Early next year, seven smartphones from HTC will be upgraded to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said on Monday.

  • Israel says a 'server glitch' took several government websites offline

    Israeli government websites were up and running again Monday, after what the government described as a "server glitch" at a server farm took several of them offline.

  • IT consumerization: It's biblical!

    Once upon a time, IT said unto select employees (in biblical tones): "Thou lucky employee, thou shalt have this very expensive cellphone (sign here) and thou shalt want no other. Go forth and communicate," adding, "and, lo, thou shalt also have this very expensive laptop (sign here as well) and thou better not break it, buster. Now, go forth and lug it around the country and give presentations and whatever else it is you do. Begone."

  • 5 hot tech projects to boost your IT career

    Too many projects, too little time: That's the sad lament of many IT professionals who must constantly balance the needs of the enterprise against the desires of business users -- all while keeping a close eye on the newest technologies coming at them from every direction.