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  • Apple yanks iPhone tethering app from App Store

    Apple has removed a tethering app for the iPhone that let users share the smartphone's cellular connection to the Internet with a Mac or Windows notebook.

  • WatchGuard launches iOS-friendly security appliance

    WatchGuard's latest security appliance, the XTM 330, allows business travelers from small enterprises to use their iPads or iPhones to communicate securely with the office, the vendor said on Tuesday.

  • CIO Q&A: How Citrix supports more workers with lower IT budget

    Citrix CIO Paul Martine is the poster child for everything that Citrix markets to other CIOs.

  • Ruckus tackles channel-changing in Wi-Fi

    Ruckus Wireless has taken another shot at optimising Wi-Fi capacity, introducing a technology called ChannelFly that is designed to place network clients on the best possible channel based on the actual capacity of that channel.

  • iPhone self-combusts over Australian skies

    Regional Express (Rex), an Australian airline, has reported extinguishing a passenger's Apple iPhone after it started glowing red and emitting dense smoke.

  • Father of RFID, Charles Walton, passes at 89

    Charles Walton, inventor of the RFID technology now common everywhere from warehouses to retail stores to public libraries, has died at the age of 89 in California.

  • Three out of 10 Americans do most holiday shopping online

    As shoppers eagerly take advantage of Cyber Monday deals, a new poll shows that nearly three out of 10 Americans will do most of their holiday shopping online this year.

  • Real estate firm boosts bandwidth, cuts costs with Talari

    Chicago-based real-estate management company Equity Office ran all its voice and data traffic over an MPLS WAN, but when poor peak-time performance drew complaints from end users, it switched to technology that delivers more bandwidth at half the cost.

  • Spectrum clash builds around bionic implants

    The battle over scarce radio spectrum that has embroiled the mobile broadband world even extends to a little-known type of wireless network that promises to reconnect the human nervous system with paralyzed limbs.

  • Apple hacks $40 off 16GB iPad price for Black Friday

    Apple is slashing between $41 and $61 from the price of its ever-popular iPad 2 devices for one day this Friday.

  • Is the AT&T merger with T-Mobile USA dead?

    Given the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff opposition to the proposed AT&T merger with T-Mobile USA, it's fair to ask: Is the $39 billion deal dead? And if that's true, what happens to T-Mobile? Or to AT&T, which could face a multi-billion dollar penalty payment to T-Mobile if it walks away from the deal.

  • The Eighth Annual Gibbs Golden Turkey Awards

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Señoras y Señores, Κυρίες και Κύριοι (and for you classicists, Nullam et Viri), welcome to the Eighth Gibbs Golden Turkey Awards!

  • Nokia Siemens to slash 17,000 jobs worldwide

    Struggling network infrastructure vendor Nokia Siemens Networks is planning to cut 17,000 jobs worldwide, as it aims to cut €1 billion (US$1.35 billion) from its costs by the end of 2013, the company said Wednesday.

  • 9 best practices for successful IT projects

    Most often when the watchdogs at the Government Accountability Office are called into to check out an agency, process or project they are looking for something that has gone wrong. This week, however the group took a look at some government IT projects that have gone right and came up with some best practices other government agencies or in public corporations could emulate to achieve success in their own IT projects.

  • The week in Android rumors: Facebook and Amazon phones coming

    With the reported success of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, it was inevitable that more top Web companies would want to develop Android devices of their own, and Facebook is no exception.