GoToMyPC (finally) goes to your Mac
At long last, Citrix has squeezed out a version of its GoToMyPC remote access service that lets you both connect to a Mac from a distant PC and connect to a distant PC from a Mac.
Apple lawyer smacks Gawker with Mac tablet hint
Super-secretive Apple has provided some of the best evidence yet that its long-rumored tablet is on the way. No, not by leaking photos or specs, but instead by threatening a website about soliciting said photos or specs.
Amazon cloud accused of network slowdown
Amazon's sky-high EC2 service has experienced a significant increase in network latency in recent days, according to data from two separate companies running widely-used management tools in tandem with the service.
Big Blue rides Schooner to MySQL boost
As countless crafty upstarts have learned time and again in the IT racket, it's tough to get a server vendor who makes a living peddling boxes to get excited about server appliances that get rid of banks of servers. But IBM has inked a deal with upstart Schooner Information Technology to resell its web-caching and MySQL-boosting appliances starting in early March.
Cyber attack hits law firm that sued China
A law firm that filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government says it was hit by a cyber attack that looks strikingly similar to one that targeted Google, Adobe Systems, and 32 other large companies.
Windows and Office veteran ejects from Microsoft
The Microsoft veteran who helped lead development, sales, and marketing on Office and Windows is leaving the company after more than 20 years.
PsiXpda pocket computer
ReviewAbout 10 years ago, Psion's handheld computers were the ones to beat and the Psion Series 5 was at the top of the heap. The keyboard was tiny but so well designed that it was really possible to touchtype on it. Indeed, the Series 5 set the standard for others to emulate, and, quite simply, as far as usability is concerned no other small format device since has come close.
Storage Fusion on plumping up drive ahead of sale
CommentStorage analytics service firm Storage Fusion is being fattened up for market.
Otellini sees slow return to IT normalcy
Despite his company's recent strong financial results, Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini doesn't project a recovery for the corporate market anytime soon.
Motorola ends mobile sell off
Motorola is ending the search for a buyer for its set top box and networking business, because it cannot find anyone willing to pay enough for the unit.
China's doomed attempt to hold the world to ransom
The Chinese government is trying to corner the rare earths market and that isn't good news for the tech business. Those with good memories of Chemistry O Level will know what the rare earths are: the funny little line of elements from Lanthanum to Lutetium at the bottom of the periodic table, along with Yttrium and Scandium, which we usually add to the list.
Universities avoid Kindle over accessibility barriers
Three US universities have agreed not to use Amazon's e-book reader the Kindle until it is easily usable by blind people. A fourth settled a complaint from blind people's advocacy groups by saying that it will strive to use accessible devices in future.
US Army's robot kill-chopper chopped
The US Army's plans for powerful robotic combat formations have been downgraded, according to reports. A pilotless helicopter gunship and droid ground vehicles intended to carry supplies and clear mines have been axed: however a robot tank project and other automated weaponry will proceed.
NAO tells HMRC: Pick up, dammit
The National Audit Office has told HM Revenue and Customs it has to make more improvements to its telephone services.
MPs slam IBM pension moves
A Westminster Hall debate has led to serious criticism of the way IBM ended its final salary pension scheme.
No Windows Mobile 7 launch at MWC, claims mole
Don't expect Windows Mobile 7 to launch next month at Mobile World Congress, despite what you may have heard in the press and on the rumour mill.
McKinnon: The longest ever game of pass the parcel
CommentPentagon hacker Gary McKinnon has won breathing space in his long-running fight against extradition, with news on Wednesday that judges have granted a further judicial review. This time it is to consider whether the Home Secretary was right to disregard medical evidence that he might harm himself or even commit suicide if extradited to the US.
World braces for Lindsay Lohan sex tape
Lindsay Lohan is said to be "devastated" that a 47-second video of her indulging in "adult activity" with a member of the opposite sex is about to get a worldwide internet release.
Is dynamic IT management necessary for mid-sized firms?
WorkshopIt’s a fair assumption that the operational management of IT follows some kind of maturity model. Many organizations are, in theory, chaotic; a logical next step is to implement a layer of control, and from there one might say one could start building a managed environment. After that – hurrah! – it is reputedly an easy hop, skip and jump towards fully dynamic IT management.
HP confirms Hyper-V LeftHand appliance
HP is planning to develop a Hyper-V version of its VMware-based LeftHand Networks virtual storage appliance (VSA).
Chinese Avatards go mad for Pandora
The Chinese have apparently gone mad for Avatar, with eager cinemagoers queuing for hours in freezing temperatures to visit the wonderful world of Pandora.
Scottish doc swerves charges for snooping
A Scottish doctor accused of illegally accessing celebrities' and politicians' medical records will not now be charged with any offences.
Who actually needs virtualisation and collaboration tools
LabEmail is now routinely referenced as a mission critical system. The importance of tools that help and encourage greater collaboration amongst staff, partners and even customers is also on the rise as organisations seek to raise productivity and performance. Is it possible for collaboration tools and e-mail systems to be utilised under the great bandwagon that is virtualisation and if it is what factors need to be considered?
NuLabour 'Bribo' laptop pops up on eBay
One enterprising eBayer is offering buyers the chance to get their hands on a "spanking new, gleaming Bribo laptop, complete with instruction sheet showing you where to place your X when the time comes".
'Domestic extremism' police called in on climate hack
Norfolk police investigating the "Climategate" hack have called in colleagues from the National Domestic Extremism Team (NDET), it has emerged.
Escaped con who taunted cops on Facebook finally collared
UK police have caught up with an escaped con who ran a "fan group" on Facebook during his time on the run.
SD movies fine for Wii, hints Nintendo
Nintendo has claimed consumers won’t mind being unable able to watch HD movies on the Wii’s upcoming movie service.
The Digital Economy Bill: Where are we now?
Pelted from all sides by amendments, the Digital Economy Bill continues to plough its way through Parliament. This week, the Lords lined up to have their say, but since there are so many (300) Amendments, they’ll be at it again on Monday.
ReviewLast February we looked at the Pentax K-m, a rather tasty entry-level DSLR. Yet the K-7 is a different kettle of fish from the K-m, it’s a more advanced model aimed at the enthusiast/semi-pro market.
Iraqi weapons inspector accused in online sex sting
A former head of UN weapons inspections in Iraq has been charged with child sex offences after being caught in an online sting.
Peppa Pig told to belt up
Parents whose kids have ever refused to belt up will be relieved to learn that kids TV character Peppa Pig will not in future been seen without a seatbelt, thereby ensuring that pre-school nippers are educated early in the need to travel in safety.
Tories: We will set up a permanent 'War Cabinet'
AnalysisToday the Conservative Party - the bookies' favourite to be the next government of old Blighty - sets out as much of its plans on national-security matters as it is willing to share before this year's election.
False Moscow CCTV feed scam leads to fraud charges
The discovery that some CCTV cameras around Moscow streamed prerecorded images, instead of live pictures, has resulted in criminal charges against StroyMontageService, the firm that maintained the network.
Nokia posts proposal for next year's smartphone UI
Details are beginning to emerge regarding what Nokia wants to see in the next-gen Symbian user interface.
Multi-touch gaming notebook launched
PC gaming looks set to get more interactive following the launch of a machine heralded as the world’s first multi-touch gaming notebook.
Business host DataGate vanishes
Business hosting outfit DataGate has fallen off the internet today, with customers unable to raise the firm on the phone too.
ICO: Whitehall has improved data security
The information commissioner says that government has improved both its data protection and its disclosure of such work.
UK.gov dismisses Tory claims UK cyberspace is defenceless
The government has dismissed Tory claims that the UK is not equipped to battle digital attacks on its national security.
NASA Titan moon-balloons to run on cloud fuel
Boffins are working on a cunning new plan to power future hot-air-balloon probe craft sent to survey Titan, ice moon of Saturn. The balloons' burners will be fuelled by the evaporated patio gas which occurs naturally in the Titanian atmosphere.
'Anti-cyberbullying' rapper sorry for SMS smack talk
A rapper who acted as a spokesman for Ed Balls' anti-cyberbullying campaign last November has been caught sending abusive texts to a listener who called into a radio show, the BBC reports.
Fender phone gets launch date
T-Mobile has pulled — or should that be plucked? — a few strings and signed up Eric Clapton to promote its upcoming Fender-themed phone.
UK BitTorrent admin acquitted on fraud charge
UpdatedAlan Ellis, the former admin of music BitTorrent tracker OiNK, was acquitted of conspiracy to defraud by a Middlesbrough court today.
Secretive Brit millionaire buys Segway Inc
A British millionaire inventor has bought Segway Inc - the maker of electric pogo sticks that promised to change the world when it launched back in 2001.
Pogoplug to hop into Britain next month
Pogoplug, Cloud Engines' media sharing gadget, is finally coming to the UK.
US Global Hawks capture Haiti destruction
The US military's Southern Command has released* some aerial photographs of post-earthquake Haiti, which it says are "providing US military planners valuable situation awareness as they coordinate US military support to the Haiti relief".
LG publishes bendy 19in e-newspaper
LG has developed an e-journal reader that not only measures a whopping 19in but is also flexible.
No World Cup anthem for England football heroes
The England football team will jet off to South Africa this year without the benefit of the traditional rousing official anthem, the FA has announced.
Intel rides Nehalem to heavenly profits
In announcing financial results for the fourth quarter and all of 2009 yesterday, Intel rejiggered its financial statements in such a way that we now have a better idea of how its PC and server businesses are doing in terms of revenues and profits. And, my oh my, did operating margins for both PC and server chips recover in the fourth quarter.
US will complain to China about Google hacking
The United States will issue a formal diplomatic note to China expressing concern about cyber attacks that hit Google and dozens of other companies, and that researchers say originated in that country.
NASA finds cocaine in Space Shuttle hangar
NASA is trying to sniff out which employee brought a baggy of cocaine into the hangar that houses Space Shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week. The space agency is preparing the shuttle for a launch to the International Space Station in March.
IBM and Microsoft renew Lotus tussle in the cloud
Lotusphere 2010 previewMicrosoft bashing has always been a key function at IBM's annual Lotusphere conference which lands in Orlando, Florida, again next week. Funny how collaboration software will do that.
Microsoft plucks Azure SLAs from cloud of secrecy
Microsoft will revise the wording on its Azure cloud service level agreements (SLAs) following a trip into a Kafkaesque world of secrecy.
Texas Instruments to patch smart meter crypto blunder
Texas Instruments plans to patch a cryptography flaw in a widely used chip that could allow attackers to remotely tamper with electronic power meters and other devices that connect to smart electricity grids.
Google banned 30,000 advertisers post Economic Resurrection
In the fall of 2008, when the worldwide economy began to melt, Google responded by shamelessly expanding ad coverage on its web-dominating search engine, letting more ads onto more pages. But now that the economy has recovered, the web giant has suddenly become more much vigilant in its efforts to weed out what it considers low-quality advertising.
Amazon takes Kindle self publishing global
Amazon is expanding its Kindle self-publishing platform to allow authors and (supposed) rights holders to upload and sell e-books worldwide in English, German, and French.
US gov Photoshops bin Laden wanted pic
Osama bin Laden has received a makeover from the Photoshoppers at the US State Department, punishing him with the only sure justice he can't escape: age.