1,000 devs raid iPadded code kit
A day before Steve Jobs uncloaked the Apple iPad - a tablet that doesn't multitask - Appcelerator told the world that its Titanium web-code-meets-local-app development kit would embrace the long-awaited Apple device. In the two days since, over 1,000 developers have downloaded the kit and registered to use it.
Windows 7 misses Microsoft's summit of success
Microsoft has reversed the blow to its business wrought by the recessionary end of 2008, announcing second-quarter results more in-line with its standard performance.
Fujitsu: 'iPad? That's ours'
UpdatedIn addition to ignoring support for Adobe Flash, multitasking, and a few other niceties in its new iPad, Apple seems to have ignored one other important detail: it doesn't own the name "iPad." Fujitsu says it does.
Windows 7 upgrades Vista laptops to lower battery life
Laptop owners upgrading their Windows XP and Windows Vista machines to Windows 7 are complaining that Microsoft's new OS has severely reduced their available battery life.
Who ate all the iPies?
CommentSo, a portlier iPhone has emerged from Cupertino with typical fanfare and panache, but even the hardcore fans seem disappointed by what is essentially an iPhone with a mid-life crisis.
Oracle hands out love and handcuffs to Sunware
Oracle has unveiled a Java and open source strategy extending some but not all of the existing efforts at Sun Microsystems.
BPI rejects scareletter approach to possible pirates
The tactic of using IP addresses extracted from internet service providers to send scare letters to suspected pirates is not something the British music industry would consider.
Ellison: Only Oracle can do OLTP clustering
You have to admire Larry Ellison, the Oracle co-founder and chief executive officer of IT giant Oracle. Well, maybe admire isn't the right word. But you can at least be amused by him.
Oracle sues support firm over 'massive theft'
Oracle is suing third-party support provider Rimini Street, alleging "massive theft" of its software and support materials via illegal access to its technical support websites.
iPad vs e-book readers: price matters
AnalysisApple would have been daft not to embrace e-books when planning the iPad, but will its new offering hinder the likes of the Kindle?
EU damns scanners, Facebook, MySpace and Phorm
Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for Information Society and Media, has promised tough new laws to curb privacy-breaching technology like body scanners and has also warned the social networking industry that it needs to do more to protect children using its services.
Zoo man uses virtualisation to tame his server herd
On DemandIt’s not every day you get to look under the bonnet of somebody else’s projects, but today you can.
Baidu gets out of jail free
Google may as well pack its multicoloured luggage and head for the airport - Baidu scored an important legal victory this week which all but assures it of the number one spot in the Chinese market.
First mass-produced camera heads to auction
An extremely rare model of the world’s first commercially produced camera will be auctioned later this year.
High-flying 3PAR down at ground level
3PAR is growing revenues, but has seen the bottom line go red in its third quarter. Its product strengths don't seem strong enough to repel competitive pressures.
Who's the world's largest tech firm?
The world's biggest technology company, by revenue, is now Samsung, which has just replaced HP at the top of the pile.
Silicone implants that generate 'leccy invented for US spooks
In news sure to delight topheavy Z-list celebrities everywhere, US boffins funded by shadowy federal agencies say they have developed a new kind of silicone implant which can generate electrical power from the movements of the bodily area in which it is placed.
Ex-Broadcom boss beats drugs orgy charges
Henry T Nicholas III, the billionaire co-founder of Broadcom, has been cleared of drugs charges by a federal judge.
Remote tribe discovered worshipping iPad
Anthropologists claim to have contacted a remote Papua New Guinea tribe which worships a crude effigy of an Apple iPad crafted from the bark of a sacred tree.
World phone biz backs out of downturn
World mobile phone sales were up ten per cent year on year in Q4 2009, market watcher Strategy Analytics said today. World+Dog bought 324m handsets during the quarter.
GTA IV updates coming to PS3
Downloadable updates for violent videogame Grand Theft Auto IV will finally be available for the PlayStation 3 in March.
French mock British G-spot probe
French experts have roundly condemned British research which concluded that the legendary G-spot is probably a myth.
Moto to make Nexus One version two?
Motorola’s CEO has confirmed that the company is developing a “consumer device” in partnership with Google.
How secure are virtual desktops, really?
LabAs we discussed in an earlier article in this series many “desktop virtualisation” solutions exist today.
UK.gov shutters half its websites
907 of the government's 1,700 websites have closed following the recommendations of the Varney report in 2006.
Many voice encryption systems easily crackable
UpdatedA vast majority of voice encryption products are seriously flawed, according to controversial tests by an anonymous hacker.
Sony slams colour e-paper quality
The quality of electronic paper is not yet high enough for Sony to develop a colour e-book reader, an executive at the company has said.
Greenock pensioners cuffed for Tesco 'sex romp'
Two Greenock pensioners prompted the closure of a Tesco bakery aisle and police intervention after "stunned shoppers" clocked the pair indulging in a "sex romp", the Sun reports.
ReviewSamsung’s ST550 is a rather innovative point-and-shoot compact camera as it features both a front and back LCD. The idea is to make self shots and timed group pics easier to compose. With the ST550, standing with arm outstretched and looking silly – just to end up with snapshot of just half your head in front of the Tour Eiffel – will become a thing of the past.
Italians salute Mussolini on the iPhone
An iPhone app which allows nostalgic Italians to enjoy speeches by Benito Mussolini has proved a big hit, having attracted over 6,000 downloads since it launched on 21 January.
IT training firm goes titsup
Tech training firm Advent Computer Training has been forced to cease trading, leaving its students in limbo.
Xiotech reloads Matrix
CommentXiotech is aiming to build a Matrix eco-system of storage system app vendors linking its superdisk ISE enclosures with direct storage-controlling apps like VMware, Oracle and Exchange 2010.
Sun takes over MoD's UFO bureau
Renowned British tabloid the Sun has pledged to take on the task of running the nation's UFO-report bureau after cash-strapped Ministry of Defence chiefs closed it down last year. The paper says its public-spirited move has been endorsed by famous Mars-prang eggface prof Colin Pillinger.
British poshos outdrink chavs
Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that despite what the government keeps telling us we are not a nation of drunks, and people with manual or routine jobs actually drink less than those with professional or managerial ones.
Google Apps goes loopy on booted-off Premier subs customers
UpdatedThis article was updated to reflect that Google subsequently reported the error had now been fixed.
Experts fret over iPad security risks
Apple's much hyped iPad tablet may come tightly locked down but the device is still likely to be affected by many of the security issues that affect the iPhone, as well as some of its own.
Hong Kong Taoist masters still hard at it
A 47-year-old Hong Kong woman was conned out of HK$1.5m (£120,000) and persuaded to have sex with two Taoist "masters" on the promise of receiving HK$130m (£10.4m) in "heavenly treasure", HK's The Standard reports.
AT&T plans $2bn wireless overhaul
AT&T has acknowledged that its US wireless service is in need of an upgrade, and the company is putting its money where its apologetic mouth is, allocating an additional $2bn or so to upgrade its network in 2010.
Interpol chief questions body scanner rollout
The head of Interpol has questioned whether the ongoing scramble by western governments to install body scanners at airports is financially worthwhile and said they are is unlikely to stop terrorists.
iPad Mini/Nano beta-tester: Of course it's real
CommentsOur world exclusive yesterday disclosing Apple's pocket-sized, enhanced version of the recently announced iPad fondle-slab device has drawn a good deal of excited comment. Naturally there could be nothing tastier than whipped-up hype digested, excreted, eagerly gobbled up again and finally plopped onto a plate for your Friday delectation, so here it is. Yum.
Teletext toddles off as licence taken
UK regulator Ofcom has revoked the licence that allowed Teletext to broadcast text-based services alongside the TV signal - ending 17 years of independent interactive TV.
Spanish disco offers gals free 'consolers'
A Spanish disco is tonight offering free "consolers" to the first 400 girls who pitch up at the door, and promises the lucky recipients they're "going to vibrate".
Show me the money!
WorkshopIT costs money, and the job of any CIO, IT director or manager will include some element of balancing the books. In their simplest form, budgets split across money for new acquisitions and one-off purchases, and money to be spent keeping things going, covering everything from contract renewals and staffing, to spare parts and toner cartridges.
Danes ditch Microsoft, take ODF road - at last
The Danish Parliament has agreed to ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from April next year.
CpW unveils new identity excitingness
Details of the forthcoming Carphone Warehouse demerger are emerging: the company is to become "New Carphone Warehouse" and er, "TalkTalk".
IBM countersues Neon over zPrime accelerator
With mainframe revenues off sharply and likely to be so until the System z11 mainframes ship much later this year, IBM can ill afford to look the other way as Neon Software peddles its zPrime tool for offloading mainframe workloads to much cheaper specialty engines on Big Blue's mainframes.
Lens firm promises shake-free cameraphones
Cameraphones will sport much improved image stabilisation within a year, lens manufacturer Varioptic has promised.
Bathroom scale plugs into Google Health
Not content with knowing where you go, both in real and cyber space, Google will soon know how much you weigh too - thanks to wi-fi-connected scales.
Google mystery server runs 13% of active websites
The Google Web Server - custom-built server software used only by Google - now runs nearly 13 per cent of all active web sites, according to the latest survey data from the web-server-tracking UK research outfit Netcraft.
Brits choose Altix UV supers to fight cancer
The Altix UV massively parallel supers might not be shipping until the third quarter of this year, but Silicon Graphics is lining up customers who want to get the box early. The latest customer to ink a deal for an Altix UV is the United Kingdom's Institute of Cancer Research.
CA taps IBM alum as chief exec
CA has tapped another IBM veteran as its next chief executive officer, replacing its turn-around champion John Swainson, who retired from the IT management omnicorp's helm at the close of 2009.
Google (finally) pays bounties for Chrome bug reports
Google will begin paying bounties as high as $1,337 to researchers who privately report high-severity security bugs in its Chrome browser and Chromium open-source project.
CIA, PayPal under bizarre SSL assault
The Central Intelligence Agency, PayPal, and hundreds of other organizations are under an unexplained assault that's bombarding their websites with millions of compute-intensive requests.
Woman sues rail line for 'exploding' toilet
ROTMA woman is suing Chicago's regional rail system for injuries sustained when a toilet she used "exploded" underneath her.
PHP fluffed to suck data from Microsoft's cloud
Zend Technologies has updated its developer framework to improve the way PHP applications float on Microsoft's Azure cloud.
Apple video shows Flashed iPad
UpdatedWill Apple's new iPad support Adobe Flash when it ships in March? Not if you trust Steve Jobs' much-picked-over presentation in San Francisco on Wednesday - or the current EULA attached to the device's beta SDK. But for some reason, the marketing materials on the Apple website tell a different story.