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[TechRepublic] Apple's Maps apology: Humble, plugs other services, good enough

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Apple's Map apology: Humble, plugs other services, good enough

Apple CEO Tim Cook's apology over iOS 6 Maps covered all the bases: It was humble enough to recommend other services and probably won the company some goodwill. No word on when iOS 6 will be up to snuff though. Read more

Resource of the day

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions

Many organizations have been singing the praises of Data Center Infrastructure Management(DCIM)software, but research is revealing pitfalls end users should avoid. This paper describes common issues with DCIM and how to avoid them.


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Install Chrome via GPO and save yourself some time

Review: Readability brings Reader Mode to the Windows web browser

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News from ZDNet

 

Mozilla Foundation puts password killer into first beta

Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice aim for Office 2013, cloud support in '13, '14

BlackBerry's tech appeal: Dev-friendly RIM bets on tools and openness

Oracle OpenWorld 2012: By the numbers

Samsung Galaxy S3 bug: other Android handsets at risk, researcher says

Microsoft gets some Klout with new alliance

Visible Ops: Will old IT habits scupper its chances?

Another $100,000,000 datacenter investment shows strength of the business

BYOD managers: Don't overlook the most important benefit of the program

What Is A Workforce Computing Strategic Plan...And Why Do You Need One?

When IT digs toward mining

News from CNET

 

Open WebOS 1.0 arrives for those who dare to port

Cook's 'Mapology' doesn't explain premature Maps launch

Apple launches 'find maps' list in App Store

U.S. judge given go-ahead to decide on Samsung tablet ban

Samsung looks to acquisitions to better take on Apple, Google

Court: Motorola can't enforce injunction against Microsoft

Google's 'spring cleaning' hits features in search, news

Apple sued over spreadsheet technology


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Rover Curiosity sends back new evidence of once-wet Mars



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Best Practice Tips on Building a Unified Communications Business Case (ShoreTel)

Real World Example: Improving Network Performance Using HP ProLiant Servers (Hewlett-Packard (HP))

IDC White Paper: Business Value of Managed Services (IBM)

HP DL980: Customer Chronicles (Hewlett-Packard (HP))

Working Around the Clock: How HR & IT Collaboration Can Improve Global HCM (SkillSoft)


 

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Accessibility options for Android 4.0

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Android accessibility options for vision and hearing impaired

Jack Wallen highlights some of the accessibility options available in the Samsung Galaxy S III and other devices with Android 4.0. Read more

Resource of the day

Technology Report: Energy-Efficient Cooling for Data Centers

Beat the heat in your data center. Compare the efficiency benefits of row-based cooling with other common cooling architectures.


Posts from TechRepublic

 

Apple's iPhone 5: Have secrets and lies rendered it boring?

Critics of Apple's iPhone 5 say its predictability and lack of innovation are a big disappointment. But the cash registers are telling a different story. Read more

Can BlackBerry 10 be RIM's thumb-driven saviour?

RIM has pinned its hopes on BlackBerry 10 taking the number three position in mobiles, and more. Read more

Apple iOS 6 woes: Save the blobs if you need to downgrade

Gina Smith reports on the numerous issues some users are having with iOS 6, which may lead to the decision to downgrade to a more stable version. Bear in mind you can't do it without saving the SHSH blobs first. Here's how. Read more

Mobile ad formats for Android apps

Android developer Tim Mackenzie explains the differences between on-screen ads, intermittent content, and out-of-app ads, and discusses what to consider when selecting an ad format for your app. Read more

Posts from ZDNet

 

Shared data plans -- changing gadget purchase habits

The rapid disappearance of unlimited data plans has not pleased anyone. These are being replaced by shared data plans that tie a bucket of data to an account, shared among multiple devices. These plans may change the way we buy gadgets, especially for BYOD situations. Read more

What to expect in the mobile space the rest of the year

No question 2012 has been an exciting one in the mobile space, and it is going to continue for the rest of the year. We will see a flood of unique tablets, and the phone space is going to heat up, too. Read more

iPhone 5/iOS 6 can stop advertisers tracking you - If you can find the off switch

Hate the idea that advertisers can track iOS device usage and leverage this data to serve targeted ads? You can do something about it - but only if you can navigate complex maze that the iOS 6 Settings app has become and find the off switch. Read more

Many Android owners plan exodus to the iPhone (survey)

A survey suggests that Android owners are 2.4 times more likely to switch to the iPhone than vice versa, which could mean that the iPhone 5 could encourage be big switch over to iOS. Read more

HP: Is a push into tablets, smartphones risky?

An analyst downgraded shares of HP based on a likely push into tablets and smartphones. However, HP has to push into the post-PC era regardless of the risks. Read more

Apple's iPhone 5: Where the supply chain begins

Key to Apple's success has been its diligence in putting together a strong supply chain to make sure products like the iPhone 5 come out perfect. Here's where it begins. Read more

RIM asks developers to keep loving BlackBerry. Do I say 'I do'?

It all comes down to where you want to spend your money: On an unproven platform that happens to be running late, or a platform that has actual customers? Read more

DRAM on each smartphone shipped expected to jump by 50% in 2012

The presence of DRAM chips on smartphones is getting bigger to meet the demands of faster processors and better displays. Read more


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Cracking Open the Apple iPhone 5

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 5 and shows you how the redesigned case and interior hardware layout make the device easier to disassemble and repair. View on site

Five web-based conferencing apps

In this edition of Five Apps, I take a look at five web-based conferencing apps which can be used without a full client-side installation, some of which have no installation at all. View on site



Today's recommended downloads

Case Study: Vision of the Future of Manufacturing and Production (SAP)

The Right Way to Prove Identity & Establish Trust (Quest Software)

How Mobility is Changing the Video Conferencing Landscape: Industry Trends and Best Practices (LifeSize Communications, Inc.)

Download Free Trial - Help Desk Authority (Quest Software)

Charting the Course to a Customer-Centric Business (IBM)


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Speeding up Outlook, handy virtual appliances, real-world testing strategies

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TechRepublic Member | September 28, 2012

10 tips for speeding up Outlook

Does Outlook's pokey performance have you gnashing your teeth with frustration? Try these simple fixes to give it a kick in the pants. Read more

Resource of the day

Guide to Improving First-Time IT Certification Pass Rates

Take a look at this white paper to learn how you can help your IT staff get certified and improve pass rates. Keep reading to discover more about the value of IT pros, and how to help people become them.


10 virtual appliances that can simplify your job

If you've never worked with virtual appliances, you owe it to yourself to check them out. Here are 10 good ones that will give you an idea of what they can do for you. Read more

10 tips for testing apps for the real world

Today's apps are being used in situations and environments that traditional testing methods never anticipated. Read more

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How to implement the data-less iPad

Will Kelly offers tips on implementing a data-less iPad for maximum corporate iPad security. Read more

Outsourcing's five cast-iron rules: Break them at your peril

How do you get the best from outsourcing contracts without their getting the better of you? One CIO who has worked on both sides of the outsourcing divide offers his key tips. Read more

Collect network system information with Belarc Advisor and PhpSysInfo

The free applications Belarc Advisor and PhpSysInfo can get as much information about as many of your machines as you need. Read more

Five IT training mistakes that alienate the audience

Training is still an important part of security plans and other IT initiatives, but it's not always welcome. Here are five common training mistakes to avoid. Read more

Office 2003 formats no longer supported by Google Apps

Poll: Is the fact that Office 2003 formats are no longer supported by Google Apps a big deal? Read more

Infographic: LinkedIn's office trends over the next five years

What office trends will be gone and which will be commonplace in the next five years? Read more


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Behind the scenes at Endeavour's final landing (photos)

CNET looks at the "baby" Space Shuttle's arrival in Los Angeles after a trip over many of the country's landmarks -- not to mention 25 trips into space. View on site

Looking back 13.2 billion years into the universe (pictures)

Combining 2,000 images shot over the past 10 years, the Hubble Space Telescope's eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, captures more than 5,500 galaxies in tiny field of view, including some dating back to just 450 million years after the big bang. View on site



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Exploring iPaaS Usage Scenarios: B2B and Cloud Service Integration (IBM)

PHD Virtual Citrix XenServer Backup Software Trial Download (PHD Virtual Technologies)

On-demand Webcast: Discover Application Performance Management Practices of 400 Leading Companies (Quest Software)

Comparison of Avaya and ShoreTel Unified Communication Solutions (ShoreTel)

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