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Carrier IQ Test: Android App Detects Controversial Software

A free app to detect Carrier IQ, a controversial piece of software installed on smartphones without their owners’ knowledge, was made available at the Android Market Friday. Voodoo Carrier IQ Detector, while not completely finished and not 100 percent accurate, is still pulling in high ratings—4.8 out of 5 by 254 users. The app was […]

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The Debt We Owe to Apple & Smartphone Bliss

Even before the Carrier IQ debacle broke out, PC Magazine’s Security Watch took another angle on Android security. Sara Yin reported on a list from Bit9, an enterprise security firm, related to what Android phones are most insecure based on the OS it has out of the box. That is, if you buy the phone […]

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Richmond Co. deputies searching for computer store burglary suspect – WRDW

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 AUGUSTA, Ga. — Richmond County investigators are looking for a man wanted for a burglary at a Computer Solutions store. They say Derrian Brown is wanted in connection to the burglary on Nov. 19 at Computer Solutions on Windsor Spring Road. If you have any information about Brown, call the Richmond […]

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Top Buys by Top Brass: CEO Goergen’s $20.9M Bet on BTH

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The unemployment rate fell to a 2-1/2 year low in November, even though the pace of hiring remained too slow to suggest a significant quickening of the recovery. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 120,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, and the jobless rate dropped to 8.6 percent, …

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Second-generation Apple TV review

Apple has had a few stabs at a TV box that lets you get at your iTunes content (by our reckoning, this ‘second-generation’ device is its third or fourth attempt). Thankfully, it’s finally got it right, producing a very neat and compact box that takes up less room than the average USB hard drive. It […]

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Top Buys by Top Brass: CEO Goergen’s $20.9M Bet on BTH

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The unemployment rate fell to a 2-1/2 year low in November, even though the pace of hiring remained too slow to suggest a significant quickening of the recovery. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 120,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, and the jobless rate dropped to 8.6 percent, …

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Second-generation Apple TV review

Apple has had a few stabs at a TV box that lets you get at your iTunes content (by our reckoning, this ‘second-generation’ device is its third or fourth attempt). Thankfully, it’s finally got it right, producing a very neat and compact box that takes up less room than the average USB hard drive. It […]

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Ultrabooks to Rearrange Chip Requirements For Notebooks

The arrival and popularization of ultrabooks could significantly impact the semiconductor market – positively for some, and negatively for others. Market researchers from IHS believe that the market volume of ultrabooks could hit 136.5 million units by 2015, up from not even 1 million this year. While these devices offer a major opportunity for sensors […]

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Don’t blames tablets for slow PC sales

This is one of the more uncomfortable years the PC ecosystem has ever endured. It started out sluggish, and never really recovered. Early on, Intel’s CEO chided market researchers who didn’t echo his call for double-digit unit growth. (Full disclosure: so did I.) AMD’s board booted its leader in part for taking much the same […]

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SF smart phone muggings on the rise

Your smart phone might get you punched in the face. Cell phone robberies take place with alarming frequency all over the city, and although the police are working on the problem, there isn’t much they can do about this quick, random, lucrative crime that’s replaced purse and wallet snatching. Official police statistics show that there […]

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