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Apple likely to release iOS 8 at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Wednesday

Apple will probably release iOS 7 at 1 p.m. ET tomorrow, the traditional time of its mobile operating system upgrade launches. Last week, as it unveiled the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus , and trumpeted a coming-in-2015 smartwatch, Apple confirmed that it would make iOS 8 available for download on Wednesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPhone, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPod, iCloud

Tue Sep 16, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

IBM to Sell Watson as a Big-Data Tool

Say you're an executive running an online marketing campaign for a new car, and you want to figure out which consumers in which parts of the country are likely to click on your ad. What if, instead of turning to a systems engineer to run the query across the company's database, you could simply ask a supercomputer the question in plain speech - and receive your answer in a matter of seconds? That's the aspiration behind IBM's new big-data play, Watson Analytics, the latest effort to commercialize the company's artificial intelligence technology as a tool for business intelligence.


Related Topix: IBM, Marketing, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Science, Computer Science, Advertising

Information Technology

Avira Partners with Europe's Computerbild to Make Identity Safeguard Available to All Its Users

Security expert Avira announced today that it has partnered with Computerbild, Europe's largest computer magazine, to provide the publication with more than 160 million compromised emails in an effort to help promote public education on the topic of personal online identity and how best to protect your personal information such as an email address. iCloud breach highlights the importance of email security.


Related Topix: iCloud

Court tosses out patent case verdict against Apple

A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a US$368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum. SAN FRANCISCO: A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a US$368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, iPhone, iPod

The Atlantic

The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers

You may know Google Trends. It takes all the searches that all the humans make, pulls them apart, and deduces what topics people are searching for.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines


4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in.


Related Topix: Keyboards, Laptops/Notebooks, Startups, Intel, CPU, Science / Technology, Wireless, Emerging Technology

Albany Times Union

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, in addition to her job as office manger of the Audibel Hearing Aid Center, Maureen Locher, right, offers homemade cookies to senior customer Maurice Wright in Homosassa, Fla.


Related Topix: Citrus County, FL, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Homosassa, FL, Lecanto, FL, Beverly Hills, FL

Canada NewsWire

SD Association Expands iSDIO Specification, Adds High-Speed...

Products using the specification will be simple to use and feature secure connections for quick peer-to-peer data transfer. The data recorded on an iSDIO TransferJet memory card can now be wirelessly communicated between TransferJet equipped devices.


Related Topix: The Association, Pop/Rock, Printers, Cameras

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Steve Jobs didna t let his kids use iPads

Steve Jobs was the father of two teenage girls and a son when he passed away in 2011. These kids grew up with a visionary father who co-founded one of the best-known tech companies.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Steve Jobs, eBay, Ipad, iPod touch App, Science / Technology, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Albany Times Union

How A Burger King Employee Switched Careers And Came Up With A...

In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true.


Related Topix: Printers, Business Insider, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Cornell University, Inventions, Science / Technology

Inside Bay Area

Alameda County creates new website to prepare for natural disasters

Alameda County has unveiled a new and improved disaster awareness website designed to put the best available information on emergency preparedness under one easily accessible heading. The website, , is available through all computer, smartphone and tablet formats, and it provides various checklists, informational videos, multimedia presentations and a "Make a Kit" overview to deal with fires, earthquakes, flooding, pandemics and other disasters that could conceivably happen in the Bay Area.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Dublin, CA

West Australian

Lockheed delivers next version of F-35 logistics system

Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing. That paves the way for the system's deployment in the first quarter of 2015 to nine military bases in the United States where F-35 Lightning II training and testing is taking place.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, US Military, Edwards Air Force Base, US Air Force


NSA Plans To Map Entire Internet

The National Security Agency is hacking into corporate servers and attacking global ISPs as part of its effort to map off the entire Internet according to a report Sunday in Der Spiegel, a German daily, citing new documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. The spy agency is also placing under surveillance the CEOs and other employees at telecom companies it considers vital to the infrastructure of the Internet, the documents reportedly reveal.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Europe, World News, Germany

Macworld UK

'Phablet,' the word we love to hate

Phablet [fab-lit]: Noun. A mobile device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer and is larger than a typical smartphone but not as large as a typical small tablet -- Phablet [ fab -lit]: Noun.


Related Topix:, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Laptops/Notebooks

Setting up your new computer

Are you setting up a new computer? I do that all the time, so I have a routine for setting up the new machine and transferring files from the old. If you decide to do this yourself, these tips should keep you from reaching for the Aleve.


Related Topix: Printers, Microsoft, Startups


7 Reasons Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- and 7 Reasons it Won't

Apple's new programming language Swift has been public for a few short months, but the Apple faithful are already bowled over. They toss around words like "cleaner," "simpler," "modern," and "powerful."


Related Topix: Programming Languages, Science, Computer Science

Neville Hobson

The Apple Watch is very much in the fashion game

Until last week, "iWatch" was the name widely and wildly speculated about for months if not years for what Apple's expected entry product into the wearables market would be called. As Apple's announcement on September 9 made clear, "iWatch" was just so much fancy by all and sundry as the firm broke with its use of the letter 'i' starting a brand name and announced the launch of Apple Watch .


Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Ipad, Science / Technology, iPhone

Sun Sep 14, 2014


IT vendor partnership helps drive Aussie solar car team

When you're racing a solar powered experiment on wheels across the Australian outback, the last thing you need is IT equipment failure. Thankfully this wasn't the case for the University of Western Sydney's solar car team in 2013's 3000 kilometre race from Darwin to Adelaide.


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks

Wall Street Journal

Don't Underestimate Smartwatches

It's important to understand that like the iPhone before it, the Apple Watch isn't at all what its name would imply. Let's call it what it is: a wrist-top computer.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing

Computer And Video Games

History Lesson: Dragon 32, the Welsh computer

Take a look at the Dragon 32, Swansea toy company Mettoy's knee-jerk attempt to get some loving as the ZX81 and VIC-20 started cascading into British homes. Mettoy's source of inspiration was an odd one: Tandy's American TRS-80 Color Computer, or CoCo to some of its fans.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, World News, United Kingdom