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Google Voice Apps Arrive For Android and Blackberry    
July 15, 2009, 4:35 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Mark Mathson writes "Two Google Voice apps have been released for Blackberry and Android phones. The Android app is the most complete, and it takes over the native dialer, address book and call log. Users won't be bothered with accidentally dialing numbers through the device phone number. The Blackberry app is less integrated, accessing only the native address book, and uses its own dialer. Users can't simply go into the call log and return missed calls. They need to go back to the address...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Facebook Sued Over Data Access    
July 11, 2009, 2:05 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Late last year, a web service called launched with the aim of allowing users to unify their use of multiple social networks. Facebook quickly filed a lawsuit, objecting to the (user-authorized) gathering of their data. Reader sufijazz writes with news that has now countersued Facebook, saying, "Facebook improperly restricts its users' access to their private information," and that Facebook's own data scraping makes their lawsuit an attempt to...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Firefox To Get Multi-Process Browsing    
July 8, 2009, 5:17 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

An anonymous reader writes with news that multi-process browsing will be coming to Firefox. The project is called Electrolysis, and the developers "have already assembled a prototype that renders a page in a separate process from the interface shell in which it is displayed." Mozilla's Benjamin Smedberg says they're currently "[sprinting] as fast as possible to get basic code working, running simple testcase plugins and content tabs in a separate process," after which they'll fix...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Judge Rules IP Addresses Not "Personally Identifiable"    
July 8, 2009, 3:52 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

yuna49 writes "Online Media Daily reports that a federal judge in Seattle has held that IP addresses are not personal information. 'In order for "personally identifiable information" to be personally identifiable, it must identify a person. But an IP address identifies a computer,' US District Court Judge Richard Jones said in a written decision. Jones issued the ruling in the context of a class-action lawsuit brought by consumers against Microsoft stemming from an update that...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Google Apps Leave Beta    
July 7, 2009, 4:27 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Today Google announced that they're removing the "beta" label from Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Talk. They said, "We've come to appreciate that the beta tag just doesn't fit for large enterprises that aren't keen to run their business on software that sounds like it's still in the trial phase." Quoting the NYTimes: "'Obviously we haven't had a consistent set of policies or definitions around beta,' said Matt Glotzbach, a director of product management at Google. Mr....தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

India To Put All Citizen Info In a Central Database    
June 28, 2009, 3:55 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Oracle Goddess writes "As part of a project to issue ID cards for all 1.1 billion of its citizens, India has announced plans to place information on every single citizen in what will be the world's second largest citizens' database. The government believes the scheme will aid the delivery of vital social services to the poorest people who often lack sufficient identification papers. It also sees the scheme as a way to tackle increasing amounts of identity fraud and theft, and, at a time...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Atari Sub-Sub-Contractor Used ScummVM For Wii Game    
June 24, 2009, 3:45 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

MBCook writes "In several recent releases, it seems that Atari published games for the Wii based on ScummVM, which was released under the GPL. Atari contracted Majesco, who contracted a company named Mistic Software with offices in the Ukraine. When the fact that the GPL was being violated was brought to Atari's attention, they were kind at first until it was discovered that Nintendo doesn't allow open source software to be used with the Wii SDK, so updated documentation mentioning the...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

The Truth Behind the Death of Linux On the Netbook    
June 20, 2009, 1:19 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

eldavojohn writes "Groklaw brings us news of Microsoft holding the smoking gun in regards to the death of Linux on netbooks. You see, the question of Linux on netbooks in Taiwan was put forth to the Taiwan Trade Authority director, who replied, 'In our association we operate as a consortium, like the open source consortium. They want to promote open source and Linux. But if you begin from the PC you are afraid of Microsoft. They try to go to the smart phone or PDA to start again.' It's...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »