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July 29, 2011 - 6:01 A.M.

iPhone 5 release date rumors #10729: new Apple shiny "soon"

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 [Updated to include iPhone 5 case analysis] The iPhone 5 release date rumors continue to swirl. This must be the 10729th iteration of whispers about the iconic Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shiny launch. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers prepare for the pomaceous precioussss. Not to mention: A great idea for a call-forwarding prank...

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  • TAGS:AAPL, Apple, Apple iPhone, iPhone, iPhone 5, Rumor, rumors
  • IT TOPICS:Devices, Emerging Technology, Hardware, Macintosh, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Operating Systems
July 28, 2011 - 6:05 A.M.

Happy Birthday, MS-DOS -- 30 candles

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 This week sees the 30th "birthday" of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) venerable MS-DOS operating system for PCs. Initially "quick and dirty," it soon became merely dirty. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wish Bill & Co. many happy returns. Not to mention: Error'd...

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  • TAGS:Bill Gates, Microsoft, MS-DOS, MSFT, operating systems, PC
  • IT TOPICS:Applications, Macs & PCs, Management, Operating Systems, Windows
July 27, 2011 - 6:01 A.M.

Windows Phone 7 Mango update RTM: OTA download release date RSN

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 Updated with news of a Japanese Windows Phone with Mango. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is almost ready for you to download the Windows Phone 7 'Mango' update. It's been Released To Manufacturing, so the Over The Air release date should be Real Soon Now. All you hordes of WinPho users, get ready. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't wait; seriously. Not to mention: Proof that British cosplay'ers are the best in the world...

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  • TAGS:mango, Microsoft, MSFT, smartphone, smartphones, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 7 Series
  • IT TOPICS:Development, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Operating Systems, Web Apps, Windows
July 26, 2011 - 5:59 A.M.

Bob Muglia quits Microsoft for Juniper in cloud coup

 Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) has nabbed Bob Muglia from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). Muglia, the ex-president of the Software And Tools Business (STB) is off to help Juniper with its cloud computing strategy. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers follow the money. Not to mention: A16: Dangling Participle...

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  • TAGS:Azure, Bob Muglia, Cloud, cloud computing, JNPR, Juniper, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, MSFT, STB, Windows Azure, Windows Cloud
  • IT TOPICS:Cloud Computing, Data Center, Enterprise Apps, Infrastructure Management, LAN/WAN/Broadband/Wireless, Management, Networking, Networking Hardware, Operating Systems, Servers & NOSes
July 25, 2011 - 6:04 A.M.

China shuts down fake Apple "Stoers" in Kunming

 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is pondering what to do, following recent revelations of fake Apple Stores in Kunming, China. Local government has closed down two of them, but three remain. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers marvel at the dodgy reproductions. Not to mention: A glorious hour of intros, complete with animated sleeve art...

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  • TAGS:AAPL, Apple, Apple retail, Apple Store, apple stores, China, chinese, fake, retail, Retail Stores
  • IT TOPICS:Applications, Careers, Government & Regulation, Hardware, Management, Mobile, Operating Systems, Security
July 22, 2011 - 6:02 A.M.

Wow! Microsoft's record financial year beats street

 [Updated with more about Windows Revenues]
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) released its year-end results last night, and they were far better than expected. Revenues and profit were up almost across the board, with earnings 17% higher than expected. But there's still an ugly comparison with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). In IT Blogwatch, bloggers run the numbers. Not to mention: Footage from every Shuttle mission edited together; simply brilliant...

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  • TAGS:earnings, financial, financial results, Microsoft, MSFT, quarterly earnings, Steve Ballmer
  • IT TOPICS:Applications, Data Center, Desktop Apps, Enterprise Apps, Finance IT, Government & Regulation, Internet, Mobile, Operating Systems, Windows
July 21, 2011 - 5:42 A.M.

Lion set free; Apple Mac OS X 10.7 love/hate review

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 Apple's Mac OS X 10.7, aka Lion, is now available to download, as predicted; it's $30, or $70, or even free for some users. But while the usual suspects are loving every minute of the new pomaceous operating system, others express some serious reservations. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fight for the right. Not to mention: Ridiculous pictures of Celine Dion...
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  • TAGS:AAPL, Apple, ASLR, IOS, Lion, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.7, multi-touch, multitouch, OS X, OS X Lion, Review, sandbox
  • IT TOPICS:Applications, Cybercrime & Hacking, Macintosh, Operating Systems, Privacy, Security, Security Hardware & Software, Storage
July 20, 2011 - 6:06 A.M.

Google+ iPhone app finally at Apple iOS App Store

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The Google+ iPhone app for Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) new social network has finally been approved by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). After a suspiciously long delay, the iOS app is now available from the App Store. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers give it a try. Not to mention: The (NY) Times they are a-changin'...

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  • TAGS:AAPL, App Store, Apple, Apple App Store, GOOG, Google, google+, IOS, iPhone
  • IT TOPICS:Applications, Cloud Computing, Development, Emerging Technology, LAN/WAN/Broadband/Wireless, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Networking, Web Apps
July 19, 2011 - 5:55 A.M.

Lion release date: Apple Mac OS X 10.7 shipping this week

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 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is said to be readying the shipment of Lion, a/k/a Mac OS X 10.7. The release date looks to be tomorrow or Thursday, synchronized with the expected appearance of the new MacBook Air and Mac Mini. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers read the runes. Not to mention: Rube Goldberg, eh?..

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  • TAGS:AAPL, Apple, Lion, Mac Mini, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.7, Macbook Air, MBA, OS X, OS X Lion
  • IT TOPICS:Devices, Hardware, Laptops & Netbooks, Macintosh, Macs & PCs, Mobile, Operating Systems
July 18, 2011 - 5:56 A.M.

Adobe buys EchoSign PDF e-signature tech

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 Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) is buying EchoSign, maker of an electronic signature service. Adobe plans to integrate the technology into its Acrobat family of PDF document services. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the paperless office... again. Not to mention: What Rupert Murdoch was really thinking (according to Danger Moose)...

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  • TAGS:Acrobat, ADBE, Adobe, contract, contracts, digital signatures, EchoSign, pdf, signature, signatures
  • IT TOPICS:Applications, Desktop Apps, Enterprise Apps, Government & Regulation, Security, Storage, Web Apps
July 15, 2011 - 6:04 A.M.

Google has huge Q2, plus Plus vs Facebook fight

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) yesterday revealed Q2 results of surprising strength. Indeed, CEO Larry Page is bursting with pride at what's been achieved, not the least of which is the success so far of Google Plus vs Facebook. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers run the numbers. Not to mention:

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