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Kashif on August 20th, 2008

Sun Microsystems has open sourced its Java toolkit for building mobile applications just as the role Java plays on handsets comes into question. The company has released the Light-Weight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) ( under a GPLv2 license with a classpath exception – for binary linking with an application – as an incubator project ( to […]

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Kashif on August 20th, 2008

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 is a full cumulative update that contains many new features building incrementally upon .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, and includes cumulative servicing updates to the .NET Framework 2.0 and .NET Framework 3.0 subcomponents. [ad name=”post-banner-01″]

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Kashif on August 20th, 2008

Intel Corp. on Wednesday said that it had made available the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification revision 0.9 in support of the USB 3.0 architecture, also known as SuperSpeed USB. The xHCI draft specification provides a standardized method for USB 3.0 host controllers to communicate with the USB 3.0 software stack. This specification […]

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Kashif on August 20th, 2008

It seems that Microsoft have listened to the community and brought back their Second Shot offer much earlier than most people expected. Previously this seemed to run only once each year (albeit for several months at a time), and the last one only closed for taking exams the first time round at the end of […]

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Kashif on August 20th, 2008

Popular BitTorrent client has released its first stable update since January 2008, µTorrent 1.8. The changelog is huge, but the main improvements are better Vista support & Teredo/IPv6 support which means better connectivity and download performance. With the 1.8 release complete, the µTorrent team will be focusing more resources toward developing a long-awaited Mac version. […]

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Kashif on August 19th, 2008

Bluetooth seems to have reached a maturation period with growth rates that, while strong, do not match the growth of the recent past, reports In-Stat market research firm. Still, there is a place for growth. The Bluetooth chip market should benefit as new standards, such as low-energy and high-speed Bluetooth, are expected to be introduced […]

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A free solution accelerator available for download straight from Microsoft is capable of sniffing out the security holes on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and RTM computers in an IT infrastructure. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 was released at the end of June 2008, and is the evolution of the Windows Vista Hardware […]

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Kashif on August 19th, 2008

Vista is a pig. It’s a voraciously greedy resource hog that gobbles up more system resources than any previous operating system. That much is well documented. It’s baffling to note, therefore, that PC-buying punters remain seduced by the big, computational beasts of the component jungle. All too often, PCs are specced up with snazzy CPUs […]

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Kashif on August 19th, 2008

Fewer Americans are reading newspapers and are instead getting their news online, but television remains the leading source of news in the country, according to a survey released Sunday. Not surprisingly, younger people tend to get more of their news on the Internet, while older folks use traditional media such as television and newspapers, the […]

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Kashif on August 19th, 2008

Symantec is buying PC Tools, which sells PC utilities software designed to boost the security and privacy of Windows-based computers, Symantec said on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year. [ad name=”post-banner-01″] The purchase will allow Symantec to expand its reach in […]

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