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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in August 2010
Directional pad turns into raised "plus sign" buttons with the twist of a wrist.
Apple is set to take the wraps of the newest entries in its lineup of consumer-friendly tech gadgets.
Search giant and VoIP pioneer join RIM on the list of tech companies facing sanctions on the subcontinent.
Gold members will have to shell out more after Nov. 1 if they want to maintain access to multiplayer support and other advanced features.
Cogent holds key homeland security contracts in areas such as border control and airline passenger screening.
Reports suggest iPod touch may get a front-facing camera, while iPod nano is in line for downsizing.
Microsoft is pulling out all the stops when it comes to marketing its forthcoming smartphone platform.
Steve Jobs' company is expected to launch new iPod Touch next week at downtown arts center.
The Canadian smartphone maker is continuing talks with Indian authorities in effort to resolve impasse over security issues.
Big Blue will handle a range of business processes and application services for the oil giant from its global delivery centers.
Updated device could feature a front-facing camera that would allow buyers to use Apple's FaceTime videoconferencing app.
Welcome back to our rogue's gallery of computer industry flops, frauds and foibles. In this installment, we're pleased to present ten more exhibits, from Y2K to the Pentium Bug, that prove the best laid plans of mice and men don't just go awry -- they lead straight to the IT Hall of Shame.
Microsoft and Yahoo are close to fully implementing alliance struck in July, 2009.
Steve Jobs said to be in talks with Disney and Fox over content deal that could jumpstart iTV.
Microsoft is threatening to cut off players from its online gaming service if they attempt to play with unauthorized copies of the title.
Technology would allow Apple to identify unauthorized users through facial, voice, and even heartbeat recognition software.
$40 million severance package for former CEO called a waste of corporate assets.
Dual-platform strategy will also see Hewlett-Packard ship a slate computer that runs Windows 7.
Mad Mel's lawyers want to inspect computer to determine if it was source of leaked audio files in which the actor threatens Oksana Grigorieva.
Death of A-list physician Frank Ryan renews debate over texting-while-driving laws.
Dr. Frank Ryan was sending a message about his day hiking around the dunes of Malibu with his dog.
TGIF and Radisson operator has torn up outsourcing agreement halfway through its ten-year term.
New midrange servers can run any of the more than 30,000 business applications available for AIX, Linux, or IBM i operating systems.
Castlevania and Frogger are among the classic titles headed to Microsoft's forthcoming smartphone platform.
Paul Shim Devine denies he took illegal payments from Apple suppliers in exchange for details about the company's product roadmap.
Third-person shooter features heavily stylized characters blasting their way around an extraterrestrial penal colony.
Report says HP decided to let CEO go after he reached an out-of-court accord with Jodie Fisher without board authorization.
Research In Motion officials are continuing talks with Indian authorities in hopes of resolving a dispute over security issues.
Mark Hurd landed a big fish when he acquired the Texas-based outsourcer, but under HP the prized catch is gasping for air.
Resolution of non-compete spat frees up industry veteran Joanne Olsen to head Oracle's cloud efforts.
Former insider says board was increasingly concerned about CEO's management style, excessive bonuses, and employee morale.
Oracle CEO claims Hewlett-Packard made the worst tech-industry personnel decision since Apple fired Steve Jobs.
Records indicate Mark Papermaster received a sizeable stock distribution from the company as recently as July 30.
Company isn't saying whether Mark Papermaster's departure is related to Antenngate.
Big Blue will take on back office and tech operations for the oil company, but neither party is talking openly about the arrangement.
After pledging millions to bolster outsourcing in South Asia, federal agency extends largesse to a new recipient.
Lawsuit settlement applies to a broad range of cloud and back-end infrastructure technologies.
Indian telecom minister hopes resolution of security dispute will come "soon."
Many InformationWeek readers are against outsourcing; many are for it. But for once we seem to have found consensus on at least one aspect of this divisive issue-it's not something U.S. taxpayers should be funding.
Dispute comes as Saudi officials threaten to terminate messaging service unless access to traffic is provided.
Despite mixed reviews, Blizzard Entertainment's galactic-themed title is the top seller of the year so far.
Federally-backed program aims to help outsourcers in South Asia become more fluent in areas like Java programming—and the English language.
Cupertino continues to warn customers that use of unauthorized apps is a violation of iPhone EULA.
The Apple version of Microsoft's ubiquitous productivity suite comes in three editions, designed for students, business users, and academicians.
Backup systems kick in after broken pump shuts off ammonia supply to critical systems and instruments.
Developer releases software that lets iPhone customers bypass Apple's strict download guidelines.