July 13, 2012

Google+ gives users a tool to merge multiple accounts
The Web giant announced today the launch of the "Google+ circles transfer tool" via Google Takeout.The tool works by moving users' Google+ circles and connections from what it calls a "source" account to a "destination" account.

Mobile app testing imperative, but not foolproof
Developers need to avoid treating end-users as beta testers and conduct pre-launch app testing to avoid critical reviews due to poor usability once released to market, analysts urge.


10 Crucial Proofreading Tips
Proofreading is not just about understanding grammar rules; it’s about developing a focused routine. From blog entries to novels, these 10 crucial proofreading tips will help render each piece error-free ...


Review: Google's Nexus Q
Set to start shipping this month, the Nexus Q can stream music or videos purchased from the company's online store, Google Play, or that you've uploaded to Google's servers, as well as videos from YouTube.

Toshiba jacks up 2.5-inch hard-drive speed: Tops 10K rpm
Think 2.5-inch spinning hard disk drives are slow compared with the solid-state variety? Not always, Toshiba seems to be saying with today's announcement of drives that top 10,000rpm.

Moshtix shores up online payment security
The Australian Payment Clearing Association (APCA) recently released statistics showing that incidents of credit card fraud for non face-to-face payments increased in 2011, spurred by growth in online retail. APCA urged retailers to ramp up their online transaction security. And Moshtix decided to do just that.

Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: All Data Is Not Created Equal
Lori Woehler, senior director in the Microsoft World Wide Public Sector team explains her role in security programs as she focuses on information sharing, collaboration and security solutions that help public sector customers address security needs.

Intel slashing its SSD prices starting next month
With prices for solid state drives already in free fall, Intel appears ready to join the fray by lowering prices on its SSDs in August.

Spring Creator Rod Johnson Leaves VMware
Rod Johnson, who wrote the first version of the open-source, Java-based Spring framework, and later co-founded SpringSource, has left his position as SVP and GM of VMware's SpringSource product division.

Security researchers find multistage Android malware on Google Play
Security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec identified two malware apps on Google Play that used a multistage payload delivery system in order to remain undetected.


Quote for the day:

"Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.'" - Dave Parnas