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November 24, 2010

Kuwait moves to ban digital camera use in public

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Photographers in Kuwait are facing a ban on the use of larger digital cameras in public places, according to a local media report.

Three government ministries in the Gulf state have outlawed the use of“digital SLR” (single lens reflex) cameras in public for all citizens except accredited journalists, according to the Kuwait Times. (more…)

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Mark Zuckerberg’s first website at Harvard sold in online auction

The FaceMash.com Web address that landed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in trouble as a Harvard University student has sold at auction for slightly more than 30,000 dollars. (more…)

November 23, 2010

Opera 11 goes beta with extensions, stacked tabs

Anything Firefox can do…
Opera has released a beta version of Opera 11, its latest desktop browser, that offers Firefox-like extensions and a new interface meant to better organize tabs. (more…)

A bridge to the cloud: Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office now available to early testers


Tens of millions of people have moved to Google Docs because it’s 100% web: it provides real-time collaboration in the browser, with no software to install, manage or upgrade. Of course, we know that many more of you still use Microsoft Office, because until recently, there weren’t many tools to help you collaborate and share with others. Now there’s more choice. (more…)

November 22, 2010

Facebook closes Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky’s account

Mikhail Khodorkovsky


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iOS 4.2: What you need to know

If you cast your mind back to high school physics, you might recall what’s dubbed the Grand Unified Theory — an attempt to explain how three of the primary forces of the unviverse were once a single, unified force. So you might call iOS 4.2 the “grand unification” release of iOS, as it at long last brings the iPad, the iPhone, and iPod touch under the same roof. (more…)

November 19, 2010

Google app adminstrators to give users access to more than 60 applications

Apps include: Picasa, Maps, Reader and many more

Google Apps administrators will now be able to give their users managed access to about 60 Google applications, tools and services that aren’t part of the core components of the hosted communications and collaboration suite. (more…)

Adobe launches Acrobat X Pro, new cloud services

Acrobat X Pro also offers new customisation options for PDF portfolios

Adobe on Monday launched its much-anticipated Acrobat X Pro program, along with a pair of two new cloud-based subscription services to enable the creation and sharing of PDF documents. (more…)

November 18, 2010

Working Group Takes on Challenges of WiFi Growth on Campus

A new working group dominated by IT representatives from higher education is tackling the problems and solutions of running WiFi networks that need to support a dramatic proliferation of wireless devices on campus and in business. A major goal of the Multimedia-Grade Working Group is to encourage vendors to design and deploy “multimedia-grade” devices and equipment. (more…)

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