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  • Jury: Jeppesen should pay software maker $43M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:28 pm
  • DENVER - A federal jury in Denver says navigation information provider Jeppesen Sanderson should pay $43.1 million to a small Massachusetts software maker that claimed Jeppesen violated their agreement for putting aviation charts on tablet computers.

  • Smartphone apps remind patients to take their meds 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:50 pm
  • Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications.

  • Michigan civil rights group develops mobile app 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:04 am
  • DEARBORN, Michigan - A Michigan civil rights organization has developed what it's calling the first mobile app to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of bigotry.

  • Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

  • W.Va. schools to get free computer system upgrades 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:28 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.

  • NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President Barack Obama's National Security Council said Saturday.

  • Ohio Homeland Security unveils phone safety app 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:05 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans can now report suspicious activity to the state's Homeland Security agency with a new app that can be downloaded on mobile devices.

  • Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:59 pm
  • NEW YORK - It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.

  • Mexican police issue 'ransom ware' virus warning 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:46 pm
  • MEXICO CITY - Police in Mexico City have issued a warning about a new type of "ransom ware" virus that can take over computers' cameras and make the user think they are under surveillance.

  • Continued drop in PC shipments slows 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:56 pm
  • NEW YORK - Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the latest numbers show that the global slump in PC demand may be easing.

  • Pa. firm out to streamline auto repair industry 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:46 am
  • FEASTERVILLE, Pennsylvania - Bensalem native Michael Risich, CEO of a locally based automotive software company called Bolt On Technology, says he fell into the auto industry by accident.

  • End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

  • Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:43 pm
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP.

  • Interest in Wyoming online education increases 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:17 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Dagmara Motriuk-Smith wore a microphone pinned to her sweater and a battery pack tucked into the band of her pants.

  • Rights groups: Stop selling spyware to dictators 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:59 pm
  • LONDON - A coalition of human rights groups is launching a campaign to curb the international trade in surveillance software, saying exports of sophisticated espionage programs are chilling free speech across the globe.

  • FireChat ignites new way to communicate on phones 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 12:12 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.

  • Virus hits Hermiston computers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:43 am
  • HERMISTON, Oregon - The city of Hermiston got hit with a nasty computer virus this week.

  • Microsoft reveals Siri-like Windows Phone feature 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:57 pm
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones.

  • Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:19 pm
  • SAN JOSE, California - Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did.

  • Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:05 am
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.

  • Former Microsoft worker pleads guilty to theft 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:25 am
  • SEATTLE - A former Microsoft Corp. employee accused of stealing trade secrets from the company and leaking them to a blogger pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge.

  • Supreme Court could limit software patents 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Is it too easy for high-tech companies to patent inventions that are not really new, but simply take an old idea and blend it with computer wizardry?

  • Review: Office for iPad is pretty and functional 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 4:09 pm
  • NEW YORK - Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface.

  • Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:37 am
  • NEW YORK - The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has presented two tales of modern technology.

  • UW-Parkside: Student data may have been exposed 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:08 pm
  • SOMERS, Wisconsin - The University of Wisconsin-Parkside says the personal data of thousands of students may have been exposed due to a hacker attack on the school's server.