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Keir has edited several PC and Linux magazines but these days prefers to write about Macs, iPads and iPhones. He's the author of several books, including two editions of Mac Kung Fu and also iPad and iPhone Kung Fu.


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ChevronWP7 Hackers to Release Microsoft-approved App

The ChevronWP7 team is soon to release an app that will allow Windows Phone 7 users to officially install non-approved apps

LulzSec: Hack Attacks Will Continue Until Group Caught

Hacker group LulzSec issues statement explaining its actions and asserting it won't go away until it is caught

Apple Delays MacBook Update, Waits for Lion

Apple apparently wants to nudge us toward iCloud with its next hardware models.

Facebook Users are Friendlier, More Trusting

The Pew Research Center Pew found that Internet users on the whole are more than twice as likely as non-Internet users to feel most people can be trusted, with frequent Facebook users even more likely than that to trust others.

Google's 'Me on the Web' Tool Alerts You to Personal Data Leaks

The service allows users to create e-mail alerts when information is uncovered by Google's search bot. Users can then use Me on the Web to remove personal information from Google.

World's First Virtual Heist? BitCoin User Loses $500,000

A BitCoin collector has lost around the equivalent of $500,000 of the online currency in possibly the biggest-ever heist of virtual currency.

Lady Gaga and 50 Cent Lend Names to URL Shortener

A new URL shortener and redirect service in which Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter is investing aims to add ads to Twitter redirects. But do users want it?

Steve Jobs the Comic Book Hero: An Exclusive Look

PCWorld managed to snag previews of some of the pages, although they are a work-in-progress as the pages have not yet been colored or had speech bubbles put in.

Facebook Says Users Aren't Leaving in Droves

Inside Facebook had suggested that Facebook saw a drop of 7.3 million users in the United States and Canada in May.

IDC: Windows Phones to Overtake iPhone iOS by 2015

The Windows operating system for smartphones is expected to gain market share in the next few years, thanks to Nokia.

Apple Recall Could Affect iPad Supplies

Apple is recalling an unknown number of Verizon iPads after an identical cellular serial number was flashed to the devices.

Porn Site Users Beware: LulzSec Posts Your E-mail Address

LulzSec takes credit for hack attack on pornographic websites in what could be a potentially embarrassing episode for users of the sites


Google Eyes iMessage, Readies Rival Service

Though messaging is last-century technology, it still can grow significantly on the smartphone platform, developers say.