IBM kills Lotus brand, readies Notes/Domino Social Edition

IBM is planning to release on Dec. 14 a public beta of Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition that will no longer use the Lotus brand.

LG introduces 23-inch touch monitor for Windows 8

For users who want a regular monitor, but still want to control Windows 8 using touch gestures, LG Electronics has introduced the Touch 10 monitor.

RIM still has fans among developers and administrators

Research In Motion continues to struggle as it works to finish the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but the audience at the London edition of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour developer event still thinks the company can play an important role in the enterprise.

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Nokia sales take a big hit as buyers pass on its smartphones

Nokia continues to struggle as its third-quarter smartphone unit sales dropped by 63 percent compared to last year, while some warn that expectations for the arrival of its first phones based on Windows Phone 8 should not be too high.

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Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire

Citrix Systems has released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet, including Amazon's Kindle Fire family, to access their Internet-connected Mac or PC over a mobile network.

New Nokia location app Nearby works with non-GPS enabled phones

Nokia's Nearby location app has exited beta testing, and is now available in the phone maker's app store, as it continues to push location services across its range of phones.

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Augmented reality apps draw interest

Google-owned Motorola Mobility's acquisition of Viewdle this week, a jump in the number of visitors to the insideAR conference, and Nokia's recent launch of the City Lens application all illustrate growing interest in augmented reality technology.

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Nokia, Oracle team on mapping

Nokia and Oracle have joined forces on a mapping project for business, with details of the deal to be announced at the Oracle OpenWorld conference on Monday.

TechHive: First Windows Phone 8 Hardware Makes Its Debut

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Samsung jumped firmly behind Microsoft's next-gen Windows operating system for phones and tablets Wednesday by announcing its ATIV product family.

Marvel Offers Digital Extras for Comic Book Fans

Next month, Marvel Comics will release a new application to add content enhanced with augmented reality to some of its comic books.

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Bike Powers Nokia Phone Charger

In an effort to make mobile phones greener, Nokia has launched a bicycle charger kit, which allows users to charge their phone when cycling.

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Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family

Apple has updated the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors.

Alcatel-Lucent Posts Loss

Alcatel-Lucent posts a loss yet again; the reported net loss for the third quater was reported at 40 million Euros.

HP Takes Google Model to Heart in New Storage System

Hewlett-Packard is getting ready to launch the ExDS, which will use up to 820 1-terabyte drives for file-based storage.

Swedes Sought Extras to Bulk Up iPhone Queue

Swedish operator TeliaSonera planned to hire 150 extras to stand in line for the iPhone--but needn't have bothered.