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PostgreSQL 9.3 communicates well with others

For this year's annual update to PostgreSQL, the developers behind the open source database have added several new ways to communicate with other databases and data storage systems.

Adobe debuts open source Generator in new Photoshop update

New plug-in platform automates image asset production and management for Websites, mobile apps, and games

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Mobile browsers get a workout, with Google's Chrome leading

More of us are accessing the Internet from mobile devices, as measured by site access by mobile browsers.

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File hosting service Rapidshare must scan for copyright infringing files, German federal court rules

Online file locker services that, like Rapidshare, have a business model that provides an incentive to share copyright protected materials must monitor incoming links to discover infringing files, the German Federal Court of Justice has ruled.

Even suspicious email is too tempting to skip, survey finds

In a study conducted by TNS Global for Halon, an email security service, 30 percent of those surveyed admitted they would open an email, even if they were aware that it contained a virus or was otherwise suspicious.

High-profile hack attack offers a lesson for other at-risk sites

The Syrian Electronic Army hit multiple targets last week, including Twitter and the New York Times, and it should be a warning to other web businesses that remain at risk

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Facebook's disclosures remind us not to count on privacy

In releasing its first report on government requests for user information, Facebook is reminding consumers and businesses that using the Internet today requires self-censorship.

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vBulletin Internet forum software users warned of potential exploit

The developers of the popular vBulletin software used for commercial Internet forums advise users to delete the ‘install’ directory from their vBulletin installations.

Microsoft who? Sinofsky adds another scene to his second act, signs up with Box

Steven Sinofsky remains very active after his retirement from Microsoft, now signing on with Box as an adviser for its cloud storage and file sharing service, its developer platform and its mobile applications.

Skype: Camera technology is holding back 3D video chats

Skype's working on 3D video technology, but today's smartphones and webcams just aren't equipped to make the dream a reality.

Infor fleshes out its Inforce Salesforce.com integration

Infor has unveiled a new version of Inforce, a product that connects Salesforce.com's popular cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) software with its own.

Oracle software will run faster with new SPARC M6 chip

Oracle's database and high-performance workloads will run faster with the company's latest SPARC M6 chip, which has been tuned specially for the company's applications.

COBOL-based system for $160 billion pension fund is a political football

A 25-year-old software system that supports a New York state pension fund is causing some controversy.

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Larry Ellison to talk in-memory database, Oracle PaaS at OpenWorld

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison typically uses his annual OpenWorld conference keynotes to deliver the company's biggest announcements and strategic positioning, and this year they will apparently involve an in-memory database and Oracle's PaaS (platform as a service) offerings.

Upcoming Salesforce.com release focuses on Chatter, service

Salesforce.com's next CRM (customer relationship management) software release will contain a slew of new features, with many focused on the Chatter collaboration and messaging tool as well as customer service, according to a set of official release notes.