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Royal Wedding: The best, worst and indifferent iOS apps

Network World rounds up a collection of iOS apps that have gone royally mad over the upcoming Prince William-Kate Middleton nuptials.

Google buys company formed by former Apple, PA Semi employees

Google has bought a hardware company called Agnilux, which is notable for its formation by ex-Apple and PA Semi employees.

Research: Half of iPad users have Windows device in home

A little more than half of all iPad user have a Windows computer at home, according to a sampling of nearly 75,000 of the tablet computers studied by online advertising network Chitika.

iPhone apps usage shifts into high gear at night, on weekends

New research conducted by app-tracking firm Localytics over the past two months shows that Apple iPhone users mainly use their apps at night and on weekends.

The day the Web sites died: Yahoo shutters GeoCities

Yahoo killed off its GeoCities Web hosting service, once one of the most popular sites on the Web.

A short history of cloud computing outages

Can you really trust your data to distant servers? While you consider the answer to that question, here's a recap of recent outages and high-profile data misfortunes.

Is Comcast serving users or itself?

Comcast says it's protecting its users by shaping the contours of its Internet traffic. But is it simply protecting its own services from competition?

High-earning spammers face tougher sentences

More big-time spammers may find themselves doing longer stretches behind bars — and wouldn’t that be swell — if a federal judge’s first-of-its-kind sentencing decision in a Denver case becomes widely applied.

Network World Gift Guide: How the iPhone stole Christmas

The iPhone heads the list of cool tech gear that could make great gifts this holiday season, according to Network World.

Ruby on Rails vendor lands $6.2 million in funding

The developer of Ruby on Rails, the burgeoning Web application framework, has secured $6.2 million in venture capital.

Competitors downplay iPhone's enterprise appeal

Wireless handset makers at the CTIA wireless industry convention agree that Apple's iPhone does e-mail, Web browsing, media, and voice very well, but don't think it will threaten their enterprise customer base.

Akamai offers content delivery for iTunes in Starbucks

Network service provider Akamai will provide the content-delivery servers to Starbucks that will help speed up the Wi-Fi iTunes Music Stores available in some outlets.

Phishers won't stop as long as users continue to click

Carnegie Mellon University is researching the best ways to educate e-mail users about the dangers of phishing.

Nobel Prize discovery led to iPods, better laptops

The discovery honored with this year's Nobel Prize in Physics is responsible for the technology that squeezes smaller disks into laptops and music players.

Network World: iPhone gets VoIP tryout

In a demonstration at this year's DEMOfall07, British VoIP provider Truphone showed conventioneers how to use the iPhone's built-in Wi-Fi capability to make calls over Truphone's VoIP network.