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Amex, Foursquare take mobile wallet scheme national

American Express and Foursquare have launched a mobile payment plan that offers users discounts at selected national retailers.

Apple offers Lion upgrade details for business, education customers

If you're an IT manager worried about how Lion's Mac App Store-only distribution will affect your deployment, the company has posted a PDF to its Sales website detailing exactly how business and education customers can upgrade come July.

AccountEdge Basic aids small business with financial tasks

If you run a small business but hate managing its finances, chances are that this $99 package from Acclivity can help you--at least with the basics.

Carbonite launches flat-rate online backup for small biz

Carbonite's small business solutions charges a flat rate of $229 per year for 250GB of storage.

Garmin acquires navigation rival Navigon

GPS maker Garmin has acquired Germany-based competitor Navigon for an undisclosed amount. The company will operate as a subsidiary of Garmin.

Apple, Nokia settle patent dispute with licensing agreement

Nokia and Apple have settled their fierce patent battle, with both companies agreeing to drop all charges against the other in exchange for Apple paying royalties to license Nokia’s technologies.

Samsung ships 1TB internal hard drive for laptops

Samsung this week announced the Spinpoint M8 internal hard drive with 1TB capacity, which could raise the bar in storage available on laptops.

SSD gives new 21.5-inch iMac signifcant speed boost

In our ongoing effort to provide benchmark data to help you choose the right iMac, we now present test results from a 21.5-inch 2.7GHz Core i5 iMac with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). You can use these results to compare with the standard-configuration iMacs and two build-to-order (BTO) models with Core i7 processors.

New tool shows would-be e-mailers if you're swamped on Gmail

A Georgia Tech researcher is taking aim at e-mail overload with a new tool that shows people thinking about messaging you just how swamped your Gmail account is.

Unique presentation app Idea Flight lands on the iPad

Conde Nast has launched Idea Flight, an iPad app designed for meetings that allows all the users to view a presentation on their iPads.

Apple will replace faulty MacBook bottom cases

Apple has launched a MacBook Bottom Case Replacement Program to swap out faulty bottom cases of some recent MacBooks.

Seven Mac Gems for a steal

Mac software bundles are nothing new, but one particular bundle, which ends today, offers eight quality Gems for the price of one.

University's new SSDs boost video production speeds by 16X

When Brigham Young University-Hawaii's digital media lab needed to turbo-charge its high-def video processing system, it plopped a solid state drive into its MacBook Pro laptop. It chose the latter and its drive performance immediately improved by 16 times, which allows the lab to process the 4K video resolution being recorded by its cutting-edge, $25,000 Red One video camera.