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Time waits for no one: 'Leap seconds' may be cut

Problematic for computers, the leap second may be banished

Three SSH terminal apps for iPhone

We take a look at three remote SSH clients that run on your iPhone (and in one case, your iPad). Each has their limitations, but two of the three apps we looked at have noteworthy strengths.

Adobe halts Labs program for 64-bit Linux Flash Player

Adobe stressed it is not killing off the project to develop Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux. Instead, the project will continue with "significant" architectural changes and security enhancements.

VirusBarrier Server gets update from Intego

Intego has announced VirusBarrier Server 3, an updated defense in the never-ending battle against viruses and malware. This latest offering from Intego comes a few months after the release of its VirusBarrier X6. The server edition of the software it is based on the same set of robust threat-detection protocols. A Mac running as a server gets comprehensive protection against all varieties of Mac OS, Windows, and Linux malware.

Parallels Desktop update adds support for Chrome OS

Parallels has just issued an update for Parallels Desktop 5.0 which adds support for Google's Chrome OS, according to the developer.

Parallels Desktop Switch To Mac

If you're feeling a little nervous about using Macs for the first time, the Switch To Mac Edition might well be worth the extra money.

Customize the root shell's prompt in Terminal

Learn how to create a visually distinctive prompt when working as root in Terminal.

Father of Linux calls Nexus One smartphone 'a winner'

Google's Nexus One got a big time endorsement over the weekend from Linux kernel developer Linus Torvalds, who praised the Android-based smartphone.

Better command history browsing in Terminal

Learn how to improve the way you navigate through the history of commands that Terminal creates as you use it.

Virtualization: Windows on a Mac

Want to run Windows (or Linux) on your Mac? Then you need virtualization software. But which of the three major Mac apps is best for your specific needs? Rob Griffiths walks you through it.