CES 2012 previewed – for consumers and businessview story

http://www.itwire.com – The first major tech show of the year is nearly upon us, and with 2012 set to unleash all manner of exciting technologies (and undoubtedly some flops), CES is where we get to see a lot of new tech unveiled first – here’s what to expect. (IT news)

Lexar claims industry first with 256GB CompactFlash cardview story

http://www.itwire.com – Fed up with changing your camera's memory card? How does a quarter of a terabyte sound? (IT news)

Broadcom debuts first gigabit Wi-Fi chipsetview story

http://www.itwire.com – Broadcom has announced what it claims to be the first chipsets supporting the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and able to deliver gigabit per second bandwidth in the existing 5GHz WiFi spectrum. (IT news)

ICANN to accept new gTLD applications from 12 Januaryview story

http://www.itwire.com – ICANN says that applications for new generic top level domain names (gTLD) will open on schedule on 12 January. (IT news)

iOS still ahead of Android in terms of web useview story

http://www.itwire.com – Android devices might be outselling those running iOS, but the Apple camp is still responsible for the majority of mobile web browsing according to one web analytics firm. (IT news)

Check Point offers security via Amazon Web Servicesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Check Point has made its security gateways available through Amazon Web Services, saying they allow "the extension of advanced security to the cloud with a full range of protections."  (IT news)

Something different for Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday of 2012view story

http://www.itwire.com – This month's security bulletins from Microsoft include one in an unusual category: 'security feature bypass'. (IT news)

Your iPad typing might not be as bad as you thinkview story

http://www.itwire.com – Seeing some strange errors when you type on an iPad? Don't be too quick to blame auto-correct or your ability to hit the correct keys. (IT news)

Nokia nabs another mobile OS: buys Smarterphoneview story

http://www.itwire.com – Nokia has bought Norwegian mobile phone operating system developer Smarterphone, formerly known as Kvaleberg and whose OS previously went by the name of Mimira. (IT news)

Vendors must shift focus to succeed in mobile device market: reportview story

http://www.itwire.com – Vendors in the global mobile device market have been warned that to be consistently successful they must shift their focus to designing mobile products or building server infrastructures ready to support mobile users, bundling products with useful, relevant software or services whenever possible, and making products adaptable to the changing and increasing demands of consumers and enterprises. (IT news)

Seagate results exceed expectationsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Seagate shipped around 47 million disk drives in the second quarter of the current financial year, also posting better than expected results for the December quarter with preliminary revenues of between $3.1 and $3.2 billion. (IT news)

Gartner lowers 2012 IT spending forecast to 3.7 percent growthview story

http://www.networkworld.com – Research firm Gartner announced Thursday that it has lowered its 2012 IT spending forecast, with spending expected to rise only 3.7 percent, rather than the previous forecast of 4.6 percent growth. (IT news)