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AN IPAD FOR EVERY DOCTOR:Victorian Labor promisesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Victorian Premier John Brumby yesterday promised every doctor in the state's public hospital system would be issued with an Apple iPad if his incumbent Labor Government was returned to power in the state's upcoming election. (IT news)

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NASA Wants Its Data Up in the Cloudsview story

http://www.networkworld.com – NASA is eager to move its IT infrastructure to open-source cloud systems over the next 10 to 20 years. (IT news)

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Blacksheep offers protection against Firesheepview story

http://www.itwire.com – The recent release of the Firesheep plug-in for Firefox re-opened the issues of cookie-based session management in unprotected wireless networks.  Hint - it's not a good idea.  Today, cloud security vendor Zscaler releases a free plug-in to combat the threat. (IT news)

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Australia, U.S. agree to sweep space cleanview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian and U.S. officials have agreed that they should work together to rid the world of space junk. (IT news)

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NBN Co business plan handed to Gov'tview story

http://www.itwire.com – The NBN Company today confirmed it had delivered its much-anticipated corporate plan to the Federal Government, detailing how it will build the $43 billion National Broadband Network, and the prices it will charge for its use. (IT news)

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Windows Phone 7 finally goes on sale in the USview story

http://www.itwire.com – Weeks after WP7 devices went on sale in Australia, Microsoft has finally seen fit to launch its game changing smartphones in the US, complete with their very different interface, a range of form factors, an actually pleasurable usage experience and as always, some features still to come! (IT news)

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Calendars return in iPhoto 9.1view story

http://www.itwire.com – Hot on the heels of iPhoto 9.0.1 comes version 9.1, marking the return of calendars to Apple's photo management and editing application for the rest of us. (IT news)

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Another Flash update patches multiple vulnerabilitiesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to address 18 vulnerabilities, some of which are regarded as critical. (IT news)

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Online ad spend up 23 percent in 12 monthsview story

http://www.itwire.com – Online advertising expenditure in Australia reached a record $571.75m in the three months to 30 September according to Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Australia's Online Advertising Expenditure Report (OAER). (IT news)

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Nintendo definitely seeing “Red” for Christmas down under!view story

http://www.itwire.com – The red Nintendo revolution has rocked up down under to satisfy Super Mario loving fans, unleashing the Red Wii bundle while also separately releasing the Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary edition with special bonus materials. (IT news)

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Aussie software in a billion mobilesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Software from Australia's Open Kernel Labs has been deployed in more than one billion mobile handsets. (IT news)

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More Mono apps for next Ubuntu release?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Much has been written about the fact that the next version of Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, will switch its interface from GNOME to Canonical's own Unity interface. (IT news)