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HTC very ‘appy to join the app store club?view story

http://www.itwire.com – With virtually every smartphone and tablet manufacturer of note having opened or at the very least having announced an app store, it’s only a matter of time before HTC joined the club – whatever HTC previously said about an app store and rumours that one is being set up now. (IT news)

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Open Ballot: should KDE and Qt libraries merge?view story

http://www.tuxradar.com – "Let's merge Qt and the KDE development platform. Let's put all KDE libraries, support libraries, and platform modules into Qt." So says Cornelius Schumacher, long-time KDE coder and the current president of KDE e.V. Such a bold move would be a "massive effort and require huge changes", he says - and the community would have plenty to talk about as well. (IT news)

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HP investigates Foxteq scandalview story

http://www.itwire.com – Technology giant Hewlett-Packard today said it was looking into reports that conditions for workers at the Rydalmere, Sydney factory operated by its partners Foxteq and Weststaff. (IT news)

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Government and Google banned from Intel gigview story

http://www.itwire.com – Government Departments may be among the planet’s biggest investors in IT, but they have been deliberately excluded from an Intel inspired initiative aimed at shaping the future of cloud computing. Amazon and Google are also not invited to Intel’s Cloud 2015 party just yet. (IT news)

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Tassie roll-out unaffected by J/V collapse: Premierview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Tasmanian Government continued to work closely with the Commonwealth on the National Broadband Network project, and the roll-out timetable would be unaffected by the changed ownership plans for the local NBN company, Premier David Bartlett has told iTWire. (IT news)

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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)