Computerworld Google News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:57:21 GMT 2014-04-23T21:57:21Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Russian Android SMS Trojan hits U.S. An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60 countries including the U.S., malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab said. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:25:00 GMT (Lucian Constantin) 2014-04-23T19:25:00Z Nadella departs from predecessor's practice, will do earnings call Thursday Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will participate in Thursday's quarterly earnings call, a departure from the company's past practice, when former chief executive Steve Ballmer rarely joined calls with Wall Street analysts. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:23:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-23T19:23:00Z Go time traveling with Google Maps Google added past images of places noted in Street View for the desktop version of Google Maps. The goal is to give users the ability to see how places have changed over time. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:18:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-23T19:18:00Z Microsoft's Bing goes ad-free for all U.S. schools Microsoft yesterday opened its ad-free Bing search engine option to all U.S. K-12 schools, both public and private, after running a pilot program since August. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:48:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-23T16:48:00Z Judge clears Google AdWords in geotagging patent lawsuit Google AdWords does not infringe a location-based search patent owned by a company called GeoTag, a U.S. judge ruled in a case in which Google and Microsoft teamed up to come to the aid of customers who use their mapping services. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:12:00 GMT (Loek Essers) 2014-04-23T13:12:00Z As AT&T and Google push broadband adoption, the feds are non-players AT&T and Google have talked up plans to extend supercharged broadband speeds to several U.S. cities and offer lesser service for free to underserved areas. But whether they, and other providers, can bridge the nation's digital divide without federal help remains to be seen. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:38:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-23T10:38:00Z Google to push mobile app installs in search and YouTube Mobile users of Google&#39;s search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers&#39; mobile apps. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:41:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-22T18:41:00Z Google Glass dips its toe into iOS pool As Google added a taste of iOS functionality to Glass, one analyst said this is just the beginning of efforts to draw in Apple users to the computerized eyewear. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:43:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-22T17:43:00Z iPhone texts come to Google Glass Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can&#39;t be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen out of the corner of their eye. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:16:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-21T18:16:00Z Microsoft to wrap Nokia deal Friday, name subsidiary 'Microsoft Mobile' Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:14:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-21T17:14:00Z Most but not all sites have fixed Heartbleed flaw The world's top 1,000 websites have been patched to protect their servers against the "Heartbleed" exploit, but up to 2% of the top million were still vulnerable as of last week. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:05:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-21T11:05:00Z Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com Microsoft is building some 1.16 million square feet of new data center space in Iowa. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:41:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-04-19T12:41:00Z 3 privacy violations you shouldn't worry about There are many major threats to our privacy that we should be up in arms about, but iBeacons, Gmail scanning and Google Glass are not among them, says Mike Elgan. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) 2014-04-19T11:15:00Z Steve Jobs becomes an issue in Silicon Valley no-hiring case Tech workers suing over an alleged no-poaching agreement among Silicon Valley firms are fighting an attempt by defendants to ban evidence that might portray Steve Jobs as a bad guy. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:44:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-18T19:44:00Z Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:42:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-18T18:42:00Z With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-18T14:01:00Z Google suit against Rockstar stays in California A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:51:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2014-04-18T06:51:00Z Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:05:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-18T00:05:00Z Google says little about enterprise Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:18:00 GMT (Juan Carlos Perez) 2014-04-17T23:18:00Z Google revenue jumps 19% but still disappoints Google reported a 19% increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:29:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-16T21:29:00Z Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide The digital divide isn't some esoteric, policy-wonk concept to Michael Liiamatta, president of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit IT support group based in Kansas City, Mo. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-16T19:41:00Z Chrome users won't give up, keep pressing Google to restore old-style new tab page Users of Google's Chrome continue to badger the company to change the browser's new tab page, a sore spot to some for over half a year, even as the Mountain View, Calif. firm sticks to its design guns. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:26:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-16T19:26:00Z Google rolls out new +Post &#39;social&#39; ads Internet users may soon start to see more ads that look like posts from Google+, but without visiting the social network. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:27:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-16T18:27:00Z Intel looks to Android, not Microsoft, to boost tablet business In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:36:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2014-04-16T10:36:00Z One-day sale empties Google Glass shelves Google's one-day sale of Google Glass seems to have been a success with all units sold out, a blog post by the search giant suggests. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:22:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) 2014-04-16T10:22:00Z Google details its Project Ara modular smartphone For a potentially revolutionary smartphone, it wasn&#39;t the best start. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:54:00 GMT (Martyn Williams) 2014-04-15T16:54:00Z First-to-market means diddly when it comes to smartwatches The old wisdom that "first-to-market" technology products will win out gets thrown out the window when it comes to smartwatches and some other wearables. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:24:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-15T16:24:00Z Buying Google Glass today? 7 things you should know Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:56:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-15T15:56:00Z Google steps up competition with Amazon, expands Cloud Platform to Asia Google has expanded its Cloud Platform to include locally hosted computing capacity, storage and data bases for the Asia-Pacific region. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:54:00 GMT (Mikael RicknA$?s) 2014-04-15T13:54:00Z Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers <i>are</i> capable of doing real work, a reversal of its 'Scroogled' campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:31:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-15T11:31:00Z Google issues patch for Android icon permissions attack Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:28:00 GMT (Jeremy Kirk) 2014-04-15T10:28:00Z Google updates terms of service, includes word of user email scans Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:14:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2014-04-15T09:14:00Z Google Glass adds KitKat support, video calls on hold Google Glass is getting a big software update to coincide with its one-day sale on Tuesday, but video calling is one feature that&#39;s been put on hold. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:35:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) 2014-04-15T08:35:00Z Google&#39;s Titan drone deal is about more than Internet access Google has confirmed its acquisition of drone maker Titan Aerospace and hinted that the technology could be used for a lot more than providing Internet access to remote parts of the world. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:05:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-14T23:05:00Z Mozilla names ex-exec Chris Beard as interim CEO Mozilla today named former executive Chris Beard as its interim CEO and appointed him to its board of directors. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:06:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-14T20:06:00Z Sorry, Facebook, Google snatches up drone maker Google, which has been looking for new ways to deliver Internet connectivity, has acquired Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico-based company known for making solar-powered drones. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:59:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-14T19:59:00Z Microsoft&#39;s Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise It&#39;s hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:43:00 GMT (Tom Kaneshige) 2014-04-14T19:43:00Z Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:57:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-14T17:57:00Z Google launches Project Ara developer confab this week Google is pushing to realize its vision of modular smartphones with a conference this week that will give developers a closer look at its Project Ara. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:37:00 GMT (Mikael Rickn&#228;s) 2014-04-14T17:37:00Z AI gets its groove back Thanks to the advent of Big Data, new algorithms and massive, affordable computing power, artificial intelligence is now, finally, on a roll again. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Lamont Wood) 2014-04-14T10:30:00Z Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) 2014-04-12T11:15:00Z Heartbleed flaw affects mobile apps, too Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:48:00 GMT (Jaikumar Vijayan) 2014-04-11T16:48:00Z Google quashes 31 vulnerabilities, restores Metro mode 'steppers' with Chrome 34 Google this week updated Chrome to version 34, patching 31 vulnerabilities and paying out nearly $30,000 in bug bounties to outside researchers. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:16:00 GMT (Gregg Keizer) 2014-04-11T16:16:00Z Broadband faces a fork in the road As Google and AT&T race to provide super-fast 1 gigabit fiber networks to power users, more than a quarter of U.S. homes still have no broadband service at all. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-11T10:30:00Z Google Glass to go on sale for one day next week If you've been waiting impatiently to get a pair of Google Glass, mark your calendar and grab your checkbook. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:15:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-10T23:15:00Z Wearables market to take off, hit 112M devices in 2018 Wearable computers "took a huge step forward" in 2013 and shipments of smartwatches and related devices will grow by 78% a year until 2018, IDC said Thursday. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:24:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2014-04-10T21:24:00Z What you need to do about Heartbleed The Heartbleed bug has affected about two-thirds of the world's websites, meaning virtually everyone should be taking steps to protect themselves now. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:18:00 GMT (Sharon Gaudin) 2014-04-10T20:18:00Z Google ramps up fight against bad apps with tightened Android security Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:58:00 GMT (Zach Miners) 2014-04-10T18:58:00Z Google invests in company developing service robots Google has invested in robotics company Savioke, which plans to produce a robot that could work in places such as nursing homes and hospitals. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:57:00 GMT (Tim Hornyak) 2014-04-10T02:57:00Z MediaFire offers 1TB of cloud storage for $2.50 MediaFire has launched a storage and file-sharing service that it argues is more secure than Amazon's. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2014-04-09T15:00:00Z