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  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to findCyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    WASHINGTON - Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

  • Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check

    BERLIN - A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.

  • IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slumpIBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.

  • Smartphone apps remind patients to take their meds

    Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications.

  • Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds

    Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features:

  • More than 42% of anglophone Canadians own tablets: poll

    TORONTO - More than 42 per cent of anglophone Canadians now own a tablet and most are increasingly choosing one of Apple's iPads, suggests a report by the Media Technology Monitor.

  • Konica Minolta and Pitney Bowes strike deal

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Konica Minolta Canada says it has acquired Pitney Bowes Canada's document imaging solutions business, expanding its direct sales and service network across Canada by more than 300 employees.

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

    SAN FRANCISCO - A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

  • Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data centre services.

  • Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day — to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

  • Review: Windows Phone advances with 8.1 update

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions.

  • BlackBerry makes move into health-care IT

    BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is reaching into the health-care sector with the purchase of a minority stake in U.S.-based technology company NantHealth.

  • Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year's model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.

  • BBM on Apple, Android may have vulnerability

    WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says Apple iPhones and Android devices running chat software BlackBerry Messenger face an "extremely small" risk from the Heartbleed software bug.

  • Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app warsUber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

    MUMBAI, India - Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology.

  • Intel posts lower 1Q net income, higher revenueIntel posts lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year, but revenue grew because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data centre services.

  • Federal public websites disabled due to bug

    OTTAWA - The federal tax agency says it expects to have its online services running again this weekend after blocking public access on April 9 due to the so-called Heartbleed bug.

  • BlackBerry makes move into healthcare IT

    BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is reaching into the health-care sector with the purchase of a minority stake in U.S.-based technology company NantHealth.

  • Rogers launches smartphone payment app

    TORONTO - Rogers has joined a growing number of Canadian companies who want to help shoppers pay with their smartphones at the cash register.

  • Federal public websites disabled due to bug

    OTTAWA - The federal tax agency says it expects to have its online services running again this weekend after blocking public access on April 9 due to the so-called Heartbleed bug.

  • Expect less 'wow factor' from new phones: Samsung

    TORONTO - If tech reviewers say Samsung's new Galaxy S5 isn't as awe-inspiring as some of the company's older phones that's fine with Paul Brennan.

  • Federal public websites disabled due to bug

    OTTAWA - The federal tax agency says it expects to have its online services running again this weekend after blocking public access on April 9 due to the so-called Heartbleed bug.

  • Federal public websites disabled due to bug

    OTTAWA - The federal tax agency says it expects to have its online services running again this weekend after blocking public access on April 9 due to the so-called Heartbleed bug.

  • Federal public websites disabled due to bug

    OTTAWA - The federal tax agency says it expects to have its online services running again this weekend after blocking public access on April 9 due to the so-called Heartbleed bug.

  • Federal public websites disabled due to bug

    OTTAWA - The federal tax agency says it expects to have its online services running again this weekend after blocking public access on April 9 due to the so-called Heartbleed bug.

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