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City living: There's an app for that
From: Computerworld First Look <computerworld_newsletters@cwonline.computerworld.com>
Computerworld First Look: January 11, 2013
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City living: There's an app for that

Inspired by the release of larger and more detailed sets of municipal data,
citizen-developers are writing apps to ease every aspect of city living, from
preschools to parking meters.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596877/0/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~RESOURCE COMPLIMENTS OF: AT&T~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Introducing AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk.

With up to 1, 000 contacts and a broad range of devices and platforms, you'll get
instant communication -- because your business doesn't have time for lag time.

http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/595921/0/

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Google revs up Chrome, crushes bugs
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596878/0/

2. U.S. sets $120M to regain what it lost in rare earth metals
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596879/0/

3. Wiretapping law's renewal dismays rights groups
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596880/0/

4. Tim Cook: China to become Apple's largest market
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596881/0/

5. Windows 8 fails to lift the PC market in Q4
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596882/0/

6. CES2013: Up close with Leap Motion gesture control technology
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596883/0/

7. New Sharp HD touchscreen offers pen-like sensing
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596884/0/

8. Mobile apps should limit data collection, state AG says
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596885/0/

9. IPv6 can boost mobile performance, battery life, proponents say
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596882/0/

10. IBM now top patent producer 20 years running
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596886/0/

11. Foxit Reader vulnerable to critical remote code execution flaw
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596887/0/

12. Wikimedia travel site Wikivoyage launching next week
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596888/0/

13. Richi Jennings: Ban Java NOW? Yet another zero-day rears its ugly head.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596889/0/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~RESOURCE COMPLIMENTS OF: AT&T~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Introducing AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk.

With up to 1, 000 contacts and a broad range of devices and platforms, you'll get
instant communication -- because your business doesn't have time for lag time.

http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/595921/0/

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Google revs up Chrome, crushes bugs

Google on Thursday upgraded Chrome, improving the browser's start-up performance
and patching two dozen security vulnerabilities.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596878/0/

U.S. sets $120M to regain what it lost in rare earth metals

There isn't a shortage of rare earth metals in the ground, but one country,
China, has managed to dominate about 95% of the market. It not only mines the
metals, but has built a supply chain to produce them.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596879/0/

Wiretapping law's renewal dismays rights groups

A last-minute move by the U.S. Senate to renew a controversial wiretapping law,
days before it was set to expire on Dec. 31, has dismayed privacy advocates,
rights groups and lawmakers who have long opposed the measure.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596880/0/

Tim Cook: China to become Apple's largest market

Apple CEO Tim Cook expects China to become the company's largest market,
surpassing the U.S.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596881/0/

Windows 8 fails to lift the PC market in Q4

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system failed to provide a spark to PC sales
during last year's fourth quarter, with worldwide unit shipments falling by 6.4%
compared to the same quarter in 2011, according to research by IDC released on
Thursday.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596882/0/

CES2013: Up close with Leap Motion gesture control technology

Computerworld's Barbara Krasnoff gets an overview of Leap Motion's gesture
controller, which connects to a PC and lets a user manipulate software with hand
gestures.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596883/0/

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~WHITE PAPER: Moovweb~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Creating the Right Mobile Strategy

In the new Moovweb white paper, "Creating the Right Mobile Strategy: What You
Need to Know Before You Get Started", get the insight you need to make an
educated decision on the move to mobile.

http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596890/0/?3e076d18=ZmxhdmlvYmFpcmQyOTg0QGdtYWlsLmNvbQ%3d%3d&x=a6055806

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New Sharp HD touchscreen offers pen-like sensing

Sharp has developed a high-definition touchscreen that can be used with a stylus
that resembles a conventional pen.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596884/0/

Mobile apps should limit data collection, state AG says

Mobile application developers should minimize privacy surprises for their
customers by limiting their data collection and retention and giving users
access to the data collected.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596885/0/

IPv6 can boost mobile performance, battery life, proponents say

Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system failed to provide a spark to PC sales
during last year's fourth quarter, with worldwide unit shipments falling by 6.4%
compared to the same quarter in 2011, according to research by IDC released on
Thursday.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596882/0/

IBM now top patent producer 20 years running

IBM has always been bullish on patents and 2012 proved to be no exception. IBM
once again amassed more patents than any other company in a single year, a
distinction it has enjoyed for the past 20 years.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596886/0/

Foxit Reader vulnerable to critical remote code execution flaw

Foxit Reader, a PDF viewer application often used as an alternative to the more
popular Adobe Reader, contains a critical vulnerability in its browser plug-in
component that can be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code on
computers.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596887/0/

Wikimedia travel site Wikivoyage launching next week

Wikimedia Foundation, the host of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, is
launching next week a global online travel guide called Wikivoyage.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596888/0/

Richi Jennings: Ban Java NOW? Yet another zero-day rears its ugly head.

Another quarter, another Java zero-day. Oracle is staying silent over confirmed
sightings of a "widely exploited, " unpatched security hole in Java. In IT
Blogwatch, bloggers fall over themselves to tell us to just uninstall it
already.
http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596889/0/

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SHARK TANK OF THE DAY
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Good thing he didn't put a sticker on his window

Pilot fish is suffering through one of the frequent IT departmental
reorganizations that require everyone to play Musical Offices. But this time, he
has an idea to have a little fun along the way.

http://cwonline.computerworld.com/t/8417282/869152226/596691/0/

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