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  • Hulu brings remote control app to iOS and Android

    24 April 2014, 2:07 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    Hulu, arguably one of the big three streaming services on the market right now, is available on almost any platform you can name. However, one thing it has been lacking is a remote control app to allow customers to use a mobile device to add Hulu content to…
  • Google invites children to 'Take Your Classroom to Work Day'

    24 April 2014, 1:08 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    When you are a child quite often your parents' careers are foreign to you. Sure, you may see them get ready for work in the morning and you may even know their title ("Fireman", "Lawyer", "Janitor"), but what they do throughout the course of a work-day is a…
  • PlayOn brings 100 broadcast channels to Chromecast

    24 April 2014, 1:04 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    PlayOn has become a symbol of the cord-cutting movement, providing customers with access to an array of broadcast stations that can be watched on both the TV and mobile devices. There is a long list of gaming consoles and set-top boxes that support the…
  • CCleaner adds support for Windows 8.1 Update, improves browser cleaning

    24 April 2014, 12:17 pm by: Nick Peers

    Piriform Ltd has released CCleaner 4.13 and CCleaner Portable 4.13, the latest versions of its popular Windows cleaning tool. Version 4.13 adds support for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update. It also comes with improved browser cleaning tools…
  • Telematics adoption saves money for fleet operators

    24 April 2014, 11:30 am by: Ian Barker

    Despite more and more aspects of business moving online, many tasks still need to happen in the real world. In fact some things like vehicle fleet operations have arguably become more important as increasing numbers of us shop online and have our goods…
  • Avira Free Mac Security sports redesigned user interface, supports network share scans

    24 April 2014, 9:51 am by: Nick Peers

    Avira has released Avira Free Mac Security 2.0.4, an update to its free anti-virus tool for Macs. Version 2.0.4 boasts a user interface redesign as well as performance improvements and tweaks to the Scheduled Update and Scheduled Scan tools. The update also…
  • Visme wants to be the only tool businesses need for visual content

    24 April 2014, 9:31 am by: Ian Barker

    Whatever message you want to get across, whether it's in an advert, an infographic or a presentation, how it looks is key to success. Maryland-based Easy WebContent has relaunched its Presenter tool under the name Visme aiming to make it a "Swiss knife for…
  • Stop users running specified programs with Simple Run Blocker

    24 April 2014, 7:26 am by: Mike Williams

    Sordum has released Simple Run Blocker, a compact portable tool which can prevent users on your PC from running certain applications. The program is very simple to use. Drag and drop any target executables onto the Simple Run Blocker interface, save those…
  • Android apps make way for Heartbleed exploits

    24 April 2014, 6:18 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Lots of things have been said about OpenSSL bug Heartbleed, including what to do to counter possible exploits (many have advised users to change all their passwords) after it has reached the public's attention. The main focus has been on popular products from…
  • SmartFTP debuts new ribbon-based interface, drops Windows XP and Vista support

    24 April 2014, 4:58 am by: Nick Peers

    SmartSoft has unveiled SmartFTP 6.0 (32-bit) and SmartFTP 6.0 (64-bit), a major new update of its powerful FTP client for Windows machines. Version 6 debuts a new ribbon-based interface, plus vastly improved text editor and remote browser. It also sees a…
  • Digital Me: Will the next Cringely be from Gmail?

    24 April 2014, 3:21 am by: Robert X. Cringely

    My last column discussed the intersection between Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and where things might be heading. The question for this column is can I (Bob Cringely) be replaced by a machine? Look below the fold on most news sites and you’ll see ads…
  • Mmmm, Microsoft shows that the Surface 2 can be yummy

    23 April 2014, 8:37 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    When you think of tablets, the iPad and Android variants seem very hip and sexy. While I love the Surface 2, it conjures images of nerds editing spreadsheets. As an owner of a Surface 2 (and spreadsheet-loving nerd) I know there is much more to Microsoft's…
  • UK webhost 123-Reg in DDOS attack

    23 April 2014, 7:50 pm by: Claire Woffenden

    Businesses using 123-Reg's web hosting service were knocked offline on Wednesday evening following a reported distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. 123-Reg is the UK's largest domain provider hosting over 1.4 million websites. The company said it…
  • Bitdefender Total Security 2015 beta released

    23 April 2014, 7:09 pm by: Mike Williams

    Bitdefender has released its first public beta for Bitdefender Total Security 2015. The interface has been revamped, automatically adapting to different resolutions and (Bitdefender says) working "fluidly on any touch screen device". Common tasks (Quick Scan,…
  • Happy first birthday BitTorrent Sync

    23 April 2014, 5:19 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    It's hard to believe that it has been one year since BitTorrent released its Sync app. I was among the first testers when it was in private alpha, and it came at a welcome time, as Microsoft had announced it was killing Live Mesh, an app I used between my…
  • Apple Q2 2014 by the numbers: $45.6B revenue, $11.62 EPS

    23 April 2014, 4:56 pm by: Joe Wilcox

    The Apple of Wall Street's eye takes little bruising today, with announcement of fiscal second quarter results. During three months when concerns about falling revenues and profits was constant rumbling, the fruit-logo company defies the worst naysayers. For…
  • Analyze your network from an Android or iOS device with Fing

    23 April 2014, 12:55 pm by: Nick Peers

    Once upon a time, you knew exactly what was connected to your home network: your desktop, a laptop maybe and perhaps even your mobile phone. These days, keeping track of networked devices -- from printers to smart TVs -- can be a painful task. If you’re…
  • Great Scott! Google Street View enables time travel -- flux capacitor not needed

    23 April 2014, 12:47 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    Time travel has been a fantasy for many. Popular movies such as the Back to the Future trilogy and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure have piqued people's imaginations. After all, who wouldn't want to travel back in time to see the dinosaurs or travel forward…
  • Amazon Prime gets exclusive deal for HBO content

    23 April 2014, 10:41 am by: Alan Buckingham

    Amazon has been continuously adding video content to its Prime service, and now with its Fire TV on the market, this becomes a bit more important. Granted you can get Prime video on other set-top boxes, but the Amazon offering takes the integration to a new…
  • Cloud attacks increase as the IT world looks to the skies

    23 April 2014, 10:35 am by: Ian Barker

    Moving systems to the cloud is usually seen as a safer and more secure option than running them on site. However, the findings of a new report suggest that there's no room for complacency. The Spring 2014 Cloud Security Report from security-as-a-service…

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