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  • Best Windows 8 apps this week (Halloween Edition)

    21m By Martin Brinkmann
    One-hundred and five in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8 in the last seven days. If you have browsed the new app and games listing this week you may have stumbled upon several irregularities again. A…
  • Mobile devices make sales work more complicated

    1h By Ian Barker
    We're frequently being told that the use of mobile devices makes our work lives easier, but it seems that a sizable percentage of people don't share that view. Mobile sales solution company Seismic has released the results of its Salesforce Spotlight survey…
  • Understanding the cloud

    2h By Nathan Chai
    How many of you really understand the cloud? If you were tasked with explaining "the cloud" to a child could you manage it? A recent discussion with top industry professionals and cloud thought leaders revealed that, for cloud solution providers, education was…
  • Getting the basics of network security right

    3h By Ian Barker
    With every new breach, network security hits the news, yet many people and companies still don’t get the basics right. UK-based wireless network specialist Exigent Networks has produced an infographic that looks at the importance of network security and…
  • Samsung's new Galaxy A5, A3 smartphones boast very thin metal designs

    4h By Mihaita Bamburic
    Samsung is slowly moving away from its oft-maligned, all-plastic smartphone designs of the past, in an attempt to convince consumers that it too can make premium-looking and feeling devices. The first smartphone to reveal what the future holds was Galaxy…
  • Frightening facts about email

    4:52am By Wayne Williams
    There are days when I get absolutely swamped with email -- my work and personal inboxes are frequently filled to bursting -- and I’m not alone in struggling with the never ending deluge of demanding messages. Unroll.me, a service which helps users keep their…
  • O&O MediaRecovery 10 now repairs corrupt data

    4:03am By Mike Williams
    Berlin-based developer O&O Software GmbH has announced the release of O&O MediaRecovery 10, its media file recovery package for Windows Vista and later. The most interesting addition appears to be the ability "to repair corrupt data prior to recovery". We’ve…
  • Tesco Hudl 2: A fantastic value-for-money family tablet [Review]

    3:18am By Sam Pudwell
    Following on from the success of Tesco's first generation budget tablet, it was only a matter of time until its successor was released. Tesco sold 35,000 units of the Hudl in the first few days after it was launched last year and ended up shifting over…
  • Microsoft enables animated GIF search on Bing

    Thu 9:59pm By Brian Fagioli
    While some people find animated GIFs to be tacky and silly, I find them fun. Sure, many people use the images to flood social media with memes, but they also serve as a great way to show a short animation using a small file size. I often use them in things…
  • Apple's Tim Cook is gay -- the fact it needs to be announced shows what’s wrong in tech

    Thu 7:35pm By Mark Wilson
    The sexuality of people in the public often comes in for scrutiny. Whether we're talking about Michael Stipe coming out at the same time as REM released Monster, Morrissey using Autobiography to give a beautifully tender glimpse into the loves of his life,…
  • Choose a cloud vendor that meets your needs

    Thu 7:27pm By Johnny Carpenter
    There is little doubt that cloud will play an increasingly important role as more and more organizations adopt cloud based strategies to underpin their IT infrastructures. Indeed, cloud hosting offers a wide variety of advantages to companies with the…
  • Microsoft gives developers new opportunities with Apps for Outlook.com

    Thu 2:10pm By Mark Wilson
    At the Inbox Love event in Mountain View, CA, Microsoft revealed the latest way for developers to bring extra functionality to the user. Starting next year, Outlook.com will support third-party apps, known -- uninspiringly -- as Apps for Outlook.com. Just a…
  • Apple and Google are in a fierce battle for your car -- which will win the war?

    Thu 12:42pm By Brian Fagioli
    When I was a younger man, it was all the rage to replace the stock stereo and speakers in your car with better, third-party options. This enabled you to have more features and increased volume. If you did not have something like an Alpine or JVC deck, you…
  • IBM and Twitter join forces to improve enterprise decision making

    Thu 11:20am By Ian Barker
    Twitter provides a unique window into public thinking and that can be useful for businesses, not only to see what people are saying about them but also to get an insight into market trends. In order to help enterprises understand their customers and markets,…
  • What's your password backup plan?

    Thu 10:29am By Ryan Kalember
    After news broke earlier this month that hackers had gotten their hands on nearly 7 million Dropbox login credentials, the familiar media chorus of password safety tips soon followed. You likely saw the headlines: "How to Change Your Dropbox Password". "It’s…
  • 10 clever ways Microsoft could improve Windows 10

    Thu 9:28am By Wayne Williams
    Aurélio "Baboo" knows what he wants to see in Microsoft’s next operating system, and has put together his own vision of Windows 10 "build 9928", spending over 50 hours on creating images in Photoshop that show the changes he thinks Microsoft should…
  • How multimodal biometrics improves border control security

    Thu 8:30am By Arifin Hussain
    The use of biometrics by border control agencies worldwide is now commonplace. Many countries around the world are deploying or have already deployed biometric border security systems for accurate and fast identification of citizens and foreign travelers.…
  • Xiaomi is the third-largest smartphone maker

    Thu 7:49am By Mihaita Bamburic
    For a manufacturer that has only been selling smartphones for a couple of years now, Xiaomi is doing better than expected. The Chinese company, founded in 2012, became the third-largest smartphone vendor in Q3 2013, surpassing the likes of Lenovo, LG and…
  • Bye bye, Moto: Lenovo takes Motorola Mobility from Google's hands

    Thu 7:38am By Mark Wilson
    Way back in January, Google announced plans to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Today that deal has completed. The acquisition sees control of Moto X, Moto G, Moto E and the DROID product ranges moving out of Google's hands as Motorola operates as…
  • UK national videogame museum set to open in 2015

    Thu 6:05am By Barclay Ballard
    A videogame museum is opening in Britain that hopes to become the "hub for videogame culture". The National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham will display a selection of highlights from the National Videogame Archive, a collection of 20,000 objects owned by the…