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  • CyberLink unveils Director Suite 3, including PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6

    17 September 2014, 11:11 pm by: Mike Williams

    CyberLink has announced the release of PowerDirector 13 (from $79.99), PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5($129.99), all available individually or as a part of the new Director Suite 3 ($299.99). PowerDirector 13 highlights include a…
  • FAVI announces the Pico+ Smart Projector -- an All-in-One Android Projector PC

    17 September 2014, 8:50 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    Android is a very robust operating system that finds itself in many places. Other than phones and tablets, it also runs on laptops, desktops and cameras to name a few. The secret to this diversity is that Google's mobile OS is powered by the open-source Linux…
  • Tag Heuer wants to get in on the smartwatch action

    17 September 2014, 7:30 pm by: Sam Pudwell

    Luxury watch brand Tag Heuer has announced plans to follow the likes of Apple and Samsung into the smartwatch industry. The Swiss watchmaker, now part of French luxury goods group LVMH, recently lost its vice president of global sales, Patrick Pruniaux to…
  • HooToo TripMate Elite -- the "electronic Swiss army knife" for tech travellers [Review]

    17 September 2014, 7:10 pm by: Mark Wilson

    When I first learned about the HooToo it sounded, frankly, a bit nuts. Pitched as an "all-in-one device charger, AC adapter, personal cloud, travel router, Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless bridge" I was instantly intrigued, but fearful that this was going to be a…
  • BitTorrent Bleep alpha goes public, adds Android and Mac

    17 September 2014, 1:58 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    Chat has become popular on many platforms, from computers to mobile. But BitTorrent has a client that seems to be changing how this all works, by removing the cloud storage from the equation, making this a bit more secure. Today its chat client, known as…
  • iPhone 6 is exceptional

    17 September 2014, 12:17 pm by: Joe Wilcox

    Well, the first iPhone 6 reviews are in, and they are unsurprisingly glowing. Apple's handpicked group of preferred, early reviewers don't disappoint in their enthusiasm. Not that anyone should be surprised by that. But reading them all -- and I did just that…
  • Logitech announces the G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard

    17 September 2014, 12:16 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    Keyboards are an awfully personal thing, just like picking an underwear type. Some men wear boxers, some wear briefs and I am pretty sure a few BetaNews writers do not wear any at all. Believe it or not, much like underwear, there are many types of keyboards…
  • MediaTek and Opera put the squeeze on mobile data consumption

    17 September 2014, 12:05 pm by: Mihaita Bamburic

    It is no secret that mobile data is still very expensive. Going overboard with audio and video streaming, browsing or app downloads will unavoidably lead to throttling, a pretty steep bill from the mobile operator or a brisk run through the remaining credit.…
  • How a startup's largest obstacle turned into its next venture

    17 September 2014, 10:45 am by: Martin Macmillan

    Beginning my journey in the FinTech industry over twelve years ago, and now as CEO and co-founder of Pollen VC, a company that allows developers quicker access to their app store revenues, there have certainly been many twists and turns of start-up life along…
  • Datastickies and the rebirth of the cassette -- the future of data storage

    17 September 2014, 9:44 am by: Ian Barker

    Remember when floppy disks really were floppy? Or the joys of loading programs on a home computer from a C15 cassette? In just over 40 years storage technology has gone from these crude devices to cloud servers that put terrabytes of space in reach of anyone.…
  • Amazon Kindle's new old bug could expose your account credentials

    17 September 2014, 9:42 am by: Barclay Ballard

    A security flaw in Amazon's Kindle software could allow hackers to access your Amazon account details. Benjamin Daniel Musser, a security researcher, discovered the issue, which arises when downloading e-books from websites other than Amazon itself. The…
  • Firefox OS expands its reach in Asia, another market added

    17 September 2014, 9:32 am by: Alan Buckingham

    There's one more smartphone platform on the market, although it's far behind the big, established names. Mozilla has released Firefox OS, which is aimed at emerging markets. Now the organization is taking it to one more, adding an Asian nation to its resume.…
  • Selligy launches new mobile sales tools to boost productivity

    17 September 2014, 8:53 am by: Ian Barker

    Key to the sales process is communicating with customers and often that means sales people being away from the office. Mobile technology means that today there's no excuse for being out of touch with the data they need though. CRM specialist Selligy is…
  • Wearable tech: Where do we draw the line?

    17 September 2014, 8:35 am by: Ed Oswald

    Wearable tech is back in the forefront with the release of the Apple Watch. Apple’s entrant is sure to help the sector overall, with expectations of tens if not hundreds of millions of devices to ship annually from Apple and others by the end of the decade.…
  • How to prepare your iPhone and/or iPad for iOS 8

    17 September 2014, 7:55 am by: Wayne Williams

    The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is set to be released officially today. Before you install it, it’s worth taking a few steps to make sure your device is ready for the update (and of course if it’s jailbroken, and you want to keep it…
  • 3 million comments prove people care about net neutrality

    17 September 2014, 7:47 am by: Barclay Ballard

    More than three million comments, from consumers, businesses and other organizations, have been submitted in response to the controversial US debate over net neutrality. The controversy has arisen over whether Internet service providers, such as Comcast and…
  • SwiftKey: Top Android keyboard reaches iPads and iPhones

    17 September 2014, 6:35 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Stock mobile keyboards tend to suck. There's always a deal-breaker somewhere that offsets all their strengths. There is friction when typing in multiple languages, the language support is limited, abbreviations and the like are a no-go, the layout can be…
  • Internet users say they want privacy but behave like they don't

    17 September 2014, 6:27 am by: Ian Barker

    We all say that we want privacy and security online, yet we indulge in potentially risky behaviors that put this in jeopardy according to a recent study commissioned by Trend Micro and released to coincide with the launch of its Internet Security 2015 product.…
  • How to do the smart thing and migrate from Android to iPhone 6

    17 September 2014, 5:15 am by: Wayne Williams

    For the majority of Android users, the idea of moving from a handset running Google’s mobile operating system to the iPhone holds zero appeal. But I did it last year, and I couldn’t be happier. For me, iOS is by far the superior operating system (and I use…
  • FileOptimizer 7.0 beta adds lossless FLAC compression

    17 September 2014, 5:07 am by: Mike Williams

    Javier Gutiérrez Chamorro has released the first public beta of his one-stop lossless compression tool, FileOptimizer 7.0. The major new feature is support for optimizing FLAC files. Our first tests suggest this is going to take a long time (minutes per file)…

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