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  • I need your advice! Should I get basic cable or keep the cord cut?

    25 October 2014, 3:56 pm by: Joe Wilcox

    In July, connected TV service went dark in the Wilcox household, as we pulled the plug on AT&T U-verse and switched to Cox Internet. That reduced our monthly bill from about $130 to $59.99 exactly; there are no taxes or surcharges applied to the Net. Now Cox…
  • How to remove devices from your Dropbox account

    25 October 2014, 4:02 am by: Dilraj Singh

    Dropbox is not especially consumer focused. However, it is still very popular in the cloud market for individuals. The good thing about this combination is that security insights needed for the business aspect of its model seep into the consumer product. For…
  • Apple's latest iPhone 6 problem -- #dyegate

    24 October 2014, 3:21 pm by: Aatif Sulleyman

    Apple's latest flagship smartphone has caused consumers quite a few headaches (literally, in some cases). The handset, which doesn't come cheap, is prone to bending and tearing out people's hair, leading to the creation of the vastly amusing '#bendgate' and…
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage Wi-Fi + free 3G and Leather Origami Cover [Review]

    24 October 2014, 2:06 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    It seems like everyone has a tablet or phablet nowadays. These devices are wonderful as they let you do many things, like listening to music, surfing the web and reading. Yes, you can read a book on an iPad, Nexus 7 or Galaxy Note, but you shouldn't  -- your…
  • Pixelmator for iPad launches, offers Photoshop-style editing on your tablet

    24 October 2014, 12:58 pm by: Nick Peers

    The Pixelmator Team, renowned for its Mac image-editing tool of the same name, has released Pixelmator for iPad 1.0, a similarly powerful image manipulation tool. The app, which costs $4.99 and requires iOS 8.0 or later, has already garnered rave reviews and…
  • Streaming music service Deezer buys Stitcher and branches out into talk radio

    24 October 2014, 12:51 pm by: Mark Wilson

    The world of streaming music is dominated by just a few names. Deezer is a relatively new entrant to the US market, and it is now stretching its wings by purchasing Stitcher, the radio and podcasting service. Deezer currently has roughly 16 million users…
  • CCleaner 4.19 gains Windows 10 support

    24 October 2014, 11:54 am by: Mike Williams

    It’s that time of the month when Piriform’s team delivers their regular CCleaner update, and sure enough they’ve announced the availability of CCleaner 4.19 and CCleaner 4.19 Portable. The big news this time is compatibility with Windows 10 Technical…
  • Facebook teams up with Yahoo to create safe email standard

    24 October 2014, 11:01 am by: Mark Wilson

    A new email standard called RRVS (Require-Recipient-Valid-Since) has been unveiled by Facebook. The new standard comes through the social network working in conjunction with Yahoo, and is designed to protect users against potential account hijacking. It's now…
  • Employees' bad habits could put businesses at risk

    24 October 2014, 10:58 am by: Ian Barker

    Individuals are frequently the weakest link in the chain when it comes to protecting business data, often through simple day-to-day lapses that can have a serious consequence. Atlanta-based IT Services company Leapfrog Services has identified five common bad…
  • Best Windows 8 apps this week

    24 October 2014, 9:22 am by: Martin Brinkmann

    One-hundred and four in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8.x in the last seven days. Microsoft may have cleaned up the store recently but there is still work to be done. If you check the newest apps in…
  • LG introduces its first in-house mobile processor, powers G3 Screen phablet

    24 October 2014, 9:14 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    The mobile device market is extremely diverse judging by the number of companies which sell smartphones and tablets today. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of vendors worldwide. On the other hand, when it comes to mobile processors, there are only a…
  • Flashback Friday: How Disney's Fantasia led to the foundation of HP

    24 October 2014, 8:26 am by: Aatif Sulleyman

    HP is one of the oldest and largest IT corporations in the world. It also happens to be one of the most interesting. Now largely associated with enterprises and hardcore business technology, it's a little-known fact that HP was actually the driving force…
  • Point of sale malware infections show sharp rise

    24 October 2014, 7:38 am by: Ian Barker

    Threat protection specialist Damballa has released its threat protection report for the third quarter, highlighting that the malware threat is still growing. Based on analysis of traffic from the company's ISP and enterprise companies, the report looks at one…
  • Microsoft ditches Nokia brand for Windows Phones

    24 October 2014, 5:59 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Microsoft officially announced today that the Nokia branding will not be used in conjunction with its future Windows Phones. The software giant will sell its upcoming smartphones as Microsoft Lumias. However, it will continue to make use of Nokia's name for…
  • Chromebook shipments rise 67 percent this quarter

    24 October 2014, 5:08 am by: Darren Allan

    Chromebooks continue to shine in terms of growth according to the latest figures from ABI Research, with the notebooks up 67 percent quarter-on-quarter in terms of shipment levels. And indeed ABI forecasts that Google's cloudy laptops will double in quantity…
  • Fire Phone flops badly, burns Amazon

    24 October 2014, 3:19 am by: Wayne Williams

    Amazon didn’t have a good third quarter, reporting a net loss of $437 million, which is up significantly from the $41m loss it reported for the same quarter last year. Contributing to that loss is the abject failure of the Fire Phone. My colleague Brian…
  • Christian Bale is Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

    24 October 2014, 2:39 am by: Barclay Ballard

    Christian Bale has been confirmed to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming feature film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the late technology icon. Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin revealed the news during a Bloomberg television…
  • Surface generated almost $1 billion revenue for Microsoft last quarter

    23 October 2014, 9:01 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Anyone who was under the impression that Surface was a failure for Microsoft need look no further than the latest earnings release for proof that they're wrong. In the quarter ending September 30, Microsoft pulled in $23.20 billion in revenue, and $908 million…
  • Buffer 4.0 for iPad and iPhone released, becomes universal app

    23 October 2014, 9:01 pm by: Nick Peers

    Social media scheduling service Buffer has unveiled Buffer 4.0 for iPad and iPhone, a major new release of its companion app for sharing and scheduling posts on social networks. Like the web-based service, the app supports Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and…
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million to tackle Ebola

    23 October 2014, 8:46 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Saying "the Ebola virus is unlike any health crisis we have ever experienced and needs a response unlike anything we have ever seen," Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, pledged millions of dollars to help tackle the virus. The billionaire philanthropist…

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