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  • 24 hours with Apple Watch [First-impressions review]

    51m By Wayne Williams
    After Tim Cook demoed the Apple Watch at the Spring Forward event two months ago I declared I should want an Apple Watch -- but I don't. Despite being an iPhone owner and a watch wearer, I felt the new device was an "unfocused mess" and features like talking…
  • Android's factory reset leaves private information behind on 630 million devices

    1h By Mihaita Bamburic
    Sensitive data, such as user credentials, can be easily recovered from an Android handset after performing a factory reset, according to a University of Cambridge report. The feature, which is claimed to "erase all data" from the device and is especially…
  • Apple Pay to launch in Europe this summer

    1h By David Curry
    Apple Pay is still a US-only service, despite it being available for seven months, but the European launch is reportedly coming as soon as this summer. That’s according to Belgium’s KBC Bank, confirming on Twitter that Apple Pay support will be available…
  • Best Windows apps this week

    3h By Martin Brinkmann
    One-hundred and thirty-one in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows in the past seven days. The official Dropbox application is universal now, and Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 for Insiders on…
  • UK elderly and disabled are missing out on Internet use

    3h By Ian Barker
    According to new figures released by the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the first quarter of this year 86 percent of adults had used the Internet in the last three months, up one percent from the same period in 2014. That means that 11 percent…
  • Microsoft threatened job cuts to influence UK government IT policy

    3h By Mark Wilson
    By threatening to implement job cuts in affected parts of the country, Microsoft tried to influence UK government IT policy. The company stands accused of trying to blackmail members of parliament when it disagreed with planned IT reforms. The claims come from…
  • Apple may have leaked its upcoming iPhone 6c

    3h By Darren Allan
    There has been another leak of an Apple smartphone -- far from an unusual event in itself, except this time Cupertino itself is responsible for spilling the image. The Guardian spotted the picture which popped up on the Apple Store, advertising a new charging…
  • Top lessons from data breach investigations

    4h By Ian Barker
    Data breaches are an all too common part of our landscape today, but are we learning the lessons from them to make our systems more secure? The 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that there were nearly 80,000 security incidents -- including…
  • Why businesses should embrace the hybrid cloud

    3:48am By Vivek Vahie
    When cloud technology started to gain traction with businesses the main concerns expressed were over data security and control. Customers questioned what compromises they would have to make with their on-premise infrastructure to reap the benefits of cloud…
  • Google brings open source gaming to Cardboard

    Thu 9:36pm By Brian Fagioli
    Virtual reality is definitely a popular thing nowadays. Unfortunately, the hardware can be rather expensive. Not to worry though, it doesn't have to be pricey. Last year, Google released its Cardboard project, bringing virtual reality to anyone with a…
  • Hackers leak the sexual preferences of millions of online daters to the dark web

    Thu 7:58pm By Mark Wilson
    The details of millions of users of Adult FriendFinder -- the dating site with the tagline "hookup, find sex or meet someone hot now" -- have been leaked by hackers. Channel 4 reports that details of nearly 4 million users were exposed on the dark web after a…
  • Google apologizes for Maps racism

    Thu 7:21pm By Brian Fagioli
    When it hit the national news that searching for certain racist and offensive words in Google Maps brought up the White House, I was immediately appalled. As someone who grew up listening to Hip-Hop music, I've heard similar language before, so I was not…
  • Google finds security questions are crap because your answers are fake

    Thu 5:04pm By Mark Wilson
    Apple and other handset manufacturers might be trying to push users to securing their data with biometrics, but the vast majority of services still rely on the good old password. Lots of sites use the idea of memorable data either as a means of locking down…
  • Facebook Messenger video calling is now available worldwide

    Thu 3:23pm By Darren Allan
    Facebook has announced that its new addition to Messenger, namely video calling, has now rolled out across the globe. The video calling capability was bolted on to Messenger on both iOS and Android at the end of last month, but obviously rolling it out to…
  • The big problem with unlimited cloud storage

    Thu 1:15pm By Tunio Zafer
    By 2017, iHS iSuppli predicts there will be more than one billion personal cloud storage users around the world. Considering the purchasing power of these digital consumers, it’s no surprise that cloud storage’s biggest players are improving their systems…
  • Microsoft making Outlook.com prettier and more useful

    Thu 1:09pm By Brian Fagioli
    I am a hardcore Gmail user, as many people are, but I am not necessarily happy about it. Why? Google's Gmail.com user interface is horrid. Sure, it is functional, but it is outdated and hardly pleasing for the eyes. It is baffling as to why Google does not…
  • Uncover website problems with Darcy SEO Checker

    Thu 1:02pm By Mike Williams
    Search engine optimization software is usually all about keywords, helping you find what’s going to work for you, and optimizing your content and site structure to deliver better search engine rankings. Despite its name, Darcy SEO Checker doesn’t bother…
  • SURE turns your Android device into a universal remote

    Thu 11:56am By Sead Fadilpašić
    You can turn your tablet or smartphone into a remote and control every smart device in your home, thanks to a new app available worldwide now. Tekoia, the provider of smart universal remote solutions for digital media, smart appliances and the Internet of…
  • Are our industrial and infrastructure systems safe from cyber threats? [Q&A]

    Thu 10:48am By Ian Barker
    Industrial control systems like those used to run the electricity distribution grid are vital to the economic well being of any country. But protecting those systems needs a different approach from normal enterprise security. In the US the North American…
  • How we’re bringing our texting habits into the workplace

    Thu 9:36am By Ian Barker
    SMS messages have been a part of our personal lives pretty much since mobile phones first became available. But what impact does texting have on our working lives? Cloud communications provider RingCentral has released the results of a survey looking at how…