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  • How to secure commercial online file sharing

    22 August 2014, 3:14 am by: Eva Rossmar

    Cloud-based file-sharing services benefit all types of businesses by providing easy, convenient access to information anytime, anywhere. With technology increasingly blurring the lines between work and personal lives -- often with the same platform being used…
  • Nearly 70 percent of homes will have an Internet of Things device by 2019

    22 August 2014, 3:09 am by: Darren Allan

    Acquity Group (part of Accenture Interactive) has just released the findings of its 2014 State of the Internet of Things Study, and the headline fact is that the firm estimates 69 percent of consumers will own an in-home IoT (Internet of Things) device come…
  • Satechi announces the BT Wireless Smart Keyboard for Windows and OS X

    21 August 2014, 9:30 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    I am gong to let you in on a secret -- I love the Apple Wired Keyboard. When I say "love", I mean it; if legally possible, I would marry it. Whether I am on Linux, Windows or OS X (Hackintosh), it is the keyboard of my choosing. Why? Build quality and the…
  • XRay web tool to make online personal data more transparent

    21 August 2014, 7:44 pm by: Claire Woffenden

    It’s a given that internet companies gather titbits of our private lives in exchange for free services, but how much do we really know about what happens to our personal data? Researchers at Columbia University have warned it is a mistake to gloss over the…
  • Opera Mini will see some Microsoft feature phones through their death throes

    21 August 2014, 6:30 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Asha and Series 40 "feature" phones (read cheap, crappy phones) may be taking their last breath -- Microsoft plans to kill them off by the end of 2015 -- but it's never too late to try spicing things up by changing the default browser, eh? This is precisely…
  • Flappy Bird creator returns with tricky Swing Copters game -- watch out for rip-offs

    21 August 2014, 5:16 pm by: Claire Woffenden

    The pressure got to him last time, so how will developer Dong Nguyen cope if his new mobile game Swing Copters takes off? Flappy Bird was downloaded more than 50 million times and was the number one free game in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store charts…
  • Run Windows software on Google's Chromebooks with Citrix Receiver for Chrome

    21 August 2014, 12:01 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    Chromebooks are amazing computers. Part of the genius of Google's Chrome OS is its lack of freedom; a seemingly crazy statement, I know. You see, users cannot install software locally, which in turn, also blocks viruses and malware. In other words, limitations…
  • The Score brings new mobile features in time for football season

    21 August 2014, 11:51 am by: Alan Buckingham

    The NFL season is about to get underway, though pre-season games are already in full swing. The Score wants to bring you all of the action with its latest "mobile-first" update, that includes lots of enhancements for fantasy team owners, as well. The app is…
  • Software-defined networking on the edge

    21 August 2014, 10:50 am by: Ajay Malik

    Software-defined networking (SDN) enabling the wireless LAN (WLAN) can help deliver a consistently high performance of critical business applications and simplify unified management of wired and wireless networks. However, to do this effectively, WLAN vendors…
  • Gartner: 3D printing still a decade away for most consumers

    21 August 2014, 9:40 am by: Nathan Chai

    Gartner says that 3D printers will be used to print medical devices in just two to five years. According to Pete Basiliere, research vice president at Gartner, in the next half decade "3D printing of medical devices will offer exciting, life-altering benefits…
  • Rdio teams up with SoundHound for new feature

    21 August 2014, 9:02 am by: Alan Buckingham

    Rdio, one of the top streaming music services, and SoundHound, an ace at recognizing what music you're listening to, are teaming up to bring better integration to customers. The two companies are announcing a new agreement that will bring them together in a…
  • View images inside archives with Honeyview

    21 August 2014, 8:52 am by: Mike Williams

    There are thousands of image viewers available for Windows, and the chances are you already have more than you need. Does the free Honeyview have anything to make it worth a download? Let’s see. One immediate plus is that the program comes from Bandisoft,…
  • Acer announces the Chromebox CXI -- a slim and sexy Google-powered mini-desktop

    21 August 2014, 8:11 am by: Brian Fagioli

    When it comes to Chrome OS, the Chromebook reigns supreme. In fact, Google's operating system is viewed by many consumers as a laptop-only affair. However, the Chromebox has existed for quite some time now; it just has not caught on with consumers as much as…
  • PayPal for Windows Phone receives a much-needed update

    21 August 2014, 7:39 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Official Windows Phone apps are steadily growing in numbers and quality, as more and more developers support the platform and improve their existing offerings. PayPal is the latest top title to get a much-needed revamp. Based on my experience, PayPal for…
  • Universities fail to get to grips with cyber security

    21 August 2014, 6:09 am by: Ian Barker

    As thousands of students prepare to return to university over the next few weeks, new research by security ratings company BitSight shows that this is a busy time for hackers too. The researchers found that Ivy League schools, for example, see a 48 percent…
  • LG targets 3G markets with two new affordable Android smartphones

    21 August 2014, 5:12 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Even though 4G is undoubtedly the better technology for data consumption, in most markets across the globe 3G is still prevalent. The lower cost as well as the broader device selection certainly helps the latter remain attractive to consumers, at least until…
  • Microsoft updates Bing Maps, adds loads more 3D cities and Streetside views

    21 August 2014, 3:55 am by: Wayne Williams

    Microsoft’s Bing Maps team has made a major update to its service, adding Streetside views (its version of Google’s Street View) to 64 new cities, and 3D maps to 29 new cities. Among the new cities gaining Streetside views are Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Las…
  • Samsung launches the Level Box mini wireless speaker

    21 August 2014, 3:03 am by: Jamie Hinks

    Samsung has a new option for music fans with the addition of the Light Box mini to its line of Level premium audio products that doubles up as a microphone when calls are received. The new speaker is 30 percent slimmer than its predecessor, the Light Box, and…
  • SanDisk releases Ultra II SSD with enhanced SSD Dashboard

    21 August 2014, 2:56 am by: Darren Allan

    SanDisk has announced a new SSD solution with a range of capacities from 120GB upwards, and an enhanced SSD Dashboard. The SanDisk Ultra II SSD, which is based on X3 NAND Flash technology, offers claimed sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds…
  • Linux distro KaOS 2014.08 is here with KDE 4.14.0

    20 August 2014, 8:38 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    The Linux desktop community has reached a sad state. Ubuntu 14.04 was a disappointing release and Fedora is taking way too long between releases. Hell, OpenSUSE is an overall disaster. It is hard to recommend any Linux-based operating system beyond Mint. Even…

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