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  • NETGEAR announces the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router

    2 September 2014, 12:40 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    In my home, I use the Apple Airport Extreme router for all of my Wi-Fi needs. It's a great performing router, but in typical Apple fashion, it is limited and proprietary. While most modern routers have four wired connections, Apple's offering has two. While…
  • Cloudfinder for Box free for business users until January 2015

    2 September 2014, 12:00 pm by: Ian Barker

    As the market for storing and sharing files in the cloud has grown, Box has become one of the most popular solutions. As a result lots of other add-on products have grown up around it offering added security, compliance and more. The latest to join the Box…
  • I'm anti-censorship! I won't try to silence those who criticize me

    2 September 2014, 11:42 am by: Mark Wilson

    A week ago I wrote about my feelings of ennui towards the iPhone 6, asserting that there was just nothing to get excited about. Some people agreed, but many didn't -- it was to be expected really. What was particularly interesting was not just the discussion…
  • Zetta.net integrates cloud backup with ConnectWise to help MSPs add value

    2 September 2014, 9:33 am by: Ian Barker

    The ConnectWise system management platform is popular with managed services providers, with more than half of MSPs worldwide using it to enhance efficiency and control for their clients. Now cloud backup company Zetta.net has announced that it's integrated its…
  • Find out more about your favorite artists with Song Buddy

    2 September 2014, 9:15 am by: Mike Williams

    Some music players are smart. Not only will they play your tracks, but they'll try to tell you more about them, perhaps downloading and displaying the lyrics. Windows Media Player and iTunes aren't quite so clever, but that's where Song Buddy comes in. This…
  • New Nanoleaf LED bulb dims without a dimmer switch

    2 September 2014, 9:12 am by: Alan Buckingham

    In a strange twist, lightbulbs have become a part of today's technology world. It's all part of the Internet of Things -- home devices that aren't computers, but still utilize the home network for control. We've seen this being a bad thing, but mostly it…
  • What to expect from Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    2 September 2014, 8:18 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Samsung will announce the successor of the popular Galaxy Note 3 tomorrow, at a press event dubbed Unpacked 2014 Episode 2. This is the second most important unveiling of the year for the South Korean maker, after Galaxy S5. Naturally, that means that our…
  • Tired of privacy breaches? How to remove yourself from social networks

    2 September 2014, 7:17 am by: Ian Barker

    The leaking of celebrity photos which may have come from iCloud is just the latest in a series of high profile security and privacy breaches that are leading many people to question how safe their data is online. For those who have decided enough is enough,…
  • Opera 24 FINAL adds new tab preview, offers Hi-DPI support in Windows

    2 September 2014, 6:35 am by: Nick Peers

    Opera has released Opera 24 FINAL, a major new release of its web browser for Windows and Mac. It comes with three changes of note, two of which are restricted to Windows users only. The headline new feature, which covers all platforms, sees Opera gain tab…
  • Windows Installer celebrates its 15th birthday

    2 September 2014, 5:13 am by: Leon Hasley

    With many businesses still focused on the "end of XP", an important milestone in the story of software integration will slip by largely unnoticed this year, but it should be celebrated by anyone involved in end user computing. 2014 is the time to appreciate…
  • China gives Microsoft 20 days to play ball in antitrust probe

    2 September 2014, 4:17 am by: Darren Allan

    China is turning up the heat in its antitrust probe into Microsoft, with the authorities laying down a deadline for Redmond to respond regarding allegations of the software giant unfairly leveraging its products. The State Administration for Industry and…
  • Yo, about that security! We're good, right?

    2 September 2014, 2:30 am by: Amit Cohen

    In case you haven't heard of Yo, it's the latest breakout mobile app to go viral. Despite its single-feature capability, or perhaps because of it, the app struck a chord and rocketed to the top of Apple's App Store. Even Yo's own developers describe the app as…
  • Firefox 32 FINAL released for desktop, shows off HTTP caching improvements and other minor tweaks

    2 September 2014, 1:00 am by: Nick Peers

    Mozilla has released Firefox 32.0 FINAL for desktop, with Firefox for Android 32.0 due to follow. While there are a lot of changes to both desktop and mobile builds, Firefox 32 doesn’t throw up any standout new features, instead concentrating on tweaks…
  • Fear: The biggest barrier to change for IT

    1 September 2014, 10:00 pm by: Darren Allan

    A new piece of research has found that while IT budgets may have grown over the last year, companies are still holding back from making changes in IT policy due to a lack of resources, and a fear of possible downtime. Software testing and quality experts SQS…
  • Apple finally opens up about why it rejects certain apps

    1 September 2014, 7:33 pm by: Mark Wilson

    It may have been something of an unknown quantity for years now. Just why was a particular app denied entry to the App Store? Now Apple -- the company so famed for its secrecy -- has finally laid its cards on the table and revealed the most common reasons apps…
  • Microsoft raises Azure availability, lowers prices

    1 September 2014, 5:24 pm by: Barclay Ballard

    Microsoft has announced service enhancements and a reduced price scheme for its Azure SQL database, as a result of customer feedback. Microsoft has now promised to deliver a service-level agreement (SLA) of 99.99 percent availability, equivalent to a downtime…
  • Goodbye Windows, I'm sticking with Chrome OS

    1 September 2014, 4:07 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    Earlier this summer I wrote about moving to a Chromebook -- I'm working from my porch and I want something easily portable. I stated at the time that I was not sure where things would lead when the weather took a turn for the cooler. In previous years I've…
  • BBC aims to make programming sexy with new coding TV shows for kids

    1 September 2014, 3:01 pm by: Mark Wilson

    The BBC is looking to create a new generation of code monkeys with a programming push in schools throughout England. Of all the subjects available to study at school, computer science, IT, computing (call it what you will) isn’t exactly, you know, sexy and…
  • Microsoft lifts 2GB file size limit for some OneDrive users

    1 September 2014, 1:11 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Cloud storage continues to increase in popularity, and as more and more demands are made of the various services that are available, limitations are easy to spot. One limitation that has irked OneDrive users for some time is the fact that it is only possible…
  • Instantly generate sketched characters with DrawWiz

    1 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Mike Williams

    DrawWiz is an easy-to-use app, Windows and Mac program which instantly generates professional sketches of female cartoon characters. There's no artistic ability required, fortunately. The app provides hundreds of pre-drawn elements -- situations, face shapes,…

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