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  • 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…
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is here -- Linux fans, download now!

    23 October 2014, 6:20 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    Not only is Ubuntu one of the most user-friendly Linux distributions, but it also gets many timely releases. Say what you want about it, but the overall experience is second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Ubuntu to both Linux beginners and experts…
  • Bluesmart debuts its intelligent 21st Century suitcase

    23 October 2014, 5:51 pm by: Ed Oswald

    There are a few things that annoy the modern jet-setter more than anything. It is those pesky baggage restrictions for some. For others, it’s the airline’s uncanny ability to lose your luggage at the most inopportune times. Or maybe its those pesky TSA…
  • Android Wear update adds GPS support as Sony SmartWatch 3 orders open

    23 October 2014, 5:32 pm by: Mark Wilson

    There are now a lot of smartwatches to choose from, and many of them need to be tethered to a phone to function properly. Google today rolls out an update to Android Wear that adds support for watches with a GPS sensor, meaning that it will be possible to…
  • Apple Pay really is that easy, and game changing

    23 October 2014, 1:53 pm by: Ed Oswald

    When Tim Cook stood on stage last month to introduce Apple Pay, the typically reserved chief executive could barely contain his excitement. A video plays with a woman in a shoe store. She pulls out her shiny new iPhone 6, places her finger on the Touch ID…
  • 42 percent of American PC users suffer daily or weekly attacks on personal data

    23 October 2014, 1:53 pm by: Mark Wilson

    A new survey conducted by Microsoft shows that more than one in four PC owners in the US is suffering weekly, or even daily, attempts by criminals to gain access to their private data. Microsoft found that 22 percent of tablet users suffered similar data…
  • Google and Oxford University partner for artificial intelligence research

    23 October 2014, 1:16 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    I am a huge fan of artificial intelligence (AI). After all, it is the technology that might eventually make my dream of a realistic robot girlfriend a reality. Sure, many people are wary of this technology, claiming it could lead to machines becoming…
  • Ello pockets $5.5 million, legally pledges to never feature ads

    23 October 2014, 12:48 pm by: Mark Wilson

    Out of nowhere, Ello exploded, ninja-style, into the public eye. The social network shot to fame after Facebook's real name policy sent many users scuttling off in search of a new home, and the spartan, "beautiful" (Ello's word, not mine) social network…

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