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Police crackdown on cybercrime nets 57 arrests

News 6 Mar, 2015 Nicole Kobie

National Crime Agency's "strike week" sees police raid dozens of suspected hackers

Bumblebees, Avengers & Facebook AI test: Best of the Web

News 6 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

IT Pro rounds up the best content from around the web this week

Apple Watch release date, price & specs: Facebook tests watch in Apple's secret lab

News 6 Mar, 2015 Khidr Suleman Caroline Preece Caroline Donnelly Adam Shepherd

Apple will release more details on its wearable on 9 March, but apps will concentrate on saving battery life

Laws too slow to keep up with driverless cars, warns Commons

News 6 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

UK automative industry could get overtaken by other those in countries, says report

Minister: we're lucky BT didn't want "quiet life" on broadband rollout

News 6 Mar, 2015 Nicole Kobie

Broadband minister Ed Vaizey says we're lucky to have BT rolling out publicly-funded broadband

Skills gap

BT reveals apprentice and graduate recruitment drive to boost skills

News 6 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

David Cameron has praised the plans, saying the investment is a key element of the UK’s long-term economic plan

Symantec split will occur on April 1st

News 6 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company will separate into two divisions on April Fool's Day

Space!

UK's first spaceport approved, but where will it be?

News 5 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Government confirms spaceport plans, but doesn't disclose where the first will be built

Windows Phone 8

Best Windows Phone apps for 2015

Analysis & Insight 5 Mar, 2015 Rene Millman Caroline Preece

We round up the best and most popular Windows Phone apps to help you decide what’s hot and what’s not for 2015

Could Google be planning two Nexus phones for 2015?

News 5 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Google could be working on two new Nexus smartphones for 2015, reports claim

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Hiring tips from tech's top leaders, from Zuckerberg to Jobs

News 5 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about his hiring rules at the Mobile World Congress

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EU refuses to scrap data roaming charges

News 5 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Holidaymakers face at least three more years of pricey mobile phone tariffs abroad

Lords: Drone flights should be tracked in database

News 5 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Drone committee wants government to establish online database of drone activity you can access with an app

IBM makes Watson even smarter with AlchemyAPI acquisition

News 5 Mar, 2015 Nicole Kobie

Watson supercomputer gets deep-learning boost from AlchemyAPI's machine learning ability

Contactless payments at the Olympics

Google Wallet takes on Apple Pay with transformed Softcard payments service

News 5 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Search giant’s payments service will be preloaded onto Android smartphones

iPad Plus: Release date, rumours and specs

News 5 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Rumours of a larger 12in Apple tablet have recently surfaced, with release slated for 2015

Tinder’s relationship with Rackspace underpins your casual flirting

News 5 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Dating app picks Rackspace’s database-as-a-service to support swiping activity

Mobile World Congress: where innovation comes in flatpack

Analysis & Insight 5 Mar, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

This year's MWC in Barcelona was largely about incremental upgrades... and IKEA furniture

Android

Best Android apps for 2015

Analysis & Insight 5 Mar, 2015 Rene Millman Caroline Preece

We round up the top 10 best Android apps to help you decide what's hot and what's not

SanDisk crushes cost of flash storage with super-cheap all-flash arrays

News 5 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The all-flash arrays will start at less than $1 per gigabyte to offer the benefits of flash at lower costs

Airport

Virgin Atlantic trials Sony SmartWear to boost communication

News 5 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Heathrow-based engineers will get updates on the SmartWatch and take pictures with the SmartEyeglass

What Google's MVNO plans mean for the UK

Analysis & Insight 4 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Can Google offer anything new in an over-saturated UK mobile market?

Government-as-a-Platform provides “fantastic opportunity” for tech industry

News 4 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

TechUK welcomes common IT platforms approach, but recognises suppliers must “do things differently”

Lumia 640 for business: can the Lumia 640 help Microsoft in the enterprise?

Analysis & Insight 4 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL show Microsoft wants to win at enterprise mobility

WordPress

The WordPress CMS isn't insecure – you are!

Analysis & Insight 4 Mar, 2015 Davey Winder

Another vulnerability in WordPress is bad news for the CMS platform

European Commission

EU data protection reform draft “an empty shell”

News 4 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Privacy groups warn the European Council is undermining new data protection laws

Blackphone 2: is it right for your business?

Analysis & Insight 4 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Silent Circle announces business-friendly model of its super-secure Blackphone smartphone

FREAK flaw leaves Apple, Google users at risk

News 4 Mar, 2015 Nicole Kobie

"Zombie" flaw the result of US watering down encryption for export

HTC One M9 release date confirmed for 31 March

News 4 Mar, 2015 Khidr Suleman

HTC also teams up with Valve to create a VR headset

Apple beats Samsung to smartphone glory

News 4 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

The iPhone maker overtook the Korean manufacturer by 3,000 sales in the final quarter of 2014

KitKat still the platform of choice for Android users

News 4 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

Although Lollipop is running on three per cent of devices, KitKat prevails with 41 per cent

Synology RackStation RS815+ review

Reviews 4 Mar, 2015 Dave Mitchell

The RS815+ rack NAS appliance delivers on Synology’s performance promises

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Forbes rich list 2015: Who are the richest tech CEOs?

News 3 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Heads of Uber and Snapchat join the usual suspects in the billionaire's club

TechUK calls for clarity over Gov’s IT procurement strategy

News 3 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Trade body criticises GDS’s decision to condemn tower model without consultation

Is the BlackBerry Leap a step in a right direction?

News 3 Mar, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Mid-range smartphone touts up to 25 hours of battery life with heavy usage

Samsung Galaxy S6 - UK release date confirmed for 10 April

News 3 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece Khidr Suleman

Galaxy S6 to ship with 5.1in Super Amoled display, 16-megapixel camera & Samsung Pay

Nokia teases blistering 5G speeds of 2Gbps

News 3 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

5G network pencilled in to debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

HP splashes out $3bn on network firm Aruba

News 3 Mar, 2015 Clare Hopping

HP plans to dominate the $18bn wireless networking market

Are the curtains closing on Google+?

News 2 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Google’s social network is being split into two products: photos and a ‘social layer’

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Best iPad apps for 2015

Analysis & Insight 2 Mar, 2015 Caroline Preece

Our collection of the best and most popular iPad apps to download in 2015