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TechUK: Gov has bold ambitions for technology sector

Opinion 15 May, 2015 Julian David

Trade body CEO welcomes Conservatives' track record on tech, but says there's uncertainty over Europe

iPad Air 3 release date tipped for November 2015

Rumours 15 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

Apple’s next flagship tablet may be dubbed ‘iPad 7’, instead of the assumed ‘iPad Air 3’

Android for Work review

Reviews 15 May, 2015 Kat Orphanides

Android for Work introduces some brilliant mobile device management features but feels rough around the edges

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iPad Mini 4: Release date, rumours and specs

Rumours 15 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

The new iPad Mini 4 could launch in October 2015

Oracle adds analytics capabilities to Hadoop

News 15 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Firm lets users analyse geospatial data, and do it inside Hadoop or NoSQL

Intel Broadwell release date - Broadwell to come to desktop PCs in June

Rumours 15 May, 2015 Khidr Suleman Joe Curtis Adam Shepherd Rene Millman

5th generation Core processors promise up to 90 minutes extra battery life

BT

BT should open up dark fibre to rivals, says Ofcom

News 15 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Regulator wants rivals to have more freedom using BT’s data network

Reddit cracks down on site-wide bullying

News 15 May, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Social news site introduces harassment policy

2.4m homes connected to superfast broadband

News 15 May, 2015 Clare Hopping

BDUK says the gains have been made via an investment of £146 per home

Skills gap

Skills gap listed as major challenge in Hadoop takeup

News 15 May, 2015 Clare Hopping

Research by Gartner said only 26 per cent of respondents claim to be either deploying, piloting or experimenting with Hadoop

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Best Windows Phone apps for 2015

Best 14 May, 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

SMBs are adopting 4G too slowly, moans Vodafone

News 14 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

Mobile operator urges businesses to upgrade networks, as survey reveals 64% aren't on 4G

Making a VoIP call?

Three provides UK network to SIM-only operator

News 14 May, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Californian company FreedomPop provides entry-level bundles of text, voice and data at no cost

Standard Chartered to provide Jive collaboration tool to 90,000 employees

Case Studies 14 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

The bank wanted a modern tool for its young staff, who are spread out over 70 countries

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Google ‘must open up over right to be forgotten'

News 14 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Academics’ open letter calls on the search giant to be more transparent about how it handles such requests

US House votes to stop NSA’s mass surveillance

News 14 May, 2015 Adam Shepherd

USA Freedom Act passed by House of Representatives with overwhelming support

IT Pro Panel: How the IoT will change your business

In-depth 14 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Our panel of experts discusses the pros and cons of the Internet of Things

Sage Life collaboration tool embraces devices and wearables

News 14 May, 2015 Clare Hopping

Salesforce and Sage have partnered up to offer a total collaboration and social ecosystem for businesses

VM user? Watch out for Venom...

News 14 May, 2015 Clare Hopping

The exploit affects virtual machines including Xen, KVM, and native QEMU platforms

Share your cyber breach data, urges ex-Bank of England CISO

News 13 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Q&A with Bivonas Law advisor Don Randall

Update key

Windows 10: Patch Tuesday is not dead

Analysis 13 May, 2015 Davey Winder

Forget the reports that it's the end of Patch Tuesday, and say hello to Windows Update for Business, says Davey Winder

TechUK rails against “dumb” immigration policy

News 13 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Trade body says skills-focused immigration and staying in the EU will help UK start-ups flourish

Reskill to avoid AI redundancy, experts say

In-depth 13 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

A panel of experts has spoken about the impact artificial intelligence could have on business

Google refuses to touch 59% of "right to be forgotten" links

News 13 May, 2015 Nicole Kobie

Google's link removal rate drops from 50% to 41% one year since legislation introduced

UK Oracle User Group unveils new president

News 13 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Linda Barker has 17 years’ experiencing implementing Oracle systems

Digital Britain

Tories' anti-encryption stance 'may spark exodus of tech start-ups'

Analysis 13 May, 2015 Nicole Kobie

Brighton-based Ind.ie will leave the UK over the government's anti-encryption and surveillance plans

Outsourcers ‘bungle SAP customisations’

News 13 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Run simple? Not likely, say researchers who’ve uncovered poor SAP customisation jobs

Acquistion

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4bn to take on Google

News 13 May, 2015 Clare Hopping

The telecoms company will use the purchase to leverage its presence in mobile video and advertising

Microsoft opens up Skype Translator preview to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users

In-depth 13 May, 2015 Khidr Suleman Clare Hopping

Skype Translator Preview extended to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users

Apple Watch will be the birthplace of the killer app for business: Citrix CEO

News 12 May, 2015 Jane McCallion

Simple developer platform will encourage greater experimentation, says Mark Templeton

retail shops

John Lewis sees huge growth after partnership with Tech City start-up

Case Studies 12 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

BookingBug partnership has pushed John Lewis’ new omnichannel appointments platform ahead of schedule

IT skills gap 'is harming innovation'

News 12 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

BT and SMBs complain at dearth of skills - citing cybersecurity as a big issue

Google records 11 accidents in 1.7m driverless car miles

News 12 May, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Project director Chris Urmson boasts about Google's safety record

BT

BT warns Openreach sell-off could harm broadband rollout

News 12 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Any move by Ofcom to separate BT’s network arm could damage superfast broadband coverage

Symantec finds Breaking Bad-themed ransomware

News 12 May, 2015 Adam Shepherd

Better call Saul, because these hackers may have encrypted your data

Data breaches ‘will cost $2.1 trillion by 2019’

News 12 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

Juniper Research warns costs will hurt SMBs the most

Internet usage doubles in 10 years, Ofcom reveals

News 12 May, 2015 Clare Hopping

Those aged over 16 spend an average of 20 hours and 30 minutes online each week

Payments start-up Droplet crowdfunds £575,000

News 11 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

The mobile banking firm is offering a free alternative to transferring money through banks

Google 'to give Android users better security controls'

Rumours 11 May, 2015 Caroline Preece

Search giant may give mobile users better app permissions controls

RSPB deploys SAS tools to protect endangered species

Case Studies 11 May, 2015 Joe Curtis

The society throws Big Data into SAS to find the best way to save at-risk birds