Windows 9: 10 Features we want to see


With the Windows 9 release date looming, here are the top features we want to see

iPhone 6 will not feature reversible USB cables, reports claim


Apple is rumoured to be introducing a redesigned power adapter with the release of the iPhone 6

Amazon snaps up Twitch for $970 million in cash


Twitch turns down Google as it wants to retain independence

Internet Explorer

Microsoft facing Chinese antitrust probe over Media Player & IE distribution


Software giant finds itself at centre of another investigation into its competitive behaviour

Google must add steering wheels and brake pedals to self-driving cars


California's Department of Motor Vehicles says the cars aren't safe in their current form


Sony PlayStation network knocked offline by cyber attack


The Sony PlayStation network was targeted in a DDoS attack

multi-channel retail

Regent Street Beacon Project rolled out to 120 retailers


Regent Street shoppers reaping benefits of personalised smartphone offers and alerts

The internet of things

Mini-wireless sensors to help smartphones monitor household items


European start-up Estimote debuts mini-wireless sensors for the home


London SMBs suffer sluggish broadband speeds


CEBR research suggest the capitals SMBs are failing to get a good return on their comms investments

MacBook Pro 13in vs Surface Pro 3 review: Which is better?


OS X and Windows 8.1 battle it out to see is if the hybrid is better than the laptop

Internet search

Google “right to be forgotten”: Everything you need to know


Google has begun to remove search results under the “right to be forgotten” ruling.


Windows Phone popularity set to outstrip BlackBerry in UK


Microsoft is on course to overtake BlackBerry as third most popular OS in the UK with the Windows Phone

Security weakness uncovered in Android, Windows & iOS by researchers


A team of engineers have identified a serious security weakness in phones across iOS, Android and Windows

Windows logo

Windows 9 developer launch date set for 30 September


The update will include design tweaks and the re-introduction of the Smart Menu


Opera Mini now default browser on budget Windows devices


The browser to be pre-installed on the company's Nokia Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms

UPS data breach: Customer payment card details compromised


Parcel delivery firm confirms data breach following malware attack on 51 of its 4,500 US stores

App store

Online spending: Taking up the £100bn opportunity

Analysis & Insight

Online retail spending continues to grow rapidly. Businesses that are not prepared will be leaving money on the table

Spam email

ICO raids Welsh claims management firm over nuisance text alerts


Data protection watchdog said raid will help it ascertain whether or not to take enforcement action

HTC One M8 Windows Phone: Further release date information


Despite being announced as a Verizon exclusive, the HTC Windows Phone will hit more carriers including AT&T

Introducing the Cloud Pro app


Download the app on Android or iOS devices to keep up to date with cloud news, reviews, analysis and insight

iPad Air 2 tipped to receive 2GB RAM boost


Apple will be adding to the RAM of its next-generation 9.7-inch iPad, increasing it to 2GB in line with various Android

Hypercat gets £1.6m extra funding for Internet of Things work


Hypercat’s work to develop an open standard for the internet of things is to receive additional funding from the UK Gove

Cyber security

GCHQ to test UK citizens' ability to prevent cyber attacks


Surveillance service teams up with Cyber Security Challenge to help uncover new infosecurity experts

University students targeted by smartphone fraudsters


The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit sounds alarm after mobile phone fraudsters leave university students out of pocket


Twitter changes policy on removing pictures of deceased


The social network says family members can request the removal of pictures - as long as they can prove they are related


BYOD policies in local government explored


Some local governments are further ahead than others with BYOD, research finds

Lenovo launches first budget laptop


Lenovo has unveiled its first low-cost laptop in a bid to take on rival budget models

OS X Yosemite beta 6 now available


OS X 10.10 introduces tight integration with iPads and iPhones, with a sixth beta version now available for users to try

iOS 8 beta 6 given to carrier partners for testing


After a sixth beta for iOS 8 did not appear with the latest OS X Yosemite beta, we learn that it is being tested by carr

O2 reinvents ice-cream van with first ever 4G app-trackable fleet


Small businesses are encouraged to upgrade their systems with cloud-based tech

Hospital IT

Heartbleed bug reportedly behind major Community Health Systems data breach


Patients' social security numbers, names, addresses and more all compromised by internet bug

Google reveals driverless cars made to go over speed limit


Google engineer says self-driving cars have been designed to exceed to speed limit on purpose


WatchGuard Firebox T10 review


Is the Firebox T10 the best featured small business security appliance on the market?

3D printing five years away from becoming mainstream tech


Gartner claims the technology is still some years away from becoming widely adopted

iOS ad-hijacker malware hits 75,000 jailbroken devices


Security researcher shines a light on iOS malware risks

Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board as NBA season approaches


Former Microsoft CEO will devote time to running LA Clippers and teaching

success/failure sign

EE named as best UK network by Rootmetrics


EE provides the best service across all categories including mobile internet, according to survey

Exit doors

Let's play IT security Buzzword Bingo

Analysis & Insight

A report into the threats employees pose to data security has Davey Winder up in arms this week...

Internet Explorer

Microsoft looks to recapture market share with Internet Explorer 12


Microsoft may release Internet Explorer 12 alongside Windows 9 in an attempt to snare back users

OS X Yosemite beta 6 released by Apple


The sixth beta release of OS X Yosemite has been released to developers, without a concurrent iOS 8 update