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Week in Review: Dealing with the internet George Agdgdgwngos
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14 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Be careful with social networking – you never know if someone you’re chatting to is who they seem.

Samsung B130 becomes UK’s cheapest phone for a fiver
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14 Nov, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Carphone Warehouse has slashed the price of the Samsung B130 to just £4.95 ahead of Christmas.

IBM brings AMD’s Shanghai to Opteron servers
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14 Nov, 2008
Benny Har-Even

AMD’s ‘Shanghai’ finds a home in IBM servers, as efficiency and power savings take centre stage.

Capita wins £60 million NHS web contract
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14 Nov, 2008
Miya Knights

After speculation over who would take over public digital health services from Dr Foster Intelligence, the outsourcer has signed a £60-million, three-year deal.

US ISP’s set to battle net neutrality bill
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14 Nov, 2008
Reuters

Larger ISPs will push against proposed neutrality bill, claiming current regulation is sufficient.

IBM System x3455
IBM System x3455
Reviews
13 Nov, 2008
Dave Mitchell

IBM’s System x3455 targets HPC and compute node duties and offers a fine hardware package in the process, but is it the best choice?

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Worldwide spam spewing server taken down
News
13 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Many vendors saw a big decrease in detected spam after a rogue US server went offline – but it’s only a short-lived victory.

Five biometric technologies businesses could use
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13 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Could fingerprint and retina biometrics be rendered out of date by new tech such as vein pattern recognition?

3 unveils INQ 1 Facebook phone
INQ 1
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13 Nov, 2008
Chris Green

The first handset from the new INQ phone maker features online and offline Facebook browsing integrated with social media and messaging services.

Telecos should partner with Google
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13 Nov, 2008
Janae Olinger

Google is traditionally a market disruptor, but telecos could benefit, says Gartner.

Mini 7in DisplayLink USB monitors introduced
Nanovision DisplaLink monitors
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13 Nov, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Small LCD displays provide an easy way of extending desktop real estate and offer simple installation thanks to DisplayLink technology.

BCS: Women disappearing from IT
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13 Nov, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Women IT workers leave the industry and never come back - but it's time for that to change, says the British Computer Society.

BT to cut 10,000 jobs
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13 Nov, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Blaming its Global Services division for bringing the rest of the group down, the telecom giant says it will cut 6,000 contractor roles and 4,000 BT-based roles by March 2009.

Verizon sets date and pricing for Blackberry Storm
Blackberry Bold
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13 Nov, 2008
Reuters IT Pro

US Blackberry fans will have to fork out nearly $200 for their Storm on Verizon, while UK Vodafone customers will get phone for free on contract.

Intel alarms markets with earnings cut
Intel
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13 Nov, 2008
Reuters IT Pro

The chip maker has slashed its fourth quarter forecast by up to $1.9 billion, sending tech shares down across the board.

New Windows Live will unify web services
Windows Live
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13 Nov, 2008
Reuters

The planned overhaul of Microsoft’s mainstream web service will see email, IM and apps integrated into a single environment.

Dell CTO quits
Dell
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13 Nov, 2008
Reuters

Kevin Kettler, the chief technology officer at the PC maker and a 13-year veteran of the company, steps down at the end of the year.

Google adds on-demand updates to Site Search
Google
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13 Nov, 2008
Reuters

New feature will let businesses control when Google's Site Search scans for new pages and changes.

AMD unveils 'Shanghai' Opteron
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13 Nov, 2008
Benny Har-Even

“Shanghai heals the wounds of Barcelona”, claims AMD as company promises to hit the ground running with its next-gen Opteron processor for servers.

Microsoft announces server support for SMBs
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12 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Windows Server 2008 versions generally available for small to medium sized businesses.

Top 10 tips for green IT
In-depth
12 Nov, 2008
Matthew Sparkes

We run down the top 10 ways to cut energy use and green up your business technology.

AVG anti-virus stopped Windows XP from booting
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12 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Last weekend, some users had their Windows XP systems crippled after AVG anti-virus software deleted a crucial system file.

Nortel cuts 1,300 more jobs
News
12 Nov, 2008
Janae Olinger

Job cuts are only a part of the plan to restructure the company.

BCS calls for culture change to keep women in IT
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12 Nov, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The British Computer Society believes companies need to consider the needs of all their employees and make them feel accepted at work.

BlackBerry Bold gets Missing Sync for Mac support
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12 Nov, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Users can now boldly go where no Mac has gone before, as Mark/Space adds BlackBerry Bold support to its popular Missing Sync application.

Patch Tuesday fixes “Dead Cow Cult” exploit
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12 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

It's a quiet Microsoft patch month, but an expert reveals the history of one of the flaws that's being fixed.

Video: Gmail adds voice and video chat
News
12 Nov, 2008
Janae Olinger

Google's Gmail has added video and voice chat right into the email service.

Photos: Nokia releases mass market E63
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12 Nov, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Nokia follows up the E71 with the mass market E63, combining corporate mail and social networking features into a lower-cost handset.

Acer tops HP in European PC sales
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12 Nov, 2008
Nicole Kobie

While netbooks help boost the market, shipments of desktops are starting to slide, according to Gartner.

OLPC’s XO laptop comes to Europe
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12 Nov, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The Give One Get One programme will finally let Europeans pick up the XO while donating another to a child in the developing world.

BBC website hit by Denial of Service attack
News
12 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Even one of the UK's most popular websites can't escape Denial of Service attacks, which are reaching ever higher levels of traffic.

Flexible working could save staff £500 a year
News
12 Nov, 2008
Maggie Holland

Microsoft champions ‘off-peak chic’ as a positive financial by-product of flexible working.

Support price hikes will put pressure on SAP users
SAP
News
12 Nov, 2008
Chris Green

With the first of a series of planned support price rises due at the end of the year, the SAP User Group has been working with SAP to broker a user-friendly solution.

Nokia studies traffic with GPS-enabled mobiles
News
11 Nov, 2008
Maggie Holland

The handset maker has launched a research project that uses data from car drivers to help ease congestion.

GFI MailArchiver 6 for Exchange review
Reviews
11 Nov, 2008
Roger Howorth

Ever lost an email? That really important one you deleted a year ago? As GFI takes its Mail Archiver application to version 6, we take it for a spin.

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Five ways businesses can improve by social networking
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11 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

The credit crunch getting you down? Here are five ways to get your staff working more efficiently just by using social networking tools.

New router from Cisco claims fast web speeds
News
11 Nov, 2008
Reuters

Cisco said that internet traffic will double every two years until 2012.

Vodafone cuts full-year outlook
News
11 Nov, 2008
Stuart Turton

Vodafone also announced plans to cut £1 billion in costs, but wouldn't say whether job cuts were likely.

Enterprises eye open source and Web 2.0
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11 Nov, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Open source solutions are becoming more of an option for businesses.

Opera Mini 4.2 beta unveiled
News
11 Nov, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Latest version adds new features, such as desktop to mobile syncing, and improves YouTube performance.