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Cyber security not a priority for SMBs, research shows

News 26 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Gov study finds small businesses failing to protect themselves against cyber crime hacks

Bank of England investigates launch of Bitcoin-like digital currency

News 26 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Report outlines benefits of central banks adopting digital currencies to speed up payments

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Bigger is best: why phablets are on the rise

Analysis & Insight 26 Feb, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

Larger smartphones – including the iPhone 6+ and Samsung's Galaxy Note – are taking sales from smartphones and tablet

IBM and ARM collaborate on IoT Starter Kit

News 26 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The tie-up will offer businesses a means to develop prototypes of new smart devices

Apple charged £348m in iTunes patent dispute

News 26 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

iPhone maker loses claim filed by Texas-based Smartflash relating to the way it stores iTunes content

Money

Whitehall beats 25% SMB spend target, but direct spending declines

News 25 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Supplier and expert claim large suppliers still dominate, with most SMB spend going through them

Outlook.com support for Facebook & Google Chat axed by Microsoft

News 25 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Microsoft is dropping Facebook and Google Chat support from Outlook.com, and pushing Skype as an alternative

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Europol shuts down Ramnit botnet that infected 3.2m PCs

News 25 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Europol leads operation to knock five-year-old botnet out of action

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HP innovation 'being undercut by legacy decline'

News 25 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hewlett-Packard reports weak quarter as it prepares to split into two companies

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UK BlackBerry usage drops to under 1m

News 25 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

The number of UK mobile customers using BlackBerry handsets has dropped significantly

Reddit vows to take down revenge porn posts

News 25 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Social forum will pull nude pictures if victims say they were posted without consent

NSA & GCHQ SIM card hack: Gemalto denies encryption keys stolen through hack

News 25 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman Caroline Donnelly

Special mobile unit was set up in 2010 to steal encryption keys

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Facebook hit with fresh wave of data protection complaints

News 25 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

This time the social networking giant comes under fire from Belgian data privacy watchdog

Google chairman to meet with EU chief over antitrust case

News 25 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company's CEO will meet Europe's anti-trust chief next week to decide on forward actions

Shropshire Council ditches BlackBerrys for Lumias

News 24 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Authority using Microsoft to achieve its one user, one device strategy

Huawei preps 4.5G for 2016 launch

News 24 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Firm promising up to 1Gbps speeds and 10ms latency

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IoT cyber threat to increase focus on security, says Gartner

News 24 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

More large companies will set up defences against cybersecurity attacks by 2018, says Gartner

Lenovo CTO to create “concrete" Superfish attack plan

News 24 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

The device maker wants to take advice from its harshest critics and security experts to repair damage

Judge quashes Android app anti-trust case against Google

News 24 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Search giant not harming customers by preinstalling its services on Android devices, court rules

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Ordnance Survey opens up map data in digital innovation boost

News 24 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

OpenMaps will allow people to dig into detailed location and mapping data, creating better apps

AMD's Carizzo APU promises performance & efficiency gains

News 24 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

28nm chip to support HSA 1.0 and H.265 standards

Is the Dark Web safe? How Silk Road's takedown could harm online law enforcement

News 23 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly Joe Curtis

Conviction of Silk Road mastermind will fragment Dark Web criminals' activity, warns report

LG to launch four new Android devices at MWC

News 23 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

LG will launch four new mid-range Android handsets at this year’s Mobile World Congress

Internet of Things enterprise adoption rising

News 23 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Adoption of the Internet of Things for businesses is set for huge rise, a new report claims

Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 review

Reviews 23 Feb, 2015 Cliff Joseph

A Windows 8.1 tablet with Office 365 (1-year subscription) available for a bargain £120

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4G: Everything you need to know

Analysis & Insight 23 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

With 4G being rapidly rolled out across the UK, we take a look at the potential benefits and problems that come with it

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Facebook warns of new Superfish threat

News 23 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

The fake security certificate used by the Lenovo-installed adware can be re-used by hackers, says social network

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Apple finally launches free MacBook Pro video repair scheme

News 23 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Consumer electronics giant bows to growing pressure to fix MacBook Pro video issues & random restarts

PowerOffHijack spies on Android, even when devices are off

News 23 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The malicious app makes it appear as if your device is turned off, when it's actually active

iPhone & iPad users at risk of Masque Attack II iOS hack

News 23 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Hack could leave enterprise users open to data theft, claims FireEye researchers

Are these the stars of the future? Techstars Demo Day 2015: 5 ones to watch

Analysis & Insight 20 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Following the 2015 TechStars Demo Day in London, we look at five of the most interesting startups

Dell now accepting Bitcoin payments in the UK

News 20 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Hardware giant is the largest company in the world to accept virtual currency as a payment method

Ofcom wants to cut spectrum licence fees for mobile operators

News 20 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The move means mobile phone networks would pay 10 per cent less to the government a year

Inbox by Gmail now available on iOS, Firefox & Safari

News 20 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The email client is still invite-only but app is now open to more people

Contactless payments at the Olympics

Samsung acquires Apple Pay rival LoopPay

News 19 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Samsung has bought mobile payments company LoopPay, a competitor for Apple Pay

Lenovo stops shipping Superfish adware with consumer devices

News 19 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Superfish adware had potential to make browser data available to hackers

SAP urges startups to join the Big Data bandwagon

News 19 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

The potential of data analytics were discussed at this week’s SAP Startup Forum event in London

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Fail to plan, plan to fail: Firms neglect recovery plans at their peril

Analysis & Insight 19 Feb, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

Despite the clear evidence of the damage caused by IT failures, it seems businesses are still neglecting their business recovery plans

Security flaw

Jamie Oliver's website now confirmed malware-free

News 19 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Malicious exploit problem has now been fixed

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DWP extends HP hosting deal under Accord contract

News 19 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Department is experiencing issues transitioning IT to another hosting service, analyst claims