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Apple accused of poaching staff from car battery-making rival

News 19 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

A123 Systems claims the iPad maker has lured staff, despite non-compete clauses, to work on its battery plans

HTTP/2 web protocol set to make the internet faster

News 19 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

The first update to HTTP in 15 years receives approval

Facebook reveals virtual reality app plans

News 19 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company will encourage social users to share their experiences and environments with friends

Google at centre of Android antitrust complaint in Russia

News 19 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

A Russian search engine claims Google's inclusion on Android devices breaches competition regulations

Apple secures iPhone virtual reality headset patent

News 18 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Six years after applying for it, Apple's finally secured a patent that could see it move into the realms of virtual reality

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi blasts through 5 million sales mark

News 18 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Handheld board on the way to becoming the most popular British PC of all-time

Big IT suppliers 'should reveal diversity data in public sector bids'

News 18 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Suppliers should submit data on staff gender ratios when bidding on government contracts, says women in enterprise ambassador

Sony forges ahead with SmartEyeglass release

News 18 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Sony has not been dissuaded by the failure of Google Glass, having outlined plans to launch its SmartEyeglass for developers

Yahoo expands Splunk use to gain more Big Data insight from Hadoop

News 18 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hundreds of the search giant’s staff are now using Splunk to get business insights from 600TB of data

Apple Touch ID to work with RBS & Natwest mobile apps

News 18 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Banks claim to be first in UK to offer biometric security to customers

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Researcher bags £8k reward for finding Facebook album delete flaw

News 18 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Security researcher discovered whole photo albums could be deleted from Facebook by outsiders via the Graph API

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Welsh government seeks bids to extend Superfast Cymru broadband scheme

News 18 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Broadband providers can put forward their tenders to help extend the network

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Home Office avoids £224m payout over Raytheon e-Borders deal

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

High Court orders US defence firm’s claim of unlawful contract termination to be heard by new tribunal

Money

UK government "wastes" £100m on cancelled IT projects

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

TaxPayers’ Alliance figures reveal Ministry of Justice as biggest waster in 2013/14

CeBIT 2015: Get your free ticket

News 17 Feb, 2015 IT Pro

CeBIT 2015 is Europe's biggest technology trade show. We detail how to claim your free ticket...

Apple doubles iOS apps size limit

News 17 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Apple has raised the size limit on iOS apps from 2GB to 4GB

Appoint tech minister to drive digital UK, say Lords

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

House of Lords Digital Skills Committee warns that 10% of UK workforce must have top digital skills by 2020

LG execs charged with "damaging" Samsung washing machines

News 17 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Head of LG's home appliances accused of vandalising four machines ahead of IFA

Lenovo ThinkServer RD550 review - Bringing the fight to Dell & HP

Reviews 17 Feb, 2015 Dave Mitchell

Lenovo’s latest Gen5 ThinkServers change the game

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Surface Pro 4 launch date rumours hint at autumn 2015 release

News 17 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 tablet could be available in a variety of sizes

UK government kicks-off Universal Credit roll out

News 17 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Government’s welfare IT system ‘to reach 150 job centres by April’

Hacker hands

Kaspersky uncovers hard drive hackers with Stuxnet links

News 17 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

The Equation Group is believed to have been infecting machines for 20 years

Hacking

Lizard Squad owns up to Xbox and Daybreak Games attacks

News 17 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The hacking group took down the two gaming services on Sunday night

Security bugs

Google's Project Zero bug reporting rules softened

News 17 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company will now not include public holidays on the countdown and will offer a 14-day grace period

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Report calls for ‘eBay-style’ online courts for small claims

News 16 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

HM Courts & Tribunals Service could create a website for minor civil claims

social media

How to get social media right for your business

Analysis & Insight 16 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Want to attract as many customers as possible to your business? If you're not following these tips, you're doing it all wrong

How Intel's revamped IT dept helped generate record revenue

News 16 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Intel shows the value of using the latest analytics, mobile, collaboration and cloud tools

Amazon delivery drones grounded by FAA's new aviation rules

News 16 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

FAA says drones can’t fly at night, and must be within sight of their operators at all times

Cloud security

Why Box hasn't solved the cloud encryption conundrum

Analysis & Insight 16 Feb, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder takes a closer look at Box's recent cloud data encryption push and finds the vendor still has some work to do

Cyber criminals steal '$1 billion' from banks around world

News 16 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Kaspersky warns of ongoing hacker threat stealing $10m a time from banks

Apple reportedly wants to build self-driving car

News 16 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company has turned to car manufacturers and parts suppliers to see how a driverless car could work

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Barack Obama wants US firms to share knowledge about cyber threats

News 16 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The US president has signed an executive order encouraging companies to share information with federal government

British Gas to pay £44m for AlertMe in Hive brand expansion

News 13 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

British Gas is set to acquire UK Internet of Things company AlertMe, a specialist in home automation

Porn

New law makes 'revenge porn' illegal

News 13 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping Caroline Preece

People caught circulating sexual photos of others without permission could be punished with two-year prison sentence

Spider-Man, perfect popcorn & House of Cards: Best of the Web

News 13 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

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

Panasonic Toughbooks incoming with up to 18 hours of battery life

News 13 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Semi-rugged notebook with 5th Gen Core power & plenty of customisation potential

Internet search

Google VP leads calls for web content preservation

News 13 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Vint Cerf fears our digital lives could disappear in the years to come, leaving historians with a 21st century "black hole"

Virgin Media plunges £3bn into Project Lightning broadband rollout

News 13 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Project Lightning will increase Virgin's reach to 17 million premises, but rural areas won't be a priority

Offline

City of London Police knock 2,000 counterfeit good sites offline

News 13 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

City of London Police's IP enforcement unit hails latest work to shut down sites selling fake goods

Cyber security

Whitehall to hire 50 cyber security apprentices

News 13 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new recruits will learn incident response, risk management and digital forensics skills