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Free train Wi-Fi for all from 2017

News 12 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

The £48m project could see 75% of train journeys made on Wi-Fi enabled trains in two years' time

Microsoft working to fix Outlook encryption flaw

News 12 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company said it will be finding a solution to the iOS and Android bugs causing corporate data policies to be ignored

Apple makes $850m solar energy commitment in California

News 11 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Apple will use solar energy to power retail stores, datacentres and office spaces

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Hitachi Data Systems to buy Pentaho to strengthen IoT proposition

News 11 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hitachi believes Pentaho’s open analytics platform will help customers tackle big data issues

Driverless car trials get green light from UK government

News 11 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Self-driving car tests will begin in Greenwich, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Coventry following Department for Transport approval

EE to invest £1.5bn in 4G network expansion to rural areas

News 11 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Mobile operator sets out network investment plans up to 2017

Microsoft hints at ‘Windows 365’ subscription service

News 11 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Microsoft has filed to trademark ‘Windows 365’, sparking speculation that it’s planning a subscription service

Government

UK government outlines "one digital platform" vision for local councils

News 11 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Ed Vaizey suggests one digital platform to rule them all in local government

London tech scene getting boosts from US investors

News 11 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Boris Johnson will present to US investors in the hope of securing more funding for 22 UK-based tech companies

UK motor industry wants more support for driverless car tech

News 11 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The IMI is concerned changes to the Highway Code could have adverse consequences for the motoring industry

iPad Air 2 vs iPad Air: Reasons I'd buy the original

Reviews 10 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Save over £100 with the iPad Air, whilst getting the same battery life and solid performance

OS X Yosemite review: Top 10 features to use

News 10 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Yosemite brings Continuity, encourages disk-level encryption & improves HTML5 compatibility

Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series

Reviews 10 Feb, 2015 Mike Jennings

Find out how the Core M hybrid stacks up in terms of performance and battery life...

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Google to put accurate health information in search results

News 10 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Google is introducing fact-checked medical advice and information in search results

Some Windows 10 features won't be included on Lumia phones

News 10 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Some Lumia phones with less memory will not be able to use all of Windows 10's features

Cameron's pledge to ban encryption "catastrophic" for exports

News 10 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Ed Vaizey urges tech industry to meet government halfway on encryption issue

Gartner: CIOs to spend 40% of time running IT

News 10 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Analyst firm finds IT budgets rising in the UK, but urges CIOs to forge links with the business

Qualcomm slapped with $975m fine by Chinese regulators

News 10 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Chipmaker found to have abused its position as market leader

Home Office publishes hacking guidelines for spooks

News 10 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

MI5 and MI6’s hacking practices made public as government opens consultation on spying

Anonymous

Anonymous hacks ISIS-affiliated Facebook & Twitter accounts

News 10 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Hacking collective declares open season on social media accounts linked to Islamic extremists

Hacker

Online trolls threatened with ASBO-style social media bans

News 10 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

MPs are campaigning for tougher rules for those who bully others online

ARM buys Internet of Things security company Offspark

News 10 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The collaboration will help ARM build its IoT platform, scheduled to launch later this year

Lenovo: Chromebooks are winning over the enterprise

News 9 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Lenovo says no-one's doing BYOD, and Windows 8 has hurt Microsoft's device strategy

Facebook and LinkedIn join forces to support women in tech

News 9 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Facebook and LinkedIn are teaming up for a mentoring program to encourage women into tech

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UK Parliament moves to safeguard IT support for failing firms

News 9 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Latest Parliamentary proposals could see IT suppliers banned from withdrawing support for failing businesses

Microsoft Office set for Cortana “Work Assistant”

News 9 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Virtual assistant Cortana could soon be a feature of Microsoft Office for Windows Phone

Microsoft Outlook for iOS review

Reviews 9 Feb, 2015 Cliff Joseph

iPhones and iPads finally receive a fully functioning Outlook app

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Social Networking

New Ask.fm owners considered “shutting it down”

News 9 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

New owners of controversial social network Ask.fm admit weighing up their options

Data breach

Anthem data breach: Why the data-centric security message needs resuscitating

Analysis & Insight 9 Feb, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder picks over last week's high-profile Anthem data breach to see what lessons can be learnt from it

TV

Samsung denies Smart TV could eavesdrop on users' conversations

News 9 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

South Korean firm plays down reports of digital snooping, after privacy policy prompts alarm bells

Internet search

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

News 9 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece Rosie Clarke Joe Curtis

Google-appointed council argues that EU directive should be limited to Europe

EE store

EE charges customer £1,200 for sending emoticon-laden texts

News 9 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

All texts featuring smiley faces were converted to picture messages and charged as such

Broadband plugs

Superfast broadband rollout hits 2 million UK homes & businesses

News 9 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Seven pilot schemes will launch today to reach the hardest to reach five per cent of the nation

Surveillance

UK tribunal rules GCHQ's NSA data-sharing deal "unlawful"

News 6 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Civil liberty groups cheer court ruling, but claim there is more work to do

Fujitsu Primergy RX2540 M1

Reviews 6 Feb, 2015 Dave Mitchell

Fujitsu’s latest 2U rack server puts up some stiff competition to Dell and HP

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Capgemini to build €8m EU Big Data portal

News 6 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

European Commission’s Big Data platform will pull in open datasets from 39 European countries

Google Glass sales to stop, with device set for design overhaul

News 6 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Google Glass is being withdrawn from sale, as reports of redesign “from scratch” surface

Ubuntu smartphone European release date due in February

News 6 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Device running the open sourced OS will be manufactured by Spanish firm BQ and cost €170

iOS 8 malware can snoop on messages, photos & location data

News 6 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

iOS spyware can access users' text messages, photos and contact lists

Steve Jobs, robot firefighter & Heroes Reborn: Best of the Web

News 6 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

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