Latest

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

Sony Pictures hack: Co-chair Amy Pascal quits over leaked emails

News 6 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly Joe Curtis

NSA saw Sony Pictures attack originate from North Korea hackers' computers, claims New York Times

Governments accused of using hacked data to spy on people

News 6 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

According to leaked documents, governmental organisations in the UK, US and Canada are making use of hacked intel

Internet Explorer

Windows 7/8.1 users warned of new Internet Explorer 11 flaw

News 6 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The flaw was uncovered by security researchers and demonstrates how hackers can hijack websites

health

US health insurer Anthem hit by massive data breach

News 5 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Staff, clients and former customers at risk of identity theft in wake of breach

Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet now available in the UK for £326

News 5 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

We take a look at the top 5 features of the enterprise tablet

Apple HealthKit rolled out to hospitals

News 5 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Hospitals in the US are starting to use Apple technology to help monitor patients’ health

Synology DiskStation DS3615xs review

Reviews 5 Feb, 2015 Dave Mitchell

Synology’s mighty desktop NAS appliance delivers performance and features in abundance

4
Data centre

Atos starts software-defined outsourcing service

News 5 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Firm claims to be first to launch digital datacentre outsourcing services

BT Tower

BT to buy EE: How should CIOs respond?

Analysis & Insight 5 Feb, 2015 Stephen Pritchard

BT agrees a £12.5bn deal to buy mobile operator EE, and re-enters the mobile fray

London

London’s Tech City expands outside of capital

News 5 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Tech City has grown beyond London on account of an increase in digital technology businesses across the UK

Twitter

Twitter to let Google include tweets in search results

News 5 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

The social network is seeking more visibility after CEO admits trolls are costing it core users

Silk Road trial: Ross Ulbricht found guilty

News 5 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Ulbricht's mother claims trial wasn't fair, defence intends to appeal

BT

BT agrees to buy EE for £12.5bn

News 5 Feb, 2015 Rene Millman Caroline Donnelly

BT ends speculation about possible O2 acquisition by confirming plans to buy EE

Office apps for Windows 10 now available to preview

News 5 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Touch versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint available to download on PCs & tablets

Tesco

Tesco Bank tech problems block users from accounts

News 5 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

One in 20 of the bank's customers were unable to access online services

Facebook keyboard

EU taskforce to fight new Facebook privacy policy

News 5 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The social network allows the sharing of data with other services including Instagram

Tube

TfL pays Atos £6m as part of move to a SIAM model

News 4 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Transport body impressed with outsourcer’s experience in handling service desk operations

Microsoft supercharges Yammer with Android Wear & Handoff support

News 4 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Collaboration tool now works with smartwatches

Francis Maude

Government-as-a-Platform: What it means for public sector IT procurement

News 4 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Whitehall sets out plans to prototype three common IT platforms to improve public services

Intel acquiring Lantiq to support Internet of Things efforts

News 4 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Intel is in talks to acquire German broadband company, Lantiq, to stay ahead in Internet of Things market

Court

Veeam claims victory in Symantec patent battle

News 4 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Backup rivals near end of three-year backup product court case

Broadband speed dial

Government "must commit" to broadband targets for UK rural not spots

News 4 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Report calls on government specify a broadband delivery deadline for final 5 per cent of UK

Android Lollipop: Why is no-one using it?

News 4 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Adoption of Google’s new Android operating system hits just 1.6 per cent after three months

Dell PowerEdge R730 review

Reviews 4 Feb, 2015 Dave Mitchell

Is the PowerEdge R730 Dell’s most versatile 2U rack server yet?

5

Google offers security flaw hunters $3,000 bounty

News 4 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

The company has already given out rewards of $4,000,000 to security researchers since 2010

Adobe Flash

Adobe releases third unscheduled Flash security update

News 4 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Software giant forced to act following discovery of flaw affecting video sharing site Dailymotion

Revenge porn website operator found guilty in US

News 3 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Californian man convicted of identity theft and extortion for running revenge porn websites

Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay is back, but for how long?

News 3 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Notorious file-sharing site reappears online, but claims suggest FBI is logging IPs

Databases

MongoDB to give customers three engines to power apps

News 3 Feb, 2015

Third iteration of NoSQL database to let customers choose between engine types for different workloads

Cortado Corporate Server 7.2 review

Reviews 3 Feb, 2015 Kat Orphanides Andrew Webb

Mobile Device Management on your own server, focused on Apple and Samsung hardware

3
digital padlocks

Why are security vendors faking digital certificates?

Analysis & Insight 3 Feb, 2015 Davey Winder

Davey Winder shares his thoughts on the tricky subject of using digital certificates

Uber & Google to go head-to-head on self-driving cars

News 3 Feb, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Despite investment in Uber, Google is reportedly planning to launch its own taxi-hailing app

Government publishes digital infrastructure map in bid to tackle mobile not spots

News 3 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Whitehall hopes to improve connectivity by publishing map of the UK's current digital infrastructure

mobile network

Ofcom pledges to improve mobile signals around UK

News 3 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will work with the government to boost coverage to 90 per cent of the UK by 2017

Encryption

Government encryption proposals blasted as "absurd"

News 3 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Email security expert Phil Zimmermann has criticised Cameron's man-in-the-middle, end-to-end encryption plans

Raspberry Pi 2 review

Reviews 2 Feb, 2015 Gareth Halfacree

Raspberry Pi Foundation finally gives users the hardware boost they crave

4
Mark Samuels

Why being top of the table could really matter

Analysis & Insight 2 Feb, 2015 Mark Samuels

This week Mark Samuels reveals why leaders should sit up and take notice of lists...