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Mobile

How much does an iPhone cost to make?

The true cost of devices isn’t in their specifications or hardware, but rather in how manufacturers run their businesses
14 Oct 2019
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Mobile

Google Pixel 3a XL review: More than enough for business use

Google has made cuts in all the right places to make the Pixel 3a XL a no brainer for the office
10 May 2019
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Policy & legislation

Irish Data Protection Commission has questions for Facebook

Plans to merge Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram prompts request for an “urgent briefing”
29 Jan 2019
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A TV licence phishing scam has driven over 5,000 complaints

Action Fraud states that 5,057 people have complained about the phishing attempt in the last three months
4 Jan 2019
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Software

Chrome OS takes steps to block ‘Rubber Ducky’ USB attacks

Google is making Chromebooks less susceptible to sabotage via USB port
2 Jan 2019
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop review

Not quite a MacBook Air killer, but a fine laptop regardless
8 Nov 2018
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Technology

Chinese cities roll out gait-recognition technology

Surveillance technology claimed to recognise walkers from a silhouette with 94% accuracy
8 Nov 2018
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Policy & legislation

Leave.EU faces big fine over data law breaches

Information commissioner reveals Leave.EU was fined a total of £75,000 for “serious breaches”
6 Nov 2018
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Business operations

Amazon’s HQ2 could be split between two cities

Plan aims to ensure ecommerce giant can hire enough talent, reports say
6 Nov 2018
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Security

Facebook plans to move Workplace to its own domain

The Slack and Teams rival will be getting its own domain in 2019
1 Nov 2018
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Google Pixel 3 XL review

A great handset, but ultimately too expensive for its own good
15 Oct 2018
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Security

Summer dip in malware attacks credited to World Cup drama

July's drop in TrickBot malware likely due to criminals being distracted by the football, experts say
3 Oct 2018
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Microsoft puts MS-DOS up on GitHub

Microsoft makes the 37-year-old operating system open source (again)
2 Oct 2018
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Business strategy

World’s tech hubs have little confidence in post-Brexit UK

Survey finds 55% of tech leaders don’t envisage expanding their UK business due to Brexit
2 Oct 2018
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Software

Microsoft unveils a unified search experience across apps

“Getting pages of results with hyperlinks to other information is simply not enough”
25 Sep 2018
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Facebook plans free privacy training for SMBs

A helpful gesture or PR chicanery?
19 Jun 2018
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Business strategy

BT is slashing 13,000 jobs and plans to leave central London

BT cuts deep as it plans to reduce costs by £1.5 billion
10 May 2018
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Facebook misses MP deadline to answer data privacy question

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer has asked for an extension to answer the 39 questions
2 May 2018
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Opera kills off mobile VPN

But the desktop version will remain available for now...
1 May 2018
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US politicians make Zuckerberg sweat

The Facebook CEO’s time in Washington is over, though he has a lot of homework to do
12 Apr 2018
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Mark Zuckerberg at Congress: Why, when and where to watch

Mr Zuckerberg goes to Washington
9 Apr 2018
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Technology

Twitter a “toxic place for women,” says Amnesty

78% of women surveyed said they didn’t feel they could express an opinion without backlash
22 Mar 2018
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Tmper-proof Bitcoin wallet hacked by a British 15-year-old

Ledger and the hacker disagree to the extent that the problem has been solved
22 Mar 2018
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Data & insights

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook: What happened?

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie has some alarming accusations about how a political influencing company acquired its data
20 Mar 2018
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Data & insights

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook: What happened?

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie has some alarming accusations about how a political influencing company acquired its data
20 Mar 2018
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Tim Berners-Lee: Google and Facebook are weaponising the web

World Wide Web founder highlights the myriad problems with our online world
12 Mar 2018
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Elon Musk steps down from OpenAI board

Tesla and SpaceX CEO departs the company he co-founded
22 Feb 2018
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Business strategy

eBay dumps PayPal after 15 years together

It’s not you, it’s me
1 Feb 2018
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Technology

Intel has hit a “major breakthrough” in quantum computing

The CES 2018 keynote covered quantum computers, self-driving cars and a self-learning AI chip
11 Jan 2018
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Security

Meet the man getting big screen cybersecurity right

Movies often gets hacking wrong. Ralph Echemendia is trying to put that right
20 Dec 2017
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4G London Underground coming in 2019

No more internet blackspots, even under ground
28 Nov 2017
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Currys slashes £250 off the Surface Pro

£849 including a type cover makes Microsoft’s wonder hybrid a tempting impulse buy for Black Friday
21 Nov 2017
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Security

Cash Converters hit by UK data breach ransom demand

Personal details, passwords and masked credit card numbers could be about to leak
16 Nov 2017
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Paradise Papers: Apple drawn into tax haven scandal

The Paradise Papers contain a massive trove of documents showing offshore empires of tech firms
7 Nov 2017
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Careers & training

Witchsy exposes sexism with fake male CEO

Witchsy invented a fake male CEO, and instantly noticed things getting easier
1 Sep 2017