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Google's removal of homophobic 'gay hunting' game was far, far too slow

11/24/2014
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This morning there was flurry of activity on Twitter as people became aware of the existence of a game called Ass Hunter on Google Play (link included for the sake of completion, although it's no longer active). There were snorts of indignation,...

Businesses are failing to take security seriously enough

11/21/2014
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Companies are still failing to properly protect themselves from potential attacks and hackers, with security not being given enough weight of consideration -- and indeed, many firms haven’t even covered the fundamentals of keeping intruders out of...

How the Internet of Things will change the world

11/21/2014
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The definition of the Internet of Things is "intelligent interactivity between humans and things to exchange information and knowledge for new value creation". Try saying that after a glass of wine! There’s been a lot of talk about the IoT in the...

Google Contributor lets you pay to hide adverts on websites

11/20/2014
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Online ads have been seen as the scourge of the web since they were first dreamed up. There are various ways you can avoid them, but they exist for a reason -- to generate revenue. Google may have come up with a solution that keeps everyone happy,...

Free tool detects ‘government surveillance spyware’

11/19/2014
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Free software that can detect the presence of surveillance spyware has been launched by a global coalition of human rights and tech organisations. Organizations including Amnesty International, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft and...

What to expect from upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 3 firmware update

11/18/2014
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Since launching Surface Pro 3 in June, Microsoft has released frequent firmware updates -- mostly twice a month -- to fix bugs, update drivers, increase performance, improve stability, and enable support for new features. The entire changelog is rather...

How to overcome the hidden costs of virtualization

11/17/2014
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Virtualization has widely been seen as one of the most cost-saving server technologies to emerge in the last decade. The flexibility virtual machines allow to start up whole servers as and when they are needed, then shut them down when they are not,...

Force HTTPS connections for any app with SSL Enforcer

11/17/2014
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Accessing websites via an encrypted HTTPS connection is a great way to protect your personal information, and especially important when you’re using public Wi-Fi. It’s easy to forget, of course, or use HTTP by accident. But that’s where SSL Enforcer...

Amazon's Kindle e-readers learn some new tricks -- download the update now!

11/14/2014
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I get it -- you own a tablet and don't think you need a dedicated e-ink based e-reader. While I respect your opinion, I must tell you that it is wrong. Sure, reading a book on a back-lit LCD display is passable, but hardly a good experience. Not only...

Steve Wozniak believes Apple should have brought out a phablet iPhone three

11/13/2014
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It was a mistake to leave the iPhone phablet so late in the day, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who believes that Cupertino should have got a large-screened smartphone out there way before the company actually managed the feat. Wozniak...

Microsoft acquisition boosts network defenses for enterprise customers

11/13/2014
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With more businesses adopting cloud and hybrid environments, protecting data is more important than ever but it’s also more complex. Microsoft is looking to improve protection for its enterprise customers with today's announcement that it has acquired...

Nexus 6: vanilla Android never tasted so good [Review]

11/12/2014
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One of Android's most attractive aspects is also its greatest weakness. You see, unlike the iPhone and iOS, Google's Linux-based operating system is available to any manufacturer that is interested. This means you can see many Android devices in...

Software producers gear up for 'appification' of the enterprise

11/12/2014
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As consumers we're used to being able to download apps for just about any purpose. As we come to expect this sort of flexibility in enterprise applications too, a shift is needed in the way software is delivered in order to keep us appy -- sorry! A new...

Obama enters net neutrality debate with four rules for a free and open inte

11/10/2014
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The net neutrality debate has been raging for some time and Barack Obama has stepped into the fray, voicing his support for a free and open internet. More than this, the president is calling for broadband to be reclassified under Title II of the...

Surprise Firefox 33.1 release for desktop and Android boosts privacy contro

11/10/2014
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In a surprise move, Mozilla has unveiled Firefox 33.1 FINAL for desktop alongside Firefox for Android 33.1, introducing some major new privacy features in the process. The update adds a new Forget button for wiping activity over a user-defined period...

Now you can listen to BetaNews stories as well as read them

11/4/2014
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TuneIn. That's us!

Amazon Prime members can now store unlimited photos in the cloud

11/4/2014
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To the Amazon Cloud!

PlayStation 4 sales double that of Xbox One in first year

11/3/2014
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PS4 vs. Xbox One

Next-gen firewalls need to evolve to avoid becoming irrelevant

10/31/2014
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Next Gen Firewalls

Mobile devices make sales work more complicated

10/31/2014
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We're frequently being told that the use of mobile devices makes our work lives easier, but it seems that a sizable percentage of people don't share that view. Mobile sales solution company Seismic has released the results of its Salesforce Spotlight...
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