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Monday, 23 April 2012 11:30

Google culls unwanted apps and services

One of the things that's admirable about Google is its capacity to try different things out. Google Maps has been a clear winner but Wave was less so. As the northern spring kicks in, Google is cleaning out some of the experiments and apps that are no longer needed.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 23 March 2012 15:10

Photoshop CS6 beta released

Adobe has released a beta of Photoshop CS6 - the latest version of its popular image editing suite. It's a chance for users to try things out and provide the developers with feedback prior to the expected release before the middle of this year.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 16:39

Review - Norton Internet Security for Mac

Do Macs need security software? It's a good question if you want to start a fight at a Mac user group. Although in-the-wild virus attacks aren't a reality for Mac users, playing safe in our connected world is important. That's where Norton Internet Security for Mac steps in.

Published in Software
Monday, 19 March 2012 13:32

TED launches education channel

The annual TED conferences, held annually in Monterey, California have spawned a number of child events across the world. This week, TED launched a new education channel on YouTube where teachers can create, share and access short lessons to support their classes.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 12 March 2012 14:59

Panasonic announces new Toughbook CF-53

Toughbook is practically a synonym for ruggedised laptop. The owner of the Toughbook moniker, Panasonic, has released a new semi-rugged Toughbook, the CF-53 that they claim delivers desktop computing for mobile workers where a standard commercial-grade laptop does not provide sufficient durability.

Published in Mobility

Western Digital has announced that its acquisition of Viviti Technologies Ltd. (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is complete and effective from March 8, 2012.

Friday, 09 March 2012 10:07

Review - Plantronics Marque M155

Bluetooth headsets have been around for a while now so the technology is now ubiquitous and mature. The Plantronics Marque 155 looks simple but that simplicity is founded upon years of development and refinement.

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 00:00

SQL Server 2012 reaches RTM

Microsoft has released the latest version of its enterprise database platform SQL Server 2012 to manufacturers. We take a look at what's new in the software and Microsoft's approach to enterprise systems.

Friday, 24 February 2012 06:04

YouPorn user credentials hacked

User credentials from YouPorn, one of the 100 most viewed websites on the planet, have been compromised via a third party chat service.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 09:25

The iOS-ification of OS X

Apple's latest big cat, Mountain Lion, continues the iOS-ification of OS X. While some Mac fans feel that Apple is slowly making the Mac into another iDevice, it's a logical move and might be pointing to a new device category from Cupertino.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 10 February 2012 08:35

Review - HTC Velocity 4G

HTC is very prolific. They have more smartphones on the market than the rest of the players combined. But being first to market with a 4G handset, on Telstra's network with the Velocity, gives them an edge. We look at whether 4G is enough.

Monday, 06 February 2012 10:23

How to hard reset your smartphone

Like your computer the best way to give your system a performance boost is to take it back to bare metal. In smartphone terms, that means performaing a hard reset. Here's our guide on performing a hard reset on the most popular smartphone platforms.

Published in Mobility

With improving broadband, ubiquitous home networks and consistent improvements in camera technology, the time is ripe for easy to install home security cameras. The DLink DCS-930L Wireless N Home Network Camera is cheap and easy to install.

Published in Networking
Monday, 23 January 2012 10:31

Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrades

If you have a fairly recent Android smartphone or tablet running Gingerbread or Honeycomb you might be wondering if an upgrade to Android 4, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is in your future. We take a look at what's in store.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:42

System Center 2012 goes to RC, free to download

Microsoft has made available a pre-release version of their much awaited System Center 2012 suite of infrastructure management tools. With a focus on cloud computing as well as improvements to system deployment and protection, the updated suite aims to build on the success of the current versions while adding powerful new functionality.

Monday, 16 January 2012 11:56

Review - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is an excellent smartphone that looks good, works well and shows off Google's latest mobile OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. If you're looking for a new smartphone then the Samsung Galaxy Nexus needs to be on your shortlist.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 13:34

LogMeIn adds free app for iOS

LogMeIn has unveiled a free mobile app to bring its remote desktop capabilities to even more iOS devices for free. Based on the paid LogMeIn Ignition app, the new app lets any iOS owner remotely view, access and control their PCs or Macs from their iPad or iPhone from anywhere with an internet connection.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 10:49

Apple CEO salary jumps to $377M

Spare a thought for poor old Apple. Not only did their CEO Steve Jobs pass away last October but the salary bill for his anointed successor, Tim Cook, is substantially higher.

Monday, 09 January 2012 13:40

Review: Kingston Wi-Drive

Although, according to Apple ,we live in the post-PC era there's still a disconnect between Apple's take on the tablet computer and a key feature that users need - that ability to access shared files on a network easily. The Kingston Wi-Drive goes some way to rectifying this.

Monday, 09 January 2012 13:21

Review: HTC Sensation XL

The HTC Sensation XL reflects the growing maturity of the smartphone market. It's an elegant, albeit large, handset that performs well and ticks all the boxes for a mobile data management and communications device.




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