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While all products can outlive their intended lifespan, Windows Server 2003 has set some kind of record – 23.8 million copies still running on 11.9 million physical servers.

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 15:08

Apple making it hard to Jailbreak iOS

Developer communities are complaining that the pace of iOS updates – essentially 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.2, 8.3 on 8 April, 8.4 in Beta testing and 9 by year end – are making it hard for jailbreak coders to keep up.

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:06

Hollywood hates VPNs

Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow users to use streaming companies that geo-block Australia - by providing anonymous and local access to their US and other servers.

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Saturday, 18 April 2015 12:58

Handwriting input for all Android devices

Using a stylus/pen has been limited to tablets that support Wacom or N-trig digitiser functions – like the Samsung Note or Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Google’s new ‘Handwriting Input’ app turns any recent Android smart device into a scribble pad.

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Friday, 17 April 2015 16:07

Melbourne Storm ups the game

 Melbourne Storm Rugby League will bring gamification to Storm members and fans via its new Lightning Rewards – a loyalty program powered by Badgeville’s gamification technology.

Friday, 17 April 2015 12:36

Huawei banks on the flagship camera

The world’s fourth largest smartphone maker has decided that its new flagship – the P8 and Max - should have a great camera – and it does.

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Friday, 17 April 2015 09:58

Not all smart devices are trustworthy

US based Bluebox secures mobile corporate data. It says the latest China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) compromise allowed valid certificate authorities (CAs) to be generated allowing attackers to effortlessly intercept so-called secure traffic and personal data, also known as a man in the middle (MITM) attack.

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Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:57

Samsung Galaxy S6 also has the Edge - hands on

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and its curvy sibling the Edge have refined, and redefined, the Android smartphone experience.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:16

Verizon data breach investigations report 2015

Verizon has released its 2015 DBIR and its conclusion – The year so many high-profile organizations met with the nigh inevitability of “the breach” that “cyber” was front and centre at the boardroom level.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:45

Acer aspires to more

The new Acer Aspire R 14 touch Playbook is a next generation form factor – a contortionist notebook that becomes a tent top, a back flip, a lay flat, and a thickish tablet.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 10:11

Got a lazy $25K for a Samsung 88” SUHD TV?

Just when you thought it was hard to improve on a TV set Samsung has lifted the bar with its prestige line-up of 4K SUHD curved TVs.

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Symantec has released its Internet Security Threat Report Volume 20 for the 2014 year. Ransomware is up 113%, corporate defences are falling behind as cybercriminals move faster and the weakest link in security is you.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 12:43

Is Apple’s OS X a malware magnet?

If you are an iFan the answer is no! For all others read on.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 10:48

Lumia adds two new affordable 4G LTE models

The 640 and 640 XL are 4G LTE smartphones with 5” and 5.7” screens at (SRP) A$299 and $399 respectively. They will be in Australian stores and on-line from early May.

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Monday, 13 April 2015 15:19

Is Apple’s iOS a malware magnet?

Apple’s iOS has around 42% of the mobile smartphone and tablet market combined. According to Nick Savvides of Symantec – iOS vulnerabilities and its market share have criminals salivating – it is the next attack vector.

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Monday, 13 April 2015 10:00

Prepare to be digitally disrupted

The PC was a key disruptor. It allowed the internet to be established and become a key disruptor. That allowed another disruptor – email - to almost destroy Australia Post’s letter delivery business and spelt the end of fax machines.

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Friday, 10 April 2015 10:23

Dropbox and Microsoft Office work together

Now you can edit Office files (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) from a browser in your Dropbox storage following a partnership between Dropbox and Microsoft.

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If you are heading out to buy an S6 or its curvy Edge sister best to get a wriggle on – demand for Samsung’s flagship handsets may outstrip supply – with expected sales of 55 million units.

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Thursday, 09 April 2015 16:09

New Apple iPhone 6 users were disappointed

In China in Q1, where demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus dwarfed all other handsets, new Apple customers were disappointed by their new handsets.

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Apple aficionados have high expectations of Apple’s new watch. But does desire/interest equate to stellar sales?

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