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Five smartphones to look forward to

If you're planning to buy a new smartphone this year, but haven't bought one yet it might be better to wait a bit longer: Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months.

Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 July 15 01:38

Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco Systems recently realized that its Unified Communications Domain Manager (Unified CDM) software contains a default privileged account with a static password that cannot be changed, exposing the platform to hacking by remote attackers.

Written by Lucian Constantin03 July 15 21:13

IT firms' cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent

In another sign of the movement of more and more data into cloud services, global first-quarter sales of cloud-related hardware rose 25.1 percent year on year, to nearly US$6.3 billion, according to an IDC survey.

Written by Tim Hornyak03 July 15 19:34

Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.

Written by Michael Kan03 July 15 16:28

Reddit sections go dark after exit of staffer

The exit of a key Reddit staffer, who apparently played an important role in the bustling AMA (Ask Me Anything) question-and-answer section, has created an uproar on the online discussion website.

Written by John Ribeiro03 July 15 16:07

Virgin Australian acquires analytics firm Torque Data

Virgin Australia has announced its acquisition of Australian data analytics firm Torque Data with plans to integrate it with Virgin’s customer loyalty business, the Velocity Frequent Flyer program.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner03 July 15 12:34

Reserve Bank to deploy new core IT platform

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has tendered for a replacement core banking solution that will process in excess of 320 million payment and 25 million collection transactions each year.

Written by Byron Connolly03 July 15 10:38

Hands-on: Windows 10's latest build feels close to finished

It has been quite a week for Windows 10. In the past four days, Microsoft has released three preview builds of its upcoming operating system, and the company plans to keep serving up hot new bits to testers in rapid-fire style in the run-up to the OS's launch on July 29.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank03 July 15 09:56

In Pictures: 7 things we hate about Twitter

You probably either love Twitter for its quirkiness and brevity or see it as a pointless waste of time. After nearly a decade on the social scene, Twitter still needs to improve its user experience and fill in notable gaps in the service. These seven problems are long overdue for a fix.

Written by Matt Kapko03 July 15 08:31

The Takeaway: How California plans to rein in H-1B visa use

With federal action on H-1B visas lacking, the state of California is stepping up to try and slow the use of foreign workers to replace their U.S.-based counterparts. Call it the Southern California Edison effect.

Written by Ken Mingis03 July 15 05:41

Facebook and Google dominate time spent with mobile apps

The battle for mobile social supremacy is largely a two-horse race these days as Facebook and Google combine to claim one of every four minutes U.S. users spend on mobile devices, according to a report released this week by Forrester Research. Forrester tracked the app use of 1,721 adult smartphone users in the U.S. during the three-month period ending in December 2014.

Written by Matt Kapko03 July 15 04:57

How Instagram spots a trend

With a user base of over 200 million people, who collectively post 70 million new photographs and short videos a day, Instagram provides a timely view of events around the world that people are interested in. But how does the service spot emerging trends while they are still on the rise?

Written by Joab Jackson03 July 15 04:42

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