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  • Are hacks being lured into a seedy world of dishonesty?

    Britain's coding elite are being attracted to the dark side, warnsIdappcom Claims by top security boffin Brian Krebs, that unworldly code writers are being lured into a life of crime by carefully-worded job adverts, have been backed by Idappcom,... 

  • Apple devices helped to make the Mac the digital hub, now it wants to put the hub in the cloud

    Am I the only one who thinks there's something ironic in the pronouncement by Steve Jobs at Apple's WWDC that the PC and Mac are being demoted from "digital hub" to "device"? Speaking for myself, I can say that my computer was ne... 

  • Why are Oracle EMEA server sales lagging worldwide figures?

    By the looks of it, Oracle needs to take some lessons in how to sell hardware in Europe. While revenue for the overall EMEA server market in the first quarter of 2011 grew 10.8%, the software giant failed to match the trend. According to figures ... 

  • Windows 8 next year? Probably

    Hold the phone. Microsoft has jumped in quickly to downplay comments by CEO Steve Ballmer that Windows 8 will be released next year. Should we surprise? No. Does this mean it won't be released next year? No. The official Microsoft response was th... 

  • Our latest survey was an absolute bloody disaster, according to experts

    You won't hear this from any other agency, but we've decided that we're going to be different and, where possible, we'll try to be honest. The results of our study into the effects of online video were the first big challenge to our strategy. ... 

  • No system is 100% secure says Sony chief. And he should know

    Sony boss Howard Stringer made some interesting comments about the recenthacking of its PlayStation Network and the theft of the personal data from more than 100 million accounts. According to the Dow Jones Newswires, he suggested it might not be... 

  • Is Google's Chromebook the right idea in the wrong place?

    Google's Chromebook seems to me to be a good idea but not necessarily one that is being executed in the right way. As others have remarked, there is an issue over what you do with a machine that runs on a browser-based OS if you're not able to connec... 

  • "I love you" loses top spot in Big Lie 100 to email marketing fib "Win an Ipad"

    The Big Lie 100, the league table of the biggest lies in modern society, has a new leader. "Your Cheque's in the post" was overtaken five years ago to concede second place to one of the new breed of email marketing lies that are dominating ... 

  • Steve Jobs: business genius or football manager?

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has a reputation for being tough but the latest anecdote about the less than perfect launch of its MobileMe online service in 2008, shows that a brutal boss can also be, intentionally or otherwise, quite funny. According to a... 

  • Cloud testing services could make NHS IT disasters a thing of the past

    Here's Fred Beringer, who could save the British tax payer millions of pounds, with a new improved cloud service for testing IT systems. The NHS's terrible record of offensively expensive IT failures could be ended by new efficient testing systems m...