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  • News: Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

    Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 7.5 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.

  • News: VPN provider proves OpenVPN private keys at risk from Heartbleed bug

    The fallout from the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug continues. Recently, personal virtual private network provider Mullvad said it was able to extract private encryption keys for OpenVPN from a test server.

  • News: Apache OpenOffice hits major 100 million downloads milestone in under 2 years

    Microsoft's Office may be the go-to productivity suite in the business world, but there's apparently plenty of room out there for challengers to thrive: On Thursday, the Apache Software Foundation announced that the Apache OpenOffice suite has been downloaded a whopping 100 million times.

  • Test Centre: 7 best smartwatches 2014

    Wearable technology has burst on to the scene, and smartwatches are the new gadgets that are leading the charge. Here we review and rank the best smartwatches available to buy in the UK in 2014.

  • News: Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

    Can Google Glass help first responders work more effectively? Firefighters in Amsterdam want to find out, and plan to try out the wearable-of-the-moment in training scenarios and at accident scenes.

  • News: Bing gets personal ahead of Cortana launch

    In a bid to make Bing more personal, Microsoft has rolled out Google Now-like personalized information cards on the Bing homepage. Microsoft first announced the new feature earlier in April, but it only started rolling out to Bing users on Wednesday.

  • News: IT Leader or IT Manager? How to Be the Best of Both

    In his book, "Essential Drucker: Management, the Individual and Society," Peter F. Drucker says, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

  • News: Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

    Heartbleed has dominated tech headlines for a week now. News outlets, citizen bloggers, and even late-night TV hosts have jumped on the story, each amping up the alarm a little more than the last one. But while it's true Heartbleed is a critical flaw with widespread implications, several security experts we've spoken with believe the sky-is-falling tone of the reporting is a bit melodramatic.

  • Opinion: Use Slice to monitor your shipments and track expenses

    My preferred method of shopping is online, and I know I'm not alone here. The ease of browsing, clicking a few buttons, and then having your purchase just magically show up at your doorstep a few days later is so much simpler than dealing with the crowds at your local chain retailer. But one problem I often have is that I lose track of what I purchased and when it's supposed to show up... which then leads to oh-so-fun mystery boxes and digging through my email archive. What's in this Ticketmaster envelope? What did I order from Amazon, again? How long did that Etsy seller from Japan say the shipment would take?

  • News: Kill switch proposals finally force wireless industry's hand

    Good news: You're finally going to be getting that theft-deterring kill switch as a standard feature on your mobile device. But when that feature becomes available next year, it may not be in the form the wireless industry would prefer.

  • News: Nokia doesn't want you to get shocked, suspends tablet sales because of faulty charger

    Nokia has temporarily halted sales of the Lumia 2520 in seven countries, because the tablet's AC-300 charger can give users an electric shock.

  • News: Top 5 reasons to hate the Samsung Galaxy S5

    The Galaxy S5 is bogged down by drawbacks.

  • News: Splunk exec defects to tech disruptor Elasticsearch

    Disruptive open source search and anlaytics firm Elasticsearch has appointed former Splunk executive Gaurav Guptas as new vice president, product management.

  • News: Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

    Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.

  • How-Tos: How to access your PC on your Android smartphone

    Google has made it possible to access your Windows or Mac PC computer on your smartphone. Doing so requires two things: an Android smartphone and the Chrome browser.

  • News: Acer turns a corner with another big contract win in 2014

    Acer has picked up a key contract win, Victoria Police, joining its other big 2014 hauls: the Electoral Commission and Woolworths.

  • News: Vodafone tackles FIFA World Cup with $5 roaming in Brazil

    Vodafone is targeting Australians traveling to the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the addition of Brazil to its $5 per day roaming deal.

  • News: Five flaws in Samsung Galaxy S5's TouchWiz

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 is an evolutionary device; the vendor's new flagship is better than its predecessor across the board, without quite being revolutionary. But while it houses impressive hardware, it is let down by the infamous TouchWiz, Samsung's own interface overlay which skins Google's Android 4.4 Kit Kat operating system with heavy-duty software (and in some cases, gimmicks).

  • News: Panasonic Lumix GH4: a hybrid camera with 4K video features

    Panasonic's new Lumix G series camera is the DMC-GH4, and it packs features that make it more than just a camera for still photographs. It's presented as a ‘hybrid' model, meaning it can be used just as effectively for video (in particular, 4K video) in addition to regular photography. Not only that, its video features are touted as being broadcast quality, so you can get yourself a camera with professional features, without having to shell out a typical professional price.

  • News: Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app

    Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network.



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