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  • How-Tos: Help! Windows Vista won't update

    A reader found they couldn't update their Windows Vista PC to SP2. Our Helproom Expert diagnosed the problem, and offered a solution.

  • News: Ten years after 9/11, cyberattacks pose national threat, committee says

    Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the nation faces a critical threat to its security from cyberattacks, a new report by a bipartisan think tank warns.

  • News: 19% of firms block access to Facebook and Twitter

    Nearly one in five (19 percent) of global firms are blocking access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter during work hours, says Clearswift.

  • News: How Hacktivism Affects Us All

    In December 2010, a group of nearly 3000 activists under the name "Operation Payback" launched online attacks against PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa, briefly knocking the three financial services' sites offline and preventing consumers from accessing ATMs or online banking services. The activists retaliated against the three companies for severing ties with WikiLeaks, an online repository for whistleblower data that had recently included thousands of secret communications from the U.S. State Department and other world governmental agencies. Nine months later more than a dozen people--most between the ages of 19 and 24--were arrested in connection with these denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, even as new attacks were hitting corporate, military, and government sites worldwide.

  • News: Dixons Retail reports sales fall by 7%

    Dixons Retail, the firm which owns electrical retailers Currys, Dixons and PC World, revealed like-for-like sales have fallen by seven percent between April and July this year, compared to the same period last year.

  • News: Government prepares £2bn PSN framework

    The government's procurement arm, Buying Solutions, is looking for suppliers for up to £2 billion worth of services for the Public Services Network (PSN), the communications infrastructure for local councils and Whitehall departments.

  • News: Apple's third founding partner tells his story

    Ronald G Wayne, the third founding partner of Apple Computer, has released his autobiography.

  • News: British Transport Police in Dell storage move

    The British Transport Police (BTP) is migrating to Dell data storage systems and related server virtualisation.

  • News: Only seven percent of UK IT services in the cloud, says survey

    Despite all the hype over cloud computing, a new survey has revealed that just seven percent of UK IT services or applications on average are in the cloud.

  • News: Scottish children's organisation loses sensitive case files

    The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) breached the Data Protection Act by failing to secure sensitive information about the welfare of young people in two separate incidents, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

  • News: Divided we stand, united we fall: HP splits webOS team

    Hewlett-Packard has informed its webOS Global Business Unit (GBU) employees that it will be split in two immediately, according to two leaked memos obtained by PreCentral.net.

  • News: Council blasts shared services in favour of localisation

    West Dunbartonshire Council has rejected a detailed shared services proposal in favour of localised, cordoned-off services, in a move countering the plans of other councils across the country to merge key back office functions.

  • News: Thomson Reuters moves payroll and HR data to the cloud

    Thomson Reuters, the market data and news company, has moved its human resources and payroll data to a cloud computing environment.

  • News: DigiNotar certificates are pulled, but not on smartphones

    Browser makers have generally been quick to react to the computer compromise at digital certificate issuer DigiNotar, but that hasn't been the case for all mobile phone makers.

  • Opinion: Why Your Business Should Be on Google Places

    Google has been very apologetic about the fact that open businesses are being incorrectly reported as closed on Google Places. It's incredibly easy to report business as closed on the service, and Google has promised on its blog to fix the problem. Let's back things up for a second and look at the Google Places service.

  • News: Confirmed: Carol Bartz out as Yahoo CEO

    Carol Bartz has been replaced as the CEO of Yahoo by the company's chief financial officer, Tim Morse, according to a report Tuesday on the Wall Street Journal's All Things D blog.

  • News: Report: First Hong Kong Apple Store to open on Sep 24

    The first Apple Store in Hong Kong might open on Sep 24, becoming the company's 100th store globally, according to a report by local Chinese-language newspaper Ming Pao Daily.

  • Opinion: Google Takeout Tool Now Archives Voice Data

    Google Voice is the newest addition to Google Takeout, the search giant's archival tool that lets users download their data from many Google services, including Buzz, Picasa, and Google+.

  • News: IT services market takes severe hit in Q2 2011

    The IT services market suffered a severe hit globally in the second quarter of 2011, with the value of new contract signings falling to its lowest level in more than eight years, according to Ovum.

  • News: Report: Carol Bartz out as Yahoo CEO

    Carol Bartz has been replaced as the CEO of Yahoo by the company's chief financial officer, Tim Morse, according to a report Tuesday on the Wall Street Journal's All Things D blog.

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