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  • How-Tos: How to secure Google Android phones against malware and hackers

    In just over two years Google's Android operating system has become ubiquitous among smartphone users, and it's on track to become the most popular mobile operating system in the US.

  • News: 5 LinkedIn privacy settings you need to check

    LinkedIn is regarded by many as the 'safe' social network - there are no games that jeopardise your privacy and you aren't posting incriminating photos of last weekend's party. But that's no reason to ignore the privacy- and account settings that LinkedIn has in place.

  • News: 14 ways to get more from Gmail

    Google launched Gmail in 2004, and marked the first time webmail was powerful enough to replace a desktop client. Since then, Microsoft's Hotmail and Yahoo Mail have added features to catch up, but Gmail is still my favourite; I've been using it as my primary work and personal email for most of the past three years.

  • How-Tos: How to artistically blur photos using zoom

    Photographers work very hard to capture the perfect shot. Whether it's adding special effects to images, such as artistic blur, or taking dramatic shots during 'magic hour' – the brief window in time when the sun is low in the sky and casting a warm glow on your subject.

  • Video: Google leak reveals company-wide payrise

    Attempts to fend off defections to Facebook

  • Video: Samsung shows high-tech, see-through window displays

    Flat-panel screens are intended to be used as high-tech windows

  • Video: Samsung and LG show off flexible displays

    OLED, e-paper displays can be gently bent

  • Video: NEC develops Android-based tablet PC

    NEC will begin selling LifeTouch Android-based tablet this month

  • News: Fibre leads fixed broadband rise

    Global fixed broadband subscribers increased by 1.4 percent from 456.5 million in the second quarter of 2010 to 463 million in the third quarter of 2010. Among the fixed broadband platforms, the major subscriber net addition was in the fibre segment.

  • News: Brits lose £697 each in online fraud

    The average amount lost by victims of online fraud has risen to £697 per person, says Verisign.

  • News: 23 technology buzzwords that we'd like banned

    As technology moves forward, the English language sometimes takes a step backward. You can thank public relations professionals, CEOs and technology journalists for that. Whether grammatically incorrect or simply annoying, here's our list of 23 overused tech buzzwords that are painful to hear.

  • News: EU to fund research into cloud storage technologies

    The European Union is giving €15.7m for a research project that will explore new technologies around cloud computing, including data mobility and secure access control.

  • News: Government spells out cyber-warfare challenge

    Cyber-attacks should be subject to the same laws, treaties and international conventions as in the physical world, UK defence minister Nick Harvey has said in a Chatham House speech which laid down an important new marker in government attitudes.

  • News: Web addresses 'will run out by 2012'

    The UK could run out of web addresses as soon as 2012, Google's vice-president has warned.

  • News: Firefox F1 plug-in shares website links

    The timing might sound suspicious to some observers, but Mozilla has just announced a social networking plugin for Firefox that offers some of the features found in the much-heralded RockMelt social browser, the limited-availability beta of which was announced a few days ago.

  • News: Google Refine offers data cleaning services

    Google has updated and re-released open-source software for cleaning, analysing and transforming data sets, now called Google Refine.

  • News: EU: Competition may not provide net neutrality

    Competition alone may not be enough to keep the Internet open, the European Digital Agenda commissioner said Thursday.

  • News: Samsung working on 10 inch Galaxy Tab?

    From the moment Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab, it has promoted the smaller 7-inch display as a feature. However, hints that Samsung is working on a 10-inch version of the Android tablet suggest that could just be marketing hype, and that Samsung recognizes that size really does matter for a tablet.

  • News: Poll: 30 percent back up data every day

    A PC Advisor poll of 1,568 site visitors has found that almost one in three (30.5 percent) back up valuable data on a daily basis - and a handful stated that they do so even more often that this.

  • News: BlackBerry down but still top in 2015

    Global smartphone shipments to mobile business customers are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15 percent. But there will be a hyper-competitive marketplace defined by the operating system.

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