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  • News: Smartphone risks on the up, EU agency warns

    Smartphone security needs to shape up pretty fast if it is to avoid the mistakes that turned the PC into a global crime platform, a new report from EU security agency ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) has said.

  • Medion Akoya E6215 laptop

    If you're looking for a festive bargain, Medion's latest laptop, the Akoya E6215, could be just the thing.

  • News: EU broadband penetration doubles in 4 years

    The share of European households with broadband connections has doubled since 2006, to 61 percent.

  • News: Chrome OS 'encourages careless computing'

    The founder of the Free Software Foundation has criticised Google's Chrome OS, claiming it will force PC users to put their data at risk by storing it in the cloud rather than on a machine.

  • News: Microsoft to show off Windows 8 tablet

    Microsoft is expected to offer a first look at its forthcoming OS, Windows 8, at the Consumer Electronics Show next year.

  • News: Amazon UK suffers 30-minute outage

    Amazon's UK site suffered a 30-minute outage yesterday, along with the online retailer's Italian, French and German websites.

  • News: BSA fines another firm caught using illegal software

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has announced another scalp in its ongoing war against SMEs it discovers have been using unlicensed software.

  • News: 1 in 4 small businesses to hire more staff in 2011, says study

    A quarter of UK SMEs plan to hire more staff next year, and three-quarters are considering introducing flexible working patterns to boost productivity, according to customer research from Orange.

  • News: Google, Microsoft ad networks hit by with malware

    For a brief period this week, cybercriminals managed to infect Google's and Microsoft's online ad networks with malicious advertisements that attacked users' PCs, according to security consultancy Armorize.

  • News: 9 downloads to speed up and secure your laptop

    If you have a laptop, you have instant computing wherever you are. Unfortunately, using a laptop also means that you have big problems, largely relating to security. Fear not, though. The following nine downloads can help you get the most out of your laptop, while keeping your data safe and secure.

  • News: The top 15 free tools for every Windows PC

    There is almost no end to the number of tools offered for Windows desktops, so we've sifted through hundreds of websites to find 15 utilities that belong in every Windows user's bag of tricks. They're all free for personal use; many are free for corporate use as well. I bet at least one program here will make your life easier.

  • News: Analysis: Has the iPad killed the netbook?

    For months we've been hearing that tablet PCs - led by Apple's iPad - are hurting netbook sales in a big way. But are they really? For now, touchscreen tablets appear to be luring consumers away from netbooks but analysts believe in the long term, netbooks will hold their own in an increasingly fragmented mobile device market, particularly as computer makers address user complaints by enhancing netbooks with faster processors and new capabilities.

  • News: Arqiva trials LTE broadband in Wales

    Residents in Pembrokeshire, Wales are being given 'up to' 50Mbps broadband in a trial of using a service that uses the radio spectrum freed up thanks to the digital switchover.

  • How-Tos: How to detect and thwart DDoS attacks

    As the distributed denial-of-service attacks spawned by this week's WikiLeaks events continue, network operators are discussing what progress, if any, has been made over the past decade to detect and thwart DoS attacks.

  • News: Research: 'cloud is energy efficient'

    Cloud computing means a much better use of energy resources says Pike

  • News: 5 ways to stay safe when buying online

    December is the most lucrative month for online retailers as web users hit the net in search of Christmas bargains. But in a struggling economy, with everyone searching for value, consumers will encounter technology deals that might seem too good to be true. Here are five simple tips to help you stay safe when shopping online.

  • News: Android users consume the most data

    Users of Android phones consume far more mobile data than users of other smartphones do, says Arieso.

  • News: Google hopeful Nokia will put Android on its phones

    A Google executive said this week that he's hopeful that Nokia will decide to adopt the Android platform, after new leadership at the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturer finishes a new evaluation of smartphone options.

  • News: Online shopping from smartphones on the up

    Nearly half of smartphone owners use or plan to use their handset to shop online, says ABI Research.

  • News: Google Nexus S hits Carphone Warehouse on Dec 20

    Google's latest smartphone, the Nexus S, will be exclusively available from the Carphone Warehouse on December 20, with contracts starting from a £35 per month.

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