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Sunday, April 23, 2017
  

Apple Says ‘You’re Only as Good as the Last Thing You Did’ Amid Sales...

After recording its first quarterly sales decline since 2003 this year, the doom and gloom sentiment surrounding Apple has reemerged. Some critics believe that Apple is doing too many things at...

Media and comms growth fueled by telcos

Telcos have accounted for roughly 50% of growth in the media and communications industry, which stood at a £0.4 billion increase to £56 billion, a rise of 0.9%, reports Telecoms.com.According to...

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Reported to Freeze Devices; Microsoft Responds

It appears that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is causing problems for some users, who are reporting device freezes, following the update. There’s a Reddit thread here, detailing everything that went...

Apple gives Siri an AI facelift

Apple has continued its journey into the world of artificial intelligence through the $200 million acquisition of machine learning start-up Turi, according to Geekwire.The deal has not been explicitly confirmed by...

First Website Went Live 25 Years Ago, Here’s What The Site’s Creator, Tim Berners-Lee...

This weekend marks the 25 year anniversary of the world’s first website going live and somehow Steve Jobs is linked with this story, since it was a NeXT Computer that showed...

Microsoft Prepping Two Big Updates for Windows 10 for 2017

Microsoft has big plans for next year, as it’s preparing two big updates for Windows 10, basically follow ups to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, that came this week. MS is...

The Internet 2.0

‘The internet’, there are very few people alive today who do not know what the internet is which is quite a feat considering The World Wide Web was only created 27...

Time Warner Buys 10 Percent Stake in Hulu to Help Bolster Live-Streaming Service

Time Warner has officially taken a 10 percent ownership stake in popular streaming service Hulu, joining a list of companies already invested, including Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast/NBC Universal. Time...

Mozilla Announces Firefox 48 for Desktop With Multi-Process Support

Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 48 for desktop yesterday, introducing a long-awaited multi-process feature to the browser along with a handful of interface tweaks. Firefox 48 is the first version of...

Bitcoin tanks after major Hong Kong exchange breached by hackers

Photo: Flickr/antancoins.A major Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange has suspended trading after $65 million in the virtual unit was reportedly stolen by hackers — sending the digital currency plunging more than 20...

How to Send Customer Emails That Don’t Look Like Phishing

Businesses need a way to contact customers in a reliable manner that’s convenient for the recipient. Email is the obvious channel for such messages due to its ubiquity. However, this method presents...

AWS, Microsoft, Google and IBM continue cloud market dominance

New research from Synergy states while the cloud market is growing at a healthy rate quarter-by-quarter, the four dominate cloud brands are continuing to pull away from the pack, controlled more...

Microsoft Azure to deliver 2016 Olympics

Microsoft has announced it has partnered with broadcaster NBC for its Azure cloud platform to help deliver cross-platform multi-streaming coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games, reports Telecoms.com. The Azure cloud platform will...

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 10 to Developers

Apple today provided developers with the fourth beta of tvOS 10, the next-generation operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10 beta 4 comes two weeks after...

Three major run-time performance hurdles to avoid

Every investment in major IT transformation arrives with its own set of structural and institutional challenges, not least migrating to a virtualized infrastructure. Get it wrong from the outset and you...

Uber backs up self-driving car moves with new mapping tech

Uber has announced plans to ‘double-down’ its investments in digital mapping technologies to decrease its reliance on external sources and create a route into the autonomous vehicles sub-sector, reports Telecoms.com. The move...

YouTube targets small biz and moves up download rankings

App Annie has released its monthly Index which shows the popularity of dating app Tinder is once again on the rise, YouTube is climbing the content ranks and online video platform...

AWS posts 60% boost as it creeps towards $10bn revenues

AWS has continued its promising progress towards breaking the $10 billion barrier, after reporting revenues of $5.4 billion for the first six months of 2016, a boost of 60% from the...

Google grows (again) but ‘Other Bets’ cost the giant $1bn

Google has reported its Q2 numbers, continuing a strong run of performances within the technology industry, though efforts to diversify its overall business are not paying off just yet, reports Telecoms.com. The...
Firefox iOS

Redesigned Firefox for iOS Claims Faster Load Times, Less Battery Drain

Firefox has released an update for its iOS browser that offers interface improvements and a faster browsing experience.Firefox v5.0 promises faster web page loading times combined with significant battery savings, according...