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  • Amazon's new Fire tablets have more features at lower prices

    Amazon.com is providing more bang-for-the-buck with four new Fire tablets, with prices starting as low as US$99 for a Fire HD with a 6-inch screen.

  • Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying app launches

    A bug in Apple's HealthKit -- a back-end feature in iOS 8 -- is delaying the launch of outside developers' fitness and health apps, the company said Wednesday.

  • Anittel reports revenue of $36m

    Anittel Group (ASX:AYG) has reported a revenue of $36 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, down 3 per cent on the $37.1 million it recorded in 30 June last year.

  • Datacom makes e-health play

    Datacom is set to acquire a 20 per cent share in Canberra-based health informatics software company SmartWard as it moves into the e-health space.

  • Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

    In a move that could prove unpopular with IT administrators, Google has granted rights to end users of its Apps workplace email and collaboration suite to install third-party software from the company's Google Apps Marketplace.

  • The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

    With the release of its new mobile operating system, Apple has become the first smartphone maker to enable by default a kill switch that can lock and secure a stolen phone.

  • Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

    Microsoft's massive staff reduction, which shocked many when it was announced in July, is back in the spotlight with a pair of reports that the ax will come down on another group of employees Thursday.

  • Have a spare $9,000? Join Facebook for the rich

    Want to talk about your Porsche, your takeover of a company or your new jet but uncomfortable doing it on Facebook?

  • iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

    Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

  • Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

    Continuing its efforts to bring business intelligence to the masses, software provider Qlik has released Qlik Sense, which is designed to provide business managers with an easy way to examine large data sets for insights and trends.

  • iOS 8 is here -- and it's all over your network

    iOS 8 comes out today, creating the usual raft of IT headaches that accompanies the roll-out of new software.

  • PGP creator, other top cryptographers head 2014 National Cyber Security Hall of Fame class

    Accomplished cryptographers, including Pretty Good Privacy creator Philip Zimmerman, are among the five inductees into this year's National Cyber Security Hall of Fame. They'll officially be enshrined on Oct. 30 in Baltimore.

  • Steve Jobs' office at Apple remains exactly as he left it

    Steve Jobs' office at Apple remains intact, and looks exactly the way it did when he passed away in October of 2012. This tidbit first came to the surface when a video clip of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose was released earlier this week.

  • Apple releases iOS 8, starts serving upgrade downloads

    Apple has shipped the free upgrade to iOS 8 for existing iPhone and iPad owners, opening up the download floodgates at 1pm. US ET, as expected.

  • What is Metacloud and why did Cisco buy it?

    In one of the biggest acquisitions in the OpenStack community, Cisco has announced its intentions to acquire Metacloud, a three-year-old company that helps organisations build OpenStack clouds.

  • Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

    Dropbox's Datastore API, which gives apps a lightweight cloud database for storing structured user data, like settings and contacts, has been extended to let apps store data locally if users aren't logged into Dropbox.

  • Startup backs services with elasticity of AWS, Azure clouds to outlast DDoS attacks

    Security services startup Sentrix mirrors customer Web sites in Amazon Web Services and Azure clouds in order to dynamically expand site resources during distributed denial of service attacks and keep the sites running until attackers exhaust their resources, give up or move on to easier targets.

  • Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should abandon its efforts to pass net neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said Wednesday.

  • MIT-bred technology would let cars help each other avoid traffic jams

    If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.

  • Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

    Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

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