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  • Apple confirms September 9 media event

    Apple Thursday mailed formal invitations to a media event on September 9, to be held at the Flint Center, in Cupertino at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

  • A bigger iPhone could push phablet explosion

    Big smartphones with screens larger than 5.5-in. are growing so popular that they will make up nearly a third of the entire smartphone market in 2018, IDC said Thursday.

  • Mac, Chromebook gains soften PC industry decline

    Although forecasts for PC shipments have brightened, much of the improvement stems from bets that Chromebooks and Macs will make up a larger part of this year's market.

  • Apple event plans set off annual product buzz

    Apple sent out invitations Thursday to the press for an event Sept. 9, confirming persistent rumors that the company would continue what has become an annual late summer industry rite and setting off a new round of speculation that it will announce the iPhone 6.

  • Can 'Gundam' fans build a six-story walking robot?

    It's half the size of the Statue of Liberty, has flashing eyes and steam rising from its body as it towers over puny humans by Tokyo Bay.

  • Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

    Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.

  • EU funds IT projects to help with flood monitoring and protection

    The EU is investing in IT to help it and its citizens protect themselves from floods.

  • Los Alamos National Lab's R&D fueling new quantum-crypto firm

    Technology development firm Allied Minds says it has set up a new company, Whitewood Encryption Systems, to develop quantum-crypto technology under an R&D licensing arrangement with Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

    While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP.

  • Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps

    Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Samsung clashes with labor group over allegations of Chinese underage workers

    A labor protection group is accusing one of Samsung's suppliers in China of hiring over 10 underage workers to build company components. But the Korean electronics giant was quick to dismiss the allegations, and said it had no "child workers" at the facility.

  • IBM uses Watson as part of new Cloud service

    IBM is making its artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, available to researchers as a Cloud service.

  • Security council blames breaches on poor PCI standard support

    The growing number of data breaches resulting in massive numbers of payment cards being stolen from retail stores and other businesses is occurring because they're failing to keep up with the Payment Card Industry's data security standard, according to the PCI Security Standards Council.

  • Tuning the security analysts

    I have told you about the need to tune our security incident and event monitoring (SIEM) tool. Now we need to tune the analysts who are monitoring the SIEM.

  • Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project

    Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration.

  • Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

    Enterprises that want to share and store files online have yet another option now that Amazon Web Services has opened its Zocalo service to general availability.

  • NASA launches massive Cloud migration

    NASA migrated 65 software applications, including its flagship NASA.gov website to the Cloud in 22 weeks, and the space agency is still in the midst of a massive deployment to the Cloud.

  • FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks

    A U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Wednesday the agency is working with the Secret Service to determine the "scope" of reported cyberattacks against several financial institutions.

  • Telstra’s Whispir comms service to get global expansion

    Telstra has announced plans to offer its cloud-based communications platform, Whispir Conversation, to overseas customers by 31 August 2014.

  • Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

    A payment card industry security consortium warned retailers on Wednesday of the urgency to secure their systems against "Backoff," a malicious software program that steals card numbers.