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GTK+ Gets Smoother Scrolling, Support To Turn Off Input Methods

Phoronix - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:53pm
A new development release of GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit is now available ahead of next month's official GNOME 3.16 release...

It's the EU and me against the world – Euro digi-chief

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:47pm
Union needs data protection, copyright laws, says Oetti

Europe must stick together or the US will suck out our brains data; so warned Europe’s digi chief Gunther H-dot Oettinger on Tuesday.…

Soz SMEs, we're not interested in your direct biz

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:34pm
Gov fudges overall small biz spend figures, claims success

Small biz suppliers received no more love from government procurement departments last year, with direct spend dipping by 0.1 per cent compared with 2012/13 to £4.5bn.…

Microsoft's Onedrive cloud storage API is now available for developers

L'Inq - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:30pm

From Redmond with love


Denmark tops European tech table, two other Scandis right behind

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:19pm
There’s more digital things than we dreamt of

The European Commission has published its league table of digital countries and the Best of Europe’s tech world is, you guessed it, Denmark!…

Not even GCHQ and NSA can crack our SIM key database, claims Gemalto

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 12:10pm
If snooping was done, it was done via comms intercept

SIM card manufacturer Gemalto has given more details of what it understands is behind the reports that GCHQ and the NSA got their mitts on the encryption keys for its SIM cards.…

Speaking in Tech: 'He's walking around with a rubber horse's head on'

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:47am
Brocade VP's family Xmas sounds ... er, fun

XenData’s storage Jurassic Park: PC tape backup is BAAAAACK

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:27am
Ask your granny about external tape drives, son

Back in the old days, those dim and distant ones before the millennium, before the '90s even, you could backup your PC to external tape drives. It was a nightmare mix of weird software and slow transfer speeds ... and then external disks came along to rescue us.…

Android and iOS claim a combined 96.3 percent share of smartphone market

L'Inq - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:27am

Squeeze out Windows Phone and BlackBerry


Microsoft cuts Facebook Messenger, Google Talk from Outlook.com

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:01am
Skype, anybody?

Microsoft is doubling down on Skype by killing integration with Google Talk and Facebook Messenger in Outlook.com.…

Apple ordered to pay Smartflash $533m in iTunes patent lawsuit

L'Inq - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:31am

And it isn't too happy about it


Storage modernisation reality check

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:28am
Are you a zero or a hero?

Keeping up with evolving storage demands is tough. This came through strongly in a recent Reg research study.…

Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course

Slashdot - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:16am
An anonymous reader writes: Security researcher Moxie Marlinspike has an interesting post about the state of GPG-encrypted communications. After using GPG for much of its lifetime, he says he now dreads getting a GPG-encrypted email in his inbox. "Instead of developing opinionated software with a simple interface, GPG was written to be as powerful and flexible as possible. It's up to the user whether the underlying cipher is SERPENT or IDEA or TwoFish. The GnuPG man page is over sixteen thousand words long; for comparison, the novel Fahrenheit 451 is only 40k words. Worse, it turns out that nobody else found all this stuff to be fascinating. Even though GPG has been around for almost 20 years, there are only ~50,000 keys in the "strong set," and less than 4 million keys have ever been published to the SKS keyserver pool ever. By today's standards, that's a shockingly small user base for a month of activity, much less 20 years." Marlinspike concludes, "I think of GPG as a glorious experiment that has run its course. ... GPG isn't the thing that's going to take us to ubiquitous end to end encryption, and if it were, it'd be kind of a shame to finally get there with 1990's cryptography."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Who uses the Universal Credit system? ALMOST NOBODY, says report

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:05am
Analyst: It'll take just 120 years to complete. Phew!

Very little progress has been made on the Department for Work and Pensions' disastrous Universal Credit programme, with just 0.3 per cent of the eligible population using it, the Public Accounts Committee has said.…

$533 MEEELLION – the cost of Apple’s iTunes patent infringement

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 9:29am
Smartflash reportedly happy with the verdict. Pope, Catholic

Apple has been ordered to pay nearly half a billion dollars to Texas-based patent licensing company Smartflash after a jury found that Cupertino's iTunes music service had violated three patents.…

Pebble Time funding smashes $8m milestone on Kickstarter

L'Inq - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 9:22am

Shows demand for iOS-compatible smartwatches


Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 9:06am
Never mind the bugs... love the skin Ubuntu's in

Review  Elementary Linux has released the second beta of the imminent Freya release of its OS.…

Russia considers keeping its own half of the ISS alive after 2024

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 8:29am
Glorious Soviet modules to outlive degenerate capitalist space-slum, comrade

Russia has decided that if Europe ends its involvement in the International Space Station (ISS), it will undock and keep its half alive.…

Zeus scumbag infects itself, buddies, with rival Trojan

El Reg - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 8:22am
See what happens when you don't run antivirus?

A Zeus hacker cabal has infected itself and its colleagues with a rival malware in an act of poetic justice noticed by RSA researcher Lior Ben-Porat.…

The Intel IT department guide to running an IT department

L'Inq - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 8:13am

Firm's IT director Chris Shaw talks mobility, big data and the IoT


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