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Blighty wants to ‘strengthen links’ with Huawei via the begging bowl

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 12:02pm
Whittingdale plays Twist to Ken Hu’s Bumble

John Whittingdale, the UK's Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has indicated Blighty would like more cash from Chinese kit maker Huawei after its current £1.3bn investment pot runs dry in 2017.…

GoT season finale smashes piracy records despite HBO's stark warning

L'Inq - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 11:55am

You know nothing, HBO

Nokia to LG: You want our smartphone IP? Alright, you got it

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 11:39am
A technology swap? That's very thoughtful, but we'd prefer cash, please

Nokia – the bit in Finland, not the bit that belongs to Microsoft – isn’t making mobile phones anymore, but it’s still making money from them.…

FBI Investigating Series of Fiber Cuts In San Francisco Bay Area

Slashdot - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 11:29am
jfruh writes: Ten times over four separate nights in the past year, telecom cables have been mysteriously cut in various locations around the San Francisco Bay Area. Now the FBI is investigating the incidents as potential sabotage. ITWorld reports: "In the past year, there were 10 instances on four separate nights when telecom cables were intentionally cut in Fremont, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Berkeley and San Jose, the agency said Monday. FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich said it's unclear if the incidents are unrelated or the work of a single person or group, but the FBI is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious."

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Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 launches – and gets Android in on the act

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 11:19am
Shrinks time, enlarges your wrinkles and gets hazy

Pics  Adobe has updated its Creative Cloud Suite for 2015, bringing enhancements and new features to 15 desktop applications and delivering tighter integration for its desktop and mobile users. Adobe has also let Android in on the mobile party with versions of Brush, Color, Ps Mix and Shape being made available to the platform for the first time.…

EE Harrier Tab arrives with Android 5.1, a 64-bit chip and Cat 4 LTE

L'Inq - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 11:02am

8in tablet takes on the iPad Mini with £200 price tag

Why are there so many Windows Server 2003 stragglers?

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 10:54am
The strange afterlife of an unsupported operating system

Windows Server 2003 is almost out of support, and many of us simply don't have the option to upgrade to a newer operating system. In some cases this problem is self-imposed. In others it is the result of events beyond our control. Either way, there are millions of businesses – mostly small businesses – who simply don't have the option to upgrade even if they wanted to.…

Cinnamon 2.6 – a Linux desktop for Windows XP refugees

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 10:42am
Dual monitor support, better panels, and improvements in speed

Review  Cinnamon is best known as one of the two default desktops for Linux Mint, which is fast approaching its next major update. Mint 17.2 will include the brand new Cinnamon 2.6, just released, when delivered later this year.…

Early USB Type-C devices won't offer significant speed boosts over USB 3.0

L'Inq - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 10:37am

Integral spills the beans on the great USB misdirection

EU legal eagles to vote on lonely pirate Reda's copyright report

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 10:19am
Yarr! There's 550 amendments seeking to water down me beauty, says MEP

The legal affairs committee of the European Parliament will vote today on Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda’s controversial copyright report.…

Bing will move to TLS encryption by default this summer

L'Inq - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 9:58am

Spells 816 T7OU813 for its rivals

Ready to go again, soldier? <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> remake revealed

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 9:57am
Square Enix unveils PS4 reboot of revered series

E3 2015  Game studio Square Enix has announced it is remaking the groundbreaking role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII.…

Hackers serve password manager LastPass a slice of irony

L'Inq - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 9:33am

Firm advises users to change their master passwords

Corrective lenses needed for Gartner's flashy array vision

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 9:28am
Dell and HDS missing from excessively proscriptive market snapshot

Comment  Gartner's gnomes gnosticated on all flash array sales (AFA) and revenues recently. Dell did not appear at all in its charts or revenue numbers and neither did HDS, leading us to suppose Dell revenues were lower than any of the eight AFA vendors mentioned. Yes, really.…

Malware Attacks Give Criminals 1,425% Return On Investment

Slashdot - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 9:26am
An anonymous reader writes: Trustwave released a new report which reveals the top cybercrime, data breach and security threat trends. According to their findings, attackers receive an estimated 1,425 percent return on investment for exploit kit and ransomware schemes ($84,100 net revenue for each $5,900 investment). Retail was the most compromised industry making up 43 percent of investigations followed by food and beverage (13 percent) and hospitality (12 percent).

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A server apocalypse can come in different shapes and sizes. Be prepared

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 9:01am
Plan Bs, from corrupted data to pandemics

I run into the same misconceptions about business continuity on an almost daily basis. “We’ve already got backups, so why would we need to have a disaster recovery site as well?,” comes up with alarming regularity, as does: “We spent tens of thousands on a disaster recovery site, so why did we have that four-minute outage – why didn’t we switch over to DR and get our money’s worth?”…

Xbox One will soon be able to play Xbox 360 games

L'Inq - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 8:59am

Microsoft takes the fight to Sony with backwards compatability feature

Euro Commish OKs €3bn German broadband aid scheme

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 8:32am
Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit — und Internet natürlich

Germany has got the green light from the European Commission to push ahead with a publicly funded scheme to roll out next generation access (NGA) broadband networks.…

Testing Windows 10 on Surface 3: Perfect combo or buggy embuggerance?

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 8:02am
Desktop friendly release makes you wish for Windows 8

Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet should be the perfect hardware for Windows 10, set to be released on 29 July. We put it to the test.…

VMware's got SaaS – and you – surrounded with SSOaaS

El Reg - Tue, 16/06/2015 - 7:41am
That's Single Sign On as a Service from the cloud, to your mobe, and in IBM+Apple's face

VMware's ever-expanding end-user computing and cloud portfolios have embiggened, again, with the advent of a new single sign-on product called VMware Identity Manager.…