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China sticks with Windows XP to avoid the cost of upgrades

2 hours ago  by Alex Hamilton
China sticks with Windows XP to avoid the cost of upgrades
The Chinese government has decided that it will stick with using Windows XP as the operating system of choice, rather than upgrading to a newer platform. The decision, it says, its to avoid costs.

Could the iPhone 6 have a curved display?

3 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Could the iPhone 6 have a curved display?
Rounded edges and a slightly curved screen are the order of the day, at least according to a source who talked to a Japanese blog.

Slowest broadband streets in the UK named

4 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Slowest broadband streets in the UK named
The two most sluggish broadband areas are in Essex and Wales, with an average connection speed of 0.6Mbps according to Uswitch.com.

IBM unveils Power8 processors to challenge Intel’s x86 server dominance

5 hours ago  by Darren Allan
IBM unveils Power8 processors to challenge Intel’s x86 server dominance
IBM is going for a major push with its new big data crunching Power8 technology, twinned with the muscle of the OpenPower Foundation.

Bank of England to simulate cyber war attacks in Operation Waking Shark 3

5 hours ago  by Dan Raywood
Bank of England to simulate cyber war attacks in Operation Waking Shark 3
The Bank of England is to test banking organisations’ vulnerabilities as part of a broader assessment of the reliability of their information security defences.

Reviews

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

23 Apr 2014  by Eugene Kim
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review
The Xperia Z2 Tablet is a svelte slate and a powerful performer – but does it do enough to stand out from the crowd?

Sony Xperia Z2 review

22 Apr 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Sony Xperia Z2 review
The Xperia Z2 is the new flagship handset from Sony, but does it pack enough goodness to earn a place at the top table?

Crucial m500 960GB review

20 Apr 2014  by Joel Hruska
Crucial m500 960GB review
The Crucial m500 internal SSD gives some ground in the performance stakes, but the trade-off is encryption capabilities and a larger pool of redundant flash.

Nokia Lumia 1320 review

17 Apr 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Nokia Lumia 1320 review
The Nokia Lumia 1320 brings 4G and a large screen to those who want Windows Phone at a wallet-friendly price – but does it do enough to please in all departments?

Samsung Gear Fit review

15 Apr 2014  by Jill Duffy
Samsung Gear Fit review
Samsung’s Gear Fit is part fitness tracker and part smartwatch, and a thing of beauty – but it’s mainly just an accessory for recent Samsung devices.

Features

How third parties bring threats onto your network

39 minutes ago  by Paul Cooper
How third parties bring threats onto your network
ITProPortal spoke to Brian Foster, the CTO of Damballa and a veteran of Symantec and McAfee about what the new landscape of security, and why third parties could be the weak link in your security.

A look inside Nokia's Here mapping headquarters

54 minutes ago  by Doug Newcomb
A look inside Nokia's Here mapping headquarters
We visited the HQ of Nokia Here in downtown Chicago, to take a look at what they’re working on, and how it’s important for the future of autonomous vehicles.

OnePlus One: Hands-on preview

1 hour ago  by Sascha Segan
OnePlus One: Hands-on preview
The OnePlus One smartphone promises a Galaxy S5-class experience for a mere £229. We got the chance to check it out, and see if this phablet is as promising as it sounds.

Top tech icons: The women breaking gender boundaries

4 hours ago  by Paul Cooper
Top tech icons: The women breaking gender boundaries
In honour of international Girls in ICT Day, ITProPortal has put together a definitive list of women who have climbed to the top of multinational companies and changed the face of the tech world.

The key questions you need to ask before throwing your data into the cloud

6 hours ago  by Laurence James
The key questions you need to ask before throwing your data into the cloud
Cloud has been an industry buzzword for some time but has continued to evolve at quite a pace. Despite this, a major theme of discussion that remains is how to avoid the risks associated with it.

Deals

Daily deal: Easter smartphone discounts at Vodafone UK

16 Apr 2014  by Alysia Judge
Daily deal: Easter smartphone discounts at Vodafone UK
If your mobile phone has finally taken its last breath and shows no sign of resurrecting, Vodafone is on hand this Easter with a plethora of deals to tempt you in your next purchase.

Daily deal: New Apple iPad Air for £79.99

15 Apr 2014  by Alysia Judge
Daily deal: New Apple iPad Air for £79.99
Nuance Power PDF is running a competition that gives customers the chance to win an iPad Air by entering a prize draw, or by purchasing a product for £79.99.

The UK's best HTC One M8 deals revealed

26 Mar 2014  by James Laird
The UK's best HTC One M8 deals revealed
Anyone who fancies a new toy can now hit the high street and get their hands on HTC's new flagship smartphone, the One M8, but should savvy buyers be looking? We roundup all the best deals for the M8.

Daily deal: Save 99% on premium phone calls

21 Feb 2014  by Alysia Judge
Daily deal: Save 99% on premium phone calls
Digitech Communications claims its bibitel patented sim skin can save customers up to a 99 per cent average saving on premium rate calls in the UK.

Daily deal: 25% off the Apple iPad Mini

20 Feb 2014  by Alysia Judge
Daily deal: 25% off the Apple iPad Mini
eBay is selling the 16GB Apple iPad Mini with Wi-Fi for the rather precise pricer of £202.99 with free delivery thrown in on top.

Blog

Apple iPhone 6 design, features and release rumours: LIVE

23 Apr 2014  by Team ITPP
Apple iPhone 6 design, features and release rumours: LIVE
It seems like only yesterday that Apple released its iPhone 5S and 5C, but already whispers and leaks about the iPhone 6 are coming in thick and fast. We're bringing you all the news as it breaks.

Could Google revolutionise the smartphone industry with Project Ara?

22 Apr 2014  by Seamus Condron
Could Google revolutionise the smartphone industry with Project Ara?
The modular phone could truly transform the mobile industry, but Google is going to have to get behind the idea and really push it.

A closer look at how poor marketing assured Windows XP its cult status

15 Apr 2014  by Seamus Condron
A closer look at how poor marketing assured Windows XP its cult status
How would Microsoft have evolved if it had kept the XP moniker as a brand, like Apple did with OS X? Would XP still have its cult status today? We doubt it...

Farewell Windows XP: A great OS which has been banished to the land of the living dead

09 Apr 2014  by John C. Dvorak
Farewell Windows XP: A great OS which has been banished to the land of the living dead
Windows XP was the best of all worlds and did its job without distractions. However, XP will now become a zombie OS in the land of the living dead.

Microsoft’s Office for iPad: An app for all the suckers out there

02 Apr 2014  by John C. Dvorak
Microsoft’s Office for iPad: An app for all the suckers out there
Microsoft’s office suite has been unleashed on Apple’s tablet, and here, we’re discussing whether this is a worthwhile endeavour.