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Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe

1 hour ago  by Paul Cooper
Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe
Google is running a “protection racket” designed to build its own digital “superstate”, according to Mathias Döpfner, the man behind some of Europe’s best-selling newspapers.

Android smashes app downloads, but Apple iOS pulls all the profit

2 hours ago  by Angela Moscaritolo
Android smashes app downloads, but Apple iOS pulls all the profit
Google Play is the king of app stores, nabbing the most downloads during the first quarter of the year, but Apple's iOS App Store still makes more money, according to a new report from analytics firm.

iPhone 5S reigns king of durable smartphones, Galaxy S5 takes second place

3 hours ago  by Angela Moscaritolo
iPhone 5S reigns king of durable smartphones, Galaxy S5 takes second place
Samsung's new Galaxy S5 is more durable than its predecessor and other popular Android handsets, but can't withstand accidents as well as Apple's iPhone 5s, according to a new report .

Google Chrome remote desktop app lets you control your PC with your smartphone

5 hours ago  by Ryan Whitwam
Google Chrome remote desktop app lets you control your PC with your smartphone
After reports surfacted online that Google was beta testing a Chrome Remote Desktop app for mobile devices, an official Android app has finally launched.

HTC One M8 camera ripped off in new Google app

6 hours ago  by Ryan Whitwam
HTC One M8 camera ripped off in new Google app
The rumours have been swirling for months, but Google has finally released its new camera app for Android devices. The app is in the Play Store and can be installed on any device running Android 4.4.

Reviews

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.

Samsung Galaxy S5 review

14 Apr 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Samsung Galaxy S5 review
Samsung’s freshly unleashed flagship handset has some alluring new features, and the company has cut down nicely on the bloated software.

Microsoft Excel for iPad review

11 Apr 2014  by Edward Mendelson
Microsoft Excel for iPad review
Excel for the iPad packs a lot of power into a fast and slick tablet app, but when it comes to serious number crunching, it won’t be replacing the desktop version any time soon.

Microsoft Word for iPad review

10 Apr 2014  by Edward Mendelson
Microsoft Word for iPad review
Word is a superbly designed and aesthetically impressive word processor for the iPad, and it’s a must-have for iPad-owning Microsoft Office users.

Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad review

07 Apr 2014  by Edward Mendelson
Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad review
PowerPoint is an impressive enough app which sits nicely on the iPad, but the Office 365 subscription requirement for editing hampers it.

Features

The best free video utilities for your Windows PC

1 hour ago  by Eric Griffith
The best free video utilities for your Windows PC
We’ve got a grand selection of video software for you here, from DVD authoring tools through to media players and file conversion utilities.

MTI Forum 2014: Are you ready to stop threats across the kill chain?

2 hours ago  by Tom Phelan
MTI Forum 2014: Are you ready to stop threats across the kill chain?
Firms are increasingly having to deal with advanced persistent threats to their network security. Can the concept of the kill chain help them in their fight though?

A guide to buying the best photo printer

2 hours ago  by M. David Stone, Tony Hoffman
A guide to buying the best photo printer
How do you pick the best photo printer for your needs? By following the plentiful advice we have for you in this article, that’s how.

Create operational flexibility with cost-effective cloud computing

3 hours ago  by ITPP in association with IBM
Create operational flexibility with cost-effective cloud computing
This paper provides a view of cloud computing for the chemicals and petroleum industry and describes the technologies and functions that can help them improve efficiency and reduce costs.

A primer on IP addresses

3 hours ago  by Samara Lynn
A primer on IP addresses
The best way to gain control over your small business or home network is to understand some networking fundamentals – and here we’ll focus on the basics of IP addresses.

Deals

Daily deal: Easter smartphone discounts at Vodafone UK

22 hours ago  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

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.

FashTech series launches at Google Campus in Tech City: A closer look

25 Mar 2014  by Tom Phelan
FashTech series launches at Google Campus in Tech City: A closer look
FashTech brings fashion and tech together in a series of events. ITProPortal headed down to the inaugural meet at Google Campus and had a bit of a ball.

Everything you need to know about the HTC One M8

25 Mar 2014  by Team ITPP
Everything you need to know about the HTC One M8
HTC has pulled the cloak on its brand new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M8. Join us for live updating coverage as the world reacts to the new device!