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Uber branches out into free grocery delivery with no minimum spend

1 hour ago  by Jamie Hinks
Uber branches out into free grocery delivery with no minimum spend
Customers in Washington DC can order goods using a tab inside Uber’s app called The Corner Store and there are a number items available from as little as $1.

‘Tesco Law’ era pushes traditional firms to adopt cloud services and new IT technologies

2 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
‘Tesco Law’ era pushes traditional firms to adopt cloud services and new IT technologies
Law companies of all sizes are being urged by legal IT specialists to adopt cloud technologies in order to enjoy increased flexibility and cost efficiencies.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook edition goes on sale for $179

3 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook edition goes on sale for $179
Barnes & Noble hopes that the new tablet will be a legitimate challenger to Amazon in the eBook and content market, and the deal includes over $200 of extra content.
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Today’s tech: App bubble set to burst, EU fights back at Google and Gartner says consumer 3D printing isn’t coming anytime soon

4 hours ago  by Nathan Chai
Today’s tech: App bubble set to burst, EU fights back at Google and Gartner says consumer 3D printing isn’t coming anytime soon
The best of ITProPortal news including: apps may have reached saturation point, tech companies slam EU's "right to be forgotten," and consumer-grade 3D printers coming in next 10 years.

University College London opens up Wi-Fi network to the general public

5 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
University College London opens up Wi-Fi network to the general public
A partnership with The Cloud will allow UCL to offer a wireless Internet connection to visitors as well as foreign students and it remains free until the start of the next term.

Reviews

Dell Latitude 13 Education Series 3340 review

14 Aug 2014  by James Morris
Dell Latitude 13 Education Series 3340 review
Dell's Latitude 3340 combines rugged design and an incredible battery life in a solid notebook for the education market.

Sony Xperia T3 review

11 Aug 2014  by Sandra Vogel
Sony Xperia T3 review
While we wait to get our hands on the new Sony Xperia Z3, the mid-range, thin, large-screened Xperia T3 has landed for review. So is it any good?

HP Spectre 13 x2 Pro review

08 Aug 2014  by James Morris
HP Spectre 13 x2 Pro review
The Spectre 13 x2 Pro is a very capable tablet-Ultrabook hybrid, although it is a little heavy and on the expensive side.

F-Secure SAFE 2014 review

07 Aug 2014  by Simon Williams
F-Secure SAFE 2014 review
F-Secure SAFE can be installed on several different platforms, not just PCs, as a no-frills form of internet security. It provides a good level of protection.

Amazon Fire Phone review

05 Aug 2014  by Brian Fagioli
Amazon Fire Phone review
We’ve got the full lowdown on Amazon’s Fire Phone before it hits UK shores, which will hopefully happen before too long.

Features

Mobile app of the day: TED

15 hours ago  by Sandra Vogel
Mobile app of the day: TED
TED does not, in fact, refer to a teddy bear, rather it’s the name of a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas – by video. And you can access them with an app.

Is your organisation being paralysed by its legacy IT?

19 Aug 2014  by Ben Fry & David Rigler
Is your organisation being paralysed by its legacy IT?
In this guide we provide six steps to avoid being paralysed by an outdated IT system, and how to ensure that the update process is as cost effective as possible.

A content distribution grudge match: Facebook vs content discovery platforms

19 Aug 2014  by Nathan Chai
A content distribution grudge match: Facebook vs content discovery platforms
What's the best way to get your content or business noticed? Facebook, or content discovery platforms (CDPs)? We look at the pros and cons of both - and you may be surprised at the answer.

How can schools keep up with Generation Z through eLearning technology?

19 Aug 2014  by Jochen Polster
How can schools keep up with Generation Z through eLearning technology?
In this guest blog, Jochen Polster of NComputing discusses the challeneges facing education establishment as the next generation of digitally savvy millenial students enters the system.

"Data scientists aren't quite unicorns, but they're close": How to avoid a big data nightmare

19 Aug 2014  by Joanna Schloss
"Data scientists aren't quite unicorns, but they're close": How to avoid a big data nightmare
Organisations wishing to avoid being outmoded by competitors or outgrown by customers need to embrace a data-driven approach to management and decision making. The path to success is clear.

Deals

Deal: Moto G 4G smartphone PAYG £129.99

11 hours ago  by Dennis Rodgers
Deal: Moto G 4G smartphone PAYG £129.99
In this price bracket, it's inevitable that compromises have to be made in a smartphone's specifications and construction. However, Motorola has played a careful game in this respect.

Deal: NVIDIA GTX 750 TI graphics card only £92.99

19 Aug 2014  by Dennis Rodgers
Deal: NVIDIA GTX 750 TI graphics card only £92.99
The Brand new Palit StormX series is equipped with solid capacitors, ferrite core chokes, and an improved PWM design. It brings you even better performance, and it's only £92.99 right here.

Deal: LG G2 16GB for £160

18 Aug 2014  by Dennis Rodgers
Deal: LG G2 16GB for £160
The LG G2 mini is a welcome addition to LG's range of smartphones, boasting the good looks of the award winning G2, with near zero bezel and the innovative Rear Key.

Daily Deals: Acer Aspire XC-605 desktop PC for £379.99

15 Aug 2014  by Tom Phelan
Daily Deals: Acer Aspire XC-605 desktop PC for £379.99
Though workers are becoming ever more mobile, sometimes the raw power of desktop PC is required. This Acer model is priced competitively by Dabs.com

Daily Deals: Lenovo G505s AMD Quad-Core 15.6in Laptop for £369.95

15 Aug 2014  by Tom Phelan
Daily Deals: Lenovo G505s AMD Quad-Core 15.6in Laptop for £369.95
A decent laptop ain't cheap, so any saving is worth a look. This deal from John Lewis on the Lenovo G505s takes a chunk out of the RRP.

Blog

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 design, specs and launch rumours: LIVE

06 Aug 2014  by Team ITPP
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 design, specs and launch rumours: LIVE
Samsung has officially sent out the invites to "Unpacked 2014 Episode 2", where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4. This is your one-stop-shop for all of the gossip and news.

The digital divide is still a massive issue for second class broadband citizens in the UK

28 Jul 2014  by Mark Wilson
The digital divide is still a massive issue for second class broadband citizens in the UK
The web is an entirely different and hugely frustrating place if you’re stuck out in the sticks with an incredibly slow and unreliable net connection.
Web

Hackers of the world unite as privacy startups answer Snowden’s call

28 Jul 2014  by Maciej Zawadziński
Hackers of the world unite as privacy startups answer Snowden’s call
Maciej Zawadziński, co-founder of Piwik PRO, discusses how the evolution of privacy startups is helping ordinary web users take back control of their data.

Why Apple’s iTime smartwatch patent could be pretty irrelevant

23 Jul 2014  by Guy Wright
Why Apple’s iTime smartwatch patent could be pretty irrelevant
Apple was just granted a patent for an ‘electronic wristband’ called the iTime, but it probably doesn't mean all that much.

A personal look back at the changing role of IT

17 Jul 2014  by Ewan Anderson
A personal look back at the changing role of IT
When I worked in management services in the gas industry 25 years ago, IT was seen as monolithic, unresponsive, inflexible, data centre-based and accessed almost exclusively in line of business mode.