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Facebook users forced to download Messenger to send private messages

47 minutes ago  by Jamie Hinks
Facebook users forced to download Messenger to send private messages
Those using the service on an iPhone or Android device now have to download the separate app in order to interact using its in-built messaging service.

Eventbrite acquires Twitter and Amazon Veteran

48 minutes ago  by Nathan Chai
Eventbrite acquires Twitter and Amazon Veteran
Eventbrite have continued their recent hiring spree by acquiring ex-Twitter director Laurent Sellier as vice president of product.
Web

City of London places advertising banners on illegitimate sites

1 hour ago  by Jamie Hinks
City of London places advertising banners on illegitimate sites
It is warning customers to close the window on sites that are under investigation for breaching copyright and file sharing services form the brunt of those targeted.

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display range

2 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display range
The 13in models have seen their processors stepped up, and the entry-level version has had its RAM doubled, among other tweaks to the range, with a little movement on the price front too.

Microsoft's re-shuffle continues as Yammer and Office 365 teams merge

2 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Microsoft's re-shuffle continues as Yammer and Office 365 teams merge
Following its announcement that it would be cutting 18,000 jobs over 12 months, Microsoft has continued to ring the changes with the formal merger of its Yammer and Office 365 teams.

Reviews

Logitech Type S Protective Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review

27 Jul 2014  by Brian Fagioli
Logitech Type S Protective Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review
Logitech can generally be relied upon to produce quality peripherals, and this keyboard case for the Galaxy Tab S is no exception.

Nokia Lumia 930 review: The Windows Phone to rule them all

22 Jul 2014  by Alysia Judge
Nokia Lumia 930 review: The Windows Phone to rule them all
We've been leaving fingerprints all over the new Nokia Lumia 930, the first smartphone born since Microsoft bought Nokia. So should you buy it?

Tronsmart T1000 review

19 Jul 2014  by Ian Barker
Tronsmart T1000 review
Tronsmart might not be a name you’ve heard of, but the company produces a streaming media stick which is half the price of Google’s Chromecast.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review

18 Jul 2014  by Brian Fagioli
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review
The new Galaxy Tab S is a storming offering from Samsung, with a superb screen and many other boons. But is it better than the iPad Air?

Dell Latitude E5540 review

17 Jul 2014  by James Morris
Dell Latitude E5540 review
Dell's Latitude E5540 offers a good specification for the money, but this laptop is let down in a couple of key areas.

Features

Study: Bans on social media are useless

17 minutes ago  by Nathan Chai
Study: Bans on social media are useless
A recent study has found that 40 per cent of office workers in the EU reported workplace restrictions on or outright banning of social media, cloud storage apps and video streaming services.

Does Apple intentionally make old iPhones slower? The truth behind “planned obsolescence”

1 hour ago  by Nathan Chai
Does Apple intentionally make old iPhones slower? The truth behind “planned obsolescence”
Nate Chai delves deep into the psyche of Apple to discover the truth behind the, largely anecdotal, statement "Apple are forcing me to upgrade".

IPv6 is driving the future of the car industry

1 hour ago  by Axel Pawlik
IPv6 is driving the future of the car industry
Every device that connects to the Internet needs an IP address, and the problem is that we've very nearly run out of them. This could be a real barrier to the future of the automotive industry.

Nvidia Shield Tablet: Hands-on preview

2 hours ago  by Rob Enderle
Nvidia Shield Tablet: Hands-on preview
This is a tablet designed by gamers for gamers. It is the latest addition to the Nvidia Shield line, and is refreshingly different to your average slate.
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OkCupid’s Facebook-style experimentation admission: A cynical stunt?

2 hours ago  by Mark Wilson
OkCupid’s Facebook-style experimentation admission: A cynical stunt?
The dating site OkCupid has freely admitted lying to its customers, but is there more to their coming clean than meets the eye?

Deals

Daily tech deals: Lenovo Thinkpad B50 laptop with £30 cashback

5 hours ago  by Alysia Judge
Daily tech deals: Lenovo Thinkpad B50 laptop with £30 cashback
In the market for a new laptop? You can get the Lenovo Thinkpad B50 laptop for £168.98 after £30 cashback from the generous folks at Lenovo's head office.

Daily tech deals: Discounted Raspberry Pi Model B at Amazon

28 Jul 2014  by Alysia Judge
Daily tech deals: Discounted Raspberry Pi Model B at Amazon
The Raspberry Pi is an ultra-low-cost, deck-of-cards sized Linux computer, designed to promote computer science and programming in a fun way, and it can be yours for under £30.

Daily Deals: HP 250 G2 Laptop for £219.99

25 Jul 2014  by Tom Phelan
Daily Deals: HP 250 G2 Laptop for £219.99
ebuyer.com are offering the HP 250 G2 Laptop for £219.99 - slashing the usual price by £50. The G2 comes with Windows 8.1, an Intel Celeron Dual Core N2810 2Ghz...

Daily Deals: Blaupunkt 39in Full HD TV for £199

24 Jul 2014  by Tom Phelan
Daily Deals: Blaupunkt 39in Full HD TV for £199
Can't see the Commonwealth Games in high enough definition on your current TV? Maybe you should consider this deal from Tesco.

Daily Deals: Amazon Kindle 6in eReader for £49

23 Jul 2014  by Tom Phelan
Daily Deals: Amazon Kindle 6in eReader for £49
If you'd rather not be weighed down by a backpack of books this summer holiday, this daily deal could be for you. With Kindle integrated Wi-Fi you can even download books on the go.

Blog

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.

Edward Snowden is absolutely justified in his disgust at Cameron’s “emergency” surveillance legislation

14 Jul 2014  by Mark Wilson
Edward Snowden is absolutely justified in his disgust at Cameron’s “emergency” surveillance legislation
With its surveillance bill being pushed through with no debate, Snowden is likening the British government to the NSA.