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ITProPortal Evening Roundup 22-05-12

GitHub, the web-based code hosting service, announced its first ever release for Windows. GitHub For Windows, as the application is being called, is available as a free download for devices running XP, Vista, Windows 7 and the yet-to-be-released 8. To-date, developers using Windows have had to rely on clients like TortoiseGit or SmartGit to run GitHub, which has long been available for Mac and Linux.

Not only is Apple responsible for reshaping the expectations of both the markets and its consumers, but the company also plays a big part in the growth of its supply chain. According to a research note from Citibank analyst, Jim Suva, without Apple, the group of companies currently providing components for iDevices would report "negative growth."

Vodafone has announced its annual results for the fiscal year which ended on the 31st of March, with global revenue up 1.2 per cent year-on-year to £46.4 billion. However, the firm's European revenue faltered, down 0.6 per cent to just a whisker under £30 billion. The Eurozone crisis hasn't helped the company.

Paysafecard PINs sold over the Internet are increasingly being linked to fraud, the Vienna-based company warns. The electronic payment method billed as "cash for the Internet" uses a pre-paid system and does not require debit or credit cards. The service, which is regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Commission, aims to function like cash instead.

The next generation of the Samsung Galaxy Ace, the Ace 2, has been made available from Three. The smartphone is now purchasable online, and will be on shelves in-store, from the 25th of May. The Galaxy Ace 2 comes with a 3.8in display, while powered by a dual-core 800MHz processor, with 4GB of internal memory and 768MB of RAM.