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Today's Tech: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumours, indiscipline in the IT world, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 UK release

Spare a thought for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 today. Launched back at MWC, the upcoming mini-tablet has enjoyed less attention than a potato at a sack race - thanks in no small part to the general frenzy surrounding the launch of stable mate the Galaxy S4. However, the Galaxy Note 8.0 should now enjoy some much deserved time in the spotlight, with word getting out that the little tablet that could will start hitting UK shelves in April. Which is all well and good, provided you've got some serious bank at your disposal, as early indications point to the Note 8.0 being more expensive than Apple iPad mini and possibly as much as £600! Follow the link for more on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0's UK release date and pricing. (opens in new tab)

We often compare the photographic specifications of smartphones here at ITProPortal, stacking up sensors and lenses against each other. But video-taking quality is just as important for some users. Who wants to save subpar video for posterity - the first steps of your little one can't be pixellated, can they? Hardware.Info therefore compared the video quality of four popular smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5 vs HTC 8X vs HTC One X+, (opens in new tab) both outside in daylight and indoors with modest lighting. Follow the link to find out how they fared.

New research published today has revealed that most organisations have a problem with staff discipline in their IT networks, with security professionals believing that rules and restrictions laid down by IT departments are readily broken (opens in new tab). The findings come from a study conducted by security management firm Lieberman Software, who surveyed nearly 250 security administrators at February's RSA Conference in San Francisco, and of those questioned, over 81 per cent said they suspected employees ignored the security regulations imposed by their organisation. More than a third even caught employees in the act of accessing data they weren't permitted to see, but how many of these security professionals reported the incident? For the answer to this question and many more, follow the link for the full article.

One-upmanship remains the name of the game in the mobile industry, with the latest speculation pointing to South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiling its largest smartphone yet when it breaks cover with the Galaxy Note 3 later this year. The new reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will feature a 5.9in display (opens in new tab) and that the supersize device will feature the latest OLED technology and come with a Full HD resolution. Apparently, the next-gen Galaxy Note will follow in the footsteps of the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4 and break cover at a special Mobile Unpacked event in the US. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy Note 3 would then make its European debut at IFA 2013.

James is a freelance editor, journalist, and writer with 10+ years experience in digital media, SEO and news writing. He has produced content on a number of Future sites, including TechRadar, ITProPortal, Tom's Guide, and T3, and was Senior Staff Writer at ITProPortal.