Highlighters at the ready, folks: Apple has revealed details about the 2013 iteration of its Worldwide Developers Conference, which will take place in San Francisco between 10-14 June. Tickets to the annual showcase, to be held at the Moscone West exhibition centre, will go on sale to tomorrow at 18:00 BST and are widely expected to sell out almost instantly. While WWDC is pitched primarily at Apple's developer community, it is also often used as a platform for the company to launch new technology, especially on the software front. In fact, it wouldn't come as a surprise at all if Apple launched iOS 7 at WWDC 2013. Follow the link for more details about the annual Apple hobnob.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 becomes available to UK consumers on 27 April, and ahead of the device's eagerly anticipated release, reviews of the latest Android super-smartphone have started trickling in from around the world. Of course, if it's the definitive Galaxy S4 review you're after, you'll have to stay tuned to ITProPortal - we're looking forward to putting the handset through its paces in the immediate future. In the meantime, it's interesting to see the reaction of our fellow pundits, some of whom have taken the device for an initial spin. As was the case at the Samsung Galaxy S4's launch back in March, reaction to the handset has been mixed, with reviewers generally impressed by the device whilst still noting a few faults. Click on for our full Samsung Galaxy S4 review roundup.
Security group BAE Systems Detica has stuck its oar into the ongoing saga surrounding China's alleged involvement in cyber attacks on foreign organisations, announcing at Infosec that the Shanghai hacking unit levelled with major accusations in February is active once again. The claims appear to be an attempt from BAE Detica to make its presence felt at a ferociously busy Infosec this week, perhaps drawing attention to the product and partnership announcements the group has made this week. But the newly-released statement provides some juicy reading and throws more suspicion over the cyber conduct of China, so read on for all the fresh claims.
Indeed, reports of China's involvement in global cyber espionage are as common as snowflakes in winter. A second new study, Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report, confirms that China was indeed behind plenty of cyber attacks in 2012, with hackers targeting data that furthers national interests, such as military or classified information, economy-boosting plans, insider information or trade secrets, and technical resources such as source code. According to this particular report, "state-affiliated actors tied to China [were] the biggest mover in 2012. " Follow the link for more details about the digital trickery that went on last year.