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11 September 2016, 14:24:31 by snadge | Views: 315 | Comments: 7


If you’re after a smartphone in 2016, you’ve got a wealth of handset options – but there are only really two operating systems to go for: Android or iOS. If you’re after a high-end flagship with Android, the Samsung Galaxy 7 has to be our pick of the bunch, while the upcoming iPhone 7 is going to the be the most powerful iOS device in 2016. Apple and Samsung’s handsets are usually released slightly out of sync
11 August 2016, 20:17:39 by Jay9 | Views: 259 | Comments: 0

Telecoms giant BT should be split up, according to the former business minister Anna Soubry.

She told the BBC's Today programme that BT's Openreach unit, which runs much of the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a separate company.

That option was recently considered by the communications regulator Ofcom, but ultimately rejected last month.

"I was very surprised that was pulled back on," Ms Soubry said. "I'm sorry, but they have not delivered."...
09 August 2016, 19:39:36 by Jay9 | Views: 175 | Comments: 0


A London Assembly member has questioned why the Metropolitan Police are still using Windows XP on tens of thousands of computers.

Conservative Andrew Boff told the BBC it would not be cost-effective to keep paying for patches to make sure the operating system was secure.

Last year, a Freedom of Information request by the tech site Motherboard found 35,000 Met PCs ran XP.

09 August 2016, 12:55:33 by snadge | Views: 237 | Comments: 2


Check Point researchers have warned of a security hole in the microchips used in almost a billion Android devices that - if exploited - could give hackers complete access:

An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities using a malicious app. Such an app would require no special permissions to take advantage of these vulnerabilities, alleviating any suspicion users may have when installing.
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