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Finzsoft secures financial assets with hybrid cloud strategy

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:20

Finzsoft secures financial assets with hybrid cloud strategyFinzsoft Solutions has signed a five-year agreement with IBM to move its finance and banking applications to the cloud as part of its hybrid cloud infrastructure.


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Opera Coast browser for iOS gets speed boost, curated content

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:18

Opera Coast browser for iOS gets speed boost, curated contentThe Opera Coast 4.0 update includes a new Turbo mode that uses Opera servers to compress images and videos for faster page loads.>


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Riverbed finds a buyer in private equity firm Thoma Bravo

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:08

Riverbed finds a buyer in private equity firm Thoma BravoAhead of publishing its third quarter earnings report in October, Riverbed had looked poised as a potential buy for the likes of Cisco, Citrix or privately held Blue Coat Systems.


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Why you shouldn't trust Verizon's new encrypted calling app

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:08

Why you shouldn't trust Verizon's new encrypted calling appAnalysis: Thanks to a not-so-secret backdoor, any encrypted calls will be open to intercept anyway, according to the NSA's rules of engagement.


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Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00

Why our drone future is for real -- somedayAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.>


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Microsoft remakes its Active Directory tool for linking Windows Server, Azure

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:14

Microsoft remakes its Active Directory tool for linking Windows Server, AzureMicrosoft has released a new public preview of Azure Active Directory Connect, a tool for connecting Windows Server AD to Azure AD. It will replace DirSync and the standalone Azure AD Sync tools.


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Netflix now supports Android Wear, but it's not the remote control you're hoping for

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:12

Netflix now supports Android Wear, but it's not the remote control you're hoping forOne of the cooler things you can do with an Android Wear smartwatch is remotely control media-playing apps on your connected Android device. SoundCloud is a great example of this, using the watch to display the cover art of what you're listening to and some basic volume and playback controls. Netflix's latest Android update sounds like it would do the same, with the company promising to let you "play" videos using the watch, but it's actually much narrower in functionality.


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BT in talks to buy EE for £12.5bn

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:06

//www.bt.com/newscentre. Mandatory Credit: Adam Liversage / BTThe telecoms giant is in negotiations to buy Deutsche Telekom and Orange's mobile business, EE.


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Roku finally secures HBO Go and Showtime for Comcast subscribers

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:13

Roku finally secures HBO Go and Showtime for Comcast subscribersRoku is the latest streaming service playing fill-in-the-blanks with its video content. An FCC filing reveals that the company has finally secured a deal with Comcast to allow subscribers of the world’s largest cable company access to HBO Go and Showtime on Roku’s devices.The document was spotted by Recode and states that while Comcast has condescended to "authenticate" these two apps in a deal on November 25th, there’s no explicit start date for when the content will be up and running. ...


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The Samsung 850 EVO SSD: Fast, furious, and in fabulous 3D

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:10

 Fast, furious, and in fabulous 3DThe Samsung 850 EVO Series SSDs are out and they're fast, furious, and in fabulous 3D. Check out Samsung's newest SSDs by the numbers on Linux and on Windows.


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Carbonite buys email archiving service MailStore for $20 million

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:10

Carbonite buys email archiving service MailStore for $20 millionCarbonite will integrate MailStore's email archiving and full-text search and indexing capabilities into its portfolio of cloud backup services.


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The iPhone 6 tops Google's 2014 tech search list

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:04

The iPhone 6 tops Google's 2014 tech search listThe search engine's yearly round up of what was hot and what was not saw Apple dominate tech searches, men get to grips with the concept of the selfie and obsession over the Flappy Birds iPhone game hit fever pitch.


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Hearthstone storms onto Android tablets, phone version incoming

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 06:01

Hearthstone storms onto Android tablets, phone version incomingAfter months of anticipation, World of Warcraft-maker Blizzard has brought its popular card-battling game to Google gadgets.>


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Robin Williams' suicide seizes the year on Google

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:48

FILE - In this March 27, 2010 file photo, actor Robin Williams speaks at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The reaction to Williams’ death in August 2014 topped Google’s list of the year’s fastest-rising search requests. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google.


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Imagination Tech sees 'significant' improvement ahead after profit fall

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:43
By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Imagination Technologies, the British company that supplies graphics processing to Apple Inc, said it expected an improved second half as costly investments which weighed on the first months of the year begin to pay off. The cost of developing its MIPS processing platforms -- a computer processing architecture first developed in the 1980s -- and multimedia contributed to a 75 percent drop in adjusted profit in the first half, the company said. "We are migrating from a heavy investment to exploitation," said Chief Executive Hossein Yassaie. ...
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Android increased its lead in smartphones in Q3 sales boom, says Gartner

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:22

Android increased its lead in smartphones in Q3 sales boom, says GartnerAndroid now has 83 percent of the smartphone market, with Chinese vendors benefiting from market growth and a slump in Samsung's sales. Apple also did well, but Windows Phone lost ground on flat sales.


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Microsoft makes available preview of Skype Translator

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:22

Microsoft makes available preview of Skype TranslatorMicrosoft is rolling out its first public preview of its Skype Translator real-time translation service, which is initially available on devices running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Technical Preview.


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What is Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing (HTAP)?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:22

What is Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing (HTAP)?According to analysts, in-memory Hybrid Transaction / Analytical Processing (HTAP) is the future of business applications.


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The year in DIY-IT: Our project recap for 2014

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 05:22

 Our project recap for 2014We've done a bunch of projects in 2014. In this article, we'll take a look at the big ones, along with pointers for how you can get started in any of them you wish.


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