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News Archive » December, 2011

Touch image sign-in to feature in Windows 8

Microsoft has released details of a new way to login into their devices. The user will touch an image stored on their device in a particular pattern of circles, swipes or taps to enable them access to their device. The novel log on process is designed for tablet devices as it was felt that standard…

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Has Google infringed on BT patents?

BT has filed a law suit against Google for alleged infringements on a number of its patents. BT have said the infringements concern ‘service provision system for communication networks, navigation information system, storage and retrieval of location based information in a distributed network of data storage devices, telecommunications apparatus and method, and communications node for…

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Novell release Open Enterprise Server 11

The new release streamlines management of file and print networks, gives you more flexibility and helps lower costs with capabilities such as: Full support for VMware virtualization Quick and easy updates and patches Reduction in power consumption Novell say they have responded to customers requests for Open Enterprise Server on the latest version of SUSE®…

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YouTube creates educational video service

YouTube have announced the launch of an educational version of the popular video sharing network. The school friendly site will contain educational videos but be free from the usual distractions of music videos or funny viral videos. The new service allows schools to turn on a network setting that means pupils can only access content…

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HP WebOS released to open source community

HP has announced they are giving their WebOS to the open source community to advance a ‘new generation of application and devices’. HP says they will also continue to invest in the project.  This development was not an unexpected one the HP TouchPad, launched in April 2010, was withdrawn from sale after receiving mixed reviews.…

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Kaspersky says UK employees unaware of IT security issues

Senior security researcher David Emm at Kaspersky Lab has conducted an online survey of 1300 IT professionals in 11 countries. The aim was to discover they level of comprehension of IT security issues, within organisations. He was surprised to find the ‘low level’ of awareness regarding potential IT security issues amongst employees. Some employees simply…

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