Communications

Apple teams up with MasterCard, Visa for iPhone 6 mobile wallet

Pay by touch feature to debut in iPhone 6 report
NFC technology will reportedly let iPhone users make payments using their shiny new Apple devices
01 Sep 2014

Backbytes: Google tests drones, start digging your bunker

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'Project Wing' gets its first public flight, but how much of our lives does Google want to control?
29 Aug 2014

Milton Keynes College improves BYOD network and data centre efficiency with IT revamp

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College boosts effiency by replacing data centre with Dell servers based on Intel processors
27 Aug 2014

Intel reveals world’s smallest wireless modem at 10mm

IoT enablement seems target of miniature new self-contained hardware
26 Aug 2014

Huawei drops 'not profitable' Windows Phone as Microsoft faces new China anti-trust probe

'It has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone,' says Huawei's Richard Yu
26 Aug 2014

Bad news for Android, good news for BlackBerry: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

NHS IT, getting your own back on hackers, Linux cold feet and Windows 9 - it's all here folks
22 Aug 2014

Using mobile and big data to accommodate customer needs – an interview with Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos

Hotels.com CTO Thierry Bedos tells Danny Palmer how harnessing mobile and big data technology is allowing the hotel booking service to cater to the personal preferences of customers
22 Aug 2014

Unified communications systems: how and why they fail to deliver

Failure to consult widely enough and provide sufficient training underlie many of the common issues that afflict UC systems
20 Aug 2014

More than meets the eye: transforming IT at Jagex - an interview with head of IT Barry Zubel

Barry Zubel, head of IT at game developer Jagex, tells Danny Palmer about virtualising servers, automation and how IT infrastructure will be key to a smooth launch for their next big release
20 Aug 2014

Android smartphone and tablet Wi-Fi 'not great' for enterprise use

'Android needs someone to fix its Wi-Fi,' Jagex head of IT Barry Zubel tells Computing
19 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry crumble stops abruptly as smartphone sales bounce

BlackBerry arrests its decline as sales increase sequentially in the second quarter, according to IDC
18 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Top Gear and porn – what North Korean internet users are downloading

Anything that launches Guardian readers into fits of splenetic, spittle-flecked rage is good with us
15 Aug 2014

Samsung pays $200m for internet of things platform SmartThings

Samsung follows fashion set by Apple and Google to buy household automation company
15 Aug 2014

Running a slick SaaS IT operation: an interview with BG Group global CIO Angus McCallum

Angus McCallum tells Danny Palmer how shifting towards software-as-a-service tools like Box and SunGard has improved efficiency and flexibility at the multinational oil and gas firm
15 Aug 2014

BlackBerry expands 'BBM Protected' service to all devices using Balance

More security for your BB-buck, or just another marketing effort?
15 Aug 2014

Michael J Fox Foundation uses big data to monitor Parkinson's disease

Medical research organisation joins forces with Intel to help speed development of new drugs
14 Aug 2014

Internet crashes worldwide as routers run out of memory

Ageing internet hardware struggling to keep up with internet growth, causing a series of crashes – with worse to come
14 Aug 2014

Whatever happened to the 'desktop smartphone'?

From ambitious crowdfunder to barely a whispered memory, the Ubuntu Edge didn't lead the pack in the way many had hoped. But just what is the status of the converged, desktop-capable smartphone?
13 Aug 2014

Backbytes: iPads not welcome here. Good

Manchester United bans iPads from the "theatre of dreams". About time, too
12 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Braintree GP surgery's zero-tolerance of social-media whiners

“Rude” people complaining online given warning by Braintree practice manager
12 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Unhackable Blackphone, err, hacked

$829 'secure' smartphone rooted in five-minutes flat at DefCon security conference
12 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Is Uber trying to drive its rivals out of business?

That old trick of ordering a pizza or a cab for some unsuspected chump is never quite so funny when you're found out...
12 Aug 2014

Government claims ‘superfast’ broadband plan is 'on track' after reaching one million homes and businesses in UK

Culture secretary Sajid Javid believes businesses can boost profits by upgrading to 24Mbps broadband
08 Aug 2014