Communications

Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search tool

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Mayer describes deal as 'most significant partnership for Yahoo in five years'
21 Nov 2014

Yahoo Mail down as undersea cable is severed

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Not known when normal service will be resumed
21 Nov 2014

Computing's top 10 tech stories of the week: Facebook at Work, Azure outages and good news for BlackBerry

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What were the big technology news stories of the past seven days? Read on, to find out
20 Nov 2014

Intel's luxury bracelet will connect users to Facebook, Google and Yelp

Unlike Apple's Watch, Intel won't need a smartphone for connectivity as it has its own AT&T data plan
18 Nov 2014

Facebook at Work to compete with LinkedIn, Google and Microsoft

Users can keep their personal and professional profiles separate if they prefer
17 Nov 2014

BYOD is cheaper, faster, more adaptable, and here to stay

The stats don't lie, as Gartner, TechNavio and Computing Research show us
17 Nov 2014

'Patent troll' defeated by Apple, Acer, Dell and HP over Ethernet intellectual property claims

Technology giants defeat intellectual property holding company over Ethernet patents
13 Nov 2014

What really happened to Juniper’s CEO, who stepped down after 'conduct in connection with… a particular customer'?

Replacement already named as Rami Rahim – but what went down?
12 Nov 2014

Yahoo buys video ad firm BrightRoll as rumours surface of plot to oust CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo makes another acquisition, but top shareholders are said to be exploring the possibility of a merger with AOL
12 Nov 2014

'BlackBerry has survived, now we look at growth,' says CEO John Chen

One year on from taking over smartphone firm, BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the worst is over
10 Nov 2014

More mobile spectrum for 4G to be auctioned off next year

Regulator Ofcom says another auction for 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands will boost mobile internet capacity
10 Nov 2014

‘BlackBerry market share down from 15 per cent to 0.8 per cent in two years,’ says City Index Group CIO

But financial spread betting firm still developing for BlackBerry users to ensure every customer is catered for, Mike Lear tells Computing
06 Nov 2014

Three UK's mobile data charges - how they add up

COO Graham Baxter talks roaming charges and the challenge of calculating mobile data bills
04 Nov 2014

West Yorkshire Police to equip 7,000 officers with Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphones

Deployment of mobile devices across the force designed to let police spend more time on the front line
03 Nov 2014

Backbytes: Big Brother is watching what you eat

Apple iBeacons to be used by US Department of Health to harass staff into healthier eating.
01 Nov 2014

Airwave emergency services' communications system costs SIX TIMES more than it should – Liam Maxwell

Emergency services communications contract costing £450m every year when it could be done for just £70m, says government CTO Liam Maxwell
31 Oct 2014

Here's why Microsoft's VP of operating systems Joe Belfiore thinks CIOs should buy into Windows Phone

'App gap' is closing, says Windows 10 chief
31 Oct 2014

Hungary suspends internet tax plans after international protests

Vociferous criticism at home and abroad leads to climbdown by Hungarian government
31 Oct 2014

Australian data retention laws to be used to combat download piracy

Australian equivalent of Communications Data Bill will enable a wide range of agencies to access internet users' database, admits police chief
30 Oct 2014

BT expands 10Gbps Ethernet fibre network connections

Manchester, Leeds and Slough sites aim to meet business connectivity and speed needs
29 Oct 2014

HTML5 reaches 'recommendation' standard at W3C – after 10 years in sometimes fractious development

Will HTML5 kill off Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight as the standard finally reaches 'recommendation' status?
29 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014

DDoS attacks increase almost four times in size and volume in just one year

Akamai reports a 366 per cent increase in average peak packets per second as DDoS attacks boom in both number and potency
27 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Strict liability offences – they're grrrrrreat!

Charges against bus driver accused of receiving 'extreme pornography' dropped when Crown Prosecution Service admitted the video was a fake
27 Oct 2014