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7 reasons Apple should open-source Swift -- and 7 reasons it won't

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit

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MOBILE

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending July 4

You read it here second....

Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful

Hot mobile startups to watch

Eight of the very best

Can MVNOs fix the international roaming problem?

Avoiding 'bill shock' in an international business environment


E-COMMERCE

Ocado - a disruptive company to rival Google?

Online groceries retailer Ocado wants it to be known that it is a tech, not a retail, company at heart.


START-UPS

Big ambitions for a small island: Isle of Man aims to be recognised as global tech hub

Pins its hopes on eGaming and digital currency

Comment: The UK tech scene is about more than London

Manchester, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Newcastle and Bristol are on the rise

Why did Microsoft choose to put its cybersecurity accelerator in Israel?

Culture, the IDF and a proven track record

Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

Robots in all shapes and sizes are starting to work alongside people more closely than ever


BIG DATA

Unplugging the data centre

How AMAG Pharmaceuticals rebuilt IT using as little internal infrastructure

How IBM announced System/360 to the world

The enterprise-ready, single architecture mainframe turns 50 this week

The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but IBMs' System/360 revolutionised the computer industry

Fifty years on, mainframer remembers 'a fantastic time to be an engineer'

The IBM System/360 revolutionized business computing with the first set of compatible, scalable systems


NETWORKING

Six free network vulnerability scanners

You may not need to pay for expensive tools

The ABCs of the Internet of Things

These frequently asked questions help explain it all

Michael Dell: On SDNs and networking for the masses

Aim is to have compelling offer in compute, storage and networking

Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

Insights from the USA


CLOUD

7 tips for protecting your AWS cloud

Code Spaces was hacked and had to shut down - what can you learn from this?

OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

Vendor support is vital but not enough...

Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of cloud performance

Drivers of cloud machines should keep a close watch on performance

HortonWorks: The Hadoop company everyone wants to be best friends with now

Neustar was able iterate on top of Hadoop and contribute back to the open source community


PERSONAL TECH

Boston's Bolt launches hardware companies

With more than a million dollars in prototyping equipment and a wide range of expertise, Bolt helps launch hardware startups

Invasion of the body snatchers: wearable devices are coming for you

Privacy and form-factor are some of the big questions for this emerging category

Gamification is failing to meet business objectives: Gartner

The vast majority of gamified applications available today are badly designed, claims Brian Burke

The fall of the ultra-hyped ultrabooks in 2012 - can they make a comeback?

Can the Ultrabook bounce back, or will ultra-thin laptops be squeezed out of the PC market?


SECURITY

Apple Pay's security is impressive - but that won't stop the hackers trying

Few doubt Apple Pay will boost the market. But the stakes are rising too.

Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

Security-vendor snake oil: 7 promises that don't deliver

Beware bold promises from a multibillion-dollar industry that can't prevent your IT systems from being routinely hacked

11 reasons encryption is (almost) dead

Massive leaps in computing power, hidden layers, hardware backdoors -- encrypting sensitive data from prying eyes is more precarious than ever


OPERATING SYSTEMS

Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

An enterprise ready desktop alternative

Canonical CEO: Ubuntu wants to power everything from smartphones to the cloud

Open source leader spells out the future

An open letter to Microsoft's next CEO: 12 wishes from the Windows faithful

We billion-plus customers would like the next head honcho in Redmond to address these dozen action items

Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987)

Microsoft chairman praises Macintosh but never sees corporate buyers being a strong point for Apple


APPS

7 reasons Apple should open-source Swift -- and 7 reasons it won't

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit

You can't wear the manager and developer hats at the same time

The two roles demand entirely different mindsets and work styles.

Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

Learning doesn't stop after graduation and becomes critical to keeping IT skills fresh and staying employable

9 signs you should jump ship to a new job

Poor teamwork, little experimentation, no clear career path -- your employer may be sending unmistakable signals of career stagnation. Don't miss them


STORAGE

New molecules could bring super-dense, solid-state hard disk alternatives

Researchers have discovered a better way to store data in individual molecules

Tape storage finding new life in the enterprise and beyond

Tape is not dead - far from it. Many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage

Securing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is happening fast, and that means IT professionals and IT security experts need to be proactive

Manage large file transfers with these six tools

Big names in tech compete with upstarts to help enterprises manage data sharing



    


How-tos

How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive


How to make your Surface RT touchscreen respond faster

Bet you didn't know you could tweak a Surface's Registry. You can, and this hack helps reduce touchscreen lag time


How to uninstall Windows 8

Don't like Windows 8? Here's how you can downgrade back to Windows 7


How to buy the best portable hard drive

We describe the portable hard drive specs and features that matter most, and name five of our favourite models


How to ace an Office 365 certification test

Hint: Know those PowerShell commands.


How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

Some users criticize a mobile update making a time-sort feature harder to access




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