iMovie for iPhone 4
ReviewLet's get one thing straight: this is not a port of Apple iMovie from the Mac OS to the iPhone OS. Rather, think of the iMovie iPhone app is a massively cut-down version with a handful of editing functions and even fewer options.
HP contractor 'surprised and saddened' by Hurd sacking
Mark Hurd's nemesis is a former soft porn actress and a reality TV wannabe and she is "surprised and saddened" by his enforced departure from HP. And she has privately settled her sexual harassment claim with him.
Ton-up speed merchant blames dyslexia
A 40-year-old speed merchant clocked doing 103mph in a 60mph zone blamed dyslexia for his extravagant speed.
Virgin Media puts Dave and Gold on the block
Isn't it funny how core businesses stop being core when you are making a loss?
Big vendors get deadline to fix holes, or face the music
AnalysisTippingPoint has upped the ante on vulnerability disclosure by giving vendors six months to fix bugs before it goes public with information on flaws.
Rogue San Fran BOFH given 4 years
Terry Childs, the San Francisco sysadmin who locked the city out its own network, is going to prison.
Flash finally finagled onto iPhone
A dedicated iPhone hacker has ported a client for Adobe's Flash onto an iPhone 4, just about, and with a dicey installation process.
US starts charging for online visa-waiver
The US online visa-waiver scheme ESTA starts charging from early next month.
Runner and riders for HP's top job
CommentWho is next in line to become the new boss at HP, the company that likes its CEOs to shoot themselves in the foot?
DNS Made Easy rallies after punishing DDoS attack
DNS Made Easy has restored services following a vicious denial of service that peaked at 50Gbps on Saturday.
BBC workers lose £240k of tech gear in two years
The BBC lost laptops and mobiles worth a total of £241,019 in the past two years.
Google Slides away from Wave FAIL with social network buy
Google has bought social network tech outfit Slide for an undisclosed sum in its latest effort to tackle Facebook’s Web2.0 dominance.
BlackBerry bows to Saudi Arabia
RIM is to locate three servers within Saudi Arabia, putting them under the jurisdiction of local security forces and thus removing the necessity of the planned ban.
Corrupt repair engineer jailed for bank fraud attempt
A corrupt laptop repair engineer has gone to jail for nine months after he was convicted of hacking into the laptop of one of his customers.
O2 offers Pay & Go BlackBerry basket
Midsummer BlackBerry picking time and O2 has its finger in the pie, with a range of RIM's smartphones on Pay & Go in the offing.
Ryanair plumps for Dell EqualLogic
Ryanair, the low-cost airline renowned for its customer service, has chosen a Dell EqualLogic storage system for its Dublin data centre, rejecting competing offers from HP and an IBM/NetApp combo.
Should your data centre look more like Google’s?
Reader StudyWith all the talk of cloud, some are predicting the death of the enterprise data centre. The argument is that renting capacity from a service provider reduces costs and therefore owning your own facility in the future will become an extravagant luxury that few will be able to justify.
Moon actually dryer than dem dry bones, say boffins
Spoilsport boffins, carrying out a new analysis of lunar rocks brought back by the Apollo missions of yesteryear, have pooh-poohed the notion that there are copious amounts of water to be found on the Moon. The research might be thought to have finally dashed hopes of mining lunar ice for cheap rocket fuel, but in fact President Obama had largely killed off such plans already.
Vodafone won't act on customers' HTC Desires
Customer anger over Vodafone UK's unwanted Desire app update is receiving national coverage and has its own Web 2.0 campaign, while other customers who merely wish to stream video are still being asked to wait patiently.
Google experimenting with spy drones, says German maker
Global small-ads colossus Google is trialling a small battery-powered camera drone of a type previously used by the UK police and special forces, according to reports. It's thought that the flying spyeyes might add a new dimension to the company's controversial "Street View" picture database, compiled by fleets of camera cars driving along roads.
Skype gets ready to float
Best-known VoIP provider Skype has filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow it to make an initial public offering of its shares.
Judge rejects Accenture appeal against £182m lawsuit
A preliminary appeal brought by Accenture against British Gas was rejected last week, after a judge ruled that a £182m lawsuit connected to the failure of a new billing system shouldn’t be obstructed.
Turkish groom accidentally sprays wedding guests with bullets
A bridegroom in Turkey, seeking to enliven his nuptial celebrations by the traditional local practice of firing an automatic weapon into the air, has accidentally gunned down 11 of his wedding guests in a freak tragedy bloodbath firearms discharge mishap.
Wireless monitoring saves lives - study
Wireless monitoring of those suffering from a heart condition can save 50 lives per 1,000 patients, assuming all that radio interference doesn't give them cancer, a study has found.
How neutrality locks in the web's 'Hyper Giants'
AnalysisThe creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. - Animal Farm
Anti-virus defences even shakier than feared
UpdatedAnti-virus technologies may be even more ineffective than feared, if a controversial new study is to be believed.
Skype: Fear and loathing in Cupertino, Mountain View
AnalysisSkype’s IPO has revealed some interesting nuggets about the voice network provider’s intentions and fears as it looks to make an initial public offering of its shares. Chief among them are its decision to ditch MySpace and expressions of concern about Google and Apple.
Virgin and Ubisoft team up for tournaments
Virgin Gaming has teamed up with Ubisoft to host online tournaments featuring some of the publisher's top titles.
Microsoft ends Office lovers' employee discount program
Microsoft is ending a discount licensing program that has proven to be hugely popular among companies' employees wanting cheap copies of Office.
Details spill on IBM's big iron Power7 servers
With Big Blue getting ready to launch its biggest Power7-based server, the 256-core Power 795 machine, on August 17 and four entry Power7 machines as well, resellers have been briefed and tongues have started wagging.
Upgraded iPads, iPhone, and Apple TV reported
An avalanche of Apple rumors has hit, starring two upgraded iPads powered by ARM Cortex A9–based processors; an AMD-powered, cloud-centric Apple TV; and a redesigned, metal-backed, CDMA iPhone from Verizon that would break AT&T's subscriber-vexing exclusivity.
Critical jailbreak hole plugged in Foxit Reader
The Foxit document reader has been updated to fix the same critical bug that currently leaves iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches wide open to malware attacks.
DARPA awards $76.6m supercomputer challenge
If you were thinking about entering the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's ExtremeScale supercomputing challenge issued in March, you missed your chance. DARPA's awarded grants to four design teams, plus another that'll run benchmarks on the HPC prototypes.
Judge halts domain registration scam
A federal judge has ordered members of a Canadian operation to stop posing as domain-name registrars in scams that collected more than $4.26m in bogus renewal fees from unsuspecting consumers, small businesses, and non-profits.
Shipping container fuels Australia's bid to be supercomputing power
Sun, we think in 2006, kicked off the notion of putting pre-configured data centres in 20-foot long shipping containers. We used to call them White Trash containers, although none of us can remember why.
Ellison blasts HP 'idiots' for Hurd's exit
Larry Ellison has ridden to Mark Hurd's defense and unleashed on HP's board for dropping its CEO following an investigation for sexual harassment.