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Telstra adds Red Hat to cloud offering

Telstra has become a Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider, readying the carrier to offer the Linux specialist’s enterprise solutions as a guest operating system.
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Cloud now top of Mac Tel’s list

Macquarie Telecom is increasingly positioning itself as a cloud provider first, telco second, noting in its annual results released yesterday that it has an ongoing program to redeploying telco resources to support growth in its hosting business.
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Java arrives on Heroku code cloud

Heroku – the multi-language "platform cloud" owned by Saleforce.com – is now running Java applications.
Cade Metz, 26 Aug 2011
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Gov outlines Criminal Records Bureau successor

The Home Office has begun to look for a replacement for the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), with a tender for a company to run outsourced disclosure and barring services.
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Vogel's RingO iPad mounting system

Accessory of the Week Desktop stands for iPads and other tablets there are a-plenty, but wall-mounting systems are rare. Vogel's, a Dutch specialist in such kit, is one of only two I've tried.
Tony Smith, 26 Aug 2011
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IDLENESS sees Brits haemorrhage cash to mobe firms

Almost 20 million Brits are losing money by sticking with their existing mobile phone operators because it's convenient, according to a survey by Which? Mobile.
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Nikon reheats Coolpix range

Nikon has refreshed its range of Coolpix cameras bringing a swathe of new features to its compact models. A year on from the Nikon P7000 debut – the company’s well-overdue answer to the Canon G-series Powershot – the Coolpix P7100 is here.
Bob Dormon, 26 Aug 2011
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HP's UK PC boss: We're going nowhere

HP's UK Personal Systems Group head Paul Hunter has sent round an open letter urging calm on recent news that the ink giant is rethinking its PC strategy.
John Oates, 26 Aug 2011
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World telly shipments stall

It wouldn't be fair to say World+Dog isn't buying new tellies at the moment, but numbers from market watcher DisplaySearch show it's still a depressing businesses to be in.
Hard Reg, 26 Aug 2011
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Cyber cops arrest man, 61, for menacing chick-lit MP

The Metropolitan Police have arrested a man suspected of sending threatening emails and Twitter messages to Tory MP and Murdoch-botherer Louise Mensch.
John Oates, 26 Aug 2011
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Google slides Slide into the bin after spending $228m

Google has ditched social network tech outfit Slide just one year after the company spent $182m on it, plus a further $46m in staff retention bonuses, in August 2010.
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Aug 2011
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Samsung to show Galaxy Tab revamp next week

Samsung will be unveiling the next incarnation of its 7in Galaxy Tab fondleslab at the IFA show next week.
Tony Smith, 26 Aug 2011
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After Jobs: Apple and the Cult of Disruption

I have a list of some words that really should be banned in polite conversation. The only reason not to ban them is that they're useful indicators, an unambiguous warning that the speakers are going to be a serious waste of our time. The use of any of these words is like wearing a giant invisible hat that says: "I have no insight or experience to offer and talking to me represents a huge opportunity cost."
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Aug 2011
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Post-Jobs Apple: New research shows Cook will do fine

Forget about your Ivy League/Oxbridge/Harvard business school education, your connections or how many millions in personal funds you can plough into the business: the one thing you really need as a CEO is a big face, at least according to a new study to be published in journal Psychological Science.
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A Farewell to Oates: Adios, El Reg

A quick note to say goodbye. Today is my last day at the Reg having written almost 5,000 stories, and edited thousands more.
John Oates, 26 Aug 2011
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Community Radio: On the wavelength of hopeless dreams

Community radio stations are having a tough time. They are restricted in their advertising and dependent on rapidly diminishing grants, but that's not stopped another 30 from applying for licences.
Bill Ray, 26 Aug 2011
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Game denies Steam threat claims

Retailer Game has unequivocally rejected allegations that it demanded publishers delay the release of PC games on the UK version of the Steam download service - or face having their titles taken off its High Street stores' shelves.
Tony Smith, 26 Aug 2011
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Network switching is having a light bulb moment

As server farms grow and their workload changes, the design and structure of the networks that serve them must also change. End-of-row switching is increasingly giving way to top-of-rack switching, and tiered networks may need to be replaced – or perhaps augmented – by more mesh-like Ethernet fabrics.
Bryan Betts, 26 Aug 2011
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Samsung SH100 14Mp Wi-Fi compact camera

Review The ST1000 was Samsung’s first Wi-Fi enabled camera that not only allowed users to e-mail pics from a hotspot, but had GPS thrown in just to prove you were really there. With the SH100 wireless compact, the company goes beyond snap and share by offering tight integration with its top tier Android products enabling tethering with a compatible handset or tablet, so that it becomes the SH100 viewfinder for remote capture.
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Ferocious Asian mindshare assault preserves Asus

Leading netbook maker Asustek has posted a year-on-year rise in Q2 profits of 8 per cent to T$3.595bn ($123.8m).
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BlackBerry handsets will be able to run Android apps

RIM is planning to put its "app player" engine into the next generation of handsets, providing Android compatibility to its phones as well as tablets.
Bill Ray, 26 Aug 2011
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Android bakes bitter 20th birthday cake for Linux

As Linux celebrates its 20th birthday, its biggest success – mobile – is turning into its worst headache.
Gavin Clarke, 26 Aug 2011
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Silence ≠ 'yes', watchdog tells lustful ad-biz bakers

An independent EU advisory body is worried about what it describes as an "illusory" method employed by online behavioural advertising (OBA) when seeking consent to track individual users on the interwebs.
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Aug 2011
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eBay biz millionaires proliferate as high street suffers

The number of eBay UK millionaires could rise to over 150 this year, while high street shops battle increasing retail gloom.
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Stephen on Steve: The most important man on Earth

Legendary tech opinion-former Stephen Pie is currently in Mongolia filming for the dramatised bio-documentary of the life of J R R Tolkien, Not Another Fucking Elf – expected to be one of the mega-hits of 2012 – in which he plays the great writer's imaginary pygmy butler confidante, Boggy. However he found time to send us his thoughts on the passing from our mortal ken of his close personal friend Steve Jobs.
Team Register, 26 Aug 2011
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Nokia dishes out $10m in developer prizes

Nokia is celebrating the fact that its Calling All Innovators competition finally brought in a majority of US developers, even if the grand winners were both from Finland.
Bill Ray, 26 Aug 2011
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Acer to announce ultrabook at IFA

Acer has let slip that it will announce a super-skinny notebook of the type chip giant Intel is calling an "ultrabook" at the IFA consumer electronics show.
Hard Reg, 26 Aug 2011
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Google dumps TV flop on UK

Be still, beating hearts! The expensive flop that embodies Google's difficulties in working with the media industries is coming to the UK. Eric Schmidt is expected to make the announcement at the annual Edinburgh TV festival that a consumer product will launch within the next six months.
Andrew Orlowski, 26 Aug 2011
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Google+ offers new 'Ignore' feature

Mountain View has added an "Ignore" option to its gestating Google+, just at the point when interest in the company's social network seemed to be on the wane.
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Aug 2011
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Mac Lion blindly accepts any LDAP password

Apple's latest version of Mac OS X is creating serious security risks for businesses that use it to interact with a popular form of centralized networks.
Dan Goodin, 26 Aug 2011
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Mozilla WebAPI: Champion of open source freedom

Open...and Shut As a group, open-source developers tend to be a freedom-loving bunch. If only their fans were the same. Even as open source has become a mainstream way to build software, many of its biggest beneficiaries opt to contribute little to nothing back.
Matt Asay, 26 Aug 2011
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Phishing email used in serious RSA attack surfaces

The theft of secret data related to RSA's SecurID tokens used by 40 million employees to access sensitive networks likely started with a 13-word email, evidence uncovered through a researcher's dogged sleuthing suggests.
Dan Goodin, 26 Aug 2011

Supercomputer and superboffins spot rare baby supernova

A newborn, nearby supernova with the potential to significantly improve our knowledge of the universe has been discovered by a supercomputer, two telescopes on opposite sides of the world, a sharp-eyed astronomer, and his helpful Oxford colleague.
Rik Myslewski, 26 Aug 2011