Evernote joins the notably hackable club
Evernote has joined the growing list of companies whose cloud-based services have suffered a serious security breach, announcing over the weekend that it had implemented a service-wide password reset after attackers accessed user information.
Apple 'insider' explains why vid adapter hides ARM computer
Mac applications developer Panic has found something interesting inside an Apple video adapter: a computer.
Google revs Motorola innovation with Guy Kawasaki hire
Although its Android platform is now streaking up the charts courtesy of Samsung's success in the smartphone business, Google's own mobiles turn in consistently less-than-stellar performances. So the Chocolate Factory has hired former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki to try and breathe some life into the brand.
Huawei CEOs are 'migratory birds'
Huawei's current CEO Guo Ping has explained why the company rotates its chief executives.
Japanese govt: Use operator-run app stores, not Google Play
Google’s security credentials have taken another hit after the Japanese government warned local Android users to download their apps from third party operator-run stores, and not Google's own Play, following the discovery of a prolific info-stealing app on the official site.
'Google Maps' of US White Space spectrum goes LIVE
Today is the day that Google opens up its database of US White Space spectrum, starting the mandatory 45-day trial in readiness to start giving away another thing everyone else is charging for.
SpaceX Dragon eventually snared by ISS
In a development almost as significant as getting off the ground, the Dragon capsule hoisted atop SpaceX has reached the ISS in spite of the “glitches” (to use Elon Musk's expression) that had delayed it.
O2 pops out vital new feature: Making phone calls from phones
O2 has launched TU Go, the awaited VoIP service allowing customers to make and receive calls from five devices at the same time.
New Japanese craze: Knickers for iPhones' nether regions
Ever worried that your smartphone is putting just a little bit too much of itself on show? Well worry no more, thanks to SmartPants, the latest eccentric invention from Japan.
NTT Docomo leads 5G push with 10Gbps uplink tests
Japanese operator NTT Docomo has successfully tested uplink packet transmissions at an uber-fast 10Gbps, hundreds of times quicker than the 4G services only just beginning to roll out across North America and Europe.
World spent $3.6 trillion on ICT in 2012 - analyst
International Data Corporation (IDC) said that the figure included what businesses had spent on telecoms services and that total expenditure on hardware, software and IT services alone had topped $2 trillion on its own. The latter figure represented a 5.9 per cent increase from the total IT expenditure in 2011 and was recorded despite tough economic conditions, in Europe and Asia especially, it said.
Queen of Tech City says she will decide what Tech City does soon now
CEO of Tech City Joanna Shields says that the "woolly" objectives of London's (in)famous Tech City predated her, but she isn't giving much more clarity on what the government initiative should achieve.
Belgian boffins find colossal meteorite
Belgian meteorite hunters scooting about Antarctica on skidoos have described what they say is the largest meteorite find on the frozen continent since 1988.
Hey, PCIe flash makers. Look behind you - it's Samsung
Samsung is stalking PCIe flash companies and aims to meet them head-to-head. Yes, the South Korean giant is going to enter the PCIe flash card game.
Microsoft parts clouds over Bing Maps with massive sat pic upgrade
Microsoft has jazzed up Bing Maps with an extra 13 million square kilometers of high-res satellite shots and ocean floor imagery.
New class of industrial-scale super-phishing emails threatens biz
Security watchers are warning of a surge of highly convincing spear-phishing emails sent in bulk.
Logicalis coughs up €24m for 2e2's Euro ops
Logicalis Group has coughed €24m for 2e2's European operations, it confirmed in a stock market statement this morning.
NetApp could use Microsoft to beat off VMware's virtual tool
Blocks and FilesLet's think about putting some storage Lego bricks together in a new combination. The bricks are labelled NetApp, DataONTAP, ONTAP EDGE, VSA, VMware and Hyper-V.
Need an army of killer zombies? Yours for just $25 per 1,000 PCs
As little as $25 will buy you access to a thousand malware-infected PCs, neatly packaged as a botnet army to control or spy on. That's according to a security researcher studying underground souks of zombie computers.
BlackBerry Z10: Prices pruned despite eager iPunter interest
How well is the Z10 from BlackBerry - née RIM - faring? Reports on the handset’s retail success, on which BlackBerry’s recovery as a business is riding, are mixed.
Dell slaps back at HP after Meg's 'uncertainty' diss: You're flip-floppers
Dell's global channel boss has accused HP of flip-flopping on its direct sales strategy, claiming its archrival has failed to create a stable platform where partners can feel secure investing their resources.
Seagate takes 7.2k notebook drives out back - and shoots them
A momentous moment: Seagate will end production of its Momentus 7,200rpm 2.5in disk-only drives.
Pricey mainframes, hyperscale boxes boost Q4 server sales
For the first time in five quarters, the server business saw an uptick in revenues in the final quarter of 2012, mostly thanks to burgeoning sales of dense boxes used by hyperscale web operators and a sharp appetite in IBM's mainframe shops for its new System zEnterprise EC12 boxes.
WHY would survey-slingers give YOU a free $1,500 Google Glass?
Credulous punters' desire to get their hands on Google's new Project Glass head-mounted display is already being used against them by cyberscammers.
EMC touts screeching Hawq SQL performance for Hadoop
EMC's Pivotal Initiative division made a big splash last week with the launch of its Pivotal HD distribution of Hadoop. This is not a normal Hadoop distribution, but one that takes the parallel guts of the Greenplum database and reworks them to transform the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) into something that speaks perfectly fluent SQL.
Ubuntu 13.04 beta touts search privacy - before it hooks in eBay, IMDb etc
ReviewLinux distro Ubuntu 13.04, which hit its first beta today, is already showing promise: there are small but very useful usability tweaks planned for Ubuntu's Unity user interface.
US gov cash slash threatens manned trips to asteroids and Mars
NASA overcame the glitches that plagued the SpaceX Dragon's most recent berthing with the International Space Station - but it still has other worries, according to the space agency's administrator Charles Bolden.
Violin Memory fires PCIe server card salvoes at rival Fusion-io
Flash storage array shipper Violin Memory is bringing out a Velocity line of PCIe server flash cards and strengthening its relationship with investor Toshiba, which owns NAND chip fabs.
FoundationDB uncloaks ACID-compliant NoSQL beta
Skeptical developers can now get their hands on a NoSQL database that supports ACID-compliant transactions, a handy tech for web applications that expect their usage to take off like a rocket.
Tech Data pops champers, aims to rinse nasty FY '13 aftertaste
The CEO of Tech Data won't be sad to kiss goodbye to a "challenging" fiscal 2013 disrupted by falling enterprise kit sales, an SAP upgrade and a shift in the way it reports services turnover.
4G operators move into new homes in the spectrum 'hood
Bidders in the UK's spectrum auction have now sorted out who's going where, and who's going to knock out our TV reception once the 4G networks get switched on.
Banged-up Brit hacker hacks into his OWN PRISON'S 'MAINFRAME'
A UK hacker behind bars for computer fraud hacked into his prison's computer system during an IT lesson.
Inside Lord Sugar's 'you're fired' YouView bust-up with TV baron
YouView has announced that Lord Alan Sugar will leave the consortium two years after he headed up the organisation.
Sony: Can't beat Apple and Samsung, so let's be the Other Guy
Sony's head of mobile has said today that the company is aiming to be the third most loved smartphone maker over rivals like Huawei, ZTE and Motorola.
Apple: OK, we tracked your every move... but let's call it a caching bug, m'kay?
Apple's lawyers have asked a Californian judge to dismiss a case against the company on the basis that no harm was caused by Apple storing detailed maps of users' movements.
EMC: No need to swallow an array - just breathe in our storage cloud
StoragebodSo EMC has finally announced the VMAX Cloud Edition: which according to this blogger is an iteration that has little to do with technology and everything to do with the way that EMC wants us to consume storage.
MapR smashes MinuteSort benchmark on Google Compute
While supercomputers and workstations have Linpack to rank their number-crunching performance, when it comes to sorting algorithms to rank Big Data systems, there is a collection of tests known as the Sort Benchmarks. And this year it looks like Hadoop is back on top after commercial distie MapR Technologies beat the MinuteSort benchmark on a virtual cluster on Google's Compute Engine service. The victory of the MapR guys marks the end to a one-year Hadoop hiatus - Microsoft researchers and techies from its Bing search division scored a shock win on 2012's MinuteSort test.
Mellanox to open up its Ethernet networking stack
Switch and adapter maker Mellanox Technologies will take its own switching and management software open source, and allow companies to run their own open switching and routing code atop its physical switches.
AWS promotes Trusted Advisor, its Clippy-in-the-cloud
Amazon is promoting its AWS Trusted Advisor cloud diagnostics service, giving absent-minded developers a Microsoft Clippy-style companion to help them save money and tighten security in their cloud applications.
Global smartphones sales set to outpace standard handsets in 2013
While the lion's share of the world's six billion mobile phone users are still on plain-old feature phones, sales of those handsets' smarter successors will become the majority in 2013, according to the latest predictions from IDC.
Apple iWatch: Coming soon, runs iOS, to earn mucho mazuma
Reminiscent of the hypegasm that preceded the releases of the iPhone in 2007 and iPad in 2010, rumors of Apple's impending "iWatch" are flooding the intertubes, with the latest being that it will be released this year, will run iOS, and will rake in gobs and gobs of cash for a company that has seen its stock take a relentless beating in recent months.
IBM builds next-gen cloud control freak on OpenStack
The handwriting was on the wall that IBM would be choosing OpenStack as its cloud control freak of choice when Big Blue joined the OpenStack Foundation last April. The IT giant has been quiet about its intentions for OpenStack, but at the Pulse 2013 event for its Tivoli systems management brand in Las Vegas, the company's top cloud brass said that OpenStack will be the foundation of its SmartCloud tools for creating private and public clouds – including the public cloud by the same name that IBM runs on behalf of customers.
Opposition leader raises ‘your Internet will cost you more’ spook
With opposition leader Tony Abbott declaring unchallenged that the NBN is going to “triple the costs” of access to broadband over the weekend, The Register decided to do some plan searching and come up with a comparison.
Microsoft offers developer tools for its lonely Office Store
Microsoft really wants developers to build apps for the new version of its Office productivity suite – both standalone and subscription – and to that end it has released a new set of tools for Visual Studio 2012 designed to make it easier to develop, test, and deploy Office add-ons.
White House comes out in favor of legal mobe unlocking
President Obama's idea for a petition system has come in for a lot of criticism – some of it deserved – but if the latest response to a petition on mobile phone unlocking is anything to go by, the system has definite benefits.
Australia ratifies cybercrime convention
Australia's Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has announced that the government has formally signed the European Convention on Cybercrime.