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  • Windows 10 Spartan browser will get extensions

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer development team has confirmed there will be a browser extension system for Project Spartan, meaning developers will be able to extend its functionality with software that can be built directly into the browser.

  • 'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributions

    A fault in a widely used component of most Linux distributions could allow an attacker to take remote control of a system after merely sending a malicious email.

  • Apple posts record sales, says Watch will ship in April

    Record revenue from the iPhone and Mac computer sales helped Apple bring in US$74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier.

  • Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

    Yahoo will spin off its stake in Alibaba Group to form a new investment company, placating shareholders who wanted more value from Yahoo's share in the Chinese e-commerce giant.

  • Kevlar could keep lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

    Lithium-ion batteries are relatively safe but can still pose risks of fire or explosion. Researchers may now have solved that problem using a material commonly found in bullet proof vests.

  • Microsoft previews free, updated Power BI business intelligence tool

    Aiming at a mass business-user audience, Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of its cloud-based data visualization software, Power BI, with a promise to maintain a free option even after its general release.

  • Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

    A streaming analytics engine developed by Microsoft Research is giving advertisers on the company's Bing Web search service more timely analysis on how their ad campaigns are faring, according to the company.

  • Snapchat and Twitter violate each other's personal space

    Things are about to get testy between the Snapchat ghost and Twitter's birdie as the popular Internet companies invade each other's space: Twitter has launched a private group messaging feature, while Snapchat added news content.

  • In Pictures: Windows 10 - The best tips, tricks, and tweaks

    Windows 10 may still be in beta, but it already has some fun and handy, hidden new features worth exploring. Check 'em out here.

  • In Pictures: 10 simple-to-use social media monitoring and analytics tools

    It's not hard to find social media marketing tools these days. It's harder to locate social monitoring utilities, in your price range, that do everything your business needs. These 10 simple social tools can help you monitor campaigns and analyse the metrics to draw actionable insights and demonstrate real ROI.

  • Old arguments may bog down US data breach notification legislation

    A drive in the U.S. Congress to pass a law requiring companies with data breaches to notify affected customers may get bogged down in old arguments.

  • Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

    A new version of Dell's Kace K1000 Systems Management Appliance adds support for a wider array of devices, including Chromebooks, so enterprises and other organizations can better control these Chrome OS computers.

  • Auckland-based Certus Solutions reveals IBM mobility offering

    With 40 per cent of the workforce estimated to be mobile by 2016, it’s becoming a competitive necessity to deliver enterprise apps to mobile devices.

  • US FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

    Companies developing Internet of Things (IoT) products should adopt best practices to protect the privacy and security of consumers, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has recommended.

  • Apple tops Chinese smartphone market for the first time

    Apple beat out domestic and foreign competitors to become the top phone vendor in China in the final quarter of 2014 - the first time it's led the Chinese market, according to Canalys, a company that tracks global smartphone sales.

  • DNS hijacking vulnerability affects D-Link DSL router, possibly other devices

    A vulnerability found in a DSL router model from D-Link allows remote hackers to change its DNS (Domain Name System) settings and hijack users' traffic. The issue might also affect other devices because it is located in a popular firmware used by different manufacturers, according to a security researcher.

  • Mobile World Congress rumor mill churns with reports of better screens, cameras

    For Android fans, the next couple of months will be exciting times thanks to the expected arrival of new flagship smartphones from HTC, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony. While nothing revolutionary is expected, the steady pace of product evolution will nevertheless result in some great devices.

  • Privacy tsar to EC: Wrap up EU-US data exchange talks quickly or else

    The European Commission must soon strike a deal to regulate personal data transfers of EU citizens to the U.S., Germany's federal data protection commissioner warned, saying further delays could trigger a suspension of those transfers, with dire economic consequences.

  • Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says European study

    Mass Internet surveillance endangers fundamental human rights and has not helped to prevent terrorist attacks, a top European human rights body concluded after analyzing documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013.

  • Developers begin work on LibreOffice for Android

    Two companies have started working on a full-featured version of the free office suite LibreOffice for Android. They hope to have a beta version available in March.