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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Boot up: Syria web crackdown using Euro spyware, King Crimson at war with Grooveshark, and more

Open Source Procurement Toolkit >> Cabinet Office “The Government first set out its policy on the use of open source in 2004. This was restated in both 2009 and 2010. The Government ICT Strategy states that “Where appropriate, Government will procure open source solutions.” To support this, Action 3 of the Strategy says that “To create a level playing field ... Read More »

Google launches first Google+ feature for big-name brands

Google has launched its first Google+ feature for big-name brands and businesses to interact with customers, called Google+ Pages. Businesses will be able to set up their own Google+ accounts with the feature, which is the social network’s first big venture into an area currently dominated by Facebook. Burberry, Pepsi and Chelsea FC are among the big names to launch ... Read More »

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – interview

It’s Zelda’s 25th birthday this year. What do you think has allowed the series to survive for so long? I think – and I think Mr Miyamoto would agree with this – that since Ocarina of Time, our aim has always been to produce something different, something you’ve never seen before in a video game. To that end, a lot ... Read More »

Boot up: LG signs patent deal with Intellectual Ventures, nightmare Google interviews, and more

Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 ready, Asus’s Transformer Prime almost ready >> AllThingsD The first quad-core ARM chip, and also includes intriguing roadmap for the Tegra chip. Labeling the Back button >> Neven Mrgan’s tumbl Very good, and surprisingly subtle, usability advice My Nightmare Interviews With Google >> Business Insider See how you would do. Honestly. LG signs deal with patent ... Read More »

Here’s why you should be happy that Microsoft is embracing Node.js

Microsoft-watching superstar Mary Jo Foley alerted us on Tuesday to the release by Microsoft and Joyent of the first stable build of Node.js for Windows servers. Node.js is the latest technology Microsoft has adopted, in a continuing trend to bring programming technologies developed outside of Redmond to those coding against the Microsoft stack. The good thing about Node.js though is ... Read More »

Boot up: Apple launches MagSafe adapter replacements, RIM investigates more BlackBerry outages, and more

Apple launches old-model MagSafe adapter replacement program >> The Unofficial Apple Weblog “…most of the MacBooks and MacBook Pros with those old-style adapters are now out of warranty; Apple redesigned the MagSafe connector last year, presumably to address some of the physical strain that may have been causing the cable to fray. Those of you who still have the old-style ... Read More »

Boot up: Military use gives Dell’s tablet new life, a delve into how Sony makes money, and more

Military use gives Dell’s tablets new life as PC market share slips >> Seeking Alpha Dell’s hoping to get the US military market with its 5in tablet. Interesting graphs which you can edit yourself. (Knock yourself out.) Apologies – we forgot who provided the link. How does Sony make money? >> SplatF “Sony’s consumer electronics business — led by TVs, ... Read More »

Boot up: Military use gives Dell’s tablet new life, a delve into how Sony makes money, and more

Military use gives Dell’s tablets new life as PC market share slips >> Seeking Alpha Dell’s hoping to get the US military market with its 5in tablet. Interesting graphs which you can edit yourself. (Knock yourself out.) Apologies – we forgot who provided the link. How does Sony make money? >> SplatF “Sony’s consumer electronics business — led by TVs, ... Read More »

Apple TV: where’s the money?

In reaction to last week’s technical speculation on the putative iTV, several commenters raised questions about content providers, distributors, and “pipes”. Does iTV help or harm NBC, Netflix and Comcast? How does the [one last time: “putative”] iTV make money, and for whom? Indeed, the column ignored an important – perhaps the most important — part of the product: the ... Read More »