PC World

  • Google Chrome considers marking all unencrypted websites as insecure - December 22, 2014
    Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don’t encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers. The proposal, which was floated earlier this month, would dramatically change the visual signals in a browser’s address bar, which now shows an indicator—a &ldqu [...]
  • Sony says The Interview will still be released, but not necessarily on Crackle - December 22, 2014
    Sony still plans to release The Interview in some form after hackers pressured the studio and theater owners into dropping the film. The studio has told the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets that it's evaluating its options for the over-the-top comedy, which stars James Franco and Set [...]
  • Simpler M2M connectivity promised as Sierra Wireless buys Swedish company - December 22, 2014
    Sierra Wireless has acquired Swedish company Wireless Maingate to build a more complete machine-to-machine communications platform and better connect cars, industrial devices, smart meters and other sensors. Together, the two companies will develop a platform that offers connectivity and device man [...]
  • Cybercrime group steals millions from Russian banks, targets US and European retailers - December 22, 2014
    A sophisticated group of cybercriminals has stolen over US$25 million by hacking into the infrastructure of numerous financial institutions in Russia and former Soviet Union countries, as well as into point-of-sale systems belonging to U.S. and European retailers. Researchers from Russian cybercrim [...]
  • Snapchat cracks down on Windows Phone imitator apps - December 22, 2014
    Snapchat doesn’t offer a Windows Phone app, and the popular messaging platform doesn’t want third parties building Windows Phone apps for its service either. At least for the time being. Over the weekend, a number of imitation Snapchat apps on the Windows Phone Store disappeared—a [...]


  • Video: See fiery plunge of NASA's Orion space capsule - December 22, 2014
    The U.S. space agency has released a video showing its Orion space capsule descending back to Earth on its first test flight.     The first test flight, launched earlier this month on December 5, 2014, was a near-perfect flight, all with systems running smoothly throughout the mission. &n [...]
  • Presto’s Christmas movie promo so you join pronto - December 22, 2014
    Presto’s Christmas movie selection is one way the promise of a white Christmas in Australia’s summer can be fulfilled - is it tempting enough? Foxtel’s hoped-for Netflix killer, Presto, which recently joined forces with Channel 7 to deliver TV shows from Foxtel and Seven’s T [...]
  • FileMaker's rapid development of safety inspection tool - December 18, 2014
    Apple subsidiary FileMaker software has helped conduct independent workplace-safety inspections for nearly 1,000 garment factories in Bangladesh in just six months. According to Filemaker, a customised solution for iOS – created in just three weeks – reduced reporting time by as much as [...]
  • Foresight initiates startups IP ‘value’ program - December 18, 2014
    Silicon-Valley based intellectual property (IP) strategy and startup advisory firm, Foresight Valuation Group, has announced a Startup-IP Program (STR-IP), which it says is aimed at helping technology startups build an IP portfolio that is aligned with their business goals and that would enhance th [...]
  • Fujitsu, Horizon Power collaborate in indigenous ICT traineeship program - December 18, 2014
    Ashlyn Hassett, from the Kimberley indigenous community of Kalumburu and a Year 11 student at the Presbyterian Ladies College (PLC) in Peppermint Grove, Perth, has received a 'Student Work Traineeship Program' completion certificate from Fujitsu. The young student undertook a two week ind [...]

APC Magazine

  • MSI X99S Gaming 7 review - December 21, 2014
    The MSI X99S Gaming 7 is a more-affordable option for building a performance gaming PC. The post MSI X99S Gaming 7 review appeared first on APC.
  • Gigabyte X99-UD3 review - December 20, 2014
    The Gigabyte X99-UD3 is rock solid and reasonably priced. The post Gigabyte X99-UD3 review appeared first on APC.
  • Gigabyte X99-SOC Force review - December 19, 2014
    The Gigabyte X99-SOC Force pushes your hardware to the extreme. The post Gigabyte X99-SOC Force review appeared first on APC.
  • Power In IP Numbers – Tribler the file sharing of the future - December 19, 2014
    Anonymous and decentralised BitTorrent site Tribler by reasearchers at Delft University of Technology, releases new version The post Power In IP Numbers – Tribler the file sharing of the future appeared first on APC.
  • ASUS X99 Deluxe review - December 18, 2014
    The ASUS X99 Deluxe packs in oodles of extras. At a price. The post ASUS X99 Deluxe review appeared first on APC.

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    • Raising dials $55bn for Xiaomi - December 21, 2014
      XIAOMI is raising more than $US1bn in its latest round of funding, valuing the Chinese smartphone maker at more than $US45bn.
    • Shoppers’ credit numbers hacked - December 21, 2014
      OFFICE supply company Staples says criminals stole personal information from as many as 1.16 million payment cards.
    • Google seeks car partners - December 21, 2014
      GOOGLE is looking for car-industry partners to bring its vision of a self-driving car to market within the next five years.
    • China net giants chase content - December 21, 2014
      CHINESE internet companies are battling with each other for content and struggling to persuade consumers that it is worth paying for.
    • US asks China for help on Kim - December 21, 2014
      THE US has asked China to help block cyber attacks from North Korea as it weighs a response to the hack of Sony Pictures.

    Herald Sun

    • The one travel hack you should know - December 22, 2014
      IT’S a little bit sneaky but if you use this tactic when booking overseas flights, you could stand to save a truckload of money.
    • Floral tributes removed ahead of rain - December 22, 2014
      NSW Premier Mike Baird has made an emotional statement upon the news that the hundreds of floral tributes for the Sydney siege victims will be removed.
    • Did US forces shoot down MH370? - December 22, 2014
      A SECOND senior airline industry source has suggested there is more to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 than we have been told.
    • Tributes to blues legend Cocker - December 22, 2014
      RINGO Starr and Paul McCartney lead tributes to Grammy Award-winning singer Joe Cocker after he loses his battle with lung cancer.
    • One item key to family’s survival - December 22, 2014
      CLEVER tactics have emerged as the key to a missing family’s survival while trapped in the outback for 10 days, but there was one that played a vital role.

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