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Geeks' favorite DeNA interactive streaming platform looks beyond Japan

Mobile gaming giant DeNA is hoping a streaming platform that serves up plenty of female idol singers beloved by "otaku," or obsessive geeks, can be a hit with users outside Japan.

By Tim Hornyak | 18 September, 2014 16:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, internet, DeNA, video

Local govt association boosts customer focus, knowledge management

The Local Government Association of Queensland is in the process of upgrading its CRM system and rolling out document management software as part of a customer-centric technology refresh.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 September, 2014 16:34

Tags: Sharepoint, customer relationship management (CRM), Case studies, Dynamics, crm, Case Study

Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Apple outlined its new privacy policy and set up a site to explain what information it collects from users and how it handles it, as the company enters new areas like health tracking and mobile payments that have potential privacy implications.

By John Ribeiro | 18 September, 2014 15:48

Tags: Apple, Internet-based applications and services, security, internet, privacy

Amazon's new Fire tablets have more features at lower prices

Amazon.com is providing more bang-for-the-buck with four new Fire tablets, with prices starting as low as US$99 for a Fire HD with a 6-inch screen.

By Agam Shah | 18 September, 2014 15:14

Tags: amazon.com, hardware systems, tablets, Android tablets

IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

By Adam Bender | 18 September, 2014 14:44

Tags: itu, internet governance, Networking, Internet registry, IANA transition, apnic, IP addresses, ipv6

Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware

The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer's files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying.

By Jeremy Kirk | 18 September, 2014 13:56

Tags: Nixu, iSight Partners, security, SANS Institute, malware

NBN often 'indistinguishable' from existing broadband for many: Turnbull

As increasing numbers of Australians connect to the Internet using the National Broadband Network, they may well "wonder what all the fuss was about — and why the NBN is costing so much and taking so long," Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 18 September, 2014 12:42

Tags: national broadband network, nbn co, National Broadband Network (NBN), broadband

CoinJar flashes Bitcoin debit card

While Apple works to turn credit cards digital, an Australian startup is turning Bitcoin into a piece of plastic.

By Adam Bender | 18 September, 2014 12:23

Tags: startups, e-commerce, ATM, debit cards, Eftpos, digital wallets, ecommerce, Bitcoin, CoinJar, mobile commerce

US military unaware of Chinese attacks against transport contractors

The U.S. Defense Department plans to tighten reporting of cyber incidents against transportation contractors after the military found it was mostly left in the dark about successful attacks from China, according to a Senate report.

By Jeremy Kirk | 18 September, 2014 11:51

Tags: intrusion, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, security

Anittel reports revenue of $36m

Anittel Group (ASX:AYG) has reported a revenue of $36 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, down 3 per cent on the $37.1 million it recorded in 30 June last year.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 September, 2014 11:11

Tags: ASX:AYG, Anittel Group, financial results

Bug infects Apple's iOS 8 HealthKit, delaying app launches

A bug in Apple's HealthKit -- a back-end feature in iOS 8 -- is delaying the launch of outside developers' fitness and health apps, the company said Wednesday.

By Zach Miners | 18 September, 2014 10:57

Tags: mobile applications, Apple, Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, internet, mobile

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

In a move that could prove unpopular with IT administrators, Google has granted rights to end users of its Apps workplace email and collaboration suite to install third-party software from the company's Google Apps Marketplace.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 08:52

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

With the release of its new mobile operating system, Apple has become the first smartphone maker to enable by default a kill switch that can lock and secure a stolen phone.

By Martyn Williams | 18 September, 2014 07:55

Tags: Criminal, Apple, consumer electronics, legal, iPhone, smartphones, software, operating systems

Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

Microsoft's massive staff reduction, which shocked many when it was announced in July, is back in the spotlight with a pair of reports that the ax will come down on another group of employees Thursday.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 06:58

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft

AT&T to put service setup in enterprise customers' hands

AT&T says enterprises are about to reap the benefits of the software-defined transformation of its network with faster service setup through an online portal.

By Stephen Lawson | 18 September, 2014 06:56

Tags: telecommunication, Carriers, at&t

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