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Global sales see first-ever decline, analysts say it's not just Apple losing ground For those wondering if we've reached Peak Smartphone: global smartphone shipments saw their first ever quarterly drop, say analysts.…

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After five profit-free quarters they're back in the black The sum of $83.7m exceeded Barracuda’s revenue estimates for its fourth fiscal 2016 quarter, ended Feb 29, 2016. It was a 16 per cent rise year-on-year and a 4.5 per cent rise quarter-on-quarter.…

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Disappointingly, there's no snazzy name or logo with this one. Which is actually good Sysadmins, brace yourselves: OpenSSL has announced upcoming security fixes will fix a “high” impact flaw.…

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3D NAND expansion coming along with second generation product SanDisk enjoyed fatter revenues on an annual compare in its first quarter, driven by higher enterprise product sales.…

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Here's the lowdown on making your package bulge like theirs There’s a skills shortage in DevOps and that’s forcing up salaries.…

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Get it off before the end of May Cloud-based secure storage outfit SurDoc has announced plans to discontinue its consumer service in order to concentrate exclusively on enterprise sales.…

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No evidence of UAV impact, investigators say The UK's Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, has told Parliament that what was thought to be the Britain's first recorded incident of a collision between a UAV and an airliner was probably "not a drone incident" after all.…

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S7 propels chaebol Samsung delivered what Apple couldn’t in the first three months of 2016 - increased smart phone sales.…

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Loosely-coupled alliance with IP, product, staff, and engineering services aspects X-IO is going to add Pivot3 hyper-converged products to its customers and provide IP, software and engineering services to Pivot3.…

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Sometimes Nanny doesn’t know best The Royal College of Physicians has issued a report strongly critical of “public health” scolds, such as GPs and EU officials, who want the use of e-cigarettes of restricted.…

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Do all bodies in a vacuum really fall at the same speed? Earlier this week, France's snappily-named "Micro-Satellite à traînée Compensée pour l'Observation du Principe d'Equivalence", aka Microscope, rode a Soyuz lifter to orbit on a mission to " test the equivalence principle, which postulates the equality between gravitational mass and inertial mass".…

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Zen and the art of computer security The scourge of Android malware is helping to bolster the bottom line of security software firm AVG but the firm still ended up recording a slight decrease in profits.…

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Where to start, what to look for On 26 May 2016 at 15:00 BST / 07:00 PDT we’ve got a studio packed full of experts and tasked with exploring the question: if hybrid is the answer, how well are organisations achieving it and what challenges are preventing them from progressing further?…

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Exec departure flight gains yet another passenger At some point you have to say this is starting to look like a rout. VMware EVP Bill Fathers is taking a hike, no longer content to be general manager of the cloud services business unit.…

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Cupertino losing streaks continues Apple Watch started 2016 on a losing streak, ceding market share* to a range of cheaper rivals.…

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Twitter-defacing twits are still teaming up, may hit marginally bigger targets Remember when pro-Daesh/ISIL/ISIS hacking groups banded together to form a unified force? They're still, er, hooking up, according to a recent study.…

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Competition, not copyright this time Photo giant Getty Images has had enough – it has filed an antitrust complaint in Europe against Google. And the reasoning behind the action is more subtle than readers might think. Getty Images' VP Jonathan Lockwood explained why.…

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Z400 PC SSD gets capacity raise and faster cache Acronym alert: SanDisk has upgraded its Z400 PC SSD by changing it from an MLC drive to a TLC one with an SLC cache, doubling its capacity as well making it faster.…

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Putin witnesses inaugural Soyuz launch Russian president Vladimir Putin was on hand earlier today to witness the first launch from Russia's new Vostochny cosmodrome, as a Soyuz lifter carried three satellites* heavenwards.…

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Swede also speeks his branes on Saint Richard of Stallman Interview  Emil Eifrem, CEO and co-founder of Neo Technology, says the world is at “a huge inflection point for graph databases” as his company, which supports the open source Neo4j graph database management system, releases v3.0 of the software.…

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But youu still have to bring your other-OS kit into the fold When you run a corporate IT infrastructure, the chances are you run Active Directory underpinning a predominantly Windows-based array of servers, desktops and laptops. And that's fine: it probably serves 90 per cent of the kit you have and is a secure, easy-to-use way of authenticating user logins.…

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Oh, and Hull is the worst city in the UK for take-up The government may claim that 90 per cent of the UK has superfast broadband, but in reality an analysis of customers' speeds in 20 major cities, including London, found most folk aren't even getting 24Mbps speeds.…

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Webscum copy skilled VXers to duck antivirus, sandboxes. Cisco's Warren Mercer and Matthew Molyett are warning that software downloaded from sites run by French firm Tut4PC likely included trojan backdoors. The Borg's security arm, Talos, thinks some 12 million machines have been infected.…

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End of a long era as mainframe-sourced OSes will no longer require companion hardware Unisys has announced that its ClearPath MCP “operating environment” can now be run without having to also buy Unisys hardware. The company also plans to do the same for its OS 2200 product.…

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Browser bods emit ten patches in total, some for critical or high severity holes Mozilla has patched 10 vulnerabilities, some some rated either critical or high-severity, that permitted code execution in version 46 of its popular Firefox web browser.…

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