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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

User Data requests from Government revealed by Facebook

In order to provide more transparency on the increasing number of government requests for user data, Facebook has released its first Global Government Requests Report  on Tuesday. The report reveals that global internet companies regularly hand over data of millions of users to their respective intelligence agencies. Facebook is the third company to reveal such information after Microsoft and Google. ...

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Blackberry lets one developer own a third of its app store

Blackberry World offers users a choice of about 120,000 apps and Blackberry has a thriving ecosystem with Blackberry 10 – these were the words spoken by CEO Thorsten Heins at a developer conference this May. S4BB a Hong Kong based developer has published over 47,000 apps from its launch. And the real issue is that over a third of Blackberry’s ...

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LG Optimus G Pro launched in India

To keep in pace with the number of phablets in the Indian market,LG has revealed its new range of phablet, the LG Optimus G Pro. With a 5.5 inch Full HD with IPS (in panel Switching) display the smartphone would provide crisp images and text along with the added advantage of  400ppi (pixels per inch). The phone boasts of a ...

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Samsung galaxy tab 3 8-Inch Android Tablet review

The center edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series, the particular Galaxy Tabs 3 8.0 makes its very own separate route inside the digital tablet world. This series boasts a changed and fresh changed design and reflects how quickly tablet technology has developed within months of Samsung’s last tablet release. This tab provides decent features in terms of screen ...

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Ubuntu Edge breaks records in crowdfunding

The Ubuntu Edge, the projected and much talked about smart phone from Canonical that is created to battle Apple’s iPhone and also the Samsung Galaxy S4, hit a record with the crowdfunding, reaching above 10 million dollars on Friday. According to trusted reports the last known balance exceeded $10.4 million. The online investment has been made particularly by the generous ...

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Facebook to rolls out E-Commerce payment options, not PayPal competitor but fills space

Are you tired of using various IDs for various shopping and e-commerce sites? Well, Facebook is all set to roll out a new system of mobile payment, which is supposed to allow the users to make online purchases in collaborating e-commerce smartphone applications using simply their login IDs that they use for the social networking site. It’s reported that the ...

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Chip Tuning Technology Initiated By Intel

Intel, well known for having customized server chips for their customers, is now all set to tune chips for workloads of big data too. As we all must know, software is an integral part of building a chip design, customization is going to help the applications to collect, manage and analyse data a lot easier and quicker. The general manager ...

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Call Of Duty: Ghost, multiplayer: New features unveiled

In a public event in LA, renowned game publisher, Activision unveiled the latest new features of the popular new video game, Duty: Ghost multiplayer. The highly anticipated multiplayer mode of the game is said to focus on the customizable characters. Gamers will be able to select their avatar- including physical characteristics, sex and also other features like weapon load outs ...

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Microsoft in Knee Deep Lawsuit for “Misleading” Shareholders

Microsoft is apparently facing serious problems as a US law firm has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the shareholders of Microsoft. The law firm alleges that Redmond has been misleading investors by failing to warn them of the dismally failing sales of the ARM based Surface RT fondleslabs. A press release was also issued in the same ...

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