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Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Still running Windows Server 2003? In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life (EOL) for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.

If you’re wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New threats won’t be addressed and your WS2003 systems will become a security risk and compliance nightmare.

See the full explanation from Microsoft below: (more…)

Apple releases iOS 8.3 with many improvements

Published by on Apr 9th, 2015, No Comments

iOS 8.3The new iOS 8.3 update has a few firsts for Apple. Not only is it the biggest “small” update ever to be released but it is the first time that normal users could form part of the beta testing phase, which is usually reserved for software developers.

There has been a lot more info around the improvements because of this “open” testing cycle, but now we can confirm that iOS 8.3 has been officially released and will be available to all users through the course of the day. Here is a breakdown of the new stuff… (more…)

iOS 8.3 betas continue to reveal new features

Published by on Mar 25th, 2015, No Comments

22246Apple has upset the apple cart a bit with their upcoming iOS update. The tech giant surprised the world by giving users public betas for iOS with the launch of iOS 8.3 beta. What’s more is that the next iOS update won’t be a dot-equivalent update (few bug fixes) but a much more substantial update.

The initial beta release only revealed some small updates, but the newest available beta proves that it was all just the tip of the ice berg. (more…)

Top 5: Free Android Antivirus Apps

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

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Many people don’t care about security and viruses hitting their beloved smartphone, because they reckon they can simply factory reset the device and all will be well. That is not always the case, though, and there are masses of malicious software out there that can find a home in your phone.

We think security on your phone is important, and to that end, here are our picks for the top free antivirus applications on Android. (more…)

HTC replaces Swype with China’s TouchPal on new Android keyboards (video)

Published by on Mar 6th, 2015, No Comments

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HTC users who like using the Swype keyboard are going to have to switch phones or learn to type differently because the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is ditching the system. HTC’s new phones, including the new flagship, HTC One M9, will come installed with Chinese keyboard tool TouchPal instead.

One feature TouchPal has over Swype is that predicted words appear above the letters as you type instead of above the keyboard, as can be seen in the promotional video below. Overall, however, they are fairly similar, so it shouldn’t be more than a minor annoyance for users to make the switch. (more…)

RSAWEB trying to alter the software development landscape

Published by on Feb 23rd, 2015, No Comments

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Following the successful launch in 2014 of Cloud Servers, allowing companies to deploy a server in seconds and only pay per hour when they use it, RSAWEB is set to introduce yet another interesting new product into the market this week: Flex Cloud.

Based on Jelastic’s technology, RSAWEB’s Flex Cloud is set to be “the next generation hosting platform for JAVA, Ruby and PHP, providing an auto-sizing, highly scalable Cloud platform that will allow developers, software agencies and SaaS vendors to increase efficiency” according to RSAWEB. It allows developers to concentrate on their development and decrease the amount of time spent on infrastructure and server management. (more…)

Interstellar’s fake black holes are helping scientific research

Published by on Feb 17th, 2015, No Comments

Gargantua1The sci-fi hit movie Interstellar has stepped out of the entertainment genre and is actually assisting in astro-physic research.  In 2014 Wired magazine explained how the visual effects team behind the space blockbuster worked with theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

Together they created a new computer simulation to model how light would be dragged into the black hole Gargantua. Now, those calculations have been thoroughly researched and it was found that the software could help astrophysicists to model other celestial objects in the future. (more…)

Top 5: Valentine’s Apps to pretend that you care about Valentine’s Day

Published by on Feb 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Valentine’s Day is a day of celebrating love and what better way to make the day memorable that capturing those special moments. Or you realise that it’s just a capitalist scam that’ll force you to spend a bucket load of money in order to keep your other half happy.

Here are the best apps out there to do both mentioned above without breaking a sweat. (more…)

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