David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both the fixed and wireless varieties, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices. He is based in Berlin.

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iOS tool lets iPhone users take their content to Android for free

iOS tool lets iPhone users take their content to Android for free

Samsung has pushed to poach iPhone users in the UK by offering them a free iOS-to-Android content-transfer tool.The Korean manufacturer said on Friday that it would be offering anyone buying a Galaxy device in the country a copy of Easy Phone Sync, through an exclusive licensing deal with developer Media Mushroom.

published June 22, 2012 by

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Microsoft kills off Office Starter 2010 for new PCs

Microsoft kills off Office Starter 2010 for new PCs

Microsoft has stopped giving PC manufacturers a stripped-down version of the Office 2010 productivity suite to bundle with their computers.This week Microsoft stopped including Office Starter 2010 in the preinstallation kits it supplies to manufacturers.

published June 22, 2012 by

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NatWest branches open early as balance bug persists

NatWest branches open early as balance bug persists

Around 1,000 NatWest branches opened early on Friday morning, to serve customers affected by a continued glitch in the bank's systems.The fault manifested itself late on Wednesday, stopping customers' balances from updating properly and holding up direct debits.

published June 22, 2012 by

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Google Maps turns field service manager with Coordinate

Google Maps turns field service manager with Coordinate

Google has turned Google Maps into a field service management tool with the introduction of an enterprise feature called Coordinate.Google Maps Coordinate, introduced on Thursday, includes web and Android apps that let mobile workers disclose their co-ordinates to their colleagues and employers, and that give dispatchers a way to create teams and manage jobs.

published June 22, 2012 by

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ACTA almost dead after latest body blow from Europe

ACTA almost dead after latest body blow from Europe

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, has been rejected by the European Parliament's trade committee, the opinion of which is a major influence on the wider parliament.INTA supported rapporteur David Martin's rejection of ACTA on Thursday morning by 19 votes to 12.

published June 21, 2012 by

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Google Apps admins gain two-step security powers

Google Apps admins gain two-step security powers

Google Apps got a security bump on Tuesday, with Google making it possible for administrators to force the use of two-factor authentication.The feature, which Google calls '2-step verification' in its implementation, adds a phone-derived code to the credentials a user needs to log into their Google account.

published June 20, 2012 by

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BT blocks The Pirate Bay

BT blocks The Pirate Bay

BT started blocking access to The Pirate Bay around midday on Tuesday, the ISP has confirmed.BT Retail was the last of the big UK internet service providers to institute the block, which had been ordered by the High Court after an earlier ruling that found The Pirate Bay (TPB) to be aiding copyright infringement.

published June 20, 2012 by

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Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador after extradition fight fails

Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador after extradition fight fails

Ecuador is considering Julian Assange's request for political asylum after the Wikileaks leader, who is facing extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes, showed up at the country's London embassy on Tuesday.The anti-secrecy activist had been battling the extradition through the UK courts, but the Supreme Court put an end to that a week ago.

published June 20, 2012 by

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Special Galaxy S III offers enterprises SAFE Android

Special Galaxy S III offers enterprises SAFE Android

Samsung has unveiled an enterprise-friendly version of its flagship Galaxy S III Android smartphone, but there is no word yet as to its potential availability in the UK.Samsung has unveiled an enterprise-friendly version of the Galaxy S III as it introduced a new 'Samsung Approved for Enterprise' assurance scheme.

published June 19, 2012 by

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