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.
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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.
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.
Samsung is to investigate the case of a Galaxy S III user's handset bursting into flame, the manufacturer said on Thursday.Samsung is poised to investigate a report of a Samsung Galaxy S III that burst into flames.
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.
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.
Apple will have to pay damages to Samsung for infringing on its patents in the iPad and iPhone, after a Dutch court found in Samsung's favour.Samsung is the leading Android phone manufacturer, which makes it Apple's biggest rival in the mobile market.
Microsoft has rejected an offer from Motorola to settle the patent battle between the two companies.The sprawling conflict has seen Motorola win an as-yet unenforced ban in Germany on Windows 7 and the Xbox 360, and Microsoft win a US import ban on some Motorola Android handsets.
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.
Amazon will be opening its Appstore in the UK and four other European countries this summer, making it almost certain that the Kindle Fire or a successor device will be making its way here at the same time.Amazon's Appstore will be coming to the UK this summer, with the Kindle Fire expected to be close behind.
The government is to put £11.5m into a mission to the sun, the UK Space Agency has announced.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has breached his bail conditions and faces arrest, the Metropolitan Police has said.The anti-secrecy activist spent Tuesday night at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.