Daily Archives: June 27, 2020

Sony Xperia 5 II: what we want to see

The Sony Xperia 5 II hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’d be very surprised if we didn’t see it later in the year, given Sony’s general pattern of smartphone releases. In 2019 the company released the Xperia 1, Xperia 5 and Xperia 10, the first of which was its premium …

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iOS 14 is going to let you add captions to your photos at last

While the event keynote happened on Monday, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has been going on all week, slowly revealing more and more of the features that are appearing in Apple’s software updates later this year. One of the iOS 14 features not specifically mentioned by Apple in its keynote …

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NotPetya attack – three years on, what have we learned?

Why was this particular trojan so successful – what was so special about it?  The attack was well prepared by its authors. NotPetya initially spread via the M.E.Doc accounting software when cybercriminals hacked the software’s update mechanism to spread NotPetya to systems when the software was updated. This was a …

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Apple Arcade needs games made with iPads in mind – here’s why

Many of my co-workers were glowing about Apple Arcade when it came out – we gave it four stars in the official TechRadar review and have published multiple excited editorials about the games subscription service since.  However, I always found the service rather disappointing, and I think I’ve finally figured …

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Samsung working on a Galaxy M01 Core model

Samsung appears to be playing the smartphone game in India differently. Having just launched the Galaxy M01 earlier this month, it now appears as though the company is now working on another smartphone from the Galaxy M series of affordable devices.  A new smartphone bearing model number SM-M013F/DS received Wi-Fi …

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The programming language that doesn’t want to die

The world’s banking, business and governmental systems are underpinned by a programming language developed over half a century ago – but fewer people than ever know how to use it today. Devised in 1959 by Dr. Grace Hopper and her team, COBOL has endured the passage of time extremely successfully, …

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