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Kantar: Chinese Android users switching to iPhone, some strong global iOS sales figures

Apple's iPhone has done extremely well in some countries, with Kantar stating Apple "is now back on form", but while it still reports "mixed performance" in some areas, too, Chinese Android users are switching to iPhone.

FULL VIDEO: Telstra adds NB-IOT to its network, plus Tas smart city, as announced at CES 2018

Telstra has announced "a major step forward in the development of the Internet of Things in Australia with the successful deployment of Narrowband technology in its IoT Network", with some of the details announced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas where iTWire was present.

Satyam fraud: PwC gets two-year auditing ban in India

India's market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, has banned PriceWaterhouseCoopers' affiliates from auditing any listed companies in India for two years.

Intel tells select customers not to use its bug fixes

Processor giant Intel has told some of its customers that the microcode patches it issued to fix the Meltdown and Spectre flaws in its products are buggy and that they should not install them.

Barcelona plans move to open source software

The city of Barcelona plans to move its workers to open source software, with proprietary applications being the first to be replaced.

Skype teams up with Signal to offer encrypted chats

Open Whisper Systems, the maker of the privacy-focused Signal messaging app, will be helping Microsoft to introduce a Private Conversations feature in Skype.

TechnologyOne says $40m in local govt wins drives growth

Listed enterprise software company TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) says it signed 240 new deals across Australia, New Zealand and the UK in 2017. This included deals valued at $40 million with Australian local government bodies.

GPK Group selects Dell EMC Cloud

Melbourne and Brisbane-based IT service provider, GPK Group, has selected Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack to underpin its hybrid cloud offering.

Bitdefender, NETGEAR seal IoT security licence deal

Global security company Bitdefender has done a deal to license networking provider NETGEAR to include its IoT security technology in the latter's networking devices.

Dropping silent line charges good for consumers: ACCAN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network says Telstra’s decision to remove charges for telephone users who want to use its silent line services will lead to better consumer outcomes and privacy protections for customers.

Micro Focus shares hit after results miss forecasts

British technology group Micro Focus has seen its shares fall after the announcement of half-yearly results earlier this week, when it said that its revenue would drop by between 2% and 4% in the 12 months to October 2018.

Man installed Mac malware on thousands of machines: claim

A man from the city of North Royalton in Ohio has been charged with allegedly creating and installing malware on thousands of Apple computers for more than 13 years.

FBI expert lashes Apple 'jerks' over iPhone security

A forensics expert from the FBI has lashed out at Apple, calling the company's security team a bunch of "jerks" and "evil geniuses" for making it more difficult to circumvent the encryption on its devices.

Veritas names enterprise exec Hughes as new CEO

Multi-cloud management firm Veritas has named experienced enterprise software executive Greg Hughes as chief executive in a move that the company says is "a planned succession strategy to lead the next phase of the company’s evolution".

Security essential to help healthcare workers focus on patients, not IT, says ExtraHop

Australia’s healthcare system is rated as one of the best in the world, though not without its flaws. Real-time wire data security analysis vendor ExtraHop says it’s committed to helping healthcare workers remove their IT burdens.

Phishing scam hits Netflix

Netflix has been hit by a new zero-day phishing scam using fake Netflix branding, with security firm MailGuard warning that the popular global video streaming service has become a favourite vehicle for email fraudsters.

SUSE's key software trends for 2018

Linux vendor SUSE outlined the key trends it sees for software in 2018, with open source and containers leading the way.

Aussie students challenged on data protection solutions

The SWIFT Institute research group has launched its third annual 2018 Challenge competition focusing on data protection, for Australian students to come up with solutions to current global industry challenges in the financial sector.

Digital, cloud key to business success in 2018 says Zerto, but don't forget DR

Disaster recovery and business continuity software vendor Zerto says the move to the cloud will only increase in 2018, but security and resilience should not be forgotten.

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