The books of summer Image by Thinkstock Vacation season is upon us at last. What better way to spend the lazy, hazy days of summer than catching up on some of the best business and technology books out there?
Beach reads for techies 2015
Uber Technologies is suspending its UberPop service in France, after a bitter fight with taxi drivers who say the service breaks the law.
Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers
We’ve barely delved into Apple’s latest grand experiment with online media, but I’m already looking forward to the next one. I’ve spoken of my hopes for Apple’s rumored television service in the past, but after a few days with Apple Music, I’ve been even more curious about how the company plans to tackle the TV industry.
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Apple needs a television advocate
If you’re planning to buy a new smartphone this year, but haven’t bought one yet it might be better to wait a bit longer: Apple, Samsung Electronics and OnePlus are all expected to launch new models in the next couple of months.
Five smartphones to look forward to
Let’s get more imaginative than this. Here are 9 ways to destroy data in HGTV style Image by Bertram Nudelbach There are lots of lovely technologies out there that will wipe and shred everything until it’s of no functional use, but it wasn’t until I found something more imaginative that I got into the habit of destroying my data. I was sure I was not alone in this, so I looked into the data destruction habits of other security-minded people to see what worked for them
9 creative ways to destroy sensitive data
Apple has a good, though not perfect, track record of building good core apps for the Mac and its iOS devices.
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Apple fail: Lessons from the Music mess
In another sign of the movement of more and more data into cloud services, global first-quarter sales of cloud-related hardware rose 25.1 percent year on year, to nearly US$6.3 billion, according to an IDC survey.
IT firms’ cloud appetite strong as gear sales surge 25 percent
A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.
Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones