Today in tech: Twitter phishing, HTC and Apple fight over patents and Microsoft's browser ballot


Is Microsoft's browser ballot still limited?

A design expert seems to think so. While trying to play around with some of the alternatives on offer as part of the ballot, web designer Rob Quick noticed they appeared to share a common theme: rendering technology provided by Microsoft.

In essence, the claims suggest that around half of the choices on offer are actually relatives - however distant - of Internet Explorer. Microsoft declined to comment. BBC

Twitter gets phished again

If you get a message saying "is this you?" don't click on it. It's just a lure in the latest phishing attack to hit micro-blogging sensation Twitter. InfoSecurity Magazine

Apple fires patent infringement salvo at HTC

iPhone-maker Apple is claiming that the company responsible for creating the hardware for the Nexus One and other Android and Windows Mobile-based handsets has stolen some of its tech. IT PRO

IT skills remain key

This week marks eSkills week, where the great and good of the industry do their best to both increase awareness and educate the wider world as to the critical role tech skills will play in the future. eGovmonitor

UK airport Wi-Fi deal loss for BT

BT's loss is US vendor Boingo's gain as the communications giant loses its Wi-Fi provider status for the UK's six largest airports. PC Pro

BBC cuts mean less money for web

Online activity may become a casualty of the BBC spending cuts, according to reports. Many are concerned this could affect Aunty's leading web status and result in serious job cuts. Times Online

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.