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EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines
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EU opens antitrust probe into Play Store's billing guidelines

The European Commission will investigate whether developer fees and billing terms put forth by Google’s Play Store are adequate
4 Aug 2022
Fortinet unveils ‘fastest’ compact firewall for hyperscale data centers and 5G networks
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Fortinet unveils ‘fastest’ compact firewall for hyperscale data centers and 5G networks

The new FortiGate 4800F firewall series packs 2.4 Tbps of capacity into a compact 4RU form-factor
4 Aug 2022
Microsoft releases 5MB Outlook Lite app for Android
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Microsoft Office

Microsoft releases 5MB Outlook Lite app for Android

The streamlined version of mobile Outlook also works well on both 2G and 3G networks
3 Aug 2022
T-Mobile ‘social engineer’ store owner ran $25 million black market operation
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cyber crime

T-Mobile ‘social engineer’ store owner ran $25 million black market operation

The five-year campaign saw the former owner defraud the company after stealing more than 50 employees' login credentials
3 Aug 2022
Telstra backs down over spectrum hoarding and impeding Optus’ 5G rollout
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5G

Telstra backs down over spectrum hoarding and impeding Optus’ 5G rollout

Australia’s biggest telco was interfering with the 5G rollout of one of its rivals by registering various 900 MHz around the country at the start of t…
3 Aug 2022
French app developers sue Apple over supra-competitive App Store fees
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Mobile

French app developers sue Apple over supra-competitive App Store fees

The class action suit accuses Apple of violating federal antitrust law and state laws in California
2 Aug 2022
Reliance Jio splashes out $11 billion in India’s 5G auction
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5G

Reliance Jio splashes out $11 billion in India’s 5G auction

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Adani also took part in the $19 billion spectrum auction
2 Aug 2022
Young hacker faces 20-year prison sentence for creating prolific Imminent Monitor RAT
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spyware

Young hacker faces 20-year prison sentence for creating prolific Imminent Monitor RAT

He created the RAT when he was aged just 15 and is estimated to have netted around $400,000 from the sale of it over six years
1 Aug 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Rise in ransomware attacks, UK & South Korea 5G & 6G, IBM data breach report
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IT Pro News In Review: Rise in ransomware attacks, UK & South Korea 5G & 6G, IBM data breach report

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
29 Jul 2022
Three wants to merge its way to 5G dominance
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Network & Internet

Three wants to merge its way to 5G dominance

As mobile networks complain of crippling 5G costs, will fewer networks mean higher prices?
28 Jul 2022
Android adds drag and drop features to tablet OS
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Android adds drag and drop features to tablet OS

Share text, images and links across Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and more in split screen mode
26 Jul 2022
UK to collaborate with South Korea on 5G, 6G development fund
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Network & Internet

UK to collaborate with South Korea on 5G, 6G development fund

Alongside the world-first agreement, the sector will see a £25 million boost for research into Open RAN
26 Jul 2022
Rogers Communication to invest C$10 billion in AI, oversight following outage
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Rogers Communication to invest C$10 billion in AI, oversight following outage

Canadian telco giant has promised internal transformation after a network-wide blackout caused major disruption in Canada earlier this month
25 Jul 2022
UK-based OneWeb and French Eutelsat officially discussing major merger
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UK-based OneWeb and French Eutelsat officially discussing major merger

Combined, the two would be the first to operate multi-orbit satellites and would continue to expand OneWeb's constellation
25 Jul 2022
Verizon expands 5G UWB coverage with new spectrum
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5G

Verizon expands 5G UWB coverage with new spectrum

The offering nearly doubles the spectrum available for 5G UWB while offering significantly higher speeds
19 Jul 2022
Apple hit with class action suit for stifling rival tap-to-pay options
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Mobile

Apple hit with class action suit for stifling rival tap-to-pay options

The devil is in the details of Apple’s policies, states Hagens Berman’s spokesperson
19 Jul 2022
What is an output device?
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Hardware

What is an output device?

Monitors, speakers and printers all count as output devices, helping you understand and respond to data from your computer
13 Jul 2022
Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales partner on 5G non-terrestrial networks
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5G

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales partner on 5G non-terrestrial networks

The space-based network could eventually pave the way for ubiquitous connectivity
11 Jul 2022
Nokia to spearhead Germany’s 6G lighthouse project
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Network & Internet

Nokia to spearhead Germany’s 6G lighthouse project

6G-ANNA is backed and aided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
11 Jul 2022
DISH hits back over SpaceX claims that sharing 12GHz spectrum would 'kill Starlink'
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Network & Internet

DISH hits back over SpaceX claims that sharing 12GHz spectrum would 'kill Starlink'

SpaceX alleges DISH' use of the 12GHz spectrum for 5G services would render Starlink services unusable
8 Jul 2022
Ice Norway taps Nokia for 5G network expansion
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Network & Internet

Ice Norway taps Nokia for 5G network expansion

The five-year deal also extends Lyse Group’s fixed and wireless network offerings
7 Jul 2022
Nokia and Contela successfully ‌conduct‌ ‌Korea's first private 5G interoperability trial
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5G

Nokia and Contela successfully ‌conduct‌ ‌Korea's first private 5G interoperability trial

The trial was carried out at Nokia’a Private 5G Open Lab in South Korea
6 Jul 2022
Australian airports flag 5G interference warnings
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5G

Australian airports flag 5G interference warnings

Airport authorities are worried the new technology could impact aircraft instruments that use the same band of spectrum to land safely
5 Jul 2022