Cloud growing like crazy
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IDC thinks there will be US $122.5 billion spent on it


Beancounters at IDC have been adding up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure will reach $122.5 billion in 2017.

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update
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This year


Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.

Apple does evil on iCloud.net
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Buys and shuts down its social network


Apple has bought the domain name iCloud.net, and shut down the independent social network that lived there.

Samsung flogs 100,000 Notebook 9s
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Just in Korea 


Samsung has flogged more than 100,000 units from its refreshed Notebook 9 line of laptops in South Korea so far, this year.

Microsoft kills second gen HoloLens
Published in Wearables


Working on Version three instead 

Microsoft appears to be getting cold feet over its HoloLens and is not going to release a second version of the gear.

Intel spills the beans on Optane requirements
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Will need at least a seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor

If you were hoping to get your paws on Chipzilla’s delayed Optane non-volatile memory devices you might need to also invest in a Kaby Lake system.

Apple files appeal against tax bill
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A long rant as to why it is “special” and the EU smells of nintendo


The fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has sent a 14 point legal rant to the EU claiming it is special and does not have to pay tax like everyone else.

EU privacy watchdogs concerned about Windows 10
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Changes to installation process were only a start


European Union data protection watchdogs said they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite Vole announcing changes to the installation process.

Samsung planning to release refurbished Note 7s
Published in Mobiles


Flaming heck, the magnificant seven rides again.


Samsung is apparently planning to release refurbished Note 7s.

HTC gives up on budget Android phones
Published in Mobiles


Too much competition and low margins


HTC has confirmed that it is giving up on budget Android phones beginning this year. Instead, the company will focus on premium devices, which have a higher profit margin.