Lack of IT policy on devices putting companies at risk says Kroll Ontrack

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New research from data recovery specialists, Kroll Ontrack, reveals how companies that don’t regulate employee usage of business devices with effective IT policies are putting data security at risk.

The research highlights that in the last year, 38 per cent of UK employees downloaded personal files and 29 per cent of employees installed personal apps or programs on devices, which they also use for work.

Five per cent of people used P2P file sharing services, such as BitTorrent and Gnutella, the same percentage temporarily disabled firewall/antivirus software and 4 per cent of workers cancelled antivirus scans on these devices.

How Apps Are Impacting On Every Aspect Of Your Life

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The newest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have hit the shelves, but they’ve not been received without controversy. In the latest faux pas by Apple, it was recently revealed that the newest smartphones can ‘bend’ in their wearers’ pockets, making for an altogether very unreliable gadget.

However, despite cosmetic problems, the newest iPhone certainly more than makes up for manufacturing faults with iOS 8, which promises with it a whole new host of apps and upgrades. The newest operating system has been instrumental in showing us just how much of an impact apps can have on our day to day lives, which is more than you might think.

Dinofarm Games Launches Auro: A Monster Bumping Adventure For Android, Coming Soon to iOS

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Development studio Dinofarm, creators of the hit dungeon-crawler 100 Rogues, today announced its newest title Auro is now available on Android devices and will be coming soon on iOS.

Set in an original fantasy universe, players guide young Prince Auro with a handful of tactical spells through procedurally generated dungeons to face a variety of monsters and bump them into the water!

Auro introduces a whole new kind of gameplay: Bumping Tactics. Players face a multitude of challenging monsters with unique tactical abilities in detailed, colorful pixel art. 

Submit Your Future Internet Business Idea For European Comission Grant Funding And Mentoring

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The European Commission (EC) has launched the FIWARE Accelerator Programme, and is looking for start-ups and entrepreneurs in high-tech sectors to submit their innovative idea for a startup or App that will make a disruptive impact on the market.

They are looking for ideas that make use of FIWARE technologies in key sectors such as Smart Cities, eHealth, transports, energy & environment, AgriFood, Media & Content, Manufacturing & Logistics, and Social & Learning. Successful ideas will receive an investment in the form of a share of the 80 million euros of grant money available, mentoring, coaching and where appropriate networking and introductions to other businesses.

The Rise Of The Online Casino Industry

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Next time you’re tuning into your favourite sports game, take a minute to observe the advertisements that are cropping up in front of you. After the hordes of payment protection insurance paybacks and ambulance chasers, you’ll probably be offered to opportunity to take a bet on the end result – for example, the next goalscorer.

The booming voice declaring the most up-to-date odds will probably point you in the direction of your smartphone to the latest app. There’s no getting away from it – online gambling is fast becoming the weapon of choice when it comes to making a cheeky bet, and punters are turning away from their land-based counterparts. Economists have predicted that by 2015 the online gambling industry will be worth $182.8 billion worldwide – but what is it that makes it so popular? There are many factors, from accessibility to changing market trends.