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India's biometric ID project is back on track

The new Indian government has indicated strong support for a controversial project to require residents to have biometric IDs in order to collect government benefits, setting a target of 1 billion enrollments by 2015.

With new iPhones -- and a watch -- Apple moves on from Jobs

Apple certainly had a lot to announce and preview during its almost-two-hour media event for the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which included not only new phones but the company's new mobile payments system known as Apple Pay and the first preview of the Apple Watch -- set to debut sometime early next year.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

LEGAL

Appeals court tosses $368M patent judgment against Apple

A federal appellate court today threw out a 2012 judgment against Apple that required it to pay $368 million to VirnetX for patent infringement by the Cupertino Calif. company's FaceTime video calling service and its implementation of VPN (virtual private networks).

OUTSOURCING

Deutsche Bank in Singapore taps on Avaloq for BPO services

The BPO provider will run the bank's wealth management back office in Singapore.

PROJECT MGMT

Is process hampering your project success?

Applying more process 'rigour' to technology projects with issues is not the answer, argues Colin Ellis.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

How phones and computers can talk via sight

Just send an email to yourself.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Don't pull the trigger on upgrading to iCloud Drive just yet

If you're upgrading to iOS 8 on Wednesday, you must resist the urge to upgrade to iCloud Drive if you want to continue to sync your phone to your Mac. Why? Well, iCloud Drive only works with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. And you all know which OS we're still waiting on.

DATA CENTER

Dimension Data launches globally standardised managed services

It hopes to quadruple the size of its data centre business to US$4 billion by 2018

IMAGING AND PRINTING

Is Panasonic's CM1 a camera or a smartphone?

The upcoming Android phone packs a 1-inch image sensor on par with dedicated cameras.

INDUSTRIES

Malaysia ICT industry is 'on target’ while IoT is newest revenue driver, PIKOM finds

PIKOM's ICT Strategic Review 2014/2015 expects double-digit growth of Malaysia's national ICT industry will continue and will achieve US$29.53 billion revenue by 2017.

INTERNET

Mail.Ru buys rest of Russia's VKontakte, ending shareholder dispute

Internet conglomerate Mail.Ru has at last acquired total control of Russian social network VKontakte after a lingering shareholder dispute involving allegations of embezzlement and the involvement of the Russian secret service.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

How to upgrade to iOS 8 (and downgrade to iOS 7 if you regret it)

As summer winds down and autumn kicks in, it's time for another iOS update. And, just as predictably, a lot of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners will want to make the leap from the previous operating system to the new one. If tradition holds, Apple will release iOS 8 at around 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday, and when it does, this guide will show you the way.

NETWORKING

Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity

Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows 9 rumor roundup: Everything we know so far

Windows 9. Threshold. Or just plain Windows. Whatever Microsoft ends up calling its next operating system, it's shaping up to be another big change from the Windows that came before it.

SECURITY

Hackers accessed Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months before card breach

Hackers evaded security systems for a year-and-a-half at a hosting center that processed payment cards for Goodwill Industries, using the same type of malware that struck Target and other major retailers to steal card data, according to the charity's software vendor.

STORAGE

Micron ships 16nm node SSDs, cheapest price yet

Micron's new firmware can dynamically change flash from SLC to MLC and back again

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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