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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

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APPLICATIONS

10 more do's and don'ts for faster SQL queries

Everyone wants faster database queries, and both SQL developers and DBAs can turn to many time-tested methods to achieve that goal. Unfortunately, no single method is foolproof or ironclad. But even if there is no right answer to tuning every query, there are plenty of proven do's and don'ts to help light the way. While some are RDBMS-specific, most of these tips apply to any relational database.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Cisco acquires OpenStack cloud provider

Cisco this week said it will acquire privately held Metacloud, an operator of private OpenStack clouds for global enterprises.

DATA CENTER

Huawei simplifies IT

Announces innovative IT solutions, and releases Global Connectivity Index.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

ARM 64-bit processors could come to multifunction printers too

From smartphones, tablets and servers, ARM's 64-bit processors could soon spread to multifunction printers, storage and networking devices.

INDUSTRIES

Virtual reality engineering drives innovative vehicles and services, says Ford

Ford's Malaysia based Veemala Rethinasamy: It’s an exciting time for Ford in Asia Pacific, especially in Malaysia, as we continue to offer innovative vehicles, technologies and services.

INTERNET

3 out of 4 Internet users in Singapore concerned about social network privacy

Trend Micro has launched an all-in-one consumer solution, called Trend Micro Maximum Security Cloud Edition, to help resolve both security and privacy issues that continue to plague Internet users.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Get to know iOS 8: Changes in the Settings app

With every new version of iOS, Apple loves to add, tweak, and change settings; unsurprisingly, iOS 8 is no different. Here's a comprehensive list of just about everything the company has changed in iOS 8 within the Settings app.

NETWORKING

Huawei, Maju Nusa deliver ‘first of its own kind’ enhanced connectivity to remote corners of Malaysia

Multi Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN) has been deployed at more than 127 sites across Malaysia under an MCMC programme.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Possibly preps preview for use with iOS 8, which will ship Wednesday

SECURITY

Startup backs services with elasticity of AWS, Azure clouds to outlast DDoS attacks

Security services startup Sentrix mirrors customer Web sites in Amazon Web Services and Azure clouds in order to dynamically expand site resources during distributed denial of service attacks and keep the sites running until attackers exhaust their resources, give up or move on to easier targets.

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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