fortnight

fortnight

Reuters faces fresh hacker attack

www.guardian.co.uk
News agency hacked for the third time in a fortnight, as hoax story falsely claims Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has diedThe Reuters news agency has fallen victim to computer hackers for the third time in a fortnight, with the latest incident involving an article that falsely claimed Saudi Arabia's foreign...
Reuters faces fresh hacker attack

Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns

www.guardian.co.uk
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary intervenes over concerns about content of four Northamptonshire officers' tweetsFour police officers have had their Twitter accounts closed down by their force after Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) raised concerns about the content of their tweets.The move comes after a warning in the Guardian...
Police officers' Twitter accounts closed after watchdog raises concerns
IBM's Mira supercomputer tasked with simulating an entire universe in a fortnight
Airbnb is cashing in on the Olympics, and why that's a good thing

Apple retina MacBook Pro: review

www.guardian.co.uk
The price is high - but so is the quality of the stunning display, which makes everything else look blurred. With a Flash drive, USB 3 and Thunderbolt connector, it's got everything - except user-serviceability.I'm typing this on a Macbook Pro with a "retina" display, and it's breaking my heart....
Apple retina MacBook Pro: review

30 best Android apps this week

www.guardian.co.uk
Real Racing 3, Opera Browser Beta, Vyclone, Temple Run: Oz, Toy Story: Smash It, Amazon, Skype WiFi, Humble Bundle 5, Photoshop Touch and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets. And after a week off for Mobile World Congress, this...
30 best Android apps this week

Double Fine's Tim Schafer On Openness And His New Game Project With Humble Bundle

www.techdirt.com
Today, the always innovative Humble Bundle launched yet another great new project. This time they've teamed up with Tim Schafer, whom some may remember as the founder of Double Fine and the creator of their insanely successful Kickstarter campaign (and others may remember him as the creator of several classic...
Double Fine's Tim Schafer On Openness And His New Game Project With Humble Bundle

WhatsApp swots up in India with unlimited deal for college-going Reliance customers

thenextweb.com
A fortnight after it agreed to a landmark operator deal in Hong Kong, WhatsApp has stepped up its presence in India where it has partnered with Reliance to offer unlimited use of its BBM-alternative messaging service for college students. The fruits of the coming-together — Reliance’s College Package, spotted by PluggdIn –...
WhatsApp swots up in India with unlimited deal for college-going Reliance customers

Escape the marauding zombies… and burn calories at the same time

www.guardian.co.uk
An innovative British mobile app Zombies Run! mixes fitness and fun – and is taking the gaming world by stormA new smartphone game developed by two Britons, one an award-winning novelist, with funds raised by crowd-sourcing and no budget for marketing, has become the world's highest-grossing health and fitness app...
Escape the marauding zombies… and burn calories at the same time

Pottermore opens its doors for all, JK Rowling announces

www.guardian.co.uk
Harry Potter welcomes all-comers to long-delayed interactive wizarding site with millions expected to fly in after official launchJK Rowling has sprung a surprise on her fans by opening the doors to her long-awaited Pottermore website without any warning.A select million fans were granted access to the site last summer following...
Pottermore opens its doors for all, JK Rowling announces

Hubskip finds the cheapest price for your flights and gives you money if it drops even lower

thenextweb.com
Hubskip, a big data startup from Amsterdam — the home city of The Next Web — has launched its unique price-saving travel booking service in beta today at the Microsoft Bizspark Startup Rally at TNW Europe. While the service is open for use, it is currently restricted to search, but bookings will...
Hubskip finds the cheapest price for your flights and gives you money if it drops even lower

Apple Q2 2012 earnings: $39.2 billion in revenue, net profit of $11.6 billion

www.engadget.com
Tim Cook: Apple focusing more on iPad for enterprise Tim Cook hates litigation, not quite ready to call a patent truce 365 million iOS devices 'in play,' iPad taking off in education and government markets How do you follow up a stunning Q1 where you set record quarterly earnings...
Apple Q2 2012 earnings: $39.2 billion in revenue, net profit of $11.6 billion

Starcraft II and the bad boy of pro-gaming

www.guardian.co.uk
The short and sharp career of Greg 'Idra' Fields, videogaming genius and part-time offensive loutOne day videogames will be an Olympic event. The games that will be played probably don't exist yet, but their predecessors do - and prime among them is Blizzard Entertainment's Starcraft II.This strategy game is one...
Starcraft II and the bad boy of pro-gaming

Aakash lurches toward another crisis as India loses patience with DataWind

www.engadget.com
The conflicts and behind-the-scenes drama surrounding India's Aakash project once again threaten its existence. Despite a record-breaking 1.4 million pre-orders gained in under a fortnight, maker DataWind has only shipped 10,000 units to nearly universal derision. Early adopters have found the processor too slow, battery life too short and...
Aakash lurches toward another crisis as India loses patience with DataWind

LinkedIn redesigns its 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' page, expands analytics for Premium members

thenextweb.com
LinkedIn is rolling out a new, simplified look for the section of its social network which gives users a comprehensive list of the people who have recently viewed their profile. The layout for users with a ‘free’ account is largely the same, showing a mixture of known colleagues and contacts...
LinkedIn redesigns its 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' page, expands analytics for Premium members

EE's 4G mobile network: review

www.guardian.co.uk
Are fastest download rates in market worth EE's premium prices or do monthly download caps take the wind out of its sails?Jammed call centres, signal problems, breathtaking download speeds, and lots of Kevin Bacon adverts... The UK's first 4G mobile network, EE, is two weeks old and its arrival has...
EE's 4G mobile network: review

Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

www.engadget.com
Barely a fortnight after the Android 4.2 binaries were added to the Android Open Source Project database, here comes Android 4.2.1. It appears as if the files have been uploaded for the Nexus 10, Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus (Verizon model included), but the Nexus 4 is being omitted for...
Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP

Moneysupermarket.com founder Simon Nixon lands £200m windfall

www.guardian.co.uk
Businessman bored by accountancy cashes in after strong demand for shares in price comparison siteSimon Nixon, the businessman who founded the price comparison site Moneysupermarket.com after dropping out of studying accountancy at university because it was "boring", has landed a £200m windfall.Nixon - who had already banked a £100m fortune...
Moneysupermarket.com founder Simon Nixon lands £200m windfall

30 Best Android apps this week

www.guardian.co.uk
Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Dragon Mobile Assistant, Musicovery Player, Fontly and moreAfter a missed week last week, this week is a bumper 30 Best post for new Android apps, covering the last fortnight.The list doesn't include games, as they get their own separate post: this week's selection included Android titles...
30 Best Android apps this week
The Book of Jobs

What The Closure Of UK Malls & Main Street Retailers Means For Online

searchengineland.com
The UK has seen the closure of three high-profile, traditional retail brands in the last fortnight, following on from a dismal 2012 and an increased downturn for the sector since 2009. The recent closures had legacy presence in bricks and mortar on the UK high street (AKA: the UK’s Main......
What The Closure Of UK Malls & Main Street Retailers Means For Online
MavenSay Enjoying Sudden Popularity In Social Media-Hungry Indonesia

Suitcase Startup: One man's journey to London to launch a startup, armed with just a suitcase and dream

thenextweb.com
Starting today on The Next Web, we’re running a new video series, Suitcase Startup. We’ll be following Chris Bradley every fortnight as he relocates from his home in north Wales to London to launch a startup. He has no office, no accommodation and no money, but he will meet some...
Suitcase Startup: One man's journey to London to launch a startup, armed with just a suitcase and dream

Apple offers fix for in-app purchase hack

www.guardian.co.uk
App developers given access to Apple's private APIs as fix for hack that allows people to make fake in-app purchasesApple has notified app developers of a fix for a Russian hacker's method that let him make more than 8.4m fake in-app purchases and pass them on to users.The fix gives...
Apple offers fix for in-app purchase hack

It's Google vs Apple as Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer every second

www.guardian.co.uk
New and cheaper rivals to Apple's iPad and models aimed at children help to set the tills jinglingRetailers say 2012 will be a "tablet Christmas" as they gear up for a massive surge in sales of products such as the iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7.John Lewis, Argos, Currys and...
It's Google vs Apple as Christmas shoppers snap up one tablet computer every second

10 Startups, 13 Intense Weeks: The teams grill each other as 3 demo days loom

thenextweb.com
For episode 10 in our video series following the Springboard Mobile accelerator in London, we decided to let the teams interview each other. Watch as Flitto, We Are Pop Up, I Judge Fights and House Map – under pressure with three demo days in London, New York and Silicon Valley set to take place just a fortnight from...
10 Startups, 13 Intense Weeks: The teams grill each other as 3 demo days loom

How are we reacting to England's Euro 2012 campaign? Social media conversations analysed

www.guardian.co.uk
Data analysts are monitoring the sentiment of online conversations relating to England's Euro 2012 campaign. Was the France result deemed a success? Are we warming to Hodgson? Find out below.• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianSocial media analysts from are monitoring online reactions to...
How are we reacting to England's Euro 2012 campaign? Social media conversations analysed

Vodafone, this is a disgrace

www.guardian.co.uk
The mobile firm has handed an extortionate bill to a customer who had his 'insured' phone stolen. He now faces bankruptcyTwo years ago mobile phone insurance came top of a list we published of the 10 most useless financial products. Given Kaveh Lajmir's experience, we were right. Lajmir mislaid his...
Vodafone, this is a disgrace

Microsoft's big Outlook.com push begins next week, but Hotmail won't be phased out quite yet

thenextweb.com
The big Outlook.com push is finally about to kick off, with a concentrated advertising effort launching in the next week. But before you run for the hills, it seems there’s a little life left in Hotmail yet. But Microsoft would dearly love to end it now, if it wasn’t for...
Microsoft's big Outlook.com push begins next week, but Hotmail won't be phased out quite yet

Mass Effect moaners kinda get their own way as people power strikes again

www.engadget.com
SPOILERS. Who can't name a beloved TV series that didn't end the way you wanted? BSG? Lost? Sapphire and Steel? Blake's Seven? Quantum Leap? The Sopranos? All of which ended either with tear-inducing bum-notes or confusing conclusions that caused furious head scratching. Despite that, the traditional reaction is to...
Mass Effect moaners kinda get their own way as people power strikes again
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?