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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.

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APPLICATIONS

Report: Microsoft testing Office update with feature-finding 'Tell Me' tool, black theme, and more

When Microsoft launched Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium subscriptions in January 2013, the new model was widely expected to mean faster feature rollouts and improvements to the Office suite. But other than personal subscriptions, Microsoft has yet to deliver any significant updates since then. Office Metro apps aren't even out yet, nearly two years later.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Carlsberg taps Office 365 to connect 20,000 global employees

Danish brewery company Carlsberg has rolled out Microsoft's Office 365 cloud collaboration tools to connect 20,000 of its 40,000 employees, as the business expands internationally.

DATA CENTER

Huawei simplifies IT

Announces innovative IT solutions, and releases Global Connectivity Index.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

The trick to finding the right printer driver for your Mac

I recently purchased a new Epson AIO inkjet printer, the 2014 WF-4630. Overall, I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's fast, versatile and produces superb output.

INDUSTRIES

Toshiba slashes struggling consumer PC business

In another sign of the decline of the PC, Toshiba is cutting its PC workforce by about 900 people and sales bases by more than half.

INTERNET

Learn the science of when to post on Facebook and Twitter

Social media is as much an art form as it is an ongoing science experiment. Delivering the right message to the right audience at the right time is a key determining factor in the success of virtually every update, tweet or post.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

UK startup Big Health pins hopes on Apple's new HealthKit as it launches Sleepio app

UK startup Big Health today launched a smartphone app called Sleepio - one of the first apps to be integrated with Apple's new health APIs.

NETWORKING

Report: Bad communication among defense agencies makes China hacks more dangerous

It's not just the fact that China has been hacking U.S. military contractors' networks, it's that the agencies discovering the breaches and the contractors themselves haven't been telling other agencies that need to know, a U.S. Senate report says.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

5 more killer features Windows 9 should steal from Linux

If the latest Windows 9 leaks are any indication, some of the operating system's coolest new features will look a lot like what Linux users already enjoy: Like the virtual desktops Linux users have had since the 90's, and a centralized notification center like the one available in GNOME Shell.

SECURITY

BitTorrent opens Bleep peer-to-peer encrypted chat program to public testing

Nine months after revealing plans to develop a decentralized and encrypted chat application, BitTorrent has opened public testing for Windows, Mac and Android versions of the program Wednesday.

STORAGE

Ballance chooses Commvault to ensure data access

NZ-based fertiliser manufacturer and distributor, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, has deployed CommVault's Simpana 10 software to enhance data scalability and end-user efficiencies to support its increasing mobile workforce.

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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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