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Irish banks are failing Mac users

Users of Apple Macs are being treated as second-class customers when it comes to internet banking in Ireland…

Careless talk costs companies and callers

Security companies are warning private voicemail systems can be exploited using tools and software available on the Internet.

IT's a disaster with US tech EDS

This week's crisis at the Child Support Agency has revealed what government ministers wanted to keep quiet…

Good drivers are best hope for bad cars

Cars bear the brunt of the blame for a range of social ills in the UK, but as one reporter finds, drivers who embrace change can push things forward.

Backlash on outsourcing may bite masters

As the US election nears, the issue of outsourcing is again at hand. But could political efforts to curb work going abroad actually damage the country that created the industry?

Why aren't you using Linux?

Want to run a professional PC without splashing out on Microsoft’s astronomically-priced software? Then check out our low-down on its best competitor, Linux.

Science loses an eye as Hubble scrapped

The most important telescope ever built, the Hubble Space Telescope, is to be abandoned.

Fuel cell future for India's cars

Driving a car that leaves only water vapour in its wake is the stuff of environmentalists' dreams, but new technology means the pollution-free car is fast becoming a reality.

Synthetic hormones: Friend or foe?

Recent studies have questioned the impact of hormones used in female contraceptives, with more users reporting breast cancer and other debilitating illnesses than ever before.

Net tech slashes phone bills

The recent opening up of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in India shows how to save serious money over long-distance calls by dialing out over the web.

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