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Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

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Three UK Announces O2 Acquisition
After months of negotiation, Three UK’s owner Hutchison Whampoa has announced the acquisition of O2 for £10.25 billion. It is the second carrier acquisition in the past 12 months, following BT Group’s £12.5 billion acquisition of EE. The news comes as no surprise considering Three UK revealed it was... Read more
HTC Partners With Valve To Create Vive VR
Valve recently announced Steam VR, its own virtual reality platform capable of being imported onto headsets. The focus is bringing the vast collection of Steam developers into the VR business, without losing the largest PC marketplace. To make the platform successful, Valve needs partners, and the first to come... Read more
Apple Fined in iTunes Patent Infringement Case
The last time I checked, which was a few months back, Apple had a capitalisation of around $603 billion. That’s not a small value by any stretch of the imagination. Even so, when a company such as Apple lose in a court case, it’s going to hurt the pocket... Read more
The Top Business Apps You Need For Your Phone and Tablet
Thanks to smartphones and tablets, the working world is no longer restricted to the office desk and instead is available at the touch of a button. These brilliant business apps will get the job done, whatever your business needs and ensure you keep things running smoothly 24/7. TurboScan Image... Read more
Dr Dre Sued By Former Business Partner
The founders of Beats Electronics, Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine, are being sued by a former business partner who co-designed the high priced audio range, that was recently bought by Apple for $3bn (£1.9bn). Noel Lee’s firm Monster, is understood to have played a key role in creating the original... Read more
Facebook Preparing a Social Network For Business in 2015
Facebook has over 1.3 billion people on the social network, but the amount of time spent on Facebook is less than ideal — at only 40 minutes per day — it drags behind other social services. One of the reasons for the low average user time may be the... Read more
How to Make the Most of PayPal Exchange Rates
If you regularly receive payments via PayPal in a currency other than your native one, you may have noticed that the exchange rate PayPal offers is always significantly lower than the official exchange rate, or the one you would be offered by a bank or travel bureau. Some people... Read more
Sony Reveals Massive Losses
At the end of last week, Sony has reported their quarterly earnings. This was not, in any way, good news. Wall Street had already estimated a big loss for the technology giant, but nobody expected the massive losses that the company posted. On Friday of last week Sony reported... Read more
Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?
Do you have a disaster recovery plan in place for your data? If not, checkout Macrium Reflect. The application is a complete disaster recovery solution for your home and office. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and emails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the... Read more
Apple Maps Connect Helps Small Businesses
A couple of years back, in 2012 Tim Cook apologized for Apple Maps, he promised to do everything possible in order to make the app better. The fiasco was a huge blinder for the firm, but things have been looking up for a while now, with new improvements and this latest... Read more
Twitch.TV Acquired By Amazon For $1 Billion‏
Amazon has acquired Twitch.TV for $970 million earlier today, the deal was officially announced after two months of silence from Google and Twitch. Amazon’s name had only cropped up one day before the announcement, previously Google had been the only bidder. Twitch.TV is the largest video game streaming service,... Read more
Get Saving Money With These Thrifty Websites
If you’re anything like me then you’ll love getting a good bargain, yet some people complain that they never seem to be able to find them. You just need to know where to look, so that’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to some money saving websites, where... Read more
Google Now World’s Most Valuable Company
This just in: Google has become the richest and most valuable company out of any company in the world!  Considering their competition, this has been no easy task!  Milward Brown, Global Market Research agency, stated that the brand value of Google has shot up nearly 40% in just one... Read more
The Cree LED T8 Will Save 30% of Lighting Energy Costs in the Business Sector
In today’s economic climate, most businesses and everyday persons are trying to do their best to reduce their carbon footprint.  That’s why Cree (a market leading innovator of lighting products) has become so popular. Cree plans on becoming 100% LED lighting.  But what does this mean?  They want to... Read more
Citrix Releases GoToMeeting For Chrome
Video conferencing is a standard requirement in today’s business environments.  Whether people choose to use Skype or another service, they need high quality services at little or no cost.  The market has a few products that are availalble at the moment and one to look out for is Citrix‘s GoToMeeting,... Read more
Optimize Your Small Business for Mobile
The amount of people that use mobile devices to access the internet has doubled in recent years, according to research from Pew Internet.  In fact, according to the same research, more than half of U.S. cell phone owners use their phones to access the internet. As more people use... Read more
How a Small Business Can Select the Right Linux OS for Desktops
With Microsoft being the leading desktop software for many generations, the introduction to Linux has been a little confusing for most businesses. Although many have tentatively peeked at Linux, more and more small businesses are deciding to adopt this new software for their desktops. However, before you head on... Read more
Pinterest Acquires Livestar
Pinterest has announced its acquisition of Livestar.  Livestar was founded in 2011 and was launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2012. Livestar provided personalized recommendations from your friends and also from expert sources from around the web.  While the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, it has... Read more