Bitdefender secures Westpac customersview story

http://www.itwire.com – Security firm Bitdefender has secured a deal with the Westpac banking group to offer the bank’s customers a one-year free subscription to its Internet security package including antivirus, antispam, firewall and parental controls as well as social networking protection against malicious pages and privacy threats. (IT news)

PC shipments drop with weak demand, but Lenovo pushes HPview story

http://www.itwire.com – Worldwide shipments of PCs dropped towards the end of last year as consumer demand slowed. Ultrabooks, introduced to the market in the holiday season, didn’t attract consumers, and the overall decline in PC shipments for the fourth quarter of 2011 was 1.4 percent. (IT news)

Samsung’s TV range planned out to 2014view story

http://www.itwire.com – It’s not quite a 500 year plan as Mitsubishi is supposed to have had, but Samsung’s TV people have planned its range of Smart TVs out to 2014, with the company saying its well prepared to take on any forthcoming Apple TV challenge. (IT news)

FACEBK and PAYPAL: Numberplates of dubious distinction?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Want to show your fellow Aussies that you have more dollars than sense? Then you’ll be in the running to buy the FACEBK and PAYPAL number plates from Tai Tran, a Ballarat-based web-savant wanting a pretty penny for stamped car plates of metal. (IT news)

Demand for mobile data explodes with iPhone 4Sview story

http://www.itwire.com – Consumer demand for mobile data is exploding beyond market expectations, fuelled by new smartphones, apps and services, with the greatest demand coming from iPhone 4S users who have shown their huge appetite for information, demanding twice as much data as the iPhone 4 and 3G users. (IT news)

iPad 3 raging rumour overloadview story

http://www.itwire.com – Oh iPad 3, wherefore art thee? In Chinese factories art thou made, production’s started and not delayed, millions are coming for retail trade, all designed in California and China made. (IT news)

Motorola scores initial victory in Apple patent battleview story

http://www.itwire.com – Motorola Mobility has scored an initial victory over Apple in an intellectual property dispute in which Apple alleged that Motorola had violated three of its patents relating to smartphones. (IT news)

DBCDE plans Telework week to drive NBN demandview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Federal Government is to stage a Telework Week in November "to showcase benefits of working from home" and to, hopefully, increase demand for services delivered over the NBN. (IT news)

C&W teams with Equinix to offer cloud services worldwideview story

http://www.itwire.com – C&W Worldwide has partnered with data centre operator Equinix to expand its cloud computing service - presently available only in the UK - to customers around the world. (IT news)

Big rise in registrations for Drupal Downunderview story

http://www.itwire.com – There has been nearly a 25 per cent rise in the number of registrations for the Drupal Downunder conference this year as compared to 2011, according to the chief organiser, Donna Benjamin. (IT news)

Dell picks SUSE for Linux cloud offeringview story

http://www.itwire.com – Dell has chosen SUSE as the first Linux distribution available on its Dell Cloud with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service. (IT news)

Journald: just a reinvention of the wheel?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Two months back, Red Hat developers Lennart Poettering and Kay Sievers proposed a fundamental change to the structure of Linux in the shape of the Journal daemon, meant to replace the venerable syslog. (IT news)