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Top 10 most read: Google’s Windows 8 shun and Wordpress malware warning

17 Dec 2012
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With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 still fresh on the market those plumping for the new operating system will be hoping all the key apps start arriving on the platform.

However, there was disappointing news for many last week when Google revealed that as yet it has no plans to develop standalone versions of its key apps such as Drive or Gmail for the operating systems, and won't do so until there's a much stronger demand from customers.

Better Google app news for Apple fans came with the announcement that the search giant's Maps service is now back on iPhones. Its specifically designed apps for iOS was approved last week and is available as a free download.

This came as Australian Police issued a stark warning over Apple's own service that has been putting drivers' lives in danger by sending them 70km in the wrong direction in the unforgiving outback.

Elsewhere, security hit the headline as always with researchers warning of a malware attack emanating from a WordPress exploit and McAfee highlighting the dangers of a ‘Project Blitzkrieg' banking malware tool.


Google rules out Gmail and Drive apps for Windows 8

Firm has no plans to produce apps for Microsoft systems





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Researchers warn of malware attack from WordPress exploit

Compromised sites being used for fake antivirus attacks





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AT&T shows off its Global Network Operations Centre in New Jersey

V3 gets a behind-the-scenes look at US telecoms giant's major network monitoring centre





Apple iPhone fighting Samsung Galaxy SIII

Top 10 smartphones of 2012

Samsung battles Apple for the top spot, but a surprise could be in store





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HP claims Autonomy interest growing because of accounting scandal

Headline news helping raise awareness of offerings







Stuxnet tricks will aid cybercriminals, warns Microsoft

Flaws uncovered in state-sponsored espionage could open the door to malware infections





John McAfee

John McAfee to leave jail and return to US

Judge orders arrest was illegal






Australian police issue stark warning over Apple Maps peril

Lost drivers at risk due to 70km misplaced town






Google puts Maps back on iPhone and iPad

Search giant moves to offer users an alternative to Apple's flawed mapping tool






McAfee warns of 'Project Blitzkrieg' banking malware threats

Attack has already claimed 500 victims and could impact more

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Madeline Bennett

Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN. 

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