2014 Round Up

Lots of activity this year in the world of computing and hard drives. Here are some of the lesser known things that went on:

1. The vulnerability of cloud services has been illustrated almost weekly by different hacks and attacks on various networks. The latest, from last weekend, was the hack of the Sony Pictures web site, apparently by a group sympathetic to North Korea over a new American film. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30507306)

2. Apple have won an anti trust campaign over it’s music service and iPods. (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/16/itunes_verdict_in_its_an_apple_win/)

3. Microsoft launch Sway – a new presentation add on to Office (http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsofts-newest-office-product-sway-is-now-open-for-all/)

4. A computer virus used to snoop on organisations worldwide is uncovered (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regin_%28malware%29)

5. Western Digital and Seagate producing 8GB, 10GB and 12GB hard disk drives (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/186624-seagate-starts-shipping-8tb-hard-drives-with-10tb-and-hamr-on-the-horizon)