10 things we learned this week 
Which tech giant flies economy class? The Japanese love a nice smile.
 
JB Hi-Fi beats Apple and HP in reputation stakes 
Boost for bricks-and-mortar with Good Guys also in top 10.
 
Google will rank encrypted pages higher 
Google seeks to fight spam and boost security by favouring encrypted pages in search results.
 
Google admits to email scanning 
Says targeted advertising is the reason.
 
Dropbox to open first office in Australia 
Cloud provider has eye on local business market.
 
Amazon launches memory-packed cloud servers 
 
Google Chrome bug enables microphone tapping 
A vulnerability in the browser allows an attacker to stealthily listen in.
 
Top 11 new Windows Phone 8.1 OS features 
By | Comment Now 
Going head-to-head with Google Now and Apple's Siri.
 
Chromebook charge on Microsoft's heartland 
Google partners with VMware and Citrix to woo enterprise XP users.
 
Apple's iBeacon trialed at Geelong Cats game 
Low frequency transmitters find another customer.
 
Microsoft halts business downloads of Windows 8.1 Update 
Machines updated via Windows Server Update Services won't be able to get Windows 8.1 Update right away
 
XP migrations buffer slide in global PC sales 
Decline not as bad as it could have been.
 
Will cheap phones boom push Samsung, Apple to drop prices? 
 
Aussie firm to roll out Apple iBeacon in 45 shopping centres 
Sensors will trigger special offers on shoppers' phones.
 
Install latest Windows 8.1 Update to keep getting updates 
Microsoft has released the first major update for Windows 8.1, and users need to install it soon
 
Dell rules itself out of cloud battle 
By | Comment Now 
Public cloud market too crowded, argues Michael Dell.
 
Security risk in Google's Nest smoke alarm 
 
End of an era: Aussie resellers say goodbye to Windows XP 
By | Comment Now 
Many desktops still running outdated operating system.
 
Apple, Intertrust settle year-old patent suit 
 
Windows support scam ringleader convicted 
Promised to fix imaginary problems on Windows PCs.
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Issue: 326 | April 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.