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August Patch Tuesday to bring Windows bug fixes AND FEATURES – report

Windows 8.1 Update 2 said to arrive in three weeks
Neil McAllister, 21 Jul 19:49

Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

Analysis The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 18:14

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

Analysis A thousand cuts, but no actual death
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 10:00

Party like it's not 1999: Cry FREEDOM for a better web

Programming the Web, Pt. I Lumpy but free - the future is here
Scott Gilbertson, 21 Jul 09:01

Google shows off new Chrome OS look

Athena springs full-grown from Chromium project's head
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 02:57

Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Google is only now fixing ancient, energy-sapping bug
Neil McAllister, 19 Jul 00:31

Europe: Apple could NOT care less about kids' in-app cash sprees

Our friends at Google on the other hand...
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 18:01

VMware wants IM clients to hookup with calendars and databases

Patents seek back channel data lookups based on IM content
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jul 05:05

Firefox OS lands in Germany – with France, Asia, and more to come

Mozilla's thrifty, browser-based smartphone OS continues expansion
Neil McAllister, 17 Jul 20:34

EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers

Exclusive El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Andrew Orlowski, 17 Jul 13:50
Version 4.0 of Google's Play store

Whoah! How many Google Play apps want to read your texts?

Google's app permissions far too lax – security firm survey
John Leyden, 16 Jul 11:02

Programming languages in economics: Cool research, bro, but what about, er, economics?

Worstall on Wednesday Let's just call it a runtime error
Tim Worstall, 16 Jul 08:05

Opinion

Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

Worstall on Wednesday Never mind the Ts&Cs, what does the law say?
Tim Worstall, 09 Jul 15:24
Windows 8.1 Update Start Screen

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Second Look As good as it gets, for now

I/O: New Google design language will RULE OVER 'DROIDS

Android devices will be living in a 'Material' world
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jun 11:57

News

Mozilla and Facebook snip a further five per cent from all JPEGs

New mozjpeg 2.0 flattens cats without perturbing pics
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 03:33

OpenWRT gets native IPv6 slurping in major refresh

Also faster init and a new packages system
Richard Chirgwin, 16 Jul 02:58

Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises

iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 23:59

Nokia emits Windows Phone 8.1 'Cyan' upgrade for Lumia gear

Finnish phones get bonus features on top of OS upgrade
Neil McAllister, 15 Jul 20:22

Microsoft's anti-bug breakthrough: Wire devs to BRAIN SCANNERS

Clippy: It looks your hands are shaking, are you sure you want to commit this code?
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 20:05

You don't need a HERO, you need a ZERO. From Google

+Comment Crack unit to rid internet of zero-day vulns
John Leyden, 15 Jul 19:09

Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

WPC Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
Gavin Clarke, 15 Jul 11:33

Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

Nokia and marketing types first to get the bullet, says report
Gavin Clarke, 15 Jul 09:56

New leaked 'Windows 8 screenshot': The Start Menu strikes back

Revamped launcher could arrive in update this year
Neil McAllister, 15 Jul 01:28

Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

Asynchronous design crucial in giving 120-machine cluster the edge in neural-network wars
Jack Clark, 15 Jul 00:26

July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck

2.7 million systems in Europe must make the switch
Paul Kunert, 14 Jul 12:02

We SO DO support Java on XP, maybe even JDK 8, says Oracle

Or at least as much as Microsoft lets us
Simon Sharwood, 14 Jul 01:58
LibreSSL

LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

First cross-platform version of cleaned-up OpenSSL fork
Neil McAllister, 12 Jul 00:43
Screenshot of a Windows Apportal

Microsoft wants to lure biz users with fondleable Windows 8.1 'Apportals'

Custom Start Screens lump enterprise apps and data in one place
Neil McAllister, 11 Jul 22:56

Samsung Z mobe a NO-SHOW at Moscow Tizen Developer Summit

More launch delays for Samsung's Android-alternative smartphone OS
Neil McAllister, 11 Jul 19:47

I've got 99 problems, but a Facebook boycott ain't one

If you're havin' Zuck problems, I feel bad for you son
Team Register, 11 Jul 14:01

Dodgy Google, Yahoo! SSL certs nuked in Windows – finally

Tools for snooping on google.com, gmail.com and yahoo.com users knackered
EU Kids Online

Bezos house 'on FIRE': Amazon in-app kiddy megabuck charge storm

FTC prepares boot for firm's ass in lawsuit
Iain Thomson, 10 Jul 20:37
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos

Use apps anonymously? We'll help make that happen – Amazon techie

Web giant flashes new mobile backend at software makers, talks to The Reg
Jack Clark, 10 Jul 18:57

Think Google Glass is creepy? Wait until it READS YOUR MIND

Startup penetrates the mind of Glassholes
Jasper Hamill, 10 Jul 10:05