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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

Rebranded OS reportedly set to be flung open by Redmond
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Sep 15:44

'Google is NOT the gatekeeper to the web, as some claim'

QuoTW Plus: 'Pretty sure iOS 8.0.2 will just turn the iPhone into a fax machine'

Apple nurses HealthKit apps back to life, discharges iOS 8.0.2

If you look closely, that .2 looks an awful lot like a bent .1 #bendgate #bendghazi
Shaun Nichols, 26 Sep 19:24

Twitter's Mesos brainbox joins data centre OS venture

PHDer whose web-scale idea went big in one year
Gavin Clarke, 26 Sep 11:38

Developers: Hands-on course to find out what Azure can do for you

Promo Microsoft offers free training 17 October plus weekly demos
David Gordon, 26 Sep 10:28

A Norsified Linux for Windows and OS X wobblers

Review Elementary, my dear desktop
Scott Gilbertson, 26 Sep 08:59

Xamarin sics army of 1,000 test devices on hapless mobile apps

Cloud-based testing service puts code through virtual wringer
Neil McAllister, 25 Sep 02:31

Apple: SO sorry for the iOS 8.0.1 UPDATE BUNGLE HORROR

Apple kills 'upgrade'. Hey, Microsoft. You sure you want to be like these guys?
Shaun Nichols, 24 Sep 18:54

ARM gives Internet of Things a piece of its mind – the Cortex-M7

32-bit core packs some DSP for VIP IoT CPU LOL
Chris Williams, 24 Sep 01:29
Traffic in Beijing during period of heavy pollution

'In... 15 feet... you will be HIT BY A TRAIN' Google patents the SPLAT-NAV

Alert system tips oblivious phone junkies to oncoming traffic
Shaun Nichols, 23 Sep 21:05

Opinion

'Private Facebook' site Ello: There's a reason we're still in beta. SPAMMERS!

+Comment Whack-a-mole policy in play against abusers
Smiling child with head in hands

BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV

Comment Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
Dominic Connor, 01 Sep 15:56
Bonaparte Before The Sphinx

Siri: Helpful personal assistant or SERIAL APP KILLER?

Comment Will we even need apps any more?
Chris Mellor, 29 Aug 14:03
Taxi Driver

Uber, Lyft and cutting corners: The true face of the Sharing Economy

Analysis Casual labour and tired ideas = not really web-tastic
Andrew Orlowski, 29 Aug 09:09

News

Le whoops! Microsoft France boss blows lid off 'Windows 9' event

Redmond's attempt at Applesque PR is going just as well as its Surface tablets
Iain Thomson, 23 Sep 20:43

Puppet-wearing devs: There's now an app (or two) for that

PuppetConf 2014 New tools aim to connect customers with IT automation utilities, services
Neil McAllister, 23 Sep 15:58

MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...

Guess they don't like our battery-draining update?
Jasper Hamill, 23 Sep 11:37

Lotus Notes inventor Ozzie invents app to talk to people on your phone

Imagine that. Startup floats with voice collab app for Win iPhone
Gavin Clarke, 23 Sep 11:17

'People have forgotten just how late the first iPhone arrived ...'

QuoTW Plus: 'Google's IDEALISM is an injudicious justification for inappropriate biz practices'

Open source and the NHS: Two huge disorganised entities without central control

Nay dragons here, me lad - these be long lost lovers
SA Mathieson, 19 Sep 09:04

Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months

Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub
Gavin Clarke, 18 Sep 11:22

Former VMware CTO Steve Herrod is now mobile API 'appy

Tell marketing to shove it and build your apps right, says virtualiser-turned VC
Simon Sharwood, 18 Sep 02:58

Mathematica hits the Web

Wolfram embraces the cloud, promises private cloud cut of its number-cruncher
Richard Chirgwin, 18 Sep 01:29

iOS 8 Healthkit gets a bug SO Apple KILLS it. That's real healthcare!

Updated Not fit for purpose on day of launch, says Cupertino
Shaun Nichols, 17 Sep 19:26

'Broken code' costs Yelp half a mil in child privacy dust-up with FTC

Busted age block in app is no excuse, says US watchdog
Shaun Nichols, 17 Sep 18:19

What TODO with open source: Google, Facebook and Twitter launch collab project

It's all about making it easier - on their bottom lines
Gavin Clarke, 17 Sep 11:42
Parachute

POW! Digia straps Qt into ejector seat, gleefully pulls handle

'Fly, my pretties' or 'Son, you're on your own'?
Richard Chirgwin, 17 Sep 07:02
The Cave 2 visualisation facility in Melbourne, Australia

iOS 8 release: WebGL now runs everywhere. Hurrah for 3D graphics!

HTML 5's pretty neat ... when your browser supports it
Mark Pesce, 17 Sep 06:29
Apple iPhone 6

iPhone 6 will make you fork over with Apple Pay if you want to BONK

No NFC access for third-party developers, apps
Neil McAllister, 16 Sep 19:57
B&W film still of man with electric drill.

Is your data boring? MapR wants you to bore it back with Apache Drill

New release adds support for Google-y SQL-on-Hadoop tech
Neil McAllister, 16 Sep 12:00
SUSE Cloud logo

SUSE Linux owner Attachmate gobbled by Micro Focus for $2.3bn

Merger will lead to mainframe and COBOL powerhouse

'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

Multiple desktops and live tiles in restored Start button star in new vids
Simon Sharwood, 16 Sep 07:32
First text

New 'Cosmos' browser surfs the net by TXT alone

No data plan? No WiFi? No worries ... except sluggish download speed
Richard Chirgwin, 15 Sep 05:02

Netscape plugins about to stop working in Chrome for Mac

Google kills off 32-bit Chrome, only on Mac
Simon Sharwood, 15 Sep 02:58