Software

Never mind those touch apps, full Office 2016 is coming this year

Both Windows and OS X to get desktop suite revamps in 2015
Neil McAllister, 23 Jan 07:58

KimDotCom flails desperately, launches chat service

Rotund robberbarron moves forward with defense measure
Shaun Nichols, 23 Jan 05:25

Is Windows RT not invited to Windows 10 upgrade party?

Redmond says ARM-based OS to get just 'some of the functionality'
Neil McAllister, 22 Jan 21:12

Free Windows 10 could mean DOOM for Microsoft, and the PC biz

Analysis Satya Nadella's great price-slash gamble
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jan 12:47

FIVE Things (NOT 10: these are REAL) from the WINDOWS 10 event

Analysis Microsoft Operation Relevance – how’s it doing?
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jan 11:59

Your anonymous code contributions probably aren't: boffins

Coders are creatures of easily-identifiable habit
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 08:02

Big software players talking common microservices definitions

VMware plans 'stack' for componentised apps
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jan 07:25

US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

Tests jettisoned to protect schedule
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 02:28

Opinion

Turnbull says big telcos should subsidise bush comms

Command and control in a free telco market
Frodo and the Ring

Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

Comment Enough of the stand-up meetings please, just WRITE SOME CODE
Tim Anderson, 08 Jan 12:02
George Bush in Game of Thrones

V. R. R. Stob's magnificent saga A Game Of Dog-and-Bones

Stob GUARANTEED no elves and hardly any violence. Or incest
Verity Stob, 18 Dec 09:00

News

Will fondleslab's fickle finger of fate help Windows 10?

Even if it does, Microsoft’s price genie is hard to rebottle
Gavin Clarke, 21 Jan 10:24

GDS builds UNICORN HERDER, plays with Puppets

To the barricades, taxpayers, they're GIVING IT AWAY (as open source)!
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jan 07:29

Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

'I'm not a nice person and I don't care about you': LinuxLord
Simon Sharwood, 19 Jan 08:03
Microsoft moving to GitHub

Microsoft snubs Codeplex, moves big projects to GitHub

Redmond deploys its Knights who say NIH*
Tim Anderson, 15 Jan 14:26
Don Draper is sad

Spammers set their sights on WhatsApp – that's that ruined then

Bypassing filters and flinging ads through bars of cage
John Leyden, 15 Jan 13:25

Get coding or you'll bounce email from new dot-thing domains

Expansion in DNS means you may struggle to handle email from Chinese or Arabic domains
Kieren McCarthy, 15 Jan 08:03
Node.js 'hello world' webserver

Node.js fork io.js hits version 1.0 – but don't call it production-ready

Server-side JavaScript runtime makes major version break
Neil McAllister, 14 Jan 23:27
Babel Fish

'F*** you', exclaims Google Translate app, politely

'Eff, asterisk, asterisk, asterisk,' it mutters as Reg hack speaks
Jennifer Baker, 14 Jan 16:36
The new Facebook AMBER Alert

AMBER alerts of snatched kids to appear on Facebook (and Bing)

Video It's the thought that counts, Microsoft
Chrome remote desktop running on an iPad

Adults-only Chrome add-on grabs you by the Googlies

Chrome's remote control features come to iOS if you're 17 or over
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jan 08:35

This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

Arduino tool sniffs wireless Microsoft keyboards
Darren Pauli, 13 Jan 05:02