Desktop Software News

OS X Yosemite: Beta release date arrives

News 24 Jul, 2014 Khidr Suleman Caroline Preece

OS X 10.10 introduces tight integration with iPads and iPhones, and will be available for some users to preview later today

Windows 8.1 update 3 or Windows 9: When will the Start Menu return?

News 23 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

New leaked screenshots suggest the Start Menu will return in Windows 9, rather than Windows 8.1 Update 3

iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite to get separate release dates

News 23 Jul, 2014 Caroline Preece

Apple plans to release iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite separately, despite increased integration between the two operating systems

iPlayer weekend outage in UK finally fixed by BBC

News 22 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

BBC confirms online catch-up service, which had suffered problems all weekend, has now been fixed

Windows 9: 10 Features we want to see

News 16 Jul, 2014 Kyle Nazario Caroline Preece

With the Windows 9 release date looming, here are the top features we want to see

BT email service outage fixed after several days

News 16 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

BT fixes fault after users left with no email service for several days

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Bing's search now includes academic research

News 16 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Scholarly articles will also be featured in Microsoft's Cortana Personal Assistant

Microsoft challenges Google with Project Adam artificial intelligence

News 15 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Microsoft developed AI can tell its Alsatian from its Shih Tzu.

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Yahoo Mobile engineering director sued for harrassment

News 14 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Maria Zhang supposedly made sexual advances towards principal software engineer Nan Shi

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Windows 7 users warned end of mainstream support deadline is nigh

News 9 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Windows 7 users have just six months of mainstream support left, as Microsoft's product lifecycle patterns rumble on

World Cup 2014 semi final smashes Twitter records

News 9 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

The World Cup 2014 semi final between Germany and Brazil has become the most talked about sports event in Twitter history

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Tribunal date set for firefighter sacked over tweets

News 7 Jul, 2014 Khidr Suleman Zack Donnelly

Ashley Brown was dismissed after tweeting about pension cuts and strikes

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Google co-founders talk search speeds, driverless cars & potential M&As

News 7 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Search giant's co-founders highlight shortcomings of internet searches, and talk up driverless cars during conference talk

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Google goes down: Desktop users hit by search engine outage

News 4 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Search giant hit by internal server error, preventing desktop users from accessing site

World Cup 2014 in numbers: Most popular goals and players

News 30 Jun, 2014 Khidr Suleman

World Cup gets social with Facebook, Twitter and Google usage exploding

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Facebook goes down: Social network hit by global outage

News 19 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Facebook yet to comment on cause of this morning's outage

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Facebook, Google & Twitter users at risk of mass surveillance in UK

News 17 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Counter terrorism director claims monitoring social media activity of UK citizens is permissible by law

Microsoft releases develop-centric web browser

News 16 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Microsoft reveals its new developer-focused browser to gain ground on rivals

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Windows 8 trade secrets leaker given three-month jail term

News 13 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Ex-Microsoft employee has already served most of his sentence, and is set to be deported next week.

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Windows 8.1 users warned of June 10 deadline for OS Update 1

News 11 Jun, 2014 Caroline Preece

Windows 8.1 users have been reminded they need to update their systems now to the latest version of the OS

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