Desktop Software News

HP shareholder deal rejected in Autonomy case

News 22 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Judge says deal would have improperly protected HP execs from future legislation

Cook deploys Qlik to track Christmas sales

News 19 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Homemade food retailer uses visual analytics to react faster to customer demand

Internet browser

Microsoft's browser ballot ends after five years

News 19 Dec, 2014 Clare Hopping

An agreement forcing Microsoft to give users a choice of browser has ended

Affinity Sutton provides better data insights with BusinessObjects on iPads

News 16 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

How a housing provider discovered BusinessObjects' hidden mobile capability

Windows 10: Release date, specs & pricing

News 12 Dec, 2014 Caroline Donnelly Caroline Preece Khidr Suleman

As new Windows 10 pricing information drops, we take a look at what Microsoft has in store for its OS users

Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: What’s new?

News 10 Dec, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Windows 10 brings back the Start Button, adds multiple desktops & an adaptable interface

OS X Yosemite update: Wi-Fi problems fixed

News 5 Dec, 2014 Caroline Preece

Apple has released another OS X Yosemite update, but have issues with unreliable Wi-Fi been fixed?


Yahoo Mail outage: Engineers still trying to repair cable

News 28 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Yahoo Mail users still suffering ongoing outage after undersea cable cut

Email replacement? IBM readying business email substitute with Verse

News 19 Nov, 2014 Jane McCallion

New Verse platform will unify email, social, analytics and security into one solution, claims IBM

Windows Phone & Windows 8 app numbers hit half a million

News 17 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

Microsoft said it has 525,000 listed on the Windows and Windows Phone app stores

Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET coming to Mac and Linux

News 13 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

The systems will be open-sourced, allowing everyone to access the development tools

cutting costs

Office, Xbox and Skype package to retail for $199 - but only in US

News 12 Nov, 2014 Clare Hopping

The collection of apps isn't available to users outside of the US - yet

Patch Tuesday

Windows users prepped for bumper Patch Tuesday

News 7 Nov, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

11 November will see Microsoft push out 16 updates to users of its software and online services

Windows 8.1 market share leaps ahead

News 3 Nov, 2014 Caroline Preece

Adoption of Windows 8 and 8.1 shot up in October, marking the OS’ biggest leap in market share to date

Outlook for Mac release date news paves way for complete suite's arrival in 2015

News 3 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Mac users could finally be getting updated to Office suite

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 11 update adds support for legacy enterprise apps

News 3 Nov, 2014 Rene Millman

Software giant wants to help firms with apps that only work with older versions of Internet Explorer

Microsoft Office 16 release date revealed as H2 2015

News 30 Oct, 2014 Clare Hopping

Both the client and server versions will be available at the end of next year

Windows 10 Continuum 'months away'

News 28 Oct, 2014 Khidr Suleman

VP demos features which will appear in the next Windows 10 Preview

Windows 10 Technical Preview bags first update

News 23 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Microsoft offers around 7,000 fixes, changes and new features in Windows 10 Technical Preview update

OS X Yosemite: Top 10 features

News 21 Oct, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Yosemite brings Continuity, encourages disk-level encryption & improves HTML5 compatibility