Desktop Software News

Windows 10 release date, specs and pricing announced

News 30 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly Caroline Preece Khidr Suleman

Windows 10 download will be a free upgrade for existing users


Google starts Send Money roll out to UK Gmail users

News 29 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Tech giant’s money transfer service will let users send and receive funds within email

Website blocking

Porn now blocked on TalkTalk

News 29 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The ISP has followed Sky's lead, automatically blocking adult content

Windows 10: What we know about Project Spartan

News 28 Jan, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Next generation web browser supports native PDFs and annotations

YouTube now uses HTML5 by default

News 28 Jan, 2015 Khidr Suleman

Adobe Flash continues to get phased out

IBM showcases development progress in cognitive assistants

News 28 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece

IBM integrates Watson into new Verse tool, as well as exploring ideas for a new smart same-time assistant

IBM Verse release date nears

News 27 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece

Business collaboration tool with limited capabilities will be free to users this quarter

Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: What’s new?

News 27 Jan, 2015 Khidr Suleman

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

Microsoft buys Revolution Analytics for big data boost

News 26 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

The combined solutions will allow companies to use the power of R and data science


Twitter offers users Bing-powered translation tool

News 23 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Translation tool will allow users to read Tweets written in more than 40 different languages

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Kim Dotcom unveils encrypted Skype-rival MegaChat

News 23 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece

Kim Dotcom has launched a new encrypted video calling service, MegaChat, to take on Skype

Windows 10 Consumer Preview event: Live blog

News 21 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly Khidr Suleman

Windows 10 will be FREE for Windows 7 & 8 users during the first year

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Royal Mail signs desktop support deal for 30,000 staff

News 20 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Computacenter will manage services as part of Royal Mail's IT transformation programme

Windows 10 won't boost Microsoft's tablet sales until 2016

News 15 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece

Microsoft won’t see benefits of Windows 10 on tablets until 2016, experts say

Windows 7 sales

Windows 7 mainstream support ends tonight

News 13 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

When the clocks strike midnight, no more Windows 7 software improvements will come from Microsoft

Windows 10 "Spartan" web browser details emerge

News 9 Jan, 2015 Caroline Preece

Details of Microsoft's new Windows 10 web browser have begun to emerge

OS X Yosemite review: Top 10 features to use

News 9 Jan, 2015 Khidr Suleman

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

British Gas expands big data power for smart meters

News 8 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Energy company’s deal with Wandisco will draw more data from smart meters

Speech recognition

Facebook buys speech recognition startup

News 6 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Social network hopes will help it close ground on Siri and Cortana


Majority of hidden Tor site requests lead to child abuse images

News 6 Jan, 2015 Clare Hopping

A study has uncovered 75 per cent of hidden site traffic points to images of child sexual abuse