Desktop Software News

Windows XP adoption outpaces Windows 7 growth

News 2 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Microsoft’s expired operating system is more popular than Windows 8 and 8.1

Windows 10 release date, specs and pricing announced

News 2 Mar, 2015 Caroline Donnelly Caroline Preece Khidr Suleman

Windows 10 download will be a free upgrade for existing users

Apple charged £348m in iTunes patent dispute

News 26 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

iPhone maker loses claim filed by Texas-based Smartflash relating to the way it stores iTunes content support for Facebook & Google Chat axed by Microsoft

News 25 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Microsoft is dropping Facebook and Google Chat support from, and pushing Skype as an alternative

Yahoo expands Splunk use to gain more Big Data insight from Hadoop

News 18 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hundreds of the search giant’s staff are now using Splunk to get business insights from 600TB of data

Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: What’s new?

News 17 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

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

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Hitachi Data Systems to buy Pentaho to strengthen IoT proposition

News 11 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Hitachi believes Pentaho’s open analytics platform will help customers tackle big data issues

Microsoft hints at ‘Windows 365’ subscription service

News 11 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Microsoft has filed to trademark ‘Windows 365’, sparking speculation that it’s planning a subscription service

OS X Yosemite review: Top 10 features to use

News 10 Feb, 2015 Khidr Suleman

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

Microsoft Office set for Cortana “Work Assistant”

News 9 Feb, 2015 Caroline Preece

Virtual assistant Cortana could soon be a feature of Microsoft Office for Windows Phone

Windows 10 enterprise upgrades: Microsoft to demand payment

News 2 Feb, 2015 Clare Hopping

Microsoft confirms charges will still apply in the first year for enterprise Windows 10 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

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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

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