Desktop Software News

Digital Pain Garden visualises suffering

News 16 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Funded by Arthritis Research UK, the initiative offers long-term pain sufferers the ability to map their experiences

Microsoft shrinks Windows down to size for tablets

News 14 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Windows Image Boot takes up less space so there is more room for apps and data

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Microsoft sued over Internet Explorer error

News 14 Apr, 2014 Reuters

"Technical error" lands Microsoft board in legal trouble.

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Microsoft pulls Windows 8.1 update for business users

News 10 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Redmond giant pulls update after discovery of bug making it unsuitable for enterprises

Windows XP support end of life: Ultimate guide

News 8 Apr, 2014 IT Pro

Windows XP extended support reaches its end of life today. We roundup everything you need to know about the aged OS here

Microsoft teases return of the real Start button

News 4 Apr, 2014 Kyle Nazario

Windows 8.1 update to bring back the full Start menu along with Live Tiles

Government strikes last minute deal over extended Windows XP support

News 3 Apr, 2014 Roland Moore-Colyer

UK government secures another year of support for public sector systems running Windows XP

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Salesforce leads growth of worldwide software market

News 2 Apr, 2014 Clare Hopping

Gartner's study shows the worldwide software market grew by 4.8 per cent in 2013


SAS starts search for top data scientist

News 31 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

Competition open to all UK and Ireland residents.


Mozilla CEO urged to resign following anti-gay marriage support

News 31 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

Brendan Eich's employees start a Twitter campaign to remove the CEO from his post at Mozilla.

Windows 8 woes & Kent Police data protection fines: IT Pro's web comments round-up

News 28 Mar, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Windows 8 and the ICO's decision to fine Kent Police £100K for a data breach were hot conversation topics this week.

Windows 9: 10 Features we want to see

News 27 Mar, 2014 Kyle Nazario

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


MS-DOS & Word for Windows original source code released

News 27 Mar, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

US computing museum has made source code for two of Microsoft's most popular products available to download for free.

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Windows 8.1 vs Windows 7 - Which is best for you?

News 27 Mar, 2014 Kyle Nazario

As support for Windows XP comes to an end - we take a look at which OS is the best to replace it. logo

Microsoft in the clear over anti-Gmail ad campaign

News 26 Mar, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

ASA rules in software giant's favour over email scanning claims.

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Criminals steal from Windows XP cash machines using text messages

News 25 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Hackers use SMS to withdraw money from ATMs running Windows XP.

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Gmail moves to encrypt all emails by default

News 24 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

Google changes way emails are sent, received and moved to use the https protocol by default


Firefox 29 arrives on beta with Australis interface

News 24 Mar, 2014 Clare Hopping

Firefox 29 is the browser’s biggest design overhaul in years

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Google to escape email privacy class action

News 20 Mar, 2014 Reuters

Search giant won't face class action, after failed bid to get several privacy lawsuits combined into one.

Mac OS X Mavericks: 14 tips and tricks

News 18 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Discover hidden tips & tricks in Apple's OS X Mavericks, including shortcuts and security.