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Windows 9 Tech Preview to get two monthly updates

News 29 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft are reportedly setting up two monthly updates for the Windows 9 Technology Preview

Microsoft clears out 'fake’ Windows Store apps

News 29 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Microsoft has removed apps it considers to be 'fake' by untrustworthy developers

Windows 9 to be free for Windows 8.1 users?

News 28 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Windows 9 is rumoured to be a free update for Windows 8.1 users, with more incentives for other customers

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Dropbox launches new Pro features including 1TB storage

News 28 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Dropbox has launched new features for its Pro business users, putting security at the top of its list

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Windows XP SP4 unofficial download incoming

News 28 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The download has been created by a developer who was disgruntled that Microsoft withdrew support for the OS

Windows 9 could have interactive live tiles

News 27 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft is planning to include interactive live tiles and a new notification system as part of Windows 9

Windows 9: 10 Features we want to see

News 26 Aug, 2014 Kyle Nazario Caroline Preece

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

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Microsoft facing Chinese antitrust probe over Media Player & IE distribution

News 26 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Software giant finds itself at centre of another investigation into its competitive behaviour

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Windows 9 developer launch date set for 30 September

News 22 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The update will include design tweaks and the re-introduction of the Smart Menu

OS X Yosemite beta 6 now available

News 20 Aug, 2014 Khidr Suleman Caroline Preece

OS X 10.10 introduces tight integration with iPads and iPhones, with a sixth beta version now available for users to try

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Microsoft looks to recapture market share with Internet Explorer 12

News 19 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft may release Internet Explorer 12 alongside Windows 9 in an attempt to snare back users

OS X Yosemite beta 6 released by Apple

News 19 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

The sixth beta release of OS X Yosemite has been released to developers, without a concurrent iOS 8 update


Google Chrome now features offline browsing option

News 19 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Google Chrome has added offline web browsing for users without a stable internet connection

Windows 9 looks set to include Microsoft Cortana

News 14 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, is rumoured to be a big feature of the upcoming release of Windows 9

OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 5 brings design updates and more

News 11 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Apple has released OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta 5 for developers, bringing some new and updated features

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Microsoft to cease support for all older versions of IE by 2016

News 11 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Microsoft gives users and firms two years to get up to date before pulling plug on older versions of IE

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Windows 9 to drop Charms bar and add virtual desktops

News 8 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Windows 9 has plans to drop the maligned Charms bar while adding virtual desktops to Threshold

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

News 4 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

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

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Google removes 50% of Right to be Forgotten requests

News 25 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

The search engine said it has received 91,000 requests to remove links since the ruling was introduced in May

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