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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

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Windows 8.1 vs. Windows 7 – Which is best for you?

Analysis & Insight 15 Aug, 2014 Kyle Nazario Caroline Preece

As Windows 9 draws nearer and Microsoft distances itself from older OS, we look at the best option for your PC

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


Office 365 review

Reviews 11 Aug, 2014 Bob Charlie

UPDATED: Is Office 365 still the best productivity suite on the planet? Find out as Microsoft finally embraces the benefits of the cloud.

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

Windows 9: 10 Features we want to see

News 11 Aug, 2014 Kyle Nazario Caroline Preece

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

Internet Explorer

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


Arcserve UDP review

Reviews 8 Aug, 2014 Dave Mitchell

Arcserve's UDP is its biggest release ever and takes backup to the next level

Windows 8.1 vs Google Chrome OS review

Reviews 5 Aug, 2014 Stuart Andrews

Can your business save money by using Chrome OS instead of Windows?

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

Internet search

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

iPlayer weekend outage in UK finally fixed by BBC

News 22 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

BBC confirms online catch-up service, which had suffered problems all weekend, has now been fixed

BT email service outage fixed after several days

News 16 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

BT fixes fault after users left with no email service for several days

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Bing's search now includes academic research

News 16 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Scholarly articles will also be featured in Microsoft's Cortana Personal Assistant