Desktop Software


Yahoo Mobile engineering director sued for harrassment

News 14 Jul, 2014 Clare Hopping

Maria Zhang supposedly made sexual advances towards principal software engineer Nan Shi

Windows 7 sales

Windows 7 users warned end of mainstream support deadline is nigh

News 9 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Windows 7 users have just six months of mainstream support left, as Microsoft's product lifecycle patterns rumble on

World Cup 2014 semi final smashes Twitter records

News 9 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

The World Cup 2014 semi final between Germany and Brazil has become the most talked about sports event in Twitter history

OS X vs Windows: 8 reasons to switch to Mac

Analysis & Insight 9 Jul, 2014 Khidr Suleman

After using Windows for 20 years, Khidr Suleman tells us what life is like after making the jump to Mac.

World Cup 2014: Twitter talk dominated by penalties

Analysis & Insight 8 Jul, 2014 Khidr Suleman

But even Twitter goes silent when players step up to shoot


Tribunal date set for firefighter sacked over tweets

News 7 Jul, 2014 Khidr Suleman Zack Donnelly

Ashley Brown was dismissed after tweeting about pension cuts and strikes

Google Sign

Google co-founders talk search speeds, driverless cars & potential M&As

News 7 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Search giant's co-founders highlight shortcomings of internet searches, and talk up driverless cars during conference talk

Google Sign

Google goes down: Desktop users hit by search engine outage

News 4 Jul, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Search giant hit by internal server error, preventing desktop users from accessing site

World Cup 2014 in numbers: Most popular goals and players

News 30 Jun, 2014 Khidr Suleman

World Cup gets social with Facebook, Twitter and Google usage exploding

Windows 8.1 Update 3 could delay return of Start Button

News 30 Jun, 2014 Caroline Preece

A third update for Windows 8.1 could push back the release of Windows 9 “Threshold”, delaying the Start Button’s return even further

Facebook key

Facebook goes down: Social network hit by global outage

News 19 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Facebook yet to comment on cause of this morning's outage


Facebook, Google & Twitter users at risk of mass surveillance in UK

News 17 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Counter terrorism director claims monitoring social media activity of UK citizens is permissible by law

Microsoft releases develop-centric web browser

News 16 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Microsoft reveals its new developer-focused browser to gain ground on rivals

Windows 8

Windows 8 trade secrets leaker given three-month jail term

News 13 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Ex-Microsoft employee has already served most of his sentence, and is set to be deported next week.

Windows 8

Windows 8.1 users warned of June 10 deadline for OS Update 1

News 11 Jun, 2014 Caroline Preece

Windows 8.1 users have been reminded they need to update their systems now to the latest version of the OS

Internet search

Nominet launches shorter .uk domain names

News 10 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Stephen Fry flips switch on short domain names for the UK

Patch Tuesday

Microsoft to roll out two critical security bug fixes

News 9 Jun, 2014 Clare Hopping

The Office, IE and Windows updates will be patched in the monthly Patch Tuesday fix

Email banned: Now what?

Analysis & Insight 5 Jun, 2014 Clare Hopping

What are the alternative workplace communication options in a world where email is banned?

Windows XP: Why is the enterprise so reluctant to let it go?

Analysis & Insight 5 Jun, 2014 Stephen Pritchard

The risks to businesses from older OS and software installations are well known, but businesses still aren't budging

FoKo extends "Instagram for enterprise" to the desktop

News 4 Jun, 2014 Caroline Preece

A desktop version of enterprise photo sharing app FoKo is now available for businesses