Software

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
Abstract image showing logos for Microsoft Windows and Linux going head-to-head
operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
17 Jun 2021
Slack will now let you schedule messages up to 120 days in advance
Slack's new schedule send feature
Software

Slack will now let you schedule messages up to 120 days in advance

Users can set specific send times for channels, direct messages and threads
17 Jun 2021
Tech Nation: UK needs more fintech poster-children
Smartphone with business web page of electronic payment company Wise
Business strategy

Tech Nation: UK needs more fintech poster-children

Comments follow Wise’s decision to list on the London Stock Exchange without raising any funds
17 Jun 2021
Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT
The creator of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee
blockchain

Web creator to sell original source code as an NFT

Sotheby's will auction the single non-fungible token that consists of time-stamped files, a video, a letter and a poster of the code
16 Jun 2021
Windows 11 leaks in full after early build shows up online
The background screen on a leaked version of Windows 11
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 leaks in full after early build shows up online

Surface-level changes including a macOS-like user interface with rounded corners and a default light skin
16 Jun 2021
UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'
Hands holding smartphones with Google and Apple logos on the display
Policy & legislation

UK watchdog to investigate Apple and Google's mobile 'duopoly'

The Competition and Markets Authority will examine whether the tech giant's dominance stifles competition and reduces innovation
16 Jun 2021
Akamai makes its serverless edge platform more developer-friendly
Edge computing connecting software and applications
cloud computing

Akamai makes its serverless edge platform more developer-friendly

EdgeWorkers by Akamai gains a free tier, prioritized API routing, and more
15 Jun 2021
How to turn on Windows Defender
Windows 10 Defender
Software

How to turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to turn on, or off, Windows Defender on Windows 10 and older versions of Windows
15 Jun 2021
Ubuntu Pro launches on Google Cloud
The Google Cloud company logo fixed onto an office building
open source

Ubuntu Pro launches on Google Cloud

The "hardened" version of the open source Linux OS comes with added security features
15 Jun 2021
Most tech products will be built by non-IT professionals by 2024
Dark-haired, smiling woman working from home with a silver laptop on a cluttered desk
digital transformation

Most tech products will be built by non-IT professionals by 2024

Gartner expects the next 12 months to bring some high-profile tech launches from non-tech companies
15 Jun 2021
Futurex‌ ‌and Google enable‌ ‌client-side‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Workspace encryption‌
The Google Workspace suite being accessed on a tablet
Google Docs

Futurex‌ ‌and Google enable‌ ‌client-side‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Workspace encryption‌

Full-spectrum key management solution allows customer-controlled import and export of cryptographic keys
14 Jun 2021
Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in 2025
The Windows (start menu) key on a keyboard
operating systems

Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in 2025

The confirmation adds weight to the rumours that Windows 11 is coming
14 Jun 2021
Google Workspace is now available for everyone
Google's new Spaces features in Gmail
Google Docs

Google Workspace is now available for everyone

The move means all of the tech giant's three billion users can access the full Google Workspace platform
14 Jun 2021
How to build a basic web app in Flask
A wireframe graphic representing laboratory flasks
web development

How to build a basic web app in Flask

Using a Python micro-framework to read records from a Postgres database
11 Jun 2021
What is the paperless office?
paperless office
Business strategy

What is the paperless office?

And is it ever possible to be one?
11 Jun 2021
How to share your Google Calendar
A screenshot of Google Calendar scheduling tool
email providers

How to share your Google Calendar

Follow these easy steps to share your Google Calendar with family, friends or team members
11 Jun 2021
AWS Proton software delivery platform is now available in select regions
Amazon Web Services logo on a white background
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS Proton software delivery platform is now available in select regions

New service streamlines microservices management
10 Jun 2021
ISG and Cognigy partner on automated conversational AI
Live chat interface on a smartphone
artificial intelligence (AI)

ISG and Cognigy partner on automated conversational AI

New partnership will help businesses automate customer and employee conversations via any channel and in any language
10 Jun 2021
Latest Android 12 beta puts privacy front and centre
Android OS on a smartphone
Google Android

Latest Android 12 beta puts privacy front and centre

Developers roll out a privacy dashboard alongside shortcuts to limit app access to components like the microphone and camera
10 Jun 2021
Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app
The iPhone 3G with iOS 4
iOS

Ten-year-old iOS 4 recreated as an iPhone app

A developer has built a 'pixel-perfect' replica of the iPhone 3G's operating system called 'OldOS'
10 Jun 2021
Zoom reimagines the desk phone for the hybrid workforce
Zoom's Poly-built desk phone with touch screen
business communications

Zoom reimagines the desk phone for the hybrid workforce

The video conferencing giant has collaborated with Poly and Yealink for collaborative office hardware
10 Jun 2021
Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020
Women sat around a table looking at a tablet
Careers & training

Female enrolment in STEM courses increased to 46% in 2020

The most popular courses included computer science, programming, and machine learning
9 Jun 2021
Cisco bolsters Webex for the hybrid workforce
The Cisco Webex logo
video conferencing

Cisco bolsters Webex for the hybrid workforce

The major update includes an end-to-end events platform, speech optimisation and data-loss prevention
9 Jun 2021