With Windows 10 coming to market sometime this summer, or possibly later, Microsoft is already starting to work on the next update for the OS and has been devoting brain time to what to call it.
The codename for the project, which will be ready in 2016, will be ‘Redstone’, a popular item in the recently acquired game, Minecraft. more»
We’ve already written how Microsoft is to give away Windows 10 to Chinese users but senior VP Terry Myers has revealed other elements that he hopes will give his company an edge on the operating systems front.
Speaking at a Windows technical conference in China, Myers said the firm will roll Windows 10 out this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages. more»
Cupertino based Apple Inc has decided to ditch HP and Dell to supply its servers and instead is looking to Taiwanese firms to supply its data centre needs.
That’s according to Taiwan wire Digitimes which said some of the local white box server manufacturers have already received orders from Apple for boxes. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft has decided that the best way to stop the Chinese pirating its Windows 10 operating system is to give it to them.
Microsoft has decided to push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. more»
It’s fair to say that Microsoft’s browser – Internet Explorer – has not been the favourite browser in the world.
But Microsoft has now confirmed that it will put IE in the background when it releases Windows 10 – that’s not until autumn this year. more»
A law, China claimed was all about counter-terrorism but stopped US technology companies selling so much behind the bamboo curtain, has been put on hold.
A senior US official welcomed the move which he said was a good sign for Western businesses that saw the rule as a major impediment to working in the world’s second largest economy. more»
The artificial intelligence project called Einstein and used in its so called personal assistant Cortana is set to be ported to Android and to Apple’s iOS.
That’s according to a report from Reuters, which said in an exclusive interview that Cortana will eventually become a stand alone application. more»
A move that would allow the US government to share cyber information with private companies has been given the nod by a key committee.
The US Senate Intelligence Committee voted 14-1 on Thursday to approve a bill intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats. more»
There’s still no light at the end of tunnel for PC sales, market research company IDC has predicted.
It estimates that world wide shipments of PCs will drop by 4.9 percent this year, but it suggests things may be slightly better in 2016 and 2017. more»
Microsoft has opened its Visual Studio Application Insights cloud software telemetry service so that Java developers can come up with new Azure designs.
For those who came in late, Application Insights is part of the Visual Studio Online set of services that Redmond announced in November 2013. more»
A frenzy of competition from major vendors for advertising revenue including the mobile market means growth between now and 2020 compared to the conventional advertising market.
That’s the conclusion of ABI Research today, which said in a report the competition is between Yahoo, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others to push adverts at you through your mobile device. more»
Software giant Microsoft said that people using all versions of Windows could be affected by the recent Freak phenomenon.
Freak is a vulnerability caused by software engineers making encryption weaker in operating systems as a result of an order by the USA in the 1990s. more»
A tech support scammer managed to present two different types of fail by losing his temper with the person he was trying to rip off.
Tech support normally requires the patience of Job and the art of being a scammer involves convincing another person that you really are who you claim. more»
In 2014 Android was dominant as the operating system for smart devices – including smartphones and tablets.
And while Google’s Android OS will rule the roost this year too, as more “intelligence” goes into cars, glasses, and watches, ABI Research thinks its dominance will reach its peak between 2014 and 2019, showing only a modest CAGR of 10 percent. more»
Alibaba is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley which is the first that the e-commerce giant has set up outside of China.
The new California data centre marks the Chinese company’s latest expansion onto an US market dominated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google. more»