Software

Smartphone Scheme Aims To Track Coronavirus While Protecting Privacy

Boston University proposal would involve tracking randomly generated IDs via short-range broadcasts as means to contain coronavirus infections

6 months ago

Researchers Find ‘Weaknesses’ In Zoom Encryption

Videoconferencing app employs custom encryption scheme and uses servers based in Beijing, researchers find as Zoom popularity soars

6 months ago

Coronavirus: Experts Urge Caution Over Zoom Teleconference Security

As popularity of Zoom app spikes due to coronavirus pandemic, security experts urge users to pay attention to privacy and…

6 months ago

Bill Gates Steps Down From Microsoft Board

One of the world's richest men has stepped down from the board of the company he helped to create, to…

6 months ago

Microsoft Adds Automatic Updates To Custom Linux Kernel

Latest version of Windows Subsystem for Linux uses Windows Update for automatic installation and updates of Microsoft's custom-built Linux kernel

6 months ago

Coronavirus: Apple Moves Developer Conference To Online Format

Apple's WWDC is latest developer conference to be hit by coronavirus pandemic – even as company reopens all Chinese Apple…

6 months ago

Sonos Scraps Upgrade Scheme ‘Bricking’ Requirement

Sonos will no longer require existing users to permanently disable their speakers to take advantage of a 30 percent discount…

6 months ago

Is Your Next Employee Digital?

With skilled workers becoming increasingly hard to find, could a digital employee be the answer to chronic skills shortages?

7 months ago

Microsoft Asks Staff To Work From Home To Combat Coronavirus

Staff in Seattle and Silicon Valley to work from home, as Microsoft joins other companies trying to limit spread of…

7 months ago

Microsoft Shuts Down Cortana Consumer Features

Cortana consumer capabilities pared back as Microsoft seeks to turn the virtual assistant into a chat interface for business-oriented commands

7 months ago

Vatican Joins With Microsoft, IBM In Call For AI Ethics

Pope Francis warns of commercial AI's potential to exacerbate societal 'asymmetry', joins with tech giants to call for regulation of…

7 months ago

Microsoft Warns Of Coronavirus Impact

Redmond does not expect to meet its guidance for sales of Windows and Surface devices due to the coronavirus outbreak

7 months ago

Mozilla Turns On DoH By Default For US Firefox Users

Mozilla Foundation has turned on its privacy feature called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) for American users of the Firefox browser

7 months ago

Researchers Use AI To Find New Type Of Antibiotic

MIT researchers use machine learning to pinpoint molecule capable of killing drug-resistant bacteria in approach said to usher in a…

7 months ago

Microsoft Kills Glitchy Security Update Due To Reboot Problems

Update aimed to fix security issue with UEFI boot managers, but some users said they were left unable to reboot…

7 months ago

Automation Part 1: The Robots Are Coming

Is it hyperbole about the coming automation revolution? Are robots about to take our jobs? In this first feature, we…

7 months ago

Microsoft Plans To Force-Switch Chrome Users To Bing Search Engine

Microsoft roundly criticised as it plans to force-install Bing search engine extension for Office 365 ProPlus installations using Google's Chrome

8 months ago

WhatsApp Stops Working On Millions Of Android, iOS Phones

Phones using Android 2.3.7 'Gingerbread' and earlier or iOS 8 and older are no longer able to run WhatsApp as…

8 months ago

Mozilla Confirms Thunderbird Email Client Move

Thunderbird is go. Thunderbird email client has this week moved to a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation

8 months ago

Microsoft Cloud Growth Pleases Wall Street

Microsoft is now worth $1.25 trillion after stock price rise thanks to continued growth of Redmond's Azure cloud business

8 months ago

Silicon in Focus: Florian Roth, Chief Information Officer: SAP SE

SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries. 77% of…

8 months ago

Petition Claims Tesla Vehicles To Blame for ‘Sudden Acceleration’ Crashes

US authorities reviewing claims that some Tesla electric vehicles are prone to suddenly accelerate and cause crashes, amidst company's denials

8 months ago

Huawei Strikes Deal With TomTom For Smartphone Mapping Services

Arrangement with Dutch navigation devices and services provider comes as Huawei looks for ways around US trade ban imposed last…

8 months ago

Alphabet’s Pichai Urges ‘Proportionate’ AI Regulation

Chief executive of Google parent urges regulators to refrain from a heavy-handed approach to new AI rules as EU readies…

8 months ago

Microsoft Pledges To Be Carbon Negative By 2030

No more carbon footprint. Ever. Redmond pledges to remove all the carbon it has created since it was founded back…

8 months ago

Microsoft Pulls Plug On Windows 7 Support From Tuesday

Cyber security agency urges users to avoid using Windows 7 systems to access sensitive data or send emails as Microsoft…

8 months ago

Study: Enterprises Choosing Microsoft Cloud Over Amazon’s AWS

Goldman Sachs study finds Microsoft's Azure used by more large companies than AWS, while Amazon continues to lead in revenues…

8 months ago

Silicon Top Ten: Low Code

Being able to innovate quickly and deliver new products or services to consumers is a core brand differentiator. Using a…

8 months ago

CES 2020: 8K Televisions, Virtual Assistants On Display At Tech Show

Samsung and others show off massive 8K televisions, as virtual assistants make their way into electric vehicles and showerheads

9 months ago

Governmenet Invests £40m To Reduce NHS Staff Log-In Times

Investment seeks to introduce single sign-on technologies across the NHS, where staff must currently log into up to 15 separate…

9 months ago