Opera spruces up is browser
Published in News


Fat lady gets fatter 

Opera is adding more features to its browser to make it more useful to the small number of users that run it.

Windows 10 on 500 million monthly active devices
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Up 200 million on a year ago


At its Build developer conference, Microsoft has told the assorted throngs and riff-raff that Windows 10 has now passed 500 million monthly active devices.

Azure goes database mad
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Appealing to the widest range of developers


As part of its cunning plan to make Azure a platform appeals to the widest range of developers possible, Microsoft has gone a bit database mad.

Apple invests in sleep
Published in Mobiles


Will patent it and claim to have invented it 

Fruity tax-dodging cargo-cult Apple has worked out that most of its users are sleep walking to the Apple store to buy their products and thinks it might be better that they get some sort of tracking gear.

Indian coders not so hot?
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Can’t code to compile, according to study


Only 36 percent of Indian software engineers can write compilable code, the Indian skills assessment company Aspiring Minds says in a report.

USB-C is half-baked claims Microsoft
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Not ready for the mainstream


When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop last week, it surprised everyone by its lack of a USB Type-C port.

Canonical gears up for IPO
Published in News


Recent changes were to prepare for it


Linux outfit Canonical appears to have been making rather a lot of changes lately and its founder Mark Shuttleworth said that it is because the company is gearing up for an IPO.

Microsoft echos Echo through Windows
Published in Notebooks


PC controls


Software king of the World Microsoft is about to get into the AI assistant market through Windows 10.

US getting paranoid about Kaspersky
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The price of gaming elections


The US, which was once paranoid about Chinese hackers, is now so concerned about Russia’s hackers it is now focusing on the country’s cyber security expert Kaspersky.

Silicon Valley losing cash by ignoring poor people
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Apple business model questioned


Silicon Valley is missing out on millions because it follows Apple’s policy of charging a fortune and ignores poor people.