Apple finally removes support for Flash
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Friday, 24 January 2020 10:29

Apple finally removes support for Flash


Now the ghost of Steve Jobs will have to find another reason why Safari keeps breaking

More than a decade ago, Apple's High Priest Steve Jobs moaned that Flash was responsible for things breaking in his software.  Now, it seems Apple is ending all connection with the software which appears to have outlasted Jobs himself.

Microsoft’s new Xbox will not ship with reason to buy
Published in Gaming


Xbox Series X will not have true first-party exclusives

Software King of the World Microsoft has decided that its new Xbox, the Xbox Series X, will launch without true first-party exclusives – which some in the industry think is going to kill the console stone dead.

Wordpad gets adverts
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Wednesday, 22 January 2020 11:12

Wordpad gets adverts


I am so old I remember when everything was free once you paid for it

Software king of the world Microsoft has decided that Wordpad should be generating it a little more revenue and is going to host adverts.

Microsoft makes carbon pledge
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Friday, 17 January 2020 11:17

Microsoft makes carbon pledge


Will be carbon negative

Microsoft has announced an aggressive plan to rectify its role in the climate crisis and save polar bears.

End of life for Windows 7 is good
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Thursday, 16 January 2020 12:02

End of life for Windows 7 is good


For the sake of PC

Windows 7 official support ended on the January 14 and Microsoft is urging all users to upgrade to Windows 10.

Microsoft kills off Explorer
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Thursday, 16 January 2020 11:26

Microsoft kills off Explorer


All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft today killed off Explorer and moved to the same code base as Google’s Chrome.

Microsoft patches big bug in Windows 10
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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 10:50

Microsoft patches big bug in Windows 10


Spotted by the NSA

Microsoft has patched a serious security vulnerability in a core cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows.

Microsoft is the most popular supplier of public cloud services
Published in Cloud


Amazon still makes the most cash

A Goldman Sachs survey of technology executives at large companies last month showed that Microsoft remained the most popular supplier of public cloud services, while Amazon leads the market overall in terms of revenue.

Microsoft listened into Skype calls with no security
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Was that a bad thing?

Software king of the world Microsoft might have made a security boo-boo when it tried to improve Skype and Cortana by listening in to calls.

Microsoft releases peudo-spotting tool
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Friday, 10 January 2020 11:25

Microsoft releases peudo-spotting tool


Project Artemis looks at sexual predator's patterns of communication

Software King of the World Microsoft has developed an automated system to identify when sexual predators are trying to groom children within the chat features of video games and messaging apps.