Microsoft denies a subscription for Windows 10 update
Published in News


It is just a coincidence it has a file "UpgradeSubscription.exe"

Microsoft has had to deny that it is planning to bring in a subscription model after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Blackberry to release three new Android phones
Published in Mobiles


Last Chance Saloon

Troubled Blackberry, which has admitted that its hardware is officially in the Last Chance Saloon, is having a last stab at mobile hardware with three new Android phones.

HP Rolls Out Device-as-a-Service
Published in News
Monday, 04 July 2016 11:29

HP Rolls Out Device-as-a-Service


Printers, PCs, Tablets on a single contract

HP has decided to allow enterprises to get their paws on HP's latest PCs, tablets, printers and other devices using a single contract with no cash upfront.

Apple clamps down on Free Speech
Published in News
Monday, 04 July 2016 11:18

Apple clamps down on Free Speech


Cease and desist for a bloke for teaching people how to repair its gear

Fruity cargo cult Apple has ordered a take-down of a video of a bloke explaining to Apple fanboys why the gear is pants.

Oracle appears to be planning the death of Java Enterprise Edition
Published in News


Community-driven tech is not where it is at

Oracle is quietly pulling funding and development efforts away from Java Enterprise Edition, in a move that mirrors Oracle’s moves in OpenSolaris and continued with OpenOffice.org.

Android N stands for Nougat
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 01 July 2016 12:36

Android N stands for Nougat


That deep-fried Mars bar of French confectionary

Google has started telling the world that Android N stands for “nougat” the super sweet candy made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit.

AMD investigating PCI power draw issues
Published in Graphics


Is the RX480 a power vampire?

Since AMD’s new RX480 card has launched there have been reports that it seems to have issues with the PCI Express slot.

Cloudy forecast
Published in News
Friday, 01 July 2016 11:31

Cloudy forecast


Why does it always rain on me?

The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker claims that revenues from sales of infrastructure products for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew by 3.9 per cent on year to US$6.6 billion in the first quarter of 2016.

Micron slashes jobs as turn-around fails
Published in Memory


DRAM prices continue to fall

Micron is going to tell its staff "thanks for the memory" and tell them to clear off, after an initial wave of restructuring failed to do the job.

Oracle told to pay HP $3 billion over Itanium
Published in Processors


The cost of stopping support

A Californian jury has decided that Oracle should not have stopped supporting Itanium and needs to write a cheque to HP for $3 billion for doing so.Needless to say Oracle has said it would appeal the verdict.