Avast aims for $4 billion IPO
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 12:34

Avast aims for $4 billion IPO


AV outfit Avast has hired Rothschild to prepare the business for an initial public offering (IPO) which could value the firm at as much as $4 billion.

China might stall Broadcom and Qualcomm merger talks
Published in Processors


Might prevent its own chip moves


A potential mega-merger between chipmaker Broadcom and Qualcomm is pretty unlikely to get much support from the Chinese authorities.

Apple tax dodges mentioned in Paradise Papers
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:35

Apple tax dodges mentioned in Paradise Papers

 
Sidestepped Irish tax increases

The Paradise Papers have revealed some of the Fruity Cargo cult Appleā€™s dodgy deals to avoid paying the ridiculously low Irish taxes.

Apple wins slide to lock case
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 11:18

Apple wins slide to lock case


For the grand sum of $120 million

Apple has finally claimed victory over Samsung and now officially invented the slide to lock technology.

Apple admits iPhone X has screen problems
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:57

Apple admits iPhone X has screen problems


You get what you pay for

Apple has admitted that its overpriced iPhone X is suffering from the same screen problems as its rivals who had the misfortune of also putting out OLED screens.

SCO versus IBM case resurrected
Published in News
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:55

SCO versus IBM case resurrected


Someone cut off its head

A federal appeals court has now partially ruled in favour of the SCO Group, breathing new life into a lawsuit and a company - now bankrupt and nearly dead - that has been suing IBM for almost 15 years.

iPhone X breaks on the first drop
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:41

iPhone X breaks on the first drop


Better keep it safe in a nice box at home

The iPhone X is so fragile it will break the first time you drop it

Online magazines easily shut down by billionaires
Published in News


Silence the media

The US is showing that the one percent will buy out and shut down online magazines if they disagree with what they are writing.

Linux desktop has not jumped in popularity
Published in News
Monday, 06 November 2017 12:21

Linux desktop has not jumped in popularity


Rumours of its popularity greatly exaggerated

Linux fanboys were dancing in the streets when NetMarketShare's desktop operating system analysis, which showed Linux leaping from 2.5 percent in July, to almost five percent in September.

Apple Watch shuts down when you ask it the weather
Published in News


Another daylight savings glitch

Comedy developers at Apple have cocked up the programming for summer time yet again, and this time it has resulted in the Apple Watch shutting down when you ask it about the weather.