Microsoft still loves mobile
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 15:39

Microsoft still loves mobile


Nadella denies pulling back

Microsoft is still going to press ahead with mobile despite cutting 7,800 jobs from the Nokia and hardware division, and an 80 per cent write off on the £4.6 billion Nokia deal.

Oracle releases Java mega patch
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 15:23

Oracle releases Java mega patch


One already being exploited

Oracle has just fixed 25 vulnerabilities in its aging Java platform, including one that's already being exploited in attacks.

Commodore PET is back
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 15:04

Commodore PET is back


35 years and I still hate them 

After 35 years the first computer, upon which I learnt to program Pascal is back in the shops – as a smart phone.

Chinese Micron take-over will be tricky
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:11

Chinese Micron take-over will be tricky


Analysts warning

The takeover of the chipmaker Micron by a Chinese government controlled outfit is going to be extremely tricky, warned analysts.

ASML profits bode well for chip  industry
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:31

ASML profits bode well for chip industry


$6.44 billion in sales

Dutch outfit ASML Holding, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment has managed to flog more than $6.44 billion worth of gear.

Apple fanboy arrested for shocking crime
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:11

Apple fanboy arrested for shocking crime


Stealing electricity to feed his hungry phone

An Apple Fanboy is furious that the UK transport police did not seem to understand that his ownership of a Jobs' Mob gadget gave him the right to steal electricity from the train company to power the device. 

Mozilla kills  Flash
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:13

Mozilla kills Flash


It will kill every one of us

The big cheeses at the Mozzarella Foundation have disabled all versions of Flash in Firefox, by default. 

Apple not too keen on big tablets any more
Published in Mobiles


Orders slowing down

Fruity cargo cult Apple is not that keen on placing orders for its 12.9-inch iPad, despite claims that "bigger is better" could save the tech.

Wearable devices could be a dead end
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:16

Wearable devices could be a dead end


Not enough interest

While Intel and Apple are touting the Internet of Things as the next big thing, it is starting to look like the numbers will be too small to attract the necessary economies of scale. 

Microsoft leaks its last box design
Published in News
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 11:21

Microsoft leaks its last box design


People still buy software in boxes apparently

Software King of the World Microsoft has leaked details of its packaging for Windows 10.