64-bit ARM and Intel processors get extra security
Published in Processors


Green Hill offers software solution for virtual systems

Green Hills Software is offering a real-time, fast-boot platform for securely combining consumer operating systems such as Linux, QNX, Android or Windows with safety- and security-critical software on 64-bit multicore processors.

Apple software most vulnerable and buggy
Published in News
Monday, 04 January 2016 13:25

Apple software most vulnerable and buggy


Even worse than Flash

Fruity cargo cult Apple is actually peddling software which is even less secure than Adobe Flash Player, according to new statistics.

Why PCs are failing
Published in Notebooks
Monday, 21 December 2015 10:48

Why PCs are failing


No compelling need for an upgrade for a decade 

For the last few years the PC market has been falling steadily, but the reason has never been truly worked out, but the answer could be found in the rise of gaming computers.

SAP customers are fed up with the jargon
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 10:57

SAP customers are fed up with the jargon


Think they know what the software does

The maker of expensive management software which no one is really sure what it does, SAP is finding that its customers are not a big fan of all the jargon and buzzwords the company uses.

Microsoft develops its own Linux flavour
Published in News
Thursday, 19 November 2015 14:18

Microsoft develops its own Linux flavour


What's next? Apple making a cheap and useful product?'

In a sign that you have just woken up in a parallel universe, it appears that Microsoft has made its own Linux version.

Sapphire brings Fiji GPU voltage and HBM overclocking with TriXX 5.2.1 software
Published in Graphics


To give a bit more juice to Fiji GPU-based graphics cards

Sapphire has launched a new version of its TriXX monitoring and overclocking software which will bring both voltage control on Fiji GPU-based graphics cards as well as an ability to overclock high bandwidth memory.

Microsoft will block SHA-1
Published in News
Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:44

Microsoft will block SHA-1


Shutting out the spooks and other criminals

Software Giant Microsoft has joined Mozilla and will consider blocking the SHA-1 hashing algorithm on Windows to keep the US spooks from using it to spy on users computers.

Open source would not have prevented  VW problems
Published in News


Not enough checkers in the universe

The recent VW emissions scandal has led many to suggest that such software should be open source to prevent car makers getting away with this sort of thing.

Nintendo’s results weaker than expected
Published in Games
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:11

Nintendo’s results weaker than expected

But 3DS sells well

Nintendo has reported a weaker-than-expected operating profit for the July-September quarter but there are signs that things are picking up.

Windows 10 has 53 million installs
Published in News
Tuesday, 18 August 2015 14:20

Windows 10 has 53 million installs


About the population of South Africa

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has been getting some good take-up despite people having loading problems, and the software treating privacy in the same way as a compulsive peeping tom.