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Microsoft: “Help Your Friends And Family Get Off Windows XP”
That it is time to say goodbye to Windows XP is old news. Microsoft has given Windows XP users a lot of advisories about end of support for the legacy software, asking people to upgrade to newer versions of the operating system so as to keep computers safe (safer)... Read more
The World’s ATMs Are Still Running Microsoft’s Windows XP!
Microsoft is about to make a support change to Windows XP. Unfortunately this means that ATMs all over the world will need to be upgraded and changed. The scary thing is that, according to the largest ATM supplier in the U.S., NCR,  95-percent of the world’s ATMs are powered... Read more
Microsoft Backtracks: XP Anti-Malware Support To Continue
I guess we can say that Microsoft does monitor the pulse of its community of users. While the pressure to continue support for Windows XP has not really yielded any practical results, it seems that the noise surrounding the “death” of Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP has prompted Microsoft... Read more
Is Sony Releasing A Windows Phone?
After all the rumours about Sony launching a Windows Phone this year, the company itself has confirmed that it has been, and still is, in talks with Microsoft. Sony’s European mobile chief, Pierre Perron, said last week in an interview that the company does not want to be a... Read more
Microsoft Kills Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP
I think that by now, practically everyone has come to terms with the fact that we have to say goodbye to Windows XP. Starting August 2014, Microsoft will stop all support for Windows XP, forcing existing users to use more updated versions of the OS. Even with the pressure... Read more
ATM’s Robbed With USB
Researchers at the Chaos Communication Congress have said that Cash machines running Windows XP have been attacked.  It appears as though criminals have managed to steal money from cash machines earlier this year, using USB sticks and exploiting the security of Microsoft’s, now very old, Windows XP operating system. Researchers speaking... Read more
Microsoft Under Pressure from China to Keep Windows XP
While the rest of the world probably is coming to terms with the fact that Windows XP is no more, the Chinese government is taking a stand. Call it the last stand, if you wish, but China is certainly putting pressure on the software giant to continue support for... Read more
Instagram Finally Released On Windows Phone
Is it worth the wait? After all, it has been a long time coming but Instagram has finally released a native app for Windows Phone. The long suffering of you out there that use Windows phones (sorry I’m an iPhone man myself), will finally be able to share pictures in new and... Read more
AMD Bank On APU Servers & Rolls Out Developer Tools
AMD has just released a set of developer tools for Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) ahead of their launch of ‘Berlin’, the first ever server chip based on Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA).  The rollout is expected in the first half of 2014.  The software includes ArrayFire 2.0, CodeXL 1.3, clMath, PGI... Read more
Microsoft-Branded Handset In The Pipeline
It has been confirmed that Microsoft is working on its own branded Windows phone. This confirmation comes two months after the company acquired Nokia for $7.2 billion. A senior executive at Microsoft said that part of the company’s strategy is to become a devices and services company but so... Read more
How Apple’s Mavericks Hurts Windows
Apple’s iPad latest event may still have the critics in their nitpicking mode, but there is a LOT to be happy about – not the least of which is the fact that the newest OS, Mavericks, is available as a free upgrade. For Mac users who may not have... Read more
Google-Backed BitTorrent Client Infected PCs And Android Devices
Xunlei is a BitTorrent service primarily used in China and backed by Google.  The service was recently caught spreading malware to thousands of both Windows PCs and Android devices. An investigation was undertaken by security company Eset and has revealed that Xunlei has been spreading malware named “Win32/Kankan” to... Read more
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Update Supports Large Screen
Recently Microsoft announced the imminent launch of the latest Windows update for Windows Phone 8. The timing of the update matches previous updates which tend to be around fall time. The update, labelled GDR3 (General Distribution Release) sees the Windows Phone empire beginning to join the large screen phone... Read more
Microsoft Plans Remote Desktop On iOS And Android Soon
Microsoft have recently let slip in a press release that with the launch of Windows Server 2012 R2, it will release its Remote Desktop app, not just on Windows, Windows RT and OS X, but also iOS and Android.  Apparently, it is scheduled for later this month! This marks... Read more
Parallels Desktop 9
It is never easy to make a choice between two very comparable products, is it?  Parallels Desktop 9 and VMware Fusion 6  have just appeared with a week of each other, both have support for Windows 8.1 and the imminent OS X 10.9 Mavericks and both claim enhanced features and improved speed.... Read more
Newkia Aiming to Take Nokia Talent to Android Platform
Out of the ashes of what many perceive as the burning death of Nokia, comes Newkia.  It is the Singapore-based company that was founded the same day the US$7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal was announced, with the single aim of acquiring Nokia employees and knowledge, but to focus on the Android... Read more
Instagram Now On Windows Phone – Well, Kinda
How many Windows Phone users do you know for real? I think I’ve said this before, and I can count them on one hand. That’s not to say that Windows Phone may not have its merits, but one thing we know is that there is a good number of... Read more
ZTE Open Runs Firefox OS & Will Be Sold On Ebay
The latest smartphone from the company ZTE, will run the new Firefox operating system. It will be the first mobile manufacturer to run this operating system in the UK and US markets. ZTE have chosen to sell the handset named ZTE Open, exclusively through the e-commerce site eBay and... Read more