The Real Bletchley Park, Where Alan Turing Worked [Gallery]

Interest in cryptographic pioneer Alan Turing has seen a resurgence via the movie The Imitation Game about his life. To mark its recent release, here are some pictures of Bletchley Park, where Turing worked as part of the UK Government Code & Cypher School team.


Will Rural Subsidies Make The NBN Affordable?

The rules around the NBN have moved rapidly over Christmas. On December 14, the Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, released new rules requiring all providers of high-speed broadband services to be vertically separated. These rules were aimed at TPG, which was rolling out fibre-to-the-basement (FTTB) in urban apartment buildings. FTTB would compete against the NBN and potentially undermine the ability of the NBN to use high city prices to subsidise the bush.


How Does Amazon WorkMail Compare To Google Apps And Office 365?

Amazon has just announced WorkMail, a hosted email service using AWS that’s meant to eliminate the hassle of running your own on-premises mail server. What does it offer and how does it compare price-wise with rival hosted mail packages from Google and Microsoft?


Microsoft Cuts Price For Power BI

When Microsoft officially launched its cloud-based Power BI analytics service almost a year ago, it cost upwards of $US40 a month. Some 12 months on, a new preview version has just been launched and the price is about to be cut significantly.


What's In The Next Build For Windows 10 Testers

We’ve been promised lots of new features in Windows 10, but most of those won’t be in the test release that is being rolled out for Technical Preview testers this week. Here’s what you will get in the January build (9926 if you’re keeping count).


Microsoft Office 2016: What We Know So Far

The next version of Microsoft Office will be called Office 2016, and will appear in the second half of 2015 (go figure). But how does this tie in with Microsoft’s ongoing Office 365 plans and the inclusion of Office for free on Windows 10 tablets and phones?


Google Docs Adds Real-Time Spell Check On Mobile

This probably isn’t coincidental: the same day Microsoft announced a stack of mobile improvements for Office, Google has started rolling out a bunch of new features for Docs, Slides and Sheets on mobile devices.


How Voice Recognition Is Close To Eliminating Typing

With the recent acquisition by Facebook of voice-recognition company Wit.ai, all four major players in the post-PC market (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook) now have a significant infrastructure for hands-free communication with your device. But what will that mean for our communication with our devices? Is voice just another method to talk to your computer, or are we on the cusp of a revolution in computer communication?


Why You Should Buy 4TB Hard Drives And Skip The 3TB Ones

In a followup study to the insightful reports on the most reliable hard drive brands and consumer versus enterprise hard drives, Backblaze found some interesting data that could help you choose your next drive. One piece of advice: stay away from 3TB drives.


All The New Windows 10 And Office Features

From free upgrades for (most) Windows users through to a new push into holographic computing, Microsoft unveiled a lot of Windows 10 and Office features today during a media briefing. We’ve rounded up all the key announcements — and looked into some of the key issues that weren’t discussed.