By the end of last year it was apparent, to me at least, that trust was the biggest issue of the year. From Facebook's annus horribilis to the government's Access and Accessibility Bill, it was clear that trust was a big xel. But this year, as we head into a Federal election and companies around the world deal with the aftermath of the trust issues we saw last year, I think the big challenge will be leadership.
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Microsoft is expanding its war on fake news to the mobile front. The latest update for its Edge browser app incorporates a news-flagging feature that was previously only available on the desktop version as an optional plug-in.
Maybe you’ve grown tired of your current laptop or desktop operating system and you just want to try something different. Or maybe you need to use multiple OSes for work. Either way, the need for a new operating system doesn’t mean you need a whole new computer. There are numerous ways to run other operating systems without going out and buying a new machine. We’ve gathered your options, with the pros and cons for each, below.
If there's one thing I've learned from giving my friends tech-buying advice for the last decade, it's that not everyone wants to pay the premium for an Apple product - especially the laptops. The company's svelte aluminium tech is indeed capable, but the starting price for a MacBook Air is still too much for the average person. Not everyone can afford to drop serveral grand on a new piece of kit.
Another day, another tech company being disingenuous about its privacy practices. This time it’s Microsoft, after it was discovered that Windows 10 continues to track users’ activity even after they’ve disabled the activity-tracking option in their Windows 10 settings.
There's certainly a market out there for a lightweight version of Windows 10; long have the masses complained about the increasingly bloated size of the OS over the years. And, while a "Lite" SKU has recently been spotted in the wild, it's not the skim-flavoured thing we'd like it to be. Rather, it's aimed at Chromebooks, going from reports.
Rumours are spreading that Microsoft is ready to throw in the towel with Microsoft Edge, the browser that replaced the much-maligned Internet Explorer in the release of Windows 10. Not even four years in, Edge has failed to throw off the bad reputation of its predecessor, and now it looks like Microsoft is getting ready to start again from scratch. Here's everything we know so far.
The ribbon interface introduced in Microsoft Office 2007 was easily one of the most radical changes the company ever made to its productivity software. But Microsoft has made other, more subtle, changes to Office over the years, going so far as to keep the icons for Word, Excel and the like up-to-date. The last time these icons saw any attention was back in 2013, so I suppose it was about time they were refreshed.
The last place you'd expect to find malware — other than inside the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way — is the official Windows binaries for VLC, the free, ubiquitous media player. Yet, if you typed the name into Microsoft's Bing search engine a few days ago, you'd have been presented with a suspicious site warning. So, what went wrong?
While the likes of Microsoft, Apple and other well known brands get most of the attention in the tech press, there's one company that has been there all the way since the birth of personal computing. Intel's processors and memory chips have been a foundational part of the world we live in for decades. But with many companies now entering the silicon business, Intel's market dominance is reducing.
The Huawei Matebook X Pro is considered to be one of the best laptops of 2018. You can currently buy it from the Microsoft Store for $300 off! But you'll need to hurry - stock is limited and the deal will be ending in a few days. Here are the details.
The Windows 10 1809 update has been a bit of a disaster, with Microsoft force to halt the rollout after a spate of horror stories about user files being deleted. It got us to thinking about the company's previous big OS fail - the endlessly maligned Windows Vista.
Even now, more than a decade after the operating system was discontinued, Vista remains a running punchline. So what went wrong? In a recent blog post, ex-Microsoft VP Ben Fathi finally revealed some answers.