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Windows 10: Microsoft gets its Mojo back

Windows 10: Microsoft gets its Mojo back

Microsoft Windows is so uncool these days that some people are embarrassed to admit they’re not using a MacBook – cripes some people go ahead and buy an Apple computer then, you know, install Windows on the sly hoping no

Microsoft Announces 18,000 Layoffs

Microsoft Announces 18,000 Layoffs

Microsoft, the aging tech behemoth, has a shiny new CEO, a new strategy, new(ish) products in the pipeline and now 18,000 less staff. In a wide ranging, 3,000 word essay to his 125,000 (oops! 107,000) colleagues, CEO Satyna Nadella stressed

The Battle of the Tech Ecosystems

The Battle of the Tech Ecosystems

Long rumoured and long delayed, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos finally announced a smartphone: the Amazon Fire. The Fire phone joins Amazon’s growing tech lineup including Fire HD tablets and Fire TV. Amazon? The book store company now sells a full line

Apple is the new IBM… and I Might Finally Buy One

Apple is the new IBM… and I Might Finally Buy One

I’ve been reflecting on the recent tour de force developer conference held by Apple: the WWDC. CEO Tim Cook and his team presented a sweeping overhaul of the software systems that power the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.  Since Steve

Windows XP Support is Ending: What You Should Do

Windows XP Support is Ending: What You Should Do

It’s hard to believe but after two years of warnings, 400million of you still run Windows XP on your computer. And on April 8th Microsoft is ending support. XP is finished – as in NO MORE SECURITY UPDATES for XP.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook denies green is bad

Apple's CEO Tim Cook denies green is bad

Apple’s board, chock full of environmental activists like Al Gore and Tim Cook, rarely miss a chance to polish their premium brand’s image with the faithful climate change cabal. This happened yesterday when CEO Tim Cook told a skeptical Apple shareholder and conservative

Google Is Killing Privacy and We Should All Be Worried

Google Is Killing Privacy and We Should All Be Worried

Who hasn’t been stumped with a question, quickly banged in a Google search query, and received an answer in a split second? It’s a modern wonder. How did we ever live without it? Google’s official mission statement, “to organize the world’s information

Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 billion

Facebook yesterday added another global brand and 450 million new users to its growing collection of social media properties when it agreed a $19 billion cash and stock deal for fast growing, five-year old startup WhatsApp.  WhatsApp is a text,

Why Are We Still Buying iStuff?

Why Are We Still Buying iStuff?

Welcome to my Breitbart London tech column. It is an honour to join the roster here. I’m a long time tech watcher, pundit and consultant, having worked in Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East. I’ve mostly worked with big

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