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Windows 10: 6GB download found on 7 and 8.1 systems that said no

In yet another instance of suspicious behaviour by Microsoft, many Windows 7 and 8 users have today been outraged to find the company using up-to 6GB of their computer's storage to download Windows 10 files — even when the upgrade has not been reserved.

Microsoft caught recommending Edge when downloading Chrome

Microsoft has been caught trying to convince Windows 10 users to give its Edge web browser a chance by "recommending" it when making a Bing search for rivals Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. It could be viewed as anti-competitive by some.

Microsoft: Windows 10 is installed on 75 million devices

Microsoft has finally put an end to the rumours and speculation surrounding how many downloads Windows 10 has seen since launch. The company has revealed that in the past four weeks over 75 million copies have been activated.

Op-Ed: Why you might want to change one Windows 10 setting

A "feature" in Windows 10's Update utility has been drawing lots of negative attention since launch. Here's what that setting that lets Microsoft use your computer to deliver updates to others over the Internet does - and why you might want to disable it.

Torrent network could let single hacker bring down major websites

A vulnerability has been found in several widely used torrent applications that could allow a single undetectable hacker to use the software as a tool for executing devastating DDoS attacks against major websites, throwing them offline.

Turning on Windows 10's privacy controls may not actually do much

Windows 10 has been found to send and request data from Microsoft's servers even when the user enables privacy controls designed to disable this behaviour. Details transmitted include a unique machine ID that has the potential to link computer and owner.

Microsoft's Windows 10 download puts pressure on the Internet

The Internet is being put under immense pressure today from the millions of people who are upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft is currently seeing 16 installs per second and has exclusively reserved 40Tbps bandwidth from all the major delivery networks.

Joke app destroys App Store charts, nobody knows how

A fake app that allows you to supposedly see which of your parents you look most like has somehow managed to rise to the top of Apple's charts despite producing completely random results and having hundreds of one-star reviews.

Netflix now makes up nearly 37% of all U.S. Internet traffic

Videos streaming from Netflix now account for nearly 37 percent of all of the traffic travelling over the Internet at primetime, according to a new report.

The Pirate Bay's new logo warns the authorities to stay clear

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has a new logo which seems to directly poke fun at the Swedish authorities who cancelled its main domain name yesterday. It has now relaunched on a series of new domains after its iconic ".se" was forced offline.

Windows 10 upgrade adverts to be shown to Windows 7, 8.1 users

Microsoft has posted a Windows Update for 7 and 8.1 users that prepares their systems for the Windows 10 upgrade. The files of the patch reveal that the company intends to show upgrade advertisements and alerts to users to persuade them to get Windows 10.

Minecraft to be given free to every school in Northern Ireland

Every secondary school in Northern Ireland is to receive free copies of the massively popular computer game Minecraft after the title was recognised for its unique educational potential and ability to teach children about the world.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade even to software pirates

Microsoft has announced that users currently running pirated versions of Windows will be able to upgrade them for free to Windows 10 when it launches later this year in what could be a historic moment in the lengthy battle against software pirates.

Users of pirated copies of Today Calendar told "walk the plank"

The developer of the popular Android calendar app Today Calendar has started to fight piracy of his product by adding pirate-themed messages to the app that suggest users of pirated copies "walk the plank" or attend a "pirate party."

The Pirate Bay returns a month after forced closure

Notorious torrent site The Pirate Bay has returned to life just a month after being taken offline by Swedish police last December. The site is blamed for copyright fraud amounting to billions of dollars by the music, film and software industries.

UK tourist gets £12,000 phone bill after downloading TV abroad

A British O2 customer had a nasty case of bill-shock recently after returning from a holiday abroad to find a data charge of £12,500, accumulated by downloading two TV programmes.

Robin Thicke claims UK's most downloaded song

Robin Thicke's highly controversial hit single "Blurred Lines" has been named as the U.K.'s most-downloaded song of all-time. The song was released in May 2013.

Qualcomm aims to triple Wi-Fi speed

New York - The Fortune 500 company is looking to sell new chips to router manufacturers that could increase wi-fi speeds up to three times as part of a new approach to wireless accessible devices.

Candy Crush most downloaded app of 2013

Candy Crush Saga was the most downloaded free app of 2013. The addictive game was downloaded over 500 million times from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play store after being launched last year.

ListenApp launches news application in UK

The popular news application, ListenApp, has been launched in the UK. The news application allows people to catch up with the headlines with a daily audio and text summary.

The Pirate Bay to continue offering 3D-printed gun blueprints

The US Statement Department asked the designer of the Liberator 3D-printed firearm to take down the blueprints from the Internet. However, popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay is, well, sticking to its guns by keeping the torrent available.

Judge: IP-address does not identify person or bit-torrent pirate

New York - The MPAA and RIAA's anti-piracy efforts are about to experience a setback due to a landmark ruling by a judge in New York, stating that an IP-address is not a person.

Up to 10 years in jail if you download copyright music in the UK

With ACTA not yet completely ratified, it seems the UK is taking matters into its own hands, with SOCA "tackling the crimes"

RIAA on suing file-sharers, appealing Tenenbaum ruling Special

A representative from the Recording Industry Association of America spoke to about scaling back its lawsuits targeting Americans who download copyrighted movies or music. Also, will the RIAA appeal a judge's recent surprising decision?

Pink Floyd Wins Legal Settlement From EMI Records

Commerce takes one on the chin from Art, as a UK judge upholds Pink Floyd's right to sell their music in album form only. The move puts an end to EMI's selling of PF singles online

Study: Illegal downloaders purchase the most music

A new study in Britain has found that those who download music illegally from the Internet are also the ones that spend the most for their music.

Canada's Rogers Wireless upgrades download speed to 21 Mbps Special

Rogers Wireless has launched a new HSPA+ Mobile Internet Stick featuring the fastest wireless speed available in North America, 21 Mbps, has learned. Currently, its other products offer speeds of 7.2 Mbps.

U. K. Authorities to Cut Illegal Downloaders' Internet Connection

Authorities in the U.K. have announced plans to cut the Internet connections of those found to be sharing files illegally on a consistent basis.

UK Group Proposes Internet Ban on Illegal Downloaders

If you think you're saving money, downloading your favourite television shows and movies, be prepared to start paying up one way or the other.

YouTube Adds Download Links For Videos

Many prefer to download YouTube videos either to their computer or their iPod, iPhone, and other handheld players. Recently, they had to use other tools or sites to download YouTube videos, but now YouTube has added download links in selected videos.
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