Key torrent sites are banning Windows 10 users in fear that the operating system may be sending data back to Microsoft that could identify piracy and land websites in trouble. The sites have claimed that Microsoft is monitoring searches for pirated media.
Lenovo has been accused of embedding files in the motherboard firmware of its computers that make it impossible to remove the often unwanted software that it bundles with them — even after reinstalling Windows from scratch. It is similar to hacker tools
Spotify is launching a new way of discovering music to listen to. The streaming service will be adding a feature that will automatically generate users personalised playlists of tracks that they may like, refreshing the list with new entries each week.
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New York City has reportedly asked Google to eliminate left turns from its navigation directions on Google Maps where possible. It is thought that this could save many lives over the course of the year as left turns are notoriously dangerous in NYC.
A start-up company founded by a graduate student is aiming to overcome some of the major shortcomings of today's smart fitness tracking wearables by developing a new software platform. It will allow advanced differentiation between types of movements.
Microsoft is now flagging the Ask search toolbar as malware in its Malware Protection Centre. Older versions of the once popular toolbar can prevent users from changing their default search provider and many people now view it only as an annoyance.
Over 12,000 people have signed a petition that calls on Apple to add emoji representing gingers to iOS after its recent update that aimed to increase the racial diversion of emoji failed to include any, arguing that they should be recognised.
Microsoft reportedly threatened the UK government over its plans to promote more open-source software standards instead of the company's products last year. Microsoft apparently even went so far as to consider closing its UK research facilities.
A new form of self-destructing virus has been discovered with a unique agenda. The malware can work out when anti-virus programs have detected it and then renders the computer unusable so that it can keep on operating.
Just months after Lenovo was found to be installing adware on its computers, it has now been revealed that the company has left "massive security risks" in its own software supplied with its machines leaving users vulnerable to attack and exploit.
An issue with security certificates meant that Gmail was unusable for many over the Easter weekend. People were confronted with a slew of error messages and safety warnings as Google's SSL certificate for the service expired without being renewed.
Google says that it cut Android malware in half during 2014 and that over 1 billion devices have been protected by Google Play. That still leaves 10 million devices that are infected though as the company tries to slam the brakes on malicious apps.
Microsoft is reporting to be building a new variant of its popular Surface Pro 3 tablet that will be a lower-end replacement to the Windows RT Surface 2 of September 2013. The new tablet will run full Windows though and is designed to fill a range gap.
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.
New leaked screenshots of an unreleased build of Windows 10 for Phones revealed last night that the operating system will feature support for notification LEDs. Just a day later, such an LED has been found hidden inside Microsoft's Lumia 735.
A new version of the Cryptolocker malware has found its way onto the Internet. Named TeslaCrypt, this time gamers are the target as files of several major games are encrypted and locked down with players held to ransom for their unlock.
An update to Panda's antivirus software programs has led to the software recognising some of its own core files as malicious malware. It then quarantined them, leaving itself unable to run and preventing computers from starting up.
Google has enhanced its search protection algorithms to provide more protection against websites harbouring unwanted software designed to hijack a user's computer with unwanted browser settings or intrusive adverts on webpages.
Cloud-based retail software platform Vend has launched The Retail Digest, the first retail news and information resource, where top 100 industry experts curate insightful and actionable content to help retailers’ businesses thrive.
The dangerous code that allowed the Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo laptops to spoof secure SSL certificates has now been found inside another twelve programs online. All are capable of getting around the security mechanisms in the HTTPS protocol.
Users of the new Raspberry Pi 2 credit-card sized computer launched earlier this week are discovering that the device appears to be "camera shy" with several owners noting that using flash to take a photo of the device causes it to freeze and then reboot.
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."
German car manufacturer BMW has patched a flaw in software used across its product family of cars that would have allowed hackers to unlock the doors of other peoples' cars. Over 2.2 million cars have been affected.
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.
SplashData has released its updated list of the Top 25 Worst Passwords for 2014, continuing the new tradition since 2011. As might be expected, "123456" still tops the chart, followed in second place by the decidedly simple "password."
A software glitch led to thousands of items being listed at a price of 1 penny on Amazon's United Kingdom site for a few hours, during which a digital stampede has left several businesses facing bankruptcy.
Romanian President Traian Basescu on Friday authorised public prosecutors to launch an inquiry into five former ministers suspected of receiving millions of dollars of bribes and kickbacks from resellers of Microsoft software.
Video has helped change the way we collaborate but if you're not careful, things can go wrong in a surprising number of ways. After hosting millions of video meetings no one knows this better than video conferencing company Blue Jeans Network.