ARTICLES RELATING TO COMPUTING

Microsoft under antitrust investigation in China

2014-07-29 11:00

Microsoft has said it is under investigation by antitrust authorities in China, pledging to co-operate in the investigation.

SA computer boffins score historic win

2014-07-04 05:00

South African computer boffins have successfully defended their title at an international competition.

US court limits 'abstract' software patents

2014-06-20 14:11

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a computerised financial trading system cannot be patented because it is based on an "abstract" idea.

MacBook update fixes battery problem

2014-06-18 13:31

Owners of MacBook Air machines manufactured between mid 2013 and mid 2014 can now download an update from Apple to fix a battery problem.

Unplugging policies tackle worker burnout

2014-05-27 14:51

As smartphones and portable devices increasingly dominate our working lives, moves are afoot in France and Germany to prevent the little electronic miracle workers from encroaching on people's private lives.

China rules out Windows 8 for its computers

2014-05-20 15:34

China's government says it will avoid buying computer equipment that runs on Windows 8 in a setback for Microsoft's efforts to promote the operating system.

SA price discounts for MacBook Air models

2014-05-13 12:03

The launch of new Apple products in SA has prompted the official distributor to reduce the prices on 2013 models.

Computer written news: New age dawns

2014-04-30 08:25

When the earth rumbles during the night in California with one of the area's regular earthquakes, reporter Ken Schwencke doesn't have to rush to file a story any more.

Sony issues battery-fire warning over Vaio laptops

2014-04-11 12:10

Sony has warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk.

Tablet demand pushes PCs to the edge

2014-03-20 14:11

Surging demand for tablets have contributed to additional decline in the PC market in the Middle East and Africa.

Windows XP a headache for Microsoft

2014-03-12 14:05

Microsoft has a problem that doesn't want to go away: It's called Windows XP.

Hard drives healthy despite PC downturn

2014-03-04 10:00

Despite the serious decline in PCs, the market for traditional hard drives remains robust, a manufacturer has insisted.

Android gains in key markets

2014-01-27 19:40

The Android smartphone platform has extended its lead over Apple's iPhone in key markets including the United States, Europe and China.

Pakistan hopes to raise $2bn in 3G licence sale

2014-01-18 17:59

Pakistan is planning to hold its long-delayed auction of 3G telecommunications licences by March, hoping to raise $2bn with the sale.

Windows 9 expected in 2015

2014-01-13 19:04

Microsoft is to unveil Windows 9 in April in an effort to step up its game in the increasingly competitive market for tablet and laptop computers.

Razer gamer concept revolutionises PC

2014-01-08 14:35

Despite the continued declining trend of computer sales, one company believes in a new take on a traditional format.

MTN to expand into Middle East internet services

2013-12-20 14:00

MTN and Rocket Internet have agreed to extend online retail and other digital services in the Middle East.

PCs jump in India, bucking global trend

2013-11-26 09:05

The computer market in India has bucked the international trend with an increase over the last year, a survey has found.

Microsoft needs to 'start up again' says CEO

2013-11-06 10:06

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer says the computer giant had to reinvent itself to avoid being "old and tired" as his company struggles to keep up in the mobile devices sector.

As it happened: Chiefs v Bucs

2013-10-24 13:19

LIVE UPDATES and interactive commentary on the PSL clash between Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Ubuntu races toward convergence

2013-10-17 14:20

Canonical is moving ahead toward the convergence of mobile phone and desktop operating systems with the launch of Ubuntu 13.10.

Cheaper smart machines may replace workers - Gartner

2013-10-16 14:21

The cost of smart devices makes the likelihood that they will replace people in companies a reality in the short term, research has revealed.

CAT, IT education won't suffer over OSS policy, says expert

2013-10-16 07:23

The anger at the department of basic education's policy is misplaced because it is focused on the delivery of the curriculum, an independent technology expert has said.

Anger at dropping of open source for matric CAT, IT

2013-10-11 08:01
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The department of basic education's change of policy regarding the teaching of computer applications technology (CAT) has not been well received.

Apple unveils new iMacs

2013-09-25 09:29

Apple has announced that it had updated its iMac range of computers with better processors and graphics.

 

Microsoft profit hurt by Nokia, but revenues jump

2014-07-23 14:21

Microsoft has said profits took a hit from its newly acquired Nokia phone division but that revenues got a strong lift from cloud services.

Supercomputer whips up foodie favourites

2014-07-01 13:32

Putting a chef's hat on its Watson supercomputer, IBM and the magazine Bon Appetit unveiled a new initiative that seeks to use Big Data for gastronomy.

Apple launches cheaper Mac

2014-06-19 14:06

Apple's newest entry-level 54.6cm iMac costs $1 099 the California-based company has announced.

New Apple OS brings Macs and iPhones closer

2014-06-02 23:22

Apple has unveiled the new operating software it hopes will create a seamless experience for users flitting between its coveted mobile devices and popular Macintosh computers.

Microsoft to press China over Windows 8 ban

2014-05-21 11:06

Microsoft has said it would maintain efforts to gain approval in China for its Windows 8 operating system after a ban announced by Beijing.

Google self-driving cars rolling along

2014-05-14 08:35

A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians, but there is nobody holding the wheel as computing power comes to the road.

Samsung abandons laptops in SA

2014-05-08 08:49

Samsung has announced that it will no longer supply laptops in South Africa due to a shift in consumer demand.

Microsoft offers Office for Android, iPad in SA

2014-04-17 08:20

Hot on the heels of releasing Microsoft Office for the iPad, Microsoft has expanded the popular software to smartphones and tablets.

Physicist wins tech prize for data storage

2014-04-09 14:40

tuart Parkin has won the €1m ($1.3m) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.

New PCs infected with malware targets your cash

2014-03-19 14:35

Criminals have increased their sophistication by implanting PCs with deliberate malware, a study has found.

SA computer boffin to compete in US

2014-03-11 12:00

A local computer expert is on his way to New York to compete with the top boffins in the field.

Bill Gates tops super wealthy list

2014-03-04 08:31

The rich list of wealthy individuals indicates that technologists have continued to grow their wealth.

Mac turns 30 in changing computer world

2014-01-23 09:00

Apple's Macintosh turns 30 this month and before iPhones and iPads, the company transformed home computing with the device.

PC takes a big hit, but worst may be over

2014-01-10 09:40

It's been a miserable year for computer manufacturing with the market taking yet another body blow, research has shown.

HP says 5 000 more job cuts needed

2014-01-02 10:21

Struggling US computer giant Hewlett-Packard plans to slash 5 000 more jobs than previously announced because of a difficult business environment, a regulatory filing shows.

Jumpstart Christmas with tech shopping

2013-12-18 14:00

Since it's the season to be jolly - especially with your wallet - tech toys are one of the must-have gift items that many would like to find in their Christmas stockings.

Open source vital for SKA, says Derek Hanekom

2013-11-11 10:35

Open source software is critical to the rollout of massive science projects as it allows for collaboration with the minimal of conflict over intellectual property rights, a government department has said.

Cat pee smell has laptop owners hissing

2013-10-31 22:46

People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine.

Microsoft pulls Windows update to fix problems

2013-10-21 07:29

Microsoft has pulled a Windows update from its website after it caused problems on some customers' devices.

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1 as free upgrade

2013-10-17 09:14

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download, and it addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8.

Activate laptop special keys with Linux

2013-10-16 08:32

A magazine reports that there is a way for the special key combinations to be activated manually for Linux users.

Yahoo acquires ad-service

2013-10-13 13:31

Yahoo has said that it has acquired tech company Bread, a URL shortner that allows users to design then target advertisments to readers who click on their links.

Google unveils new HP Chromebook

2013-10-08 15:53

A new affordable HP laptop runs on Google's internet-centric Chrome system.

Microsoft unveils new Surface tablet

2013-09-23 17:36

Microsoft is introducing two new Surface tablet and several accessories, as it tries to boost its tablet business as sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers decline.

 
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