We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

More Software News

  • News: Mobile data privacy is terra incognita to users and developers

    President Obama's move Thursday to establish a so-called Privacy Bill of Rights for the Internet can be seen as the consolidation of decadelong efforts by disparate groups to improve privacy protections via countless browser add-ons, settings and privacy policies. But while it's possible to guard privacy on the desktop, the rapidly growing mobile space is still the Wild West, with an almost endless landscape of privacy pitfalls that challenge even the most vigilant consumer.

  • News: Fix HandBrake DVD ripping if you've installed VLC 2.0

    [Editor's note: The MPAA and most media companies argue that you can't legally copy or convert commercial DVDs for any reason. We (and others) think that, if you own a DVD, you should be able to override its copy protection to make a backup copy or to convert its content for viewing on other devices. Currently, the law isn't entirely clear one way or the other. So our advice is: If you don't own it, don't do it. If you do own it, think before you rip.]

  • News: FAQ: What Google's 'Do Not Track' move means

    As the White House pushed a privacy bill of rights and readied online privacy legislation for Congress, Google decided on Thursday to get behind "Do Not Track" technology. Here's where things stand.

  • News: The Week in iOS Apps: Telling stories with Twitter

    This week’s round up of iOS app news offers solutions for running your desktop computer from your iPad, a cool way to tell stories using Twitter, and improvements to Twitter itself.

  • News: Proposed encrypted media support in HTML5 sparks DRM debate on W3C mailing list

    A proposal drafted by Microsoft, Google and Netflix to add support for encrypted media playback in HTML5, has sparked a debate on the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) HTML public mailing list.

  • News: CA offers new disaster recovery option

    CA Technologies has launched a disaster-recovery software-as-a-service offering that combines on-site data protection with a cloud-based service, using Microsoft Azure's infrastructure.

  • News: New WordPress Plugin Locks Down Your Website's Security

    You've got virus protection on all of your business computers, passwords in place on mobile devices and laptops, and even virus protection on your company smartphones. But have you looked at how secure your website is? If you rely on your site for any aspect of your business, a new plugin from 6Scan helps you find and manage vulnerabilities quickly and easily.

  • News: Bad News for Blackberry: Netflix Not Interested

    As Research in Motion tries to reinvent itself with the upcoming Blackberry 10 operating system, the company may have to work a little harder to get popular apps such as Netflix on board.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Software results temper bad news on PC front

    Disappointing earnings reports this week from Hewlett-Packard and Dell were offset by more encouraging results from software makers, confirming forecasts for general trends in IT spending this year.

  • News: Dropbox Adds Automatic Photo Uploads

    Dropbox wants to be your online photo repository with a new feature that automatically uploads full-size copies of your snaps to Dropbox whether you're on a Mac or Windows PC, Android phone, or (coming soon) an iOS device.

  • News: Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with iTunes libraries

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there's something you'd like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]

  • News: Cloud computing in 2012: An InfoWorld special report

    InfoWorld's experts keep you up to date on the realities of deploying the cloud in the enterprise

  • News: Amazing Story of Lost Photos Returned: Websites Offer Recovery Hope

    When Montreal residents Shoshana and her husband Dez visited the New York City area in 2008 and lost a tiny 512MB SD card from their Canon PowerShot camera, they were heartbroken. Some 140 photo memories were gone in an instant. Little did they know that 3 years later, thanks to a determined network of good Samaritans and a few freaky coincidences, their vacation shots were saved from the abyss.

  • News: Apple acquires App Store search tool Chomp

    Apple on Thursday confirmed reports that it had acquired Chomp, a company that offers an app for searching the iOS App Store in clever ways.

  • News: Open source code matches proprietary for quality

    The quality of open source code is on a par with proprietary code, particularly in cases where codebases are of similar size.

  • News: Inadequate SSL Certificate Data Threatens IT Security

    SSL certificates are a fundamental component of secure online transactions, but a new survey finds that a majority of organizations don't know where or how many certificates they actually have, and nearly as many lack an accurate idea of which certificates are about to expire. Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson says this increases organizations' operational, security and audit and compliance risk.

  • News: Nokia biggest Windows Phone vendor in Q4, Strategy Analytics says

    Nokia shipped 900,000 Windows Phones during the fourth quarter, which was enough to become the world's number one Microsoft smartphone vendor, market research company Strategy Analytics said on Friday.

  • News: Dell buys AppAssure for software backup

    Dell said Friday it has purchased backup software vendor AppAssure, in the first of an expected run of acquisitions following Dell's appointment of former CA CEO John Swainson as head of a new software division.

  • News: Apple acquires app search company Chomp

    Apple has acquired apps search company Chomp for an undisclosed price, it said Friday.

  • News: Better information sharing is the future of security, experts say

    After having founded a software security company, selling it to HP and then working for them, Roger Thornton gained valuable insight into the evolving IT security threat landscape. So, naturally, he left HP and took on a new role in an entirely different sector, where he is taking part in an initiative that aims to bring the security community to new levels of information sharing.



IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Apple's 2014 highlights: the most significant Apple news of 2014

IDG UK Sites

Watch this heartwarming Christmas short by Trunk for composer John Rutter

IDG UK Sites

Ultimate iOS 8 Tips: 35 awesome and advanced tips for using iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad