IE's Flash problem was communication not security, but there are reasons why Flash updates might sometimes take longer. The bigger question is how long Flash stays around.
500 words into the future
Unapologetically opinionated views on technology, in the office and out
Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.
Mary Branscombe is a freelance tech journalist. Mary has been a technology writer for nearly two decades, covering everything from early versions of Windows and Office to the first smartphones, the arrival of the web and most things inbetween.
What do the internal security policies in use at Salesforce.com say about the state of desktop security?
With the fight over who can put a browser on Windows RT still simmering away and with Windows RT tablets only a month off, now is not the time for Microsoft to make careless mistakes with Windows 8.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are related but they're not the same. Does confusing the two give the new phone OS a halo effect or risk disappointment?
South Korea is a pioneering technology market but recent news about Samsung, from legal judgments to dealing with bloggers, spotlights some differences in attitude.
Can Microsoft's Kodu Mars game and an anthropomorphic Curiosity rover help teach kids to code?
The internet routes around damage. So how can ISPs take advantage of its underlying technologies to deliver a faster, more reliable net?
Memo to IT depts: get out of users' way or expect to be out of a job in the long run.
Actually, it's not just because of Windows 8. It's just that it turns out we don't need netbooks anymore.
There are a lot of stupid Surface and Windows 8 stories about — and it's all Microsoft's fault.