The MP3 patent row that erupted between Microsoft and Alcatel-Lucent could have an enormous effect on the entire MP3 industry. The Federal District Court in San Diego ruling that Microsoft must pay Alcatel $1.52bn (the largest patent award in history) could see hundreds of other firms, such as Apple and Creative, having to pay to use the format.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
A hacker has put another nail in the coffin of the HD encryption scheme AACS - the device key for WinDVD 8 has been found.
A study by online market research firm Compete Inc suggests that consumers won't be willing to pay $500 for Apple's upcoming iPhone and that in order to get users to switch to AT&T the price will have to come down dramatically.
Over on the Seattle PI website is an interesting article which looks at why Mac users won't be able to get their hands on Vista unless they buy the more expensive versions of Vista. But buried in that article is an interesting bombshell - Microsoft considered banning virtualizing all versions of Vista.
Is Sony looking for a new company motto by any chance? If they are, I've got one for them - "Sony: Overpromise and underdeliver."
I downloaded my first beta of Windows Vista on July 27th 2005. Over that 19 month period I've been making increasing use of Vista platform. What do I think of Vista? Am I hooked? Is it worth upgrading?
Why is Joe Wilcox (Microsoft Watch) criticizing Microsoft for giving away free software? Dosen't he realize that this is the modern trend?
Apple and Cisco have ended their squabble over the iPhone trademark.
Will Ubuntu install into a Virtual PC 2007 virtual machine? Nope ...
Last month we saw the Month of Apple Bugs (MoAB) project uncover 31 bugs relating to OS X and popular programs that Mac users run on the platform. But with a handful discovered and bought out into the open, how many more exist? Has the MoAB project made Mac users a little more concerned about security? If not, why not?