Today, Canalys predicted that a billion Android smartphones will ship in 2017, and that Microsoft's market share will grow five-fold as it closes in on Apple's iOS.
News and comment on what's happening in the technology industry, and the direction it's heading.
Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....
Twitter users, especially social media editors, have welcomed the new update to the power of Lists, but it's unlikely to make them as popular as they used to be….
An IPSOS survey has found that China is leading the way in using social networks for business purposes, while their use is restricted in many countries due to security concerns or fears of a loss of productivity.
Malwarebytes has launched a backup service that includes scanning files for malware. It backs up multiple Windows PCs, and Android and Apple iOS devices, with optional encryption to protect your files in the cloud.
The Cambridge University Computer Lab has celebrated its first 75 years with a coffee-table book that covers the history of computing from its pioneering EDSAC to the Raspberry Pi
Apple's shares have fallen by another $36 ahead of this week's financial results, while IBM's shares fell by $17 following last week's disappointing financial results.
The price of Apple's shares tumbled to a 52-week low of $400.78 today as the market reacted -- perhaps overreacted -- to the news that its audio chip supplier Cirrus Logic was sitting on unsold inventory.
Forget data centres: researchers at the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) in Australia have calculated that wireless cloud access will generate as much planet-harming CO2 as 4.9 million cars by 2015
The British Library and the UK's other legal deposit libraries have started archiving around 5 million websites in the .uk domain, but the past 20 years may well remain a digital black hole
London commuters can already use their contactless bank cards on buses, and Transport for London (TfL) is extending the system to tubes and perhaps trains. It's also considering payments using NFC on mobile phones.