A long-term view is helpful when dealing with the ongoing bloodsport known as mobile operating system market share.
Chris Duckett dispenses with "trends", "magic quadrants" and other salesbot speak to investigate what is really the foundation of IT: source code.
Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.
Windows Phone continues its merry march of picking up users at the expense of mobile operating systems that are neither iOS or Android.
The search giant has announced unfettered support for one of the world's most popular, and most derided, scripting languages.
Despite seeing massive growth over past three years, data used on mobile devices makes up only 3 percent of all data downloaded by Australians, as the domination of fixed-line broadband goes unchallenged.
Short of enforcing privacy laws on app store curators, it is doubtful that the developers will implement the otherwise worthy privacy protections.
Australia's incoming Communications minister has raised the issue of electronic voting to deal with the high number of informal votes.
Many people have a soft spot for Nokia devices. It's a spot rarely found by Microsoft's consumer hardware.
Are we heading for a world full of public cloud, or a future dominated by hybrid architectures? It all depends on which way you look at it.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Friday afternoon is the typical time for outbursts against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation before heading off to G&T time, and this week, Huawei has stepped up to attack the ABC over its lack of Android support.
As Australia prepares to head to the polls, technology will play a central role in the democratic process — but don't expect the NBN to be front and centre.
One of Linux's better lightweight windows managers has discarded GNOME's GTK+ toolkit for a Qt future.
The search giant continues its streak of puzzling decisions as its location service and maps functionality fall victim this time.
Job advertisements looking for candidates with a decade's worth of experience is leading to a skills crisis of our own making.
A delay of two years, coupled with a £207m cost blowout, has left the UK's rural broadband programme in an unenviable position.