Microsoft's plan to try to undo some of its past missteps around its Windows app development strategy is moving ahead.
Open-source software rules the world, and if you're an open-source developer anywhere around the globe -- even in countries not on good terms with the US -- you have a home at GitHub.
Amazon Alexa Skills Australia and New Zealand country manager Kate Burleigh says there are now 13,000 Australian developers on Alexa.
Fedora, Red Hat's cutting-edge community Linux distribution, is a crystal ball into RHEL's future.
In a discussion about Linux and programming, Linux's founder, Linus Torvalds talks about what he does today and his own doubts about his work.
Greg Kroah-Hartman, the stable Linux kernel maintainer, says we're going to see Intel chip security problems for years to come.
Almost 60% of respondents said they preferred managing a firewall via a GUI, rather than a clunky CLI.
GNOME, the popular Linux desktop, is under attack by Rothschild Patent Imaging, a patent troll. But the non-profit GNOME has friends in this fight. The Open Invention Network is helping defend GNOME.
Linux, the most important software program in the world, has a major weak point: Poor testing. That's changing, and one big sign of that is KernelCI, an automated testing framework for the Linux kernel, is now a Linux Foundation project.
Nike names former ServiceNow and eBay CEO John Donahoe as CEO just as rival Under Armour, which has key digital assets of its own, names a leader with a more traditional background.
New PHP7 bug CVE-2019-11043 can allow even non-technical attackers to take over servers.
AWS offers Rust project promotional credits after the language's adoption grows inside the company's infrastructure.
With its new preview, Microsoft moves closer to a feature-complete release for its Windows Terminal app.
Microsoft has issued an update for Windows 10 version 1903 that fixes broken Start menu after installing updates.
Google's new BERT models demand new cloud TPUs for serving search results.
If you're willing to look, there are some excellent tech gadgets and gifts out there that don't require a second mortgage.
What are some of the most interesting apps for Apple's iOS operating system we've discovered this month?
What are some of the most interesting apps for Google's Android operating system we've discovered this month?
Facebook has recently announced 'Facebook at work' for connecting professional contacts. If you don't want to mix your business and personal lives, have a look at these social networks you can use for work.
There's little doubt that OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system is a fully-featured platform that helps you to get a lot done, but by adding a few extras in the form of utilities you get an awful lot more from the platform with very little extra effort.
Looking to snap up a new PC, tablet or free downloads? Check out this selection of the best deals we've seen so far.
What Android and iOS apps are out there to save business executives time when on the road?
When it comes to the specs, especially in the security architecture, Apple Pay looks good. But Apple isn't the only game in town when it comes to the retail space, and there are a lot of factors that might make this less of a slam-dunk than Apple might like. We look at six of them here.
What are some of the most interesting apps for Apple's iOS operating system we've discovered this month?
Here are some of the most interesting apps for Google's Android operating system we've discovered this month.
From controlling your child's device to keeping track of their movements, here is a list of useful apps for modern-day parents.
Lacking enthusiasm this Halloween? These apps will get you in the mood.
No matter the age, learning a programming language is a marketable skill. Here are mobile apps to assist you.
Lacking Twitter followers or not reaching customers over Facebook? These apps can make your life easier.
New toys mean new apps, and we’ve got iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners covered.
Tor vulnerability has been exploited for years and has been used for censorship, sabotage, and extortion of Onion sites.
Machine learning, especially deep learning, is forcing a re-evaluation of how chips and systems are designed that will change the direction of the industry for decades to come.
The new browser is the result of Mozilla developers' work on Firefox Fenix.
LG Electronics and The Qt Company will collaborate to apply webOS open source platform to automotive, robotics, and smart home devices.
Pimoroni's Enviro+ Raspberry Pi hat lets you start to measure the quality of air around your home.
Windows 10 preview shows signs of Windows OS separating from the shell in line with Microsoft's modular plans.
The best-paid tech jobs, and the best cities to live in while doing them, are outlined in a new report.
At Salesforce TrailheaDX 2019, Sarah Franklin spoke with TechRepublic about what makes the company's relationship with developers, admins, and customers.
TechRepublic's Karen Roby and Bill Detwiler break down the important news from Apple's 2019 WWDC, but more importantly, they discuss why certain applications are important to business users. Read more: https://zd.net/2Wb8mpN
Google puts all your online orders into a single page using purchase receipts stored in Gmail.
iRobot launched the Roomba S9 and Braava Jet M6 with plans for a lawnmower on deck. It took a lot of IoT, data science, product design and cloud to make it all happen. Read more: https://zd.net/2K2L8iU
Microsoft has improved the scalability of its ION bitcoin blockchain-based distributed identity system. But it's still early days.
<p> So, you're a budding e-commerce entrepreneur; you know what you're going to offer for sale, and you've registered your domain name. What's the next step? Generally, you'll want to put together a web site that will encourage your customers to trust you and buy your products. If you're a programmer or web site designer, you could build the site yourself from the code up. Or you could use Adobe's Dreamweaver or some other web site design application to help you build it. You could hire someone else to do it for you. Or you could find and purchase some ready-made web site templates. Alternatively, you could get up and running in minutes using <a href="http://www.actinic.co.uk/products/express-online-shopping-cart.htm">Actinic Express</a>, an intuitive and relatively complete e-commerce solution that allows individuals and small companies to set up shop online with the minimum of hassle. </p>
<p> <a href="http://www.imailserver.com/">IMail Server</a> from Ipswitch is an excellent email server for small and medium-sized businesses. This lightweight (in terms of complexity, not features) alternative to Microsoft Exchange functions as a POP3 server or IMAP server and runs on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows only. However, it's compatible with a wide range of standards-based mail clients running on multiple platforms, while the Web Messaging and web-based administration clients run on Internet Explorer and Firefox under various operating systems. IMail's web components also now work on the Mac's Safari browser. Disappointingly, the Premium version's shared calendar and contacts only work with Outlook 2000 or later, and not with Outlook Express or Outlook for Mac. </p>
<p> IBM's <a href="http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/home.nsf/home">Lotus Symphony 1.2</a>, which came out of beta last year, is based on the <a href="http://www.openoffice.org">OpenOffice.org</a> code base. As such, comparisons to OpenOffice.org are inevitable. </p>
<p> <a href="http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp">Camtasia Studio 6</a> from TechSmith is an outstandingly easy-to-use program for creating HD-quality training, teaching and marketing videos for the web and mobile devices. It's a great way to demonstrate a process, a product or an idea. Screenshots of a desktop are one thing, but the ability to produce high-quality video demos that actually show your products 'in action' is a compelling feature for businesses that sell software products or services. </p>
<p> Speech-to-text software is an acquired taste, but in our view it should be much more widely used than it is. The best software is easy to use and, in our experience, can be a lot faster than typing — even for accomplished touch typists. The best products are adept at a lot more than simply getting words into your favourite word processor: you can control a wide variety of applications too. Nuance has recently released the latest version of its market-leading Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) product, which it claims is more accurate and faster than ever. </p>
<p>Formerly known as Urchin from Google, <a href="http://www.google.com/analytics/">Google Analytics</a> is now a leading, and free, tool to help businesses and individuals use performance data to improve their online marketing campaigns and web sites. As well as delivering critical information such as unique visitors, page views, visitor location and time spent on site, Google Analytics allows marketers to determine what keywords attract the most visitors to their site and which email campaigns create more customers. </p>
Adobe's latest incarnation of Acrobat is top of the line, highly featured software. Just make sure you need all the bells and whistles before you pay the AU$999 price tag.
<p> <a href="http://www.zoho.com/">Zoho</a> recently rolled out a new addition to its ever-expanding suite of web-based business applications &mash; <a href="http://invoice.zoho.com/">Zoho Invoice</a>. This new application joins Zoho CRM, Zoho Projects, Zoho Meeting, Zoho People, Zoho Creator and Zoho DB & Reports. </p>
<p> Founded in 1996, <a href="http://www.actinic.co.uk/index.shtml">Actinic</a> is a British company that has consistently produced reliable and feature-rich 'shop-in-a-box' solutions that help UK-based small businesses trade online. There will always be cheaper and more usable packages (such as the excellent Mr Site), but few offer such a complete package that takes control of the whole e-commerce process with such confidence. </p>
<p> In many ways the <a href="http://www.3cx.com/phone-system/">3CX Phone System for Windows</a> is much like other IP telephony solutions in that it enables companies to replace a conventional PBX with equipment to make and receive calls using VoIP (Voice over IP). In others, however, it’s quite different, with a number of unique features that really do make it stand out. </p>
<p>When it released <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/enterpriseapplications/0,1000001813,39281578,00.htm">Exchange Server 2007</a> at the beginning of last year, Microsoft admitted to dropping a number of the expected features in order to meet its deadline. Some of these were new to the 2007 product, but others were already available in Exchange Server 2003, causing more than a little concern among customers looking to upgrade. It comes as no surprise, therefore, to find many of these features reinstated in <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/default.mspx">Service Pack 1</a> (SP1) in a clear attempt to finally deliver the product that Microsoft originally promised. </p>
It seems that every week a new content management system (CMS) or blogging platform makes its debut, despite the fact that there's little to differentiate them. You pay a small fee (or nothing at all if you don't mind ads being placed on your site) and they take care of your site's design, installation and hosting. <a href="http://www.terapad.com/">Terapad</a> is continuing the trend, allowing both newcomers and seasoned web developers to get an attractive site live in a matter of minutes. Only Terapad is different — very different.
<p>In a world where image editing has become almost synonymous with Adobe's <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/contentcreation/0,1000001068,39286887,00.htm">Photoshop</a>, it's easy to forget that other options exist. <a href="http://www.gimp.org/">GIMP</a> (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has been a favourite among Linux users for many years and can fulfill the image editing needs of a large number of users — if not, perhaps, <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/contentcreation/0,1000001068,39288136,00.htm">professionals</a>. GIMP includes several sophisticated tools and is extensible via scripting and plug-ins. It’s also free to use and because it’s made available under the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GPL</a>, it’s a truly cross-platform product. </p>
<p><a href="http://www.logmein.com">LogMeIn</a> provides a range of online services including, backup, VPN, remote technical support and handy remote access software, both for individuals and corporations. LogMeIn’s remote access service comes in a number of different versions, depending on your needs and your budget. Best of all, the basic version is completely free. </p>
<p><a href="http://www.alk.eu.com/copilot/">CoPilot</a> is a leading standalone GPS navigation application — that is, it's a program that can be loaded onto a handheld or a mobile phone to add route-planning capability. </p>