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  • The insane pace of Android

    19 September 2014, 7:11 pm

    Oh, right, there's an entirely new version of Android right around the corner. It could be days away, it could be weeks away. We're not totally sure what Google has planned for what is easily the most ambitious and promising update to the platform since…
  • Sony's Google Glass rival will go on sale by the end of March

    19 September 2014, 8:28 am

    With all the hype and interest in wearables these past few months, you'd think more companies would be looking to compete with Google's Glass headset, but up until now that hasn't really been the case. Sony teased an alternative to Google's gear in the form of…
  • After Apple, Google also makes encryption default in Android L

    18 September 2014, 6:28 pm

    Two good pieces of news today. Both Apple and Google have announced that the most recent versions of their mobile operating systems will encrypt user data by default. Google:…
  • Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle's CEO

    18 September 2014, 5:14 pm

    Larry Ellison has agreed to step down as the chief executive officer at Oracle, ending one of the most entertaining and profitable runs for a leader in business history.…
  • Google will publish addresses of Android devs in Play Store

    18 September 2014, 4:17 pm

    Google is set to institute a new policy in the Play Store, and it has some developers up in arms. A message in the developer console (seen below) has appeared asking developers to add a physical address to their account profile. For those offering paid apps…
  • iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed

    17 September 2014, 5:12 pm

    In-depth iOS 8 review at Ars.…
  • iOS 8 released

    17 September 2014, 2:44 pm

    Apple has released iOS 8, the latest version of its mobile operating system, for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Users can download the new software by navigating to the "general" tab in their device's settings menu and selecting "software update." If you don't…
  • MINIX 3.3.0 released

    16 September 2014, 5:36 pm

    MINIX is a modern, microkernel-based UNIX implementation. The code size of the microkernel is just 129 kB. Servers implement UNIX on top of it. The userland, toolchain, packages etc. are from NetBSD. Release 3.3.0 was just announced:…
  • Apple releases U2 album removal tool

    15 September 2014, 2:02 pm

    Apple has released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free.…
  • Microsoft acquires Mojang for $2.5 billion

    15 September 2014, 9:16 am

    Update: In Notch' own words (Pastebin version because his site is being hammered):…
  • Windows 9's new Start menu demonstrated on video

    12 September 2014, 6:06 pm

    Microsoft may have demonstrated its new Start menu earlier this year, but thanks to a recent "Windows 9" leak we're now seeing every single part of the company’s plans for bringing back this popular feature. German site WinFuture has posted a two-minute…
  • Software patents are crumbling, thanks to the Supreme Court

    12 September 2014, 6:04 pm

    The Supreme Court's June ruling on the patentability of software - its first in 33 years - raised as many questions at it answered. One specific software patent went down in flames in the case of Alice v. CLS Bank, but the abstract reasoning of the decision…
  • First set of Android apps coming to a Chromebook near you

    11 September 2014, 5:32 pm

    Chromebooks were designed to keep up with you on the go - they're thin and light, have long battery lives, resume instantly, and are easy to use. Today, we're making Chromebooks even more mobile by bringing the first set of Android apps to Chrome OS.…
  • Microsoft to drop Nokia and Windows Phone brands

    11 September 2014, 10:34 am

    Nokia and Windows Phone are history.…
  • WSJ: Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker Mojang

    9 September 2014, 6:21 pm

    Well, file this under 'holy crap'.…

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