99 problems but the cloud ain't one: What are SaaS, PaaS and IaaS?

The cloud is one of the most important technologies in the world right now, but can be extremely confusing. This series aims to explain it in a much more brain-friendly way.

Gaming master builds working hard drive inside Minecraft

Like the birth of computing, the virtual devices may only hold five kilobytes of data between them, but the results are, nevertheless, amazing.

Transform backup and recovery from being reactive to adaptive

How can organisations manage without slowing their organisation down with complicated data management, backup and recovery techniques? Read on to find out.

Researchers hack Gmail app

The US based researchers claim that in nine out 10 cases they successfully hacked into Gmail accounts by disguising apps on Android phones.

Ditching Windows: liberating your computing experience

Microsoft may be getting on to Windows 9 soon, but it's time to move on for the greater good.

Delaware first state to enact digital inheritance law

A bill recently passed in the state of Delaware would give family members the right to access a deceased person’s digital files.

Samsung and Barnes & Noble team on new Nook

It’s not exactly clear who is driving this boat but Samsung and Barnes & Noble have teamed up on a new Nook reading device that’s more like a tablet.

Thornton Grenfell wants to make you rich on the Internet

The bills are piling up and you are starting to think that you are going to barely make it through the month on the money you've been making. But then, suddenly, you get an email.

Microsoft IE developers want users to ‘give us another chance’

In a recent chat session on Reddit a team of Microsoft IE developers and program managers tried to convince users to give the IE browser a second chance.

Uber opens up API (mostly)

Rideshare company Uber has announced that they are opening their API to third-party developers…but not everything is open yet.

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft Board

Stating various reasons including a hectic schedule, teaching, civic contributions, learning and taking over as the owner of the LA Clippers, Steve Ballmer has left his position on the Microsoft Board of Directors.

AT&T to bring GigaPower to Silicon Valley

AT&T just announced that they will be bringing their new, ultra-fast fiber network to Cupertino businesses and residents.

Netflix signs extortion deal with Time Warner

Netflix has reluctantly signed an agreement with Time Warner Cable to give cable subscribers access to their streaming service.

60% of companies choose videoconferencing over face-to-face meetings

High costs and the globalization of business is pushing companies to use video and audio conferencing to stay in touch with colleagues and partners.

Mobile app of the day: TED

TED does not, in fact, refer to a teddy bear, rather it’s the name of a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas – by video. And you can access them with an app.

iPhone 6 looking more likely to ship with reversible Lightning-to-USB cable

An earlier rumour has been reinforced with a new video from prolific Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, which actually shows the cable in action.