Microsoft shifts desktop management to the Cloud

Microsoft has introduced a cloud-based service designed to simplify the remote management of desktop PCs. 

Adobe readies public beta for Flash and AIR for Android

Adobe is calling for testers to sign up for the beta for Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR 2.0 for Android.

Travelers Twitter their way back home

Travelers stranded by the effects of the Icelandic volcano are turning to social media to get themselves home.

Oracle patches critical Java vulnerability

Oracle has issued an emergency patch to seal a critical Java vulnerability that allowed hackers to install malicious software on Windows-based systems.

Google touts Twitter archive search as Microsoft plays catch up

Google has introduced a new feature that allows users to trawl the murky depths of public Twitter archives.

Report: Adobe to sue Apple over Flash ban

Adobe Systems is reportedly preparing to sue Apple over the latter's decision to ban Flash-converted (and Silverlight) apps on the iPhone 4 SDK.

Library of Congress to store all your tweets, forever

The US Library of Congress has announced that it is to acquire the entire Twitter archive and preserve it for posterity.

Google overhauls cloud-based Docs

Forget Microsoft Office and its bloated, creeping feature syndrome!

Microsoft plans security patch blitzkrieg

The Redmond-based behemoth known as Microsoft has confirmed that it will be issuing 11 security bulletins on Patch Tuesday to fix a whopping 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Exchange.

Twitter may develop its own clients

A major investor in Twitter has hinted that he'd like to see the site creating its own mobile and desktop clients.

Girls just want to have fun...with Glo!?

Yes, like Cyndi Lauper once said, girls just want to have fun! But do they need Glo to do it?

Metal Gear Solid creator says console gaming is dying

The creator of Metal Gear Solid has claimed that console gaming will soon be little more than a curious relic of the past.

Google launches campaign to promote Buzz privacy settings

Google has kicked off a campaign to promote its redesigned Buzz social networking platform, which now boasts improved privacy features such as auto-following.

Yelp rejigs site to counter extortion claims

Yelp is attempting to sidestep criticism of its business review service with an overhaul of its website.

Software keeps car in the right lane

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a system that allows a car to stay in its lane without human control.

Firefox claims 40% of Euro browser share

Mozilla's little browser that could is actually on its way to dethroning Internet Explorer as the default, most widely used browser in the world, and the apex of its growth is in Europe.

NASA joins Toyota software probe

US regulators have kicked off what promises to be a thorough investigation of glitches allegedly plaguing some of Toyota's vehicular systems and related software.

Corporate America loses control of social networking

Suits, ties and drones beware! A recent study has concluded that social media usage in corporate America is "fast outpacing" its system of rigid control. 

Report: Facebook inadvertently leaks e-mail addresses

Ooops! It seems as if Facebook has somehow managed to inadvertently leak the private e-mail addresses of an unknown number of users.

Prefab system 'makes all software open source'

A University of Washington team has developed a system it says makes all software effectively open source, allowing users to add custom features to any program.