Microsoft, ARM prep 64-bit Windows RT

Microsoft and ARM are reportedly prepping a 64-bit version of Redmond's flagship operating system for the latter company's RISC-powered chips.

Kim Dotcom announces Megaupload replacement

File-sharing fat boy Kim Dotcom has unveiled a new service, Mega, the successor to the Megaupload service that's got him in so much trouble.

App developers warned over privacy violations

California's attorney general has issued a warning to mobile app developers that haven't yet posted privacy policies.

Google redesigns Gmail composer

How many times have you had to save and exit an email you're writing in order to check something in another email? Soon, though, this will be a thing of the past.

Google updates Chrome Remote Desktop

Google has updated its Chrome Remote Desktop (CRD) app with a number of new features and capabilities.

Google offers superstorm Public Alerts

Google is offering safety alerts and has launched a set of interactive maps tracking the progress of Hurricane Sandy as it slams into the US East Coast.

Survey shows little consumer interest in Windows 8

Survey claims consumer demand for Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system is less-than-stellar.

Dragon Mobile is an Android voice assistant

Nuance has rolled out its newly minted Dragon Mobile Assistant, a voice assistant app for Android devices.

Ubuntu Nexus 7 installer goes live



The highly versatile Ubuntu was first spotted running on Google's flagship Nexus 7 tablet just about a week ago.

Yes, Windows 8 will lag behind Android 


The year is 2015 and Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 OS is in third place - lagging behind Google's Android and Apple's iOS. 



New Skype version adds Retina support

The latest iteration of Skype's software has just been released, for both Mac and Windows.

FTC issues guidelines for facial recognition

The FTC has released a set of guidelines for companies using facial recognition technologies in a gentle warning that nevertheless goes too far for one commission member.

Yelp cracks down on fake reviews

Fed up with business owners paying for fake reviews, Yelp is to introduce a system to warn users when it believes they're being misled.

Kill a robot, win a bounty

Fancy yourself as a backroom Bladerunner? The FTC is offering a $50,000 reward for anyone that can come up with a way of killing off the robocalls that can make life so annoying.

OpenELEC is a DIY Linux HTPC

If you're in the market to build a home theater PC, you might want to check out the first stable release of the Linux distribution OpenELEC version 2.0.

Twitter uses country-specific censorship for first time

Twitter has blocked access to a neo-Nazi account at the request of the German government, the first time it's put its local censorship plans into action.

Open webOS arrives on LiveCD

Enthusiasm for HP’s (Palm) webOS remains quite high, even if the industry heavyweight is no longer actively promoting the open source OS.

New tool lets webmasters 'disavow' links

With Google cracking down on dodgy links, many reputable sites have suffered as links outside their control damage their search rankings. Now, though, the company's introducing a tool designed to let webmasters avoid this happening.

EU slams Google data protection practices

EU regulators have, as expected, asked Google to reverse changes it made earlier this year to its privacy policy.

Video: Introducing webOS - the Android app



Hewlett Packard (HP) may have reduced its support for the wayward (Palm) webOS platform, but as we previously reported, the open source OS is now finding a new life on Android hardware.