Apple sounds Indian retreat
Published in News


Backs down after spat

The Tame Apple Press ran a story about how wonderful its favourite fruity tax-dodger had agreed to help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform.

Mozilla launches new Firefox today
Published in News


Quantum it is rather good

Mozilla today launched Firefox 57, branded Firefox Quantum, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. We have been running it for a month or so and it is rather good.

OnePlus kills off backdoor
Published in Mobiles

 

Full root privileges done dirt cheap.

OnePlus has announced that the portion of Engineer Mode that provided a backdoor to the phone will be removed in an upcoming update.

CompuServe groups finally die
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Years after AOL ownership killed it.

In 1998 AOL took over CompuServe and I wrote a story saying that it would be the kiss of death for the rather good forums that operated on the site.

Pentagon spreads the open source
Published in News


Charges ahead next year

The US military is set to charge ahead into open source next year after an amendment to the National Defense Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

Linux still rules supercomputing
Published in News


It is running on to 500 machines

Looking at the November 2017 TOP500 Supercomputer list one thing is particularly clear – the open saucy Linux is king.

Childrens’ toys can be hacked
Published in News

Beware the internet of fangs

A report from a UK consumer group, Which? said it has studied so-called “intelligent” toys and said quite a few of them are hackable.

Huddle lets in outsiders
Published in News


Office collaboration tool was wide open

The BBC discovered a security flaw in the office collaboration tool Huddle that led to private documents being exposed to unauthorised parties.

Intel and AMD Radeon licensing is feasible
Published in Graphics


200 million SKUs opportunity possible

Last Monday Intel  announced that it is using AMD graphics with HBM2 memory in its thinner notebooks and its own Kaby Lake G CPU. Intel didn’t reveal many details but Fudzilla can confirm via our well-placed industry sources that this is a Vega GPU and the project was codenamed P22.

EA squeezes more cash from Star Wars Battlefront 2 gamers
Published in Games


I find your lack of cash disturbing 

EA games is starting to hack gamers off by making them pay a premium rate for a game and then hit them with demands for microtransactions.