Software

Does Innovation Mean Complexity? True Genius Brings Simplicity

Brendan Flattery | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

We've all faced 'feature creep' - the often overwhelming new choices and functions of our shiny new technology that can baffle, confound and occasionally distress us. But not all technology or innovations needs to perplex us. Sometimes we smack our foreheads and say "wow, I never even knew I needed this, but it will change my life."

The Internet of Things - What's It All about?

Paul Lees | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Earlier this month the Prime Minister announced at CeBIT that the government will be supplying £45m to research funding and executing a review of how to make the most of the 'Internet of Things' technology.

Dell Is Charging £16 To Install Firefox

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

Dell has defended the decision to charge users to pre-install the free browser Firefox on new computers. Mozilla's Firefox is a free, open-source i...

Why's the Inspiration Switch Not Set 'On', Automatically?

Brendan Flattery | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

UK businesses have it in them to adapt and grow in the better economic climate that we're now in, and those leading firms that embed innovation deeply in their DNA will soon find themselves leading the pack.

Government's Year of Code Is Riddled With Bugs

Glynn Jones | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Glynn Jones

Many of us who are engineers, look to Germany and envy their engineering greatness. In Britain, we are quietly leading another type of engineering in Europe and after all, software engineering is the engineering of the future.

A World in Which Computers Can Write Music

Ed Rex | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Tech
Ed Rex

Why not use modern technology to get back some of the magic that comes from hearing something unique, something that you know is tailored to the specific situation you're in?

Encrypting Your Data Is a Good Thing... Unless Someone Else Has Done It

David Emm | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

'Ransomware' Trojans, as the name suggests, are designed to directly extort money from their victims. They may block access to a computer's file system, or encrypt data that's stored on it and then ask for a payment to release the data.

Best Alternative to Winamp: Spotify vs Freemake Music Box

Victoria Kushner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Kushner

At the end of November AOL announced that Winamp - the most famous music player would be shut down on the 20th of December after more than 15 years and millions of users. The fans have time to download the latest version of the software by this date after which the official site will also go offline.

Why You Should Buy Internet Security and a Winter Coat

Lucy Karsten | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech
Lucy Karsten

'You've got a virus,' my little sister said finally, sneering at me in a way that made it perfectly clear that she considered the whole matter beneath her. 'What internet security provider are you using?' I laughed, because internet security software is like ironing, or packing the night before a flight- done only by the neurotic or the elderly.

Making Sense of Threats for SMBs

Allen Scott | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Allen Scott

The world of data security is complex and moving fast. Most companies have enough to do managing their core business than to spend time on IT, let alone maintain a specialist's knowledge of security...

Businesses in Danger of Huge Fines Over Pension Auto-Enrollment

Brian Penny | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Brian Penny

Rolling deadlines have made the massive overhaul easier for regulators to keep up. As a result, no company that misses the deadline is going to get a pass; every offending operation, big or small, will be required to pay the piper for noncompliance.

Increasing the Use of Legal Software Will Drive Economic Growth

Sarah Coombes | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech
Sarah Coombes

In the information age, software is an essential tool of production. It generates value for individual businesses and entire economies by boosting productivity and accelerating output. But does it make a difference whether the software is properly licensed or pirated?

Under the Radar: Voice Control and the Science of the Unobtrusive

John West | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Tech
John West

The holy grail of user-experience is to design something that is inherently unobtrusive, without needing a learning period, but very few new pieces of technology achieve that.

Enterprise App Stores: Give Employees the Bling Without the Sting

Vincent Smyth | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

Nowhere do the hopes and fears associated with consumerisation of IT come into clearer focus than in the app store. Apps make the world go 'round. "There's an app for that" has become the motto for every aspect of waking and sleeping life. And enterprise apps run our businesses.

Windows 8: Will You Benefit from the Upgrade?

Victoria Kushner | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Kushner

All Internet debates are focused on one thing: whether the eigth version is good for desktop computers and laptops or not.

US Developer Rumbled Outsourcing Job To China - So He Could Spend The Day Browsing Facebook, Reddit, Ebay & LinkedIn

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Tech

A US-based software developer has been caught outsourcing his work to China for less than a fifth of his six figure salary - while he spent his day br...

Device Manufacturers: Adopt the Holy Trinity, Go Intelligent

Vincent Smyth | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

To be a device manufacturer in today's marketplace can be brutal. Increased competition from new players on the world stage have a commoditizing eff...

iTunes 11 Released: What's New? And What's Good?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Tech

Apple has finally launched a long-awaited update of iTunes. iTunes 11 is available to download from Apple's website or from the Mac App Store. T...

Educating Beta - Why Kids Need to get Behind the Apps and Learn to Code

Tamara Sword | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Children growing up today are past masters at mobile. They're weaned early onto digital, their little minds soothed, calmed and cajoled with touchscreen time. As parents, we marvel at how quickly mere babes in arms master the swipe, double tap and pinch zoom.

Review: Motorola RAZR i

Belinda Parmar | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

I think the Razr will be a big seller this year. Skinny has always been fashionable.

The Rise of the Enterprise App

Matthew Finnie | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

In 1993, a friend and myself sat in our respective apartments in Boston MA and started a company making application software that used this thing called the Internet for collaboration.

Firefox Upgrade Pulled After One Day Due To Security Bug

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Tech

UPDATE: A new version of Firefox has been released which fixes the problem. An upgrade of the Firefox open-source browser has been pulled after 24 ...

Most European Languages Face 'Digital Extinction'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Tech

A staggering 21 European languages are facing 'digital extinction', according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Manchester’s Nat...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Augmented Reality but Were Afraid to Ask

Tamara Sword | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Cast your mind back five years ago. If you work in media, marketing, business or tech, you'll no doubt remember a debate that raged in blogs, board rooms and bars after work. Was there really a business case for the then new-fangled craze of Social Media?

Since When Was Stealing Software Acceptable?

Sarah Coombes | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech
Sarah Coombes

The civil damages regime in the UK needs an overhaul to stop software theft harming the economy, innovation and future job creation.