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Amazon: 'Alexa, how do you fix shoddy APIs that keep breaking apps? Asking, er, for a friend'

Devs complain web giant's Skills Kit knackers their code

Microsoft cracks open patch mega-bundles for biz admins, will separate security, stability fixes

IT bods can separate monthly updates with new controls

The brave British boat men hoping to poke Larry Ellison's lads in the eye

Land Rover BAR's America's Cup hopes rest on just one app

Microsoft plans summer CRM war opener against Salesforce

Or is this the start of Microsoft's $26bn LinkedIn writedown?

Dark times for OmniOS – an Oracle-free open-source Solaris project

OmniTI calls time on Illumos-inspired operating system

Risk-free Friday evenings, thanks to Office 365 license management

Only six years overdue

Uber cloaked its spying and all it got from Apple was a slap on the wrist

Greyball snoopware even 'geofenced' Cupertino

Apache Foundation hails Metron as new top level project for cybersecurity

♪ Straight outta Cisco, crazy app framework called Metron, open-sourced so data's not crept on ♪

Stanford Uni's intro to CompSci course adopts JavaScript, bins Java

Java's days are numbered – but it's a very large number

Linux 4.11 delayed for a week by NVMe glitches and 'oops fixes'

Linus Torvalds reckons 'It's not like another week of letting this release mature will really hurt'

systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

Unix greybeards issue release candidate and proclaim init freedom

Farewell Unity, you challenged desktop Linux. Oh well, here's Ubuntu 17.04

Review GNOME all the way, baby

Microsoft promises twice-yearly Windows 10, O365 updates – with just 18 months' support

Updated Sysadmin holidays cancelled in March and September, starting in 2020

What a To-Do! Microsoft snuffs out Wunderlist

Another day. Another strategy...

Microsoft touts SQL Server 2017 as 'first RDBMS with built-in AI'

Python slithers in next to R

Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

Open Source Insider Do we really want Chrome hegemony?

Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

Developer says he's found a way to stop Windows' new CPU check, which means updates flow again

Guess who's back at Microsoft? Excel, Word creator Charles Simonyi

Windows giant devours Office mastermind and his biz, Intentional Software

Mozilla abandons experimental Aurora Firefox channel

New builds from Nightly to Beta

Graphite core? There are other ways to monitor your operation's heart

But why would you want to?

Canonical sharpens post-Unity axe for 80-plus Ubuntu spinners

Exclusive Shuttleworth returns as CEO

Hasta la Windows Vista, baby! It's now officially dead – good riddance

Support ended on Tuesday and Microsoft's not offering even a single strand of safety net

Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

Review your privacy settings, or no update for you

WileyFox disentangles itself from Cyanogen

CyanogenNodSoMuch

Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

Compares Mir chat to 'irrational' gun control or climate change debates, so F-that-S

Eric S. Raymond says you probably fit one of eight tech archetypes

'Castellans' memorise manuals, 'Tinkers' can't stop hacking hardware. Keep 'Algorithmicists' out of a corner office

Hortonworks CTO's ACID Merge: The impossible dream, realised

Interview Hive-minded project injection

Wisdom of crowds plus a splash of AI give Australia new national analytical map data

It's nice to know where a lake lies. It's better if you know how fast rain can get into it

Roll up, sysadmins, now you can join Windows Insider for businesses

Preview builds aimed at IT dept guinea pigs

Twitter's motto: If at first you screwed developers over, try, try again, eh?

Post-profit social network offers to rebuild repeatedly burned bridge with app makers

Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

Official list of phoned-home info revealed by Microsoft

Ubuntu UNITY is GNOME-MORE: 'One Linux' dream of phone, slab, desktop UI axed

Party like it's 2003

Ford slurps 400 BlackBerry devs in smart car software push

Lucky Ottawa folk get to stay put

Android beats Windows as most popular OS for interwebz – by 0.02%

Press F to pay respects

Microsoft's in-store Android looks desperate but can Google stop it?

Analysis Phone-flashing fun

Ubuntu 17.04 beta FACT: It's what's on the inside that matters, not looks

Stars align

Cambridge Analytica arrives in Australia to STEAL our democracy!

Firm that claims credit for Trump and Brexit arrives to pitch marketers and pollies

Microsoft taking CodePlex behind the shed and shooting it by Christmas

Advises developers to move to GitHub

Is your iOS app piling on weight? Blame Xcode 8.3: We shed light on Apple's bloat riddle

Developers puzzled by binaries' bitcode explosion

Y'know CSS was to kill off HTML table layout? Well, second time's a charm: Meet CSS Grid

Browser makers unite to make web design great again

Time to make up: Realtime collaboration comes to Excel

Office 365 licence required

Creators Update gives Windows 10 a bit of an Edge, but some old annoyances remain

Hands-on Looking at all the new features and highlighting the best of 'em

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