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Guys, you need to sit down and have a chat: Skype rolls out SMS a week after Microsoft

Updated Skype also does MMS. Your Phone also does photos. Neither talks to iOS

Dust off that old Pentium, Linux fans: It's Elive

Distro emerges blinking after 8-year hibernation

Yada yada, take my money: Firms do not scrutinise software support spend – report

$250bn market ripe for savings

Volkswagen faces fresh Dieselgate lawsuit in Germany – report

Angry investors want to know why they weren't told before everyone else

Microsoft's next Windows 10 release creeps closer with a cluster of builds

Also: Your Phone gets a bit more useful

make all relocate... Linux kernel dev summit shifts to Scotland – to fit Torvald's holiday plans

Edinburgh's in Canada, right? No? Oh … umm … sorry?

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

Chocolate Factory cuts characters from address bar for the sake of brevity (yeah right)

Microsoft tells volume customers they can stay on Windows 7... for a bit longer... for a fee

Made the jump to Win10? Have an extra 12 months of September support

Cover up your privates: Linux distro Tails drops a new version

Tin-foil retailers expecting a windfall as hat-makers arrive en-masse

Windows Server 2019 Essentials incoming – but cheapo product's days are numbered

Look on the bright side, there’s always the cloud. What could go wrong?

Using Python in Visual Studio Code? Microsoft has new toys for you

You will use the new debugger and you will like it, OK?'s no-deal plans leave HMRC customs, VAT systems scrambling to keep up

Pity the external software devs – they only just found out about this!

Microsoft sharpens its claws to cut Outlook UI excess, snip Ribbon

Office 2019 users need not apply

Gitpod git-bolts git-IDE onto GitHub for in-browser code git-editing

Devs can deal with pull requests from Chrome

Microsoft takes a pruning axe to Skype's forest of features

Say farewell to Highlights ... if you even noticed it was there

Microsoft gives Windows 10 a name, throws folks a bone

'Crashy McCrashface' sadly not an option this time around

Apple to require privacy policy on all apps

October iOS change reflects broader societal shift

Apple pushes new iOS 12 beta build to silence notification spam

Twelfth time's a charm

It's official: Chocolate Factory anoints Tink crypto as Google project

Crypto library mainstreamed as version 1.2.0 lands on GitHub

Mozilla changes Firefox policy from ‘do not track’ to ‘will not track’

Browser will stop asking nicely for privacy protections

A decade on, Apple and Google's 30% app store cut looks pretty cheesy

Analysis Fortnite spat sheds light on the duopoly

No do-overs! Appeals court won’t hear $8.8bn Oracle v Google rehash

Only thing left now is a Supreme Court bid in row over Android and Java copyright

Linux 4.19 lets you declare your trust in AMD, IBM and Intel

Wave the CPU trust flag if you're feeling safe enough

Windows 95 roars once more in the Microsoft round-up

Sticky Notes, Green Screen of Deaths and Skype. There is no rest for the Windows watcher

£1 in every fiver that UK biz, public sector spent on software in 2017 went to *drumroll* Microsoft

Happiness is Adobe-shaped, misery looks more like Micro Focus and Oracle

Redis has a license to kill: Open-source database maker takes some code proprietary

It's 'cuz cloud giants use tools without giving anything back

It liiives! Sorta. Gentle azure glow of Windows XP clocked in Tesco's self-checkouts, no less

Microsoft still supports some embedded XP derivatives

You want how much?! Israel opts not to renew its Office 365 vows

Government to cut Microsoft off at the end of 2018

It may be poor man's Photoshop, but GIMP casts a Long Shadow with latest update

Open-source pixel botherer cranks it up to version 2.10.6

Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Runtime installers were built to fail

Updated Redmond created executable installers with vulnerable tools

.NET Core 2.1 – huh, yeah – what is it good for? Bing, apparently

Microsoft chows down on its open-sourced dog food

Microsoft takes another whack at killing off Windows Phone 8.x

Still using it after last year's OS axe? No apps for you then

Apple shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, to find gambling in its Chinese App Store

Thousands of apps yanked for violating terms and conditions

Python wriggles onward without its head

Analysis The software's just fine, annual codefest agrees

Your Phone prematurely ejected, Skype texting on the way, and 900 more years of Windows

Three SMS platforms? Oh Redmond, you spoil us

Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing

Processes, Services, Installations: One UI to rule them all. Almost.

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