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Out-of-date Windows XP in shops puts your credit card at risk

Retailers are putting their customers’ credit card details at the mercy of computer hackers because they have failed to upgrade an obsolete version of the Windows operating system on their machines, a leading online security researcher has

Windows 10 launched with aim of emulating PAs

The personal assistant’s “black book” is an invaluable compendium of their employer’s likes, dislikes and, perhaps most importantly, spouse’s birthday. It has, however, fallen into the hands of an artificially intelligent rival.

Repair costs Apple users their iPhone

Thousands of iPhone 6 owners have allegedly had their handsets disabled by Apple after using a third-party ­technician to repair their phones.

iOS 7 ‘kill switch’ may end smartphone thefts, say city leaders

A coalition of city leaders that includes the London Mayor Boris Johnson has expressed the hope that a new “kill switch” to disable stolen iPhones could help end a global epidemic of smartphone thefts.

Why Ubuntu excites me more than Windows or Macintosh

You know that thing that happens on your computer, when you are using Windows?

China sounds alarm over Google’s Android

Google wields too much power in China’s booming smartphone market through its Android operating system and is deliberately hindering the ability of Chinese companies to develop their own platforms, the Chinese government has said.

Google takes on Microsoft with Chrome operating system

Google is to launch a new operating system, in its most direct challenge yet to the dominance of Microsoft.

A bright upstart is creeping up on Apple — yes, it’s Microsoft

Large technology companies survive by fundamentally transforming, and then dominating their markets. In recent years, Apple has been the company most admired for its ability to keep out in front and repeatedly renew itself.

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