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Fon keeps adding Wi-Fi hotspots, but struggles to crack the US

Wi-Fi aggregator Fon is continuing its mission to cover the world with shared broadband Internet connections, with recent deals giving it a boost. But the U.S. market continues to elude the company.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 July, 2015 00:40

Tags: Fon, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, Telstra

Workday spans finance and HR with real-time planning tool

Workday has long been known for its financial and HR software, and on Tuesday it rolled out a new enterprise offering that spans both areas with a focus on planning, budgeting and forecasting.

By Katherine Noyes | 30 June, 2015 23:18

Tags: applications, HR, software, Financial / tax, workday

Update: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

As foreshadowed on Twitter yesterday, a new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.

By Sharon Machlis | 30 June, 2015 23:11

Tags: data analytics, applications, R Language, Tibco Software, linux foundation, Revo, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, business intelligence, Revolution Analytics, Google, Microsoft, software, twitter

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 30

Security flaw pushes OPM web app offline... Oracle can charge Google for Java in Android... Microsoft mapping tech finds its way to Uber... and more tech news

By IDG News Service staff | 30 June, 2015 21:42

Tags: U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Sereniti Kitchen, paypal, government, L0pht Heavy Industries, internet, Oracle, Uber Technologies, Apple, Google, Microsoft, security, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, software

With a month to go, Microsoft issues new Windows 10 build with Edge browser brand

Microsoft on Monday released another build of Windows 10, the first with the Edge browser branding.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 June, 2015 21:38

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Microsoft's new Windows 10 build brings browser improvements, UI polish and more

Microsoft is hurtling towards the release of Windows 10, delivering a new build to early testers that provides more clues what the OS will look like when it ships at the end of next month.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 30 June, 2015 09:05

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft parental control update lets kids browse more than they should

A new version of Microsoft's parental control product is ready for the Windows 10 launch, but users are complaining about a serious bug as well as features they don't like.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 30 June, 2015 08:26

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software

LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

A carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let the big wireless providers mess with your home connection and push you on to their networks, according to comments filed today with the FCC by several watchdog groups.

By Jon Gold | 30 June, 2015 05:31

Tags: free press, Networking, wireless, fcc, Kno, Public Knowledge

iOS, iTunes upgrades for Apple Music available early Tuesday

Apple will make iOS 8.4, the upgrade necessary to try out the Cupertino, Calif. company's new streaming music service, available early Tuesday for downloading to iPhones and iPads.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 June, 2015 00:56

Tags: telecommunication, applications, ios, music, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, Apple iOS, Apple Music, Apple, Google

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 29

Google favoring own services may harm consumers... Tech industry hails same-sex marriage ruling... Disney bans selfie sticks... and more tech news

By IDG News Service staff | 29 June, 2015 22:04

Tags: Google, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, hardware systems, legal, software, SpaceX, slack, U.S. Supreme Court, Apple

Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

The open source Rust systems language, developed by Mozilla Research with an emphasis on speed and thread safety, has been upgraded with a 1.1 release highlighted by improved compilation.

By Paul Krill | 29 June, 2015 20:04

Tags: application development, Microsoft, software

Samsung will stop blocking Microsoft software updates 'within a few days'

Owners of Samsung PCs will begin receiving automatic software updates from Microsoft again soon, after Samsung said it will end its practice of blocking automatic Windows Updates on its computers.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 27 June, 2015 12:10

Tags: Microsoft, security, Windows, Samsung Electronics, patch management, software, operating systems

Google Cloud Platform provides a home for cloud code

Users of Google's Cloud Platform services now have a convenient place to stash all the source code powering their cloud-based applications

By Joab Jackson | 27 June, 2015 02:34

Tags: Development tools, application development, Google, software

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, June 26

Self-driving cars face off on California road... Satya Nadella has a new mission (statement)... Uber protests get real in France... and more tech news

By IDG News Service staff | 26 June, 2015 21:42

Tags: Uros, amazon.com, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, Foxconn Technology Group, software, mobile, Uber Technologies

Microsoft's HoloLens is headed out of this world, with help from NASA

Microsoft is sending its new augmented-reality headgear out of this world ... literally.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 26 June, 2015 08:02

Tags: peripherals, Microsoft, hardware systems

GitHub updates text editing for the modern era

Plotting to lure developers away from their much-loved but decades-old Emacs and Vi text editors, online code repository GitHub has officially launched Atom, touting it as the text editor for the modern era.

By Joab Jackson | 26 June, 2015 07:56

Tags: Development tools, application development, GitHub, software

Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio

Red Hat continues to make inroads into the enterprise storage software market, improving two of its core storage technologies and striking partnerships with key IT system resellers.

By Joab Jackson | 26 June, 2015 05:56

Tags: storage, Red Hat, Storage Management

Unity CEO has game development platform's bugs on his mind

Gaming platform company Unity Technologies is doubling down on improving its software quality, and letting developers know what it has planned for the future with a new public roadmap.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 26 June, 2015 03:20

Tags: Development tools, game software, application development, Mobile games, Unity Technologies, games, software

New Salesforce line helps enterprises deliver in-app customer support

Companies large and small are scrambling to keep up with the demands of an increasingly mobile world, and on Thursday Salesforce unveiled a new line of tools that's designed to help.

By Katherine Noyes | 26 June, 2015 02:34

Tags: mobile applications, Customer Relationship Management, applications, Salesforce.com, software, mobile

Microsoft trumpets value of free Windows 10 upgrade in on-screen nag notice

Microsoft has changed its "Get Windows 10" advertisement displayed on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to tout the value of the free upgrade in dollars and cents.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 June, 2015 02:33

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, european union, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

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