Windows 9 launch LIVE: Everything you need to know

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Windows 9 won’t be free for everyone

20 minutes ago  by Jamie Hinks
Windows 9 won’t be free for everyone
A prominent Microsoft leaker has revealed that certain Windows 8 users as well as Windows 7 customers won’t be able to download the update free-of-charge.

Have your say: Will Microsoft Windows 9 be an operating system game changer?

26 minutes ago  by Alysia Judge
Have your say: Will Microsoft Windows 9 be an operating system game changer?
The beta version of Windows 9 is set to launch today at 18:00 BST at a low key event in San Francisco - but we want to know what YOU think. Are you excited?

How Dell is hampering its low-end server RAID cards, and the solution to this sluggishness

27 minutes ago  by Derrick Wlodarz
How Dell is hampering its low-end server RAID cards, and the solution to this sluggishness
Why is Dell crippling its low-end server RAID cards? We explore this question in light of the performance of an H200 PCIe offering, and also discuss how you can solve this issue.

Apple iTunes Codes join O2’s ‘Charge to Mobile’ service

47 minutes ago  by Jamie Hinks
Apple iTunes Codes join O2’s ‘Charge to Mobile’ service
As part of the launch O2 is offering customers an exclusive offer of £25 worth of credit for just £20 and it’s hoped that it will help O2 build on the 10 million transactions already handled.

Excited for Windows 9? You won't believe how far it's come since Windows 1.0

50 minutes ago  by Paul Cooper
Excited for Windows 9? You won't believe how far it's come since Windows 1.0
With all the changes coming in Windows 9, it's easy to forget the humble origins of Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system. Let's take a look back at where it all began: with Window 1.0.

California police can use surveillance drones without a warrant

1 hour ago  by Barclay Ballard
California police can use surveillance drones without a warrant
Privacy advocates have expressed their disappointment at the decision to veto a bill requiring the authorities to obtain a warrant before using drones for surveillance operations.

Why Windows 9 will be good

1 hour ago  by Tom Phelan
Why Windows 9 will be good
In the build-up to the Microsoft Windows 9 launch, here are a few thoughts on why Windows 9 is going to be really rather good. All based on rumours, hopes and dreams of course.

Cheaters breathe a sigh of relief after StealthGenie is shuttered by US Justice Department

1 hour ago  by Jamie Hinks
Cheaters breathe a sigh of relief after StealthGenie is shuttered by US Justice Department
US officials arrested the owner of the spyware app that had the specific remit to expose spousal cheats that would represent 65 per cent of the buyers of the app.

Touch ID and Apple Pay coming to an iPad near you soon

2 hours ago  by Jamie Hinks
Touch ID and Apple Pay coming to an iPad near you soon
Test code uncovered by a developer found a string in iOS 8 developer beta that shows the two payment features will be added to the new iPad Air and iPad Mini.

Wales launches its own web domains

3 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Wales launches its own web domains
Following in Scotland’s footsteps, Wales has launched its own web domains, with businesses and individuals now able to adopt the .cymru and .wales Internet addresses.

Windows 8 vs. Windows 9 - which will be better?

3 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Windows 8 vs. Windows 9 - which will be better?
With Microsoft set to officially launch its new operating system later today, we take a look at the good and bad features introduced in Windows 8 and what to expect from its successor.