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A closer look at how poor marketing assured Windows XP its cult status

16 hours ago
A closer look at how poor marketing assured Windows XP its cult status
In case you didn't hear the tortuous screams across the Internet last week, the end has finally come for Windows XP. The operating system that arrived in October 2001 delivered its final patch update last week to a likely mix of...

Farewell Windows XP: A great OS which has been banished to the land of the living dead

09 Apr 2014
Farewell Windows XP: A great OS which has been banished to the land of the living dead
Windows XP was first released to the public in late 2001 and remained the most popular OS in the world until 2012. There are still an estimated half-billion users. Why Microsoft could not evolve XP to this day has always made me...

Microsoft’s Office for iPad: An app for all the suckers out there

02 Apr 2014
Microsoft’s Office for iPad: An app for all the suckers out there
Things began to deteriorate at Microsoft when Steve Ballmer said in 2006 that he expected the future of Microsoft (and its revenues) to be in advertising. Everyone found this to be peculiar, myself included. Things are now...

FashTech series launches at Google Campus in Tech City: A closer look

25 Mar 2014
FashTech series launches at Google Campus in Tech City: A closer look
Last Wednesday saw the first instalment of FashTech, a series of networking/panel events aimed at both the fashion and tech industries. Over 100 startups, bloggers, PRs and fashionistas descended on the Shoreditch Google Campus...

Everything you need to know about the HTC One M8

25 Mar 2014
Everything you need to know about the HTC One M8
After months of rumours, intrigue, and whispered conversations round the water cooler, the day has finally come. HTC has just pulled the cloak on its brand new flagship smartphone and the world's latest iPhone rival, the HTC One...

Twitter's 8th birthday: We revisit our hilarious #FirstTweet moments

21 Mar 2014
Twitter's 8th birthday: We revisit our hilarious #FirstTweet moments
What was your first time like? Celebrating its eighth birthday, everyone's favourite bird-themed social network, Twitter, has unveiled a new tool allowing users to relive their first ever tweet. Read more: Twitter celebrates 8th...

A closer look at why the US giving up ICANN will kill off the Internet as we know it

20 Mar 2014
A closer look at why the US giving up ICANN will kill off the Internet as we know it
After years of handling the names and addresses on the Internet, the United States is giving control to other bodies by September 2015. This was inevitable. The United States has been controlling the functions of the Internet...

Wearable Technology Show: As it happened

18 Mar 2014
Wearable Technology Show: As it happened
The ITProPortal team has once again set up camp at the Olympia conference centre, this time for the Wearable Technology Show, one of the hottest new events on the tech calendar. Taking place in London from 18-19 March, the show...

CeBIT 2014: An honest verdict on Hannover

14 Mar 2014
CeBIT 2014: An honest verdict on Hannover
CeBIT is one of the most important events in the IT business calendar, and we left generally impressed by our visit to Hannover this year. A host of leading technology brands, including HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Samsung, SAP and...

Should you build or buy your new PC?

10 Mar 2014
Should you build or buy your new PC?
One of the most contested subjects among PC owners – and indeed gamers in particular – is whether it's better to build or buy your machine. On one side of the aisle is the DIY gearhead who only constructs systems from...