Operating Systems News

From mobile and desktop, through to server and virtualisation, this is our ongoing news and analysis coverage of the business of operating systems.

Microsoft

Microsoft’s attempt to acquire TikTok endears old company to new generation

Microsoft has emerged as a saviour to young users of TikTok, who praised the technology sector giant for attempting to buy parts of social networking company’s operations, in...

TikTok

Microsoft nears big bet on TikTok after risky LinkedIn deal shows promise

Microsoft Corp’s possible purchase of short-video app TikTok carries a myriad of dangers, thrusting it to the fraught social networking business and geopolitical conflict ami...

Micosoft

White House adviser Navarro suggests Microsoft divest its China holdings

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro suggested on Monday that Microsoft Corp could divest its holdings in China if it were to buy the Chinese possessed short-video program TikTo...

Italian contact tracing smartphone app

Google says 20 US states ‘exploring’ contact tracing

Google has said that 20 US states and territories, representing about 45 percent of the nation’s inhabitants, are”exploring” contact tracing programs for its nove...

iPhone 11

Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store

Apple eliminated some 29,800 apps from the Chinese app shop on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to new data from research vendor Qimai.

Google

Google advertising rebound offsets Alphabet’s first-ever sales drop

Google’s advertising sales have recovered since they plummeted back in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, parent Alphabet Inc said on Thursday, easing worries about its ...

Tech Titans

US lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits

Google and Facebook took the sharpest jabs from politicians at a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most notable tech Chief Executives in the p...

Microsoft

Microsoft trims jobs as it enters new fiscal year

Microsoft Corp has said it had trimmed its workforce across geographies and teams as it entered a new fiscal year from the 1st of July.

Attorney General Barr

US Attorney General accuses Hollywood, Big Tech of collaborating with China

William Barr took aim at Hollywood companies, including Walt Disney as well as large tech businesses such as Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Microsoft over company actions with ...

European Union

Blow for EU as Apple wins fight against $15 billion tax order

Apple has scored a major win as Europe’s second-highest court rejected an EU order for Apple to pay 13 billion euros (approximately $15 billion) in Irish back taxes, dealing ...

Apple

Apple expands news offerings with audio, local newspaper stories

Apple has expanded its news offerings with audio versions of stories narrated by voice actors for subscribers, a morning newscast hosted by two journalists and more access to local...

Apple

Crunch time for Apple in its fight against $15 billion EU tax order

Apple’s clash with EU regulators comes to a head today as Europe’s second-highest court rules on whether the company has to pay approximately $15 billion in Irish back ...

Google

Google faces lawsuit over tracking in apps

Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping monitoring, a lawsuit seeki...

Social media

LinkedIn sued over allegation it secretly reads Apple users’ clipboard content

Microsoft-owned social network LinkedIn has been sued by an iPhone user for allegedly reading and diverting users’ sensitive content from Apple Inc’s Universal Clipboar...