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.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch

The Biden White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program...

Platform News: Google search engine

How brands will target ads to you after the death of browser cookies

Next year, Google plans to phase out technology in its Chrome browser that lets other companies track users’ web browsing. But that does not mean you will see irrelevant ads,...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Microsoft says Chinese hackers targeted groups via server software

A China-linked cyberespionage group has been remotely plundering email inboxes using freshly discovered flaws in Microsoft mail server software, the company and outside researchers...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple’s 270 US-based stores open for first time since pandemic began

Apple has said all its 270 stores in the US have been opened for the first time in almost a year after it was forced to shutter several outlets because of the ongoing COVID-19 pand...

Platform News: Google

French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with publishers

French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple users may spend more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024

Apple’s customers may end up spending more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024, as lockdown lifestyles result in users looking beyond games to apps that help with more essentia...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Big Tech’s Democratic critics discuss ways to strike back with White House

Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the Biden regime on ways to crack down on Big Tech. These include making social media companies accountable for the spread of di...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Epic Games takes Apple fight to European Union antitrust regulators

Epic Games has taken its fight against Apple to European Union antitrust regulators after failing to make significant headway in a US court in a dispute over the Apple’s paym...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Zuckerberg and Dorsey in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March

The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are said to be in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a hearing as early as next month, the Politico website has reported c...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google phone cameras will read heart, breathing rates with AI

Cameras on Google’s smartphones will be able to measure heart and breathing rates starting from next month, in one of the first applications of the groups artificial intellig...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Alphabet to offer first-ever disclosure of Google Cloud profit

Alphabet will report some key financials for its Google Cloud business for the first time, disclosures that are expected to overshadow record overall quarterly sales for the worlds...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of bias

Google will spend $3.8 million to settle allegations that it underpaid women and unfairly passed over women and Asians for open roles within the organisation, the US Department of ...

European Commission

EU versus ‘Big Tech’ hearing pushed back by two months

EU lawmakers, who are gearing up to curb the power of US tech giants, have told Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google that they are willing to push back a proposed the 1st of February...

Platform News: Tim Cook is the happy CEO of Apple

Apple sees accelerating revenue growth after setting iPhone sales record

Apple has reported holiday quarter sales and profits that beat Wall Street expectations, as brand new 5G iPhones helped push handset earnings to a new record and sparked a 57 perce...