El Capitan’s 5 biggest improvements

When Apple execs took the stage last week for the company’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), they covered a lot of ground — discussing changes to iOS 9, updates to watchOS, details about the company’s music-streaming plans and specifics about OS X 10.11, better known as El Capitan. All three platforms will see improvements focused on performance, privacy and ... Read More »

Seagate opens S$100m R&D centre in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Seagate Technology on Friday (Jun 19) opened a S$100 million design and research and development (R&D) centre in Singapore. The new facility in Ayer Rajah Crescent can house more than 900 employees and will be used by the company’s mobile storage R&D team in Singapore. Named “The Shugart” after company founder Alan Shugart, the R&D centre will focus on ... Read More »

F-U-N-D-E-D: New rules mean you, too, can be a startup owner

  So you want to be the next Marc Andreessen? Friday could be the day when you start trying. New federal rules will allow the American public to go online and buy shares in startups that up to now hadn’t even been a legal option for all but the richest 3.5 percent of US households, including Silicon Valley venture capitalists ... Read More »

Adobe gives thanks to Neolane for making the Marketing Cloud what it is today

Got email marketing? We’ve got best practices from LivingSocial and estate sale guru Everything But The House in our next Insight webinar. Two years ago next week, Adobe announced it was purchasing the Paris-based B2B/B2C marketing platform Neolane. Every anniversary should be as important to the resulting union. It was a turning point for Adobe’s Marketing Cloud, Adobe’s Kelly Reilly ... Read More »

Why Big Game Publishers Aren’t Into Virtual Reality (Yet)

  The breathless enthusiasm over virtual reality hasn’t extended to one key corner of the video game industry: the companies that make the most popular games. At this week’s E3 conference, representatives from Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, and Take-Two all said they were taking a wait-and-see approach to virtual reality. None are planning on having games ready for next year, ... Read More »

Apple Watch 2 Rumors: New Video Camera, Same Old Battery

It has only been a couple of months since we first learned about Apple Watch and a day since the wearable hit stores, but for Cupertino, the first edition is already a thing of the past. Before Apple had even announced Apple Watch in March, we had decided that the second edition was worth waiting for. As it turns out, ... Read More »

10 questions, 10 answers for Windows 10

Windows 10’s launch is less than six weeks away, but questions — lots of questions — still remain about the new operating system, from when it will be taken to the bosom of enterprise to whether some of Microsoft’s moves leading up to it were premeditated. Oracle taps former HP exec Donatelli for key hardware role Oracle named former Hewlett-Packard ... Read More »

Hands on with Mozilla Webmaker for Android beta: A little too ‘cue’-less

Mozilla’s Webmaker project has been running for three years. Its stated goal is to “help millions of people move from using the web to making the web.” It tries to do this by providing a few web-based tools to let non-programmers create web pages with images, audio, and video. This week, the project introduced a beta release of Webmaker for ... Read More »


RUSSIA’S CLASSIC SUPERCAR has a catch—it only comes used. Well-used. A million bucks when new, $50,000 buys you, a civilian, a T-72. It ain’t Grandpappy’s antique war wagon. The T-72 is Russia’s main battle tank, the heavyweight, 45 tons of bad news with a five-inch gun. “Is” as in current, front-line equipment. “Is” as in 5,000 serving Russia right now. ... Read More »

Fledgling Starling Bank prepares for flight and promises to deliver ‘world’s best current account’ in fight against giant rivals

The ground has been set for small start up banks to finally take on the big boys. Seven day current account switching has eased the path of customers curious about changing their bank, while an easing in the requirements for securing a banking licence in the first place have helped start-up banks. Nevertheless, the task of starting a new bank ... Read More »