google
Latest Update Brings KitKat to Google Glass

It's been a while since we last heard of a software update for Glass and now I guess we know why. The team over at Mountain View has been busy updating the face-computer to run on the latest version of Android (4.4.2 a.k.a. KitKat). Read More >>

cars
Petrol-Sniffing Spider Forces Mazda into Recall and Real-World Bug-Fix

A bizarre case of spider infestation has forced car-maker Mazda to recall 42,000 Mazda 6 models for a software update, one designed to counteract the fact that a certain variety of spider is drawn to the smell of petrol and enjoys nesting in its fuel tank vent line. Read More >>

science
NASA's About to Release a Mother Lode of Free Software

If you've been thinking about getting started on the rocket project that's been on your mind for ages, now is a good time to get serious. Next week, NASA will release a massive software catalogue with over 1,000 projects. It's not the first time the space agency's released code, but it is the first time they've made it so easy. Read More >>

music
MIDI Software That Turns Your Vocals Into Instrumentation

MIDI—the Musical Instrument Digital Interface—lets anyone with just an electronic keyboard, or other simple interface device, recreate an entire orchestra's worth of sounds. But what if you can't even play a keyboard? That's where a new piece of software called imitonecan save the day, turning your voice (or other sounds) into an all-out symphony. Read More >>

apple
Apple Demands £24 Per Device From Samsung in New Patent Kerfuffle

The Apple and Samsung Patent War is being rebooted for 2014, with this year's blockbuster tech battle seeing Apple demanding a massive $40 per phone in compo from Samsung over claims the Korean giant copied the iPhone's software features. Read More >>

software
Microsoft OneNote is Free on the Mac App Store

Mac Users can hop over to the App Store today and download a free copy of Microsoft OneNote. Read More >>

business
Incredible New Trading Software Only Lost Money One Day in Four Years

If you think the stock market can be a gamble, you'd now be wrong. The latest trading software developed by Virtu—a company specialising in high-frequency trading—has had only one day of loss in the past four years. Read More >>

apps
App-pocalypse Now: The Fragmented and Diluted Experience of the Modern App User

I'm getting pretty sick of being nagged to install your damn apps. Read More >>

windows 8
Latest Windows 8.1 Update Leaks Onto File-Sharing Sites

Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1 update has hit the web early ahead of its March release, letting those happy to take a punt on an unofficial, torrented version of the update check out what's in store for the divisive operating system. Read More >>

ios 7
iPhone iOS 7's "Screen of Death" Reboot Bug to be Ironed Out by 7.1

iOS 7, perhaps the most divisive software update in Apple's history of mobile devices, has suffered from one particularly annoying bug since launching last September. Random restarts have plagued a number of users, and finally Apple is doing something about it. Read More >>

software
The 10 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives

There are lots of perfectly good alternatives to Photoshop out there, and you know what? Their makers love us, because they're offering them for free. I love them too. Read More >>

software
Winamp Review: Still Surprisingly Rad

Winamp died! And then it came back! So since this classic from days-gone-by has been resurrected, we thought we'd give it another look to see how its reanimated corpse holds up in modern times. You might be surprised how much you can still love a zombie. Read More >>

apple
Final Cut Pro Gets Massive Update to Test Your New Mac Pro's Abilities

Just in time for the new Mac Pro going on sale, Final Cut Pro has gotten a big update, with improved support for 4K. Read More >>

security
DARPA is Turning Finding Software Vulnerabilities Into a Game

There's no way 'round the fact that scanning millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities is a chore. But now DARPA is keen to get volunteers helping out—by There's now way 'round the fact that scanning millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities is a chore. But now DARPA is keen to get volunteers helping out--by turning it into a game. Read More >>

piracy
U.S. Army Saved £80 Million by Stealing Software

The U.S. Army just paid a £30 million settlement over accusations that it illegally installed software on thousands of devices without a license. Even after the settlement, the Army ended up saving a bunch of cash. Maybe crime really does pay? Read More >>

android
Google Confirms its Android Camera App is About to Get Way Better

Earlier this month, a batch of comments in Android source code hinted that the camera app was about to get a shot in the arm. Now, Google has confirmed that's the case. Read More >>

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