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open Podcast Addict banned from Google Play Store because heaven forbid app somehow references COVID-19 59
By Wayland
open India’s contact-tracing app unleashes KaiOS on feature phones 6
open Rust marks five years since its 1.0 release: The long and winding road actually works 75
By Tom 7
open Everything OK with Microsoft? Windows giant admits it was 'on the wrong side of history' with regard to open source 46
By Nosher
open Micros~1? ClippyZilla? BSOD Bob? There can be only one winner. Or maybe two 75
open UK, Ireland users call on SAP to extend indirect licensing deadline again as COVID-19 ravages project plans 6
By big_D
open ALGOL 60 at 60: The greatest computer language you've never used and grandaddy of the programming family tree 167
open NHS contact tracing app isn't really anonymous, is riddled with bugs, and is open to abuse. Good thing we're not in the middle of a pandemic, eh? 188
open You overstepped and infringed British sovereignty, Court of Appeal tells US in software companies' copyright battle 59
open Node.js creator delivers Deno 1.0, a new runtime that fixes 'design mistakes in Node' 36
By deive
open Let's slip into something a bit more relational: SQL database crowd strikes back with brace of cloudy releases 1
open Flashy new toys for the next Windows 10? Sorry, fun-seeking Fast Ringers must make do with DoH for now 4
open The end really is nigh – for 32-bit Windows 10 on new PCs 96
open Oracle to take IT out of the equation for HR, ship prebuilt metrics, KPIs to analyse carbon-based lifeforms 10
open Latest Microsoft 365 'wave of innovation' really just involves adding or renaming a bunch of update channels 11
By N2
open Third time lucky for Windows 10 2004? Microsoft yet again fiddles with code and adds a go-live SDK licence 8
open It's not you, it's Slack: Chat app falls down – and at such a very convenient moment 7
By s2bu
open Nine in ten biz applications harbor out-of-date, unsupported, insecure open-source code, study shows 40
By teebie
open Microsoft's Family Safety app drills into kids' screen time, browsing habits to help 'facilitate a dialogue' 26
open Facebook-for-suits puts on a fresh jacket. 'Classic' Yammer is so 2018. Behold, a public preview of 'New' Yammer 14
By Korev
open Yes sir, no sir, 3 bags NoSQL: Aerospike, DataStax, ScyllaDB all freshen up as community preps for cloudy future 2
open Total Eclipse to depart: Open-source software foundation is hopping the pond to Europe 56
open Microsoft doc formats are the bane of office suites on Linux, SoftMaker's Office 2021 beta may have a solution 106
By BobChip
open NHS contact-tracing app is best in the world, says VMware CEO... whose company helped build it 74
open Visual Studio Code 1.45 released: Binary custom editors and 'unbiased Notebook solution' in the works 22
open Microsoft fingers foreign object in fracture furore, serves up fresh dollop of Duo, and another Windows 10 'Meh' Update 2
By big_D
open Wanna be a developer? Your coworkers want to learn Go and like to watch, er, Friends and Big Bang Theory 45
open Back of the net! Norfolk County Council kicks off £18m Oracle cloud ERP deal 9
By Korev
open DBA locked in police-guarded COVID-19-quarantine hotel for the last week shares his story with The Register 159
open Source code for seminal adventure game Zork circa-1977 exhumed from MIT tapes, plonked on GitHub 52
open The point of containers is they aren't VMs, yet Microsoft licenses SQL Server in containers as if they were VMs 68
open If it feels like the software world is held together by string and a prayer, we don't blame you: Facebook SDK snafu breaks top iOS apps 14
open GitHub Codespaces: VS Code was 'designed from the get-go' for this, says Microsoft architect 9
open Zoom bomb: Vid conf biz to snap up Keybase as not-a-PR-move move gets out of hand 11
By mego
open MongoDB and Rockset link arms to figure out SQL-to-NoSQL application integration 4
By dhruba
open Non-human Microsoft Office users get their own special licences 23
By Zikizac
open Australian contact-tracing app sent no data to contact-tracers for at least ten days after hurried launch 39
open Dart 2.8 is out with a Flutter as Google claims to have solved the cross-platform dev puzzle 9
By Richtea
open Nervous, Adobe? It took 16 years, but open-source vector graphics editor Inkscape now works properly on macOS 38
By DrBed
open Prepare to have your shonky password hygiene shamed by Firefox 76 21
open Eclipse boss claims Visual Studio Code is an open-source poseur – though he would say that, wouldn't he? 72
By chuBb.
open Apple funnels Worldwide Developer Conference 2020 through iOS app, website amid coronavirus lockdowns 3
open Ex-Microsoft Office chief reflects on early malware and the 'global attack on the new Windows PC infrastructure' 17
open US small biz loan system bans software robots. The lesson? Make sure IT knows about any automation projects 9
By d3vy
open Microsoft puts dual-screen devices and Windows 10X in the too-hard basket 41
By Timmy B
open Contact-tracing is basically CRM so we think we've got it sorted, says Salesforce 3
By HildyJ
open Just one more thing: Windows 10 May 2020 Update hits Release Preview 1
open Gmail and Outlook sitting in a tree, not t-a-l-k-i-n-g to me or thee 31
open Britain has no idea how close it came to ATMs flooding the streets with free money thanks to some crap code, 1970s style 142
open Microsoft! Please, put down the rebrandogun. No one else needs to get hurt... But it's too late for Visual Studio Online 19

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