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Steve Ballmer quits Microsoft board

Stuart O'Connor Microsoft, Software Leave a Comment

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has resigned as a member of the company’s board, ending more than three decades of involvement in the world’s biggest software maker. Ballmer, 58, is still Microsoft’s top individual shareholder. He had initially remained as a director after handing the top job over to one of his deputies, Satya…

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, PlayStation 4, Retail, Samsung, Software, TVs, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

It's something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and…

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Is Microsoft really going to force people to use Windows 8?

Stuart O'Connor Microsoft, Software, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 1 Comment

The Windows operating system has been around for quite a while now - the first iteration, Windows 1.0, was released all the way back in 1985. The current version is the somewhat unpopular Windows 8 – many people have stuck with Windows 7, which was released in 2009. Now Microsoft has announced that it is set…

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