Software

The United States Army Just Open-Sourced Its Security Software 

The US Army is open-sourcing a code it uses to analyse cyberattacks. For the past five years, whenever a Department of Defence network has been compromised, the US Army has used the Dshell framework to do forensic analysis on the attacks.


7 Apps And Sites To Track Your Time In 2015

How are you going to be spending your 2015? More work and less play? More time outdoors and less time on the couch? With such a broad range of time-tracking apps and services now on the market, you can monitor where all of your hours, minutes and seconds go like never before. Here’s our pick for some of the leading options currently available for web, desktop and mobile.


NASA's Free App Lets Your Explore The Galaxy Through Its Eyes

If you feel like you don’t spend enough time stargazing and don’t have the time to actually stargaze, you should check out “NASA’s Eyes” an application created by the space-focused organisation to allow anyone to explore our galaxy and tap into the knowledge we’ve gathered so far thanks to missions including Kepler, Hubble and Spitzer.


This Tweak Puts CarPlay On Your iPhone Without An External Screen

The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular ‘ole screen. But unless you’ve got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don’t have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on just your handset.


YouTube's Had A Material Design Makeover

Google’s marching onwards with giving Android, and all its associated Google apps, a fresh lick of Material Design-coloured paint. This weekend, it’s the turn of the YouTube app to get the rolling-pin treatment.


iOS 8.2 Has Been Jailbroken Before It's Even Released

The 8.2 version of iOS is still in beta and unavailable to non-developers, but that hasn’t stopped Chinese-based outfit TaiG from breaking it free from Apple’s shackles (and also jailbreaking 8.1.1, the current release, in the process).


Windows 10 Will Support (Almost) All Of Your Favourite Video & Audio Formats

While there are still a number of competing multimedia formats, there are a few that you can always count on — H.264, AAC, FLAC and containers such as MKV. There’s nothing more frustrating though than having software that doesn’t want to play nice with these and Windows takes the cake for requiring either a codec pack or an alternative player after a fresh install. Fortunately, Microsoft is taking a more serious look at the supported audio and video formats in Windows 10.


Why Not All Free Software Is Free

Meet Matt Lee, the Technical Lead at Creative Commons. He has a good beard, true, but he also believes very strongly in concept of Free Software. Not free as in a free lunch, but free as in free speech. Allow him to explain.


Microsoft Offering Refunds For Office 365 Subscriptions

Briefly: If you paid for an Office 365 subscription so that you could spreadsheet on the go, and then were understandably miffed when Microsoft offered up editing capabilities for iOS for free, never fear: Microsoft will refund you your subscription on a pro-rata basis, which is nice of them.


Whatsapp Read Receipts Now Work How They Always Should Have

Chances are when you use Whatsapp you probably think one tick means “sent” and another means “read.” Nope! But now the app has been updated so that its read receipts are actually useful.