Apple Says a Security Update Will Kick These Devices Off iTunes in May

Apple’s iTunes service may be 17 years old and in dire need of a redesign, but it’s still hanging in there as one of the most popular ways to download media. However new security changes from Apple mean that some users will either have to upgrade their ageing devices or find a new media library. Read More >>

Manchester’s Police Force is Still Using Windows XP

I can't even remember the last time I used Windows XP, so it's hard to imagine that many people — and important people with important jobs at that — still use it every day. Greater Manchester Police is among those, revealing that 20 per cent of its PCs (more than 1,500 in total) still run on Windows XP. Read More >>

Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ Remade With Windows XP Sounds Is Delightful

This is it, people. We’re officially on the tail end of the Smash Mouth meme. It’s been a good ride. But while most reworkings of “All Star” have just upped the levels of obnoxiousness that are pre-baked into the song, this one is actually enjoyable thanks to its use of sounds from what remains the best edition of Windows ever made. Read More >>

How to Make Windows 10 Look Like Windows XP

Times were simpler in 2001. Amazon had just turned its first profit, Google was still just doing search, and Windows had a new bright green Start button you could spot from the other side of a room. If you want to coat your modern Windows OS with some vintage XP design cues, here’s how to do it. Read More >>

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BB-8 Would Sound Incredibly Annoying if He Ran on Windows XP

The Star Wars sound effects team does a brilliant job at breathing life into droids like BB-8 and R2-D2 using nothing but bloops and beeps. But what if BB-8 ran an operating system created by Microsoft? As Brian Elder discovered, BB-8 would be far less adorable and much more annoying if he spoke using Windows XP’s notification sounds. [YouTube via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

Google Chrome Will Soon Be as Dodgy as Internet Explorer for Windows XP, Vista and Old OS X Users

Google is ending support for Chrome on Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 computers, as the operating systems are simply too old to give a toss about. The company announced the bad news (for a few people, anyway) on the official Google Chrome blog this week. Read More >>

If You Want to Hack a UK Government PC it’s Never Been Easier

In news that may have members of Anonymous rubbing their hands, a decision by the Government not to extend a £5.5 million deal with Microsoft may leave its computers highly vulnerable to hacking, according the Guardian. Read More >>

Your Dad’s Not the Only One Still Using Windows XP

Windows XP is still going strong, despite Microsoft's repeated attempts to get the world to upgrade to something a bit more modern. Stats show it's currently powering nearly 17 per cent of all Windows desktops, making it the second most popular form of desktop software out there in 2015. Read More >>

Man Put Windows 95 on an iPhone 6 Plus Because [INAUDIBLE]

A Chinese hacker-slash-coder has come up with a method of installing Windows 95 on an iPhone 6 Plus, ideal for anyone who's still longing for a copy of the Windows that Microsoft did best. Read More >>

Are You or is Someone You Love Still Using Windows XP?

Today, Microsoft will be halting any and all support for its fervently-clung-to Windows XP operating system. Which—as far as we can tell—is going to leave quite a few people vulnerable to the internet's many ills. Read More >>

One-Third of Windows Users Still Use XP

Are you a Windows user? Are you amongst the 32.8 per cent of those using Windows XP, and not just because your IT department hasn't upgraded you yet? I have one question to ask: Why? Read More >>

A Decade On, Windows XP Is Still the World’s Most-Used Desktop OS

Windows XP first went on sale ten years ago this week. In that span, it has become the desktop OS of choice with a worldwide install base of as much as 80 per cent. Here's looking at you XP. Read More >>