For anyone interested in what is laughingly known as “corporate responsibility”, the Volkswagen emissions-fraud scandal is a gift that keeps on giving. Apart from the company’s Nazi past, its high status in German life, its hitherto exalted reputation for technical excellence...

In 2014, careers in the software industry are wide open – even for people who don’t have a degree in the subject. Although it is a highly skilled profession, unlike areas such as law and finance, there are no accreditations or formal exams needed to become a developer. Generally,...

Apple chief executive Tim Cook accused the US government of asking his firm to engineer the “software equivalent of cancer” to help investigators unlock a terrorist’s iPhone. “This is not about one phone,” Cook told ABC multiple times in an interview, which aired 24 February....

The key selling point for Fleetwood Mac’s On With The Show tour, which opened on Tuesday at Minneapolis’s Target Center, is that it’s the first in 16 years to include keyboardist and singer-songwriter Christine McVie, lately relieved of her fear of flying and sprung from her...

Mac DeMarco’s got a lot to be proud of at the moment. The splat of vomit on his red plimsolls, which he immediately points to as I arrive, is not one of them. “I threw up at the bar,” he says triumphantly, cigarette in one hand, coffee in the other. Standing in a grey T-shirt...

The latest version of Apple’s operating system for desktop and laptop computers, Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”, encourages users to turn on the company’s FileVault disk encryption, as the company hardens its pro-security stance. The decision to encourage encryption, so that...

That’s a very unusual question nowadays, but the stock answer remains the same: pick the one that does what you want at a price you are willing to pay. Since you don’t appear to have any specific requirements, and you haven’t given me a budget, you will have to decide. Your...

Apple is to fix a bug in its Mac OS X operating system as soon as possible amid concerns over the security of its desktop and laptop computers. The tech company will patch a serious “privilege escalation” bug in the next security update to its desktop operating system, Mac OS...

It’s Coachella season in Palm Springs and, at one particular rave, there’s a surplus of palm trees. Inflatable palm trees. Some are being ridden in pools by girls in fluro bikinis and guys with washboard stomachs. We’re at a Spring Breakers-style outdoor party, where pumping...

When Fleetwood Mac’s cool currency experienced a sudden boom a few years ago, there was an audible boo from naysayers who demanded that the 1970s MOR band belonged within the confines of their parents’ station wagons. They scratched their heads, searching for an explanation...