How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still

Devs lament 'trash fire' 'Windows Vista-like' release Comment Amid Apple's attempt to fend off criticism for its removal, restoration, and re-removal of an app used by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, the company is also facing particularly…

FAA criticised over 737 Max certification

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not adequately review the new automated safety system in Boeing's 737 Max, an international panel has found.The panel said the FAA delegated too much oversight to Boeing,…

UK pays £87m for no-deal ferry contracts

The government has awarded £86.6m of contracts to ferry companies to transport medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O and Stena Line will be able to deliver those supplies from 31 October,…

No ghosts but the Holy one as vicar exorcises spooky tour from UK's most haunted village

Plus: Dumb hipsters spaff $3,000 on 'Jesus Shoes' A vicar has said there's no room for ghosts in the UK's "most haunted village" of Prestbury, Gloucestershire – unless it's one of the Holy variety. Spooky tales of the "Black Abbot" and…

No ghosts but the Holy one as vicar exorcises spooky tour from UK's most haunted village

Plus: Dumb hipsters spaff $3,000 on 'Jesus Shoes' A vicar has said there's no room for ghosts in the UK's "most haunted village" of Prestbury, Gloucestershire – unless it's one of the Holy variety. Spooky tales of the "Black Abbot" and…

Openreach's cunning plan to 'turbocharge' the post-Brexit economy: Getting everyone on full-fibre broadband by 2025

£59bn boost – 'if we can get right conditions to invest' BT's pipe laying subsidiary Openreach has published a list of proposals it claims will help Britain gain full fibre by the mid-2020s. Alongside its fibre blueprint, Openreach has…

Openreach's cunning plan to 'turbocharge' the post-Brexit economy: Getting everyone on full-fibre broadband by 2025

£59bn boost – 'if we can get right conditions to invest' BT's pipe laying subsidiary Openreach has published a list of proposals it claims will help Britain gain full fibre by the mid-2020s. Alongside its fibre blueprint, Openreach has…

Experts warn UK court digitisation is moving too fast and breaking too many things

Not that it was moving quickly to begin with Ambitious plans to digitise Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service via a £1bn modernisation programme should be slowed down even further, MPs heard this week. The Ministry of Justice is seeking…

Experts warn UK court digitisation is moving too fast and breaking too many things

Not that it was moving quickly to begin with Ambitious plans to digitise Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service via a £1bn modernisation programme should be slowed down even further, MPs heard this week. The Ministry of Justice is seeking…

I can't believe you've done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website

Switchzilla's online presence beset by mysterious outages Cisco has suffered an odd series of outages that briefly KO'd its website and corporate blogs. The Register was first alerted yesterday to the blog outages, which replaced reams of corporate…

I can't believe you've done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website

Switchzilla's online presence beset by mysterious outages Cisco has suffered an odd series of outages that briefly KO'd its website and corporate blogs. The Register was first alerted yesterday to the blog outages, which replaced reams of corporate…

Cyber-criminals are 'threat to society'

A senior manager at Eurofins, the UK's biggest forensic services provider which was hit by a cyber-attack in June, has warned the country to "ready itself" for further attacks. A ransomware virus infected the firm's…

Stormzy helps rise in black students at Cambridge

The "Stormzy effect" has contributed to more black students being admitted to the University of Cambridge, it has said. For the first time, black students made up more than 3% of new undergraduates, according to figures…

Tokyo Olympics, US tariffs Trump Europe's Brexit shakes as global PC shipments balloon to fattest figure in 7 years

Extra $37bn levy on notebooks, slabs pushes American retailers to panic buy, buy, buy Businesses heading for the Windows 7 escape hatch and US retailers panic-buying ahead of the next round of trade tariffs helped PC shipments rise globally…

Sex workers' clients exposed in Dutch hack attack

Account details of more than 250,000 people who used a site for sex workers in the Netherlands have been stolen in a hack attack.Email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords were stolen from a site called Hookers.nl.The…

Sex workers' clients exposed in Dutch hack attack

Account details of more than 250,000 people who used a site for sex workers in the Netherlands have been stolen in a hack attack.Email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords were stolen from a site called Hookers.nl.The…

Teenagers arrested over Met Police website hacks

Two Scottish teenagers have been arrested over claims they hacked into the Metropolitan Police's website and posted a series of bizarre messages.The country's largest police force was hit by a cyber attack in July and…

Teenagers arrested over Met Police website hacks

Two Scottish teenagers have been arrested over claims they hacked into the Metropolitan Police's website and posted a series of bizarre messages.The country's largest police force was hit by a cyber attack in July and…

Few convinced by Apple's case for Hong Kong app removal

As if piling up sandbags before a flood, Apple was well prepared to face a backlash over its decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters.But the firm’s carefully-worded statement offering its reasoning…

Few convinced by Apple's case for Hong Kong app removal

As if piling up sandbags before a flood, Apple was well prepared to face a backlash over its decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters.But the firm’s carefully-worded statement offering its reasoning…

Dyson scraps plans for electric car

Dyson, the technology company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has scrapped a project to build electric cars.The firm, headed by British inventor Sir James Dyson, said its engineers had developed a "fantastic electric…

Dyson scraps plans for electric car

Dyson, the technology company best known for its vacuum cleaners, has scrapped a project to build electric cars.The firm, headed by British inventor Sir James Dyson, said its engineers had developed a "fantastic electric…

Aerospace industry seeks Brexit reassurance

There is growing concern among key aerospace manufacturers about regulatory alignment and the ability to bring products to market after Brexit.The firms have sought reassurance that the UK would continue to be a member…

Microsoft, GitHub staff tell Satya Nadella: It's time to ice ICE, baby. Rip up those tech contracts

Turmoil in Redmond over deals with US immigration agents Microsoft and its GitHub subsidiary are under fire from some of their own employees over service contracts with America's controversial Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. A…

In a touching show of solidarity with the NBA and Blizzard, Apple completely caves to China on HK protest app

That's the way the Cook, he crumbles: HKmap banned again Apple has once again taken down an iOS app aimed at helping Hong Kong protesters avoid police crackdowns in the troubled city. The Cupertino idiot-tax racket on Thursday removed HKMap.live…

Stalker attacks Japanese pop singer – after tracking her down using reflection in her eyes

'If only you could see what I've seen through your eyes'... A Japanese man indicted on Tuesday for allegedly attacking a 21-year-old woman last month appears to have found where his victim lived by analyzing geographic details in an eye reflection…

Nissan Europe 'unsustainable' in no-deal Brexit

Media playback is unsupported on your device Japanese carmaker Nissan has warned that a no-deal Brexit could make its European business model unsustainable.Nissan's European chairman, Gianluca de Ficchy, said if a…

Don't be so Maduro: Adobe backs down (a little) on Venezuela sanctions blockade

Media giant says it can now pay back subscription fees Adobe has reversed course on its decision to withhold refund payments from customers in Venezuela. The media software kingpin has updated its statement to customers in the embattled South…

US sanctions Guptas for South African 'corruption'

The US has placed economic sanctions on members of Gupta family and a business associate for their alleged roles in a "significant corruption network" in South Africa.The three Gupta brothers, friends of former South…

YouTube deletes more 'pick-up artist' videos

YouTube has deleted more videos by so-called "pick-up artists", who teach men how to pick up women.Another seven videos have been deleted and three channels have been terminated due to "violative sexual content". On…