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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

September 2013

  • Apple patents the rectangle

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 18 Sep 2013
  • A colleague of downtime once scanned a news headline that the price of apples had increased and presumed it meant the handheld devices made by the well-known US technology firm, rather than the ...

  • How to close the IT skills gap: Face paint 20 actors

    Kayleigh Bateman - Computer Weekly 17 Sep 2013
  • Downtime was contacted by a certain UK IT infrastructure company this week that wanted to share its plan to recruit 1,000 new cloud experts. Its "dramatic" campaign involved hiring 20 actors, ...

  • Eat cake on programmer's day

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 13 Sep 2013
  • Micro Focus has just sent a little box of cup cakes to Downtime's office, to celebrate Programmer's Day.According to the guide it also sent out, Cobol is everywhere. Well if Cobol tastes this good, ...

  • Aussies trade cricket pundits for our IT assets

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 05 Sep 2013
  • It seems that Australia is experiencing a shortage of IT professionals for some major projects. A company that specialises in emigration to Australia and New Zealand reckons the Aussies can't get ...

  • Russia warns hackers to stay at home

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 04 Sep 2013
  • Russia has issued an advisory to cyber and other criminals not to leave the country to avoid being kidnapped by the US to face legal proceedings, according to to the advisory, ...

  • Paws for the camera!

    Jennifer Scott - TechTarget 03 Sep 2013
  • Dog sunny Day Afternoon (Photo credit: allert)The current online obsession with 'selfies' - yes it is a word, it has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary - has given us paws for thought ...

  • Revenge is tweet

    Warwick Ashford - Senior analyst 03 Sep 2013
  • In an attempt to prove that a tweet is mightier than a corporation, a frustrated airline passenger has bought a promoted tweet to complain about British Airways. Unhappy about lost luggage ...