How much does a text cost in Spain? Do you need to change your Yahoo password? And does Facebook really cause anxiety? This week's biggest news
From Monday through to Friday, this was the news.
- What better way to enjoy a blustery, October evening than with a brand new, Windows operating system? Microsoft has now confirmed Windows 8 for late October, although stopped short of saying exactly when it will be available and what devices will come out at launch. We're also still waiting to find out exactly how much upgrading will cost, with Microsoft only revealing a $40 price in the US.
- Rejoice! Mobile phone operators now have to cap charges for calls, text and data in the EU. That means you can check an email without having to forego eating for the rest of the day. But now un-rejoice, crafty mobile phone operators have bundles and tariffs all over the place and working them out is a pain. The folk over at Broadband Choices have tried to shed some light.
- You might want to think about changing your password. Another hacker group has gone and stolen hundreds of thousands of passwords and posted them online for everyone to see. As is the vogue nowadays, the group said they were only doing it to show how flimsy Yahoo's security was.
- Millions of O2 customers were left with useless, expensive shiny things in their pockets when O2's network collapsed. Calls, texts and mobile internet were all down, although some customers were totally unaffected. O2 said the network was back to normal on Thursday, but not before disgruntled hoards had taken to Twitter to voice their discontent.
- Spurious studies are becoming a worrying trend, especially when buzzwords like Facebook and Twitter are concerned. News that social networks make us feel more anxious was greeted by raised eyebrows here at Computeractive. We took a look at the research that the story was based on.
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