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Google have announced that the next version of their Android mobile operating system will be released shortly. It's likely it will be made available in or around September. Google haven't assigned it the traditional "sweet" codename yet (a la Lollipop, KitKat, Ice Cream Sandwich etc). As far as numbered versioning is concerned, it's not currently clear if this will be version 5.2 or version 6.

As we previously reported, Microsoft announced that the new version of Windows, "Windows 10", will be released this summer. They have now confirmed that this new OS will release on July 29th. As many of you will already be aware, Windows 10 is going to be made available as a free upgrade for (most) users of Windows 7 and 8 for the first year.

If you've ever set up your email in an email programme (Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Apple Mail etc), you will have been asked if you want to set up your email using IMAP or POP3. While you will generally find that either of these work (certainly the email services we provide will work with either of these), you may not be aware of the difference between these.

There's now fewer than 150 days until the 2003 edition of Microsoft's popular server operating system is out of support. Much like the recent end of support for Windows XP, this means that this edition of their operating system will no longer receive any updates (security related or otherwise). Again, much like XP, this will leave machine / servers running this operating systems highly vulnerable to attacks as new flaws in the system are found and remain unpatched.