MICROSOFT DOMINATED HEADLINES last week, and the INQUIRER awas out in San Francisco for the firm's annual Build developer conference.
The biggest and perhaps most surprising announcement was that Bash, the popular Unix-driven Linux Ubuntu shell, will come to Windows 10, effectively opening the door to infinite possibilities for coders and system admins. Microsoft also revealed that the C#-based mobile development platform Xamarin is now free and open source.
Last week wasn't all about Microsoft, though. Apple's iPhone SE made its debut, and a promptly carried out survey showed that it is proving popular with uneducated men and Android users. iOS 9.3 got people taking too, after Apple was forced to release an update to the newly-released software after a bug saw iPhones and iPads crashing when attempting to click on links.
We've rounded up the top 10 stories from the last week below. µ
Updategate: Microsoft clarifies its 'automatic' updates to Windows 10 Pro
Pure Douglas Adams from Redmond
Amazon puts shonky USB-C cables in a noose
The end of a Leung and winding road
UK might be heading for smartphone-based passports
Get ready to book your staycation
Never 10 is the latest way to banish Microsoft's unwanted Windows 10 advances
It's less an app, more an inoculation
iOS 9.3.1 arrives with fix for link-crashing glitch
Tapping on links will no longer bork your iPhone or iPad
Apple's iPhone SE is proving popular among uneducated men
And Android users, apparently
Kid hacker spoofs Steam site with paint drying game
16-year-old snuck his sneaky game in the backdoor
Expect to see it in the next Galaxy gadget
Chip will be 40 per cent more power efficient than its 10nm counterpart
Becky, with the good Aire
Chip designer pledges to be 'more confident' and 'more aggressive'