A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
Falling iPhone sales have resulted in Apple recording its first drop in sales and profits since 2001.
In what is a rare occurrence, a film industry insider has been taken to court and accused of piracy by a major American studio.
Last week's distributed denial of service attack in the US against domain name services provider Dynamic Network Services are more likely to have been the work of "script kiddies", and not state actors.