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Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
Microsoft Cortana: My First Week
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the personal assistant Cortana, a Siri rival.
Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Commentary  |  4/12/2014  | 
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
'Escape From Windows XP' With Microsoft Game
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
Microsoft releases arcade-style game in lighthearted attempt to discourage use of outdated operating system. Can you beat the blue screen of death?
Apple V. Samsung: More Secrets Emerge
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Ongoing $2.2 billion patent case surfaces internal discussions and decisions around marketing today's best-known smartphones.
Windows 8.1 Update: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  4/9/2014  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update will try to tempt non-touch users, including those transitioning away from Windows XP.
Windows XP Plug Pulled: 5 Questions
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
After 12 years, Windows XP officially becomes an unsupported OS. Here's what you need to know, from old PCs to dicey ATMs.
Commodity Switches Test Cisco's Mettle
Commentary  |  4/8/2014  | 
Long the networking giant, Cisco now faces threats from all sides in the form of open-source options produced by vendors including Arista, Cumulus, and Pica8.
Steve Jobs's Email Revealed
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Jobs's 2010 email to executives reveals how closely he followed business moves by competitors.
IBM Expands MobileFirst Consulting Services
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
IBM adds infrastructure-consulting, app-platform-management, and device-procurement services to its mobility services portfolio.
Windows XP: Why It Won't Die
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Arbitrary OS upgrade mandates don't make sense in the real world, some Windows XP organizations say.
Windows XP Diehards Face The Music
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Some Windows XP holdouts make late-breaking pushes to upgrade -- to Windows 7, not Windows 8.1.
Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Commentary  |  4/7/2014  | 
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
Microsoft Woos Developers At Build
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Does a barrage of Azure announcements indicate that Microsoft may finally be shifting away from a "Windows-first" mindset?
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Eich, who helped found Mozilla in 1998, steps down as CEO following criticism from employees and outsiders.
Microsoft Windows' Future: 8 Revelations
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
From a new Start menu to Cortana to the Internet of Things, Microsoft previewed the future of Windows this week at Build.
Windows Phone 8.1: All The New Features
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Microsoft borrows a page from Apple and Google in latest smartphone operating system update.
Nokia Unveils Windows 8.1 Smartphones
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Nokia powers sophisticated Lumia 930 and budget Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 smartphones with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
Samsung Intros Midrange Galaxy Tab 4 Tablets
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Samsung's fourth-generation Tab gives users the choice of three sizes, but the other specs don't wow.
Microsoft's Nadella: Can He Walk The Walk?
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a good impression last week, but at Build he'll need more than rhetoric to reconcile new cross-platform tactics with Windows' future.
Microsoft Build: 8 Things To Watch
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
With Windows 9, new developer tools, and a competitor to Apple's Siri, Microsoft could come out swinging at the Build conference.
Internet Of Things – Or Business Of Applications?
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Devices don't connect to the Internet to see what their friends are posting on Devicebook. They're exchanging data and performing tasks via a well-understood paradigm -- applications.
Android KitKat Most Stable Mobile OS
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
Android KitKat beats iOS 7.1 when it comes to stability for mobile users, app study finds. That's big news for developers, too.
Office for iPad: Microsoft Shifts Strategy
News  |  3/28/2014  | 
After years of anticipation, Microsoft Office for iPad arrives -- and it's just the beginning of a new push toward apps across all mobile devices, says new CEO Satya Nadella.
Nadella's Big Moment: 5 Things To Watch
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will face stratospheric expectations Thursday when he makes his first public appearance since succeeding Steve Ballmer. Here's what we want to know.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 5 Big Questions
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Will the much-anticipated productivity suite, expected to be revealed Thursday, be a hit with customers? Watch these five factors.
HTC One: Sleek Design, Novel Camera
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
HTC's updated One smartphone delivers a stunning design with an all-metal skin, 5-inch display, and powerful camera. Where does that leave Samsung and Apple?
Windows XP Game Over: 9 Upgrade Options
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014  | 
Some of you don't want to say goodbye to Windows XP any more than you wanted to retire the Atari. But support ends on April 8: We break down your best upgrade options.
DevOps Creates A New Digital Divide
Commentary  |  3/25/2014  | 
What's that? Your product is the code and the code is the product and automation is your middle name? How nice. You're the digital 1%.
What A Microsoft Xamarin Buy Would Mean
Commentary  |  3/24/2014  | 
If Microsoft buys Xamarin, it will be a big shift in mobile strategy -- and good news for mobile app developers who want to work across Microsoft, iOS, and Android mobile platforms.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
Huawei Kills Dual-OS Windows-Android Smartphone
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
Huawei cancels its Android-Windows Phone plans, just days after Asus put a dual-OS device on hold.
Moto 360 Smartwatch: 7 Challenges
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Can Motorola's smartwatch, based Google's Android operating system for wearable devices, succeed where others have failed?
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
Microsoft Surface 2 With LTE: Winner For Mobile Pros?
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is now equipped for LTE connections -- but still must compete with iPad Air.
Windows XP Holdouts: 6 Top Excuses
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Microsoft cuts support for Windows XP in less than a month, but millions still use the OS. Are these rationales worth the risk?
The JavaScript Alternatives
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Three languages compete to make JavaScript easier to write and faster to execute. Which to choose?
Google, Microsoft Pressure Asus To Cancel Dual-Boot Tablet
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Intel may be the biggest loser if Asus cancels dual Windows-Android devices due to operating systems makers' objections.
Huawei Confirms Dual-OS Android-Windows Smartphone
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Smartphone will let users swap between Android and Windows Phone operating systems.
Windows XP Goes Dark: 5 Things To Expect
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Microsoft customers face Windows XP's end-of-service deadline. How much will you suffer from the lack of support?
DevOps Demands You Fix Twice
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
If you've taken time to get everything just perfect, you haven't truly adopted the rapid iteration, lean product development ethos.
iOS 7.1 Wins Over iPhone Owners
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Apple's latest operating system hit 6% adoption less than a day after its release.
Windows XP Security Issues: Fact Vs. Fiction
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Are you prepared for the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP next month?
iOS 7.1: What's New
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
Apple's mobile operating system update squashes a big bug, adds CarPlay, and brings new features to iTunes Radio, Siri, and more.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Surfaces
News  |  3/8/2014  | 
Microsoft inadvertently leaked its Windows 8.1 update for a few hours Thursday. When it arrives in April, can the update overcome doubts about the future of Windows?
Windows 8.1 Update 1: 10 Key Changes
Slideshows  |  3/7/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 Update 1 makes the Modern UI and Start screen a little friendlier for the mouse-and-keyboard crowd. But it won't silence critics.
Dell Unveils Rugged Laptop For Education
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Dell's lineup for education now includes Chrome OS, Android, and Windows.
Cortana: Windows Phone 8.1's Killer App?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
Halo attracted users to the Xbox. Will digital assistant Cortana do the same for Windows Phone 8.1?
Windows 8.1 Update: Can It End The Rut?
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Microsoft users have been surprisingly indifferent to Windows 8.1. The company needs this spring's Win 8.1 update to reverse the trend.
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