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Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014  | 
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Smartphone OS Arrival Guide
News  |  12/18/2014  | 
When will your device get the latest version of Android? Here's the scoop from phone makers.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Check out these cool sites for the future IT pros of the world.
Microsoft Partners To Offer Hybrid Cloud Bundle
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft, Accenture, and Avanade join forces to help enterprises migrate and manage applications between public and private clouds.
Windows 10: 5 New Facts
News  |  12/8/2014  | 
Microsoft is done releasing Windows 10 previews until at least January, but details about the new operating system continue to leak.
How Microsoft Surface Pro Won Me Over
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
How I learned to stop worrying and love Windows 8.1 and the Surface Pro.
HP Ultra-Thin Business Notebooks Use Intel Core M
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
Android Lollipop's Slow Start Vs. iOS 8
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
The latest version of Android is barely a blip, but Apple iOS 8 is making gains, according to mobile OS adoption data.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Rises As Win XP Plummets
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
After struggling for months to gain users, Windows 8 and 8.1 finally have eclipsed Windows XP in market share.
Tablet Shopping: 7 Tips To Avoid Buyer's Remorse
News  |  11/28/2014  | 
From 8-inch Windows 8.1 slates to iPads to phablets, tablet shoppers have more options than ever this holiday season. Follow these tips to avoid a mistake.
10 Windows Tablets, Laptops Under $200: Holiday Steals
Slideshows  |  11/26/2014  | 
Gadget shoppers can choose from an array of sub-$200 Windows 8.1 tablets and laptops -- offering more power than you'd guess.
Web Search, Transformed: Looking Out For You
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.
Jolla Looks To Crowdsource Tablet
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Former Nokia employees turn to the Web for help funding their dream tablet.
Apple, Microsoft Fight For Financial Crown
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Apple and Microsoft are the world's two most valuable companies, though neither is currently close to Microsoft's peak value from the dot-com era.
Windows 10 Update: 6 Facts
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 build includes more user-inspired tweaks, more desktop refinement -- and more bugs. Is Microsoft reassuring its desktop user base?
Android Lollipop On Nexus: Top Features
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Google is updating older Nexus devices to Android 5.0. Here's what you need to know about the new and improved OS.
Microsoft .NET Takes On Java
News  |  11/13/2014  | 
Now that Microsoft's .NET is open sourced and set to expand to Linux and OS X, can it challenge Oracle's Java?
Dell Enterprise Tablet Plans
Commentary  |  11/11/2014  | 
From depth-sensing cameras to light-but-rugged designs, Dell sees a future for tablets in the enterprise.
Windows 10 Enterprise Features Revealed
News  |  11/8/2014  | 
We've gotten peeks at many of the upcoming Windows 10 features for users, such as the Start menu and virtual desktops. But what's coming for enterprises?
Windows 8.1: On The Rise?
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Windows 8.1 achieves big market-share gains in October, just as Windows XP starts to plummet. But is Win 8.1's momentum sustainable?
Microsoft Reveals Office For Mac Roadmap
News  |  11/1/2014  | 
Microsoft hasn't updated Office for Macs in four years -- but on Friday, the company finally revealed plans for a new version.
Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Starting November 1, Microsoft will no longer sell consumer Windows 7 licenses to OEMs. What does this mean for your PC upgrade options?
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Apple says more than half of iPhone and iPad users have adopted its newer operating system.
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
Smartphone Personality Test: Can You Judge Me Now?
Slideshows  |  10/28/2014  | 
Does your smartphone choice say you love sports cars, your mom's basement, or gardening? Listen up.
Windows 10, iPads, IoT: Interop Attendees Speak
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Watch candid interviews with Interop New York attendees and keynote speaker Harper Reed on 3 hot topics: Windows 10, iPad vs. large-screen phones, and Internet of Things.
Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
Microsoft Smartphones Drop Nokia Name
News  |  10/25/2014  | 
Microsoft is finally ready to sell smartphones under its own brand -- but where are the flagship models?
Samsung Knox Is Weak, Researcher Says
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Samsung's Knox security software for Android devices handles passwords in a way that undermines encryption, an anonymous researcher says.
Google Enhances Android Wear
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Google's first major update to its Android Wear platform helps devices rely less on smartphones.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Apple's Mac Surge: 4 Observations
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Apple's record-breaking Mac sales last quarter were a surprise -- but 2015 could be even bigger.
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/18/2014  | 
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
Apple iPad Vs. Google Nexus: Tablet Smackdown
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Apple's incremental iPad updates are compelling, but so is the all-new Nexus 9 tablet from Google. Which is right for you?
iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders.
Tablet Sales Slow Down; Microsoft Struggles
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Tablets are losing some of their luster, but Apple is still selling more devices than Microsoft.
Apple's iPad Event: What To Expect
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
New iPads are on deck for Apple's Thursday press event. Here's a look at what else Apple will likely reveal.
Apple's Next iPads: 13 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  10/14/2014  | 
Apple is expected to reveal new iPads this week, including its long-rumored "iPad Pro." What else will Apple show off?
Windows 10 On ARM: 7 Observations
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
Microsoft reps have been tight-lipped about the future of Windows on ARM devices but the company has many reasons to remain invested in non-Intel architectures.
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