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Mac OS X Yosemite: What's Missing?
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Mac OS X Yosemite is in beta, and we're not seeing everything we'd hoped for. Here are 10 improvements we wish Apple would include in its next operating system.
2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
Microsoft Surface Pro's Future: 5 Facts
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the Surface line is here to stay. But are changes coming to the company's device strategy?
10 Real Reasons Microsoft Skipped Windows 9
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
Many people are speculating why Microsoft skipped from Windows 8 to 10. Consider these colorful possibilities.
Microsoft Wants to Kill Email Attachments
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Microsoft says email attachments are a hassle -- so its Outlook Web App now lets users send links instead to files stored in OneDrive for Business, where they are available for simultaneous access.
Woz Talks Engineering Passion At Gartner Symposium
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants to see engineers get more respect, have more fun, and play nice.
Microsoft's Nadella Talks Windows 10, Cloud
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
CEO Satya Nadella says both Windows 10 and Azure will play a role in the Internet of Things. Microsoft will detail its latest cloud strategy at an Oct. 20 event in San Francisco.
Techies In Advertising: Hits & Misses
Slideshows  |  10/7/2014  | 
Advertising didn't always treat IT professionals with much respect, but that's changing. Hapless techies are out; superhero product placements are in.
iOS 8 Adoption Rate Trails iOS 7
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Apple iPhone and iPad owners aren't updating to the latest version of iOS as quickly as they have in the past.
Windows 10, OS X, Lies, Damn Lies & Version Numbers
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
Software versioning is supposed to be a logical system. Problem is, there's precious little logic left in how Microsoft, Apple, and other vendors number their software.
Windows 10: 5 Unanswered Questions
News  |  10/4/2014  | 
Microsoft's Windows 10 preview shows users some of the things they can expect from the new OS, but it also raises several questions.
10 Great iOS 8 Features
Slideshows  |  10/4/2014  | 
Forget the bugs. Apple's iOS 8 is full of useful improvements.
Windows 10: 11 Big Changes
Slideshows  |  10/2/2014  | 
Microsoft is being more open and transparent with customers with Windows 10. Take a look at some of the most appealing features in the upcoming OS.
ARM Extends Into IoT Software
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
ARM announces plans for IoT device and cloud software under its mbed platform, which is already making waves with embedded software vendors.
Microsoft Sway Aims To Simplify Presentation Creation
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
Microsoft says Sway, its new Office app, will help you build beautiful, interactive presentations even if you don't have any design skills.
Microsoft Announces Windows 10
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Microsoft execs emphasize the desktop UI, say Windows 10's final version will be shaped by customer feedback.
Microsoft Windows Threshold Site Appears Early
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Everybody expects Microsoft to preview a new version of Windows this week, and a company website that was accidentally made public over the weekend supports that idea.
Windows Threshold Event: 6 Things To Expect
News  |  9/27/2014  | 
Microsoft has much to prove when it shows off the next version of Windows at an event this Tuesday. Here's what to expect.
BlackBerry Sells 200,000 Passport Smartphones
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
BlackBerry's Passport sales show there's still a place for smartphones with keyboards, but they also show the company's modest ambitions.
Apple Says iOS 8.0.2 Won't Break iPhones
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
Apple pushes out an update to its update that bricked new iPhones.
My iOS 8 Update-Gate Survival Story
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Like many others, I fell victim to Apple's botched update to iOS 8. Here's how I brought my iPhone back to life.
BlackBerry's Hardware Hail Mary: 4 Challenges
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Is BlackBerry's Passport smartphone a triumph for keyboard loyalists? Or BlackBerry's last hurrah in hardware?
Apple Yanks Buggy iOS 8 Update
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Apple continues a week of miscues with an iOS 8 update that killed cellular service for some users.
iOS 8 Users Gripe About Bugs
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
Apple's latest operating system may be its "best ever," but iOS 8 is stumbling out the gate with a fair share of bugs, posters to Apple forums say.
Puppet Server's Big Revamp
News  |  9/23/2014  | 
DevOps community favorite Puppet Labs has rewritten Puppet Server to identify, configure, and manage groups of servers at the same time.
Microsoft OneDrive Offer Targets iOS 8 Storage Pains
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
Microsoft increases free OneDrive cloud storage to 30 GB -- but only if you act before the end of the month.
Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
iOS 8 Points To Apple's Future
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
iOS 8 delivers immediate improvements to Apple devices while promising richer mobile apps down the line. Just brace yourself for a huge download.
Have Apple's iPads Peaked?
Commentary  |  9/17/2014  | 
Many reviewers consider Apple's new iPhones to be essential upgrades. Now the company needs new iPads that inspire the same excitement.
Microsoft Brings OneNote To Wearables
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft releases OneNote for Android Wear, gets OneNote ready for iOS 8, and introduces a major Office Lens update for Windows Phone.
Windows Threshold Coming Soon: 9 Predictions
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft will likely announce a preview of Windows Threshold on September 30. Here's what to expect.
Microsoft CRM Releases Give Sales, Marketing Veto Power
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Microsoft says coming Dynamics CRM and Marketing apps will let salespeople influence marketing and vice versa. Catching up with Salesforce.com?
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Apple Sells 4M iPhones In 24 Hours
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Apple said preorders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shattered previous records.
Windows Threshold Videos Leak
News  |  9/13/2014  | 
Videos offer a peek at Microsoft's Windows Threshold in action, including Start menu features that could appease keyboard-and-mouse fans who hate Windows 8.
iPhone Demand Takes Down Apple Web Store
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Early buyers in the US met frustration as Apple's website strained under the heavy load and iPhone 6 Plus sold out.
Windows Threshold Leak Shows Revamped Desktop
News  |  9/12/2014  | 
Latest Threshold leak seems to confirm Microsoft is returning its operating system to a Windows 7 vibe, with second-fiddle status for Modern apps.
5 Apple Wearables We Wanted But Didn't Get
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
The Apple Watch marks Apple's bold foray into the wearables market, but we were hoping for one more thing. Well, maybe five.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Intel Touts Tablets, Moore's Law At IDF
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Intel execs at IDF promoted ultra-thin tablets, showed off depth-sensing cameras -- and repeated the mantra that PCs aren't dead yet.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
HTC One (M8) With Windows Phone 8.1: Hands On
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Windows Phone fans finally have flagship variety with HTC's One (M8). But it probably won't tempt Android or iOS users to Windows Phone 8.1.
iWatch: Expected Star Of Apple's Show
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
New iPhones are expected from Apple Tuesday, but Apple's first smartwatch could steal the applause.
iPhone 6: Don't Judge It By Its Cover
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Taller than a Galaxy S5. Tougher than Gorilla Glass. Softer contours than the iPhone 5. But it's what's inside that really counts.
Intel Pursues PC Revival With Core M Chips
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Intel finally takes the covers off its next-gen "Broadwell" chips. Will they spur the long-awaited PC market bounce-back?
Dell Business Laptops: Intel Broadwell Inside
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
Dell refreshes its business laptop line, trying to cater to the widening spectrum of user needs. Devices are among the first using Intel's next-gen "Broadwell" processors.
Microsoft Product Placement: 4 Awkward Moments
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Microsoft has spent a fortune on product placement, often with hilarious results.
Programming Languages Can't Beat Version 6 Curse
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Major programming languages often don't make it to version 6, but if they do, they arrive wounded and badly scarred. Why is that?
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