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Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Rises, Hardware Falls
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
Cloud computing continues to give Microsoft strength amid declines in hardware sales.
iOS 9.1 Leads Apple Software Updates
Commentary  |  10/22/2015  | 
Apple delivered system updates across its product line on Oct. 20, adding new features and fixing bugs along the way. The updates included iOS 9.1, watchOS 2.0.1, and Mac OS X 10.11.1.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4: What Critics Are Saying
News  |  10/21/2015  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 is an improvement upon Surface Pro 3, reviewers claim, but still not a laptop replacement.
Lenovo Yoga 900, Home 900 Sport Windows 10
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
The Lenovo Yoga 900 notebook and the Home 900 AIO run Windows 10. Their adjustable screens and improved battery life put an emphasis on portability and flexibility.
Microsoft Enhances Surface Enterprise Program
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
Microsoft aims to accelerate enterprise adoption of Windows 10 and Surface Pro 4 with additions to its Surface Enterprise program.
Nexus 5X, 6P Review: Marshmallow OS Shines
Slideshows  |  10/19/2015  | 
Google's updated Nexus line of smartphones, from LG and Huawei, shows Android 6.0 Marshmallow at its best. Google provided us with one of each model for review. Here's what we discovered.
Top Windows 10 Apps To Boost Your Productivity
Slideshows  |  10/18/2015  | 
Whether you're working on a Surface Pro 4, a Surface Book, or an upgraded Windows 10 laptop, here are 10 apps to take your productivity to the next level.
Surface Book Sells Out, Microsoft Offers $300 MacBook Bounty
Commentary  |  10/17/2015  | 
Pre-orders for Microsoft's Surface Book kicked off last week and have blasted through the early supply. In addition, Redmond is looking for customers to trade in their MacBooks.
Apple iWork Refresh Updates iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Apps
Commentary  |  10/17/2015  | 
Apple's new support and features for the iWork suite of apps refine usability.
Windows 10 PC, Mobile Builds, Skype For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/17/2015  | 
Microsoft released preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Skype for Business came to iOS. Acer launched new Windows 10 PCs.
Red Hat Acquires Ansible For Hybrid Cloud IT Automation
News  |  10/16/2015  | 
Red Hat said that open source cloud management provider Ansible's technology will enhance its lineup of IT automation tools and help enterprises deploy and manage public, private, and hybrid cloud. Here are the details.
Steve Jobs Movie: 5 Myths, 5 Realities
Slideshows  |  10/16/2015  | 
The latest Steve Jobs film hits most theaters this weekend. What did the movie get right, and what did it get wildly wrong?
Microsoft's Skype For Business Officially Lands On iOS
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
iPhone and iPad users can now download Skype for Business, which Microsoft has rolled out to iOS devices.
Apple iMac Refresh: Powerful Processors, Prettier Graphics
Commentary  |  10/13/2015  | 
Apple announced an update to its iMac to include Retina display and fifth- and sixth-generation Intel Core processors.
Motorola Moto 360 Review: A Worthy Second Act
Slideshows  |  10/13/2015  | 
The Moto 360, Motorola's second-generation Android Wear smartwatch, makes exactly the right set of improvements.
Acer Aspire Convertible, Portable AIO Run Windows 10
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
The Aspire R 14 notebook and Aspire Z3-700 AIO offer features to help maximize Windows 10 applications like Cortana and Continuum.
Microsoft Band 2: Why We Want One
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
The updated Microsoft Band is sleek and powerful. It records more health data than you ever thought you needed.
7 Microsoft Improvements We Need To See
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
Microsoft has demonstrated its commitment to building tech for the future, but there is still some room for improvement across Windows, Office, and hardware.
Windows 10 Device Bonanza, Lumia Struggle: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/10/2015  | 
Microsoft this week debuted the Surface Book, the Surface Pro 4, Lumia handsets, and an updated Band. Can its new hardware compete and help spike Windows 10 sales?
Apple Regains Marketshare As PC Slump Continues
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
The wobbly PC market shows some areas of growth in the third quarter of this year for vendors like Apple and Lenovo, due in part to a healthy appetite in the US, according to new reports from Gartner and IDC.
Microsoft Devices: PC Potential, Mobile Struggle
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
Microsoft launched some impressive Windows 10 hardware, but the smartphone remains a weak link for the tech giant.
Andy Rubin: AI Is The Future Of Computing, Mobility
Commentary  |  10/8/2015  | 
Andy Rubin, the man behind Google's Android operating system, thinks artificial intelligence will define computing in the future.
Microsoft Surface Book: Take A Deep Dive
Slideshows  |  10/8/2015  | 
Microsoft built a laptop and the tech community is excited. Here's what we know about Surface Book.
AT&T WiFi Calling On iPhones Now Allowed With FCC Waiver
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
The FCC grants AT&T a waiver of its rules for the hearing impaired, allowing the carrier to roll out its WiFi calling on the iPhone and other devices.
Microsoft's New Lumia Phones Feel Like Failure
Commentary  |  10/7/2015  | 
Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950 XL are fine handsets, but they will ultimately be products for Windows-centric enterprise users.
Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Lumia 950: Microsoft's New Hardware Push
Slideshows  |  10/7/2015  | 
Microsoft showcases its Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 family, Surface Book, and a new Microsoft Band.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 Lineup, Surface Book Debut In NYC
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
At its Windows 10 hardware launch, Microsoft unveiled its Surface Pro 4, Lumia handsets, Microsoft Band, and surprise Surface Book laptop.
Apple iOS 9.0.2 Fixes App Slicing Bug
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Apple's promise that iOS 9 would trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices can finally be realized with a newly rolled out iCloud delivery fix.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Lands On Nexus Devices First
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Google has started delivering the next generation of Android to Nexus-branded smartphones and tablets. Here are the details.
YiSpecter Malware Threatens iPhone Owners
Commentary  |  10/5/2015  | 
The malicious YiSpecter code is able to infect jailbroken and non-jailbroken iPhones, and it's being distributed through the iTunes App Store.
Surface Pro 4? Lumia Phones? What Microsoft Has In Store
News  |  10/4/2015  | 
Specs for the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL have already leaked, but what else is in store for Oct. 6? Is it time for the Surface Pro 4?
Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/3/2015  | 
Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings.
El Capitan Hands-On: New Mac OS X Provides Better Security
Commentary  |  10/1/2015  | 
The latest version of the Mac OS X, called El Capitan, looks a lot like the last version with some visual and functionality improvements. However, it's the added security that makes the upgrade worth it.
Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B
Commentary  |  9/30/2015  | 
In an effort to place a more definitive financial value on open source code, the Linux Foundation has released a report that estimates the development costs of its Collaborative Projects.
Microsoft NYC Flagship Opens Oct. 26
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
Microsoft announces grand opening dates for its first New York City flagship store and first international flagship location in Sydney.
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
iPhone 6s Plus Hands-On: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  9/30/2015  | 
Apple's new iPhone 6s Plus is more than a simple update to last year's phablet. Here's our hands-on look at the smartphone's strongest offerings.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015  | 
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Privacy Policies
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
In response to the uproar over privacy concerns, Microsoft executives are clarifying how information is collected and used in Windows 10.
iOS 9: 10 More Hidden Features To Explore
Slideshows  |  9/27/2015  | 
Apple fortified iOS 9 with so many features, we're still discovering them. Here are 10 more tricks for iPhone and iPad users.
Office 2016 Release, Windows 10 In China: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/26/2015  | 
The week of Microsoft's Office 2016 launch brought several updates regarding the company's plan to bring Windows 10 to China in order to grow its presence there.
BlackBerry Priv Will Be Company's First Android Smartphone
News  |  9/25/2015  | 
Amid more losses, BlackBerry officially confirmed rumors that it's working on an Android-based smartphone. The Priv will be released later this year.
Microsoft, Baidu Deal Drives Windows 10 Adoption
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
Microsoft announces a partnership with China's Baidu to broaden Windows 10 adoption in the world's most populated country.
Red Hat To Be First $2 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  9/24/2015  | 
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015  | 
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
WatchOS 2 Arrives As Apple Watch Sales Expand
Commentary  |  9/22/2015  | 
After a delay, Apple has released its watchOS 2, the updated version of the Apple Watch operating system. It arrives as more stores begin selling the pricey wearable.
Microsoft Office 2016 Arrives, Office 365 Updated
News  |  9/22/2015  | 
Sept. 22 marks the worldwide release of Office 2016 for Windows, with a new delivery model and apps designed to pair with Windows 10.
iPad Pro Vs. Competition: What's The Best Business Tablet?
Slideshows  |  9/22/2015  | 
With the arrival of the iPad Pro, the tech world is talking about enterprise tablets. Which model is best for you?
iOS 9 Adoption Rate 'Fastest Ever,' Apple Claims
Commentary  |  9/21/2015  | 
Apple claims more than half of all iOS devices have been updated to iOS 9 since the platform's release this month.
iOS 9: To Ad-Block Or Not To Ad-Block?
Commentary  |  9/21/2015  | 
Marco Arment, who created one of the most popular ad-blocking tools for iOS 9, had second thoughts about what he created. Will other ad blockers follow, and will users care?
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