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Apple Patent Points To Siri On Macs
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Apple's Siri might soon appear on Macs if a new patent application is any indication.
Windows Phone: A Big Week For Microsoft
News  |  8/9/2014  | 
Windows Phone momentum continues, with an OS update, more apps, and Skype improvements. But is it time for Microsoft to just give up?
Microsoft To Open Fifth Avenue Store?
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Microsoft wants to open a store on NYC's Fifth Avenue, says report -- just weeks after CEO Satya Nadella said retail stores are a "supporting" part of his strategy.
Microsoft's Windows 'Threshold' Takes Shape
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
The next version of Windows could add virtual desktops and kill Windows 8's controversial Charms Bar.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will release a constant stream of Windows 8.1 updates, not a major "Update 2." No word on the Start menu.
Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 For Education
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
With discounts of at least $150 available across the Surface Pro 3 line, Microsoft hopes its newest tablet can become a hit among students and teachers.
Samsung Loses Grip On China
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Xiaomi has usurped Samsung's smartphone lead in the world's largest market.
Microsoft vs. Samsung, Explained
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Samsung is trying to renege on its obligation to pay patent licensing fees. Could the billions Microsoft earns from Android-related patents be at stake?
IT Careers: Open Source, Open Resume
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Don't trash the traditional resume just yet, but developers who contribute to open source projects may find their code becomes their best career-boosting tool.
Google Barge Showroom Scrapped
News  |  8/2/2014  | 
Google abandons its plans for a floating technology exhibit hall, at least on the East Coast.
Microsoft Enhances Office For iPad
News  |  8/1/2014  | 
Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?
USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Apple Refreshes MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Apple upgrades MacBook Pros with faster processors and, for some models, lower prices and more RAM.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update Details Leak
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Windows Phone 8.1 is still rolling out, but a new update is already on the way, with support for Start screen folders and even bigger phablets.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Apple is still the top tablet vendor, but it's losing ground and needs new lines of growth as the market cools.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Apple OS X Yosemite Beta Debuts
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Apple's obsession with secrecy gives way to involving customers in the software development process.
Docker Acquires DevOps Flavor With Fig
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Docker's purchase of the UK startup Orchard Laboratories gives it the Fig container orchestration system to speed up program development.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
As nature abhors a vacuum, innovators abhor a monopoly, especially in the fast-paced IT industry.
Data Centers Edge Toward Innovation
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Our new survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and consolidation projects dying on the vine as CIOs look to cloud providers -- not to offload services, but to steal ideas.
iPhone 6: 8 Ideas Ripped From Rivals?
Slideshows  |  7/15/2014  | 
As the iPhone 6 rumor mill speeds up, check out some of the predicted features that we've seen -- in other smartphones.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
Microsoft Partners Conference: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/12/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding positive momentum into the Worldwide Partner Conference, but he will face questions ranging from recent Office 365 outages to the status of Windows 9.
Nadella Charts Microsoft's Future: 5 Key Points
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distances himself from predecessor Ballmer's vision, pins company's future on a "mobile-first, cloud-first" agenda.
Google Leads Coalition For Container Management
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Docker unite behind Google's Kubernetes as a container management system.
'Windows To Go' Device Wins Federal Cryptographic Certification
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
With FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, the Imation IronKey portable USB-based workspace becomes a mobility option for both civilian and military agencies.
Are Macs Taking Over the Enterprise?
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
More enterprises are embracing Macs, but is OS X actually challenging Windows?
Gartner: Rising Enterprise Software Spending Won't Lift IT
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
CRM and ERP spending will rise through 2015, but the switch to cloud and hosting means data center spending won't keep pace.
How Public Cloud Could Revive VDI
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
PC Market: Don't Call It A Revival
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
Ultramobile hybrids and Windows XP upgrades have slowed the bleeding but the PC slump hasn't ended.
Windows 8.1 Multitasking: 5 Tips
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
To multitask in Windows 8, you had to jump between drastically different UIs. But Windows 8.1 changes that: Get more productive using these tips.
Microsoft Outlook Web App: Slicker Email Attachment Handling
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Improved Outlook Web App takes the clutter and confusion out of email attachments, says Microsoft.
Windows 8.1 Vs. iPads: Battle For The Classroom
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Windows devices are starting to gain ground in school systems, a traditional Apple stronghold.
Windows XP Stayin' Alive
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, but 25% of PC users still use it today -- twice as many as use Windows 8 and 8.1.
Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014  | 
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
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