News & Commentary
Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in December 2013
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013  | 
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
10 Best Android Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013  | 
From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life. Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
LG Adopts Chrome For Desktop PC
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
LG's Chromebase all-in-one computer runs Google's Chrome operating system and will debut next year.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013  | 
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
Google Fills Play Store With Nexus Goodies
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Google adds stock Android smartphones, tablets, and accessories to the Play Store.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Samsung Loses In Home Court To Apple
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Apple cleared by South Korea court of infringing on Samsung smartphone patents.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds integration with Windows and VMware's vSphere environments, takes first steps toward hybrid cloud ops.
Should Windows Phone, Windows RT Licenses Be Free?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
License fees have helped make Microsoft the titan it is today. But is the company preparing to abandon fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT?
Nokia's Secret Android Smartphone
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Nokia has plans for a low-cost Android smartphone for emerging markets -- but will Microsoft kill the project?
Oracle Embraces OpenStack
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Oracle bows to the growing Open Stack trend, promises to integrate its product line with the open-source project.
Google Pushes Android 4.4.2 To Nexus Devices
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
KitKat update makes significant camera improvements and bug fixes to Nexus smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft's Sold-Out Dell Tablet Promo Irks Shoppers
News  |  12/10/2013  | 
Lucky Microsoft customers snagged Dell's Venue 8 Pro tablet for $99 Monday, but most others were left feeling burned.
Microsoft Sells Dell's Venue 8 Pro Tablet For $99
News  |  12/7/2013  | 
You're unlikely to find a better Windows 8 tablet deal. How does Dell's tablet stack up to the iPad?
What Windows 8 Needs Now
Commentary  |  12/7/2013  | 
A game made Windows 3.1 users fall in love with the mouse. Now Windows 8 needs a game as satisfying as solitaire.
RedHat Takes On VMware For PaaS Crown
News  |  12/6/2013  | 
Red Hat maneuvers to get its OpenShift platform into as many enterprises as possible, with an eye to private cloud dominance.
Acer Touchscreen Chromebook Aims Low
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
Acer's C270P touch-equipped Chromebook checks in at a mass market price.
Microsoft Says Smart Bra Monitors Mood
News  |  12/5/2013  | 
Prototype device aims to warn wearers of triggers that lead to emotional overeating. Don't look for it in your next Victoria's Secret catalogue, however.
Microsoft Is Not Killing Windows RT
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Despite rumors to the contrary, Microsoft will unify its operating systems, not eliminate product lines.
Will Phablets Cannibalize Small Tablet Sales?
News  |  12/4/2013  | 
Big smartphones may steal sales from smaller tablets as the overall market for tablets is expected to top 221 million this year.
iOS 7 Adoption Rate Wallops Android 4.4 KitKat
News  |  12/4/2013  | 
Only 1.1% of Android devices run the latest operating system, versus 70% of Apple iPhones and iPads.
Google Compute Cloud Challenges Amazon
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Google's Compute Engine comes out of preview, with Google touting lower pricing and "transparent maintenance."
PC Slump: No Recovery in Sight
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks are compelling upgrades, but they aren't driving sales of new devices.
HP Unwraps 4 Tablets For Holiday Shoppers
News  |  12/3/2013  | 
HP's new Android slates are priced from $150 to $330.
Apple iPads Beat Early Holiday Expectations
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
iPads were the top-selling item at Apple, Target, and Walmart over the weekend. iPhones also sold well to holiday shoppers.
Amazon Kindle 'Fire' Sale Is On
News  |  12/2/2013  | 
Amazon shaved $50 off its Kindle tablets and discounted thousands of other products for Cyber Monday deal seekers.

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