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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in May 2014
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014  | 
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Apple WWDC 2014: My Wish List
Commentary  |  5/31/2014  | 
Apple execs take the stage June 2 to show off the company's latest innovations. Here's what I'd like to hear.
Tablet Growth Slows, IDC Says
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
IDC expects Android tablets to snare 64.4% of shipments this year, followed by iPads with 30.3%, and Windows slates with 5.3%.
Apple WWDC 2014: 9 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  5/29/2014  | 
Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference promises to pack big software -- rather than hardware -- announcements. Think OS X, iOS 8, home automation, and more.
Toshiba Windows Tablets: Priced Right?
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Toshiba's new mobile devices range from a $199 Windows 8.1 tablet for budget shoppers to powerful hybrid two-in-one laptops aimed at pros.
LG G3 Packs Big Screen, Kill Switch
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
LG's latest flagship smartphone boasts quad HD display and laser-aided camera.
Federal Agencies Waste Millions On Software Licensing, GAO Says
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Failure to adopt best practices leads agencies to overpay for software, says GAO report.
Feature Phones Almost Extinct In US
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
Smartphones accounted for seven of eight devices shipped in the US during the first quarter, with Apple and Samsung leading the way, research says.
10 Steps To Successful Strategic Sourcing
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan outlines how agencies can execute strategic IT sourcing to minimize the total cost of ownership for optimal results.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 10 Tablets Paved Its Way
Slideshows  |  5/24/2014  | 
About 40% of Americans own a tablet or e-reader, but that didn't happen overnight. These 10 devices shaped the evolution of the modern tablet.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Visual Tour
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 combines laptop-worthy power with sleek industrial design. Take a closer look at the tablet and get our early hands-on impressions.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Autodesk's Spark: Android Of 3D Printing?
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
An open-source 3D platform backed by an established company like Autodesk could spur a new wave of 3D printing experiments and initiatives.
Chrome OS Update Improves Security, Supports Folders
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Chrome OS's new features include support for the "OK Google" hot word for Google Now.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: 8 Winning Features
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Has Microsoft finally cracked laptop-tablet hybrids? Here are eight ways Surface Pro 3 raises the bar.
China Rejects Windows 8 For Government Computers
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
A Chinese government procurement directive bans Windows 8 from new desktops, laptops, and tablets.
Microsoft Surface, Touch-First Office Details Emerge
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Microsoft will turn to a larger Surface tablet and digital ink to combat iPads and Android tablets, according to new leaks on Tuesday's event.
Phablet Sales Surge: What Will Apple Do?
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Apple may have the highest share of high-priced smartphones, but it has zero share of the exploding market for phablets.
Xiaomi, Samsung Use Color To Fight iPad
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Xiaomi reveals Android-based iPad Mini clone, while Samsung preps colorful new tablets.
Google I/O 2014: 8 Things To Watch
Slideshows  |  5/14/2014  | 
A revamped Google Glass would make a splash. What other wonders -- or washouts -- might Google unveil at its upcoming developer shindig?
Motorola Moto E: Feature Phone Killer
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Moto E undercuts the competition with respectable features and a rock-bottom price.
TechEd: Microsoft Builds Cloud, Mobile Momentum
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Microsoft releases a flood of new products to support the company's "cloud-first, mobile-first" strategy at this week's TechEd conference in Houston.
Microsoft Surface: Why More Is More
Commentary  |  5/10/2014  | 
Microsoft may debut an expanded lineup of Surface tablets on May 20 -- including a bigger model. This could be just what Microsoft's tablets need to finally succeed.
Microsoft's Smartwatch Patent: Fitness Focus
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Microsoft's long-rumored smartwatch concept finally appears in a patent, replete with health-tracking sensors.
Open Source's Deep-Seated Conflict
Commentary  |  5/7/2014  | 
Heartbleed showed that it doesn't matter whether open source projects can patch bugs faster. The real issue is whether they can generate enough revenue to stay alive.
Apple's iPad Still Dominates The Enterprise
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
iPad sales lost momentum last quarter, but Apple remains the tablet king for businesses, according to a new report.
Microsoft Surface Mini Likely Debuts May 20
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Microsoft will hold a Surface-related event on May 20, presumably to announce the long-rumored Surface Mini.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1: 3 Takeaways
News  |  5/3/2014  | 
Windows Phone boss Joe Belfiore's Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat included feature news on the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 -- and frank talk of mobile struggles.
Microsoft: Windows XP Update An 'Exception'
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
XP users shouldn't expect additional support from Microsoft, despite its heroic last-minute security update for Internet Explorer.
Windows 7 Dominates Desktop, XP Share Slips
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Windows XP has twice the market share of Windows 8/8.1. But it is Windows 7 that still rules the desktop.


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