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Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/24/2014
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Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/22/2014
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Samsung Attacks In Patent Case
Magnus Thordarson,
News
Samsung's case against Apple begins; patent infringement complaint against Apple centers on smartphone technology for image storage, video capture, compression, and transmission across devices.
By Magnus Thordarson , 4/22/2014
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LG, Sony Disclose Smartwatch Details
Eric Zeman,
News
LG offers more info about its upcoming Android Wear device, while Sony launches new colors and talks apps.
By Eric Zeman , 4/22/2014
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Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Windows 8.1 Update offers the best blend of legacy and Modern apps yet -- but only if your device is properly configured.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/18/2014
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Heartbleed's Intranet & VPN Connection
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading
News
How the game-changing crypto bug affects internal servers, clients, and VPN networks -- and what to do about it.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 4/14/2014
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Microsoft Cortana: My First Week
Eric Zeman,
News
Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows Phone 8.1, which includes the personal assistant Cortana, a Siri rival.
By Eric Zeman , 4/14/2014
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Microsoft's 5 Next Tests
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Microsoft made progress during the past few weeks but still has important things to prove. For starters, think Start screen and wearables.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/12/2014
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5 Ways Android Won Me Over
Israel Lifshitz, Founder & CEO, Nubo
Commentary
From security to "Lego" programming, Android has more going for it than you might think.
By Israel Lifshitz Founder & CEO, Nubo, 4/11/2014
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'Escape From Windows XP' With Microsoft Game
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft releases arcade-style game in lighthearted attempt to discourage use of outdated operating system. Can you beat the blue screen of death?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/11/2014
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Windows XP Alive & Well in ICS/SCADA Networks
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading
News
End-of-life for XP support not raising many red flags in critical infrastructure environments, where patching is the exception.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Senior Editor, Dark Reading, 4/10/2014
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Apple V. Samsung: More Secrets Emerge
Eric Zeman,
News
Ongoing $2.2 billion patent case surfaces internal discussions and decisions around marketing today's best-known smartphones.
By Eric Zeman , 4/9/2014
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Windows 8.1 Update: 5 Essential Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update will try to tempt non-touch users, including those transitioning away from Windows XP.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/9/2014
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Windows XP Plug Pulled: 5 Questions
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
After 12 years, Windows XP officially becomes an unsupported OS. Here's what you need to know, from old PCs to dicey ATMs.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/8/2014
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Steve Jobs's Email Revealed
Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times
News
Jobs's 2010 email to executives reveals how closely he followed business moves by competitors.
By Rick Merritt SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times, 4/8/2014
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IBM Expands MobileFirst Consulting Services
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
IBM adds infrastructure-consulting, app-platform-management, and device-procurement services to its mobility services portfolio.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 4/8/2014
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Windows XP: Why It Won't Die
Kevin Casey,
News
Arbitrary OS upgrade mandates don't make sense in the real world, some Windows XP organizations say.
By Kevin Casey , 4/8/2014
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Windows XP Diehards Face The Music
Kevin Casey,
News
Some Windows XP holdouts make late-breaking pushes to upgrade -- to Windows 7, not Windows 8.1.
By Kevin Casey , 4/7/2014
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Does Microsoft Have Its Mojo Back?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
Commentary
Will free Windows licenses, the Internet of Things, Cortana, and other announcements put Microsoft back on the right track?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/7/2014
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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Eich, who helped found Mozilla in 1998, steps down as CEO following criticism from employees and outsiders.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/4/2014
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