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Monday, March 10, 2014
Perspective: Microsoft risks security reputation ruin by retiring XP Telling users they must upgrade, and to Windows 8.1, doesn't cut it
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Cosmos: The next generation This isn't your parents' science series.
30 richest techies in the world Forbes came out with its list of billionaires, and techies make an impressive showing
Boeing test-flies another maritime surveillance aircraft It's not just the P-8A Poseidon that's keeping Boeing busy. The defense giant also has plans to put some of that technology into a modified Challenger business jet.
Microsoft will issue the penultimate patch for Windows XP in March Patch Tuesday Including two critical bulletins, one of which patches a vulnerability in IE
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014
Microsoft's new tack for cheap tablets: Windows 8.1 with Bing Summary: Microsoft looks to be ready to trade OEMs a cheaper version of Windows 8.1 in exchange for shipping new devices with Bing preloaded as the default search engine.
Stanford team tries for zippier Wi-Fi in crowded buildings Residents of a dorm can name their own networks and set policies while sharing access points
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
7 hidden dangers of wearable computers Wearable computers like smart watches offer myriad benefits, but they also raise security concerns
Sorry Windows 8, XP Is Still in the Game In news that Microsoft would probably rather not hear, its aging operating system - Windows XP - gained market share in January at the expense of Redmond's newest OS.
PC shipments to keep falling through 2018 -- report Although shipments worldwide were slightly higher than expected last year, IDC's forecast shows things taking a turn for the worse.
Avoid the Trash Heap: Great Uses for an Old PC Ancient laptops and desktops might seem ready for the scrap heap, but there's life in them yet.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
50 tips and tricks for Chrome power users Take your Web surfing experience to the next level with these 50 tips and tricks for Google's Chrome browser
Windows XP won't die without a fight The aging Windows operating system is still hanging tough in the desktop OS arena. What's keeping it alive?
Monday, March 03, 2014
Microsoft misjudges customer loyalty with kill-XP plea Expert questions Microsoft's strategic sense, calls XP upgrades a shakedown worthy of the 'Sopranos'
Snow Leopard updates are probably done-here are your OS X upgrade options As OS X 10.6 fades, you'll need to start considering alternatives.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Windows 7 change is good for businesses but may be more bad news for Windows 8 While members of TechRepublic's CIO Jury are pleased about Microsoft's plans for Windows 7, that's largely because they remain underwhelmed by Windows 8.
Internet Explorer 'SnowMan' zero-day spreading: Use alternative or patch with KB 2934088 Attack first noted on VFW website is spreading, say Symantec researchers. If you must use IE9 or IE10, get patched now
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Ford drops Microsoft, will use BlackBerry's real-time OS for next Sync QNX to be the basis for next version of Ford's connected car technology.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Extremely critical crypto flaw in iOS may also affect fully patched Macs Coding blunder that exposed sensitive data may still be putting users at risk.
Address poor battery life in OS X Mavericks While Mavericks has increased battery life for the most part, as with past versions of OS X, at times certain processes may bog down and cut expected lifetime significantly short.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Apple releases iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 to patch an SSL problem It's the second patch iOS 6 has gotten since iOS 7's release.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
50 Best Free iPhone Apps for 2014 Many iPhone apps are worth paying for, but there are just as many great ones available for free. Here are 50 of the best.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sleeper servers lurking in data centers of 139 US retailers Many business networks that include many US retailers have sleeper servers in contact with remote command and control servers.
If you use IE9 or IE10, Security Advisory 2934088 says get patched now Microsoft has released a 'Fix it' for the Internet Explorer zero-day used in Operation SnowMan attack on VFW's website
Thursday, February 20, 2014
OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you? If you're ready to take the plunge into storing your files, photos, and more in the cloud, but need help deciding which service is right for your needs and wallet, we've got you covered.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Windows 8 designer: Why Microsoft forced Metro on us all A purported UX designer for Microsoft reveals why the "love it or hate it" Metro environment is the default in Windows 8.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
The 16 weirdest places you'll find Linux Linux is everywhere if you look for it -- even in these offbeat places
Microsoft extends date for OEM preloads of Windows 7 for business users Summary: Business users will be able to buy PCs with Windows 7 Professional preloaded beyond October 2014, according to a new change in Microsoft's lifecycle policy.
What the Windows 7 Pro sales lifecycle changes mean to consumers and business buyers Summary: Under Microsoft's traditional sales lifecycle, Windows 7 PCs would have disappeared from the marketplace later this year. But Windows 7 Pro has been granted an extension. What does that mean if you're in the market for a Windows 7 PC?
What Comcast's buyout of Time Warner Cable means for you (FAQ) The $45 billion deal has the potential to shake up the pay-TV business -- or does it? CNET explains how it affects you.
Microsoft Office on iPad: It's alive and coming sooner than most think Summary: Microsoft's Office for iPad, codenamed Miramar, isn't dead. In fact, it just might beat Microsoft's own touch-first Office implementation for Windows to market.