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Microsoft launches Windows 10 preview program

Microsoft has opened the door to its Windows Insider Program, letting adventurous customers download an early, unpolished preview of Windows 10.

By Gregg Keizer | 02 October, 2014 06:21

Tags: Microsoft Windows, software, Oracle

Windows 8 user share nose-dives in September

A day after Microsoft shoved Windows 8 into the background with its introduction of Windows 10, an analytics firm reported that Windows 8's user share plummeted by its largest amount ever.

By Gregg Keizer | 02 October, 2014 05:42

Tags: net applications, Windows 8, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Apple delivers OS X Yosemite 'golden master' to devs

Apple on Tuesday released a "golden master" of OS X Yosemite to developers, signaling that the upgrade is on track to ship within the next three weeks.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 October, 2014 23:38

Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, software, Yosemite

Microsoft unveils 'spiritual successor' to Windows 7 by going to 10

Microsoft today unveiled the successor to its failed Windows 8 at an event in San Francisco, putting the Steven Sinofsky era behind it by, if nothing else, naming the new OS "Windows 10."

By Gregg Keizer | 01 October, 2014 06:21

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, Windows 10, operating systems

iOS 8 bug deletes iWork docs

Owners of iPhones and iPads running iOS 8 have reported a new bug in the software that deletes iWork documents from iCloud Drive when they've reset their devices.

By Gregg Keizer | 01 October, 2014 03:03

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, mobile, cloud storage

Update and upgrade roadmap crucial to Windows 9 success

Analysts today will be closely monitoring Microsoft's Windows event to hear how, or even whether, the firm can reconcile its fast-paced release cycle with the more conservative needs of enterprises.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 23:53

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Leaker claims only some Windows 8.1 users will get free Windows 9 upgrades

Microsoft will offer some Windows 8.1 users a free upgrade to the next edition, tentatively labeled as Windows 9, a notorious spiller of the company's secrets said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 07:18

Tags: Microsoft, computerworld, software, operating systems, IDG

Sorry, no live webcast of Tuesday's Windows event

Microsoft will not webcast the Tuesday press conference where it will unveil at least some parts of the next Windows, the company said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 04:47

Tags: Microsoft, computerworld, software, operating systems

'Critical point' for Windows starts on Tuesday

When Microsoft unveils its next edition of Windows on Tuesday in the US, it will face its greatest challenge ever in operating systems, an analyst has argued.

By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 03:24

Tags: Microsoft, software, operating systems

Mac and Chromebook sales erode Windows PC's retail share

Macs grabbed more than a quarter of all U.S. consumer personal computer sales at retail in the 10-week stretch from July 4 to Sept. 1, a research firm said this week.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 September, 2014 06:38

Tags: Apple, computer hardware, Google, hardware systems

Apple quickly replaces bungled iOS 8 update

Apple yesterday released iOS 8.0.2, a replacement for the botched update that shipped the day before but crippled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices by knocking them off their mobile carriers.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 September, 2014 23:16

Tags: iOS 8, iphone 6, Apple, consumer electronics, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone, computerworld, smartphones, Apple iOS

iPhone owners rip Apple over botched iOS update

iPhone owners are angry. Really really angry.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 September, 2014 05:16

Tags: applications, telecommunication, iPhone 6 Plus, ios, Mobile OSes, Apple iOS, mobile, iOS 8, iphone 6, Apple

Apple yanks iOS 8 update after crippling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple today released, then quickly pulled, its first update for iOS 8 after customers flooded its support forum with reports that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones could no longer connect to a cellular network.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 September, 2014 06:38

Tags: iphone 6, Apple, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone, mobile

New iOS 8 APIs trigger higher app crash rate

In its first days of availability, iOS 8, Apple's newest mobile operating system, has exhibited an app crash rate significantly higher than iOS 7 did a year ago, an app performance management developer said yesterday.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 September, 2014 05:12

Tags: mobile applications, Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, Apple iOS, mobile

Beats Music plays for now, but expect a rebrand sooner, not later

Apple won't ditch Beats Music, but it will certainly remake it, rebrand it, an analyst said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 September, 2014 22:48

Tags: Apple, Beats Electronics, mobile, apple mac

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