The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
As quietly as Microsoft defined the dates it would stop selling Windows 7, over the weekend it revised its end-of-sales deadlines again, saying it had made a mistake.
By Gregg Keizer | 10 December, 2013 21:01
The Internet Storm Center, an arm of the SANS Technology Institute, has started collecting reports of fake support calls in an attempt to figure out how prevalent the scam is among computer owners.
By Gregg Keizer | 10 December, 2013 16:14
Home appliances, cars and computers could soon be talking to one another thanks to an open source framework that has the backing of consumer electronics manufacturers in a new industry alliance.
By Loek Essers | 10 December, 2013 10:30
Microsoft has waffled over the past few days about how long it will continue to sell Windows 7, initially stating that it had already stopped shipping the operating system to retailers and OEMs, but shifting the status over the weekend to "to be determined."
By Tim Greene | 09 December, 2013 19:28
Microsoft sold out the Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet within minutes of kicking off an online discount Monday morning.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 December, 2013 17:20
The Free Software Foundation on Thursday attacked Microsoft for "meaningless" public statements on privacy and security, claiming that Windows is "fundamentally insecure."
By Jon Gold | 06 December, 2013 17:17
Nearly three months after the launch of iOS 7, three-quarters of all mobile devices from Apple are running the newest operating system.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 December, 2013 16:53
Microsoft has quietly ended retail sales of Windows 7, according to a notice on its website.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 December, 2013 11:54
Microsoft will ship 11 security updates next week to patch critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Exchange, including one meant to stymie active attacks the company confirmed last month.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 December, 2013 21:19
Oracle has fully integrated the long-awaited Linux DTrace debugging tool into the latest release of its Linux distribution, potentially allowing administrators and developers to pinpoint the cause of thorny performance issues with more accuracy.
By Joab Jackson | 05 December, 2013 17:46
Aggressive discounting by Apple and its biggest retail partners last week resulted in a surge of new iPad Air tablets going online.
By Gregg Keizer | 04 December, 2013 19:09
In a move that could add momentum to game development on Linux, game maker Valve has joined the Linux Foundation and will contribute tools for developers to work with its SteamOS.
By Loek Essers | 04 December, 2013 15:33
China says it wants Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP because that will help it in its fight to stop proliferation of pirated Microsoft software.
By Tim Greene | 03 December, 2013 23:23
This year will go down as the PC industry's largest contraction, according to research firm IDC, with global shipments dropping by double digits and little relief in sight.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 December, 2013 17:30
The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of IT management tools has been updated with support for Windows 8.1 device and application management and Office 2013 virtualization.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 03 December, 2013 00:21
Red Hat has released the second version of its OpenShift Enterprise platform as a service (PaaS), which comes with tools that make it easier to deploy, and provide integration with more hardware options and programming languages. It also is the latest move in the busy PaaS market, which is quickly gaining steam to catch up in importance to the more established IaaS and SaaS markets.
By Brandon Butler | 02 December, 2013 21:13
Apple's discounts of the iPad Air and first-generation iPad Mini were "very aggressive," a retail analyst said today, and were aimed at scooping up as much U.S. tablet market share as possible.
By Gregg Keizer | 02 December, 2013 21:01
Midsize companies should get ready this month as Microsoft introduces a new purchasing scheme that changes the way it deals with its volume licensing customers.
By Tim Greene | 02 December, 2013 19:43
Apple's Mavericks operating system set the OS X early-adoption record last month, with a third of all Macs running the new edition within weeks of its introduction.
By Gregg Keizer | 02 December, 2013 17:19