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French fight the death of OpenVMS

An OpenVMS user group in France has posted an 'open letter' to Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman urging her to reconsider HP's decision to begin pulling support for the system.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 29 July, 2014 20:35

Tags: IT transformation, HP, software, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard

NICTA pushes seL4 microkernel beyond drones

The seL4 microkernel, the “world’s most highly assured OS”, has just been released as open source, which will help it evolve beyond its military use, says NICTA.

By Rebecca Merrett | 29 July, 2014 12:00

Tags: nicta, drones, industrial automation, seL4, medical devices, seL4 microkernel

Yosemite's traffic share triples after public beta debuts

The preview of Apple's OS X Yosemite public beta last week resulted in a tripling of the upgrade's share of online traffic.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2014 05:52

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Chinese regulators target Microsoft for office visits

Officials today from the China government appeared at four Microsoft offices, but the purpose of the visits was unclear.

By Gregg Keizer | 29 July, 2014 03:07

Tags: National Security Agency, Microsoft, legal, Windows, nsa, software, operating systems

Layoffs cool Microsoft employees' opinion of CEO Satya Nadella

The percentage of Microsoft current and former employees who approve of CEO Satya Nadella has dropped since the company announced layoffs.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 July, 2014 20:15

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia, CIO role, Windows, Glassdoor, IT Leadership, software, operating systems, IT management

Queensland ambos seek iPad-based forms

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has issued an invitation to offer (IOT) for the delivery of an electronic ambulance form that allows paramedics to record patient care information on iPads at the scene of the accident.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 July, 2014 16:04

Tags: ios, queensland ambulance service, procurement, tenders

Apple will 'set the world on fire' with iPhone 6 sales

Look for Apple to "set the world on fire" later this year with huge sales of the next iPhone.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 July, 2014 05:15

Tags: Gartner, Apple, consumer electronics, ios, smartphones, software, operating systems

Apple hasn't exhausted its supply of Yosemite betas

Apple still has redemption codes available for its public beta of OS X Yosemite.

By Gregg Keizer | 26 July, 2014 05:27

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving non-developers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac OS in 14 years.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2014 04:25

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, WD, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.

By Tim Greene | 24 July, 2014 06:10

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Windows, smartphones, software, operating systems, Windows Phone

Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company has acknowledged.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 05:47

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 02:39

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

By John Cox | 23 July, 2014 08:17

Tags: Apple, security, ios, nsa, software, operating systems

OS X Yosemite public beta nears release

Apple may release a public beta for OS X Yosemite as early as next week, according to an online report Monday.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2014 22:20

Tags: Apple, Macintosh, beca, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

Red Alert app warns of imminent missile attacks in Israel

Red Alert: Israel is a free app for both iOS and Android that provides real-time alerts when missiles or rockets are fired into Israel. It's also become a specialized kind of social network.

By Matt Hamblen | 22 July, 2014 06:44

Tags: consumer electronics, ios, Android, smartphones, software, operating systems, mobile apps

Lenovo spins 180, says it's still in the 8-in. Windows tablet game

Lenovo on Friday said it would continue selling sub-10-in. Windows tablets in the U.S., backing away from statements it made the day before.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 July, 2014 05:44

Tags: computerworld, hardware systems, Windows, Lenovo, software, tablets, operating systems, IDG

Rise of the Planet of the Lockscreens

The humble lockscreen is about to become the most important interface on your smartphone, says columnist Mike Elgan.

By Mike Elgan | 19 July, 2014 21:21

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, ios, Android, smartphones, software, operating systems, Facebook, mobile apps

Google starts work on Chrome bug that slurps Windows laptop juice

Google engineers have begun working on a fix for a months-old Chrome bug that drains Windows' laptop batteries, a move triggered by a story on Forbes' website.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 July, 2014 06:05

Tags: Firefox, Google, applications, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year

It could take Microsoft a year to lay off the 18,000 workers it plans to cut, a drawn-out morale-busting process criticized by both labor experts and industry analysts.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 July, 2014 20:26

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, IT transformation, IT industry, Microsoft, Nokia, Windows, software, operating systems

Surface survives Microsoft cuts, but tablet strategy remains muddled

Microsoft plans to press ahead with its in-house Surface tablets, but the company's strategy remains vague and elusive.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 July, 2014 05:28

Tags: Microsoft, Nokia, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

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