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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Apple is being called out for how it shares desktop and Web searches in its latest desktop operating system, Yosemite.

By Jeremy Kirk | 21 October, 2014 11:19

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, security, Microsoft, software, operating systems, privacy

Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple yesterday issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 October, 2014 07:15

Tags: SANS Technology Institute, Apple, Google, Mac OS, beca, software, Mac OS X, operating systems, Oracle

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

Apple desktop and laptop computers will play better with iPads and iPhones via new Continuity integration features on iOS 8.1 and MacOS X Yosemite, available free, starting Monday for iOS 8.1 and today for Yosemite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 October, 2014 05:55

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems

Apple releases OS X Yosemite

Apple has launched OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, as a free upgrade for most Mac owners.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 October, 2014 05:05

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

Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

By Jim Duffy | 16 October, 2014 23:36

Tags: SDN, cisco, OpenDaylight, internet, cloud computing, Red Hat, KT, HP, Docker, Dell

Microsoft dabbles in per-user Windows licensing

For the first time, Microsoft will offer user-based Windows licenses to enterprises, a change one expert called "substantial" but another downplayed as unlikely to have much of an impact.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 October, 2014 06:44

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

Hackers exploit two more Windows zero-day bugs

Microsoft will patch a pair of zero-day Windows vulnerabilities that attackers have been exploiting to penetrate major corporations' networks, according to researchers at FireEye.

By Gregg Keizer | 15 October, 2014 03:56

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

Microsoft trumpets one million Windows 10 preview participants

Microsoft has announced that one million people had registered with its Windows Insider program, which provides easy access to the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 October, 2014 07:30

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

Monday's OS X Yosemite public beta may be the same as the final

Mac owners who have installed the latest public beta, which was released earlier today, may have the final version already on their machines.

By Gregg Keizer | 14 October, 2014 06:12

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

Microsoft hesitates to trumpet Windows 10; fears consumers will delay PC purchases

Microsoft has focused on how businesses will benefit from its next operating system, Windows 10, not only because corporate customers are its bread and butter, but to prevent consumers from balking at buying new PCs, an analyst said last week.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 October, 2014 22:01

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

Free at last: After Windows 10, consumers won't pay for updates or upgrades

Microsoft will have no choice but to give consumers free Windows upgrades once it launches Windows 10 and kicks off its fast-fast-fast tempo, an analyst asserted.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 October, 2014 06:42

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

Patch Tuesday: Windows, Internet Explorer need critical patches

Windows and Internet Explorer need critical patches this month, according to Microsoft's advanced notification about Patch Tuesday bulletins for Oct. 14.

By Tim Greene | 10 October, 2014 09:07

Tags: Microsoft, Rapid7, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft slates critical Windows, IE fixes for next week

Microsoft will release nine security updates next week, twice the number of last month, with fixes slated for Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, SharePoint Server and Web app developer tools.

By Gregg Keizer | 10 October, 2014 06:36

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

OS X Yosemite preview gleans user data, too

Microsoft isn't the only one running a preview program that collects data from participants: so does Apple.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 October, 2014 03:07

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

Arrested development: iOS 8 continues to trail forerunner by big margin

Uptake of Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system has failed to catch up to the boom of last year's iOS 7, according to Apple and third-party measurements.

By Gregg Keizer | 08 October, 2014 04:28

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

OS X Yosemite's pre-launch growth slows

Apple's not-quite-ready-for-release OS X Yosemite again boosted its user share last month, but the increase was only a third of the month before, recently released data showed.

By Gregg Keizer | 07 October, 2014 00:33

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, software, operating systems, apple mac

Top 10 tips for Windows 10

If you've been using Windows 10 for more than a few days, it's time to reconnoiter a bit. If you haven't yet learned about tweaking the Start Menu, searching, snapping, or creating new desktops, Mark Hachman at PC World can take you on a whirlwind tour. That's beginner's stuff. But what about the things lurking under the covers?

By Woody Leonhard | 07 October, 2014 00:22

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

A first look at the Windows Server 10 Technical Preview

On October 1, Microsoft released the technical preview of Windows 10 and, with much less fanfare, it also unleashed preview releases of Windows Server and System Center. Both server previews are available for download from the TechNet Server and Cloud blog.

By Jonathan Hassell | 06 October, 2014 18:36

Tags: Microsoft, software, operating systems

Microsoft reveals biggest-ever change in Windows updates

Microsoft will radically revamp which Windows updates customers receive starting with Windows 10, a move analysts said was the biggest-ever change in the firm's update practices.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 October, 2014 06:06

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

Apple signals Oct. 21 as OS X Yosemite launch date

Apple signaled that it will ship OS X Yosemite on Oct. 21; it has scheduled its third-quarter earnings call for the day before.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 October, 2014 02:44

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

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