We may be witnessing the beginning of a turnaround for one of the mainstay companies of the IT industry: Microsoft. And by turnaround, I don't mean financially. Microsoft is a prodigious revenue and profit generator. But the company has been rudderless for years. It has essentially been reactive, not an industry leader. It's been resting on its laurels.
By Scot Finnie | 08 November, 2014 00:19
Microsoft rolled out the widely anticipated Windows Technical Preview yesterday morning, playing to a handpicked crowd of Microsoft reporters and analysts. Although Microsoft didn't have the technical will to broadcast the event live, you can see a recording of the 40-minute presentation on YouTube.
By Woody Leonhard | 01 October, 2014 23:02
In San Francisco today, Microsoft announced the hotly await "next version" of Windows as being Windows 10. Windows 10 was designed and built for universal access by phones, tablets, and desktops.
By Rand Morimoto | 01 October, 2014 04:16
The power of Waggener-Edstrom, Microsoft's PR agency, never ceases to amaze me. Now it seems the PR folks have the entire Windows 9 press pack chasing its collective tail in pursuit of the Windows Technical Preview.
By Woody Leonhard | 22 September, 2014 23:47
For the first time since 2000, Apple is allowing pubic beta testers to try out a prerelease version of OS X. Ryan Faas tells testers what to do and what to avoid.
By Ryan Faas | 25 July, 2014 23:11
One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.
By Ryan Faas | 17 July, 2014 20:06
In the seven years since the first iPhone arrived, iOS has morphed from a consumer-centric OS into one with a wealth of enterprise-worthy features.
By Ryan Faas | 17 July, 2014 20:06
With the iWatch rumoured to launch sometime this fall, competitors like Microsoft aren't sitting idly by. According to a recent report from longtime Microsoft watcher, Paul Thurrott, the folks in Redmond are prepping their own wearable device that will have a decidedly fitness oriented bent.
By Yoni Heisler | 04 July, 2014 05:07
If recently published reports are to be believed, Microsoft is finally realizing something I've been saying ever since Windows 8 first reared its ugly head: the so-called Modern (formerly Metro) tile interface may work fine on smartphones and tablets, but it basically throws traditional computers under the bus. The Windows 8 start screen is just plain silly on traditional computers.
By Fredric Paul | 02 July, 2014 23:46
Over the last few months I've been living, quite happily, with GNOME Shell as the Desktop Environment on my Linux machines. Then, recently, I gave Enlightenment another try. I was blown away by how impressive it was (and, more importantly, how interesting it was).
By Bryan Lunduke | 25 June, 2014 06:59
With Apple largely expected to unveil two new iPhone models this fall -- one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a 5.5-inch screen -- an obvious question looms: just how does Apple plan on pricing these devices?
By Yoni Heisler | 18 June, 2014 02:31
Sometimes I get a review product that has problems and, if it's a complicated piece of engineering, I work with the vendor to try to figure out what's the cause in case there's something I've missed about how the product should be set up and configured.
By Mark Gibbs | 17 June, 2014 23:29
If you're on a Mac and you're happy with the clipboard, read no further. If, on the other hand, you long for a clipboard that's more sophisticated you might want to check out CopyPaste Pro from Plum Amazing LLC. CopyPaste Pro is, as the company, says like Time Machine for your clipboard. But it's also so much more.
By Mark Gibbs | 17 June, 2014 05:28
It's looking like Microsoft won't be bringing back the Start menu until 2015. Way to put the customer first, Microsoft!
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 12 June, 2014 23:56
Microsoft's situation in 2014 is eerily similar to IBM's in the late 1980s, and it can save itself the same way.
By Preston Gralla | 09 June, 2014 20:36
Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be ignored or used on boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps and being deployed in increasingly fun places.
By Mike Elgan | 07 June, 2014 21:06
At this year's WWDC, Apple showcased a variety of new technologies under the Continuity umbrella that take device communication to a more sophisticated level. Users are the winners, says columnist Michael deAgonia.
By Michael deAgonia | 07 June, 2014 04:51
Apple's "Continuity" initiative is all about using the right device for the right task at the right moment and shifting between those devices seamlessly. Columnist Ryan Faas explains.
By Ryan Faas | 03 June, 2014 20:30
The enhancements in the Surface Pro 3 are aimed straight at the enterprise.
By Jack Gold | 22 May, 2014 03:27
After trying Update 1 for the last few weeks, the best I can say for it is that it sucks less.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 19 May, 2014 20:35
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