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Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

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

Tags: IT transformation, Apple, ios, IBM, software, operating systems, mobile apps

Timeline: How Apple's iOS gained enterprise cred

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

Tags: Apple, ios, IBM, software, operating systems

WIth iWatch looming, Microsoft plans its own fitness wearable as Woz tosses aside his Galaxy Gear

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

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Windows, woz, software, wozniak, operating systems, wearable, Steve Wozniak

Has Microsoft finally realised PCs are different than tablets?

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

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

The desktop-a-week review: Enlightenment

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

Tags: Linux, Open Source Subnet, software, operating systems

5.5-inch iPhone may cost $100 more, but consumers are willing to pay

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

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, ios, iPhone, iOS 8 devices, smartphones, software, operating systems

Snappgrip: A smartphone SLR-style grip that could be good, but isn't

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

Tags: iPhone accessories, Networking, ios, Android, smartphones, wireless, Kickstarter, software, operating systems, galaxy, Apple, consumer electronics

CopyPaste Pro: A power clipboard for the power OS X user

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

Tags: Plum Amazing, applications, Mac OS X, software

Give us the Windows 8 Start menu and no one will get hurt

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

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Preston Gralla: Memo to Nadella: Copy IBM

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

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Microsoft, IBM, wireless, Windows, software, operating systems, mobile, management

Apple's iBeacon gets fun

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

Tags: Apple, ios, software, location-based services, operating systems, mobile apps

Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8

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

Tags: App Development, Apple, ios, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

At WWDC, continuity across devices is the theme

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

Tags: Apple, App Development, ios, WD, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

Jack Gold: Microsoft re-Surfaces the Pro, for the enterprise

The enhancements in the Surface Pro 3 are aimed straight at the enterprise.

By Jack Gold | 22 May, 2014 03:27

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

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Windows 8.1 Update 1, now with less annoyance

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

Tags: Windows, software, operating systems

So an iPhone user tries out Windows Phone 8.1...

Long-time Apple columnist Ryan Faas got his hands on a Lumia 520 running Windows 8.1 and liked what he found.

By Ryan Faas | 09 May, 2014 03:11

Tags: consumer electronics, ios, at&t, Microsoft, Nokia, smartphones, software, operating systems, Windows Phone, Apple

Straight A's for Microsoft CEO Nadella at the 60-day mark

What we've seen so far suggests that Microsoft's new CEO is his own man and willing to buck the company's traditional ways.

By Preston Gralla | 05 May, 2014 20:38

Tags: IT industry, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, Nokia, Windows, software, operating systems, mobile, management

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Here comes the black market for XP patches

"Hey buddy."

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 25 April, 2014 05:43

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

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: What's the best smartphone? That's the wrong question.

There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 21 April, 2014 20:33

Tags: Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, Android, wireless, software, operating systems, mobile, mobile apps, galaxy, consumer electronics, smartphones

Four reasons Microsoft is a new company

There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

By Mike Elgan | 05 April, 2014 22:24

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Windows, hardware systems, smartphones, software, tablets, operating systems, Windows Phone, Apple, consumer electronics

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