The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
More and more for Windows users, there's no OS like an old OS.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 24 February, 2014 17:46
While clinging to the 11-year-old OS after Microsoft issues its last security patch in April is defensible, the security risks are going to keep mounting.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 18 February, 2014 16:03
The choice of Satya Nadella as CEO suggests that the consumer-market party is over for the company, as it turns its attention to the unglamorous world of infrastructure.
By Jonny Evans | 05 February, 2014 12:28
Microsoft appears to be backing off on its biggest user interface fiasco since Microsoft Bob: In the Windows 8.1 update, the desktop rather than Metro reportedly will be the default interface.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 31 January, 2014 22:42
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the arrival of the now-iconic Apple Macintosh computer. Columnist Ryan Faas looks back over the past three decades at some of the highlights and lowlights of the Mac's -- and Apple's -- evolution.
By Ryan Faas | 24 January, 2014 20:53
Yes, Windows 8's been a failure. It's been worse than Vista. But is the solution really to push out a new operating system in double-quick time?
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 16 January, 2014 16:26
What went wrong? The answer could keep your IT team from a similar design fiasco.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 13 January, 2014 11:36
Could the Chromebook knock out Windows on the desktop? Don't bet against it.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 02 January, 2014 20:04
Don't be fooled by the company's rocky 2013. There are strong signs that it has turned the corner.
By Jonny Evans | 30 December, 2013 10:52
Rumors about Apple building a very large iPad have been unavoidable for seven months. But does a giant iPad make sense?
By Mike Elgan | 28 December, 2013 12:03
Even as he heads to the door, Ballmer is changing how Microsoft will run for years to come.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 02 December, 2013 11:33
In the life of every device, there's a moment when you wonder whether it's finally obsolete. If you're wondering that about the original iPad, columnist Michael deAgonia has some advice.
By Michael deAgonia | 15 November, 2013 19:15
Is Windows 8.1 better than Windows 8? Yes. Is it any good? No.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 04 November, 2013 10:05
Alan Mulally is a savvy manager and a smart engineer. But Microsoft's big problem is vision, and that's where Mulally falls short.
By Preston Gralla | 21 October, 2013 10:04
Getting Windows Phone 8 Update 3, and eventually Windows Phone 8.1, on phablets is one thing, but getting a foothold in the low-end tablet market is a bigger opportunity.
By Jack Gold | 16 October, 2013 16:06
There are increasing calls for Microsoft to sell off Bing and walk away from mobile. Would those moves be good in the long term?
By Preston Gralla | 23 September, 2013 10:08
Since it supports enterprise single sign-on, iOS 7 should be a more business-friendly operating system when it arrives next week, says columnist Ryan Faas. He offers a look at what's new in iOS 7 and why IT pros should care.
By Ryan Faas | 16 September, 2013 10:10
TPM has always sounded like a good idea. But the problem with 'trusted computing' has alwasy been knowing how trustworthy it is.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 09 September, 2013 10:11
It has stumbled under Tim Cook, and 2013 has been mighty thin in terms of product launches. Can it still do amazing things?
By Scot Finnie | 26 August, 2013 10:10
Search in Windows 8.1, now in preview, will use Bing to deliver targeted ads, even when you're just searching local drives.
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 12 August, 2013 12:51