The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
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
OS X might not be getting as much attention this year as iOS 7, but as is usually the case, Apple is refining OS X to make it work better for users, says columnist Michael deAgonia.
By Michael deAgonia | 28 June, 2013 16:45
The UI that overlies AppContainer is pretty much the thing that makes Windows a desktop OS. What would it mean if the OS running on desktops weren't a desktop OS?
By David K. Johnson | 25 June, 2013 13:28
Consumers and business users alike will find things to love about OS X Mavericks and iOS 7, says columnist Ryan Faas. But for enterprise IT pros, this week's announcements are a mixed bag.
By Ryan Faas | 14 June, 2013 10:27
As usual, the Apple rumor mill has been on overdrive as WWDC nears. But all the hype about anything CEO Tim Cook might reveal misses the point, says columnist Ryan Faas. WWDC is still about developers.
By Ryan Faas | 10 June, 2013 13:21
At Apple's World Wide Developer Conference, which kicks off Monday, everyone's expecting updates for both iOS and OS X. But one of those operating systems is more important than the other.
By Michael deAgonia | 07 June, 2013 10:15
On the ISS, Linux is in and XP is out and open source is the way of the future
By Mark Gibbs | 10 May, 2013 14:12
Microsoft figures customers will be more likely to switch from Android smartphones to Windows 8 phones if it makes it easier to find the same or similar apps for their new phone as were on their old phones.
By Tim Greene | 24 April, 2013 16:12
Microsoft squandered its five-year head start in gesture control technology and is now falling behind. By the time the company gets Kinect for Windows into the consumer market, Leap Motion may already own that market.
By Mike Elgan | 30 March, 2013 11:13
Microsoft delivers an ultrabook in the sleek guise of a tablet.
By Michael Gartenberg | 06 February, 2013 12:34