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Microsoft uses the force: You WILL upgrade to Windows 10

Like it or lump it, Microsoft is making damn sure you’re going to be running Windows 10 in the next 12 months.

Is this the worst Internet law ever?

Going after terrorists in a way that infringes on the rights of U.S. citizens puts the Constitution in danger.

What Apple could learn from Windows 10

After spending the past few months living with Windows 10, columnist Ryan Faas says there are aspects of Microsoft's OS that Apple should learn from and adopt.

By Ryan Faas | 02 January, 2016 14:09

Tags: Microsoft

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Master modern app delivery to win in today’s digital marketplace.

Here comes 'Desktopgeddon'

The public believes the desktop Internet is better, but in reality the opposite is now true.

As pre-IE11 support ends, scrambling for workarounds

For our security manager, the two big issues are the browsers his users employ, and the versions supported by the corporate website.

By By J.F. Rice | 16 December, 2015 18:00

Tags: Internet Explorer

An IT lesson from Anonymous: Even lawless groups need rules

Recruit a bunch of anarchists and — surprise, surprise — you get anarchy.

Social media addiction is a bigger problem than you think

Social networks are massively addictive -- by design -- which makes it really hard for users to break their online habits.

By Mike Elgan | 14 December, 2015 14:11

Tags: Google, twitter, Facebook

Google+ gets the pivot of the year

Google transforms its everything-for-everyone social network into a site that does one thing really well -- connecting supernerds.

By Mike Elgan | 23 November, 2015 14:15

Tags: Google+

Facebook turned your lock screen into the new Twitter

Facebook's new app uses notifications on your lock screen as a 'newspaper.' And so the war over lock screen real estate begins.

By Mike Elgan | 16 November, 2015 14:15

Tags: Facebook

Virtual reality in reality: The NY Times app makes a difference

Offering a compelling and important news feature can turn the Google Cardboard VR viewer from a toy into a important aid to storytelling.

By Barbara Krasnoff | 10 November, 2015 17:54

Tags: Google

Why email is a better virtual assistant

Google is inventing something better than Siri, Cortana, Alexa or even Google Now. It's email with a virtual assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help you out.

By Mike Elgan | 09 November, 2015 14:15

Tags: Google

Microsoft risks IT ire with Windows 10 update push

Microsoft has made it clear that it will take on a greater role in managing the Windows update process, and IT shops aren'y happy about its pushy plans.

By Ryan Faas | 06 November, 2015 14:06

Tags: Microsoft

Why virtual reality is the next social network

The first mainstream social virtual world came into existence last week. Oculus VR, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, released an app called the Oculus Social alpha. But even as we gather and interact in virtual worlds, will VR really bring us together or just isolate us more?

By Mike Elgan | 02 November, 2015 14:00

Tags: Facebook

Can the iPad Pro take on the Surface Pro at work?

From the get go, it was inevitable that the iPad Pro would be compared to Microsoft's Surface Pro. For companies eyeing both tablets, here's what to consider before buying.

By Ryan Faas | 23 October, 2015 13:57

Tags: Apple, Microsoft

Is the Adpocalypse upon us?

To save the Web, should you stop using ad blockers?

Are Apple and Facebook bad for democracy?

Apple and Facebook are asserting themselves as gatekeepers of necessary information to the public. Can we trust them?

Where are all the good Web developers?

If you’re having trouble finding them, ask yourself: Am I a bad client, or am I looking in the wrong place?

Windows 10, the stealth OS

Whether we want it or not, Microsoft has been downloading Windows 10 to our Windows 7 and 8.x PCs. Friendly gesture, or intrusive power play?

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 18 September, 2015 15:40

Tags: Windows 10

Windows 10: Public enemy No. 1, or an OS like any other?

It’s been denounced in the Russian parliament and reviled as a privacy nightmare — all for doing things that are common to all modern OSs.

By Preston Gralla | 03 September, 2015 14:00

Tags: Windows 10

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