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

It was 20 years ago today ...

20 years ago Microsoft released Windows 95, and the world lined up for it. 20 years later, things have changed.

By Kerrie Meyler | 30 August, 2015 06:15

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Android

Anyone see a problem with this plan?

IT manager pilot fish is also a clinical psychologist, and he's worked out a way to piece together an electronic clinical records system for this large mental health center. Then his boss discovers the project.

The first 29 days of Windows 10

For a version of Windows on which Microsoft placed so much emphasis on upgrades, Windows 10 has a remarkable set of post-upgrade problems.

By Scot Finnie | 26 August, 2015 18:44

Tags: Windows 10

Oracle, still clueless about security

Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson let loose a long rant about people who dare to look into the security of the company’s products. Oracle quickly backed away from those remarks, but has it faced up to the fact that its CSO has some wrongheaded notions about her own area of expertise?

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 25 August, 2015 19:49

Tags: Oracle

Hey Cortana, why can’t I use Siri on a Mac?

You can use Cortana on a Mac, but not Siri. Why does this make sense?

By Jonny Evans | 25 August, 2015 14:24

Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, Siri

ASP.Net SignalR library builds apps that can communicate in real-time

SignalR is an open source library written in .Net that simplifies the exchange of data between a web browser and a web server using WebSockets as a communication protocol. This article presents an in-depth discussion on SignalR.

Windows 10: Microsoft lays its smartphone ambitions to rest

The company wants us to believe that Universal apps — usable on all Windows 10 devices — will save the day for Windows Phone. It’s already clear that won’t be happening.

By Preston Gralla | 19 August, 2015 21:06

Tags: Microsoft

Star Power: Lessons in recruiting from the world of sports

As a corporate technology recruiter and sister-in-law of an NFL Hall of Famer, I've had a front-row view of how star talent is recruited. Turns out, building a winning team is surprisingly similar in the corporate and sports worlds.--

By Kathy Harris | 14 August, 2015 01:08

Tags: nfl, business management

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