No matter how much you love Apple gear, you’re going to have trouble loving AirPods.
Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
The nagware announcements are gone, but Microsoft, along with AMD and Intel, has made darn sure you’ll be running Windows 10 and not Windows 7 on the next PC you buy.
Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy.
Instead of buying Windows, you may soon be subscribing to it — that’s how much Microsoft wants you off of Windows 7.
Microsoft buying LinkedIn makes good sense — for Microsoft. I’m not so sure about LinkedIn users.
It has always had trouble getting customers to buy into its cloud, but the scope of the problem may have been badly underestimated.
Google won the most recent battle in the war over fair use of application programming interfaces, but the fighting will go on.
The courts ruled that APIs can be copyrighted. That was bad. Now, if APIs can’t be used with fair use, that will be even worse.
Name a tech company, any tech company, and they're investing in containers. Google, of course. IBM, yes. Microsoft, check. But, just because containers are extremely popular, doesn't mean virtual machines are out of date. They're not.
Does it bother you that we’re heading toward a post-ownership computing world where we will have little control over our videos, music, software programs and devices? It does me.
Look at the evidence. Microsoft seems certain to finally stop trying to push a Windows-based mobile OS on us and embrace the Android future.
Sure, cybercriminals are always improving their wares, but nothing has changed about how our machines actually get infected.
Today, it’s consumers being hit by broken promises from IoT vendors. Tomorrow, it will be businesses. Fortunately, there is way to make things better.
Sure, Apple has more cash than God and Bill Gates combined, but how long can its reign last if all its new products are blah?
Windows now accounts for a mere 10% of the company’s revenue. You might not have seen this coming, but Microsoft did.