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Cyanogen and Microsoft have struck a deal after all, it just doesn't entail a $70 million investment from the latter into the former as discussed earlier this year. Microsoft ultimately decided... Read more...
When you fire up your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch today, you may be greeted with a message letting you know there's an update to iOS available. That's because Apple completed its beta testing of iOS 8.3 and has begun rolling out the final... Read more...
It's hardly a secret that Microsoft is infatuated with the cloud and is building a future that entails transitioning offline software into online services. We see it at every turn, from productivity... Read more...
Microsoft ended support for Windows XP a year ago, but that hasn't stopped nearly two out of every 10 Windows users from clinging to the legacy operating system, according to data collected by Net Applications. What's even more interesting about... Read more...
Software pirates worldwide are no doubt dancing a jig with this morning's news out of China that the upcoming Microsoft Windows 10 release will be a free upgrade not only for users running genuine copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 but for all... Read more...
Whether you remembered to mark your calendars for this day or not, today (January 13, 2015) is when mainstream support for Windows 7 comes to an end. That includes Windows 7 Enterprise, Enterprise N, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional... Read more...
There's no denying that Android is the dominant platform in the mobile world -- market share figures from different sources all tip the scales heavily in the open source operating system's favor. However, market share is only part of the equation... Read more...
Rather than debate what's good or bad about Windows 8, let's just all agree that it failed to capture the collective audience that Microsoft hoped it would. Despite big ambitions, it was just last month that Windows 8 and 8.1 combined finally... Read more...
Microsoft made clear that its Windows 10 Technical Preview is a work in progress and that the whole point of giving users early access to the next generation operating system through the Windows... Read more...
Consider this your friendly reminder that we're fast approaching Microsoft's cutoff date for providing its hardware partners with copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate to pre-install on new systems. Once October 31, 2014... Read more...
September is shaping up to be one heck of a busy month. The kids will be back in school (if not already, depending on where you live), Apple will launch its iPhone 6, and if the latest rumor turns out to be true, Microsoft on September 30th will... Read more...
Speculation is sure to follow Samsung's confirmation that it's postponing the launch of a high-end handset running its own home brewed Tizen operating system in Russia. Officially, the reason for the... Read more...
Apple CEO Tim Cook took a risk by going to WWDC without any hardware announcements -- no new iPad or iPhone, for example -- but in the absence of new gadgets, the Cupertino outfit generated some excitement by overhauling Mac OS X 10. The new version... Read more...
China's Central Government Procurement Center has reportedly issued a ban on installing Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system on government computers. The ban is supposedly in place to ensure computer security after Microsoft decided to end support... Read more...
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