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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in October 2014
Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014
Starting November 1, Microsoft will no longer sell consumer Windows 7 licenses to OEMs. What does this mean for your PC upgrade options?
Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
News  |  10/31/2014
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
News  |  10/30/2014
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
News  |  10/29/2014
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
News  |  10/29/2014
Apple says more than half of iPhone and iPad users have adopted its newer operating system.
Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
News  |  10/28/2014
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
Smartphone Personality Test: Can You Judge Me Now?
Slideshows  |  10/28/2014
Does your smartphone choice say you love sports cars, your mom's basement, or gardening? Listen up.
Windows 10, iPads, IoT: Interop Attendees Speak
News  |  10/28/2014
Watch candid interviews with Interop New York attendees and keynote speaker Harper Reed on 3 hot topics: Windows 10, iPad vs. large-screen phones, and Internet of Things.
Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
News  |  10/27/2014
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
Microsoft Smartphones Drop Nokia Name
News  |  10/25/2014
Microsoft is finally ready to sell smartphones under its own brand -- but where are the flagship models?
Samsung Knox Is Weak, Researcher Says
News  |  10/24/2014
Samsung's Knox security software for Android devices handles passwords in a way that undermines encryption, an anonymous researcher says.
Google Enhances Android Wear
News  |  10/24/2014
Google's first major update to its Android Wear platform helps devices rely less on smartphones.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Apple's Mac Surge: 4 Observations
News  |  10/22/2014
Apple's record-breaking Mac sales last quarter were a surprise -- but 2015 could be even bigger.
Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
News  |  10/21/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
News  |  10/20/2014
Media freedom group GreatFire.org claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/18/2014
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
Apple iPad Vs. Google Nexus: Tablet Smackdown
News  |  10/17/2014
Apple's incremental iPad updates are compelling, but so is the all-new Nexus 9 tablet from Google. Which is right for you?
iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Commentary  |  10/17/2014
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management
News  |  10/17/2014
Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders.
Tablet Sales Slow Down; Microsoft Struggles
News  |  10/16/2014
Tablets are losing some of their luster, but Apple is still selling more devices than Microsoft.
Apple's iPad Event: What To Expect
News  |  10/14/2014
New iPads are on deck for Apple's Thursday press event. Here's a look at what else Apple will likely reveal.
Apple's Next iPads: 13 Things To Expect
Slideshows  |  10/14/2014
Apple is expected to reveal new iPads this week, including its long-rumored "iPad Pro." What else will Apple show off?
Windows 10 On ARM: 7 Observations
Commentary  |  10/13/2014
Microsoft reps have been tight-lipped about the future of Windows on ARM devices but the company has many reasons to remain invested in non-Intel architectures.
Mac OS X Yosemite: What's Missing?
News  |  10/13/2014
Mac OS X Yosemite is in beta, and we're not seeing everything we'd hoped for. Here are 10 improvements we wish Apple would include in its next operating system.
2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
News  |  10/13/2014
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
Microsoft Surface Pro's Future: 5 Facts
News  |  10/10/2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the Surface line is here to stay. But are changes coming to the company's device strategy?
10 Real Reasons Microsoft Skipped Windows 9
Commentary  |  10/9/2014
Many people are speculating why Microsoft skipped from Windows 8 to 10. Consider these colorful possibilities.
Microsoft Wants to Kill Email Attachments
News  |  10/9/2014
Microsoft says email attachments are a hassle -- so its Outlook Web App now lets users send links instead to files stored in OneDrive for Business, where they are available for simultaneous access.
Woz Talks Engineering Passion At Gartner Symposium
News  |  10/8/2014
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants to see engineers get more respect, have more fun, and play nice.
Microsoft's Nadella Talks Windows 10, Cloud
News  |  10/8/2014
CEO Satya Nadella says both Windows 10 and Azure will play a role in the Internet of Things. Microsoft will detail its latest cloud strategy at an Oct. 20 event in San Francisco.
Techies In Advertising: Hits & Misses
Slideshows  |  10/7/2014
Advertising didn't always treat IT professionals with much respect, but that's changing. Hapless techies are out; superhero product placements are in.
iOS 8 Adoption Rate Trails iOS 7
News  |  10/6/2014
Apple iPhone and iPad owners aren't updating to the latest version of iOS as quickly as they have in the past.
Windows 10, OS X, Lies, Damn Lies & Version Numbers
Commentary  |  10/6/2014
Software versioning is supposed to be a logical system. Problem is, there's precious little logic left in how Microsoft, Apple, and other vendors number their software.
Windows 10: 5 Unanswered Questions
News  |  10/4/2014
Microsoft's Windows 10 preview shows users some of the things they can expect from the new OS, but it also raises several questions.
10 Great iOS 8 Features
Slideshows  |  10/4/2014
Forget the bugs. Apple's iOS 8 is full of useful improvements.
Windows 10: 11 Big Changes
Slideshows  |  10/2/2014
Microsoft is being more open and transparent with customers with Windows 10. Take a look at some of the most appealing features in the upcoming OS.
ARM Extends Into IoT Software
News  |  10/1/2014
ARM announces plans for IoT device and cloud software under its mbed platform, which is already making waves with embedded software vendors.
Microsoft Sway Aims To Simplify Presentation Creation
News  |  10/1/2014
Microsoft says Sway, its new Office app, will help you build beautiful, interactive presentations even if you don't have any design skills.


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