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Windows 9: Desktop Resurgence?
News  |  6/30/2014
Next version of Windows will remove Live Tiles from traditional PCs and laptops but keep the Start screen for hybrids and tablets, according to reports.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Google I/O 2014: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  6/28/2014
Google unveiled everything from Android to wearable news at its annual developers show. Here are the developments that matter most.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Customers Speak
News  |  6/27/2014
Early adopters of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 say the Windows device is working well as a tablet and an ultra-light laptop.
Apple Swift: Should CIOs Bite?
Commentary  |  6/27/2014
Swift, Apple's new programming language, has developers buzzing. Should IT execs turn their dev teams loose?
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Microsoft's 'First' Android Phone Aims Low
News  |  6/24/2014
Nokia X2 targets emerging markets with a customized version of Android.
Microsoft $650 Macbook Air Trade-In: Fine Print
News  |  6/24/2014
MacBook Air owners can get up to $650 -- which would cover all but $149 of the Surface Pro 3's starting price -- if they trade in their Apple hardware. However, read the fine print.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Microsoft Accidentally Confirms Surface Mini
News  |  6/20/2014
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 User Guide includes several references to the Surface Mini -- but does Microsoft need to release a smaller tablet?
Supreme Court Toughens Business Process Patent Test
Commentary  |  6/20/2014
Unanimous ruling says that an "abstract idea" isn't patent-eligible just because computers are used to apply it.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Hits Stores: 3 Cautions
News  |  6/20/2014
After a month of hype, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 hits stores on Friday. Consider these facts before you pull out your wallet.
How To Build A Successful Open Source Community
News  |  6/19/2014
Building an active community requires thoughtful planning, patience, support, and constant evangelism. Even then, any of several well-known errors can prevent a community from developing.
Apple's New iMac: Lower Cost, Less Power
News  |  6/18/2014
Apple's new $1,099 iMac packs less computing power, but it could hit a sweet spot for many home and business users.
Prepare To Be (Software) Audited
Commentary  |  6/17/2014
The difference between the software you have installed and the software you actually have licensed could mean trouble. Tune in to learn how to survive a software audit.
Microsoft Slashes Surface Pro 2 Prices
News  |  6/17/2014
Microsoft drops Surface Pro 2 prices by $100 to $200, days ahead of Surface Pro 3 availability.
Android On Any Windows PC: Console OS Trying
News  |  6/13/2014
Crowdfunded project would enable users to dual-boot Android on any Windows PC, as well as on any Windows tablet based on Intel processors. Will it fly?
iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Revealed
News  |  6/12/2014
Apple's iOS 8 beta software suggests that iPads could soon offer split-screen multitasking.
Mac Enterprise Adoption Grows
News  |  6/11/2014
Windows still reigns in the enterprise, but new data shows Macs gaining ground.
Microsoft's 3D-Sensing Smartphone: Evidence Mounts
News  |  6/10/2014
Microsoft may be prepping a 3D-sensing smartphone that lets users interact with it without touching the screen, according to company research and recent reports.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: What's New
News  |  6/10/2014
Red Hat's Enterprise Linux Release 7 will support XFS files, Active Directory, and Docker containers.
Apple WWDC 2014 Highlights: A New Era?
News  |  6/7/2014
WWDC 2014 may go down as a pivotal Apple moment. The iOS 8 improvements and other factors point to a new chapter, featuring a more open Apple.
8 Hot Windows Hybrids At Computex 2014
News  |  6/5/2014
After years of weak sales, will the PC industry finally bounce back with new Windows 8.1 hybrid devices?
Microsoft Touts Device Partners At Computex
News  |  6/4/2014
Microsoft hyped its partners' new Windows 8.1 tablets and PCs. But are they enough to counter slumping PC sales and rising Chrome and Android adoption?
Android 4.4.3 Appears Before Google I/O
News  |  6/4/2014
Motorola and Nexus smartphones are receiving a minor system update from Google.
Apple Dumps Google Search For Microsoft's Bing
News  |  6/3/2014
Apple switches default search tool in latest OS X and iOS versions to Microsoft Bing.
Intel Core M Chips: Tablet Turbocharge
News  |  6/3/2014
Intel's Core M chips will make Windows tablets lighter and thinner than ever, while its "Devil's Canyon" chips bring the speed.
Apple iOS 8: What Consumers, Developers Gain
News  |  6/3/2014
Here's what Apple's iOS 8 and iOS SDK news at WWDC means to users and developers.
Windows 8.1 Makes Gains, XP Hangs On
News  |  6/2/2014
Windows 8.1 finally has more users than Windows 8, but both lag far behind Windows XP and Windows 7.


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