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Content tagged with Operating Systems posted in September 2014
Microsoft Windows Threshold Site Appears Early
News  |  9/29/2014
Everybody expects Microsoft to preview a new version of Windows this week, and a company website that was accidentally made public over the weekend supports that idea.
Windows Threshold Event: 6 Things To Expect
News  |  9/27/2014
Microsoft has much to prove when it shows off the next version of Windows at an event this Tuesday. Here's what to expect.
BlackBerry Sells 200,000 Passport Smartphones
News  |  9/26/2014
BlackBerry's Passport sales show there's still a place for smartphones with keyboards, but they also show the company's modest ambitions.
Apple Says iOS 8.0.2 Won't Break iPhones
News  |  9/26/2014
Apple pushes out an update to its update that bricked new iPhones.
My iOS 8 Update-Gate Survival Story
Commentary  |  9/25/2014
Like many others, I fell victim to Apple's botched update to iOS 8. Here's how I brought my iPhone back to life.
BlackBerry's Hardware Hail Mary: 4 Challenges
News  |  9/25/2014
Is BlackBerry's Passport smartphone a triumph for keyboard loyalists? Or BlackBerry's last hurrah in hardware?
Apple Yanks Buggy iOS 8 Update
News  |  9/25/2014
Apple continues a week of miscues with an iOS 8 update that killed cellular service for some users.
iOS 8 Users Gripe About Bugs
News  |  9/23/2014
Apple's latest operating system may be its "best ever," but iOS 8 is stumbling out the gate with a fair share of bugs, posters to Apple forums say.
Puppet Server's Big Revamp
News  |  9/23/2014
DevOps community favorite Puppet Labs has rewritten Puppet Server to identify, configure, and manage groups of servers at the same time.
Microsoft OneDrive Offer Targets iOS 8 Storage Pains
News  |  9/22/2014
Microsoft increases free OneDrive cloud storage to 30 GB -- but only if you act before the end of the month.
Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak
News  |  9/20/2014
Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus.
Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth
News  |  9/19/2014
Red Hat reports 19% increase in revenue, subscriptions, and earnings per share in Q2.
Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
News  |  9/18/2014
Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
iOS 8 Points To Apple's Future
Commentary  |  9/18/2014
iOS 8 delivers immediate improvements to Apple devices while promising richer mobile apps down the line. Just brace yourself for a huge download.
Have Apple's iPads Peaked?
Commentary  |  9/17/2014
Many reviewers consider Apple's new iPhones to be essential upgrades. Now the company needs new iPads that inspire the same excitement.
Microsoft Brings OneNote To Wearables
News  |  9/16/2014
Microsoft releases OneNote for Android Wear, gets OneNote ready for iOS 8, and introduces a major Office Lens update for Windows Phone.
Windows Threshold Coming Soon: 9 Predictions
News  |  9/16/2014
Microsoft will likely announce a preview of Windows Threshold on September 30. Here's what to expect.
Microsoft CRM Releases Give Sales, Marketing Veto Power
News  |  9/16/2014
Microsoft says coming Dynamics CRM and Marketing apps will let salespeople influence marketing and vice versa. Catching up with Salesforce.com?
Microsoft's Minecraft Buy: 6 Interesting Facts
News  |  9/15/2014
Microsoft acquisition of game developer Mojang is turning heads. Here's some context.
Apple Sells 4M iPhones In 24 Hours
News  |  9/15/2014
Apple said preorders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shattered previous records.
Windows Threshold Videos Leak
News  |  9/13/2014
Videos offer a peek at Microsoft's Windows Threshold in action, including Start menu features that could appease keyboard-and-mouse fans who hate Windows 8.
iPhone Demand Takes Down Apple Web Store
News  |  9/12/2014
Early buyers in the US met frustration as Apple's website strained under the heavy load and iPhone 6 Plus sold out.
Windows Threshold Leak Shows Revamped Desktop
News  |  9/12/2014
Latest Threshold leak seems to confirm Microsoft is returning its operating system to a Windows 7 vibe, with second-fiddle status for Modern apps.
5 Apple Wearables We Wanted But Didn't Get
Commentary  |  9/11/2014
The Apple Watch marks Apple's bold foray into the wearables market, but we were hoping for one more thing. Well, maybe five.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Intel Touts Tablets, Moore's Law At IDF
News  |  9/10/2014
Intel execs at IDF promoted ultra-thin tablets, showed off depth-sensing cameras -- and repeated the mantra that PCs aren't dead yet.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
HTC One (M8) With Windows Phone 8.1: Hands On
Commentary  |  9/8/2014
Windows Phone fans finally have flagship variety with HTC's One (M8). But it probably won't tempt Android or iOS users to Windows Phone 8.1.
iWatch: Expected Star Of Apple's Show
News  |  9/8/2014
New iPhones are expected from Apple Tuesday, but Apple's first smartwatch could steal the applause.
iPhone 6: Don't Judge It By Its Cover
Commentary  |  9/8/2014
Taller than a Galaxy S5. Tougher than Gorilla Glass. Softer contours than the iPhone 5. But it's what's inside that really counts.
Intel Pursues PC Revival With Core M Chips
News  |  9/8/2014
Intel finally takes the covers off its next-gen "Broadwell" chips. Will they spur the long-awaited PC market bounce-back?
Dell Business Laptops: Intel Broadwell Inside
News  |  9/5/2014
Dell refreshes its business laptop line, trying to cater to the widening spectrum of user needs. Devices are among the first using Intel's next-gen "Broadwell" processors.
Microsoft Product Placement: 4 Awkward Moments
Commentary  |  9/4/2014
Microsoft has spent a fortune on product placement, often with hilarious results.
Programming Languages Can't Beat Version 6 Curse
News  |  9/4/2014
Major programming languages often don't make it to version 6, but if they do, they arrive wounded and badly scarred. Why is that?
Super Cheap Windows Devices Emerge At IFA
News  |  9/3/2014
Asus, Acer, and Toshiba announce some of the most affordable Windows devices ever at the IFA trade show in Berlin, with prices as low as $120. Is the user experience up to snuff?
Microsoft Accidentally Tips Windows 9
News  |  9/2/2014
With Windows 8 adoption still limping along and a quickly removed blog reference to "Windows 9," is Microsoft about to launch its next operating system?
10 Secret Reasons Ballmer Bought LA Clippers
Slideshows  |  9/2/2014
Sure, running an NBA team can be fun and exciting, but here are the real reasons former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion of his own money for the franchise.


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