These days, every major browser developer pushes automatic updates to its user base. So why are so many people still using out-of-date browsers?
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Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications.
If you're curious about which computing platforms are most popular, you can take your pick of two separate independent data sources. What's the difference between the two, and why are some of their numbers so far out of sync?
It looks like PC owners are finally beginning to relax their grip on Windows XP. According to new worldwide usage share data, XP is down sharply, with Microsoft's two fully supported operating systems, Windows 7 and 8, picking up the slack.
A snapshot of the U.S. commercial sales channel for the first 11 months of 2013 shows a big shift in the marketplace for computing devices. Windows PCs are flat, Apple PCs are down, and tablets of all kinds (including Android and Windows devices) are way up. But the big winner is the Chromebook.
Developers who write extensions for Chrome are on notice. Keep it simple, or risk getting kicked out of the Chrome Web Store. But what's the real reason for the sudden crackdown? Evidence suggests shady ad networks are Google's real target.
My most popular stories of the year covered a wide range of topics. Here are the stories you found most interesting.
Why go to the International CES and endure the horrors of a ridiculously crowded Las Vegas in January and the near-certainty of catching the CES flu? Because, after reading through hundreds of pitches about The Internet of Things, I need to see this explosion of super-smart, connected technology for myself.
Which products, platforms, and big ideas made the most impact in 2013?
A year after its rebranding of Hotmail as Outlook.com, Microsoft is taking aim at Gmail users with a new online service that simplifies the process of switching.
Using Office 365 in enterprises isn't always easy on iPads and Android devices. A new update to an already useful third-party app makes it possible to share and collaborate from a single window.