As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
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The applications, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, could wind up being the glue that connects Lenovo's post-PC devices.
The 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple Mac has spurred a lot of reminiscences. For me, my first computer purchase was an IBM PC, however...
Citrix is merging its Branch Repeater, which delivers PC applications to virtual desktops with CloudBridge, which connects to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and data centers.
Approaching its one-year anniversary, the public/private partnership is nurturing 20-25 projects for advanced Internet applications and reframing the national conversation on broadband.
Apple releases patch Thursday to curb Flashback malware, but one analyst says platform likely to come under "deep scrutiny" by cybercriminals and this could lead to more attacks in future.
One way IT can hasten their responsiveness to business requirements is in their ability to deliver applications to PC faster, better and cheaper.
Companies have developed and deployed thousands of applications designed for Windows. What do they do now that staff and customers are using Smartphones and Tablets and expect the same applications will be available. Gizmox thinks that it has the answer.
Bringing together a smart thin-client and a mainframe-based, highly secure, well managed, virtualized industry standard system environment is the goal of this consortium. Customers needing military grade security while deploying popular PC applications ought to take notice.
With many commercial antivirus providers facing a shrinking market share as free software gain in popularity, observers advise that they will need to focus on marketing their level of protection and support.
Once you try out the improved mouse and keyboard controls in the Consumer Preview you may find you don't dislike the Metro interface at all. Take a look at the average consumer PC and the desktop is covered side to side, top to bottom with shortcuts to applications and documents; Metro tidies that up, makes it as wide a screen as you want and adds live tiles for glanceable information like weather reports and calendar information - just what desktop gadgets always promised.
Enterprise app stores are quickly creating productivity and speed-to-value benefits for PC users and IT departments alike as they grapple with the new models around consumerization of IT. The author of a recent Ovum white paper on why app stores says they are increasingly important for enterprises as they consider ways to better track, manage, and distribute all of their applications.
Disallowing admin rights of employees' endpoint devices not realistic solution to preventing malware threats in today's self-service IT business climate, observers say.
Increasing threat from organized cybercriminals and changing technology landscape will see more rapid enterprise security spending in region compared to global rate, Ovum notes.
VMware has detailed two projects and brought out a series of software updates to prepare for the 'post-PC world', where the focus is on applications and not hardware
Some Lion users miss their older Rosetta-dependent applications, which didn't make the cut in the latest Apple OS upgrade. However, a recent tip says that with a little effort — a download or two — it is possible to run Snow Leopard, the Rosetta Power-PC emulation libraries, and your older apps on a Lion machine.
It will soon be the 30th anniversary of the launch of the world-changing IBM PC in August 1981, and technically it's also the 30th anniversary of MS-DOS, which was about to appear as IBM's PC DOS. This dominated the operating system business until Microsoft launched Windows 95.
The Kinect SDK for Windows 7 lets you plug a standard XBox Kinect sensor unit into your PC and use it to develop unique motion-driven games and applications.
Kapow Mobile Katalyst debuts as new means to rapidly convert web applications to mobile apps sans APIs
The post-PC era writing has gone from the wall to the tablet, and many enterprises, customer-facing retailers and service providers therefore want to make more of their web and business applications work on popular mobile smartphone and tablet devices such as Android and iOS.
As hard-disk sanitization typically won't work on solid-state drives, organizations should include SSD-specific policies and be able to verify data erasure is clean, researchers urge.