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Latest usage shares show slow adoption of Windows 8.1

Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.

September 2, 2014

What OS X Yosemite says about the future of the PC

If a lot of what Apple announced at this week's WWDC seems familiar, that shouldn't be a surprise. Increasingly, the owners of big computing platforms are building features designed for a multi-device world. And in that world, PCs and Macs are no longer at the top of the food chain.

June 2, 2014 by

Moving the big stuff -- Signiant Media Shuttle

One of the challenges of using Cloud-based big data or media applications is moving big files and objects into the cloud. IBM acquired Aspera just to address this issue. Signiant, long a player in broadcast and other media, says don't forget us.

April 4, 2014 by

Free upgrades pay off for Apple and Microsoft in November

Latest worldwide usage figures for PC/Mac operating systems and browsers show little change in November, a traditionally slow month. But a close look at the numbers shows that the free Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks upgrades were a hit.

December 1, 2013

Low-end laptops:The rise of the Chromebook

Some people are still in denial about the rise of the Linux operating system with the Chrome Web browser interface, Chrome OS, and its hardware: the Chromebooks. The experts say, however, it's the one segment of the PC market that's growing while everything else shrinks.

November 8, 2013 by

Mac users: You have to patch too

OS X and Mac applications have security vulnerabilities too; some people still don't believe it, but it's true. Here are the latest ones and why you need to take them seriously.

September 13, 2013

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