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My first personal computer: the Apple II

In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.

January 31, 2014 by

Windows Intune April 2012 pre-release

The next version of Microsoft's cloud PC management service will add mobile device management, including sideloading enterprise apps to iOS and Android devices. That's not ready to try out in the pre-release version you can sign up for now, but you can check out the new user interface and see how the Windows Azure Active Directory sync will work.

April 23, 2012

How to both upgrade and dual boot Windows 8

If you want to try Windows 8 out with all your current apps on your current PC, you can upgrade to the Consumer Preview. Or you can install a new copy of Windows 8 in a separate partition so you can dual boot back to Windows 7 in a hurry if you need to.

April 11, 2012 by

Symbian gets mobile Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps

Microsoft has released mobile versions of its core Office products, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, for Symbian smartphone users.Although they are not yet in the Nokia Store, the apps became available for download via the Nokia software update tool and the PC-based Nokia Suite on Tuesday.

April 11, 2012 by

Run virtualized Snow Leopard and Rosetta on Lion?

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.

August 16, 2011

Google: Chrome OS netbooks coming in mid 2011

Prepare to dump your powerful Windows notebook or Apple MacBook in the middle of next year. Today, Google announced that PC manufacturers led by Acer and Samsung will start selling diskless Intel Atom-powered netbooks that will have web apps as their native apps.

December 7, 2010 by

Dragon brings speech to the iPhone with Search and Dictation apps

Nuance's Dragon speech recognition tools are well known on PC, but in the mobile world the company's probably best known for its work on extended T9. That's going to change with the arrival in the UK App Store of iPhone and iPad versions of its voice-powered Search and Dictation apps.

July 21, 2010

Living in an App world

Have you noticed recently how much less sexy the software for your PC is now compared to the latest Apps on your smartphone or iPad? You don't find people talking around the watercooler about this great new desktop application they downloaded.

July 21, 2010 by

Microsoft further expands its Multipoint brand with new collaboration tools

Microsoft has updated the software development kit (SDK) for MultiPoint Mouse, a technology for creating applications that allow multiple students use their own mice to interact on the same PC. Meanwhile, Microsoft has fielded a public beta of Mouse Mischief, a Microsoft application for building PowerPoint apps that builds on top of the SDK.

January 14, 2010 by

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