Windows 8 was designed to bridge the gap between tablets and PCs, but left customers cold. What does this mean for Microsoft and Windows 10?
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PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
Apple has thwarted WireLurker, discovered earlier this week, which has been targeting iOS users both through PCs and Macs.
End of retail sales for Windows 8 coincides with end of sales of consumer versions of Windows 7 on new PCs.
Microsoft has a $49 adapter kit that will allow Xbox One sensors to work with Windows 8 and 8.1 PCs and tablets.
Microsoft isn't building Windows 10 specifically with you or me in mind. Microsoft is building it to cater for the billion or so people out there using PCs that aren't touch-enabled and who just want to get their job done.
How low can the price of a Windows PC go? At this week's IFA show in Berlin, PC makers are rolling out new PCs with outrageously aggressive pricing. Here's how they're cutting costs.
The consensus says that Windows XP has boosted corporate PC sales and acted as a performance enhancing drug. There's an argument that enterprises may keep refreshing PCs because the installed base is ancient.
When you talk Chromebook, you usually hear it doesn't have a real OS compared to Macs or Windows PCs. That's true, and for many that's the big advantage of Chrome OS.
Is Microsoft building a single version of Windows that will run on phones, tablets, PCs and gaming consoles? Nope. Here's a refresher as to what really is happening.
After halting sales on the ThinkPad 8 and selling out of the Miix, the company promises to keep producing new 8-inch Windows tablet PCs in the future.
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
We're all used to crapware subsidizing Windows PCs. Now firmware-based spyware is subsidizing Android phones. Here's what to look for.
Stronger demand for enterprise PCs---also known as the flight from Windows XP once Microsoft support ended---has delivered better-than-expected second quarter sales for Intel.
The Pro x2 612 can turn into a 12.5-inch Windows tablet, while the Elite 700 family includes Ultrabooks and all-in-one PCs in addition to traditional desktop and laptop form factors.
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.
There's a two-week window to protect your Windows PCs from a botnet aiming to swipe credentials.
China has banned Windows 8 from being installed on new computers. Microsoft tells ZDNet it was surprised by the decision.
Giving away Windows free to OEMs to load onto desktop and notebook PCs might seem like a good idea on the face of it, but in reality it's not necessary, and even if Microsoft were to do it, it's unlikely that it would do anything to overall PC sales.
Storage and SAN technology vendors this week introduced a wide range of Thunderbolt products for super-fast networking between Macs and PCs.
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