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Java support over for Windows XP

UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.

July 3, 2014

Microsoft's Surface 2 gets down to business

Microsoft's original Surface with Windows RT earned high praise for its design, but it was a flop in the marketplace. One year later, Microsoft is back with a beefed-up Surface 2. Can this year's model earn the respect that eluded its predecessor?

October 20, 2013 by

Nokia Lumia 925 review

The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.

July 30, 2013 by

Apple delineates its ecosystem: The Mac's new advantage vs. Windows

It's all about the Apple Ecosystem — as if elegant industrial design, an innovative operating system, and top-end hardware weren't enough goodness to persuade Windows users to switch to the Mac. Apple's new iOS-OS X, right-left punch to WWDC attendees was really aimed directly at switchers from Windows.

June 10, 2013

What Yahoo and Acer can teach Windows 8 app developers

A new study that measures app usage on Windows 8 PCs finds that Metro style apps are gaining traction slowly. But a surprising result suggests that app developers who deliberately break Microsoft's design guidelines are most likely to win users over.

May 22, 2013

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

Although it's expensive for a moderate-performing Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2's design and build quality are excellent, while pen support is a real bonus.

April 8, 2013 by

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