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July 3, 2013 by

Microsoft's developer crusade

If you're measuring Microsoft's developer success by the number of apps on Windows 8 or Windows Phone, you're missing most of the story. Microsoft's got a fight on its hands, but is doing very well with developers.

May 2, 2013 by

A closer look at AMD's heterogeneous computing

Where will the next big leaps in performance and power efficiency come from? Increasingly, the industry is looking toward a concept known as heterogeneous computing to save the day. This week, AMD revealed new features of its Heterogeneous Systems Architecture.

April 16, 2012 by

Mac botnet: Who's at fault?

At least 600,000 Macs were infected by the Flashback Trojan. Did Apple fail to protect its users? Or were users defeated by their own misguided fantasies of invulnerability?

March 31, 2012 by

Mozilla opens up over Boot 2 Gecko

Mozilla's Jay Sullivan discusses the ambitious Boot 2 Gecko project, a HTML5-based smartphone OS designed to give developers and consumers a technology-agnostic platform with greater privacy and security

April 28, 2011 by

Adobe and Skype top my Foistware Hall of Shame

I am sick and tired of software companies that try to make a quick buck by tricking their customers into installing programs they don’t need. It’s time to name and shame the worst purveyors of foistware out there. Adobe and Skype are at the top of my list. Can you add more nominees?

November 22, 2010 by

Do you really need antivirus software?

Do you need antivirus software on your PC? If you're not sure of the answer to that question, then the short answer is yes. The longer answer is that security software is only one piece of what should be a simple, straightforward, and systematic approach to your PC's health. Here's my seven-step program.

June 8, 2010 by

How a decade of antitrust oversight has changed your PC

It was 10 years ago this week that Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ordered Microsoft split in two as a remedy for abusing its Windows monopoly. That judgment was tossed out on appeal, but the eventual antitrust settlement has had plenty of repercussions. From crapware to insecurity, here's my wrap-up of what 10 years of antitrust regulation has really accomplished.

May 2, 2010 by

Microsoft fires back at critics of its HTML5 strategy

Last week, both Apple and Microsoft issued manifestos announcing their support for the H.264 standard in HTML5. Microsoft's post drew an overwhelming response, and now the company's executive in charge of IE8 has fired back. Why H.264? Are other codecs locked out? And who is this mysterious MPEG LA organization? I've got the answers.


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