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iXenLite

iXenLite allow you to manage your Citrix XenServer pools from your iPhone. You can manage several pools using different version of...

August 25, 2010 by www.iflone.com

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

Windows 8.1 surges in usage as XP continues to drop

The latest web usage numbers from NetMarketShare for October show that free is the key to success. Microsoft's Windows 8.1 and Apple's new OS X Mavericks, both released as free updates, found their way onto a significant number of PCs for the month.

November 1, 2013

First real-world usage figures suggest Chromebooks are struggling

When the initial batch of Chromebooks hit the market nearly two years ago, some thought these low-cost devices running Google's cloud-centric Chrome OS could be a Windows killer. NetMarketShare just started measuring Chromebook usage this month, and the first reported numbers are startlingly low.

April 16, 2013

Latest OS share data shows Windows still dominating in PCs

The latest monthly OS share numbers from NetMarketShare show few surprises. XP continues to slide, Windows 8 is very slowly gaining traction, and Microsoft still dominates usage in the declining market for traditional PCs. But the numbers show a few unexpected trends.

April 1, 2013

CPU Monitor

CPU Monitor is a widget that differs between user usage and system. On Mac OS X, you also get the nice usage. This version is the first...

October 30, 2007 by Andreas Kreisl

Mac OS usage share in decline

When I look through NetMarketShare's monthly reports of web usages, rather than concentrate on the numbers, I tend to look at the overall trends. The numbers are susceptible to all kinds of influences and anomalies, and I don't have the time, energy or aptitude to apply statistical rigor to any analysis. Also, quite often you're dealing with fractions of percentages. Trends are more reliable, and one trend that I've noticed is the declining Mac OS market share.

September 1, 2010 by

iOS usage surpasses Linux - by a whisker

The Linux OS has spent years scrabbling to claim a 1% usage share, and ultimately never managing to hold onto it, data by web metrics firm NetMarketShare shows that take Apple's iOS platform has breezed past it to the number three spot in the operating systems league table.

September 1, 2010 by

Mac sees fall in usage share, Windows sees rise

Given the amount of both real and virtual ink consumed on Mac-related topics, it's hard to imagine a situation where Apple's OS doesn't see continuous growth in usage share. But data released by web metrics firm Net Applications suggests that the Cupertino giant's usage share has suffered the largest slip since October 2009.

February 28, 2010 by

Battery percentage indicator for all iPhones

Easily the most under-publicized new feature in the iPhone 3GS is the ability to view the amount of charge remaining in a numerical percentage in addition to the visual indicator that appears on the battery icon. To enable the feature, simply tap: Settings > General > Usage > Battery PercentageThe problem is that the feature is only available on the iPhone 3GS hardware, as is not a feature available on iPhone OS 3.

July 10, 2009 by

One week with my Palm Pre-cious reveals the good and bad

Tomorrow morning will mark the end of my first week with the Palm Pre after waiting in line in Hawaii for a few hours to ensure I could pick one up. Like the T-Mobile G1 that I bought on launch day last Fall, the Palm Pre runs a new Linux-based OS and both mobile operating systems have been surprisingly quite functional and stable. There are several things I love about the Pre and a few I do not like so let's take a look at the device and Sprint service after my first week of usage where I will also offer up some thoughts on how and/or what could be improved with updates or future devices. You can check out my image gallery and video below for some visuals of the Palm Pre as well.

June 11, 2009 by

OS X versus Vista, RAM division

Now that I have a recent-vintage MacBook for testing, I'm finally able to make some head-to-head comparisons between OS X and Vista. Because this system has a mere 1GB of RAM, I was curious to get a sense of how thrifty OS X Leopard is when it comes to memory usage. Vista gets a bad rap for demanding huge amounts of resources. Is that reputation fair or accurate? I put both systems to the test so I could see for myself. The results were surprising.

October 24, 2008 by

MobileTechRoundup #119, HTC Touch Dual, WiBrain UMPC, and Dell Tablet PC

James, Kevin, and I recorded MobileTechRoundup show #119 just before Christmas and talked about the HTC Touch Dual, usage of the HTC Advantage on the go, the WiBrain UMPC that Kevin is evaluating, the Dell Latitude Tablet PC, and the OS 2008 update for the Nokia N800. We had a couple pieces of freeware we talked about as well that you may want to try out. We'll have one more show before we try to record again at CES in Vegas in January so stay tuned for that final 2007 episode.

December 26, 2007 by

Why Vista?

I'm working on a head-to-head review of Parallels and Fusion, two competing virtualization packages on OS X, for InfoWorld. As part of that review, I'm doing a Vista install in both to check the experience, resource usage, and so on.

September 6, 2007 by

Symbian e-mail gets pushy

Symbian has announced an updated version of its operating system for mobile devices, promising better memory usage and integrated push e-mail support.The company also claims that Symbian OS 9.

March 26, 2007 by

The Great Vista/Mac Showdown: ReadyBoost stands alone

Last time, we looked at RAM usage by the Windows Vista and Mac OS operating systems. Now, we turn to memory enhancement, something that is unique to Windows Vista, because it includes a technology called ReadyBoost, which uses flash memory to supplement available system RAM.

February 27, 2007 by

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