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August 25, 2010 By


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

November 1, 2013 by

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.

April 16, 2013 by

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 1, 2013 by

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.

October 30, 2007 By Andreas Kreisl

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...

September 1, 2010 by

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.

February 28, 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.

July 10, 2009 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.

June 11, 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.

October 24, 2008 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.

December 26, 2007 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.

September 6, 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.

March 26, 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.


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