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Although there are a few problems with iOS 7, I'd say it's a success. I like it. I like that it has some Metro-esque qualities and a few Androidy things about it. But there's one feature that's my very favorite: AirDrop.
I installed iOS 7 for my iPad and for my iPhone. My first thought was, 'OMG, it's Windows 8.' No 'live' tiles but still the look and feel of Windows 8. Looks like Apple is a fan of Metro, even if Windows users aren't.
Could the Mac mini become a popular choice for Apple-loving BYODers? I think it could.
Saying goodbye to Windows is harder than you think. Four weeks with a Mac has made me change my habits and the way I view the personal computer. But it hasn't made me leave Windows.
After nine external beta releases, Apple today released an incremental update to OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion.
While the new iPhone launch event left me lukewarm, the introduction of a 64-bit processor stirred the technologist in me. The new processor in the iPhone can easily power a MacBook in the not-too-distant future.
With roughly seven months to go until Windows XP's end-of-life deadline, an alternative to Microsoft support has appeared in the form of Arkoon's EXP.
The most significant aspect of Ubuntu 13.10 (codenamed Saucy Salamander) is the first release of Mir, Canonical's next-generation display server, which replaces X Windows. Saucy Salamander also features Unity 7 and Linux kernel 3.11.
The second week with my Mac mini has been a mix of frustration and enhanced productivity. Frustration thanks to bad software and productivity thanks to helpful readers.
Cupertino recently updated a security component for OS X. However, company's recommended best practice is still to disable Java in Safari.
The latest monthly NetMarketShare reports contain a few eyebrow-raising numbers. Windows 8 is up sharply, XP usage has plummeted, and Google's Chrome browser seems to be falling out of favor. But this month's report might need a big asterisk to account for a key methodology change.
Chinese search giant said to be in discussions with local manufacturer Huan Technology on developing a set-top box or chip for use in smart TVs, which could take on Alibaba Group's move into the Internet TV space in July.
With the release of the Ubuntu Touch Preview and the Ubuntu SDK, along with the thinking revealed by the Edge project, Canonical's plans for operating system convergence by April 2014 are gradually taking shape.
Nobel-winning economist and New York Times opinionator Paul Krugman tries to put into context Steve Ballmer's exit announcement, the history of the Wintel industry and the rise of smart phones. What's hindering Krugman's analysis is that he's a typical Windows PC end-user.
A popular alternative to the standard Mac Calendar application now supports Microsoft Exchange. BusyCal 2.5 offers more sharing and notification options than the Exchange support in Apple Calendar, the company said.