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At Apple's Q2 earnings call with analysts, top executives said iPad sales came in at the high end of the company's expectations but under outsider estimates. Macs are holding their own. Could this be a sign that sanity is returning when it comes to real productivity?
CEO Satya Nadella dropped a few possible clues about where he and Microsoft may be going during his first earnings-call outing. Here's my attempt to read between the lines.
Tony Prophet, most recently an HP Senior Vice President of Operations, is the new head of Windows Marketing.
Microsoft has made available for download a preview version of its Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1.
Having invested hundreds of million acquiring the Microsoft OS since 2010, the Chinese government is choosing to hang on and looking for Win XP-specific security products to protect user data.
Motorola Solutions is the latest company to sign a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft covering devices that run Android and Chrome OS.
[UPDATED] A bad update caused users of many Microsoft security products, not just Security Essentials, to experience "interrupted service". The latest update fixes the problem.
The withdrawal of support for XP helped one organisation decide its best option was a move away from Microsoft Windows as its main operating system.
Microsoft has cut the hefty prices it has been charging for Custom Support Agreements via which large enterprises can continue to receive updates and fixes for Windows XP.
Microsoft's newest Office 365 subscription plan is now generally available and includes iPads among the devices it supports.
Giving away Windows free to OEMs to load onto desktop and notebook PCs might seem like a good idea on the face of it, but in reality it's not necessary, and even if Microsoft were to do it, it's unlikely that it would do anything to overall PC sales.
For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
Too many staff with admin rights are making life hard for IT security teams.
About 40 percent of companies are still running Windows XP, but IBM's Fiberlink expects that figure to fall quickly.