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FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates

FAQ: How to manage Windows 10 updates

If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a Service," rewrites almost all the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know.

February 3, 2017 by in Windows 10

Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation

Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation

Performing a clean install or a reset means you have to reinstall apps and desktop programs and start over with settings and preferences. If you suspect Windows has become damaged, there's a less drastic solution: Run Setup to repair Windows. Here's how.

February 1, 2017 by in Windows 10

How the Surface Pro 3 changed the way I work

How the Surface Pro 3 changed the way I work

For the first time in 20 years, I don't own a conventional clamshell laptop PC. The Surface Pro 3 has taken over all the functions that I used to need a laptop for, and it makes an excellent tablet, too. Here's how I use this device in PC and tablet modes.

October 28, 2014 by in Mobility

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.

October 2, 2014 by in Windows

The Future Of... Concierges

Traveling for work can take you to little-known cities, but that doesn't mean you need to wander the streets when you're looking for the closest copy center, train station or restaurant. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das visits Microsoft to learn how it's multi-touch computer, Surface can point you in the right direction.

August 24, 2009 in Microsoft

Microsoft's commitment to interoperability

At JavaOne in San Francisco, Microsoft's Dan'l Lewin declares interoperability a fundamental responsibility given the company's position in the industry. Based on today's mixed computing environments, Lewin says, "there is an inevitable requirement for interoperability and choice."

June 4, 2009 in Microsoft

E3 2009 Preview

As this year's E3 approaches, Brian Tong sits down with GameSpot's Ricardo Torres and CNET News' Daniel Terdiman to dissect the rumors and make some predictions.

May 29, 2009 in Microsoft

Microsoft and HP announce alliance at Interop

At the Interop Conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Stephen Elop and Hewlett-Packard's Ann Livermore announce a partnership between the two companies to bring a better, faster, less expensive, unified communication solution to businesses. Also, Microsoft's Warren Barkley demonstrates a touch-screen workspace that has drag and drop conference calls, voice to text voicemails, and an integrated document sharing space.

May 22, 2009 in Microsoft

'Desktop diving' with Google

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the updates to Google's mapping application, Google Earth 5. While Google Earth Pro sells for a pricey $400, Google Earth is free and Diaz explains why the search giant is giving away the goods during cash-strapped times. Diaz also discusses the competition the application faces from Microsoft.

February 4, 2009 in Microsoft

ASUS P525

ASUS P525

ASUS enters the local smartphone arena with a bang -- the P525 quad-band PDA looks to be a great companion for the mobile professional.

August 24, 2006 by in Collaboration

Nokia 6280

Nokia 6280

Nokia brings ease-of-use to 3G with the introduction of the 6280. Boasting a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, video camera, and an updated interface, Nokia paves the way for those cautious of third-generation phones.

April 9, 2006 by in Microsoft

Nokia 6111

Nokia 6111

The Nokia 6111 is an attractive, small phone that boasts plenty of functionality under the hood. Pity the onboard memory wasn't larger, though.

March 29, 2006 by in Microsoft

HP iPAQ rw6800

HP iPAQ rw6800

The BlackBerry for non-corporate users who require extensive multimedia capabilities, in addition to push-e-mail.

March 5, 2006 by in Windows

Nokia N70

Nokia N70

It might be the baby of Nokia's N Series, but it still sports a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a 64MB reduced-size MMC.

January 2, 2006 by in Microsoft

O2 Xda Atom

O2 Xda Atom

It has Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel camera and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0, yet shares the same dimensions as the Xda II Mini. Find out what the hype on the Xda Atom is all about.

November 29, 2005 by in Windows

First Take: Nokia 7380

First Take: Nokia 7380

A keyless dial and built-in mirror aims to please women looking for a discreet phone to slip into their handbags. The tiny 7380 also contains a 2-megapixel camera for taking surreptious snaps while out on the town.

November 20, 2005 by in Microsoft

First Take: Nokia N92

First Take: Nokia N92

Watch TV broadcasts on your mobile with Nokia's N92 3G handset. There's also Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth for connectivity and an external memory card slot for recording your favourite shows. Nokia Australia is yet to announce local availability. Stay tuned to CNET.com.au for more information about Nokia's Nseries.

November 17, 2005 by in Microsoft

Nokia 6230i

Nokia 6230i

Nokia's 6230i is an upgraded version of its classic, unpretentious 6230 with a higher quality screen, 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.

July 11, 2005 by in Microsoft

O2 Xphone IIm

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

June 20, 2005 by in Windows

Nokia 3230

Nokia 3230

The 3230 continues Nokia's run of style-plus-substance phones, offering a 1.2-megapixel camera, video editing and a positively lush-looking screen.

May 2, 2005 by in Microsoft

Nokia 9300

Nokia 9300

Nokia's 9300 is no longer a brick, but it's also no longer alone in the smart phone space. It's a good evolution of an existing design that should appeal to existing Communicator users, though.

April 18, 2005 by in Microsoft

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