Acer unveils three new ChromeOS devices for consumers and the education market.
Acer unveils three new ChromeOS devices for consumers and the education market.
Microsoft is continuing to push new Windows 10 PCs, plus its various Learning Tools as key differentiators in its quest for more share in the education space.
For years, privacy advocates have been pushing Microsoft to offer more transparency over the telemetry data it collects in Windows 10. The latest Insider Preview builds suggest that new tools to manage this data are in the works.
IBM increased revenues by a real 1 percent in its latest financial quarter, but annual results were down for the sixth year in a row. The company is almost back to where it was 20 years ago, excluding inflation.
The latest version of the Wine compatibility layer for Windows on Linux is available for download.
January's release of Office 2016 for the Mac includes lots of new features. But more importantly, it now brings the underlying code base of Microsoft's various Office flavors into alignment.
Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that take you to specific pages with a single click. Ed Bott...
Launched a year ago, Microsoft HealthVault Insights applications are being discontinued. But Microsoft continues to work on the intersection of AI and healthcare.
AMD PCs can now install Microsoft's Windows update with fixes for Meltdown and Spectre and the bug that caused boot problems.
With Linux running two out of five server instances on Azure, it's past time to learn how to do a good job of running Linux on Microsoft's Azure cloud
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.
The enterprise software giant is working on Spectre fixes for Solaris on Sparc V9.
Using the Windows Update for Business feature, you can postpone or pause Windows 10 upgrades and updates. You don't have to be an IT pro to use Windows Update for Business (although it helps), but you'll need a business edition of Windows 10. Here are step-by-step instructions.
Microsoft's premium tablet PC is now available in to order in more countries.
Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. But those offers could end soon.
Microsoft's latest Windows Server Insider test build, 17074, adds new Storage Spaces Direct capabilities, among a couple of other new features.
Samsung wants to be the smartphone brand for the enterprise and thanks to powerful communication consolidation apps like Samsung Focus, it's definitely doing what it needs to in order to gain followers.
Coke 2, Bic's 'she-pen', and Nokia's 'taco phone' N-gage probably shouldn't have been released, but they shouldn't be forgotten either.
In this series, we look at everything, large and small, that has changed the way we do things or has significantly enhanced our lives. In part 13, we look at software innovation.
They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.
If you want to take a walk round the shop of the future, a good place to start is a supermarket located in the Bicocca district of Milan, Italy. There, thanks to a blend of gaming technologies, IoT and cloud computing, you can seamlessly interact with the products that interest you and make better buying choices.
As Microsoft Edge adoption increases, critical extensions are starting to show up for the promising new browser. We spotlight ten of them.
Click by click, we'll show you how to get Microsoft's Apache Hadoop-based big bata service up and running.
Microsoft's Azure Data Lake is now generally available, but what does it do, and how does it work? Here's a tour around the service's tooling and capabilities, to help you understand it and get productive with it, quickly.
Those who want a Windows powered laptop don't have to feel jealous of those who choose the macOS path, because there are some truly awesome Windows 10 laptops available.
Windows tablets existed long before the iPad was even dreamt of. Take a tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - devices of the last decade.
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.
If you are uncomfortable with the thought of Microsoft owning LinkedIn and having access to your career data, here are some other business social networks you could try instead.
Surprise! Microsoft is among the most prolific developers of apps for the Android platform. And Redmond has turned on the afterburners in the past year, releasing a string of quality business-focused apps. Here are my 10 picks for the best of the bunch.
Here is a selection of accessories for your Windows 10 PC or laptop to help boost your productivity.
Being a Mac user doesn't mean that you have to turn your back completely on the Windows ecosystem. There are a number of ways that you can run your favorite Windows applications on your Mac - and some won't cost you a penny.
Cortana may not have Alexa's industry support, but it's far from buried. Microsoft's agent has a unique opportunity to bring greater productivity to workers and even other agents, but it needs some near-term proof points.
Skype Insider testers on Windows Desktops, iOS, Android, Linux, and Mac can start testing Microsoft's end-to-end encrypted Private Conversations feature.
Marco DeMello, CEO and founder of PSafe, recounts his work helping Microsoft acquire Hotmail, re-engineering the security infrastructure of Windows, working with Bill Gates and how AI is a double edged sword when it comes to internet security.
Bing, Cortana and Office 365 are getting more features that Microsoft is categorizing as powered by AI. Here's what's coming.
Microsoft has announced a major renovation of its Redmond campus that will take seven years to complete.
Work has already begun on the 'federal client'.
If and when Microsoft brings a foldable mobile Windows 10 device to market, are there specific apps and services might give it a fighting chance? Read more: http://zd.net/2ArOkjD
This is an early look at a new Windows 10 feature, called Sets, which is currently in development.
Microsoft has published a new standard for creating a very secure Windows 10 machine.
You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Use this checklist to ensure that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum.
Microsoft's new Mixed Reality Capture Studio will crate content for HoloLens and other virtual reality headsets.
Microsoft's Sonar checks accessibility, interoperability, performance, Progressive Web Apps, and security.
This new Windows Phone is an affordable handset for business users who want to stick with Microsoft's mobile OS.
If you live in the Microsoft world, the way many businesses use Cortana makes the Invoke potentially as handy around the office as at home.
Microsoft's newest addition to the Surface line is a 15-inch beast with surprisingly good battery life.
Now on sale in the UK, Surface Studio offers excellent engineering, touchscreen controls and the optional Surface Dial. But even creatives may find the price tag steep.
First Look: Don't call it Surface Pro 5. The latest iteration of the Surface Pro loses the model number, keeps the kickstand, and adds mostly subtle refinements.
Microsoft's new 'Slack competitor' has improved dramatically since the preview, and new features are arriving regularly. Where it shines is threaded chat, easy video meetings and superb integration with other Office 365 tools.
This experimental minimal email search tool from Microsoft is useful, but it's more likely to turn into a feature than an actual product.
At just $288, the Alcatel Idol 4S is a solid piece of hardware and does well at running Windows 10. There are some minor performance issues with Bluetooth and the fingerprint scanner, but if you like the Live Tile interface then it's one of the best available to hold you over until a possible Microsoft Surface phone.
A visual planning tool that fits in between personal task management and full project management, Planner has a nice approach to the basics but needs more powerful features to really shine.
Six months ago, I decided to replace my desktop PC with a Surface Pro 4 and a Surface Dock. After a few frustrating months, I think this might work out.
Despite its innovative dual-lens camera system, the P9 doesn't threaten today's leading flagship smartphones. However, it wouldn't take much to turn the P-series into a genuine challenger.
Interesting design ideas, solid construction and a high-end specification make Microsoft's first hybrid laptop an intriguing option at the more expensive end of the market.
After owning both the first Surface Pro and the Surface Pro 3, I never thought I would consider any other device for my home office. Dell has shown me that there are other viable alternatives.