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Apple needs to make iOS updating as painless as possible, because right now it is conditioning users into seeing updates as a headache, and that's going to create serious problems for the company down the line.
Microsoft isn't building Windows 10 specifically with you or me in mind. Microsoft is building it to cater for the billion or so people out there using PCs that aren't touch-enabled and who just want to get their job done.
Third time is the charm for Surface Pro, but what is the future for hybrid devices and Windows 10?
Businesses are weighing up the possibility that Windows 10 really might be Microsoft's final major Windows release and the implications of rapid OS updates taking the place of big bang upgrades.
Osborne produced the world's first practical, portable, personal computer. What is often overlooked is his other achievements notable achievements.
Improvements to iCloud and Apple's bundled apps are welcome, but Yosemite's introduction is marred by erratic wi-fi support.
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Call it 'Threshold' no more. The next and last major version of Microsoft's Windows client operating system will be called Windows 10 when it is released next year.
Here are five features that Microsoft needs to add to Windows 9 if it is to have a chance of tempting me back into the ecosystem and dissipating the cloud of negativity that Windows 8 currently finds itself engulfed in.
Despite Apple releasing iOS 8.0.2 to fix issues that were caused by iOS 8.0.1, Australian iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are still reporting that they are experiencing problems with cellular network connectivity and Touch ID.
Apple has released its iOS 8.0.2 update just a day after iPhone users around the world were left without cell service or Touch ID functionality following yesterday's bug-ridden iOS 8.0.1 release.
British mainframe player Micro Focus has finalised a $1.2 billion deal to merge with rival company The Attachmate Group, with the proposed post-merger entity expected to claim combined revenues of $1.4 billion.
Microsoft is planning some serious changes to Outlook for Mac and the developer of a setup script wants some feedback before he heads to Redmond.
Fusion 7 adopts OS X Yosemite design cues. The professional version ties into VMware's private cloud infrastructure and supports more than 200 operating systems.
Microsoft withdrew support for Windows XP in April. That's been the cue for some in the developer community to work on new service packs for the elderly operating system.
Concerns over surveillance by the United States and its Five Eyes allies, coupled with its current monopoly probe into Microsoft, has led to China considering its own OS, according to reports.
It's now technically and legally possible to build a 7-inch tablet running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. Will any OEM — including Microsoft — do so?
The iPad is good for many things, and with these apps it can run Windows and other OSes.
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 with LTE is a beautiful piece of hardware, but the price is too high with a 2-year contract and it comes with last year's operating system. It's tough to argue with the Super AMOLED Plus display and the customizability of the Android OS though too.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is jam-packed with interesting and well-hidden features. Ed Bott shows you a dozen hidden gems you might not find on your own.
While readers wanted to see the new iPad most - while Windows 8, solar storms and Google searches were among the hot galleries, too. See the best of the best.
With less than six months before Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone, what do we want -- and need -- in a new smartphone?
Even a timid Linux user can handle encryption with the help of the right tool. Here are some good, user-friendly options.
Whether you crave a highly customized desktop or just want a different look and feel, one of these shells might be just what you're looking for.
Ubuntu’s upcoming Unity-based Linux desktop is already looking pretty darngood.
The software giant worked with West Coast Customs to create a rolling showcase for its technology, baking in features from Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox, among other products.
Jailbreaking is "legal, ethical, and just plain fun", and allows you to use your iPhone exactly how you want it to.
People are looking for ways to use mobile technology to get healthier and several companies now have products to aid you in this endeavor. We don't always need to track intense workouts, but need ways to track the other 23 hours of our life.
If your daily work involves mostly Windows desktop apps, the default arrangement of icons isn't exactly conducive to productivity. The solution: Clear away the clutter and build a cleaner, more personal Start screen.
Windows Server 8 can be installed with or without a GUI, uses the Metro look-and-feel, and runs the show from the new Server Manager. Find out more in our screenshot gallery.
The Consumer Preview is very close to the final Windows 8 user experience, with new touch gestures and improved support for mouse and keyboard. Our extensive gallery explores the look and feel of Windows' latest incarnation.
A close-up look at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Moving, resizing, and arranging windows on the screen has been one of those things we've done since the earliest days of Microsoft Windows. If you've used Windows since, oh, 1995 or so, you know the maximize, minimize, and restore buttons like the back of your hand. But those old-school tools just don't cut it with today's big monitors and high-definition resolutions. ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you a cool new set of gestures and shortcuts to help you move, resize, and arrange windows more intelligently.
Will Microsoft's Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? The new operating system offers a new graphical user interface, more reliable power management tools, and better search, but it still might not offer enough to convince PC users to buy it. ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel product manager Claire Alexander shows Intel CEO Paul Otellini a demo of the Linux-based, open-source operating system Moblin, which will include next-generation mobile features such as a touch-screen interface.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini shows off some new consumer devices optimized to run Intel processors and various versions of Windows 7. He also looks at the company's next-generation microprocessor, Sandy Bridge, running on Windows 7.
At VMworld in San Francisco, VMware CTO Stephen Herrod shows a Visa mobile application on a Microsoft Windows CE device that is also running virtually on Google's Android OS. The functionality allows users to run "any app on any device," the VMware executive says.
With earnings season looming, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz look ahead at July and discuss what's on deck for the big four: Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. We all know ad spending has tapered, but what does that mean for Google? And will Windows 7 carry Microsoft through the recession?
ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley and Sumi Das talk about Microsoft's latest announcements around its new OS, search, and mobile. Foley says Bing and Windows 7 are getting most of the press as of late, but it's really Windows Mobile 7 that could cause the biggest stir when it launches next Spring.
Mobile-device security, two factor log-ins, and AppLocker, a code-signing feature for applications, are just a few of the security advancements Microsoft is rolling out with its Windows 7 operating system. Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing division, explains at the RSA Conference in San Francisco how it will be safer, easier, and faster to sign in remotely to a business network.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Palm Senior Vice President of Applications and Services Michael Abbott announced an early access program of the company's new developing platform, WebOS. The new platform will run apps natively on the device and enables greater integration with cloud applications like Google and Facebook. Abbott stressed that the company is looking for developer feedback and that the platform is evolving.
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition makes tablet PCs easier to use, but the whole package isn't ready to replace your primary PC.
Lindows truly is a viable consumer alternative to Windows or Mac OS -- especially if you're on a budget.
Windows XP's first service pack is a worthwhile download -- if only for the security patches -- as long as you have the bandwidth. If not, you're better off using Windows Update or ordering it on CD.
Take a good, hard look at Mac OS X 10.2 if you're adding a Mac to a Windows network -- Jaguar's new tools can't be beaten. But home users, beware the £99 upgrade price if you're not looking for networking options.
Thanks to version 10.1, OS X is now ready for the masses. If you already have OS X, upgrade now. OS 9 users should wait for Microsoft Office X to ship.
A good choice for getting started with Linux, or for developing a small network of Linux clients.
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