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Get some down time over Thanksgiving by preparing in advance for the inevitable 'Turkey Day' tech support requests deluge.
Symantec researchers are impressed by Regin, which has been conducting high-level surveillance campaigns worldwide since 2008. Is it state-sponsored?
Amazon expands support for its streaming service that targets games developers to any Windows application.
Dell unveils its Black Friday/Cyber, which include the Venue 8 Pro 3000 Windows 8.1 tablet for $149.99 and an Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 for $349.99.
Microsoft is rebranding again its identity-manager security offering and making a public preview version of a new release.
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Problems with the update affected only Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012. The new update does not apply the new TLS ciphers by default.
A privilege escalation bug being exploited in the wild could turn a normal user into a domain administrator.
[UPDATED] An out-of-band update to all Windows versions will be released today. This is MS14-068, one of two updates held back on the November Patch Tuesday.
This is not an easy decision to make. There are some critical nuances you have to consider before you go one way or the other. In this article, we take a look at those factors.
The mysterious and critical Schannel vulnerability also contained some new TLS ciphers which are causing problems. Here's how to work around them.
After Windows 8, Microsoft needs to make Windows 10 a big success - here are some of the things it really has to get right.
Windows 7 is more than five years old. Most of the cheap upgrade offers that were available when it was fresh and new are long gone. But if you prefer the familiar Windows 7 interface (or need it for testing and evaluation) you can still find great deals. Here are all the details you need.
We've reached a point where we can have a fully functional Windows machine for cheap, with fast connections to peripherals and networks. That opens up a world of inexpensive, flexible, creative possibilities.
One Microsoft security update from yesterday stands out from the rest for severity and unanswered questions. Apply the MS14-066 update now or at least make sure your IPS has updates for it.
Microsoft is porting its server-side .NET stack to Linux and Mac OS X, and is making more of that stack available as open source.
If you're late to upgrade or have decided not to change your operating system, check out these tips to keep the system as secure as possible.
In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.
With its own personal assistant Cortana coming, Microsoft has lifted the lid on its ambition to bring the Windows Phone experience to the dashboard regardless of whether it's powered by Windows, Linux or Android.
If you want to stick with a Windows XP style interface, you should seriously consider using Linux Mint with its Cinnamon desktop.
After years of speculation, Microsoft has finally delivered editions of its flagship business productivity programs to the iPad platform. Here's what you'll find in the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps.
It's not scheduled to arrive for just a little more than a year from now but here are early details about what to expect with Microsoft's next big Windows release.
There are many reasons why users will be sticking with Windows XP after Microsoft ends all support next month. In the final analysis, none of them are good excuses.
Want more speed? These performance tips will work for any PC running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8.
One of our audience members asked how to back up an Office 365 document locally. It actually turns out to be pretty simple. Read this guide for the step-by-step process (which works with other Exchange servers, too).
Welcome to the official 2013 edition of our ZDNet DIY-IT Gift Guide. This year, in honor of 2013, we present to you 14 interesting and useful products that the DIY-ITer in your life will find particularly useful, fun, or cool.
We've asked these sorts of questions before, but now we have (or are about to have) a new crop of even more capable hardware. ZDNet's David Gewirtz put it to the acid test: could either serve as his main computer?
While Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are still keeping their new tablets under wraps, many other manufacturers chose the Berlin convention to show off their latest Android and Windows 8 slates. Here are a number of notable ones.
It's not just a service pack. Windows 8.1 is filled with dozens of significant improvements, large and small, that improve its usability. The built-in apps also get some major upgrades and additions. Is this enough to silence the skeptics?
XP will be falling off the Microsoft support wagon within a year, and Windows 8 is, ah, unattractive. Here are the best of your alternative choices.
Thanksgiving is over, and we're heading into December. It's time for a look back at all the blunders, catastrophes, epic fails and major screw-ups of 2012.
At the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to analysts about the possibility of a Windows Phone 7 tablet.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially introduces Windows Phone 7 at a press event in New York City. Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.
At mediabistro.com's Think Mobile conference in San Francisco, Microsoft evangelist, Joel Franusic talks about new functionality users can expect with the Windows phone 7. Franusic discusses the new interface, Office updates, and game development features.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.
At a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft's Robbie Bach and Derek Snyder unveil the Kin mobile phones. Based on the Windows 7 operating system, the new phones will have extensive social networking built in and will also be able to access the Zune music service.
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.
What were the top five stories that shaped 2009? From the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, to the departure and return of Steve Jobs to Apple, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share their views on the tech news that mattered most.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the new Droid phone set to release in early November. Diaz also previews the upcoming Salesforce.com conference and weighs in on whether consumers will buy Windows 7 during the holiday season.
Very impressive technology, with a strange double role, and a price tag that matches its massive size.
Microsoft's Technical Beta release of Windows Media Player 10 features a redesigned interface that provides easy access to online media stores. It also syncs better with portable devices.
Windows XP SP2 Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.