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  • Perspective: Throw Windows XP a lifeline, Microsoft

    Microsoft's support for WIndows XP ends in less than four months, and the company has warned users repeatedly that it's time to move on. But a lot of them are sticking with the aged OS. And for Microsoft, that's a problem.

    Written by Gregg Keizer18 Dec. 13 20:43
  • How Apple is playing hardball with Microsoft

    Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is interesting on several fronts.

    Written by Scot Finnie11 Nov. 13 17:43
  • Microsoft puts Windows XP laggards in a pinch

    Microsoft last week painted Windows XP consumer and small business customers into an even smaller corner when it said it could not recommend that they upgrade to Windows 8.1, the update to Windows 8 slated to ship Oct. 18.

    Written by Gregg Keizer23 Sept. 13 20:11
  • How to Improve Your IT Job Prospects by Volunteering

    Unemployed? Don't sit at home and wait (and hope) for an opportunity. Volunteering your IT skills is a way to keep current and show potential employers your business and technical acumen, your character and your drive.

    Written by Sharon Florentine23 Sept. 13 13:38
  • How to prepare for Windows 8 even though it's not coming to enterprises

    Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.

    Written by Shane O'Neill20 May 13 20:08
  • Ten improvements we'd like to see in iOS

    Like clockwork, Apple has released a new major version of its iOS mobile operating system every summer since 2008, and we expect 2013 to be no different. iOS 7 seems likely to take its bow at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be held June 10 through 14 in San Francisco.

    Written by Macworld Staff29 April 13 13:57
  • The secret of Apple's design success: the humane interface

    A key to Apple's success is the company's insistence on reducing options in the name of reducing complexity. Those who decry Apple customers as fanboys attack us and the company alike, saying that because Apple chooses to focus on simplicity, we and it must also be simple. That's the wrong interpretation of the facts.

    Written by Dave Wiskus24 Jan. 13 17:34
  • Gartner's Top 10 tech trends for 2013

    The arrival of Windows 8 makes "mobile device battles" Gartner's top technology trend for next year.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau23 Oct. 12 19:27