How Microsoft’s Cortana will make you a better brother

SAN FRANCISCO - We got a first look at Microsoft Corp.'s mobile digital assistant Cortana at its Build conference on Wednesday. Cortana, the name plucked from videogame franchise Halo in which an artificial

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian availability unknown for new Nokia Lumia devices

SAN FRANCISCO -- There’s lots to say about Nokia’s latest smartphone, the Lumia 930. It has a 5-in. screen, can be charged wirelessly, has a 20 MP camera, will ship with Windows Phone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Windows XP: The final shutdown

On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will end its support for the Windows XP operating system. After 12 long years of receiving security updates, having Microsoft technical support answering your phone calls or emails,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Gartner’s top 10 software vendors by revenue shows ‘sea change’ for 2013

Salesforce.com is the world's fastest growing software vendor that makes annual revenue over $3 billion with a growth rate of 33.3 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to Stamford, Ct.-based analyst firm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

What tablet screen size is right for you?

By Diana Zelikman, Fueled When Apple first revitalized the tablet PC category with the iPad in April 2010, only 9.7-inch screens were available. Five years later, a plethora of tablets and tablet screen sizes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 24th, 2014 Fueled

Windows XP end of support – Mitigating the security concerns

Only a few more days now, and Windows XP will officially be end of life.  April 8, 2014 will be the last day that Windows XP or Office 2003 receive any bug fixes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 19th, 2014 Brian Bourne

Office 365 Personal Canadian pricing matches US pricing

From clothing to book prices to software licences, Canadians are used to shelling out more money than their neighbours south of the border for many products. That practice made sense when our dollar

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson


Microsoft woos marketers with Dynamics Marketing, Social Listening

ATLANTA - Not only is Microsoft Corp. getting ready to launch its newly branded marketing and social listening software offerings this spring, it's reworking its own marketing strategy to recognize the rising technology

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Delta Airlines creates in-flight POS with Nokia Lumia, Microsoft Dynamics

ATLANTA - Delta Airlines is already using Surface 2 tablets in the cockpit and Nokia Lumia devices in the cabin, but will soon upgrade to the Lumia 1520 across its workforce of flight

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft releases free Windows XP migration tool; end of support nigh

Windows XP users will start receiving warning messages about the April 8 end of support date March 8, and Microsoft Corp. is offering a new migration tool to help them upgrade to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

10 security concerns for the public cloud: Russinovich

SAN FRANCISCO - It’s not news that businesses are moving more and more of their data to the cloud. But even as cloud storage and computing have hit the mainstream, there are a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

RSA keynotes tackle NSA allegations out of the gate

Updated on Feb. 26, 2014 at 7:45am ET with analyst comments from Anton Chuvakin of Gartner Inc. There’s been a lot of talk about RSA Security Inc.’s involvement with the U.S. National Security

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2014 Candice So

Windows error reporting helps researchers uncover attacks

Windows Error Reporting, the program that sends details to Microsoft Corp. each time an application crashes or fails to update, helped researchers find evidence of attacks leveled against an unnamed government agency and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 19th, 2014 Candice So