Microsoft’s whopping update fixes 26 bugs in Windows, Office

Microsoft Corp. today released its largest security update in 18 months to patch 26 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer (IE), Windows Messenger and other software."Today is a perfect storm of client-side issues,"

Published on: August 18th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Court issues notices to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo for gender selection ads

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were issued notices by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday, following a complaint that they were promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child's gender through advertising

Published on: August 15th, 2008 John Ribeiro

Inside the corporate social networks of four tech companies

Microsoft calls it TownSquare. Deloitte hosts D Street. IBM has its Beehive, and Best Buy its BlueShirt Nation. No, it's not a real estate explosion. In industries from retail to high tech, banking

Published on: August 13th, 2008 Mary Brandel

Total Windows XP makeover…for free – Part 2

 In Part 1 of this feature we talked about immediate steps you could take to give Windows XP a little spit and polish. Now we delve a little deeper into this theme –

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Preston Gralla

How to make Windows XP faster and more reliable…for free – Part 1

Microsoft may have given up on Windows XP, but that doesn't mean you have to. While there's plenty of life in the old operating system, there's also a good chance XP may start

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Preston Gralla

15 Turning Points in Tech History

Or if Steve Jobs had never taken his fateful tour of Xerox PARC? Had he not seen PARC's GUI in action he might never have created the Macintosh. And then where would Windows

Published on: August 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

Big businesses ignoring Vista, survey shows

Fewer than one in 11 of the PCs being used in large or very large enterprises run Windows Vista, according to survey results released Wednesday by Forrester Research Inc. Of the 50,000 enterprise

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Eric Lai and Preston Gralla

How to get and keep Windows XP

Windows XP is dead ... long live Windows XP. You may have heard that as of June 30, you're no longer able to buy the operating system or obtain support for it. But

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Preston Gralla

“Open House” communications works wonders at Canadian Tire

To most Canadians the upside-down red triangle and Monopoly-style money that comes in five-cent denominations is associated with one store – Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire has rolled out their collaboration portal to all

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft stays in Eden with bite out of Apple

Microsoft's CEO said Wednesday that his company hopes to steal a page from Apple's playbook and change how it works with hardware makers in an attempt to duplicate its rival's success. In a

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Carl Jongsma

“Spam king” Soloway gets nearly four years in slammer

The "spam king" was sentenced on Tuesday to 47 months in prison, with a ruling that the court hopes sends a message to other online criminals.Robert Soloway, the man known as the spam

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

iPhone take a hike – business users still love us more: Microsoft

Companies - lots of them - are still buying Windows Mobile smart phones, and Microsoft Corp. doesn't want to let iPhone mania make them forget.During Microsoft's most recent fiscal year, 325 enterprises purchased

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Eric Lai and Matt Hamblen

Extreme interface makeover – How to tweak Vista so it resembles XP

Your new PC came with Vista. Maybe your office deployed Vista. Or, perhaps, you got caught up in the early hype and bought Vista. Whatever the case, now you're stuck with it. Wish

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Rick Broida

It’s still easy to buy Windows XP from PC retailers

I won't waste time rehashing the argument over whether Windows Vista is any good. The fact remains that lots of people prefer Windows XP, and they'll go to great lengths to get it.

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Christopher Null