The end of Microsoft XP: why it’s important to switch now

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP has had a storied and lengthy run - for the better part of a decade, it was the de facto standard for home and business computing. Microsoft released versions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Charles Henderson

Class action against Microsoft for overcharging can go ahead, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Canadian businesses and consumers who indirectly purchased Microsoft's operating systems and other software can now take part in a class action lawsuit alleging the vendor overcharged for its products, the Supreme Court of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top features to try in Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview

Windows 8 Enterprise users can now download a preview version of the first major update for Microsoft Corp.'s touch screen-friendly user interface. The general availability for the patch is expected in October. Aside

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Dell positions itself squarely behind Windows 8 push

Windows 8 was front and centre at Dell’s second annual customer conference in Austin, Texas last week. It was on most of the computers in the Solution Center. It was on the machines

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2012 Lynn Greiner

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry 10 alpha

If there's one thing Canada's tech industry is looking forward to in 2013, it's BlackBerry 10. Research in Motion's new operating system has been long anticipated. It will signal whether RIM will be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

3 tips for a successful Windows 8 roll out

Windows 8 hasn't even been released yet, but with the big day approaching this Friday it’s a good time to think about your business migration strategy. Many businesses have just recently moved to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Windows 8: ultimate guide to Microsoft’s big OS release

Near the end of October, Microsoft Corp. will release Windows 8, its most major update to its flagship operating system product since Windows 7 was released three years ago. A New York-based event

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 5th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 released to manufacturers

Microsoft Corp. announced today that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM), hitting another milestone in the development of its flagship operating system.The RTM phase means Microsoft has finished polishing the OS

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Over 900,000 Android OS devices activated daily, Google says

Android continues to grow, with over 900,000 devices based on the OS now being activated every day, according to Andy Rubin, who heads up development of the smartphone operating system at Google.That figure

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2012

Windows 8 to automatically detect boot problems

Microsoft yesterday promised that a feature it's added to Windows 8 will put a stop to endless reboots.Unlike earlier versions, Windows 8 will automatically call up a new menu with repair and recovery

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Why Windows 8 offers better security for startups

When Windows 8 comes out later this year, the new Start screen and Metro-style apps will likely be the first changes you'll notice, but those aren't the only things that are new. Microsoft

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2012 Eric Geier

Apple updates Mac OSX Lion to 10.7.4

Apple yesterday patched 36 vulnerabilities in Mac OS X, most of them critical, plugging a hole that revealed passwords used to encrypt folders with an older version of FileVault.p>Both Mac OS X 10.7,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 10th, 2012 Computerworld Staff

Windows 8 Preview beats Windows 7 in performance tests

Windows 8‘s Metro interface may be controversial, but it looks like few PC users will complain about the new operating system’s performance. Our PCWorld Lab put the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 through

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Nate Ralph

A fresh update for LibreOffice

Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 16th, 2012 Katherine Noyes