Windows 8 will include app store, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft has begun talking about Windows 8 in general terms, reprising a blog-based strategy that it used in the year-long run-up to Windows 7.Microsoft kicked off the "Building Windows 8" blog on Monday,

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Mac OS X Lion: get your computer ready for upgrade

Now that Lion has attained "golden master" status, it may be just days before Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.Only Apple knows the release date -- the latest rumors have it as today,

Published on: July 6th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Mac OS X Lion: Top 7 new features for business

Ever since Mac OS X Lion was announced, many of us have been wondering what it will mean for businesses and IT departments. So far, that discussion has focused largely on distribution: How

Published on: June 28th, 2011 John C. Welch

Everything you need to know about Mac OS X Lion

The last time Apple updated the Mac operating system-2009's Snow Leopard release-the most noteworthy changes happened under the hood. That's not the case with Lion, the next major version of Mac OS X.

Published on: June 10th, 2011 Macworld Staff

Apple’s Mac App Store launches with more than 1,000 apps

On Thursday Apple opened the Mac App Store, releasing a software update for Snow Leopard that allows Mac users to buy software using the same mechanisms they use to buy iOS apps and

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Jason Snell

Mac OS X update debunks security myth

Perhaps you've heard that the Apple Mac OS X operating system is simply more secure by design and not prone to the security flaws and vulnerabilities that plague the dominant Microsoft Windows operating

Published on: November 12th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Stay productive on Facebook with these 4 apps

If you're like other Facebook users., you probably spend a good chunk of your online time aimlessly browsing wall posts, photo albums and playing games-seven hours a month, to be exact, according to

Published on: August 1st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Apple iPad — As smart and stylish as they come

I have read every review about Apple's new iPad leading up to -- and after -- its launch today. I've seen just about every possible adjective used to describe the brilliant, 1024-by-768-pixel screen;

Published on: April 9th, 2010 Michael DeAgonia

Apple’s secret – Mac and iPhone will never be ready for business

Last summer, it looked like Apple was finally going to make its Macs and iPhones enterprise-capable, giving hope to those who wanted a more stable, less failure-prone option at the office. Soon, it

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Galen Gruman

How to set up a Windows 7 PC to share printers, files with XP, Vista machines

With Windows 7, you can more easily share files and printers across a network via the new HomeGroups feature. HomeGroups lets you connect to files and printers with a group password--if all the

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Zack Stern

5 smart ways to supercharge your netbook

The words overclocking and netbook appear in a sentence together about as often as Steve Ballmer is spotted at a Linux convention. Netbooks are all about portability over performance. Overclocking is all about

Published on: October 28th, 2009 Eric Lai

Windows XP users finally migrating to Vista, Windows 7

Maybe people are actually starting to tire of Microsoft's eight-year-old Windows XP.According to Web measurement company Net Applications, which tracks the operating systems used by a pool of about 160 million unique Web

Published on: September 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

VirtualBox a smooth and easy way to run multiple operating systems

Whether you prefer Linux, Windows, or Mac OS X, you can probably get almost everything you need done with your chosen OS. However, sometimes a task demands an OS that you are not

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Apple Snow Leopard offers big benefits to business users

It's the OS that won't go away, despite many enterprises' avowed distaste and Apple's own public disinclination to support enterprise usage. And yet, the newest Mac OS -- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Galen Gruman