Windows 8 Task Manager offers simplicity and power

Design simplicity is the key for Windows 8, and Microsoft recently discussed on its blog yet another popular Windows feature getting streamlined in Windows 8: the task manager. The new task manager echoes

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Ian Paul

Everything we know about Mac OS X Lion on launch day

 Apple gave us our first glimpse at Lion, the next incarnation of the Mac OS, last October. Over the past few months, bits and bobs about the new OS have slowly come out--in

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Lex Friedman and Serenity Caldwell

Apple responds to fake antivirus attacks

Apple on Wednesday updated the malware engine included with Snow Leopard to detect the newest version of MacDefender, the fake antivirus program that's plagued users for the last month.The update was the latest

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft exec’s gaffe gives Apple a whack of attack ammo

Let's play "Simon Says." Simon says Windows 7's design was based on the Mac OS. Ooops. The Simon in question is Microsoft's partner group manager Simon Aldous, who in an interview with tech

Published on: November 17th, 2009

Microsoft calls its executive’s Mac remark ‘uninformed’ and ‘inaccurate’

Microsoft Corp. yesterday disowned a company executive who said his company's Windows 7 was inspired by Apple Inc.'s Mac operating system, calling his comments "uninformed" and "inaccurate."In an interview published Tuesday, Simon Aldous,

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Windows vs. Mac – time to stop the bickering

You would think the upcoming release of Windows 7 were an event of real significance, but it isn't. Windows will still be Windows, Mac will still be Mac, and not much will change.Does

Published on: October 15th, 2009 David Coursey

Snow Leopard

Whenever Apple releases a new operating system, the first thing creatives consider before updating is whether or not the new OS will play nicely with their existing investments in hardware and software. For

Published on: September 10th, 2009 James Dempsey

Windows 7 vs. Snow Leopard – five features compared

Apple's latest operating system update, Mac OSX Snow Leopard, rolled out on August 28, and while Apple says the new OS is "refined, not reinvented," it'll become the de facto competitor to Microsoft

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Jared Newman

Mac OS X 10.5.5, a solid mid-product life release

Monday's release of OS X 10.5.5 brought a slew of updates--136MB worth in the Software Update version on my Mac--most of which were described in Apple's nicely-detailed release notes. I've now updated all

Published on: September 18th, 2008 Rob Griffiths

Eight great things you can do with Apple Preview

Apple's Preview is more than just a fast and efficient program for reading PDFs, viewing graphics, and running slide shows. The version that comes with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) has some powerful

Published on: April 4th, 2008 Kirk McElhearn