PCs aren’t dying – we’re just using them longer

If there’s one meme I find more annoying than all the others that permeate the technology industry, it’s the contention that the traditional personal computer is dying. We hear it a lot, usually

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

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,

Published on: May 10th, 2012 Computerworld Staff

Windows 8 upgrade path from Vista, XP still unclear

Microsoft today declined to confirm whether users of Windows XP and Vista will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 when the latter launches later this year.On Monday, Microsoft spelled out

Published on: April 18th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

What you need to know about SMB network infrastructure upgrades

Many organizations are cautious when investing in anything new -- especially technology. Familiarity often leads companies to stick with what they know or have always used. Holding on to the past, however, can

Published on: March 8th, 2011 Sven Rasmussen

Four pitfalls to avoid when upgrading to Office 2010

A Microsoft Office upgrade can be intimidating, particularly for companies still using Office 2003. The distance between Office 2003 and Office 2010 can incite fears of compatibility problems and business disruptions in the

Published on: January 19th, 2011

Five real world lessons learned from Windows 7 migration

Windows 7 momentum is slowly but surely spilling over into the corporate world as long-frozen tech budgets begin to thaw and new PCs are purchased. Research firm Forrester predicts that enterprise-wide adoption of

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Firms using XP SP2 imperiled as retirement deadline looms

Three out of four companies will soon face more security risks because they continue to run the soon-to-be-retired Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), a report published today claimed.The report is based on

Published on: June 24th, 2010 Gregg Keizer and Maxine Cheung

How to whip your new Mac into shape

I've owned precisely one dozen Macs in my life. That means I've had plenty of opportunities to refine my process for taking a new, pristine Mac and making it feel like it's truly

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Lex Friedman

3 registry tweaks to speed up Windows 7

Every time you make a configuration change, that information is automatically written to the Registry. Change the system time, and the Registry is updated; change your desktop wallpaper, the Registry is updated; change

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 Michael Miller

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 likely to be a must-have upgrade

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 is a major upgrade from SharePoint 2007 in several areas. It has a much improved user interface, especially for online editing. It supports more browsers. It does a better job

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Martin Heller

Terrible things done to 10 great products

Technology companies are awfully fond of comparing their work to poetry and art. Unlike most poets and artists, though, techies seem incapable of leaving well enough alone.In fact, the industry's whole business model

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Surefire ways to squeeze the best performance from your Windows 7 PC

Windows 7 comes as a significant performance improvement over its predecessor, Windows Vista. But if you want to get the very best performance possible, you should make a few system tweaks to eliminate

Published on: October 20th, 2009 David Murphy

15 great tools that optimize Microsoft Office

What's the most popular application software in the world? Most likely, Microsoft Office. You use it, your colleagues use it, your relatives use it, and just about everyone you know uses it. You

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Preston Gralla

20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 2

In Part 1 of this feature we presented some fantastic capabilities that aren't available with Windows right now – but that you could easily add to your copy of XP or Vista right

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer