Video Rewind: How to use your iPad as a remote desktop connection

This episode of Video Rewind catches's associate editor Brian Jackson playing Angry Birds on an iPad which he was suppose to write a product review on. Jackson, however, quickly recovers and provides

Published on: September 15th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft blocks all SSL certificates issued by hacked Dutch firm

Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.The update -- the second for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but the first

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Weak passwords the target of

A new Widows worm is working its way through company networks by taking advantage of weak passwords, security researchers said over the weekend. The worm, dubbed "Morto" by Microsoft and Helsinki-based F-Secure, has

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft ‘fan boy’ blabs about quad-core Windows tablet

Microsoft was reportedly showing off an upcoming quad-core Windows slate Thursday during the company's TechEd New Zealand conference in Auckland. Two photos of the device were posted online by self-described Microsoft fan boy

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Ian Paul

Windows 7 tips to stay secure and save time

For many years, I didn't bother protecting my home network.Call me crazy, but I didn't see the need.All my neighbors have their own networks--all of thempassword-protected, of course. So why would I deal

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Rick Broida

Newest beta of Intune built with SMBs in mind

Microsoft's strategy for Windows Intune seems to be to get it ready for enterprise customers. If done right, that's good news for small businesses as well.Microsoft's product manager has called the beta "the

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Robert Dutt

Manage your Android phone from your PC with MobileGo

You can deride iTunes for its cut-off, protected environment. And you can complain about the iPhone's closed nature. But what you can't deny is that Apple's two products work incredibly well together, delivering

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

Microsoft to issue one critical Windows update this week

Microsoft today said it will issue four security updates next week, only one of which is pegged as critical, to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Windows and Visio 2003.Next Tuesday's patch lineup is smaller

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Lync the hidden gem in Office 365

By Robert Dutt After more than eight months of hype from Microsoft, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, formally goes live Tuesday with Microsoft launch events from New York and around the world.

Published on: June 29th, 2011 IDG News Service

Eight best confirmed features for Windows 8

Microsoft recently allowed select OEM partners to download updated preview builds of Windows 8. Since then, there have been several leaked images of supposedly new features that you might see in the next

Published on: June 7th, 2011 Howard Wen

Charlie Sheen, and 14 other possible replacements for Microsoft’s CEO

Hedge-fund muckety-muck David Einhorn ignited a firestorm when he called on Microsoft to oust its long-time CEO Steve Ballmer. Though Microsoft's Board of Directors has publicly expressed support for Ballmer, that hasn't prevented industry

Published on: May 31st, 2011

Chromebooks are destined to fail

Everyone wants what Microsoft's got, namely control of the most widely used computing platform. Or, more accurately, everyone wants the billions and billions of dollars that flow in from the dominance of desktop

Published on: May 17th, 2011 Mike Elgan

Microsoft to fix critical bugs in Windows Server, PowerPoint

Microsoft said May 5 that it will patch a critical bug in its Windows server software and two other vulnerabilities in PowerPoint, the presentation maker bundled with Office. After April's record-setting Patch Tuesday

Published on: May 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

10 free utilities to super-charge your hard drive

Most users are satisfied with the hard drive utilities that ship with Windows--especially the more powerful partitioning and defragging tools found in Windows Vista and 7. Since you're reading this, though, you're obviously

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Jon L. Jacobi