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Rob Enderle
How the Windows Phone Could Rise Up and Dominate
08/31/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1413 Words

Apple clearly spanked the entire cellphone market when it released the iPhone, through a process very similar to the one Microsoft used for Windows 95. I'm not saying Microsoft will do this -- I'm just pointing out that it could (and looking back...

Richard Adhikari
Cortana Cozies Up to Android Users
08/26/15 10:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 546 Words

As is typical with betas, Microsoft is working to improve the Cortana for Android experience and will incorporate user feedback, the company said.

Whys and Wherefores
There is already a personal digital assistant available to Android users, of course...

John P. Mello Jr.
Shadow IT Feeds 'Man in the Cloud' Attacks
08/27/15 12:05 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1531 Words

Aug. 18. Microsoft releases out-out-of-band patch for Internet Explorer to address zero-day flaw that allows an attacker to gain the same user rights as the operator of a computer. Aug. 20. University of Rhode Island reveals data breach has placed at risk some...

Jack M. Germain
At 24, Linux Has Come Out of the Basement
08/26/15 6:56 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1180 Words

Linux Is Liberating
"Linux liberated people and businesses from Microsoft lock-in," observed Pierre Fricke, vice president of product marketing for EnterpriseDB .

Before Linux there was no open choice. You had lock-in even with Unix . People simply used...

Quinten Plummer
Microsoft Aims to Meet Gamers' Great Expectations
08/05/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 829 Words

Even some loyal Xbox fans might disagree with that proclamation, but Microsoft attempted to back up its assertion with a content-rich presentation bedazzled with exclusive games.

With more than 400,000 gamers and developers and other industry players in its ecosystem, Microsoft has...

Rob Enderle
Windows 10: Changing the Apple vs. Microsoft Dynamic
08/03/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1487 Words

... I find most interesting about Windows 10 is that if Apple wanted to knock Microsoft off the desktop, then it -- not Microsoft -- should have released a product like this. When I say "like this," I mean one that could transform...

Peter Suciu
20 Years Later, Windows 95 Launch Brings Tears of Nostalgia - and Hilarity
08/24/15 2:24 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 882 Words

The Windows 95 launch also was notable for turning a software release -- an operating system at that -- into a major media event. Microsoft pulled out all stops, including having comedian Jay Leno share the stage with Gates. The company paid big...

Richard Adhikari
Windows 10 Raises Some Hackles
08/07/15 10:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 636 Words

That incident raised howls of laughter, but it points to one of the problems early users of Microsoft's new OS have reported.

Complaints began surfacing with the release of Windows 10 Preview, but many suspended judgment on the grounds that...

Quinten Plummer
Everybody Can Run - Not Walk - to the Rapture
08/12/15 10:12 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 829 Words

The PlayStation 4 exclusive became available Tuesday, ahead of a holiday release schedule that's tilted in favor of Microsoft's Xbox, as far as high-profile exclusives go.

The Chinese Room , a game development studio that previously worked exclusively on PC and...

Peter Suciu
Broken Windows and 12 Hours of Missing Time
08/09/15 10:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1199 Words

... fact that Microsoft has posted a Web page for users to Get help with Windows 10 upgrade and installation errors probably is just the latest sign that the release of its new -- and highly anticipated -- operating system has some problems...

Richard Adhikari
Windows 10 FUD Fades Fast
08/14/15 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 697 Words

Windows 10 gives users many options to disable certain data-gathering and reporting features, but it appears that some communications to Microsoft servers still slip through.

So far, there doesn't seem to be anything shifty or harmful about those interactions -- but to...

Richard Adhikari
Malvertisers Poison Yahoo's Ad Network
08/04/15 1:07 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 577 Words

The attackers used the Angler Exploit Kit, described as highly sophisticated, to redirect visitors to ad sites on two Microsoft Azure domains.

Although it did not collect the payload in this campaign, Malwarebytes said that Angler drops a mix of ad...

Peter Suciu
Fitbit Hooks Up With Windows 10
08/14/15 11:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 658 Words


"With the new Windows 10 app, we worked closely with Microsoft to give Windows users an even easier way to access, utilize and interact with the information that matters most to them, across all their Windows devices, to further support them...

Jack M. Germain
BQ's Ubuntu Bows on World Stage
08/13/15 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 801 Words

Approach Matters
The major differences between the Ubuntu phone platform and mobile platforms delivered by Microsoft, Apple and Google have to do with the financial model rather than technical features.

Ubuntu's model will prevent the OS fragmentation that...

Denis Pombriant
Gamifying Sales Comp
08/05/15 12:27 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 650 Words

This idea may have legs -- I am not terribly familiar with Microsoft's new product, so I don't want to put it down. Gamification is a great tool in the right circumstances -- but I just don't see how this solution solves...

Quinten Plummer
Glass Is Back, and This Time It's All Business
08/03/15 12:51 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 722 Words

Around the same time Google announced it was taking what it learned from the Explorer program to rework Glass, Microsoft introduced HoloLens .

Microsoft paired HoloLens with Minecraft to pique the imaginations of those attending or streaming its January Windows 10 event,...

Rob Enderle
Intel: Putting Innovation Back in the Hands of the Innovators
08/24/15 9:52 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1471 Words

Gaming Machines to Die For
Both Intel and Microsoft seemed to abandon the PC gaming market when the Xbox launched, and I personally thought it was a huge mistake -- epic, actually. Well, the good news is both companies are...

Denis Pombriant
Back to School
08/20/15 6:33 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 616 Words

This is the process revolution taking shape, and it came home to me most clearly as I listened to Bob Stutz, Microsoft CVP of Dynamics CRM, being interviewed by old pal and CRM ninja master Paul Greenberg. Stutz was not afraid to...

Quinten Plummer
Razer Can't Wait to Intro Its Unnamed VR Camera Baby
08/20/15 10:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 810 Words

"Aside from the obvious applications for motion sensing, our RealSense camera will combine depth sensing with a regular front-facing optical image to enable augmented reality type applications, similar to Microsoft's HoloLens concept," he told TechNewsWorld.

With Intel preparing to release...

Jack M. Germain
Open Mainframe Project Pushes Linux's Limits
08/17/15 12:44 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1018 Words

Operating system alternatives to open source technology on the mobile end include Microsoft's Windows or BlackBerry's QNX -- but neither has worked out well, he said. Solaris is available for the data center and for the mainframe.

Unlike open source,...

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