Ultra-portable PC shipments doubled in 2013, reaching 22.5 million units or 12 percent of the total notebook PC shipments, according to ABI Research stats.
Microsoft is extending anti-malware protection for Windows XP users beyond its April 8 deadline for supporting the operating system to July 14, 2015.
A new Microsoft report finds that malware infection rates are six times higher for Windows XP users than Windows 8 users. With the end of XP support looming next April, it is time for IT managers to retire Windows XP and upgrade to at least Windows 7.
Mozilla released the latest update of its Firefox for Android Beta browser, highlighted by a new guest browsing option enabling users to share their smartphone or tablet with others.
The latest revelations about NSA snooping show how much the agency has penetrated commercial communications and the systems that companies use to conduct business-- systems that they presumed to be secure (at least the firms not cooperating directly with the NSA). Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Steve Ballmer's decision to step down as CEO of Microsoft was likely motivated by a series of Microsoft missteps, including missteps in the mobile arena, judged a number of analysts.
Microsoft will put a bullet in XP in April 2014, ceasing to provide support or further security updates. When security updates end, the fear will just be beginning.
Microsoft may be planning to combine the Windows operating system for smartphones and tablets by 2015, according to a Russian website report cited by Computerworld.
Microsoft said it aims to add a billion enterprise users to Hadoop.
Tablets will begin to replace notebooks as the dominant mobile PC form factor this year, predicts NPD DisplaySearch.