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Apple is working its way toward releasing OS X Mountain Lion 10.9.5, very likely the last non-security update for the 10-month old operating system.
Steve Ballmer's decision to step down from Microsoft's board draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO.
A petition started last year that urges Apple's CEO to recall older MacBook Pro laptops to fix a graphics problem has passed the 10,000-signature mark, part of an ongoing effort to get Apple to do something.
Apple released the sixth developer preview of OS X Yosemite today.
Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows-based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intel's Galileo board.
Although Microsoft has pulled a patch from Windows Update that crippled some computers, it is still pushing a truncated version of the security update that contained the flawed fix.
For all the talk by its CEO about a new and different Microsoft, the company's money-making software groups remain lashed to hardware-intensive divisions that increasingly drag down the firm's overall margin.
Microsoft is quietly recommending that customers uninstall one of last week's security updates after users reported that it crippled their computers with the infamous "Blue Screen of Death."
Microsoft will issue a preview of "Threshold," the current code name for Windows 8's successor, as soon as next month, according to an online report today.
In a wide-ranging "Ask Me Anything" chat on Reddit, developers and program managers from the Microsoft Internet Explorer team urged users to give the browser another chance.
Lenovo's latest N20p Chromebook functions as both a regular laptop and a stand-supported tablet. But what is it like to use in the real world?
Ubuntu's included NetworkManager software aims to make your network connections "just work." Nevertheless, sometimes thing go awry.A There are times you have to adjust or change your connection settings, especially when using a laptop--justA likeA inA Windows.
The beta of Apple's latest operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, promises a sparkling new design and some very useful features.
For the first time since 2000, Apple is allowing pubic beta testers to try out a prerelease version of OS X. Ryan Faas tells testers what to do and what to avoid.
Looking to spend less dough on stuff you want or need? I've got two new, free apps that can help.
The folks at The Weather Channel have come up with another cool app,A OutSider, that's designed for weather geeks who are also runners, walkers, hikers and/or cyclists.
There are several deployment choices, but none is overly complex to set up.
Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server
Over the last few months I've been living, quite happily, with GNOME Shell as the Desktop Environment on my Linux machines. Then, recently, I gave Enlightenment another try. I was blown away by how impressive it was (and, more importantly, how interesting it was).
It's looking like Microsoft won't be bringing back the Start menu until 2015. Way to put the customer first, Microsoft!
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