Posts tagged "windows"

Android shipments to top 1.1 billion in 2014, Gartner predicts

More than 1.1 billion Android devices will be shipped this year, according to a new prediction by research firm Gartner. That would be a 26 percent increase from 2013, and solidify Google's Android as today's dominant operating Read More →

Microsoft bets again on tablets, announces new Surface models

Microsoft is doubling down on the tablet market. The software giant on Monday unveiled two new Surface tablets, the successors to the original Surface and Surface Pro the company released last year. The new tablets, Read More →

Apple’s new fingerprint scanner: A good idea gone wrong

Apple's new fingerprint scanner is a good idea. But the company has crippled it so much that it's little more than a gimmick at best and a security problem at worst. The fingerprint scanner, dubbed "Touch ID" by Apple, is one Read More →

Microsoft shuffles the deck — again

What do you do if you've basically missed or been late to all the major trends in technology over the last 10 years; if your latest high-profile product has been a dud in the marketplace; and your stock, despite a Read More →

Microsoft touts Windows upgrade, new Bing platform

SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft obviously believes in the old motto that if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. At a developer conference here, company official unveiled a new version of its flagship Windows software, announced that its opening up Read More →

Tech Files mailbag: Cloud storage

I often receive email from readers of my Tech Files column who are looking for advice or recommendations or just want to comment on my pieces. From time to time, I’m republishing edited versions of my email exchanges with Read More →