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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

More of Windows 8.1 Update 1's desktop tweaks detailed
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2014

If we're to believe the latest whispers around the web, Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be out in early April. As we draw closer...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Report: Windows 8.1 Update 1 now coming in April
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2014

The first major update to Windows 8.1 promises a wealth of improvements for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

The Obligatory Super Hole VIII – The Uppity Armchair CD Edition
— 12:57 PM on February 3, 2014

Jason Fox, our resident Mac blogger, spends his days in the advertising business, and he has a tradition of rating the Superbowl commercials each year....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mac

Win8.1 update could bypass Start screen automatically
— 9:29 AM on January 31, 2014

Russian site has posted some interesting information about the Windows 8.1 update rumored to be scheduled for March. The latest build of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Report: Samsung to back off Android customization
— 9:24 AM on January 30, 2014

Samsung has developed a bit of a reputation for messing with Android. The company's mobile devices typically run a heavily reskinned version of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

Report: Win8.1 update adds power button, smarter context menus
— 10:24 AM on January 27, 2014

Microsoft's incoming update for Windows 8.1 is sounding more and more interesting. Last week, leaked screenshots suggested the update would add a close...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Qualcomm buys Palm and other mobile patents from HP
— 9:21 AM on January 24, 2014

Qualcomm has picked up an extensive mobile patent portfolio from HP. The portfolio includes the Palm and webOS patents that HP acquired in...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

Latest SteamOS build supports dual-booting, older PCs
— 8:34 PM on January 23, 2014

Valve has made it a little bit easier for gamers to experiment with SteamOS. The latest build adds dual-booting support, allowing users to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

Win8.1 update promises tweaks for desktop users
— 10:35 AM on January 23, 2014

Slowly but surely, Microsoft is making Windows 8 behave more like, well, Windows. Win8.1 brought back the Start button and the ability to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

Windows XP's anti-malware support extended to 2015
— 9:19 AM on January 16, 2014

Microsoft plans to end official support for Windows XP on April 8, more than 12 years after the operating system first became available to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

SteamOS gets support for AMD, Intel graphics
— 4:46 PM on January 9, 2014

When Valve released the first SteamOS beta to the public last month, folks with AMD GPUs and Intel integrated graphics were left out in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

Deal of the week: An assortment of last-minute bargains
— 12:45 PM on December 20, 2013

Today is cutting it close for last-minute Christmas shopping, but it's never too late—or too early, in fact—for bargain hunting. And there certainly are some...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems Windows

Fan mockups show OS X with iOS 7-style interface
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2013

Okay, so, fan-made user-interface mockups aren't generally worthy of news coverage. I know. But come on: it's the week before Christmas, and nothing's happening out...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

Here's a handy guide to the SteamOS beta
— 9:22 AM on December 16, 2013

Last Friday, the first prototype Steam machines arrived at the doorsteps of registered testers, and Valve released SteamOS, the Linux-based operating system that drives Steam...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

Steam beta hardware ready to ship, SteamOS downloadable Friday
— 6:00 AM on December 12, 2013

Valve has announced that the first Steam consoles will leave the factory on Friday. The systems are going to 300 Steam users selected...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Operating systems

Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Valve joins the Linux Foundation
— 4:34 PM on December 4, 2013

Well, folks, looks like Valve's love affair with Linux has become official. Earlier today, the company became a member of the Linux foundation, joining...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix