Microsoft has made it clear that it will take on a greater role in managing the Windows update process, and IT shops aren'y happy about its pushy plans.
Welcome to the new identity. An increasing number of services don't care about your password, your signature or even your mailing address. If you've got the authenticated phone, you're you.
There is a better way to do acquisitions than the often-used Dr. Frankenstein method, writes columnist Rob Enderle. Here’s a look at how Dell does it differently and successfully.
From the get go, it was inevitable that the iPad Pro would be compared to Microsoft's Surface Pro. For companies eyeing both tablets, here's what to consider before buying.
From containers to NoSQL to Spark, here are the IT trends you can expect to persist next year.
Currently, the balance tips in favor of clever lawyering rather than promoting true innovation.
As mobile and consumer technology alters our lives, new coinages bubble up in the social networks to capture and express how people live. Here are 10 new words you need to know in order to describe the culture of Silicon Valley as well as the culture changes the valley is bringing into existence.
All product showcases should be staged events professionally done where people leave excited about what they saw, says columnist Rob Enderle. Here’s a look at why Apple has been so successful and how Microsoft just got back in the game with a successful hardware launch.
Siri and virtual assistants like her will soon change everything. I. Mean. Everything.
Whether we want it or not, Microsoft has been downloading Windows 10 to our Windows 7 and 8.x PCs. Friendly gesture, or intrusive power play?
Congress should act so that the successful and popular open data initiatives will continue after a new president is sworn in in 2017.
It’s been denounced in the Russian parliament and reviled as a privacy nightmare — all for doing things that are common to all modern OSs.
20 years ago Microsoft released Windows 95, and the world lined up for it. 20 years later, things have changed.
For a version of Windows on which Microsoft placed so much emphasis on upgrades, Windows 10 has a remarkable set of post-upgrade problems.
Oracle Chief Security Officer Mary Ann Davidson let loose a long rant about people who dare to look into the security of the company’s products. Oracle quickly backed away from those remarks, but has it faced up to the fact that its CSO has some wrongheaded notions about her own area of expertise?
You can use Cortana on a Mac, but not Siri. Why does this make sense?
The company wants us to believe that Universal apps — usable on all Windows 10 devices — will save the day for Windows Phone. It’s already clear that won’t be happening.
Listen to this: The world of earbuds is about to be transformed by startups whose products let you customize what you hear.
Three years ago this month Twitter broke its covenant with the third-party developers who helped fuel its initial growth and create some of its most innovative features. The message was clear: Twitter was in charge of its own platform, and while other Twitter apps would be tolerated, it would only be in limited fashion and for a limited time.
Over the last couple years, this TechWatch blog has been home to requiems for a number of products and services that have either died or pretty much died, collapsing to the point where they no longer resemble their once-great former selves.