Understanding the convoluted Windows path: How did it get so screwed up?

Windows XP is now officially obsolete. The OS is a malware magnet, yet Microsoft dropped support for it this month. A lot of folks are, or shortly will be, screwed.

Satya Nadella only has to do one thing to succeed

If the new Microsoft CEO wants to truly make the $300 billion giant relevant again then he has to focus on one simple task and produce one product to cream Google, Facebook, Apple and anyone else who dares to doubt the Redmond giant.

Slick Asus hybrid runs Windows & Android



Asus has debuted a “quad-mode” hybrid PC designed to run both Windows and Android. The 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet TD300 allows users to easily switch between operating systems by simply pressing a button.



Apple fanboys rejoice at erroneous Mac Pro teardown

Apple fanboys woke up this morning to the news that Macbooks were cheaper than Windows machines. It's not true, but these are fanboys so what do you expect? Depth? Clarity? Hah! Suck it, World, Apple is benevolent and wise.

Will Asus hybrid dual boot Windows and Android?


Asus is reportedly prepping a new laptop/tablet hybrid that features an Intel Haswell processor paired with a 1366 x 768 pixel display.

These mini-PCs are powered by Intel Celeron chips

At least two new mini-PCs powered by Intel (x86) Celeron chips, paired with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of solid state storage (SSD), recently surfaced on AliExpress.

Windows 8.1 will be released 4 am October 17th Redmond time

That's midnight in New Zealand where Microsoft is hoping to piggy back off of the love of the world for Hobbits to polish this turd. We can't think of any other reason. Can you?   Brandon LeBlanc, on the official Windows Blog, went all ecstatic and cheerleadery to get us to mark our calendars:  

How Windows is slowly killing Microsoft's mojo

Oh, for goodness sake, Microsoft isn't going to die. It will continue to be a giant in the tech industry, but like the rich geezer on Viagra hanging on to a 20 something gold digger, the company isn't going to have much mojo.

ASUS does a Windows/Android hybrid contortionist thingy

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs in PC and tablet mode and can switch between Android and Windows. The question is why?

Office for iOS, Android delayed

Microsoft has apparently been forced to delay the rollout of Microsoft Office for iOS and Android by almost a year.

Russian hacker behind Apple OS worm

Security expert Brian Krebs has identified the Russian hacker who made a fortune out of the poor security on Apple's operating system last year.

HTC Windows tablet is on the cards

NPD DisplaySearch seems convinced that HTC is planning to get back into the tablet game with a Windows tablet.

Apple iPhones are easy to hack

For years, Mac lovers could smugly poke fun at Windows users and their disease ridden PCs. Apple was much safer they claimed, and they were right. However, Apple gear wasn't safer because it was designed to be safer, it just wasn't as popular and hackers couldn't be bothered coming up with exploits for a platform used by a handful of enthusiasts.

Emulate DOS on the Raspberry Pi

Not everyone will remember DOS – the operating system that dominated the world of the PC until Windows 95 came along.

Windows Blue images leaks online

Windows 8 has only been on the market officially for about six months after launching to much fanfare in late October.

Malware hits Apple browsers

Malware writers are starting to take the Nintendo when it comes to hacking Apple gear.

Windows tablets will rule the world

While the rest of the world is not saying much about Windows 8 on tablets, it seems that it has found a loyal supporter in the analyst community. So far Microsoft's Surface tablets have missed sales expectations among average consumers, and Samsung pulled the plug on some of its Windows RT tablets.

HTML 5 bug allows data dumps from Mac and PC browsers

A developer recently uncovered an HTML 5 bug that could potentially allow users to be bombarded with gigabytes of useless data from rogue websites.

Sega rolls out retro console notebooks

Once upon a time, in a gaming galaxy far, far away, Sega had some of the most desirable systems on the market. That is before the Japanese-based company gracefully bowed out and left the lucrative console space to the likes of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.

Dev codes Wine Android port for Windows apps

Wine can best be described as a compatibility layer that allows users to run certain Windows apps on non-Windows operating systems like Linux.