But if lots of consumers downgrade to Windows 7, that's not a good sign for Windows 8 and Microsoft.
The success of Windows RT, and to a lesser extent Windows 8, will hinge on the quality and quantity of apps in the Windows Store next month.
If Apple uses a new, thinner display in its next iPhone, the battery could pack as much as 40% more capacity than the current 4S, a researcher says.
Some analysts have concluded that Amazon, even with impressive hardware, aggressive pricing, and a content ecosystem in the best position to take on Apple, ultimately won't be able to unseat the iPad.
Microsoft -- whose job it is to patch the hole -- won't issue the fix until Windows 8 ships October 26.
The Elderwood gang specializes in finding and exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft's IE browser and Adobe's Flash Player.
Apple today issued a Java update for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard to make it more difficult for hackers to exploit other vulnerabilities.
A pair of Web measurement firms are arguing about whether Google's browser is still gaining ground or has stalled.
Microsoft will allow users of Windows 8 Pro to downgrade their new PCs to Windows 7 or even Vista, according to the operating system's licensing agreement.
Attackers using two recently-uncovered Java unpatched vulnerabilities, or "zero-days," have quickly expanded their reach by going mainstream, security experts said Wednesday.
iPhone owners are selling their old models at an historic pace because the rumored iPhone 5 will sport a new form factor, electronics trade-in companies said today.
Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Java 7, security experts said Monday.
Mozilla will drop support in October, after it ships Firefox 16.
Microsoft on Monday began taking orders for the $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade promised to customers who purchased a new Windows 7-powered PC in the last 11 weeks.