Microsoft got some good news from metrics company Net Applications, which said Windows 8's user share in August is now larger than Vista's at the same point in the latter's post-launch timeline.
Maybe people are listening to Microsoft's demand that they ditch Windows XP.
Just because Microsoft doesn't plan on giving Windows XP patches to the public after April 8, 2014, doesn't mean it's going to stop making those patches; but it will distribute them very selectively.
Researcher IDC has slightly lowered its tablet shipment forecast for 2013 and beyond, blaming competition from larger-sized smartphones and futuristic wearable computing devices.
Feedly on Monday launched its paid RSS service, following up on a promise made three weeks ago when it announced a subscription option.
Nearly one in four browsers are now armed with an ad-blocking tool, reducing revenue at free-content websites, an Irish company said today
Google shipped Chrome 29, patching 25 vulnerabilities and rolling out under-the-hood changes the company said would offer more relevant suggestions when users typed in URLs or search strings.
Microsoft on Saturday apologized for a three-day partial outage of Outlook.com and said the email service was back up and running, only to note hours later that problems still plagued some customers.
Mozilla's Firefox browser has lost more than 11 percent of its user share in the last two months, giving Google's Chrome another shot at replacing it as the world's No. 2 browser, according to new data.
Mozilla will launch Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December, more than a year after the operating system's launch, according to the open-source developer's planning documents.
Cyber criminals will bank their Windows XP zero-day vulnerabilities until after Microsoft stops patching the aged operating system next April, a security expert argued today.
Buyers reject touchscreen laptops, spooked by higher prices and concerns about the value of Windows 8's touch-based user interface.
Windows' share of the tablet market grew slightly in the second quarter, as shipments also ticked up in the face of a slow-down by tablets overall, researcher IDC said.
A Chinese hacker gang whose malware targeted RSA in 2011 infiltrated more than 100 companies and organizations, and even probed a major teleconference developer to find new ways to spy on corporations.
Microsoft's Windows 8 app ecosystem badly needs a jolt to make it competitive with iOS and Android on tablets, analysts say.