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Apple May Launch OS X Mountain Lion on July 25

Apple probably will repeat last year's one-two punch of an earnings call followed by the debut of a new operating system the next day.


Windows 8 Pro Upgrade: Your FAQs Answered

Users will be able to upgrade to the pro version of Microsoft's newest desktop OS for just $40 for a limited time.


Linux Is Culprit in Leap-second Lapses: Cassandra Exec

A number of high-profile outages that took place last weekend can be traced back to how the Linux OS kernel mishandled a leap second added to the official time...

Windows 8 Upgrade Offer: $40, Even if Upgrading From Win XP

The promotion runs through January 31, 2013, and applies to purchases made through


Windows 7 to Pass XP in Usage Share This Month

Windows 7 is poised to replace Windows XP as Microsoft's most popular operating system, according to a Web analytics company.

Firefox OS Devices Coming To Sprint

Seven carriers worldwide will be the first mobile operators to support Mozilla's HTML5-based mobile OS.


Leap Second Bedevils Web Systems Over Weekend

Despite precautions by system providers, an extra second added to the official timekeeping record Saturday triggered several popular Internet services to crash...

Mac Backdoor Used in Attacks Against Uighur Activists

A new Mac OS X backdoor is being distributed as part of email-based attacks against Uighur activists, according to security researchers from antivirus firm...

Windows 8 Migration: Why, When and How

Microsoft says Windows 7 applications will run on Windows 8, it's wise to check with application vendors about compatibility and support plans.


Google TV Armed With More Entertainment Options

Google at its I/O conference is emphasizing its growing number of music, movies, and TV shows available for Android tablets and smartphones.

Google Announces Google Drive for iOS and Offline Editing for Google Docs

A version of Chrome for iOS also was announced during the second day keynote for the company's Google I/O conference.


Google I/O 2012 Rewind: Nexus 7, Jelly Bean, Nexus Q and More

It rained innovative tablets, phones, and media streamers as Google heaped announcement upon announcement on attendees at the search giant's developers conference Wednesday. Take a look at what Google showcased.

Google Nexus 7 Could Heavily Impact Tablet Wars

Android still has a long way to go to best Apple's iPad. But the arrival of the Nexus 7--with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as its operating system--may shake up the tablet market.