Operating systems

Windows RT: living on borrowed time?

Surface with Windows RT
When Windows RT shipped, a sceptical IT industry opted to steer clear – with good reason. Now, the question is when will Microsoft kill it
16 Apr 2013

Crash Podcast: Samsung, Google, Phones & Windows RT

Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event image
On this week's podcast we discuss Samsung breaking away from Android, Google's privacy woes, then 40th anniversary of the mobile phone, and the potential demise of Windows RT
04 Apr 2013

Analysis: does PC performance affect productivity?

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Do slow PCs also slow the minds and reduce the performance of office workers? Or would a little reduction in speed be beneficial?
03 Apr 2013

BlackBerry to expand smartphone portfolio, says Thorsten Heins

Mid-tier and entry level devices to be released later this year
02 Apr 2013

Microsoft posts big gains in smartphones - but Apple and Android remain dominant

UK and Italy register some of the biggest increases in market share for Windows 8 phones
02 Apr 2013

Analysis: should Samsung abandon Android?

Peter Gothard assesses whether Samsung’s growing supremacy as a smartphone vendor might result in it splitting from Google’s platform
27 Mar 2013

Blue makeover to fix Windows 8 flaws

Windows Blue upgrade expected in autumn – one year after disappointing Windows 8 launch
26 Mar 2013

EasyJet takes off with Windows 7 upgrade

Migration to Windows 7 from XP has helped 'change lives' of easyJet's mobile workers, explains CTO Andy Caddy
22 Mar 2013

‘Apple’s iPhone user interface is five years old’ claims BlackBerry CEO

Thorsten Heins takes swipe at 'outdated' Apple
19 Mar 2013

Fewer than 10 per cent of enterprise users even considering Windows 8 migration

Computing survey reveals unusually low demand for Microsoft’s latest
19 Mar 2013

Legacy software: who smells a rat?

Richard Clark of Xuber explains how organisations should look to build their business case to replace legacy systems - and why it's important
13 Mar 2013

MWC: What can Firefox OS offer to the smartphone market?

Mozilla explains how its new mobile platform will affect the market, and the enterprise user
06 Mar 2013

Ubuntu likely to struggle on the smartphone, says SugarCRM CEO

Will need to be really special to stand up to Android and iOS
06 Mar 2013

MWC: things are about to get interesting

The dominant powers in the mobile world are facing growing challenges from China, the open source community and a resurgent Sony and HTC
04 Mar 2013

MWC: Firefox smartphone manufacturers revealed

Handset manufacturers will be LG, ZTE, Huawei and TCL, with more firms 'to follow'
25 Feb 2013

Case study: Windows 8 answers BT’s efficiency call

BT’s Peter Scott gives Danny Palmer the inside story behind the company’s decision to equip 6,000 Openreach engineers with Windows 8 mobile computers
21 Feb 2013

Canonical launches Ubuntu tablet as part of unified operating system strategy

Operating system will run the same apps on phones, tablets, PCs and even televisions
20 Feb 2013

Bill Gates dissatisfied with Microsoft innovation under Ballmer

'Could do better,' says Gates
19 Feb 2013

H4cked Off: Valve's Team Fortress 2 freebies are good news for Linux

It may sound strange, but giving players a virtual penguin could draw them to Linux in droves
18 Feb 2013

Boost for Linux as Valve releases Steam games

Popular platform's support for Ubuntu could be a game changer
15 Feb 2013

Gartner: Huawei up to third place in global smartphone rankings but Apple, Samsung still dominate

2012 saw an overall decline in global mobile phone sales of 1.7 per cent
13 Feb 2013

Surface Pro 'won’t make a dent' says ex-Microsoft SVP

'Microsoft and hardware – when have they ever been successful?' asks Joachim Kempin
13 Feb 2013

Ubuntu smartphones tipped to arrive in October

Linux-based OS to reach two large regions in 2013, according to Canonical founder
07 Feb 2013

Analysis: PC makers need to shape up or ship out

With only one of the world’s top five PC makers enjoying rising sales, Sooraj Shah asks what the sector can do to revive its fortunes
07 Feb 2013