Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update review: Hints at a future that embraces even more of the past 18-04-2014 01:48 PM

    New York: Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. The divide between old and new is less pronounced in the latest, free update. That's a welcome change, as that's one of the things that...
  • Microsoft ends Windows XP support today, 30 per cent PCs face security risk 08-04-2014 06:22 AM

    New York: Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 per cent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world...
  • Microsoft Windows 8 continues to lag behind Windows 7 14-02-2014 02:13 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft's Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year. The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a...
  • Top 10 new features in Android 4.4 KitKat 01-11-2013 09:01 AM

    New Delhi: Google has announced the availability of Android 4.4, called Android KitKat, the latest upgrade to the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Google, which is known for nicknaming its Android mobile operating systems for smartphones and tablets after desserts, has for the first time chosen a brand-name candy...
  • Google launches Android 4.4 KitKat, runs even on low-end smartphones 01-11-2013 06:27 AM

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday unveiled the newest version of its Android smartphone software, aiming to allow more smartphone users access to its evolving menu of online services such as driving directions voice-activated search. The new KitKat version of Android (Android 4.4) will be able to run on inexpensive, low-end...
  • Apple offers OS X Mavericks operating system for free 22-10-2013 11:12 PM

    San Francisco: Apple says its latest operating system for Mac computers is available free of charge, a knock to rival Microsoft, which is selling its Windows 8 Pro operating system for $199. Apple made the announcement Tuesday at an event in San Francisco, where the company is also expected to...
  • Microsoft withdraws Windows RT 8.1 update to fix 'Blue Screen of Death' issues 21-10-2013 07:01 AM

    New Delhi: Microsoft has pulled a Windows update from its website after it caused some customers' devices to crash. Reports say on trying to install the updates many users got the 'Blue Screen of Death' display and the error message said "Your PC needs to be repaired. The Boot Configuration...
  • Windows 8.1 review: Far better than Windows 8, but far from perfect 18-10-2013 03:24 PM

    New York: I doubt I was alone in rolling my eyes when I first used Windows 8 a year ago. I found its touch controls and gestures awkward, and I was troubled by how little its primary, tile-based interface could do on its own. For many basic tasks, I had...
  • Microsoft releases Windows 8.1: 16 new features that make the update worthwhile 17-10-2013 03:06 PM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs. Windows 8.1 still features the dual worlds...
  • Windows Phone 8 Update 3 adds driving mode, high resolution support 15-10-2013 07:20 AM

    New York: Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving. It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago. Devices with this update will start appearing in the...
  • Review: iOS 7 gives less incentive to iPhone owners to buy iPhone 5s 11-09-2013 02:10 PM

    Cupertino: One of the best things about Apple's latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models...
  • Apple says iOS 7 will be available from September 18 10-09-2013 11:52 PM

    New Delhi: Apple says its next mobile operating system, iOS 7, will be available as a free download starting from September 18. iOS 7 is believed to be the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone. Craig Federighi, head of software at Apple, said at an event at the...
  • Microsoft sets October 17 release date for Windows 8.1 15-08-2013 01:02 PM

    San Francisco: Consumers waiting for Microsoft's revamped version of its latest Windows operating system will be able to get the software beginning October 17. The release date for Windows 8.1 is nearly a year after the debut of Windows 8, a dramatic overhaul of the operating system that has been...
  • 11 new features in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean 24-07-2013 11:24 PM

    As expected there was only an incremental update to the world's most popular smartphone operating system. Android 4.3 includes a few new features and will start rolling out to compatible Nexus devices from Wednesday while the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Editions will have to wait a...
  • Apple unveils iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, new Mac Pro, iTunes Radio 11-06-2013 01:02 AM

    New Delhi: Apple made as many as six major product announcements at the opening keynote of its annual developers conference. The new Apple releases and announcements include iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iTunes Radio, iWork for iCloud, new MacBook Air and an all new Mac Pro. iOS 7 Apple says...
  • Top 4 new features in Microsoft Windows 8.1 31-05-2013 03:34 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft is trying to fix what it got wrong with its radical makeover of Windows. It's making the operating system easier to navigate and enabling users to set up the software so it starts in a more familiar format designed for personal computers. The revisions to Windows 8 will...
  • Microsoft brings back the 'start' button with Windows 8.1 update 30-05-2013 07:35 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft is bringing back the Windows "start" button, offering a stripped-down version among a slew of improvements aimed at winning over tablet users and placating PC customers alienated by Windows 8. The world's largest software company is looking to re-energize sales of its latest Windows version, which has not...
  • Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update to fix Windows 8 confusion will be free 15-05-2013 07:08 AM

    New York: A planned Windows 8 update to address complaints and confusion with Microsoft's new operating system will be made available for free this year, the company said Tuesday. Microsoft also announced a name for the update: Windows 8.1. Not charging extra for Windows 8.1 is consistent with the company's...
  • Microsoft tunes up Windows 8 to address complaints 07-05-2013 12:45 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales. The tune up announced Tuesday won't be released to consumers and businesses until later this year. The changes, part of...
  • HP sells webOS to LG Electronics 26-02-2013 06:12 AM

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  • RIM to unveil Blackberry 10 today 30-01-2013 09:18 AM

    Research In Motion (RIM) is all set to introduce its innovative line of smartphones this week starting with Blackberry 10 on Wednesday. Analysts say this is RIM's last chance to stay in the game. ...
  • Android finally earns respect with developers 13-11-2012 10:47 AM

    San Francisco: The mobile video game Kingdoms at War is popular with owners of Apple's iPhone and Google's Android smartphones alike. But for the game's maker, there is a very important difference - it earns more than double the money on iPhones and iPads than it does on Android devices....
  • Android OS in 3 out of 4 smartphones 03-11-2012 01:22 PM

    San Francisco: Three out of every four smartphones sold in the third quarter featured Google's Android mobile operating system, as the gap between Google and Apple-based phones widened further, according to a new research report. Shipments of Android-based smartphones made by Samsung, HTC and other vendors nearly doubled in the...