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  • The story behind Microsoft's operating profit by division

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 10:09 pm

    The company may need its Server and Tools division to offset erosion to the Office and Windows cash cows
  • Microsoft talks Office 2011

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    On Thursday, Microsoft took the wraps off the next version of Office for the Mac. After announcing new compatibility, collaboration, and user interface features to the world, Eric Wilfrid, the general manager of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit, stops by the Macworld Podcast booth to talk about Office for Mac 2011.
  • Microsoft vies with Apple in device battle

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    A presentation at the Global High-Tech Summit 2010 shows Microsoft software on devices like tablets
  • Why You Should Help Microsoft Thwart Windows 7 Piracy

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:33 pm

    Microsoft announced plans to improve efforts to combat piracy of its flagship desktop operating system. An update is coming soon to guard against activation exploits and defend Microsoft, and unwitting customers, against counterfeit copies of Windows 7.
  • Microsoft gives a glimpse of Windows 8

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:24 pm

    A cached version of a blog post on MSDN says to expect the unexpected from the next version of the Windows OS.
  • Adobe to rush out another critical Reader patch

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Just weeks after patching a critical flaw, Adobe Systems is rushing out another patch for its Reader and Acrobat software. The company also patched a critical issue in Flash Player Thursday.
  • Deadline looms for Mass. data protection law

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    After more than a year of delay and several modifications, a contentious Massachusetts data protection regulation appears set to go into effect March 1.
  • Technologies come and go, but managing networks is still about problem-solving

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Technologies come and go, but managing networks is still about problem-solving in a changing world, as these IT executives can attest.
  • Google upgrades Mac Chrome beta, patches critical Windows bugs

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Google today updated the Mac beta of its Chrome browser, adding the support for extensions that had previously been available only in a less stable "developer" build.
  • Skyfire buys Kolbysoft to make an Android browser

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Skyfire plans to extend its browser to the Android mobile platform after acquiring Kolbysoft, the maker of the Steel browser interface for Android.
  • Stream the 2010 Vancouver Olympics From Anywhere

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    Here's how to keep up with Winter Olympics coverage without chaining yourself to your couch
  • Fixing the XP Patch Blue Screen of Death

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    On the heels of one of Microsoft's biggest patch days ever, some XP users are finding their systems totally fouled up.
  • Microsoft to crack down on Windows 7 activation cracks

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Microsoft today said it will soon will feed Windows 7 users an update that detects illegal copies installed using more than 70 different activation cracks.
  • Chart: Xbox Live doesn't actually make Microsoft money

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    According to a financial chart drawn up by Business Insider, Xbox Live is actually a money suck for Microsoft and the 360 itself doesn't really bring in much. Where does it get all its money from? Word is the word.
  • Review

    Really Remove Programs With Total Uninstall

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Almost every Windows program comes with an installer and an uninstaller. Many of these installers sink their talons deep into Windows' flesh, and far too many of the uninstallers remove the program's functionality, but leave the talons. The result is a wounded operating system. Clever as it may sound, running Control Panel's Remove Programs applet just runs the unwanted program's own uninstaller. Total Uninstall ($30, 30-day free trial) does a much smarter job. Before you even start the uninstall, Total Uninstall finds the program's files and Registry keys and presents you with them. When you click the Uninstall button, it runs the program's own uninstaller, than cleans up the mess left behind. It doesn't always catch everything (the default setting errs on the side of caution, and I recommend you stay with that one), but leaves you with a healthier OS.
  • MacSpeech Scribe transcribes your voice recordings

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    If you love talking to yourself, hate typing, or both, I have some good news: the new MacSpeech Scribe software can now transcribe your recorded voice into typed text with up to 99 percent accuracy, according to developer MacSpeech. And it's available now.
  • Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Microsoft provided the most extensive look yet into the next version of the Mac version of its popular Office suite on Thursday at Macworld 2010. The new product, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, will arrive in time for the 2010 holiday season.
  • How IT Can Fix A 'Death By PowerPoint' Presentation Problem

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:27 pm

    IT departments today have many well-defined responsibilities. But what about helping business users with not just the technical side but also the creative elements of their PowerPoint decks and presentations?
  • Macworld Expo 2010 Best of Show winners

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    When it comes to Macworld Expo, there's one question that Macworld editors are asked without fail: What are the most interesting products at the show?
  • Microsoft updates Windows 7 activation technology

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Microsoft has revised the way it authenticates copies of Windows 7, the company announced Thursday.
  • SAP makes more executive changes

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    The high-profile shakeup at SAP's top executive levels continued Thursday with the announcement that executive board member John Schwarz, viewed by some observers as a potential future CEO at the company, has resigned.
  • Mobile apps bringing office tools to the cloud

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 11:55 am

    iPhone app makers have cloud computing on the brain. In separate releases this week, both Readdle and Quickoffice talked up mobile office products for the iPhone and iPod touch that interact with popular cloud-based storage services.
  • IBM Aims to Bring Apple, Social Networking to the Enterprise

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 11:47 am

    Social networking, Macs and iPhones have reached critical mass in the enterprise, says an IBM integrator.
  • Windows patch cripples XP with blue screen, users claim

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 10:27 am

    Microsoft users are reporting on the company's support forum that Tuesday's security updates are crippling Windows XP-based PCs.
  • First thoughts on Google Buzz

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Google wasted no time in rolling its new Buzz service out to Gmail users. Whether or not this was a wise decision remains to be seen.
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