ITworld Windows en Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall Microsoft will reportedly debut its revamped Start menu--along with a free, cloud-based version of Windows--this fall.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:46:24 +0000 IDGNS staff 415556 at How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps The tiny tweaks in the update pushed to Windows 8.1 users last week transformed Microsoft&#039;s Modern UI-tinged future into a truly PC-friendly operating system for the very first time, but as welcome as the changes were, they didn&#039;t sit well with everyone.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:46:17 +0000 IDGNS staff 415233 at Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China&#039;s leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:42:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 415018 at The true costs of UI development in .NET Building a user interface heavy application in .NET is a difficult task. With the rise of tablet computing, the technique you use is more important than ever if you want your app to perform on a wide range of devices. But each technique has its trade-offs. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Development Storage Windows Research .Net UI Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 415009 at Exposing the source: 13 pieces of classic software whose code is now accessible <!--paging_filter--><p>The source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever. Here are a baker’s dozen examples where the code behind well-known applications has come to light</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Cloud Computing Development Government Internet IT Management Legal Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Software Windows 86-DOS A Programming Language Adobe AGC APL APL\360 apollo apollo 11 Apollo Guidance Computer Apple Apple DOS Apple II assembly Bravo California Charles Simonyi code coding Computer History Museum computers Cupertino cybercuture display DOS Duke Nukem first person shooter FPS gaming Harvard history IBM IBM System 360 id Software Image Pro Internet IOS J John Carmack John Knoll Ken Iverson MacPai Mathematica Matlab memory Microsoft Microsoft Windows MIT MIT Instrumentation Lab moon MS-DOS museum NASA open source Pascal Paul Laughton PC-DOS Photoshop programming proprietary punch cards Quake rope memory Seattle Computer Products shareware Shepardson Microsystems software software development software programming space Spear of Destiny Steam Steve Wozniak technology Thomas Knoll University of Michigan Visual Light and Magic Windows Wolfenstein Wolfenstein 3D word Word for Windows WordPerfect WYSIWYG x86 Xerox Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 kgerich 414956 at Windows 8.1 Update 1 does keyboard and mouse proud <!--paging_filter--><p>Deploying Windows 8.1 with Update 1 makes more sense for business machines with no touch screen.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Windows Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:55:00 +0000 kgerich 414910 at Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Windows XP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:00:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 414908 at Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy Reduce your exposure to spying eyes with sandboxing, disk encryption and more.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Security Software Windows News privacy Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:05:11 +0000 IDGNS staff 414893 at MIT Media Lab project plots history's most popular personalities According to a new dataset, the big names in technology lag well behind actors, politicians and athletes in terms of global cultural significance<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Big Data Business Cloud Computing Internet IT Management Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Software Windows News Yahoo actors Alan Turing Alexander the Great Amazon aristotle Arnold Schwarzenegger athletes Bill Gates Business Che Guevara computer science computers Conan the Barbarian cyberculture data Elvis Presley entertainment Eric Schmidt Facebook Grace Hopper Guido van Rossum Historical Popularity Index HPI Internet Jeff Bezos Jerry Yang Jesus John Carmack Kindergarten Cop Larry Ellison Larry Page Larry Wall linus torvalds Macro Collections Marissa Mayer Mark Zuckerberg Martin Luther King Jr. Media Lab Michael Dell MIT mit media lab movies Pantheon Paul Allen Plato politicians research Salvador Dali Sergey Brin Socrates Steve Ballmer Steve Jobs study technology Tim Berners-Lee Timothy Cook Twins Walt Disney Wikipedia writers Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:15:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 414782 at Windows 8.1 Update tip: Clean up that disk space now Now that you&#039;re used to the new Windows 8.1 Update, it&#039;s time to clear up some space on that hard drive. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Storage Windows Opinion windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:42:05 +0000 IDGNS staff 414766 at Universal apps herald cheaper Windows Store prices Universal Windows apps will bring with it universal pricing--which, at least for the Windows Store, will mean the option of lower prices for all. And it&#039;s live now.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Software Windows News mobile apps Windows Phone apps Windows Store Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:44:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 414627 at Is Windows 8 development worth the trouble? Microsoft pays some companies to produce Windows 8 versions of their products. Without this type of financial assistance, or various other incentives, is Windows 8 and especially Windows Phone development worth the effort?<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Software Windows News windows 8 windows phone 8 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:56:03 +0000 IDGNS staff 414516 at IRS misses XP deadline, pays Microsoft millions for patches Tax collector has 58,000 PCs still running the aged XP; will spend $30M to upgrade to Windows 7. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Windows 7 Windows XP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:01:37 +0000 IDGNS staff 414292 at If you're developing in Visual Studio and not using WebDeploy, you're doing it wrong Pushing code to a server - test, production, or otherwise - is an error prone hassle. Invariably you forget to update a connection string or push a DLL or include new image resources. True, lots of solutions exist for continuous integration, but they’re not always practical during development.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Application Management Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Development IT Management Windows How-to Visual Studio Web Deploy Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 mombrea 414156 at Windows 8.1 Update deep-dive review: An OS that makes more sense In Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft may be finally getting it right: The latest version of its operating system finally bridges the gap between touch and traditional computing. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows Product review windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:15:15 +0000 IDGNS staff 414036 at