ITworld Operating Systems en Why old iPhones become sluggish over time One of the unusual consequences of being in the computer business is that I tend to own more devices than the average person. Therefore, when a family friend recently broke her iPhone 4s, I didn&#039;t hesitate to visit the Tabini Museum of Antique Handsets and Tablets in my basement and dig out my old iPhone 4 to lend to her for a few weeks. After all, with a new model all but certain to be announced by mid-September, it would make little sense to purchase a new handset before then.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Personal Tech Software Opinion Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:15:42 +0000 IDGNS staff 433618 at Microsoft purges 1,500 copycat, fraudulent Windows 8.1 apps Microsoft has begun clamping down on sham Windows Store apps that try to dupe users into paying for free software, the company announced Wednesday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enterprise Software Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:06:46 +0000 IDGNS staff 433607 at Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps' So-called deceptive &quot;crap apps&quot; have always plagued the Windows Store. But now, Microsoft appears to be finally ready to do something about them.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:49:34 +0000 IDGNS staff 433594 at Microsoft reissues patch that crippled Windows PCs Microsoft today re-released a security update that was pulled two weeks ago after users packed the company&#039;s support discussion forum with reports of crippled computers.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:55:57 +0000 IDGNS staff 433508 at Free, fast Windows updates are the future -- and they could hurt PC sales Microsoft will unveil the next edition of Windows in just over five weeks, according to a widely-cited report last week.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:16:35 +0000 IDGNS staff 433483 at Enthusiast developer keeps Windows XP alive with unofficial 'Service Pack 4' Windows XP users may now download a fourth service pack for the 13-year-old operating system, but it isn&#039;t coming from Microsoft.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Security Software Windows News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:42:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 433467 at This more-powerful Raspberry Pi competitor is totally free Wishing your Raspberry Pi had more power for all those hardware hacking projects you have planned? There&#039;s a new barebones board on the market that may better fit your needs, and right now you can sign-up for your chance to get it for free.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Operating Systems Software News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:41:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 433454 at VMworld 2014: Vendors partner for VMware NSX with Cumulus Linux on Dell networking switches Dell, VMware, and Cumulus Networks intend to accelerate the adoption of network virtualisation and open networking in the software-defined datacentre with the launch of a joint solution at VMworld 2014.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Networking Operating Systems Software Virtualization News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:45:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 433204 at China says Microsoft hasn't been fully transparent in anti-monopoly probe Chinese authorities are claiming that Microsoft has yet to fully comply with the government&#039;s anti-monopoly investigation, and is demanding more information about its media player and Web browser distribution.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government IT Management Operating Systems Software Windows News Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:33:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 433164 at 10 things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 <!--paging_filter--> Open Source Operating Systems Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 kgerich 433021 at How to find hidden easter egg of Steve Jobs' speech on Macs? <p>I know that there is an easter egg of a Steve Jobs speech hidden on Macs. What I don’t know is how to find it. Anyone know?</p> Operating Systems apple easter egg mac steve jobs Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:04:31 +0000 pcaulfield 432981 at Unix: Cozying up to ethtool If you&#039;d like to know a lot more about your ethernet interfaces than ifconfig will ever tell you, it&#039;s time you take a look at ethtool.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Networking Operating Systems applications How-to ethtool interface NIC query statistics Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:39:42 +0000 Sandra Henry-Stocker 432943 at Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7 After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:24:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 432814 at Microsoft engineer: 'Definitely problems' with test process after crippling Windows patch Employee says latest &#039;Blue Screen of Death&#039; screw-up affects only 1 in 10,000 PCs. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operating Systems Software Windows News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:52:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 432783 at Carmakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane They&#039;re also looking to include Android, which IHS says will dominate the market. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware Operating Systems Software News car tech Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:25:43 +0000 IDGNS staff 432779 at