Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac

Put to the test: Microsoft's Office 365 on the iPad and Mac

The good news: Office and Exchange now work credibly on the iPad. The bad news: Microsoft is being as proprietary as Apple

The sky is falling! Hackers target satellites

IOActive reports finds serious risks -- and slim prospects for fixes -- in satellite communications...  more

New compiler cranks up JavaScript from native code

Emscripten C/C++-to-JavaScript project uses a back end derived from LLVM for greater speed and a more dedicated compiler... more

Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims

Google agreed to take over the defense of some of Samsung's case and to cover some costs... more

Docker will make cloud apps portable -- next year

The lightweight container for Linux apps will make it easier to move workloads among clouds, once the technology matures... more

Open source pitfalls -- and how to avoid them

Open source is everywhere, but so is the risk of adopting a dead-end project for critical business needs... more

KB 2919355: You can't patch the desktop like a phone

Windows 8.1 Update problems -- still unsolved -- drive home an important point: Changing patch rules by fiat is a recipe for disaster on the desktop ... more

Federal court dismisses lawsuit from Microsoft-, Google-backed patent troll

Intellectual Ventures' suit against Capital One has been thrown out, leaving the validity of its suits against other financial institutions in question... more

The Deep End by Paul Venezia

The Heartbleed recovery starts with you and me

As we pick up the pieces after the OpenSSL meltdown, let's all reflect on why a globally important... more

Modernizing IT by Eric Knorr

The accidental IT pro and the IT-ification of the business user

The cliché is that IT is being 'consumerized' by... more

Mobile Edge by Galen M. Gruman

Google's DIY Project Ara won't fly in the real world

Maker types will love the idea of a smartphone... more

Tech's Bottom Line by Bill Snyder

Intuit's secret campaign to block free tax filing

Intuit has launched a fake grassroots campaign to beat a proposal that would allow some taxpayers to... more

Strategic Developer by Andrew Oliver

R u mdrn? How to lure hipster hackers

Do u hv ths stf? Here's what you should -- and shouldn't -- keep in your stack to attract today's... more

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