Archives: October 2012

Steve Ballmer: Four million upgrades of Windows 8 sold in four days

October 31, 2012
Also, 'tens of millions' of copies of Windows 8 have shipped to hardware manufacturers. Perhaps a reality check is in order?
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Apple's former heir apparent to depart after Siri and Maps failures

October 30, 2012
Apple announces massive management shakeup in wake of tumbling stock prices, including bidding bye-bye to retail VP
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52 percent of U.S. adults have never heard of Windows 8

October 29, 2012
Associated Press poll conducted late last week brings sobering surprises, none of which bode well for Windows in the enterprise
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Apple loses ground to Android and Samsung in Q3

October 26, 2012
Samsung has shipped twice as many smartphones as Apple in the past year, but Microsoft and the coming holiday season should shift the landscape
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Windows RT: Fortified against malware

October 26, 2012
Windows RT devices and their apps set new high-water mark for Windows security. But without support for Active Directory, their enterprise use is limited
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Don't just blame the cloud for the Amazon Web Services outage

October 23, 2012
No technology or vendor is perfect, but the promise of the cloud is too great to abandon
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Tool vendors chase mobile development bandwagon

October 23, 2012
Another day, another mobile app dev tool both entices and confuses developers
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Legit Android apps rendered unsafe by poor programming, SSL misuse

October 22, 2012
Researchers find Android shortcomings, combined with lazy programming, expose otherwise malware-free Android apps to data theft
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Demand for software engineers keeps climbing -- and so do the salaries

October 18, 2012
A hot job market for software engineers is driving up salaries, with the biggest paychecks earned in California
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Don't turn your back on HTML5

October 18, 2012
Despite recent stumbles, HTML5 remains a technology of great promise, with a slew of tools to smooth the development path
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