Category Archives: Operating Systems

Apple's OS development teams are going to 'Build Different'

Apple’s OS development teams are going to ‘Build Different’ Some say the mantra for agile development is to be sufficiently resolute to move fast and break things. But as enterprises grow, the consequences of doing so become unsustainable – as Apple appears to have learned with iOS 13. Build different A Bloomberg report claims Apple […]

Microsoft starts releasing fixes for Access bugs introduced in Office security patches this month

Microsoft starts releasing fixes for Access bugs introduced in Office security patches this month Although we’ve been promised no “C” or “D” week second cumulative updates for the rest of the year — at least for Windows — Microsoft has acknowledged a bug it created in last week’s Patch Tuesday Office patches, and now promises that […]

He heard you fine

He heard you fine This pilot fish doesn’t have a traditional tech background. He was the photographer for his university department, and when the World Wide Web came along he volunteered to run the department’s in-house web server. A few years after that, they’re running Filemaker databases online, and there’s some glitch that causes […]

5 hidden Windows 10 features you should be using

5 hidden Windows 10 features you should be using If you’ve been using Windows 10 for a while, you probably know about Cortana and OneDrive. But there are other, powerful features built into Windows 10 that you might not know about or have thought to use. These tools can help you jump right into […]

An exorcism at Microsoft

An exorcism at Microsoft Satya Nadella has been Microsoft CEO for more than five years, having replaced Steve Ballmer in February 2014. Along the way, he’s made dramatic changes in the way Microsoft operates, doing things that Ballmer likely never would have done, including writing off, for $7.6 billion in 2015, Ballmer’s Nokia acquisition. […]

Is the Huawei ban finally over?

Is the Huawei ban finally over? The U.S. Commerce Department announced it would begin approving licenses for some of the companies to resume business with Chinese tech giant Huawei. After a monthslong freeze on many transactions between U.S. tech companies and Huawei, these approvals could offer a reprieve for hardware and software providers alike. […]

Google's Chrome OS upgrade changes are a solid start

Google’s Chrome OS upgrade changes are a solid start Well, I’ll be: Just over a month after we talked about how Google needed to rethink its Chrome OS upgrade standard, the company has quietly launched a new effort to improve the state of Chromebook software updates. Now, don’t get too excited yet. This is […]

Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope)

Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope) While one in three large enterprises has a chief mobility officer (CMO), according to one survey, that role is now largely duplicative and unnecessary – and creating it can hit a company’s bottom line. Management consultancy Janco Associates, which lists job descriptions and […]