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Microsoft pulls buggy Patch Tuesday updates

Two updates were beset by technical issues, forcing Microsoft to issue another update to remove the faulty software.

By December 12, 2014


Microsoft eyes phone that silences itself in movies

According to a patent filed by the software giant, Microsoft has a vision of a future in which phones silence themselves when they realize they're in a theater or similar situation.

By January 17, 2013


Microsoft working on phone that silences itself in the cinema

Microsoft has a vision of a future in which phones silence themselves when they realise they're in a cinema or other situations.

By January 16, 2013


InfoWorld's two minds on open source's value

InfoWorld's Bossie awards are supposed to judge the best open-source software, but publication ends up muddying the water with business models.

By August 31, 2009


Oracle squashes 78 software bugs in latest patch

The database giant has fixed 78 different holes across most of its major product line.

By January 18, 2012


Steve Jobs and NeXT: Genesis of the new Apple

The old cliche applies to Steve Jobs and NeXT Computer. Out of failure comes success.

By November 6, 2011


Reporters' Roundtable: Happy 30th birthday, IBM PC

Thirty years ago today IBM launched the 5150. We take a look back at the creation of the PC with an interview with Dave Bradley, the guy who invented Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and look forward with Michael Miller, former editor of PC Magazine.

By August 12, 2011


TDL-4: The 'indestructible' botnet?

Researchers at Kaspersky say the TDL-4 is extremely sophisticated and has already infected 4.5 million computers around the globe.

By June 30, 2011


Was InfoWorld's CTO of the Year award a year late?

Werner Vogels, the now legendary CTO of Amazon and one of the key drivers of the AWS vision, was awarded InfoWorld's CTO of the Year Award. I'm left wondering why it took this long.

By December 21, 2008


InfoWorld says Windows 7's not that fast

A number of testers have talked about the zippy feel of the pre-beta version of Windows 7, but InfoWorld says its benchmarks show the new operating system is just on par with Vista.

By November 11, 2008