operating systems

Happy 10th anniversary, Android

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at leas

Russian indictments show that the US needs federal oversight of election security

President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, on the heels of 12 Russian intelligence officials indicted for hacking the 2016 election, made it clear that this administration has zero com

What do Meltdown, Spectre and RyzenFall mean for the future of cybersecurity?

The security community is still reeling from the discoveries of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities, and now it seems that a rash of new hardware vulnerabilities called MasterKey, RyzenF

Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again The dos and don’ts

Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” -- the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they beg

Microsoft launches Windows 10 on ARM, with HP and ASUS promising 20+ hours of battery life

Windows laptops and tablets have traditionally run on X86 processors from the likes of Intel and AMD. Microsoft experimented with using ARM-based processors when it launched the Surface RT and Windows

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update will launch April 11

After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally ready to ship to its users the Windows 10 Creators Update, the next major iteration of its desktop operating system. The free update will start rolling ou

OS X is now macOS and gets support for Siri, auto unlock and more

If Apple's naming scheme was starting to bother you (with iOS, tvOS and watchOS working under different naming rules from OS X), fret no more. As the company announced today, OS X is getting a new nam

George Lucas, Ken Williams And The Practical Magic Of Pragmatic Visionaries

Popular Science was one of my favorite magazines as a teenager. I was amazed by the inventions of mere mortals, and wondered if there was some sort of genetic mutation that allowed a select few to see

Microsoft Acquires Application Management Service BlueStripe

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired BlueStripe, an application management service that helps enterprises monitor and troubleshoot applications that have been deployed across different opera

Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads

Apple's next-generation operating systems, for both mobile devices and PCs, are reportedly going to have a strong focus on zapping bugs and improving stability, reports 9to5Mac. We'd heard this about

BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android smartphones. After all, diehard devotees of Bla

Microsoft Woos Enterprise With Start Button In Windows 10

Microsoft announced Windows 10 the other day. Putting aside the fact they skipped version 9, and all of the jokes that could evoke, the announcement appeared to be one long apology to the enterprise.

Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser

It's hard to say how popular <a href="http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os">Chrome OS</a>, Google's browser-centric operating system, really is. There can be little doubt, though, that Google is quite

Pay what you want for Kiddix OS

From Microsoft Bob to Edubuntu there have been a number of attempts at making computers of various sorts easier and more useful for young people. Another participant in this space is Kiddix, “a

North Korea develops its own Linux distro called Red Star OS

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/nk1.jpg" />If you guys weren't terrified of <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/north-korea/">North Korea</a> by now, here's more evid

Here's a list of applications that are glitchy with Snow Leopard

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/snowproblems.jpg" />Head's up to any of y'all looking to upgrade to Snow Leopard this weekend (that's my plan, along with installing Wind

Snow Leopard will be out soon, no need to freak out

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/snowwwww.jpg" />Here's some advice to all of you guys who are trying to keep up-to-date on the latest Snow Leopard news: don't go anywher

Robot OS paves the way for army of standardized robo-assassins

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/terminators.jpg" />You know how it is: you go down to your secret lair to work on the prototype for your armada of deathbots, and you get

Throw a stone and you'll find Windows 7 OEM online to download. Not that you'd do such a thing, of course.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/win7oem.jpg" />Friends, you cannot go anywhere on the Internet without running into the OEM version of Windows 7. This is the same versio
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