This time last year, the iPad -- and tablets in general -- faced an uncertain future after years of declining interest from consumers.But in the past 18 months, Apple refreshed its low-end iPads and redesigned its high-end iPad Pros, prompting consumers to buy so many tablets that Apple saw its strongest iPad growth in six years during the first three months of 2019.And with iPadOS, new software specifically designed for the tablet introduced in 2010 and famously called a "magical" device by then-CEO Steve Jobs, Apple is making it pretty clear that the iPad has an increasingly important place in the company's product lineup."It's become a truly distinct experience," Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, said in an interview on Monday after introducing iPadOS at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference."It's not an iPhone experience. It's not a Mac experience. The name is a recognition of that."With iPadOS, to be released in the fall, Apple will deliver a … [Read more...] about Apple: iPad’s now the best PC for more people
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By mid-2019, most people are fully entrenched with their favorite operating system choice. But, if you're upgrading from an old machine, you might want to re-evaluate your options. If you're choosing an operating system for your desktop or laptop computer, there are three main choices: Windows, MacOS, and Linux. In this article, we're going to take a comprehensive look at the differences between these platforms for desktop use. Before we get started, let's establish a few ground rules and recognize a few realities. We're looking at desktop and laptop use only. Choosing a server, IoT, or infrastructure operating system is a very different beast, something we don't have room to discuss in this article. Also: Small business servers: Why and how you can say 'no' to the cloud We are well aware of the nearly religious affinities for each of these platforms. We'll touch lightly on some of the fundamental features that drive these affinities, but we're not preaching. Each choice … [Read more...] about Windows, Mac, or Linux? We compare the pros and cons of these computing platforms
Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) started to roll out, the company began work on the next major update to Windows 10, due to be released next spring. As it did with the October 2018 Update, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program.After years of using "Redstone" in its code names, Microsoft is changing it up with the next release, which is code-named "19H1" (for 2019, first half) rather than "Redstone 6." What follows is a list of every preview build of Windows 10 19H1 that has been rolled out to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, starting with the most recent. For each build, we've included the date of its release, a summary of what’s in the build and a link to Microsoft's announcement about it.After that you’ll find summaries of all the preview builds that led up to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Redstone 5), Windows 10 April 2018 Update … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds
If your business is still running on Windows 7, you have some important decisions to make, and not a lot of time remaining. Windows 7 support officially ends in less than a year, on January 14, 2020. After that date, Microsoft will stop delivering security updates automatically, and by then most third-party vendors will have dropped support as well.Most businesses completed their planning for migration to Windows 10 long ago and are in the final stages of implementing that plan. If you're still procrastinating, it's time to get serious.You have, by my calculation, four options. Which one you choose depends on why your organization is still clinging to Windows 7.If the main reason is inertia, you'll need to find something to motivate yourself. You could, for example, calculate the costs of cleaning up after a successful ransomware attack that spreads over your network, including the loss of business while you scramble to recover. If you're in a regulated industry, you might want to find … [Read more...] about Windows 7: What is your company’s exit strategy?
Introduction Now that Windows 10 has overtaken Windows 7 as the most popular operating system, it’s the most popular operating system out there. The follow up to Windows 8.1 has been out for more than three years now, and has given users plenty of time to figure it out.And, over the years, a lot of the initial Windows 10 problems have been fixed by Microsoft. However, there are new issues and security exploits popping up all the time. It’s basically because Windows 10 updates are still a mess – the most recent update has been notorious for causing Blue Screen errors on Surface devices and deleting user data. And, if Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems, including the loss of data, are any hint, Microsoft has its work cut out for it. Plus, there are plenty of Windows 10 problems that have persisted to this day, like printer connectivity issues, even in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.Either way, if you’re having a hard time with the operating system, … [Read more...] about 100 common Windows 10 problems and how to solve them