PC shipments in the first quarter of this year have hit their lowest level yet, according to data released on Thursday by IDC.
Traditional PC shipments will continue to decline over the next four years, even as global shipments increase for mobile phones, tablets and "ultramobile" devices, according to new first-quarter data announced today by Gartner Inc.
Microsoft released two editions of its Windows Embedded 8 Industry product today.
Brien discusses his process of replacing a backup battery and gives some insight on how to avoid this issue in the future.
Google today announced an executive shuffle that affects its highly successful Android mobile operating system efforts.
Tablets running Windows 8 and Windows RT will make some market gains over the next five years but will still badly trail Android- and iOS-based systems, according to research and consulting firm IDC.
Is it true you don't receive the full version of Office on your Surface tablet? Can you not upgrade to a different version? Brien Posey takes some time to clear the air on these and many other questions.
Microsoft is responding to a less than robust uptake of new Windows 8 devices by cutting the licensing costs for its original equipment manufacturing partners.
According to market research firm IDC, global PC shipments will continue to drop in 2013 for the second straight year.
For an IT community that has so far been hesitant to add touch-based monitors to the enterprise, a solution for unlocking Windows 8's true potential could lie in Microsoft's Kinect hardware.
- By Greg Shields
Mary Jo Foley argues that if Microsoft's table is to start flying off the shelves, a serious price cut and the addition of differing models that the public actually wants are needed.
- By Mary Jo Foley
To find lasting success for Microsoft's tablet, the company needs to show how the device has lasting staying power compared to the competing iPad.
The Windows 8 ecosystem is still evolving, according to Microsoft's chief financial officer.
The Microsoft Surface team fielded questions on Wednesday about the company's forthcoming Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet.
Mary Jo Foley lays out a five-point plan for Microsoft gain some sales traction in the smartphone landscape.
- By Mary Jo Foley
Microsoft will be pushing tablets and cloud services in 2013, according to expert analysis.
Apple led in fourth-quarter tablet shipments, while Microsoft didn't even make the top-five list with its new Surface RT product, according to data compiled by IDC and announced today.
Intel Corp. is leaving the desktop motherboard-making business, according to information given to the press this week.
Microsoft's x86-based Surface Pro tablet PCs running Windows 8 will hit retail shelves on Feb. 9 in the United States and Canada, the company confirmed today.
Brien's back with some more thoughts after spending extensive time with Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet.