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Bermie Awards Reappear After a Year in Hiding

Michael L. Berman | Posted 01.15.2017 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

One of the questions we hear most often in Jocgeekville is "What happened to the 2015 Bermie Awards?" Truthfully, our panel of experts was too tired ...

How To Type Emojis On Your Computer Keyboard

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

Emojis are all over our smartphones. These little icons have become an integral part of how we use mobile technology. From text messages to Facebook p...

Is Offering the Windows 10 Upgrade for Free Good or Bad?

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Ira Kalb

Once Windows 10 becomes the hit Microsoft hopes it will be, Microsoft will have more control over the price it charges. Right now, price may be an important validator, and an upgrade price of $0 does not validate much.

If You're an Innovator, You Should Be Using Microsoft Windows

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 03.26.2015 | Technology
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

In 2012, Microsoft released the most radical innovation in personal computing in over 40 years. Not Apple. Not Google. Microsoft.

Nine Rules for Effective Online Content

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Design improvements are usually implemented incrementally, even granularly. Over time, however, the look and feel of advertising can evolve significantly when based on data that fuel content optimization: test, learn, apply.

Doesn't Cortana Know That Disparaging Siri Reflects Negatively on Her Parents?

Ira Kalb | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Good marketers know that when a company "badmouths" a competitor, it is (more often than not) a big mistake -- especially when the company being disparaged has Apple's track record of success.

Windows 10 Technical Preview: So Far, So Good

Michael L. Berman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

What comes after eight? Well, it's the number 10, if you work for Microsoft. That's what the Boys from Redmond are calling their new version of Windows, apparently wanting to distance themselves from the dreaded Windows 8 syndrome.

Microsoft's 4 Biggest Problems

Jonathan Rettinger | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Rettinger

Where is Microsoft headed in the next three to five years? Will it continue to slog along, as it has been for the past several years, riding its PC legacy and expanding its footing in the cloud, while its market is increasingly defined by business users instead of consumers?

How the Touch Screen Became So Out of Touch

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.18.2014 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The touch screen -- interface of the future or gimmicky marketing headache? When the first touch screen interfaces came out (at least in a big consum...

Gerry Smith

Microsoft Is About To Leave One-Third Of All Computers Vulnerable To Hacking | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

Hundreds of millions of computers running everything from ATMs to the power grid will be vulnerable to hacking next month when Microsoft stops support...

Tablet or Brick? Dell Latitude 10 Inch: Brick

Steve Harmon | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Steve Harmon

If you're thinking of getting a tablet you may want to consider if you want to pay $500 for a brick instead.

Windows 8 Email Cash Prize is a Scam

Steve Rhode | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Some people have told me they've received an email that appears to contain only a single PDF file called 2014.pdf. If you get an email like that from...

Forget Software: Hardware Is the New Sexy, and It's Because of Google Glass

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.15.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

I own a FitBit and have been very involved in sensors for the human body with my volunteer work with TheHumanAPI community, but it was not until I picked up my Google Glass that it dawned on me. 2014 is the year hardware gets its sexy back.

Why are large companies so slow at migrating to Windows 7? (Part II)

Sumir Karayi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sumir Karayi

Windows 7 is widely believed to be a significant upgrade over XP and most users have experienced it at home, so why hasn't IT upgraded the organizatio...

Why Are Large Companies So Slow at Migrating to Windows 7? (Part One)

Sumir Karayi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sumir Karayi

We, at 1E, believe there are five major factors which prevent IT from staying current in terms of the Operating System, and many other technologies.

Was Blackberry the Last Vestige of Real Keyboards?

Gil Laroya | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Gil Laroya

Touching a screen and moving objects is pretty intuitive. But there will always be people who long for reality. Real buttons to push, real levers to flip, tactile controls that provide immediate feedback.

I Love Windows 8 (and No, My Account Has Not Been Hacked)

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

If you don't like Windows 8 because it is "too innovative" or if you don't like Windows Mobile because "it looks weird," at least you'll have to admit that Microsoft has proven itself capable of breakthrough innovation, of not simply copying the others.

Microsoft Revives Old Feature In Effort To Spur Sales

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is bringing back the Windows "start" button, offering a stripped-down version among a ...

Microsoft Tries (And Fails) To Beat Apple At Its Own Game

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Microsoft's newest ad pits an up-and-coming gadget against an established foe. There's a white background, snarky "dialogue" and a comparison of two p...

Windows 8 Is Actually Doing About As Well As Windows 7

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 07.06.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the six months since launch, roughly in lin...

Windows 8 'Social Good' Contest Helps Startup Change Local Food Systems

Startup Weekend | Posted 06.02.2013 | Small Business
Startup Weekend

NetSquared, an initiative which aids individuals and communities in using web-based tools, recently hosted their first ever "Social Good Contest" for apps developed for Windows 8. Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest "encourages developers to make a difference in the world through the power of technology."

Undercover Shopper: Apple vs. Microsoft Store

John Pavley | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

I felt bad for the Microsoft Store. The devices and accessories looked sharp and smart. But they were heavy to hold and didn't work as advertised.

Second Time's A Charm? Well...

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 04.08.2013 | Technology

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - U.S. tech writers have given Microsoft Corp's new Surface tablet-laptop hybrid largely negative revie...

PCs Are Slowing Evolving Into Tablets

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2013 | Technology

Personal computer makers, trying to beat back a tablet mania that's eating into their sales, are making what may be a last-ditch attempt to sway custo...

Don't Hold Your Breath For A PC Turnaround

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

LONDON (Reuters) - Holiday season shoppers shunned Windows 8 desktops and notebooks in favor of tablets and smartphones, resulting in a 4.3 percent fa...