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iOS 8 hate

Enough is enough. Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system came out in mid-September. Since then, the company has delivered seven — count ’em, seven — patch releases, and iOS 8 still doesn’t work that well. Argh!

iOS 8.3 should be out real soon now, we’re told. I’d like to think it will fix all of […]

ZDNet readers’ favorite operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android

Windows is the favorite desktop operating system of ZDNet readers. On the mobile front, it’s followed by iOS and Android. That largely agrees with the operating system popularity numbers of the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), but there are also some telling differences.

ZDNet readers’ favorite operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android. More>

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Can CyanogenMod phones challenge iPhones and Android smartphones?

Cyanogen, the company behind CyanogenMod, started small. It began as a group of developers that wanted to produce a high-quality alternative Android firmware. Today, it still stands behind a great Android alternative, but its ambitions now go so high as to consider taking on Apple and Google.

Can CyanogenMod phones challenge iPhones and Android smartphones? […]

Nadella’s challenge: Saving Microsoft

In my recent debate with Ed Bott over Microsoft’s future, the public bought Ed’s arguments that Microsoft will have a bright, shining future with Satya Nadella as CEO. The judge though gave me the win because he agreed that “Nadella’s challenges outweigh his support and time window won out. After all, there are a lot of […]

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

At this point, it’s hard to say exactly what’s going on in Microsoft’s patent contract dispute with Samsung. The two companies may just be fighting out their contract terms or it could be the first shot at Microsoft’s Android patent portfolio.

Microsoft’s heavily redacted lawsuit was filed on August 1st in the US District Court […]