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A picture taken on January 29, 2013, shows a fake Microsoft Windows 7 computer operating system. (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Microsoft To End Support For Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Microsoft says it will end support for several of its products including Windows 7. Consumers are wondering if there will be a new operating system before then. Back in April we talked […]

07/08/2014

Samsung Debuts Its New Flagship Smartphone, The Galaxy S IV

Larry Magid: Samsung Pressured To Better Unify With Android

Samsung may have caved in to pressure from Google over some of its phone apps in an effort to make them more unified with the Android operating system.

01/30/2014

Second generation Microsoft Surface tablet. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1

Microsoft Windows 8.1 is now available. The latest version is the first major update to Windows 8, which was released last year.

10/17/2013

A sign at Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto. (John G. Mabanglo/AFP/Getty Images)

HP Sells webOS Operating System To LG Electronics

Hewlett-Packard said it is selling its webOS operating system technology to South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

02/25/2013

Apple Introduces iPhone 5

Apple Updates iPhone, iPad Software To Improve Downloads

Apple has released a software update for iPhones and iPads that speeds up data downloads on some major overseas telecom networks and a handful of small U.S. carriers.

01/28/2013

The Microsoft tablet Surface is unveiled during a news conference at Milk Studios on June 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  The new Surface tablet utilizes a 10.6 inch screen with a cover that contains a full multitouch keyboard. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft & Apple Set To Release New Operating Systems

Our technology analyst says Windows 8, coming in October is great for tablets, but not so much for his laptop and Apple’s new OS is due out later this month.

07/10/2012

Microsoft Windows 7 runs on a Fujitsu tablet computer (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft Unveils New OS

Microsoft is releasing more information about its new operating system which is coming out later this year. They have revealed that there are going to be four versions of it, one of them minor.

04/18/2012

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Oracle CEO Mulled Expansion Into Smartphones

Larry Ellison acknowledged Oracle’s interest in diversifying beyond its main business of database software while testifying Tuesday on the second day of a trial pitting two high-tech bellwethers.

04/17/2012

Oracle Corp. company headquarters in Redwood Shores. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle Focuses On Google Emails In Android Trial

Oracle intends to rely heavily on Google’s own internal emails to prove Google’s top executives knew they were stealing a popular piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than 300 million smartphones and tablet computers.

04/16/2012

Microsoft Windows 7 runs on a Fujitsu tablet computer (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Microsoft Plans For Launch Of Windows 8

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid looks at Microsoft’s Windows 8 and how it might help the company compete in the tablet market with Apple.

12/08/2011

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