Companies that are still running Windows 7 should start planning now to upgrade their systems if they want to avoid problems transitioning to the successor to Windows 8, according to Gartner analysts.
Surprise, surprise. Microsoft’s August Patch Tuesday focused heavily on Internet Explorer. Redmond rolled out 29 patches for IE. One plugs a hole that could allow a remote attacker to access a PC over the Web.
Apple is planning to release a version of Siri, its digital assistant, on its laptops and desktops. First released in 2011, the company's mobile assistant has only been available for iOS devices.
Update 2 for Windows 8.1, scheduled for release on August 12, will reportedly contain changes to the OS user interface. It will contain a few small design changes, but no major upgrades to features.
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