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Posted on: June 3, 2014

On September 17, 2014 Apple released iOS 8, a significantly updated and refined version of its mobile operating system. iOS 8 is compatible with the following: iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later, and iPod touch (5th-generation) and later, though it...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

OS X Yosemite (10.10), formally announced on June 2, 2014, is the ninth significant update to OS X, Apple's desktop operating system. The golden master release became available on October 16th from the Mac App Store. Information Systems &...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

On Tuesday, April 8, Microsoft released "Windows 8.1 Update", the second significant update for Windows 8 since its release in October 2012.

Information Systems & Computing (ISC) and other groups across campus have tested Windows 8.1 Update...

Posted on: March 18, 2014
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On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP. After that date, Microsoft will not release any security, reliability, or compatibility updates or patches for Windows XP, nor will they provide support to solve issues...

Posted on: March 12, 2014

On March 10, 2014, Apple released iOS 7.1, the first major update to iOS since the release of iOS 7 last September. This update includes multiple improvements and bug fixes and is available for all iOS 7-compatible devices (iPhone 4 and newer, iPad 2...

Posted on: February 6, 2014

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. After this date, Microsoft will not release any reliability, or compatibility updates or patches for Windows XP nor will they provide support to solve issues with this twelve-year-old...

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Following the release of a Developer Preview in September 2011 and a Consumer Preview in February 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturing on August 1st, 2012. The official release date for Windows 8 was October 26th, 2012 and most Windows...

Posted on: May 28, 2013

Supported Product

Retail versions of Windows 7 became available in stores (including the University's Computer Connection) on October 22, 2009. In the United States, Windows 7 is available in five different versions: Professional, Enterprise,...

Posted on: September 19, 2012

On Wednesday, September 19th, Apple released iOS 6. iOS 6 is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, fourth generation iPod Touches, and the iPad 2 and newer (third generation iPod Touches and first generation iPads are not compatible)....