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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Information Systems & Computing (ISC), in consultation with the Penn community, annually publishes recommendations for desktop computers. These recommendations reflect institutional and industry trends but do not necessarily take into account the...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Many University constituents are concerned about which applications and services they use that might be affected by the "Heartbleed”/OpenSSL vulnerability that was discovered on April 7th. This message gives some context and advice on how to determine...

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 28, 2014

On March 27, 2014, Lenovo announced the recall of certain notebook batteries (specifically, lithium-ion battery packs) due to a fire hazard risk due to overheating. Lenovo will offer customers free-of-charge replacements for all recalled battery packs...

Posted on: March 18, 2014
Background

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: March 11, 2014

This page contains known issues with Windows 8 and identifies workarounds when they have been identified.

Posted on: February 25, 2014

On February 25, 2014, Apple released OS X Mavericks version 10.9.2 to address a serious SSL vulnerability uncovered the previous week. This update is related to another update released February 21, 2014 for a serious SSL vulnerability in iOS versions...

Posted on: February 18, 2014
Revised on July 10, 2014

Unlike flagship models such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S, not all devices are available on each of the major US carriers. This trend extends to Manufacturer relationships, which are constantly changing with each...

Posted on: February 18, 2014

The smartphone market hit a critical milestone with over a billion smartphones shipped in 2013. Just in the US, there were 99 unique smartphone products announced that year from 8 leading manufacturers. This trend is down from the peak of 138 product...