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Apple trounces Microsoft in Black Friday retail traffic, purchases

11/26/2012, 08:11 am

A comparison of Apple and Microsoft retail stores on Black Friday found that nearly 5 times as many items were purchased per hour at the Apple Store.

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Microsoft rumored to take on Apple TV with Xbox-branded set-top box in 2013

11/21/2012, 03:11 pm

Microsoft may compete more directly with the Apple TV next year with a new low-cost set-top box that will access the company's Xbox entertainment services.

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Windows 8 sales fall short of Microsoft's internal projections

11/19/2012, 04:11 pm

Initial sales of the Windows 8 operating system are said to be "well below" Microsoft's internal projections.

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Steve Ballmer hints Microsoft plans to build more hardware

11/15/2012, 08:11 am

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has signaled that his company will likely build more devices following the release of the Surface tablet, in an Apple-like manner of designing both the hardware and software.

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 and 2011 updated with security fixes, improvements

11/14/2012, 08:11 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out updates for the 2008 and 2011 versions of Office for Mac, bringing a security patch that protects against malware as well as improvements to Outlook.

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Nokia's free 'Here' maps coming to Apple's iOS with offline support

11/13/2012, 01:11 pm

Nokia on Tuesday announced it will bring a new mapping service dubbed "Here" to Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Gates' support of Ballmer led to Microsoft ouster of Sinofsky - report

11/13/2012, 11:11 am

Microsoft decided to oust Windows head Steve Sinofsky after former CEO Bill Gates reportedly expressed his support for current CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Windows chief Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

11/12/2012, 08:11 pm

The head of Microsoft's Windows division Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company effective immediately, with rumors suggesting the circumstances are similar to the recent departure of Apple executive Scott Forstall.

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Microsoft Surface screen falls short of Retina iPad, but outperforms iPad 2

11/12/2012, 04:11 pm

A head-to-head comparison of the Surface display with competing tablets has found Microsoft's tablet beats out similarly equipped screens, but can't take down the Retina display on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad.

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Parallels Desktop 8 update enhances support for Windows 8

11/08/2012, 01:11 pm

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has been updated with expanded support for Microsoft's newly released Windows 8 operating system.

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Free Microsoft Office app for iPhone, iPad to be released in early 2013

11/07/2012, 09:11 am

A version of Microsoft Office designed for Apple's iPhone and iPad is now expected to arrive on the iOS App Store in early 2013, offering free document viewing, while a subscription will be needed for editing.

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Microsoft SmartGlass hits iOS as Xbox LIVE app update

11/06/2012, 07:11 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out an update to its existing Xbox iOS app, morphing the title into a form identical to the company's SmartGlass Android and Windows Phone app by bringing a number of functionality and UI improvements to the console-controlling software.

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Microsoft rumored to release 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' gaming tablet

11/06/2012, 03:11 pm

Microsoft reportedly plans to take on Apple's new iPad mini with its own smaller 7-inch tablet designed primarily for playing games.

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iPhone 5 constraints remain at AT&T, Verizon, inventory improving at Sprint

11/02/2012, 10:11 am

With the iPad mini hitting shelves Friday, supply of Apple's iPhone 5 has not yet caught up with demand in the U.S., according to a survey of Apple retail stores.

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Microsoft said to be testing its own smartphone design

11/02/2012, 08:11 am

In addition to building its own tablet to compete with the iPad, Microsoft may design and sell its own smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone, according to a new report.

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer dismisses Apple as a 'low-volume player'

10/30/2012, 01:10 pm

As Microsoft revealed that the company sold 4 million upgrades to its new Windows 8 operating system in its first four days, CEO Steve Ballmer dismissed Apple as a "low-volume player" in markets like PCs and smartphones.

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Microsoft exec promotes value of Windows 8 PCs, calls iPad mini a $329 'recreational tablet'

10/26/2012, 05:10 pm

After Windows 8 debuted on Thursday, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky offered his view of the computing landscape, and said PCs represent a great value when compared to "recreational tablets," alluding to Apple's new iPad mini.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

10/25/2012, 06:10 pm

Asked by analysts to comment on the launch of Microsoft's Surface, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook noted that reviews of the product have described it as "compromised" and "confusing."

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Review roundup: Microsoft Surface hardware shines, but software is a letdown

10/24/2012, 03:10 pm

Initial takes on Microsoft's new Surface tablet find the hardware could be a competent laptop replacement, but it's held back by the Windows RT software which can't compete with Apple's iOS ecosystem.

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Microsoft reveals strong pre-sales of Windows 8 in quarterly earnings

10/19/2012, 03:10 pm

Sales of Windows PCs plunged ahead of the forthcoming release of Windows 8, but Microsoft saw strong pre-sales for its next-generation operating system ahead of its Oct. 26 launch.

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