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In two-pronged attack, Microsoft intros low-end Windows 10 S, high-end $999+ Surface Laptop

05/02/2017, 12:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the Surface Laptop, a new PC aimed at the educational market, despite having a $999 base price tag with 4 gigabytes of non-upgradeable RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage.

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A very false narrative: Apple Watch and the future of wearables

04/28/2017, 11:04 am

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

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A very false narrative: Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad, Mac

04/27/2017, 04:04 pm

It's hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple's Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud. But they're all wrong, here's why.

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Microsoft debuts Wunderlist replacement To-Do on iPhone, Mac & iPad coming soon

04/19/2017, 01:04 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released the first edition of To-Do, an app that will eventually replace the popular multi-platform title Wunderlist, which it acquired back in 2015.

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Microsoft offers free Outlook for Mac Preview to test Google Calendar & Contacts features

04/12/2017, 04:04 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday released a standalone Outlook for Mac Preview version for free, as part of an attempt to gain more feedback on Google account upgrades including Calendar and Contacts integration.

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J.D. Power: 2017 tablet buyers report "outstanding" satisfaction, ready to spend money on premium brands

04/07/2017, 08:04 pm

In a followup conversation to clarify the firm's recently reported findings on U.S. tablet buyers, J.D. Power highlighted a series of data points that overturn many established narratives on the "beleaguerment" of the tablet market, particularly with regard to premium-priced, higher-end models.

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Microsoft creates tool to help Apple users migrate data from Mac to Surface

03/20/2017, 03:03 pm

Microsoft is attempting to make it easier for Mac users to "switch" over to Windows by creating a new tool, with the "Mac to Surface Assistant" said to help transfer the user's files from their Mac to the company's Windows tablet.

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Microsoft inserting ads into Windows 10 File Explorer

03/20/2017, 12:03 pm

Microsoft continues aggressively promoting its own services in Task Bar notifications when using third party browsers, and most recently has been caught injecting advertisements to sign up for paid OneDrive subscriptions in the Windows 10 -- but the File Explorer ad can be disabled.

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Apple & others back Google in opposing FBI warrant for overseas emails

03/14/2017, 11:03 am

Apple has reportedly joined Amazon, Cisco, and Microsoft in signing an amicus brief in support of Google, which a Pennsylvania court recently ordered to hand over emails from foreign servers in compliance with an FBI warrant.

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Hands On: Microsoft OneNote is powerful, but needs Office to shine

03/11/2017, 08:03 pm

The strength and weakness of Microsoft's note taking app, OneNote, is that it works best alongside Word and Outlook. AppleInsider tries it in and out of the walled garden.

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Microsoft revamps Cortana for iPhone in renewed bid to take on Apple's Siri

03/10/2017, 01:03 pm

Microsoft on Friday released a promised overhaul of its Cortana iPhone app, simplifying the way the AI assistant works on iOS and making it more practical as an alternative -- or complement -- to Apple's native Siri.

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Microsoft adds Google Calendar & Contacts support to Outlook 2016 for Mac

03/01/2017, 03:03 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday launched preliminary support for Google Calendar and Contacts data in Office 2016 for the Mac, filling in a significant gap in the email and scheduling app. Along the same lines, Gmail accounts can now make better use of Outlook features.

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As Apple invests heavily in AR, Microsoft plans 'mixed reality' support for Xbox, Windows

03/01/2017, 03:03 pm

Microsoft apparently sees the same market potential for augmented and virtual reality as Apple CEO Tim Cook, and will include support for "mixed reality" in future Windows and Xbox updates in conjunction with future headsets heralded by the new Mixed Reality Development Edition headset.

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Microsoft will pay $1.2M to settle class-action suit over misprinted retail store receipts

02/28/2017, 04:02 pm

Microsoft has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit against its retail efforts, paying almost $1.2 million in compensation to customers and legal costs, over an accusation receipts provided by Microsoft Stores provided too much information about a customer's payment details.

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Editorial: The future of Steve Jobs' iPad vision for Post-PC computing, part 2

02/27/2017, 02:02 am

In 2010, Steve Jobs introduced the first iPad as a new product category between the smartphone and notebook. Born into ridicule, there's still a widespread misunderstanding of what iPad actually is, seven years later. Here's a look at why.

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Amazon considering office suite to pilfer enterprise customers from Microsoft, Google

02/24/2017, 12:02 pm

To combat Microsoft and Google, Amazon appears to be in the early stages of developing its own office suite, utilizing the power and ubiquity of its AWS platform to support it.

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Microsoft rolls out MacBook Pro Touch Bar support to all Office for Mac suite users

02/16/2017, 02:02 pm

Following after a brief beta preview, Microsoft is rolling out support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to all users of Office for Mac, with the update providing quick access to functions from the new dynamic display panel.

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Apple at peak of Fortune 'Most Admired Companies' list for 10th straight year

02/16/2017, 11:02 am

Racking up a 10-year streak, Apple on Thursday claimed the top spot on Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 2017, based on the opinions of 3,800 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.

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Editorial: Why Apple ignores so much pundit innovation advice

02/13/2017, 02:02 am

Pundits are confounded by how Apple seems to ignore all their great ideas, but the company's strategy appears to be working out rather well on its own. Here's a look at why Apple has done so well while disregarding three major themes of Toxic Innovation Advice, pertaining to acquisition targets, obvious feature requests and commodity hardware.

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Mac malware discovered in Microsoft Word document with auto-running macro

02/09/2017, 10:02 am

A second example of malware targeting macOS users has surfaced this week, with the discovery of a Word document that attempts to use an automatically-running macro, one that tries to download a hazardous payload to infect the target Mac.

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