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Former Google intern explains why UI lag occurs more often in Android than iOS

12/07/2011, 02:12 am

A former intern for Google's Android team has provided explanations for why Android experiences more touch interface lag than competing mobile operating systems from Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion.


Microsoft working to bring its Office apps to iPad, Mac OS X Lion

11/29/2011, 03:11 pm

Microsoft is preparing a new edition of its Office suite for Apple's iPad, as well as an updated Office for Mac OS X Lion users.


Apple, Graphics Properties Holdings battle with multiple patent suits

11/29/2011, 11:11 am

In a handful of newly filed patent infringement lawsuits, Apple is suing and also being sued by Graphics Properties Holdings, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc.


Microsoft says Windows Phones have had Siri-like functionality for over a year

11/23/2011, 04:11 pm

Microsoft's Craig Mundie said that the iPhone's Siri voice recognition software is not new technology as a similar system has been available on the Windows Phone for over a year, and claims Apple marketed the capability to shift focus away from the iPhone 4S's lack of new features.


Analyst casts doubt on Nokia's Windows Phone hopes

11/23/2011, 02:11 am

One analyst has drastically reduced shipment projections for Nokia's Windows Phone devices on the belief that the handset maker is unlikely to gain traction with its new lineup.


Microsoft to follow Apple's Lion lead with digital delivery of Windows 8

11/22/2011, 10:11 am

Much like Apple did with the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in July, Microsoft plans to make the simplest and easiest method of installing Windows 8 a download over the Internet.


More than anything, kids want Apple's iPad, iPod touch & iPhone for Christmas

11/17/2011, 01:11 pm

The iPad is the most-wanted gift among U.S. kids ages 6 through 12, a new survey has found, while the iPod touch ranks second and the iPhone comes in third.


AT&T sees 'challenges' ahead as it plans to sell Nokia Windows Phones in 2012

11/17/2011, 12:11 am

An AT&T executive said Wednesday that his company is finalizing discussions with Nokia to begin carrying its Windows Phone smartphones next year, while also noting that he believes Microsoft will face "challenges" in attracting customers away from entrenched rivals Apple and Google.


Gartner: Apple's iOS lost smartphone share to Android in Q3 2011

11/15/2011, 10:11 am

With a limited number of iPhone models taking on a plethora of Android-powered handsets from multiple manufacturers, Apple's iOS actually lost market share in the worldwide smartphone market last quarter despite growing sales, according to the latest sales data from Gartner.


Microsoft looking to drum up Windows Phone interest with 55-foot NYC replica

11/08/2011, 01:11 am

Microsoft has installed a six-story interactive Windows Phone structure in New York City's Herald Square as a promotional stunt to increase awareness of its struggling smartphone platform.


Game makers say Apple, Steve Jobs have most influence on industry

11/04/2011, 09:11 am

A new survey of people working in the gaming world has found that Steve Jobs is the most influential person in the industry, and that insiders believe the iPhone is shaping the future of videogames.


Lawsuit accuses Apple's iPhone 4S of violating VPN patent

11/03/2011, 03:11 pm

Apple is the target of a new lawsuit that asserts a number of the company's products, including the newly released iPhone 4S, infringe on a virtual private network patent.


Apple remains top US smartphone maker as iPhone holds 28% share

11/03/2011, 09:11 am

With the iPhone representing 28 percent of smartphones in the U.S., Apple is still the No. 1 domestic smartphone manufacturer, according to the latest data from Nielsen.


Microsoft raking in 100k users a day from easier Hotmail setup in iOS 5

11/03/2011, 02:11 am

The addition of easier Hotmail setup in the Mail app of Apple's iOS 5 has led to a surge in activations for Microsoft, with almost 100,000 new iOS 5 devices logging in to the email service every day.


Microsoft axed Courier tablet in favor of 'Windows Everywhere' strategy - report

11/02/2011, 01:11 am

Software giant Microsoft scrapped the Courier tablet project last year because the device diverged from its strategy of bringing Windows everywhere without compromise, a new report claims.


Worldwide Mac browser share hits 6.9%, iOS takes 62% mobile share

11/01/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple's presence on the Web continues to expand, with browser use of both iOS and Mac OS X seeing growth in October that propelled the company to new heights.


Bill Gates not bothered by Steve Jobs's comments in biography

10/31/2011, 03:10 pm

Responding to unflattering comments made about him in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's new biography, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said he's not bothered by the remarks.


Apple slips to No. 5 handset maker, No. 2 in smartphones after iPhone transition quarter

10/28/2011, 01:10 am

After buyers holding out for the iPhone 4S resulted in slowed iPhone 4 sales for Apple last quarter, Chinese handset maker ZTE slipped past it to become the fourth-largest global handset maker, while Samsung took the top spot among smartphone vendors worldwide, according to a new analysis.


Nokia Windows Phone 7 Lumia 800 vs Apple iPhone 4S

10/27/2011, 02:10 pm

Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 device offers specifications somewhere between Apple's iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, but is missing some key hardware and software features and will only debut in Europe, effectively leaving the US market to Apple and Android this holiday season.


Nokia launches first Windows Phones to take on Apple's iPhone 4S

10/26/2011, 08:10 am

Nokia on Wednesday introduced its first smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, two devices branded "Lumia" that the company hopes will compete with Apple's iPhone lineup.