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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft Surface ad fails to Excel at math, according to Apple's Numbers

11/10/2013, 07:11 am

Less than a month after a Microsoft PR executive dismissed Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote productivity software as "watered down imitation apps," the company has erected giant billboards depicting its own Excel failing to add seven numbers correctly on a Surface tablet.

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Microsoft counters Apple's free iWork suite by bolstering its Office Web Apps

11/07/2013, 11:11 am

Following a major, free update to Apple's iWork productivity suite for Mac, iOS and Web, Microsoft responded this week with its own significant updates to the company's Web-based Office applications.

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Impressions: Working with Microsoft's Surface 2 & Type Cover 2

10/26/2013, 12:10 pm

In positioning its Surface tablets against the iPad, Microsoft has attempted to convince consumers that its devices are better built for productivity, while Apple's lineup is simply meant for media consumption. We decided to put Microsoft's claims to the test, and spent a few days using the Surface 2 in a work environment.

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Windows 7 driving enterprise PC sales, but Apple's new iPads expected to again hurt PC growth

10/25/2013, 10:10 am

Enterprise demand for PCs running Windows 7, Microsoft's previous-generation operating system, is currently boosting the overall PC market, but sales are expected to once again take a hit after the introduction of Apple's new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display.

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Microsoft exec takes swing at Apple, calls iWork 'watered down,' iPad 'entertainment device'

10/23/2013, 06:10 pm

A senior Microsoft executive on Wednesday fired out a post on the company's official blog deriding Apple's recent special event, saying the iPad with iWork is no equal to Surface 2 and Office.

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First look: Microsoft Surface 2 with Type Cover 2

10/23/2013, 02:10 pm

While Apple unveiled its newest iPads on Tuesday, rival Microsoft attempted to steal some of its thunder in releasing its competing Surface 2 tablet, along with the new Type Cover 2 accessory. AppleInsider provides a first look at the tablet that will go head to head with Apple's iPad Air this holiday season.

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The mysterious failure of Apple's iPhone 5c

10/19/2013, 03:10 pm

Less than a month after it first went on sale, Apple's refreshed, moderately enhanced iPhone 5c has been targeted as possibly being a failure in scores of reports across a wide variety of major news outlets, even drawing comparisons to Microsoft's Surface flop. Can the company survive another 48 hours?

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Microsoft launches official Remote Desktop app for Apple's iOS

10/17/2013, 01:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released an official Remote Desktop application for iPhone and iPad, giving Windows users the ability to access their Windows machine on the go.

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iPhone IP Wars: Apple & the thorny issues of patent protection

10/12/2013, 05:10 pm

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. So far, however, the U.S. patent system has provided inconsistent protections for Apple inventions, while at the same time supporting dubious patent monetization schemes brought against the company.

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In five years, Microsoft’s share of personal computing fell from 90 to 33%

10/10/2013, 05:10 pm

Over the last five years, Post-PC devices have displaced conventional Windows PCs so rapidly that Microsoft's dominance over personal computing has plummeted from roughly 90 percent share to less than a third.

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How Apple's iPhone rapidly destroyed Nokia's world leading Symbian platform

10/10/2013, 03:10 am

In 2008, a journalist in Finland wrote a letter to Nokia complaining that its smartphones were difficult to use, prompting a confidential response acknowledging desperate efforts to catch up with Apple's new iPhone. One year later Nokia announced MeeGo, and the following year it made plans to shift to Windows Phone. The company is now being sold off for scrap.

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Apple's Oct. 22 iPad event likely to overshadow Microsoft Surface 2 launch, Nokia announcement

10/09/2013, 10:10 am

With Apple apparently set to unveil a new fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini at a media event in less than two weeks, the company will draw away the eyes of the tech world as Microsoft and Nokia attempt to drum up interest in their own competing devices on the very same day.

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Microsoft to bring new Remote Desktop apps to iOS, OS X

10/09/2013, 07:10 am

Microsoft will soon make it easier for iOS and OS X device owners to interface remotely with Windows Servers and Windows machines, as the software giant has announced that a new Microsoft Remote Desktop app will see release later this month.

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Touch-optimized Office for iPad still in the works, Microsoft CEO reveals

10/08/2013, 12:10 pm

Outgoing Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer dished Tuesday on a new touch-optimized version of his company's Office suite headed for Apple's iPad.

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Poor Windows 8, Surface RT performance means pay cut for Ballmer

10/05/2013, 08:10 pm

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer saw his pay docked this year as a result of the disappointing performance of the company's Windows Division over the past year.

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Delta Pilots fought against deal to replace iPad flight bags with Microsoft Surface

09/30/2013, 05:09 pm

Microsoft's marketing coup in selling Delta Airlines its Surface 2 tablet for use as an Electronic Flight Bag in place of Apple's iPad created friction with the company's pilots, who "fought hard" against the deal.

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Delta Airlines to distribute Surface 2 to pilots after iPad trial

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

Atlanta-based Delta Airlines will reportedly equip its pilots with Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet, rather than Apple's iPad, as the airline rolls out its electronic flight bag program in the coming years.

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In last company meeting, Ballmer calls Apple 'fashionable,' says Microsoft about 'doing more'

09/27/2013, 09:09 am

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer may be on his way out soon, but he's not leaving without taking a few more swipes at Apple, Amazon, and Google.

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Microsoft to extend iPad buyback program to iPhones this week, report says

09/24/2013, 05:09 pm

Following up on an initiative meant to woo users away from their iPads by offering at least $200 for used examples of the tablet, Microsoft is now said to be preparing an extension of the deal to include used iPhones as well.

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