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Topic: Windows

IDC miscounts Macs again, awards Apple fifth place in global PC sales one year too late

10/09/2014, 08:10 am

IDC doesn't like counting iPads among its global PC figures, but it doesn't seem to like counting Macs either, given its back-to-back quarterly undercounting of Apple's computer sales.

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Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

09/30/2014, 01:09 pm

Software behemoth Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its next-generation desktop operating system would not follow the numerical progression of its two predecessors -- which would have made it Windows 9 -- but will instead be called Windows 10.

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Surveillance leak shows spyware loves Android, but can't infect Apple's iPhones without jailbreak

08/11/2014, 04:08 pm

Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.

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Apple, Inc's double digit U.S. Mac growth contradicts IDC & Gartner reports of a Mac sales slump

07/26/2014, 11:07 pm

Apple reported "strong double digit growth" in its Mac sales in the U.S., directly contradicting the earlier estimates published by IDC and Gartner that stated Apple's U.S. Mac sales fell year-over-year in the June quarter and calling into question the legitimacy of market estimates that the tech media uncritically presents as factual.

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Gameover Zeus botnet reanimated, exposing the harm in "open" Android, Windows malware platforms

07/12/2014, 04:07 pm

Apple's iOS and OS X platforms aren't directly affected by the rampant malware infestations that plague Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows, but that doesn't mean they can't be victimized by it, as the collateral damage and smokescreen of a reanimated botnet targeting unpatched, vulnerable systems demonstrates.

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Microsoft to reportedly cut Windows pricing by 70% as Apple, Google eat PC marketshare

02/21/2014, 10:02 pm

As the mobile device market -- led by device from Apple and Google -- continues to devour traditional PC marketshare, Microsoft is reportedly looking cheaper Windows licensing fees in a bid to stop the hemorrhaging.

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Microsoft considering allowing Android apps to run on Windows - report

02/12/2014, 03:02 pm

In an effort to bolster its struggling Windows platforms, Microsoft is said to be "seriously considering" allowing Android applications to run in both the traditional Windows environment, as well as on the Windows Phone mobile platform.

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Microsoft's project 'Threshold' to further converge PC, phone & Xbox platforms

12/02/2013, 01:12 pm

Microsoft plans to continue to blur the lines between its traditional Windows PC platform, its Windows Phone mobile platform, and its Xbox One game console operating system with a forthcoming update codenamed "Threshold," according to a new report.

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Bizarre Microsoft Windows 8.1 ad pleads: "Honestly, it works for work"

11/26/2013, 04:11 pm

Rather than correcting its Surface billboards with Excel math errors, Microsoft appears to be pleading with the public to take Windows 8.1 seriously in a new ad headlined: "Honestly, it works for work."

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USA Today prints contemptuous trashing of Apple's latest iOS 7 release

10/18/2013, 07:10 pm

A major U.S. newspaper has compiled a scathing dismissal of iOS 7 as Apple's "most troubled," although it provided no actual metrics of the issues or a comparison of the release's reported problems to those seen in previous versions.

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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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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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The Apple Era begins as Microsoft, Google shift to a hardware centric model

09/07/2013, 02:09 pm

The formerly universal consensus that widely licensed software (like Windows) would always win out over integrated hardware products (like the Macintosh) has finally reached a definitive end, years after being proved wrong.

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iPhone Patent Wars: Xerox PARC & the Apple, Inc. Macintosh: innovator, duplicator & litigator

08/10/2013, 02:08 am

Understanding Apple's intent to patent every valuable aspect of the intellectual property that went into creating iPhone in 2007 requires a look at what happened a quarter of a century earlier in the development of Apple's Macintosh.

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Focused on apps, Apple's iOS 7 provides a sneak peak at new sharing icons

08/01/2013, 06:08 am

Apple's upcoming iOS 7 introduces a bright, clean new visual appearance that strips away much of the shadowing and gloss that Apple introduced into the computing mainstream with iPhone six years ago, particularly evident in its new social sharing app icons.

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Editorial: The mysterious failure of Microsoft's Surface RT

07/20/2013, 06:07 am

This last week, Microsoft announced disappointing earnings that reflected the battered market for PCs and the company's inability to gain traction in smartphones. But most notable was the $900 million "inventory adjustment" related to Surface RT, Microsoft's beleaguered iPad contender. How could it have failed so badly?

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Editorial: iOS 7 shows how Apple is leading mobile computing

06/22/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices.

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Microsoft caught lying about tablet size in comparison to Apple's iPad

05/23/2013, 03:05 pm

In an attempt to draw interest away from Apple's iPad, Microsoft has set up a tablet comparison page that falsely presents the iPad as having a smaller screen than a Windows tablet with less screen area.

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Apple software update brings QuickTime for Windows to 7.7.4

05/22/2013, 05:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday pushed out a new version of QuickTime 7 for Windows users, bringing improved security features.

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Editorial: Apple's iOS is the new Windows

05/04/2013, 06:05 pm

Over the last six months, Apple earned $22 billion on revenues of over $98 billion, while selling 85 million iPhones and 42 million iPads globally. The profits Apple is now earning in mobile dwarf the best mobile profit performance records set by Nokia in 2008 by more than a factor of three. Why are Apple's competitors not beating back its advances?

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