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iTunes Store to stop working for first-gen Apple TV & older Windows PCs on May 25

02/24/2018, 10:02 pm

As of late May, people with an original Apple TV -- or a PC running Windows XP or Vista -- will be unable to access or re-download content from the iTunes Store, a new Apple support document indicates.

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Microsoft 'Photos Companion' iPhone app allows for easy transfer of pictures to Windows 10 PC

02/15/2018, 09:02 am

Seeing a need in education, Microsoft has developed an app to pull all the pictures off multiple iPhones and mobile devices and store them locally on a central Windows 10 machine.

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Apple's shift in iOS development pace about evolving scale, not coping with bugs, says former Windows chief

02/13/2018, 10:02 am

Apple's "cultural shift" towards spacing out new features in iOS is more a natural function of development scale, and not really the revolution some people might perceive it to be, according to a noted former Microsoft Windows president.

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NYPD begins rolling out 36,000 iPhone 7, 7 Plus handsets to Manhattan cops

02/05/2018, 08:02 pm

As part of a planned switch away from Microsoft's defunct Windows Phone platform, the New York Police Department recently began issuing officers their choice of iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus handsets, devices some cops are already lauding as the "ultimate tool" to fight crime.

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How to get Windows 10 up and running on Mac using Boot Camp

02/05/2018, 06:02 pm

Choosing between a Windows computer and a Mac can be a tough decision. Some users think they'll be giving up features or apps they enjoyed on Windows when making the switch to Mac. Luckily, you can have the best of both worlds by running Windows on a Mac using Apple's Boot Camp.

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Some versions of Windows 10's facial recognition can be fooled by photos

12/21/2017, 03:12 pm

Although the issue has been patched through Microsoft's Fall Creators Update, outdated versions of Windows 10's Hello facial recognition can be spoofed with a photo, a German security firm said this week.

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CrossOver 17 ships, lets Mac users run Windows versions of Microsoft Office 2016, Quicken 2017

12/07/2017, 02:12 pm

CodeWeavers has released a major update to CrossOver, a tool for running Windows application on macOS, with version 17.0.0 of the utility including support for Microsoft Office 2016 and Quicken 2017, among other improvements.

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Microsoft pulls plug on Windows 10 Mobile, says userbase too small to support apps

10/09/2017, 11:10 am

Having long stuggled for marketshare versus the Apple iPhone and Google Android devices, Microsoft is effectively giving up on Windows 10 Mobile for the time being, a company executive said over the weekend.

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Microsoft brings Windows 10's Edge browser to Apple's iPhone in early preview form

10/05/2017, 12:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday launched a preview version of its Edge Web browser for the iPhone, intended to let Windows 10 users move more seamlessly between desktop and mobile.

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Microsoft partners including Samsung, Dell, Lenovo to launch slew of Windows VR headsets in coming weeks

10/03/2017, 03:10 pm

In its push into the virtual and augmented reality market, which the company has branded as "mixed reality," Microsoft is leveraging its army of hardware partners, many of whom are releasing new virtual reality headsets over the next few weeks.

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Microsoft launches 'Surface Plus,' adapting iPhone Upgrade Program concept to PCs

08/01/2017, 01:08 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday introduced "Surface Plus" and "Surface Plus for Business," two ownership plans that appear to mimic Apple's strategy with the iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Microsoft revenues up on cloud & Office 365, slowed by phones & Surface

07/21/2017, 09:07 am

Apple rival Microsoft's revenues were up 13 percent year-over-year to $23.3 billion in the June quarter, with profits of $6.5 billion -- driven largely by its cloud and Office businesses however, as some hardware efforts struggled.

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Apple release of iTunes on Windows Store foreshadows 'tipping point,' Microsoft exec says

05/18/2017, 11:05 pm

Touting the benefits of Windows 10 S in a recent interview, Microsoft CVP of Windows Joe Belfiore said Apple's decision to list iTunes in the Windows Store suggests the platform is approaching a "tipping point."

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Fall update will bring Continuity- & Universal Clipboard-like features to Microsoft's Windows 10

05/11/2017, 03:05 pm

At its ongoing Build conference on Thursday, Microsoft revealed early details of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which will notably incorporate new features linking up with Apple's iPhones and iPads.

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Apple to release iTunes on Windows Store, ensuring compatibility with Windows 10 S

05/11/2017, 01:05 pm

With Microsoft's forthcoming education-focused Windows 10 S operating system only allowing applications from the Windows Store, Apple will release its popular iTunes application on the official digital storefront, ensuring students will still have access to the media and management tool.

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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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Mastercard to add fingerprint sensors to cards, won't follow strict Apple Pay security policy

04/20/2017, 02:04 pm

Mastercard is reportedly testing cards that integrate a fingerprint sensor, intended to offer a more convenient alternative to entering a PIN. Unlike Apple Pay, however, the cards would lack a series of important security features.

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Apple's Mac, iPad dodge an ugly new NSA hacker bomb targeting majority of Windows PCs globally

04/14/2017, 07:04 pm

A series of previously unknown Windows hacking tools used by the U.S. National Security Agency has been leaked, enabling "zero day" exploits to be used against millions of Windows PCs to deface websites, lock up systems to demand a ransom payment or to steal emails and other data.

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Canonical kills its Ubuntu smartphone, tablet, convergence plans

04/06/2017, 03:04 am

Canonical, the software support company that maintains Ubuntu Linux, has announced it is throwing in the towel on Ubuntu phones and tablets and ending work on Unity8--a concept it had hoped would create a "convergence" experience to enable its smartphones to act as a PC or smart TV.

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Android becomes world's most used OS online, Apple's iOS & macOS trail

04/03/2017, 11:04 am

Google's Android is now the most popular OS in the world across all hardware platforms, having barely overtaken Microsoft Windows in March, according to Web analytics research published on Monday.

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