Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated May 29th
 

Topic: Windows

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."

40 comments

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.

13 comments

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.

18 comments

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.

82 comments

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.

45 comments

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.

26 comments

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.

17 comments

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.

96 comments

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.

60 comments

Apple's Macs and iPads fall to third place in US classroom use

03/02/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple's Macs and iPads have lost significant ground in the U.S. educational market during the last three years, in 2016 slipping to third place behind Chromebooks and Windows devices, according to new research.

83 comments

The easy guide to switching from Windows to Mac

02/05/2017, 05:02 am

Long-term Windows users looking to dip their toe into the Mac ecosystem for the first time typically stick to applications they are familiar with on PC, but there is a wealth of other software that can do the job for the more ambitious switcher.

76 comments

Wine reaches milestone version 2.0 release, with 64-bit support and Retina compatibility for macOS

01/26/2017, 10:01 am

The team behind Wine, a tool that allows Windows programs to run on macOS and other operating systems, has released version 2.0 of the open source software, with 64-bit support for macOS included as part of 6,600 changes.

18 comments

Microsoft touts Surface success, claims more MacBook switchers than ever

12/12/2016, 09:12 am

Calling the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar a "disappointment," Microsoft claims that more users than ever are switching from Apple's MacBook lineup to its competing Surface lineup of hybrid laptop tablets.

86 comments

Microsoft reveals VR & AR-focused Windows 10 'Creator's Update,' expected in early 2017

10/26/2016, 10:10 am

Microsoft is making a big push into augmented reality and virtual reality with its newly announced Windows 10 Creator's Update, and bringing tools for creation of the new media natively to Windows 10.

41 comments

Oops: Microsoft leaks its Golden Key, unlocking Windows Secure Boot and exposing the danger of backdoors

08/10/2016, 04:08 pm

Microsoft has demonstrated why the FBI's desire for "Golden Key" backdoors allowing "good guys" to bypass security is such a bad idea: it inadvertently released its own keys to Windows tablets, phones, HoloLens and other devices using UEFI Secure Boot.

44 comments

Microsoft says Windows 10 will miss goal of 1 billion device installs by 2018

07/15/2016, 03:07 pm

Microsoft won't meet its high ambitions of having Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices by 2018, owing to the decision to scale back its Windows phone business, the company acknowledged on Friday.

26 comments

Dell abandons its remaining Android tablets, 6 months after HP

06/30/2016, 05:06 pm

The weak sustainability of low-end market share has claimed a new victim. Dell has dropped its remaining Venue-branded Android tablet line and will instead focus on selling conventional PCs and hybrid "2-in-1" devices running Windows, citing over-saturation and declining demand for slate-style tablets.

17 comments

Microsoft stays true to its word, will end free Windows 10 upgrades on July 29

05/05/2016, 12:05 pm

In what could be described as a somewhat surprising move given the company's proclivity for indecision, Microsoft on Thursday announced that it would stick to the plan it announced last year and begin charging for Windows upgrades this summer.

71 comments

Apple's Mac reaches 9.2% share on the web as Windows PC use sinks to new low

05/02/2016, 02:05 pm

New data from Net Applications shows that Apple's installed base of Mac users now account for 9.2 percent of the conventional PCs used online, as Microsoft's Windows platform falls to a new low among online users.

49 comments

Microsoft appears to be copying Apple's 2014 Continuity Handoff feature for Windows PCs

04/27/2016, 01:04 am

Two years ago, Apple introduced Handoff--part of Continuity--as an innovative solution to a problem nobody had anticipated: how to wirelessly, automatically transition work in progress between a phone and tablet or desktop computer. Now Microsoft appears to be copying the feature for Windows 10.

33 comments