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Topic: Windows

Apple now nearly as big as Microsoft Windows in personal computing sales

02/07/2013, 06:02 pm

Apple has passed Microsoft in profitability and revenues, but now the company is approaching a new, nearly unfathomable milestone: surpassing Windows in terms of global personal computing unit share.

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Apple's iOS mobile web share calls into question reports touting Android sales supremacy

02/01/2013, 07:02 pm

An uptick in mobile web usage by iOS devices, matched by an even greater decline in Android web traffic since November, is calling into question figures from IDC that reported an apparent, significant slippage by Apple in global tablet market share.

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Windows chief Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

11/12/2012, 08:11 pm

The head of Microsoft's Windows division Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company effective immediately, with rumors suggesting the circumstances are similar to the recent departure of Apple executive Scott Forstall.

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Microsoft exec promotes value of Windows 8 PCs, calls iPad mini a $329 'recreational tablet'

10/26/2012, 05:10 pm

After Windows 8 debuted on Thursday, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky offered his view of the computing landscape, and said PCs represent a great value when compared to "recreational tablets," alluding to Apple's new iPad mini.

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Apple PC shipments reach new high of 13.6% despite contracting global market

10/10/2012, 05:10 pm

Estimates released Wednesday from market research firms show overall U.S. PC shipments fell nearly 14 percent year-to-year in the third quarter of 2012, while Apple's share shrunk 6.1 percent over the same period.

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Parallels 8 now available with 30% faster 3D graphics, 25% faster Windows startup

09/04/2012, 08:09 am

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac officially launched to the public on Tuesday, offering new features like support for Apple's Retina display MacBook Pro, along with improved performance and faster startup times.

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Microsoft's new logo emphasizes Windows, Metro

08/23/2012, 10:08 am

For the first time in 25 years, Microsoft has updated its logo, with a tiled symbol that evokes the logo for its Windows operating system, as well as the new tile-driven Metro interface being pushed by the company.

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Apple apparently kills Windows PC support in Safari 6.0

07/25/2012, 03:07 pm

With the launch of Safari 6.0 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and the release of a 6.0 update for existing Safari users on OS 10.7 Lion, Apple appears to have shelved efforts to continue developing Safari for Windows.

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Windows 8 to launch on Oct. 26 with new hardware in tow

07/18/2012, 05:07 pm

It was revealed during Microsot's annual sales meeting that the company's next-generation operating system will hit shelves on Oct. 26 meaning new hardware will shortly follow including the Surface tablet.

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US PC shipments drop 6% as Apple posts 4% gain

07/11/2012, 04:07 pm

Estimated quarterly PC shipments show the overall U.S. market declined 5.7 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2012 while Apple grew 4.3 percent.

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New Java malware attacks Apple's OS X along with Windows, Linux

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

A new form of browser-based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to computers running Apple's OS X, Microsoft's Windows, and even Linux.

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Apple iPad to gain market share in 2012 at expense of Android

06/14/2012, 07:06 pm

Market research firm IDC on Thursday released an updated worldwide tablet sales forecast and expects Apple to gain more ground over Android devices in 2012 amid an overall surge for the sector.

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ARM-based Windows RT seen confusing consumers, benefitting Apple

05/22/2012, 03:05 pm

The launch of ARM-based tablets and computers later this year running Windows RT is expected by one analyst to confuse consumers, potentially pushing even more of them to Apple's tightly integrated ecosystem.

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Quicktime for Windows update brings host of security fixes

05/15/2012, 07:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday released Quicktime 7.7.2 for Windows PCs to fix a total of 17 security vulnerabilities, most of which don't affect Mac users as patches were included in OS X software updates.

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iPad tablet market share will dip to 50% by 2017, study says

05/04/2012, 09:05 pm

Market research firm NPD estimates that Apple's share of the tablet space will dwindle to just over 50 percent by 2017, while Android and Windows-based devices will begin continue to eat into the iPad's overwhelming lead by 2014.

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One in five Macs harboring Windows malware - report

04/24/2012, 10:04 am

Windows malware is so prevalent that a new study has found it quietly present on 20 percent of Macs, dwarfing the number of Apple machines infected with actual OS X malware.

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Mostly complete 'release preview' of Windows 8 coming in June

04/24/2012, 01:04 am

Microsoft has said it will issue a "release preview" of Windows 8 in the first week of June as it prepares to launch the desktop operating system update later this year.

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Microsoft raises tablet virtualization licenses to stave off iPad threat

04/23/2012, 08:04 pm

In a bid to slow iPad adoption by enterprise customers, Microsoft has created an add-on licensing fee for tablets running virtualization programs to access Windows applications on corporate servers.

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Microsoft reveals 'Windows RT' as name of ARM-based version of Windows 8

04/16/2012, 10:04 pm

Microsoft on Monday revealed that there will be three editions of its next-generation desktop operating system: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.

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IDC predicts Apple's iOS to grow to 17% of all smart connected devices in 2016

03/28/2012, 10:03 pm

A new analysis combining PCs, tablets and smartphones into one category of "smart connected devices" projects iOS devices will grow from a 14.6 percent share of the market in 2011 to 17.3 percent in 2016.

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