12/04/2012, 08:12 am
Retail sales of Apple notebooks on Black Friday were flat year over year as overall consumer electronics sales declined nearly 6 percent, while sales of Windows-based notebooks plummeted 10 percent despite the launch of Windows 8.
11/29/2012, 04:11 pm
Microsoft on Thursday announced the pricing for its forthcoming Surface Pro tablet, starting at $899 for the entry-level 64-gigabyte version with an Intel processor and the full Windows 8 operating system.
11/28/2012, 08:11 pm
At Microsoft's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, CEO Steve Ballmer conceded that the company was late to the tablet market now dominated by Apple's iPad, but suggested the software giant would have led the shift to portable devices if it entered the computer hardware business earlier.
11/26/2012, 07:11 pm
Starting Dec. 1, Microsoft will raise the price of user client-access licenses (CALs) for enterprise customers that allow employees to access work software on their personal devices, meaning the "bring-your-own-device" trend will cost companies an extra 15 percent.
11/26/2012, 08:11 am
A comparison of Apple and Microsoft retail stores on Black Friday found that nearly 5 times as many items were purchased per hour at the Apple Store.
11/21/2012, 03:11 pm
Microsoft may compete more directly with the Apple TV next year with a new low-cost set-top box that will access the company's Xbox entertainment services.
11/19/2012, 04:11 pm
Initial sales of the Windows 8 operating system are said to be "well below" Microsoft's internal projections.
11/15/2012, 08:11 am
Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has signaled that his company will likely build more devices following the release of the Surface tablet, in an Apple-like manner of designing both the hardware and software.
11/14/2012, 08:11 pm
Microsoft on Wednesday rolled out updates for the 2008 and 2011 versions of Office for Mac, bringing a security patch that protects against malware as well as improvements to Outlook.
11/13/2012, 01:11 pm
Nokia on Tuesday announced it will bring a new mapping service dubbed "Here" to Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
11/13/2012, 11:11 am
Microsoft decided to oust Windows head Steve Sinofsky after former CEO Bill Gates reportedly expressed his support for current CEO Steve Ballmer.
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.
11/12/2012, 04:11 pm
A head-to-head comparison of the Surface display with competing tablets has found Microsoft's tablet beats out similarly equipped screens, but can't take down the Retina display on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad.
11/08/2012, 01:11 pm
Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac has been updated with expanded support for Microsoft's newly released Windows 8 operating system.
11/07/2012, 09:11 am
A version of Microsoft Office designed for Apple's iPhone and iPad is now expected to arrive on the iOS App Store in early 2013, offering free document viewing, while a subscription will be needed for editing.
11/06/2012, 07:11 pm
Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out an update to its existing Xbox iOS app, morphing the title into a form identical to the company's SmartGlass Android and Windows Phone app by bringing a number of functionality and UI improvements to the console-controlling software.
11/06/2012, 03:11 pm
Microsoft reportedly plans to take on Apple's new iPad mini with its own smaller 7-inch tablet designed primarily for playing games.
11/02/2012, 10:11 am
With the iPad mini hitting shelves Friday, supply of Apple's iPhone 5 has not yet caught up with demand in the U.S., according to a survey of Apple retail stores.
11/02/2012, 08:11 am
In addition to building its own tablet to compete with the iPad, Microsoft may design and sell its own smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone, according to a new report.
10/30/2012, 01:10 pm
As Microsoft revealed that the company sold 4 million upgrades to its new Windows 8 operating system in its first four days, CEO Steve Ballmer dismissed Apple as a "low-volume player" in markets like PCs and smartphones.