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Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft SmartGlass hits iOS as Xbox LIVE app update

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.

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Microsoft rumored to release 7-inch 'Xbox Surface' gaming tablet

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.

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iPhone 5 constraints remain at AT&T, Verizon, inventory improving at Sprint

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.

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Microsoft said to be testing its own smartphone design

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.

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer dismisses Apple as a 'low-volume player'

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.

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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 CEO Tim Cook calls Microsoft Surface 'compromised, confusing'

10/25/2012, 06:10 pm

Asked by analysts to comment on the launch of Microsoft's Surface, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook noted that reviews of the product have described it as "compromised" and "confusing."

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Review roundup: Microsoft Surface hardware shines, but software is a letdown

10/24/2012, 03:10 pm

Initial takes on Microsoft's new Surface tablet find the hardware could be a competent laptop replacement, but it's held back by the Windows RT software which can't compete with Apple's iOS ecosystem.

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Microsoft reveals strong pre-sales of Windows 8 in quarterly earnings

10/19/2012, 03:10 pm

Sales of Windows PCs plunged ahead of the forthcoming release of Windows 8, but Microsoft saw strong pre-sales for its next-generation operating system ahead of its Oct. 26 launch.

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Display expert refutes Microsoft claim that Surface RT display is "sharper" than iPad

10/18/2012, 05:10 pm

A display expert on Thursday compared the technology powering Microsoft's upcoming Surface RT with the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad's displays, seemingly debunking previous claims made by Microsoft that claimed its new tablet would be "sharper" than competing Apple products.

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Google expected to unveil Android 'Key Lime Pie,' new Nexus handset at Oct. 29 event

10/18/2012, 03:10 pm

Less than a week after Apple's "iPad mini" event, Google will host its own media briefing where the company is expected to unveil the next major version of Android, as well as a new Nexus-branded smartphone.

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Microsoft says Surface screen outperforms iPad Retina display

10/17/2012, 01:10 pm

Even though Microsoft's new Surface has a lower resolution screen than the Retina display on the new iPad, one Microsoft engineer has argued that the Surface offers superior picture quality because of "ClearType" display technology.

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Microsoft Surface tablet with Windows RT to start at $499

10/16/2012, 10:10 am

Leaked prices for Microsoft Surface reveal the tablet will not undercut Apple's iPad, as the entry-level 32-gigabyte model will cost $499.

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Microsoft airs first Surface ad as part of $1B Windows 8 marketing campaign

10/15/2012, 09:10 pm

Microsoft on Monday will kick off an advertising blitz for its Surface tablet, the software company's first-ever foray into the computer hardware making business, with a commercial set to air during ESPN's Monday Night Football.

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Microsoft set to launch Xbox Music with free unlimited streaming

10/15/2012, 08:10 am

This week, Microsoft will step up its competition with Apple's iTunes with the launch of Xbox Music, a new service that offers unlimited streaming to Microsoft devices, including PCs running Windows 8.

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Microsoft, PC makers begin taking preorders for Windows 8 software & devices

10/12/2012, 03:10 pm

Microsoft continues to build toward the Oct. 26 launch of its new Windows 8 operating system, as it began taking preorders for the software on Friday, while PC makers also started accepting advance orders of their new Windows 8-powered machines.

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Microsoft expands Motorola patent case to target Google Maps

10/11/2012, 02:10 pm

Microsoft announced in a German court today that it would be expanding its patent infringement case against Motorola to include Google, specifically targeting the search giant's maps service for Android.

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UN roundtable tackles wireless patent disputes between Apple, Samsung, others

10/10/2012, 02:10 pm

Apple was joined by Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others in a meeting in Switzerland on Wednesday that discussed the potential patent litigation reform in the lawsuit-saturated wireless industry.

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Microsoft Office coming to Apple's iOS, Google's Android after March 2013 - report

10/10/2012, 10:10 am

A Microsoft product manager in the Czech Republic has reportedly indicated that native versions of Office for iOS and Android will arrive next year [updated]

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Microsoft begins guerrilla marketing campaign for Surface near Chicago Apple Store

10/05/2012, 12:10 pm

Microsoft has begun promoting its forthcoming Surface touchscreen tablets with an alternative, graffiti-style marketing campaign just a block away from an Apple Store in Chicago.

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