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Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

02/26/2015, 08:02 am

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.

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Microsoft Band adds MapMyFitness & HealthVault support, but still no Apple HealthKit

02/24/2015, 01:02 pm

The wearable fitness tracking Microsoft Band received an update this week adding support for biking, and integration with MapMyFitness and Microsoft's own HealthVault service, but it still lacks compatibility with Apple's HealthKit tools and Health app for iOS 8.

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Microsoft adds iCloud save support to its Office suite for iOS

02/17/2015, 08:02 am

Users of Microsoft's mobile productivity suite for iOS have new storage and synchronization options for documents, following an update to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that adds support for Apple's iCloud.

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iPhone 6 launch led Apple to 47.7% share of US market, edging Android's 47.6%

02/04/2015, 08:02 am

For the first time since the end of 2012, Apple's iPhone edged out all devices running Android for shipments in the U.S., becoming not only the top device, but also the top domestic platform for the quarter.

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Microsoft Outlook debuts as free download for iPhone, iPad

01/29/2015, 11:01 am

Microsoft on Thursday released its long-awaited Outlook client for iOS, giving both iPhone and iPad owners the ability to access a unified view of email calendar, contacts, and attachments.

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I Bet My Life: Microsoft HoloLens perfectly targets its core competency

01/24/2015, 12:01 pm

Microsoft's ability to leverage the tech media's credulity is weakening, as is evident from the emerging skepticism of its ability to deliver upon its latest product demonstration: HoloLens.

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Microsoft unveils 'HoloLens' holographic computing headset

01/21/2015, 02:01 pm

Software giant Microsoft announced its latest move into hardware on Wednesday, unveiling an all-new augmented reality headset dubbed the "HoloLens" that will enable users to see and manipulate holographic images in realtime, without a tethered computer.

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Taking a page from Apple's book, Microsoft to make Windows 10 a free upgrade

01/21/2015, 02:01 pm

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Windows 10, its next-generation desktop and mobile operating system, would be offered as a free upgrade for users running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1.

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How Apple Inc. managed to upstage the tech industry at CES for fifteen years

01/15/2015, 05:01 am

Within three years of Steve Jobs' return to Apple in 1996, he transformed the then-struggling company into an innovation machine capable of consistently stealing attention from the rest of the industry. This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suffered at least its fifteenth year of being upstaged by Apple.

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Facebook at Work soft launches on App Store, Skype for iPhone gains quick conversations

01/14/2015, 12:01 pm

Facebook on Wednesday debuted in limited release a new iOS application allowing employers to let their workers connect and communicate with one another. And Microsoft launched an updated version of Skype for iPhone, making it easy to quickly start a conversation.

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After Intel spent billions to subsidize 40M Android Atom tablets, Microsoft releases Office only for ARM

01/07/2015, 06:01 pm

Intel's mobile chip division has lost $7 billion over the last two years while heavily subsidizing the manufacturing costs of Android tablet makers agreeing to use the chipmaker's Atom mobile x86 processors. Microsoft's new Office for Android won't run on any of them.

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Despite lawsuit, Apple's iOS 8 storage is actually far more efficient than Google's Android, Samsung's Galaxy, Microsoft Windows

01/04/2015, 09:01 pm

There's something about Apple that makes people lose their minds, particularly people who are journalists. The most likely explanation is that putting "Apple" in a headline is currently the most irresistible clickbait known to mankind. That, and there's no time for fact checking or any sort of basic research in today's BuzzFeed world of made up garbage.

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Sony renting 'The Interview' for $6 on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox & Crackle, but not iTunes

12/24/2014, 11:12 am

Though Sony apparently held talks with Apple about debuting the film "The Interview" on iTunes, the movie is instead now available for rent on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Live and Sony's own Crackle service for $5.99, while viewers can purchase the movie for $14.99.

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Apple, Beats top other brands among college students in laptops, phones, tablets and headphones

12/22/2014, 04:12 pm

A survey of 880 college students conducted last week by Chegg found 51 percent named Apple as their preferred smartphone, tablet and laptop brand while 46 percent named Beats as their top pick for headphones.

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New Microsoft site targets users looking to switch from MacBook to Surface Pro

12/22/2014, 04:12 pm

While it was Apple who for years targeted Windows switchers to the Mac platform, the tables have turned as now Microsoft is now the underdog, focusing its efforts on trying to win over MacBook users with its Surface Pro hybrid computers.

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Apple backs Microsoft in data privacy fight against U.S. government

12/15/2014, 08:12 pm

Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy protections.

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Ford drops Microsoft's Windows Embedded, enabling support for Apple's CarPlay, Android Auto

12/12/2014, 06:12 am

Ford has abandoned its troubled Microsoft Sync automotive infotainment system for a QNX-based platform that can support Apple's CarPlay with Hands Free Siri.

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Massive, sophisticated "Inception - Cloud Atlas" malware infects Windows and Android but can't exploit Apple's iOS without jailbreak

12/11/2014, 03:12 pm

A vast and sophisticated new espionage campaign targeting "military, diplomats, and business execs," discovered by Blue Coat Labs and confirmed by Kaspersky Labs, exploits flaws in Microsoft Windows and seeks to infect Android, Blackberry and iOS devices, but is limited to only infecting iPhones and iPads that are jailbroken.

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Microsoft launches new MSN apps for news, health, sports, finance & food

12/11/2014, 09:12 am

Microsoft on Thursday debuted five new applications under its MSN banner for Apple's iOS, offering aggregated content from Bing covering a range of topics including news, sports and money.

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Microsoft acquires iOS email app Acompli, plans to integrate with Outlook

12/01/2014, 12:12 pm

Microsoft's presence on Apple's iOS continues to grow with the acquisition of Acompli, a popular mobile email client that first debuted earlier this year on the iPhone.

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