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Topic: Microsoft

The mysterious failure of Apple's iPhone 5c

10/19/2013, 03:10 pm

Less than a month after it first went on sale, Apple's refreshed, moderately enhanced iPhone 5c has been targeted as possibly being a failure in scores of reports across a wide variety of major news outlets, even drawing comparisons to Microsoft's Surface flop. Can the company survive another 48 hours?

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Microsoft launches official Remote Desktop app for Apple's iOS

10/17/2013, 01:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released an official Remote Desktop application for iPhone and iPad, giving Windows users the ability to access their Windows machine on the go.

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iPhone IP Wars: Apple & the thorny issues of patent protection

10/12/2013, 05:10 pm

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. So far, however, the U.S. patent system has provided inconsistent protections for Apple inventions, while at the same time supporting dubious patent monetization schemes brought against the company.

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In five years, Microsoft’s share of personal computing fell from 90 to 33%

10/10/2013, 05:10 pm

Over the last five years, Post-PC devices have displaced conventional Windows PCs so rapidly that Microsoft's dominance over personal computing has plummeted from roughly 90 percent share to less than a third.

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How Apple's iPhone rapidly destroyed Nokia's world leading Symbian platform

10/10/2013, 03:10 am

In 2008, a journalist in Finland wrote a letter to Nokia complaining that its smartphones were difficult to use, prompting a confidential response acknowledging desperate efforts to catch up with Apple's new iPhone. One year later Nokia announced MeeGo, and the following year it made plans to shift to Windows Phone. The company is now being sold off for scrap.

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Apple's Oct. 22 iPad event likely to overshadow Microsoft Surface 2 launch, Nokia announcement

10/09/2013, 10:10 am

With Apple apparently set to unveil a new fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini at a media event in less than two weeks, the company will draw away the eyes of the tech world as Microsoft and Nokia attempt to drum up interest in their own competing devices on the very same day.

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Microsoft to bring new Remote Desktop apps to iOS, OS X

10/09/2013, 07:10 am

Microsoft will soon make it easier for iOS and OS X device owners to interface remotely with Windows Servers and Windows machines, as the software giant has announced that a new Microsoft Remote Desktop app will see release later this month.

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Agawi TouchMark contrasts iPad's fast screen response to laggy Android tablets

10/08/2013, 06:10 pm

A study benchmarking the touchscreen latency of popular tablets shows Apple's iPad mini and full sized iPad 4 leading response times of other tablets, with Android offerings dead last.

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Touch-optimized Office for iPad still in the works, Microsoft CEO reveals

10/08/2013, 12:10 pm

Outgoing Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer dished Tuesday on a new touch-optimized version of his company's Office suite headed for Apple's iPad.

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Poor Windows 8, Surface RT performance means pay cut for Ballmer

10/05/2013, 08:10 pm

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer saw his pay docked this year as a result of the disappointing performance of the company's Windows Division over the past year.

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Delta Pilots fought against deal to replace iPad flight bags with Microsoft Surface

09/30/2013, 05:09 pm

Microsoft's marketing coup in selling Delta Airlines its Surface 2 tablet for use as an Electronic Flight Bag in place of Apple's iPad created friction with the company's pilots, who "fought hard" against the deal.

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Delta Airlines to distribute Surface 2 to pilots after iPad trial

09/27/2013, 02:09 pm

Atlanta-based Delta Airlines will reportedly equip its pilots with Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet, rather than Apple's iPad, as the airline rolls out its electronic flight bag program in the coming years.

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In last company meeting, Ballmer calls Apple 'fashionable,' says Microsoft about 'doing more'

09/27/2013, 09:09 am

Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer may be on his way out soon, but he's not leaving without taking a few more swipes at Apple, Amazon, and Google.

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Microsoft to extend iPad buyback program to iPhones this week, report says

09/24/2013, 05:09 pm

Following up on an initiative meant to woo users away from their iPads by offering at least $200 for used examples of the tablet, Microsoft is now said to be preparing an extension of the deal to include used iPhones as well.

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iOS 7 shines as Apple bests Android, Windows Phone in 'user experience shootout'

09/24/2013, 01:09 pm

Following the public release of iOS 7, Apple's newest operating system is thrown into the fire against its strongest competitors in a battery of user experience tests, and coming out on top against Samsung's customized Android build and Microsoft's Windows Phone.

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Microsoft signals it's committed to Surface hardware for the long haul

09/23/2013, 04:09 pm

Though Microsoft has lost hundreds of millions of dollars on its Surface tablets, the company made it clear on Monday that it has no intention of backing away from the platform, going as far as to openly state plans are in place for future Surface tablets in the years to come.

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First look: Microsoft's second-gen Surface tablets & keyboard covers

09/23/2013, 02:09 pm

Members of the media were given their first hands-on with Microsoft's new slimmer and lighter Surface tablets and accompanying accessories on Monday, and AppleInsider was on-hand for the event.

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Microsoft outs new Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 in latest pitch to tablet generation

09/23/2013, 12:09 pm

Microsoft on Monday used a media event in Manhattan to show off the next wave of its Surface devices, doubling down on an effort to simulate Apple's widely successful ecosystem by which the company is responsible for developing both the tablet's software and hardware.

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Microsoft continues its attack on Apple with new ads panning iPhone 5c & 5s colors [u]

09/13/2013, 02:09 pm

Microsoft continued its advertising offensive against Apple on Friday as a series of videos mocking the iPhone 5s and 5c appeared on the official Windows Phone YouTube channel.

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Microsoft starts buying used iPads for $200 Microsoft Store gift cards, pushes Surface

09/12/2013, 07:09 pm

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has initiated a limited time offer which allows iPad owners to trade in their old tablets for at least a $200 gift card, which can be applied to a Surface RT, Surface Pro, or any other product at the company's retail stores.

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