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Apple's Mac reaches 9.2% share on the web as Windows PC use sinks to new low

05/02/2016, 02:05 pm

New data from Net Applications shows that Apple's installed base of Mac users now account for 9.2 percent of the conventional PCs used online, as Microsoft's Windows platform falls to a new low among online users.

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Microsoft appears to be copying Apple's 2014 Continuity Handoff feature for Windows PCs

04/27/2016, 01:04 am

Two years ago, Apple introduced Handoff--part of Continuity--as an innovative solution to a problem nobody had anticipated: how to wirelessly, automatically transition work in progress between a phone and tablet or desktop computer. Now Microsoft appears to be copying the feature for Windows 10.

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To make crashes 'friendlier,' Microsoft adds QR codes to Windows 10 BSOD

04/12/2016, 10:04 am

Windows users will no longer be forced to manually Google error messages to figure out why their computer crashed, as development builds of Windows 10 now include a QR code on the Blue Screen of Death.

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Will Apple's 9.7" iPad Pro take a chunk out of Microsoft Windows?

03/27/2016, 05:03 pm

During its March 21 press event, Apple was keen to market the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro as a Windows PC replacement, pointing out that most 12.9-inch Pro buyers are switchers. But does the smaller Pro stand a chance of luring more converts?

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Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

03/24/2016, 06:03 pm

It's not surprising that Apple has incorporated the new features first introduced last fall for its 12.9 inch iPad Pro to its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro--essentially making it an enhanced iPad Air 2 packing an A9X brain, quad speakers and support for the new Apple Pencil and Smart Connector. What is surprising is that in just six months, Apple has enhanced the iPad Pro with an iPhone 6s-class camera with True Tone flash, and has invented a new "True Tone Display" for adapting the screen to ambient lighting--a substantial investment in iPad as a platform.

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Windows 10 now on more than 200 million devices, Microsoft says

01/04/2016, 11:01 am

A little over five months since its official release date, Windows 10 is now installed on over 200 million devices worldwide, Microsoft said in a Monday announcement.

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HP abandons low-end Android tablets to focus on profitability with iPad-like prices

12/03/2015, 07:12 pm

HP, the world's third largest PC and tablet maker in unit volumes behind Lenovo and Apple, is exiting the low-end tablet market to focus on smaller volumes of higher-end products priced similar to iPad.

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Solving the mysterious failure of Apple's iPad

11/15/2015, 12:11 am

Across Apple's fiscal 2015, annual iPad unit sales fell by an astounding 19 percent while iPad revenues fell 23 percent, a plunge from fiscal 2014 of just over $7 billion. The tech industry pundits love to talk about the failure of Apple's tablet business, but are short on the specifics of what's happening. Here's why.

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Apple's new iPad Pro is faster, more affordable than Microsoft's Surface Pro 4

11/12/2015, 05:11 am

When Apple first unveiled iPad Pro, it noted that its custom designed A9X chip would be faster than 80 percent of the PCs that shipped this year. Benchmarks indicate that it's not just faster than low end generic PCs, but also faster -- and less expensive -- than Microsoft's Surface Pro 4.

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Apple resists MacBook, iPad Pro convergence as Microsoft struggles with Surface Windows 10 hybrids

10/26/2015, 02:10 am

Microsoft's latest efforts to shove Windows PCs back into relevance in the Post PC era have found willing volunteers among some PC bloggers ready to exchange their credibility for enthusiastic reviews of Surface Book and Pro 4, apparently under the premise that Windows can be reanimated back into a viable monopoly via hybrid Tablet PC-style convergence. But that's delusionally wrong, here's why.

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Apple adds Windows PC support for iCloud Photos to its iCloud Drive & Outlook package

10/23/2015, 09:10 pm

Apple has released free update to "iCloud for Windows" adding support for iOS-synced Photos to the company's software for accessing iCloud Drive files from Windows PCs, along with support for syncing web browser bookmarks and making iCloud email, contact and calendar data available within Outlook.

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Microsoft debuts Lumia 950 & 950XL phones, Display Dock, Band 2 fitness tracker

10/06/2015, 03:10 pm

In addition to showing off new Surfaces, Microsoft on Tuesday also revealed two high-end Lumia smartphones, a redesigned Band fitness tracker, and a Display Dock for Windows 10's Continuum feature.

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September iPhone event marks return of live stream for Windows users

08/27/2015, 05:08 pm

Next month's iPhone event will mark the first time in recent history that Windows users will be able to officially live-stream an Apple presentation, the company quietly revealed on Thursday through the event's website.

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Windows 10 adoption up to 75M devices nearly one month after launch, Microsoft says

08/26/2015, 01:08 pm

Adoption of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system has already hit 75 million devices nearing the end of its first month, a marketing executive announced on Wednesday.

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Windows 10 found talking to remote servers despite privacy settings

08/13/2015, 03:08 pm

Although most of the traffic appears to be innocuous, Windows 10 is still communicating with Microsoft servers even when many data privacy settings are on, a report observed on Thursday.

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Microsoft debuts early, open-sourced Windows Bridge for iOS

08/06/2015, 04:08 pm

Microsoft on Thursday released an early version of Windows Bridge for iOS, a set of tools that will allow developers to port iOS apps to Windows.

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Windows 10 launches to favorable reviews, cautions about bugs and feature gaps

07/29/2015, 11:07 am

Early reviews of Microsoft's latest operating system -- released on Wednesday -- have been generally positive, suggesting that it solves problems with Windows 8 while advancing the Windows platform towards the future.

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Sales of Apple's iOS devices now equal total Windows PC sales

07/23/2015, 11:07 am

Sales of Apple's iOS lineup -- comprised of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch -- has now matched annual sales of devices running the ubiquitous Microsoft Windows platform.

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Microsoft sets July 29 launch for Windows 10, begins download reservations

06/01/2015, 09:06 am

Microsoft on Monday announced that Windows 10 will launch on July 29 across 190 countries, available as a free upgrade for both mobile and desktop Windows devices.

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Microsoft prepping Continuity-like features for Windows 10 alongside new flagship handsets - report

05/04/2015, 03:05 pm

Just over a year after closing its acquisition of Nokia's phone division, Microsoft is reportedly set to reenter the high-end handset space with a pair of new Lumia devices that will feature powerful internals and carry the mobile banner for Windows 10.

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