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Topic: Windows

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Apple's Boot Camp drops support for Windows 7 with latest MacBook models

03/20/2015, 04:03 pm

Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for installations of Windows 7 on the recently refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, meaning users will have to switch to third-party virtualization software, upgrade to Windows 8 or wait for Microsoft to release Windows 10.


Microsoft to bring Cortana voice assistant to Apple's iOS as third-party app

03/13/2015, 09:03 am

Microsoft is planning to bring Cortana, the voice assistant on Windows phones, to iOS and Android devices sometime after the technology arrives on desktop PCs this fall in Windows 10, according to a new report.


IDC: Apple's iPad shipments could shrink to 60M in 2015 amid slow-growing tablet market

03/12/2015, 11:03 am

The iPad's share of the international tablet market will likely shrink again in 2015, falling from 27.6 percent to 25.6 percent year-over-year, according to a five-year forecast issued on Thursday by research firm IDC.


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.


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.


IDC miscounts Macs again, awards Apple fifth place in global PC sales one year too late

10/09/2014, 08:10 am

IDC doesn't like counting iPads among its global PC figures, but it doesn't seem to like counting Macs either, given its back-to-back quarterly undercounting of Apple's computer sales.


Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

09/30/2014, 01:09 pm

Software behemoth Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its next-generation desktop operating system would not follow the numerical progression of its two predecessors -- which would have made it Windows 9 -- but will instead be called Windows 10.