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Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

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Inside Apple's iOS 4: new feature parity with Snow Leopard

06/18/2010, 12:06 am

Apple's iOS 4 features the biggest foundational leap for developers since the company first opened up iPhone OS 2.0 to development, now catching up to the core features of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

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Steam survey finds more than 8% of gamers use Apple's Mac OS X

06/05/2010, 01:06 pm

More users of Valve's Steam gaming service ran a version of Apple's Mac OS X in its first month of availability than the 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista combined, according to a new hardware survey.

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Security concerns prompt Google to switch from Windows to Mac

06/01/2010, 03:06 pm

A major security breach in which Google's Chinese operations were hacked could "effectively end" the presence of Microsoft Windows machines at the search giant, with most systems replaced by Macs.

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Mac OS X market share up 29%, Leopard still most common

02/27/2010, 12:02 pm

New statistics released this week show that the market share of Mac OS X in Web use has grown by 29.4 percent in the last year, while Windows has decreased 3.8 percent.

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Parallels faster than VMware in virtualization head-to-head

02/09/2010, 10:02 pm

In a comprehensive set of benchmark tests, virtualization competitors Parallels Desktop 5.0 and VMware Fusion 3.0 were examined head-to-head, finding Parallels to be an average of 30% faster than VMware.

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Microsoft alters settlement with EU over browser exclusivity

12/05/2009, 11:12 am

Microsoft has modified its antitrust settlement with the European Union in response to complaints from other browser makers.

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Microsoft shareholders grill CEO about Apple, iPhone

11/19/2009, 11:11 pm

Shareholders questioned Microsoft execs at their annual meeting about Apple's growing reputation among the "next generation" of technology consumers.

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Apple's Safari gets prime placement in Windows browser ballot

10/16/2009, 11:10 am

Microsoft's Windows browser ballot in Europe presents its options in alphabetical order, putting Apple's Safari as the first choice for users to install.

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Apple plans Mac marketing blitz around Windows 7 launch

10/15/2009, 10:10 am

Apple plans to counter the upcoming release of Windows 7 with advertisements that will lambaste the upgrade process from Windows XP, and portray Macs as more secure.

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History suggests Windows 7 launch could boost Mac sales

10/13/2009, 09:10 am

Rather than negatively impacting Mac sales, a new report provides evidence that the impending launch of Windows 7 could actually be a boon for Apple.

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Apple takes double-digit home PC market share - study

10/05/2009, 10:10 am

An estimated 12 percent of all U.S. homes have an Apple computer, though nearly all Mac owners also have a Windows PC in their home, a new study shows.

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Microsoft's fight against Apple ads seen as waste of money

09/02/2009, 07:09 am

With Apple's Mac home market share tripling in the past five years, Microsoft has fought back with its own advertising campaigns attacking Apple for the first time, a move one analyst sees as a mistake.

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Microsoft plans to use Windows 7 to raise netbook prices

07/31/2009, 02:07 pm

The prospects of a premium priced Apple tablet computer may brighten at the hands of an unlikely ally, if Microsoft can carry out its stated goal of raising netbook prices using Windows 7.

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Steve Ballmer calls Apple's Mac growth a "rounding error"

07/31/2009, 09:07 am

Speaking to a group of market analysts this week, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer repeatedly mentioned Apple, including a suggestion that a growing rate of Mac adoption is statistically insignificant.

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AVG antivirus update attacks Apple's iTunes

07/27/2009, 11:07 am

A database update from AVG over the weekend made the Windows antivirus software attack users' iTunes installations, mistakenly viewing the application's library files as a Trojan virus and placing them in quarantine.

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Microsoft's latest ad attacks Mac aesthetics, computing power

04/04/2009, 11:04 pm

Continuing its advertising campaign which seeks to promote generic PCs running Windows as more attractive than Macs, Microsoft's latest spot plays up specifications over aesthetics as opposed to just suggesting that PCs are simply cheaper as the previous spot did. However, it ends up making the opposite point instead.

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Mac web share hits record 9.9 percent in January

02/01/2009, 11:02 pm

Even as the economy has continued to falter, Apple's share of web users has climbed up to a landmark 9.93 percent in the first month of 2009 while Windows' own share continues to slide downwards.

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Microsoft intros Windows 7 beta, Songsmith app at CES

01/08/2009, 07:01 pm

In Las Vegas to lead his first CES keynote yesterday, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announced a free Windows 7 public beta, available for download tomorrow, and a new piece of song composition software akin to Apple's GarageBand.

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Microsoft's Windows 7 to bring Apple-tinged design changes

10/28/2008, 06:10 pm

At its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft has shown Windows 7 to the public for the first time and has revealed a user interface with some of the largest changes to the operating system's interface since Windows XP -- if not earlier -- and which bear slight resemblances to Apple software.

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