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Topic: Microsoft

Samsung smartphone shipments estimated at 52M, doubling Apple's iPhone

07/26/2012, 09:07 am

A new estimate pegs Samsung's smartphone shipments for the second quarter of calendar 2012 at 52.1 million, which would be twice the 26 million iPhones Apple sold during the same period.

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Apple's iPad grows to 68% of global tablet shipments in Q2 2012

07/25/2012, 03:07 pm

A total of 25 million tablets were shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2012 as Apple's iPad increased its market share, accounting for 68 percent of all shipments.

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Apple's iOS takes 'dramatic lead' over Android in enterprise apps

07/24/2012, 02:07 pm

For developers, Android is becoming more of a consumer-oriented platform, while iOS has taken the lead in business, according to a new survey.

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Microsoft posts first quarterly loss in company history

07/19/2012, 07:07 pm

Despite beating Wall Street expectations for the second calendar quarter of 2012, Microsoft on Thursday reported its first-ever quarterly loss since the software giant went public in 1986.

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Microsoft has no plans to release Office for Mac 2013

07/18/2012, 08:07 pm

When Microsoft recently announced an Office for Mac 2011 update was in the works it also confirmed that OS X users would not be able to take advantage of the newer Office 2013 as the software suite is reserved for Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines only.

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Windows 8 to launch on Oct. 26 with new hardware in tow

07/18/2012, 05:07 pm

It was revealed during Microsot's annual sales meeting that the company's next-generation operating system will hit shelves on Oct. 26 meaning new hardware will shortly follow including the Surface tablet.

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Updated My Xbox LIVE iOS app brings console control to iPad

07/17/2012, 03:07 am

In an update to its Xbox LIVE iOS app on Tuesday, Microsoft added support for the iPad bringing remote control capabilities first seen in the app's iPhone version to Apple's tablet.

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Nokia halves price of Lumia 900 as Windows Phone struggles persist

07/16/2012, 02:07 pm

Nokia has cut in half the price of its flagship Lumia 900 smartphone, a device won't run Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 platform refresh.

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As PC sales stall, Apple projected to sell 69M iPads in 2012

07/16/2012, 09:07 am

Apple's iPad is expected to continue dominating the tablet market with a share higher than 60 percent, while PC sales are projected to continue their downward trend, according to a new analysis.

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Microsoft says Apple's 'post-PC' view is wrong, claims it's a 'PC+' era

07/12/2012, 04:07 pm

Speaking at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner refuted Apple's "post-PC" view of the current computing industry climate, instead dubbing it a "PC+" era.

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US PC shipments drop 6% as Apple posts 4% gain

07/11/2012, 04:07 pm

Estimated quarterly PC shipments show the overall U.S. market declined 5.7 percent year over year in the second quarter of 2012 while Apple grew 4.3 percent.

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New Java malware attacks Apple's OS X along with Windows, Linux

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

A new form of browser-based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to computers running Apple's OS X, Microsoft's Windows, and even Linux.

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Microsoft says Surface tablet is 'just a design point'

07/10/2012, 07:07 pm

At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, CEO Steve Ballmer refuted recent speculation that the company is looking to compete with Windows 8-licensing hardware makers by saying Surface is merely a reference design.

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Steve Ballmer says Microsoft plans to compete with Apple in every market

07/10/2012, 04:07 pm

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has said in a new interview that his company is "not going to leave any stone unturned" in competing against Apple.

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Steve Wozniak on Microsoft Surface: 'Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft'

07/09/2012, 04:07 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak quips Steve Jobs "came back reincarnated at Microsoft" referring to the Redmond-based company's recent design breakthroughs that have culminated in the new Surface, a tablet which sports a marriage of art and technology reportedly befitting of the late tech guru.

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Microsoft announces Windows 8 will launch in October

07/09/2012, 03:07 pm

With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion set to arrive this month, Apple's latest operating system will become available at least two months earlier than Microsoft's competing Windows 8.

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Bill Gates: There is 'a strong possibility' Apple needs a Surface-like device

07/03/2012, 06:07 pm

During a PBS interview on Monday night Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that Surface may prompt Apple to shift its iPad strategy in order to compete with the capabilities offered by the upcoming Windows 8 tablet.

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HP reportedly ditches Windows RT as Microsoft readies Surface

07/02/2012, 06:07 pm

According to unconfirmed reports, HP has scrapped plans to build Windows RT-based tablets which would have been direct competitors to Microsoft's own upcoming Surface tablet that was announced in June.

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Google Nexus 7 seen as threat to Microsoft Surface, not Apple's iPad

06/28/2012, 11:06 am

Google's new Nexus 7 tablet will increase competition in the tablet market and threaten Amazon's Kindle Fire and Microsoft Surface, but isn't expected to have an effect on sales of Apple's iPad.

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Microsoft faces 'major dilemma' pricing Surface tablets against iPad

06/25/2012, 12:06 pm

In order to compete with Apple's iPad, Microsoft may have to price its Surface tablet models so low that it will alienate its longstanding PC partners, according to a new analysis.

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