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Minecraft: Education Edition heading to iPad in September

08/20/2018, 11:08 am

Microsoft is bringing 'Minecraft: Education Edition' to the iPad, allowing the version of the block-based construction game for schools to be used via the iPad, giving educators another way to use the game in the classroom.

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Apple Services and the ecosystem of value capture

08/11/2018, 02:08 pm

Apple's remarkable success in iTunes and its App Stores bears striking similarity to another example of a platform developer investing in its own ecosystem: transit Value Capture. App Store Value Capture has changed the game for Apple, and is now fueling a faster rate of revenue growth for the company than all of its hardware segments combined.

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McDonald's in Chicago is the latest Apple Store copycat - but not the first by far

08/10/2018, 12:08 pm

McDonald's new flagship store is making a clear effort to mimic the Apple Store. AppleInsider takes a look at the plan, and also a takes a look back at Microsoft, Sony, and others who have "borrowed" elements of the Apple Store aesthetic in retail.

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The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

08/09/2018, 01:08 pm

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

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August 6, 1997 -- The day Apple and Microsoft made peace

08/06/2018, 10:08 am

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs came together 21 years ago, when Microsoft agreed to invest $150 million in Apple stock. The deal shocked Apple purists, but it helped put Apple on a firm footing for a few reasons -- and made its historic run possible in the second Steve Jobs era.

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Microsoft joins Apple and other retailers in supporting Disney's 'Movies Anywhere'

08/06/2018, 09:08 am

Microsoft has become the latest movie storefront to join Disney's Movies Anywhere, allowing for video content bought from online storefronts like iTunes and Amazon to be watched via Microsoft Movies & TV apps for the Xbox One game console and Windows desktops.

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Where is Apple's innovative iPad, MacBook Pro hardware to rival Microsoft's Surface?

07/25/2018, 01:07 pm

Despite getting lighter, thinner and faster, Apple's iPad tablets and MacBook notebooks haven't dabbled into entirely new desktop computing form factors and experimental hardware concepts the way Microsoft has with its Surface business segment -- and for good reason. Here's a look at why.

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Microsoft's new Surface Go is still not an iPad killer

07/10/2018, 01:07 pm

Microsoft is at it again with yet another Surface hardware release. But, as with the rest of the Surface line, it doesn't look like the Surface Go will make much of an impact in the markets it seems to be aiming for.

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Microsoft's low-cost Surface Go takes aim at Apple's entry-level iPad

07/10/2018, 01:07 am

Microsoft is angling for a bigger piece of the tablet market with Surface Go, the smallest -- and cheapest -- of the company's two-in-ones to pack the usual assortment of hybrid internals into a sleek reference design.

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Microsoft at work on iPhone & iPad app for Movies & TV customers

07/06/2018, 09:07 am

Microsoft is reportedly developing iOS and/or Android clients for Movies & TV, a native Windows equivalent of Apple's iTunes Store.

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Microsoft's next Surface product might be just pocket-sized

06/29/2018, 02:06 pm

Microsoft's long-rumored "Andromeda" device will be a "pocketable" Surface product, further smearing the line between phones, tablets, and laptops, according to a leaked internal document.

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Apple, other tech behemoths to meet on Wednesday to talk privacy crisis

06/25/2018, 11:06 am

Representatives from a number of major tech firms will gather in San Francisco on Wednesday to address growing concerns over consumer privacy, driven to the forefront by new European regulations and public uproar over scandals like Cambridge Analytica.

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Stand-alone Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac preview arrives for enterprise customers

06/12/2018, 02:06 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a new preview of the next Office for Mac, intended only for commercial clients in its volume purchase program.

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Microsoft to reportedly target iPad with cheaper Surface tablets

05/16/2018, 09:05 am

Microsoft is reportedly looking to challenge Apple head-on in the tablet market by once again producing a cheaper Surface option, which would compete against Apple's $329 entry-level iPad.

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Microsoft debuts 'Your Phone' app promising to mirror iPhone on Windows PCs

05/07/2018, 12:05 pm

At its annual Build conference in Seattle, Microsoft on Monday revealed "Your Phone," an upcoming app that will let people mirror iPhone and Android interfaces in Windows 10.

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Apple in talks to get FaceTime ban lifted in United Arab Emirates

05/02/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple and Microsoft are talking with the U.A.E. government in bids to remove years-long bans on FaceTime and Skype, respectively.

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Editorial: Will Apple's 1990's "Golden Age" collapse repeat itself?

04/28/2018, 06:04 am

Once, long ago in a previous epoch of technology, Apple Computer, Inc. commissioned a new headquarters in Northern California just as it began losing its position as a leader in personal computing tech in the early 90s. Could history repeat itself in our modern era?

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iTunes for Windows available for download from Microsoft Store

04/26/2018, 06:04 pm

Fulfilling promises made nearly a year ago, Apple on Thursday released iTunes for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store, ensuring compatibility with the latest Windows 10 S devices.

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App Roundup: Canary for iOS, Handbrake 1.1.0 for Mac, plus Office 2016 for Mac, Moog Model D, more!

04/14/2018, 07:04 am

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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April Fools: get ready for the worst jokes in the tech industry

04/01/2018, 09:04 am

Every year, several companies--most notoriously Google--float various unfunny, excessively long dad jokes on April Fools Day. But rather than waste your time detailing these latest flat attempts at humor in tech, why not take a moment on April 1 to take a look at the really foolish stuff the tech media serves up virtually every day?

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