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Editorial: As Apple plays the telephone game, analysts hear something else entirely

08/01/2019, 10:08 am

When Apple entered the smartphone market in 2007, it didn't do so to lose money making most of the world's smartphones as a public service. All these years later, a shocking number of analysts and reporters still seem to be confused about this.

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Microsoft found a man named 'Mac Book' to tout Surface Laptop 2

07/31/2019, 08:07 pm

Apple's MacBook Air is the target of Microsoft's latest ad, which cleverly enlists the help of a man named "Mac" Book to tout the new Surface Laptop 2.

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Apple recruits VR & Xbox engineer Nat Brown for unknown graphics work

07/30/2019, 02:07 pm

Apple has hired Valve and Xbox veteran Nat Brown to work on unspecified graphics technology, according to Twitter posts.

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Apple joins Data Transfer Project with other cloud service giants

07/30/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple has become the latest partner of the Data Transfer Project, a scheme that involves Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and other contributors to create an open-source way for users to shift their data between different cloud services.

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Apple, other tech firms petition FCC for short-range 6GHz Wi-Fi tethering

07/23/2019, 09:07 pm

Apple is among several major U.S. tech firms petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to approve a limited form of 6-gigahertz Wi-Fi, spectrum also in demand with the cellular and utility industries.

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Israeli spyware claims to beat Apple's iCloud security

07/19/2019, 07:07 am

NSO Group, which previously hacked WhatsApp, is advertising that it is able to gather all of an individual's cloud-hosted data from Apple, Google, Microsoft and more, using its Pegasus malware.

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Microsoft's Stranger Things campaign creates a fake legacy for Windows 1.0

07/10/2019, 07:07 am

Microsoft is running a retro-styled advertising campaign tied into the new third season of Netflix's "Stranger Things" TV series, which is set in 1985. It promotes fake nostalgia for a romanticized Windows launch that in reality was only scoffed at as underpowered, poorly-built vaporware at the time.

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iPad Pro vs Surface Pro features and specs showdown

07/03/2019, 03:07 pm

In this iPad Pro vs Surface Pro comparison, we look at features, specifications, and how both fare vs the MacBook Air.

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Apple TV trails behind Roku, other TV platforms in US device sales

07/02/2019, 02:07 pm

The Apple TV ranked low in U.S. sales of streaming TV devices during the March quarter, leaving it nowhere near rivals like Roku or Sony, according to new estimates.

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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 update over Boot Camp driver issue

07/02/2019, 09:07 am

Owners of older Macs or those with out-of-date versions of Boot Camp are being blocked from updating Windows 10 to version 1903.

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Editorial: No Bill Gates, Windows was not iPhone's 'natural' nemesis

06/30/2019, 09:06 am

Microsoft's former chief executive Bill Gates mused this week that it would have been the "natural thing" for Microsoft to have been the "standard non-Apple phone platform." But he's wrong, and here's why.

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Microsoft should have been Apple's challenger in mobile, says Bill Gates

06/24/2019, 09:06 am

It should have been Microsoft posing the main competition to Apple in mobile platforms, not Google, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates commented in a recent interview.

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Apple macOS Catalina, Catalyst, and SwiftUI excitement, on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/21/2019, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor enthuse about Affinity Publisher, the newest desktop publishing app from Serif Labs. And while Kano PC partners with Microsoft to take on the iPad in education, Jamf reports that people in the workplace strongly prefer Macs to PCs.

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Microsoft partners on touchscreen 'Kano PC' to challenge iPad in education

06/19/2019, 01:06 pm

Microsoft is partnering with company called Kano on the "Kano PC," an 11.6-inch touchscreen tablet meant to teach kids how computers work and how to use them for simple coding projects.

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Microsoft brings native version of To-Do to macOS

06/17/2019, 10:06 am

Microsoft has released a native Mac version of To-Do, its day planner and checklist app ultimately intended to replace Wunderlist.

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Mac Pro, ARKit, Sign on with Apple and more on the AppleInsider Podcast

06/14/2019, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William is back, rejecting Victor's reality and replacing it with his own more British one, via ARKit 3. He also talks about how there is nothing wrong with the Mac Pro yet some people think there is, and there is room for another new Mac.

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iCloud for Windows app with OneDrive Files On-Demand now in Microsoft Store

06/11/2019, 02:06 pm

Apple has released a new iCloud for Windows app that makes iCloud function closer to Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service in Windows 10, with the app now available to download from the Microsoft Store.

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Amazon trumps Apple & Google in latest global 'brand value' report

06/11/2019, 08:06 am

Amazon is now the world leader in terms of brand value, eclipsing both Apple and Google, according to annual Kantar research rankings.

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Review: Microsoft's Surface Pro is the best Windows tablet to get, if you need one

06/02/2019, 09:06 am

Microsoft's Surface Pro is the ideal Windows tablet, and is the one you should buy if you're looking for that kind of thing, but is a missed opportunity for Microsoft to demonstrate with Windows that it can do what Apple does for complete operating system and hardware integration.

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Apple condemns British spy agency group's proposal to evade message encryption

05/30/2019, 08:05 am

Apple, Google, Microsoft and WhatsApp have co-signed an open letter urging the UK government to abandon what's being called a "ghost protocol" to allow intelligence services to read encrypted messages.

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