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Comparing the Microsoft Edge browser for Mac vs. Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox

05/08/2019, 11:05 am

There are solid features in Microsoft's new Mac browser - and significant ones still to come - but for Edge to be a compelling browser for Apple users, it's got to offer you more than you're getting with Apple's own Safari.

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Early dev builds go live for Microsoft's Edge for Mac

05/07/2019, 10:05 am

Just a day after teasing the browser, Microsoft has posted live download links for the Dev and Canary builds of Edge for Mac, allowing macOS users to try out the software ahead of a formal public release of the Chromium-ported version.

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Microsoft teases Chromium-based Edge browser for macOS

05/06/2019, 01:05 pm

At the start of its Build developer conference on Monday, Microsoft offered a fleeting glimpse at the macOS version of Edge, a browser once exclusive to Windows 10.

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Substantial, serious, professional and luxurious: Apple ditches candy-colored plastic for a new era of glass

04/30/2019, 08:04 am

In the same way that Apple introduced Bondi blue hardware and a lickable Aqua interface to distinguish its product lineup for the new Millennium, it also rapidly ushered in a fresh new era dominated by more substantial, serious, professional and luxurious materials, notably glass framed by metal, in both its hardware and in the virtual realm of its software.

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

04/28/2019, 05:04 pm

Once, long ago, 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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Editorial: An iPhone on a NBA bench isn't big-league sports' largest problem with technology

04/15/2019, 03:04 pm

The Philadelphia 76ers' Amir Johnson was caught on camera scrolling through his iPhone on the bench during Sunday's playoff game. The episode raises questions about sports, devices, and the workplace.

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Microsoft admits hackers had access to some Outlook.com account details

04/15/2019, 08:04 am

Microsoft says that for the first three months of 2019, some details of certain email accounts were accessible to hackers, but has not not revealed how many users were affected.

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Microsoft Store loses eBook sales fight, will refund users & delete books in July

04/03/2019, 09:04 am

Microsoft is preparing to shut down its books section of the Microsoft Store, preventing customers from buying or renting new ebooks, deleting any notations on purchases, and warning that all of the purchased ebooks will not be available to read at all starting from July 2019.

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Apple narrowly eclipses Microsoft to regain status as most valuable company in US

04/02/2019, 04:04 pm

After a brisk day of trading, Apple regained its spot as the U.S.'s most valuable company by market value, hitting a cap of $914.86 billion at close.

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MacBook Air & iPad Pro competitor Surface Book 2 gets quiet update

04/01/2019, 09:04 am

Microsoft has given its Surface Book 2 line of hybrid tablets a refresh, quietly updating the 13.5-inch model of the tablet-notebook devices with an optional eighth-generation quad-core Intel i5 processor, while at the same time cutting the price of the existing base configuration by $200.

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New iPads, iMacs, and AirPods, plus what to expect on Apple's March 25 event on the AppleInsider Podcast

03/22/2019, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Apple has announced a huge amount of new hardware including new iMacs, iPads, and AirPods -- but all eyes are on the March 25 "Its show time" event.

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Microsoft brings formerly Windows-centric Defender antivirus to macOS

03/21/2019, 08:03 am

Reflecting its increasingly platform-agnostic stance, Microsoft on Thursday revealed plans to bring its Defender antivirus software to the Mac, if initially in limited form.

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'Star Wars' set the stage for Apple's streaming video service two decades ago

03/14/2019, 03:03 pm

As we wait for Apple to announce its new streaming video service, AppleInsider takes a look back to when it was the company's QuickTime software that brought "Star Wars" to the web audience -- and forever changed how we watched video online.

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Microsoft offers SDK to iOS developers enabling Xbox Live features on iPhone

03/14/2019, 11:03 am

Following on from Wednesday's demonstration of 'Project xCloud," Microsoft has announced it will be opening up Xbox Live to other platforms, including iOS, with developers able to take advantage of the gaming platform's major features in iPhone and iPad games.

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Microsoft offers preview of 'Project xCloud' service to stream Xbox games to iPhones and iPads

03/13/2019, 09:03 am

Microsoft has demonstrated 'Project xCloud,' an in-development cloud-based gaming service that streams gameplay to consumer devices including iPhones and iPads instead of being rendered locally, a service that is expected to enter public testing later this year.

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Apple in 2019 and the future of iPhone

02/25/2019, 09:02 am

Over the past two decades, Apple has proven capable of taking its existing technologies and creating new computing forms that retain its influence over the most commercially successful and strategically important markets. That winning strategy of the past also appears to be the best suited for the future of iPhone.

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Apple in 2019: surviving iPhone challenges like the 1990s Microsoft

02/23/2019, 10:02 am

As Apple begins a new year of operations, a media narrative is unfolding that Apple must ditch its reliance on premium hardware-- and particularly iPhone-- to desperately scramble its way into Services for the scraps left behind Netflix in a world of commodity devices. But the reality is actually a lot less dramatic for Apple, which has already proven an unusual ability to deftly adapt to changes in the industry. Compare its position today with that of Microsoft twenty years ago.

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Microsoft's Xbox Live coming to third-party iPhone and iPad games

02/04/2019, 09:02 am

Microsoft's Xbox Live online platform -- originally limited to its namesake consoles -- should soon come to a variety of third-party games on other hardware, including iPhones and iPads.

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Microsoft is the Official Laptop sponsor of Super Bowl LIII -- with a tablet

02/01/2019, 10:02 am

Microsoft's latest Super Bowl campaign calls the Surface a laptop, but the company shifts definitions of what it is when it suits them. It's always been very careful to compare its tablets against Apple's laptops whenever possible, for instance, but that's gone now Microsoft has seemingly decided the NFL audience is more likely to buy a laptop.

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Fulfilling a WWDC promise, Microsoft Office 365 arrives on the Mac App Store

01/24/2019, 01:01 pm

Now you can download Microsoft Word, Excel and most of the rest of the suite from Apple's Mac App Store, and sign up for a subscription with an in-app purchase.

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