By all accounts, Microsoft is struggling to become a player in the tablet market, and few need hard data to prove it -- but that doesn't mean the company is going to bring its golden goose to the iPad anytime soon.
Microsoft Office lovers, we've got some good news and some bad news: The good news is that the cloud-friendly 2013 edition has arrived and is ready for your hard-earned dollars. The bad news is, it's not for the Mac (yet).
Now that the booths have been broken down, the awards have been handed out and the last bit of per diem has been fed into a slot machine at McCarran International Airport, there's a general sense that something was missing from CES. Somehow, among the thousands of exhibitors, products and prototypes, the biggest splash was a television that few consumers could afford and a keynote presentation that the greatest minds in tech journalism are still trying to figure out.
The twelve apps of Christmas! Or the best apps of 2012 or something. It's the year end when we start getting best of lists, and here's at least two to tide you over until the next batch. Meanwhile, Twitter & Instagram break up -- is it forever? And more below the fold.
Windows Phone partners Nokia and Microsoft have one thing in common: They’re both former mobile heavyweights in serious need of a comeback. A year after introducing the Lumia 800 overseas, this dynamic duo is back, hoping the third time’s the charm for giving Apple and Google a run for their money with the Nokia Lumia 920.
On the heels of similar updates for its Mac and Windows clients, Microsoft-owned Skype has just pushed out version 4.2 for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, integrating Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com into the chatting fun.
Microsoft has been basking in the glow of its recent Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 releases, but they haven't been able to hide the frustration of former Windows Phone 7 users still waiting for an update of their own.
Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)