A recent Vanity Fair article focusing on "Microsoft's Lost Decade" has put Redmond's troubles in a very interesting light, noting that Apple's iPhone -- a product that didn't even exist until five years ago -- is now worth more than all of Microsoft's products put together.
Thanks to a Twitter leak, Skype fans are getting their first look at what their favorite VoIP chat service will look like when Windows 8 arrives in late October -- and we could use a bit of this flair on the Mac client!
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
After you read the web's musings, print out this article and stuff it in the bottom of your sock drawer. Five years from now, pull it out, read my next sentence, and compare it to the reality of that future day.
It may no longer be referred to as "Metro" style, but Microsoft is refusing to give up on its tiled user interface when Windows 8 debuts in October. Curious about how it might work on the company's own Surface tablet? You can get a taste of it on a tablet today thanks to Parallels Desktop 7.
Even as Nokia fights to have its products on display at U.S. partner AT&T, rumors are surfacing that we'll finally see the first Windows Phone 8 handsets from the Finnish manufacturer at next month's Nokia World.
It seems as if Amazon has waved the white flag of surrender against Apple's iTunes Match today, beefing up its Cloud Player service with a few features that sound awfully familiar to iTunes users. But hey, the more the merrier, and we're quite happy to have all of our Amazon MP3 purchases available for redownload just the same. While you wait for Cloud Player to scan and match your own music library, why not take in today's recap for this terrific Tuesday, July 31, 2012?
When it comes to supporting a robust community of console gamers, Microsoft's Xbox Live pretty much sets the standard. Valve's Steam service has long ruled the roost in regards to the PC games community, and the same may be said of Steam-capable Mac games. But with the release of Mountain Lion, Apple hopes to draw the attention of Mac gamers to its previously-only-on-iOS Game Center. After fooling around with the application for a while, it's clear Game Center for Mac has potential, but there's an extreme void of currently compatible titles.
It's pretty much all Dark Knight Rises wherever you go and sure, we've got some of that love for you too. But that's not the only hot property going around the internet. There's always something Apple, always something in the water. So take a peek at what's under the cover including Steam's huge Summer Sale, some bad news for a handset maker, and something curious going on with Office 2013.
Although early reports claimed that Microsoft would introduce a new 2013 edition of Office to match the one it showed off for Windows earlier this week, the company has since confirmed that's not the case.