So much for thinking that Apple and Microsoft might live in peace and harmony into their twilight years. A new interview with CEO Steve Ballmer goes on the attack against Apple, with claims that Redmond will not cede any ground to Cupertino.
We're not quite sure how it got all the way to version 8, but the new Windows Phone OS unveiled last week has certainly come a long way since its launch less than two years ago. Set to release at or around the same time as iOS 6 in autumn, Windows Phone is clearly positioning itself as an alternative to Apple's juggernaut, and it looks like we've got another Windows 95-Mac OS 8 knock-down, drag-out battle ahead.
Well, even though we're all about the Apple here, we have to recognize what the competition is up to and we are as shocked as anyone to say that Microsoft had what looks like a pretty good week. Windows Phone 8 software is out in the wild and the Metro interface is some of the best work Redmond's done in ages and it looks wicked sweet on the Surface. There were a few stumbles in the MS Keynote, so we'll see if the OS works as well as it looks. So what else happened?
While the jury is still out on how Microsoft did introducing its Surface tablets on Monday, the folks in Redmond appeared to fare much better with today's introduction of Windows Phone 8, the latest and greatest version of their smartphone operating system which will be released this fall. However, there's a bit of bad news for owners of existing Windows Phone 7.5 handset owners -- so read on and find out all about it as well as everything else making news for this Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
Perhaps unwilling to tread the same path that search giant Google has walked with Android tablets, Microsoft held an event on Monday to show off a pair of its own Surface tablets, available in Windows RT consumer and Windows 8 Pro editions. When can you actually buy one? Beats us.
Apparently tired of watching Apple have all the fun (and make all the money) with tablets, Microsoft is holding an event on Monday where they’re expected to announce one of their own, kicking sand in the faces of OEM partners worldwide.
Microsoft's announcements about Xbox are exciting for everyone searching for the perfect integrated media center -- and isn't that all of us these days? Plus, it's fun to imagine what Apple could do to catch up and take things further. It's a glorious time to be a couch potato...
Now that June is in full swing, the annual E3 show kicks off this week in Los Angeles, only the first of a number of exciting (and costly to our wallet) events. By this time next week we’ll be basking in the glow of whatever Apple has deigned to show us at WWDC, and Google I/O will wrap up the busy month with their own brand of fun. Might be a good time to put those credit cards on ice, right? In the meantime, soak up some absolutely free fun with today’s recap for Monday, June 4, 2012.