If you’ve read the news lately, or perused the weekly Law & Apple column, you’re probably familiar with Apple’s latest patent clashes in the courtroom. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are embroiled in disputes that are focused more on keeping each other from getting the upper hand rather than encouraging progress and innovation in the technology world.
There’s a new wrinkle in the ongoing patent wars, which finds Google’s new BFF Motorola Mobility in hot water with the European Commission -- with two investigations now underway after complaints by Apple and Microsoft.
Looking for a viable alternative to Evernote? Microsoft OneNote for iPad is an incredibly powerful note-taking application that stores all of your to-dos, notes, photos, and clippings in the cloud. And just like Evernote, it's free!
Happy Leap Day! It will be another four years before we see this bizarre extension of February again, so be sure to live it to the fullest, especially if you happen to be one of those poor saps whose birthday happens to fall on that fateful square on the calendar. So what kind of tech news happens on a mid-week Leap Day? As it turns out, plenty -- so read on and get all of the news for Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
In this guide, we’ll not only show you how to export and import Excel files to and from Numbers, but we’ll also show you how you can spot and fix issues that often occur when you do. Whether you want to send a Numbers file to an Excel user or open an Excel document on your Mac with Numbers, we’ll show you the best route to avoid errors and prevent major disagreements between the two applications that, sometimes, can produce serious discrepancies between documents. And, if you have a copy of both applications on your Mac, you will discover how to move files between Excel and Numbers without the headaches. Let’s get started…
MacLife.com readers are among the most awesome Apple fans on the planet, so we don’t have to tell you how our favorite company has been chewing bubblegum and kicking ass (bonus points to those who can name which movie that line hails from!). But sometimes we just need to see it laid out in one awesome post -- and here it is!
Americans are so used to being the first to get iOS gadgets and the apps that run on them, we sometimes take it for granted -- such as when a high-profile app from someone like Microsoft makes its debut overseas before it hits the U.S., as was the case with the new MSN for iPad, finally available here for your downloading pleasure.
While Parallels and VMware duke it out on the desktop for Windows virtualization supremacy, competitors are skipping the computer entirely and creating innovative ways for transporting the PC experience onto the iPad. The latest comes from cloud-gaming pioneer OnLive, which utilizes its expertise in the field to bring us OnLive Desktop, a free, touch-based Windows 7 app.
Well, if anything happened that wasn't CES related, this'd be the place to come find it. We were there, we were on the floor, we saw it all, and we've got some on-the-ground stuff from the week in Vegas, but other things were perking out in Applelandia so let's see, on this auspicious Friday the 13th, just what they were.
It's hard to write about Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote without feeling a little bit depressed. What should have been the company's CES swan song felt more like a rambling late night phone call from an old friend who just wants to talk about the way things used to be. During the company's 60 minute kick at the can, which started 30 minutes late, CEO Steve Ballmer and dreamy corporate shill Ryan Seacrest didn't provide the keynote's attendees with a single piece of information they didn't already have.