Rocker Jon Bon Jovi may be off the mark when blaming Apple CEO Steve Jobs for destroying the music industry, but it appears that the executive and his team have done a good job of killing another rival, as a new report claims Microsoft will be abandoning their Zune media player.
There's a war raging between Apple and Microsoft over the use of the term "App Store." Apple says they should own the trademark to it, and Microsoft says it's too generic a term, and that anyone -- and everyone -- should be allowed to use it.
So maybe you love Mac OS X, but for whatever reason you can’t bring yourself to buy an iPhone and instead have chosen a Windows Phone 7 device. Now, you can merge those two worlds in one unlikely place: the Mac App Store.
There’s little doubt that Nokia is in big trouble when it comes to the smartphone market, having lost significant ground to Apple and Google. On Friday, CEO Stephen Elop has attempted to douse the cell phone giant’s “burning platform” by teaming up with his former employer, Microsoft.
Apple lifers probably know the story of Marathon all too well at this point. The gaming series that made Mac gaming great in the mid-1990s could now possibly return on the iPad. However, the game's developer has reached a few roadblocks which are preventing the game's release as of now.
Most everyone in the tech world knows that Microsoft and Google aren’t exactly the best of friends, particularly this week as Mountain View is lobbing accusations at Redmond over Bing stealing their search results. Now Microsoft has decided to stand firm behind H.264, leaving Google to fend mostly by themselves with WebM.
Independent software companies are reaping rewards from the salad days of the Mac App Store, but when will we see big software publishers enter the fray? At least in the case of Office publisher Microsoft, maybe sooner than later.
Microsoft Office 2011 for the Mac has been out for a little while now, but in case you're still on the fence, Redmond has decided to sweeten the deal a little bit, by launching free 30-day trial licenses for the software, to let you take it for a test drive. After that, you can make the decision for yourself whether to proceed with purchasing the productivity suite.
By this point, the term “App Store” is almost synonymous with Apple and their iconic iOS products. Apparently, Microsoft doesn’t agree, and has filed suit against the iPhone maker over a trademark filed in 2008.
Thursday is when the public at large invades the Consumer Electronics Show, but most of the cool stuff was announced earlier this week, including a refreshed version of Microsoft’s Surface tabletop -- now with a price cut that still doesn’t make it affordable for us working stiffs.