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.
Whether it's hardware, software or vaporwar, whatever Microsoft plans on announcing, we'll be live blogging the event straight from the CES show floor. Join us at 6:30PM PST/9:30 EST for our live "mock" of the Microsoft Keynote. The Mac|Life editors will be here weighing in with news and commentary, and taking your questions, too!
Remember this time last year, when Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer stepped on stage at CES to show off HP’s Slate? That was supposed to be their answer to the as-yet unannounced iPad, but we all know how that went down. Now Microsoft is back at CES 2011, with both Apple TV and Google TV in their crosshairs.
Ah, there's nothing quite like the velveteen touch of a tasteless, overpriced smartphone application that does absolutely nothing. After all, how else can those around you tell that you are an individual of infinite fiscal resources and child-like monetary management skills without something shiny and useless for them to fawn over? Thank Goodness then, that two years after Apple saw fit to give it the boot from the iTunes App Store, a Windows Phone 7 compatible version of what would appear to be Armin Heinrich's infamous I am Rich application has been made available to owners of the Microsoft-powered smartphone.
When it comes to smartphones and tablets, you’ve gotta feel for Microsoft -- they’re underdogs these days when it comes to such markets, while companies like Apple and Google continue to grow with no end in sight. But one thing you can say for Microsoft, they’re persistent.
Count us as among the folks scratching our heads in bewilderment when Microsoft announced they were going to fire up those copying machines and open a chain of retail stores. A new report finds that the effort appears to be faltering at best.
When Microsoft created the Kinect video game controller, they probably didn't have the Mac in mind for one of the systems it might be able to control. However, a developer by the name of Theo Watson has taken it upon himself to create the software necessary to hookup the camera-based controller to the Mac.
Just two weeks after its October 26 debut, Microsoft has released the first update to Office 2011 for Mac in the form of a version 14.0.1 update, bringing security and performance enhancements to the highly praised application suite.
Microsoft confirmed last Friday that CEO Steve Ballmer plans to sell nearly one-fifth of his shares of the company, valued at $1.3 billion. Meanwhile, the company’s Kinect gaming technology apparently went to Apple first, but the creator of the technology found them difficult to work with.