In case you were thinking today’s news would be all about the iPhone 4 or the imminent release of iOS 4, think again. Apple rival Microsoft is making waves with Monday’s release of a Windows Live Messenger app for the iPhone, and it’s absolutely free.
Without even a beta application to demo, Microsoft is already touting its Windows Live Essentials software to technology consumers around the globe. Last Wednesday, the software behemoth revealed its new applications suite and what was coming over to WindowsLivePreview.com.
It may not be a love-fest between Google and Apple these days, but internally at least, the search giant is showing Cupertino some love by phasing out Windows-based systems and replacing them with Macs.
Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down. It was years and years ago, when the Internet was just this thing that a few people were into, and Apple was hurting. There were patent battles (and losses) and there was weak stock.
Keyboards are highly personal items. Some folks like huge, clackety, old-school keyboards with tactile feedback, while others go for small and light. And if small and light is what you’re after, Microsoft’s new Arc is a decent, portable, chiclet-style keyboard that works well alongside your Mac--provided you can put up with the indignity of backward function keys.
According to the BrandZ Top 100, Apple's brand is more trusted than Microsoft. Microsoft, however, is still more popular than brands pushing products suspected of causing cancer and obesity.Hmm, everything seems to be coming up roses!
Surprisingly, at least one Microsoft executive thinks Apple’s patent lawsuit against HTC might help sort out some intellectual property ownership issues -- despite the fact that the suit also names Windows Mobile devices.