It might be difficult for many Apple faithful to remember the dark days before Steve Jobs’ triumphant return to the throne, especially given the absolute hot streak the company has been on in recent years. But one of the people who remember it well is someone who was instrumental in helping the company get back on its feet at the time: former Microsoft chief Bill Gates.
When it comes to Microsoft, it pays to be careful what you say in public. That’s what Simon Aldous found out the hard way recently when he proclaimed that Windows 7 “borrowed” a little bit of the Mac mojo during a recent reseller’s conference.
After taking some of Microsoft's money, Eolas is once again going to court over patent infringement issues. Apple and 22 other companies are now the target of a new patent infringement suit over the use of browser-embedded interactive Web content.
Just as the rumors of Cupertino's tablet device have cooled into an
almost conventional wisdom, something comes along to goose the story --
although from a different direction than usual. Like their original
idea for a Microsoft store (lifted rather blatantly
from Apple stores), the Redmond software giant has allegedly decided to
get into the