Mean-spirited ads from both Microsoft and Samsung directed at Apple have become something of the norm as of late, but today Microsoft released a series of questionable videos on YouTube that touched a nerve that extended far beyond the Apple faithful. The series, called "A fly on the wall in Cupertino," was quickly pulled after a barrage of outrage and mockery across multiple social networks.
The new iPhones are here! Well, not quite — but those looking to buy one of the new candy-colored iPhone 5c models can at least preorder on Friday, and presumably will have the device in hand come Sept. 20, when the rest of us can wander into a retail store and buy one. If you're preordering, drop us a line in the comments and let us know which color and storage capacity you're laying down cash for!
With the release of the Xbox One fast approaching, Microsoft is crossing its I's and dotting its T's by releasing an official Xbox Music app for iOS and Android, offering fans another way to rock out while on the go.
It was a relatively quiet weekend on the tech front, presumably the calm before the storm now that Apple's September 10 media event is only one day away at this writing. If you're simply too excited about the announcement of a new iPhone or two tomorrow, calm yourself down by boning up on everything else that went down this weekend, then head back here on Tuesday for the latest on what Apple has in store for us!
If you happen to be reading this from somewhere in the great white north of Canada, we've got a special recap for you today, with the bulk of our news coming right out of that country. Of course, if you were hoping Verizon would come up there and save your wireless industry, think again -- then read on for all the details.
There are more than 150 million iPads in use around the globe, but accessing Mac or Windows desktop applications from them can be an exercise in frustration. The folks behind Parallels Desktop have come up with an ingenious solution to this situation, but only for those who can afford the rather daunting per-computer subscription fee. Together with a Mac or Windows-based agent, Parallels Access “applifies” desktop applications to make them iPad-friendly, complete with audio.
Mere days after we heard that Apple CEO Tim Cook was under fire for a perceived lack of innovation, the news has surfaced that longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be leaving the Redmond giant within 12 months. Ballmer has always been a controversial though energetic figure, but the general attitude toward his handling of the company in recent years was reflected in the 8 percent jump in Microsoft stock today in response to the news.