Just as iPad mini fans are getting over the fact that Apple didn't send invites to a media event on October 10 comes word that the junior tablet will actually makes it premiere on Tuesday, October 23 instead.
It was the week of Comic-Con and the week when Steam broke the internet by causing a stampede with their annual Summer Sale, and most of all it was another week with Apple and all the fun stuff you can do with your iOS device and your Macs. And it just my be that crazy summer heat, but we even allowed that Apple could learn a thing or two from rival Microsoft. Yeah, it was that kind of week.
So much for thinking that Apple and Microsoft might live in peace and harmony into their twilight years. A new interview with CEO Steve Ballmer goes on the attack against Apple, with claims that Redmond will not cede any ground to Cupertino.
Well, even though we're all about the Apple here, we have to recognize what the competition is up to and we are as shocked as anyone to say that Microsoft had what looks like a pretty good week. Windows Phone 8 software is out in the wild and the Metro interface is some of the best work Redmond's done in ages and it looks wicked sweet on the Surface. There were a few stumbles in the MS Keynote, so we'll see if the OS works as well as it looks. So what else happened?
Just because Apple blessed us with a Retina Display-enhanced MacBook Pro this month, that doesn't mean every Mac is going to get them right away. That's the word on the street for this lazy Friday in late June, with a week left to go before the clock turns to July and we begin the wait for OS X Mountain Lion. In the meantime, take in some tech news for this fine Friday, June 22, 2012.
Perhaps unwilling to tread the same path that search giant Google has walked with Android tablets, Microsoft held an event on Monday to show off a pair of its own Surface tablets, available in Windows RT consumer and Windows 8 Pro editions. When can you actually buy one? Beats us.