While Apple is making it clear that Mac OS X and iOS are separate beasts for different platforms (at least for right now), Microsoft continues its efforts to shoehorn Windows onto the tablet by simply making a new version that also works well on the desktop, with a big nod toward their own Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform.
Love your Mac but just can’t feel the emotional connection to the iPhone the way the rest of us can? Perhaps you’ve turned your back on BlackBerry, webOS and Android in favor of the Microsoft flavor, Windows Phone 7. With a new version of the Windows Phone 7 software (codenamed “Mango”) just around the corner, you’ll be happy to know your Mac is ready for it.
If you want good, cogent analysis of current trends with accurate predictions of the future, go to any analyst, then take whatever they've said, completely reverse the prediction, and you might -- just might -- have something worth standing behind.
So maybe you love Mac OS X, but for whatever reason you can’t bring yourself to buy an iPhone and instead have chosen a Windows Phone 7 device. Now, you can merge those two worlds in one unlikely place: the Mac App Store.
There’s little doubt that Nokia is in big trouble when it comes to the smartphone market, having lost significant ground to Apple and Google. On Friday, CEO Stephen Elop has attempted to douse the cell phone giant’s “burning platform” by teaming up with his former employer, Microsoft.
If you're an Apple purist, you might want to consider skipping this post for fear of suffering permanent emotional scarring, as it seems that an intrepid member of the iOS Jailbreaking community has figured out a way to shoehorn Windows Phone 7's interface onto an iPod touch. The Horror. The Horror.
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.