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  • Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

    Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful. Does that spell doom for Intel -- or is ARM's triumph overblown?

  • An open letter to Microsoft's next CEO: 12 wishes from the Windows faithful

    We billion-plus customers would like the next head honcho in Redmond to address these dozen action items

  • Analyst: Save millions, don't renew Microsoft Enterprise Agreements

    Renewing Microsoft enterprise agreements ? the contracts businesses sign for bulk licensing of Microsoft products ? may be an unnecessary ritual that costs businesses millions of pounds for products and services they likely won't need before the contracts run out, according to an expert who helps customers negotiate the agreements.

  • Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

    Cast your mind back to the late 2000s -- when the iPhone 3G beguiled consumers and the iTunes App Store began shifting users' ideas about how they bought and used software, when Microsoft pros saw nothing but clear skies after Windows 7 cleared out the Windows Vista storm, when green technology was touted as a transformative force in IT.

  • How Windows Red can fix Windows 8: The right strategy for Microsoft

    When Microsoft first outlined its strategy 32 months ago to bridge the old style of PC computing with the new world of tablet computing, we were optimistic. Although Apple had revolutionized computing with the iPad, creating the fastest-adopted technology ever, its approach walled off the tablet from the PC, with two different operating systems, user interfaces, and applications. Instead, Microsoft promised a unified, adaptive approach that would satisfy everyone.

  • Muted excitement for latest Toshiba Android tablet

    Reviewing Toshiba's Excite 10 SE tablet and HP's EliteBook Folio 9470m Ultrabook.

  • Microsoft skips 'too good' Windows 9, jumps to Windows 10

    Deeming Windows 9 'too good to release,' Microsoft execs shelve follow-up to Windows 8 and proceed to Windows 10

  • Apple's and Microsoft's secret pact for tech domination

    15 years ago, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates agreed to let Apple own the client and Microsoft the back end to thwart antitrust probes, newly discovered emails say

  • Why Office 365 is a better deal than Office 2013

    The new Microsoft Office is here. As with the previous versions, you can get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more as a locally installed suite of applications or as Office 365, a cloud-based subscription. However, choosing between Office 2013 desktop software and the new Office 365 is a dramatically different decision than in the past.

  • Decoding Microsoft Office: Which Office version does what?

    Once upon a time, bright boxes of the latest Microsoft Office pleaded for your attention in big box stores. Now, as with music albums and best-selling books, Office is going the way of the download. With the debut of the new Office on Tuesday, Microsoft is pushing Office as a subscription service rather than as a physical product plucked from a shelf.

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