Microsoft has debuted three new ads for its Surface Pro 3 tablets called "Power," "Head to Head," and "Crowded." Each ad pits the Surface Pro 3 tablet against Apple's MacBook Air laptop, pointing out the similarities in specs, hardware, and software while focusing on features such as a touchscreen and detachable keyboard that are lacking on the MacBook Air.
By Matt Weinberger Microsoft is in a weird, in-between state: Its existing Windows and Office businesses are shrinking right alongside the ailing PC market, and new products like Office 365 and the soon-to-launch Windows 10 aren't yet in position to pick up the slack. It means that there probably won't be a lot of good news for Microsoft's traditional cash cows when the company reports its quarterly financial results on Tuesday. It's not a great look in the wake of the $7.6 billion Nokia writeoff.
Microsoft is in a weird, in-between state: Its existing Windows and Office businesses are shrinking right alongside the ailing PC market, and new products like Office 365 and the soon-to-launch Windows 10 aren't yet in position to pick up the slack.
The iPad blows Android and Microsoft Surface tablets out of the water in terms of Web usage in North America, according to a new study of tablet usage patterns from Chitika. The data reveals that the peak traffic hour for all tablet Web usage is 9 p.m.
After months of build-up, the next version of Windows, known as Windows 8.1, has arrived. Is Microsoft's newest operating system worth your bother now? Short answer: If you've never tried Windows 8, try 8.1. There's a big, compelling reason to do so. You get a lot of device for your money, in every way, shape, and form.
NEW DELHI: Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract manufacturer, is aiming to create at least a million jobs by setting up 10-12 manufacturing facilities across the country by 2020, its chairman said. Terry Gou, head of the maker of iPhones and iPads for Apple and Kindles for Amazon, told reporters Friday on a short trip to India that Foxconn would look to set up the manufacturing plants, initially in five states including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra and expand to other states across the country by 2020.
On Monday, Microsoft (MSFT) unveiled two new Surface PC tablets running on its Windows 8 operating system (OS). While one model will be powered by a third generation Intel Ivy Bridge processor, the other will be running an ARM chipset featuring Windows RT.
Microsoft may be on to something in its new campaign for Windows 8, which features various Windows tablets alongside the iPad and a Siri-like voice complaining about Apple's inadequacies. More than 600,000 people have viewed this new commercial in the last couple of days.