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Android Takes 70% of Smartphone Sales in 4th Quarter

Strategy Analytics has produced a new study showing that in the 4th quarter of 2012, Android and Apple iOS together accounted for a record 92% share of all smartphones shipped worldwide. In the fourth quarter, a massive

Agonizing Decision for Microsoft: Office 2013 Apps for iPad, Android?

Exhibit Number 1: an agonizing decision that Microsoft has to make, namely to release or not release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in an interview with Bloomberg recently, had no

An Agonizing Decision for Microsoft: Office 2013 Apps for iPad, Android?

Microsoft faces an agonizing decision within the next few weeks to months, that is, whether to release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had

The 64GB Surface Pro Will Have Just 23GB of Free Storage

When is 64GB not 64GB? It seems that happens when its the Surface Pro, which, when launched on February 9th will only have 23GB of free storage out of the box. 41GB of its capacity will be

Apple’s Pre-Emptive Strike: Launches 128GB iPad to Kill the Surface Pro

Earlier today, Apple announced the launch of an iPad with a retina display and 128GB of storage.  The launch of this tablet on February 5th can have only one purpose – to kill the Surface Pro before

Tough Rap for Windows 8 – Brian Boyko’s ‘Windows 8 Animated Evaluation’

I heard today about a video with a detailed critique of Windows 8 by Brian Boyko.  Now I know there are perhaps too many giving Microsoft a hard time – some of it for legitimate reasons, but

The Mysterious Munich Affair Could Be Embarrassing for Microsoft

The city of Munich in Germany began an effort in 2003 to migrate 15,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees from Windows NT to free and open source software. In doing so, they chose a Linux

Apple Leads All Comers in Enterprise Mobile App Development

Appcelerator surveyed 770 enterprise CEOs, CIOs, Mobile Application Development managers and other senior managers in November 2012 on their views and choices relating to enterprise use of mobile apps. The results were startling, to say the least.

Adam Hartung Doubles Down on His Microsoft Doomsday Prediction

Adam Hartung recently wrote an article called “The Sale of Microsoft: Game Over Ballmer Loses”, where he spoke extensively about the coming demise – in his opinion – of Microsoft.  His major point was that the sea change

Smartphone Sales Rise 36.4% in 2012, Samsung and Apple Dominate

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the fourth quarter of 2012 was a strong one for mobile phone sales, with 482.5 million mobile phones sold. This compared to 473.4 million units in the fourth quarter of