Sad. Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft, and the one who picked the name of the company, died today at the age of 65 while undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. After having previously defeated cancer back in 2009, Allen revealed earlier this month that the disease had gone into remission. Though he...

Predictable. Expected. And welcome. Microsoft created a few ripples in the tablet scene a couple of years back when it debuted its Surface line of devices with a number of exclusive features. Exclusive, and innovative features. Prime among them was the split-screen multitasking ability that allows the running of two...

I am sure there are a whole bunch of people that hold this view too. Microsoft launched Office for iPad last month at a special little event, and since then the app has been a chart-topping success. Thousands upon thousands have downloaded the suite with productivity tools like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. And even...

The second of perhaps the two most momentous weeks for Microsoft this year brought the new Surface tablets into the hands of buyers. Days after unleashing Windows 8.1, Redmond started shipping its second generation slates. If anything, the week itself was full of action, compared to the recent lulls. A look at the...

The start of the week had nothing on the fantastic end, with Microsoft speaking its proverbial heart out on pretty much all things at its financial analyst meeting on Thursday. The remaining days were business as usual with second generation Surface rumors, Windows statistics, and hardware announcements. A peek at...

Microsoft’s new plan of turning itself into a devices and services firm is something that regularly makes headlines. Now Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has something to say on the matter. In a detailed interview with Bloomberg, Cook opined that Redmond is actually copying Apple’s strategy, and the recent Nokia acquisition is...

The classic rivalry between Microsoft and Apple may have abated a little these past few years, but you can rest assured that there is no love lost between both companies and their fans. Another arrow was let lose earlier today when former Microsoft executive, Bob Herbold, made a claim that Apple has lost its way with...

During Apple’s Q4 earnings call, there was quite an interesting moment where the Surface came up. Mr. Cooks amusement/irritation showed in his answer. 5:31PM Here’s a follow-up: “With the launch of Surface today, could you comment on what you see from a competitive standpoint?” 5:32PM Tim Cook: “I haven’t...

Apple has released sales figures for the new iPhone 5. They are saying that more than two million iPhone 5s were pre-ordered within the first 24 hours of availability. That’s more than double the previous sales record held by the iPhone 4S, which sold about one million units in its first day of availability. Imagine...

Disclaimer: I have an iPhone, I might buy the new iPhone and pretty much love Apple products. OK, so now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about what happened today. Apple did EXACTLY what I feared they would do. They underwhelmed with the new iPhone 5. Yes it’s lighter, yes it’s faster and yes it has IOS 6 but for the...