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The PC market is crashing and the post-PC era is beginning. PC manufacturers are feeling the squeeze and yet, for some reason, Apple’s momentum seems to keep surging. So just why are Apple’s laptops and computers selling and Windows-based machines aren’t? Well, according to some manufacturers—who preferred to remain anonymous—that spoke with site ZDNet, it’s because of Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform is destroying the PC market. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard manufacturers speaking out...

Do you remember a long time ago, when photos leaked of an iPad running a version of Microsoft’s Office? From that point on, we [the industry as a collective] knew that Microsoft was planning to bring its widely used Office suite to competing platforms like Apple’s iOS and Google Android. Despite representatives from Microsoft in France confirming that MS was working on a mobile version of Office, which was later denied, we have yet to see the Office app appear, at least on hardware not running Windows. So just where is this...

According to three sources who all have access to the official Surface sales numbers, Microsoft’s first foray into the hardware market isn’t doing to well. Talking to Bloomberg, these sources say that Microsoft’s Surface RT has only sold about 1 million units since its launch in November, while the more recently released Surface Pro has sold just...

Talk about a slap on the wrist, Microsoft has just been handed a fine of 561 million euros ($732 million dollars) for its breach of an anti-trust agreement from back in 2009. Because of Microsoft’s dominance overseas when it comes to its Windows operating system, the European Commission told Microsoft they needed to offer consumers a choice between its browser—Internet Explorer—and varying alternatives like FireFox, Chrome and Opera. The agreement ended up with Microsoft creating a “choice” window that allowed consumers...

If you’ve been a Windows Phone 8 owner since it was released, there’s a chance you may have been wondering why Spotify isn’t available on your handset. When Spotify was released for Windows Phone 7, it used the native code, but that code has changed dramatically for Windows Phone 8. This caused the apps delay from being simply ported over, the app has now been re-designed and re-coded for Windows Phone 8, which allows for it to take full advantage of some of Windows Phone 8′s features. The new Spotify app features...

It’s been a long road for Microsoft and their struggling Windows Phone mobile platform, but after nearly three years and two version (7 and 8) Windows Phone appears to be finally making some strides. While Apple and Google have first and second place pretty much secured, when they’re not flip flopping, Microsoft has been chasing BlackBerry and for the first time since 2006, managed to over take the Canadian company in the U.S. marketshare. The latest statistics come from a new report by Strategy Analytics, who say that during...

Microsoft’s venture into the tablet market could be short lived, as sales of their Windows RT enabled Surface tablet have only hit about 750,000 units since its release. According to research firm iSuppli, about 1.25 million Surface tablets were shipped in the 4th quarter and of that, only about 60% of them were actually sold to customers. To make matters worse for Microsoft, of those customer who have actually purchased a Surface, many of them are returning it in favor of an iPad due to the complex learning curve of Windows RT/8. The...

Despite the fact that both HTC and Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices have been well-received—critically, both companies are seeing their products heavily discounted at retailers following their rather disappointing sales leading up to Christmas. Verizon has just announced that HTC’s Windows Phone 8X is now only $99.99 with a new 2-year contract, that’s a full $100 off the original price. On top of that, Nokia’s Lumia 820 is now free with a two year agreement with Verizon, as is the Lumia 810 (a variation of the...

Well, it looks like the rumors of a Surface retail expansion were somewhat correct. We reported on a rumor a week or two ago, that suggested that Microsoft was looking to expand their retail presence with their tablet, the Surface. The original rumor suggested that the Surface would expand over seas first and in countries where Microsoft didn’t have their own...

Despite the fact that Microsoft’s Surface tablet hasn’t exactly been a runaway success and that orders for the device have been cut in half from Asian suppliers, rumors are suggesting that Microsoft is moving forward with a continued roll out to more retailers around the globe. Initially, the roll out will take place in two waves, the first of which will...