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Microsoft caught lying about Windows 8 tablet size in iPad vs. Windows comparison

Microsoft caught lying about Windows 8 tablet size in iPad vs. Windows comparison

Hot on the heels of releasing the Windows 8 tablet ads which took a dig at Apple’s iPad, Microsoft has launched a new webpage that compares the ASUS VivoTab Smart Windows 8 tablet with the full-sized iPad.

Microsoft releases another Windows 8 ad that takes a dig at the iPad

Microsoft releases another Windows 8 ad that takes a dig at the iPad

Microsoft follows up on its earlier Windows 8 commercial with yet another ad that takes a dig at iPad’s limited capabilities in certain areas like multitasking, the lack of Microsoft Office, and no MicroSD slot.

New Microsoft Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at Apple’s iPad

New Microsoft Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at Apple’s iPad

Microsoft has released a new Windows 8 tablet ad featuring the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet, which pokes fun at Apple’s iPad.

Microsoft Surface Pro Review Roundup: A Laptop Tablet Hybrid With Compromises

Microsoft Surface Pro Review Roundup: A Laptop Tablet Hybrid With Compromises

Mid-last year, Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing that it will be making its own Windows 8 hardware, under the Surface brand name. The company announced two flagship tablets, one running an ARM version of Windows — called Windows RT — and the second running the full fledged Windows 8 operating System.

Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Has Owned Every iPhone and iPad

Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Has Owned Every iPhone and iPad

Quite a few people noticed that Steven Sinofsky, former head of Microsoft’s Windows division, is now tweeting from an iPhone and naturally assumed that now that he’s out of Microsoft, he’s abandoned Windows Phone for iOS.

Microsoft Courting iOS Developers to Make Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Courting iOS Developers to Make Apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft is holding special events for iOS developers in its Mountain View campus to convince them to make apps for the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platform. The two platforms’ app ecosystems are still in nascent stages, and Microsoft’s doing all it can to ramp up developer interest.

Steve Ballmer Pitches Microsoft as the Middle Ground Between Android and Apple in the Mobile World

Steve Ballmer Pitches Microsoft as the Middle Ground Between Android and Apple in the Mobile World

Yesterday Steve Ballmer sat down with LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman to talk about Windows, technology, and the state of things. From the audio (and video) posted by TechCrunch, there were the typical Ballmer moments, but more interestingly Ballmer is trying to position Microsoft as a middle ground between the wild west of Android and the tight control of Apple. Maybe he’s onto something.

Gartner Report: Apple and Samsung Control Smartphones, Andriod Leads, but iOS Will Narrow the Gap Soon

Gartner Report: Apple and Samsung Control Smartphones, Andriod Leads, but iOS Will Narrow the Gap Soon

Gartner’s quarterly report on the mobile phone market are out and unsurprisingly it’s a battle between Apple and Samsung, iOS and Android. Apple and Samsung together control almost half of the smartphone market—46.5%— and while Android controls over 50% of smartphone sales by OS, iOS is expected to narrow the gap in Q4. Really, the smartphone market is like an opera. We have two main players (Apple and Samsung) battling for our hearts and minds, while the rest of the field have their own parts to play.

Windows Phone 8 Launched—Third Horse, Fifth Wheel, or Something Else

Windows Phone 8 Launched—Third Horse, Fifth Wheel, or Something Else

Microsoft launched Windows Phone 8 today with a big event in San Francisco. After reading through a raft of reviews, I wonder if Windows Phone 8 is going to be the dark horse to bring Microsoft’s mobile strategy to life.

Microsoft To Launch Xbox Music Service To Compete With Apple’s iTunes; Coming To iOS Devices

Microsoft To Launch Xbox Music Service To Compete With Apple’s iTunes; Coming To iOS Devices

Microsoft has just announced the launch of its own music streaming service called XBox Music, which will be initially available on Windows based devices after the launch of Windows 8 towards the end of the month and Xbox.

Microsoft also plans to launch apps for iOS and Android, though it is not clear when they will be released.