Apps crash more frequently on iPads and iPhones than on Samsung's Android devices.
FORTUNE -- Quentin Hardy may be forgiven for looking at the attached charts and seeing what he expected to see.
Summarizing a new report on the failure rate of mobile apps, he wrote in Friday's New York Times that apps running on Google's (GOOG) Android operating system crash more frequently than apps running on Apple's (AAPL) iOS.
"iOS 7.1 has the fewest crashes," he adds, "most likely thanks MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 28, 2014 8:40 AM ET
Word, Excel and PowerPoint finally landed Thursday on Apple's family of tablets.
FORTUNE -- For Apple (AAPL) iPad users who -- for whatever reason -- are wedded to Microsoft (MSFT) Office, this is a big deal.
The official demonstration of Office for iPad started at the 10 minute mark in Microsoft's Thursday press event, right after CEO Satya Nadella, the newly appointed successor to Bill Gates and Steve Balmer, delivered his "mobile-first, cloud-first" marching orders.
The new apps are available on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 27, 2014 6:32 PM ET
Five months out, users running OS X 10.9 are driving 40% of Chitika's Mac Web traffic.
FORTUNE -- The report issued Thursday by Chitika Insights calls it "the power of free" -- a reference to the price Apple (AAPL) charged Mac users to upgrade to Mavericks, the latest version its flagship operating system.
Sampling its ad network last week -- five months after Mavericks' release -- Chitika found that 40% of its clients' page views were coming from Macs MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 27, 2014 12:26 PM ET
The Russian Ministry of Communication denies it's blowback from the crisis in Ukraine.
FORTUNE -- Yes, the Russian government has dropped its American-made Apple (AAPL) iPads in favor of Korean-made Samsung tablets.
But no, the change -- spotted by reporters covering the Kremlin -- has nothing to do with the invasion and annexation of Crimea, the freezing of Russian assets or the threat of further sanctions against Vladimir Putin's government.
That's the word out of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 27, 2014 8:06 AM ET
Makes Greg Christie, whose name is on the slide-to-unlock patent, available to the Journal.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) rules for dealing with reporters are pretty simple: Say absolutely nothing on the record. And if you have to say something, craft a statement that gives nothing away, then repeat it as often as necessary.
So you know something is afoot when the company allows the Wall Street Journal -- whose reporters cover Apple like a blanket and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 26, 2014 9:46 AM ET
The magic, says Benedict Evans, may be not on the wrist, but in the application interface.
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) may have done Apple (AAPL) a favor when it posted two promotional videos (attached below) for what it's calling Android Wear: A new extension to the Android operating system released last week to developers.
The videos are very good -- both for their production values and for showing what can be done on a wrist-based touchscreen connected wirelessly to a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 25, 2014 9:28 AM ET
Clearing the way for Steve Jobs' new "spaceship" headquarters.
FORTUNE -- Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) U.S. workforce had shrunk to 304,000 by 2010 when the company announced that it would be shutting down its Cupertino campus -- then only 60% occupied -- and consolidating its operations in Palo Alto.
The offices it left behind stood vacant for more than two years. Then, in February, they were torn down to make room for Apple's (AAPL) new headquarters, designed to hold MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 25, 2014 7:28 AM ET
With the $45.2 billion Time Warner Cable merger facing antitrust scrutiny, why now?
FORTUNE -- The Wall Street Journal was getting a lot of echo-chamber play in the tech press Monday for its report that Apple (AAPL) is in talks with Comcast (CCV) about building an Apple TV-type Internet set-top box that would get special treatment on Comcast's rapidly growing cable network.
Has everybody forgotten what happened last month?
On Feb. 12, the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 24, 2014 9:15 AM ET
Like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and, it's likely, most other major webmail providers.
FORTUNE -- Microsoft (MSFT) is not the only company that reserves the right to break into its customers' e-mail accounts. According to The Guardian's Alex Hern -- who actually read the user agreements that most of us blindly accept -- Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) do as well.
The issue came to light last week when Alex Kibkalo, a Russian-born former Microsoft MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 23, 2014 6:05 AM ET
Why would Apple put its music on Google's platform?
FORTUNE -- Billboard reported Friday that Apple (AAPL) was "thinking about" about adding an iTunes App for Google (GOOG) Android phones. Some of the instant analysis on Twitter was pretty smart. A few one-liners that caught my eye:
@stroughtonsmith: iTunes won because it made owning easier than piracy. Subscription services will invariably win because they're easier than owning.
@reneritchie: I'd much rather have iTunes for MORE
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