Net Applications shows a 25% increase in Apple's global desktop share in fiscal 2011
"Mac gets back-to-school bump" is the headline of a brief report Saturday in Net Applications' September survey. It notes that Apple's (AAPL) share of desktop usage, as measured by visits to its clients' websites from machines running OS X, rose 0.42 percentage points in September to a record (for Apple) of 6.45% worldwide and 13.7% in the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 1, 2011 8:16 AM ET
The company's annual meeting triggers a flood of bitter comments from current and former employees
The Microsoft (MSFT) blogs are having a field day mining the stream of comments left on Mini-Microsoft after Friday's annual employee meeting. The site has traditionally been a place for staffers to let off steam anonymously, but the tone and volume of the remarks made after this year's gathering suggest that morale in Redmond has hit a new MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 27, 2011 6:19 AM ET
Shots were fired in both directions as partisans previewed Microsoft's next tablet OS
A war of words -- blogged, tweeted and syndicated -- broke out at Microsoft's (MSFT) annual developers conference Tuesday when the company distributed Samsung tablets loaded with beta copies of Windows 8, its answer to Apple's (AAPL) OS X and iOS, rolled into one.
Paul Thurrott, the news editor of Windows IT Pro and host of the Windows Weekly podcast, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 14, 2011 8:27 AM ET
A well-documented piece of street art appeared Friday at a Hamburg construction site
A group calling itself the .Wav Collective, after a Windows audio file format, has posted a video showing a pair of street artists disguised as workmen cordoning off a section of the Jungfernstieg in downtown Hamburg Friday morning, hoisting a ladder against the construction barricade at the site of Apple's (AAPL) newest retail in the city, and calmly MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 5, 2011 6:13 AM ET
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* Microsoft teased Windows 8 yesterday at All Things D's D9 conference, unveiling a versatile user interface heavily inspired by its Windows Phone 7 platform. While users will be able to access the classic Windows desktop experience they'll also experience the Start screen above, which presents users' apps MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 2, 2011 10:24 AM ET
Microsoft's new marketing campaign seems to be stuck in a time warp of Apple's making
Reactions to the new Microsoft TV ads -- the first of which aired Monday night (video below the fold) and featured a young woman who is persuaded to accept a free state-of-the-art Windows 7 PC by a salesman who secretly built a computer store in her home -- run, like water faucets, either hot or cold.
Half MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 10, 2011 11:11 AM ET
A collection of dire warnings from the past puts this week's alarms into perspective
Three days after ZDNet ran a piece entitled "Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware": Daring Fireball's John Gruber has posted, under the headline "Wolf!" more than a dozen variations on the same theme.
They date back to 2004 and all sound a familiar warning: Apple (AAPL), having achieved critical mass in the market place, is MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 5, 2011 7:41 PM ET
No. But there's some bad news rising on the Apple malware front
Let's see if we can handle this one as a Q&A.
Q: Is there a Mac OS X virus loose on the Internet? Technically, no. As far as I know, no Mac OS X virus has ever been detected in the wild. But there are other kinds of Mac malware out there that you should know about.
Q: Like what? The MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 4, 2011 10:44 AM ET
A Hunch survey -- and a clever infographic -- offer an antidote to reductive name-calling
In the polarizing discourse of the Internet, people who prefer Microsoft (MSFT) Windows PCs over Apple (AAPL) Macs and vice versa slip easily into a kind of high-tech intolerance, trading insults like schoolchildren and dividing the world into mactards and wintards.
That's what's so refreshing about the infographic released Friday by Hunch, a crowd-sourced recommendation website spearheaded MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 24, 2011 5:46 AM ET
Could a friendly fungus eventually eliminate styrofoam packaging? Don't laugh, it just might.
FORTUNE -- If your job was to ship 250 pounds and $25,000 dollars worth of computer servers, you'd no doubt pack them in a box using only the safest materials. And yet when Dell (DELL) ships four of its PowerEdge R710 servers it will soon offer a new packaging made of...mushrooms.
The idea seems off-the-wall, but it also seems MOREScott Woolley - Apr 5, 2011 3:21 PM ET
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