A security issue building behind the scenes for weeks has bubbled to the surface, and could lead to performance hits on Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux devices.
It used to be that in a fairly low-noise tech community, Apple’s quality products were greatly appreciated. That tradition seems under attack by new social forces.
Early next year the Delta will start putting the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and iPhone 7 Plus in its employee’s hands for in-flight services and ditch the Microsoft Surface tablets and Lumia smartphones they’re using now.
Microsoft is a smarter, more technical, more customer oriented company company under CEO Satya Nadella, and that poses new challenges for Apple.
It’s official and right on schedule: Microsoft is no longer offering any support for Office for Mac 2011.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to pay their respects to the Microsoft’s Groove Music, and do a little ranting about Amazon’s new Echo Spot living in our bedrooms.
Microsoft has thrown in the towel and given up on making its own Groove streaming music and music store a competitor to Apple Music and Amazon Prime.
Take note, Office for Mac users, Office 2011 isn’t supported in macOS High Sierra and Office 2016 looks sketchy, too.
Consumer Reports pulled its recommend rating for Microsoft’s Surface laptops, but I’m not ready do a schadenfreude dance yet.
Could Apple be the Microsoft of cars? Bryan and Jeff dig deep into this idea, as well as some of the quirkier aspects of Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts. They also chat about the importance of Apple Park.
Microsoft’s surprisingly useful iPhone one-hand keyboard Word Flow has been discontinued and is being calling a completed experiment.
Nasdaq is blaming Bloomberg and other market-tracking sites for publishing test data that reset the prices of several tech stocks.
With nearly a quarter of Windows users intending to switch in the next 6 to 24 months, less than 2 percent of Mac users plan to jump to Windows during the same period.
For those who thought that all Skype needed was an infusion of Snapchat. Oh, no, dear god, no…
New features include the ability to schedule email delivery, request read receipts, and easily create calendar events from email messages.
WSJ Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler did a video review of Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop, the one with the cloth. I’ve been wandering about that cloth, and was very curious what he might say. The short version is that he compares it to Apple’s years-old MacBook Air, is able to clean the above-mentioned cloth, but expresses doubt about what it will be like after a couple of year. He also questions why Microsoft bothered to make it, which is a question I’ve also had. The title gives you a good indication of where he’s at on the device: “Surface Laptop Review: The Good, Bad and Filthy.”
The internet has turned into the Wild, Wild West. People are exposed to threats daily, but help is often far away in time and space. But, like the old American Wild, Wild West times and technology change. It’s high time our leading tech companies like Apple and Microsoft put artificial intelligence to work truly protecting us. That’s the noblest cause for advanced technology right now.
Microsoft is a changed company under CEO Satya Nadella. We’re not the first ones to notice. This change has manifested itself in several ways, most notably the willingness to provide solutions on whatever platform the customer wants to work with. More exciting, however, is how people interact with their computers. This week, John points us an article that reveals Microsoft’s important new thinking about the human-machine interface.
The conceit of AI agents like Alexa, Cortana, Google Home and Siri is that they are to be always listening, invited to be treated as trusted family members. Or the loyal computer of our family’s starship. John Martellaro doesn’t like these analogies at all.
A piece at Seeking Alpha argues that Tim Cook needs to be replaced as CEO of Apple because he’s “identical to Steve Ballmer.” Bryan Chaffin was specifically asked what he thought, so here’s the short version: it’s balderdash—Tim Cook is no Steve Ballmer.