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October 7, 2013
by sjvn01
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Apple iOS gains on Google Android in mobile OS race

comScore‘s latest quarterly surveys for the U.S. mobile phone wars are out for the summer months. While Google’s Android operating system still leads the pack with 51.6 percent of the platform market share, Apple moved up to 40.7 percent, even … Continue reading

August 14, 2013
by sjvn01
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Run Windows apps on both OS X & Linux with CrossOver 12.5

Most Mac and Linux users think anything Windows can do their operating systems can do better. Often, they’re right, but then there comes that day when they really need to run that one special Windows application and then they’re stuck. … Continue reading

July 19, 2013
by sjvn01
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Can any tablet OS challenge Android and iOS?

Based on Microsoft’s latest earnings report, its Surface RT is a flop. This, in turn, means that Windows RT has failed. But, there are many other would-be tablet operating system challengers to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Seriously, though, do … Continue reading

June 27, 2013
by sjvn01
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Microsoft’s mobile strategy: Where Android, iOS and Windows 8.1 fit in

This is not your dad’s Microsoft. In the last few months Microsoft has been refocusing on Web services and devices instead of its mobile operating systems, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 (WP8). Neither OS have been cutting the mustard in the market. … Continue reading

June 2, 2013
by sjvn01
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Windows 8 continues to fail

The real take-away from Net Applications’ May 2013 release of NetMarketShare monthly operating system statistics is that, as PC sales continue to collapse, Microsoft’s Windows 8 could be a factor behind the plunge. While Microsoft apologists focus on Windows continuing to … Continue reading