24 October 2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Microsoft is "confused"

Tim Cook summarizes all the problems of Microsoft in one word: confused. Tablets or PCs? What is Microsoft trying to force its users to use? --

"They are confused. They chased after netbooks. Now they are trying to make PCs into tablets and tablets into PCs. Who knows what they will do next? I can't answer that question, but what I can tell you is we have a very clear direction and a very ambitious goal. We still believe people are in this category [desktop and notebook computers] and we are not slowing down on our innovation. We have been hard at work on the Mac and we have exciting new ..." --Apple CEO Tim Cook (Oct 22, 2013) (source: Bloomberg)

Apple unveils iPad Air, new Macs for holidays
Reuters
Apple said upgrades to its Mac operating system and iWork software suite, which compete with Microsoft Corp's Excel, Word and other applications, will now be offered for all MacBooks and Mac computers. ... The market is awash in inexpensive tablets ...

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Apple's new Mac Pro revolutionizes the desktop workstation
ZDNet
Apple took time out of its WWDC 2013 keynote speech to give the developers a sneak peek at its revamped Mac Pro workstation. Today, during its October event ...

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CNET
Apple showed off revamped versions of its iLife and iWork apps Tuesdayat its ... which challenge's Google's cloud-based and web-based GoogleDrive, which ... Keynote, Apple's answer to Microsoft's PowerPoint, gets new transitions with ...

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Apple gives away OS X Mavericks
Computerworld
And while Microsoft does charge for Windows upgrades, those from Windows 7, say, to Windows 8, it not only mimicked Apple's faster release tempo this year, ...

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Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems
Wired
The desktop operating system is dead as a major profit center, and Apple just ... Like Microsoft, Google supplies operating systems to outside hardware makers, ...

MarketWatch

Apple - Pages for Mac
And even work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Word. ... Apple‑designed templates help make your documents look professional from the start.
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Apple - Press Info - Apple Announces iPad Air—Dramatically ...
SAN FRANCISCO—October 22, 2013—Apple® today announced iPad Air™, the latest generation of its category defining device, featuring a stunning 9.7-inch ...
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Apple updates iOS 7 to squash some bugs
USA TODAY
Apple's iOS 7, launched Sept. 18, may be its most troubled mobile operating system update. The new OS has been swiftly installed on more than two-thirds of ...

NDTV

Why Apple Wants Its Software to Be Free
Businessweek
Compare that with Microsoft (MSFT), which charges $120 for the base version of ... Your browser is free, so is Gmail/Yahoo Mail/etc. andGoogle Maps (GOOG) ...

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Amazon lifts free-shipping threshold
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com raised the threshold on what orders qualify for free shipping in the U.S., the first time the e-commerce giant has made such a ...

Boston Globe

Amazon to build huge distribution center in Southeast Baltimore
Baltimore Sun
Amazon.com is opening a distribution center in Baltimore which is expected to bring over a thousand jobs. (WJZ Video). By Carrie Wells and Luke Broadwater, ...

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USA TODAY
The "it" in question is Glass, Google's wearable computer that last summer .... less than a minute by live respondents working through Amazon Mechanical Turk....

Google has nothing to fear from new EU data law
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google, Facebook and other U.S. technology companies have been given a wake-up call with moves by Europe to impose stricter rules ...

AFP

WSJ: Microsoft prototyping Google Glass-like device - Engadget
Jamie Rigg
... Wireless Acer Amazon AMD Apple ASUS AT&T Blackberry Canon Dell Facebook Google ...WSJ: Microsoft prototyping Google Glass-like device ... is currently playing with prototypes of "web-connected eyewear similar to Google Glass. ... declares 'Announce a Tablet Day,' rubs elbows with Apple while teasing Samsung ...
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Casey Chan
iWork. Apple announced a ton of stuff during its iPad event. ... There was also mention of Apple creating a hybrid keyboard case a la Microsoft Surface. ... Then go look at the price of a 2013 Nexus 7 ($230) or Amazon Kindle HDX (also $230).
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Apple New iPad Air - Business Insider
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Meet Apple's newest tablet. ... If You Want To Work For Amazon, You'd Better Be Able To Answer These. ..... You are logged in with Google. Social: Your Activity| ...
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3 Ways Apple Could Win Over Millennials Forever | Breakout ...
From the blog Breakout: Apple (AAPL) sure had “a lot to cover” in its latest product event at Yerba Buena Center ... “I don't want to buy another PC from Microsoft.
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Google Checkout To Shut Down On November 20 | WebProNews
Zach Walton
Back in November 2011, Google announced that it was retiring Google Checkout in favor of GoogleWallet. After that announcement, Google Checkout remained operational for another year and a half until Google announced .... Amazon Ups Free Shipping Threshold to $35 ... Apple's Gold iPhone 5s Ad Is Heavy on the…
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Amazon raises free shipping minimum to $35 - Oct. 22, 2013
For over a decade, Amazon offered free shipping to U.S. addresses for orders that totaled a minimum of $25. NEW YORK (CNNMoney). Amazon has raised its free shipping minimum order to $35. .... Apple's new iPads in 90 seconds.
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Amazon increases free shipping minimum to $35 | The Verge
Amazon has offered free shipping to US customers for over a decade now on all eligible orders above $25, but that's changing today ... From iPad Air to Mac Pro: all the news from Apple's fall 2013 event ... Microsoft hides desktop mode on new RT tablets, drops 'RT'. .... Google Voice cannot receive SMS for iCloud keychain.
www.theverge.com/.../amazon-free-super-saver-shipping-mini...

Apple OS X Mavericks Launching Today for Free - IGN
Macbook, iMac, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro owners will be able to get their hands on OS X Mavericks soon.
www.ign.com/.../apple-os-x-mavericks-launching-today-for-fr...

Apple's fall 2013 event in under five minutes | The Verge
This is everything that matters from Apple's fall 2013 event, in Apple's own words — indeed, there was a lot to cover ... Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stock 1020 ...
www.theverge.com/2013/10/22/.../apples-fall-2013-event-reca...

Apple's fall event: iPad Air, Retina iPad mini, OS X Mavericks, and ...
Catch up with all the news from Apple's fall 2013 event on October 22nd, where the ... Microsoftreportedly testing its own Google Glass-like. ..... cost that could help Apple combat aggressive pricing from competitors like Google and Amazon.
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Microsoft downplays 'RT' and hides the desktop on its Surface tablets | PCWorld: " . . . downplaying and perhaps one day removing the desktop from RT tablets is the right decision. Now, if only we could get Microsoft to dump the Windows 8.1 Start screen from non-touchscreen PCs …"

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