27 October 2013

David Pogue Reviews Windows 8.1, Lipstick on a Pig video

David Pogue's Windows 8.1 Hands-on Review - New York Times video: New York Times' David Pogue reviews Windows 8.1 (video above), and calls it "lipstick on a pig." Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/GSfpge

Ballmer's successor must tackle Microsoft's Google problem
The news about Apple's challenge to Microsoft's Office only highlighted this, because in targeting that enormously successful bundle (which includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook), Apple is only following Google's lead — and Google hasn't had ...

LinkedIn's mobile Intro tool called a lure for phishing hacks
Some people think a lot can go wrong if you have your email pass through LinkedIn's servers with the company's new Intro technology. Earlier this week, the company released LinkedIn Intro, a plug-in for the iPhone's native email app that attaches people's ...

Apple cuts MacBook Pro prices up to 13%
On Tuesday, Cook reaffirmed Apple's stake in the personal computer market, perhaps responding to talk over the last several weeks that Apple might -- and in some analysts' minds, should -- mimic Microsoft and force the iPad into 2-in-1 duty as a light ...

Apple's new Mavericks OS X: Top 10 features to check out [Photos]
Los Angeles Times
Even though Apple's new Mavericks OS X -- the latest version of its operating system for Macbook laptops and Mac desktop computes -- is seen as an evolutionary upgrade, there are a few cool new features you'll want to try. In total, Apple packed ...

Amazon's Publishing Chief Announces Plans to Step Down

Book industry veteran Larry Kirshbaum, the chief of Amazon.com's (AMZN) high-profile New York City publishing division, announced today that he's leaving the ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Amazon Web Services Revenue: New Details
Amazon reports higher-than-expected revenues in third quarter. ...Amazon Web Services' revenues are on track to hit the $1 billion mark in the fourth quarter.


Apple leads gains, but losses still stand out
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tech stocks generally advanced Thursday, with kingpin Apple Inc. on the rise after a buyback proposal from investor Carl Icahn, but several notable losses came after earnings or forecasts from the likes of Fusion-io Inc ...

Apple's iPad Event: What We Wanted vs. What We Got
PC Magazine
Apple held its second major fall press event on Tuesday, and as expected, it included the launch of its next-generation iPad tablets, as well as a few other upgrades to its Mac and OS X lineups. Prior to big reveal, we polled the PCMag staff to see ...

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