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Microsoft once again fails to understand that, when it comes to tablets, Windows isn't a feature - It's a liability

Microsoft once again fails to understand that, when it comes to tablets, Windows isn't a feature - It's a liability

Rene Ritchie 194

Microsoft has been fielding some new anti-iPad commercials that, on the surface (see what I did there?) seem to take a page out of Apple's old "I'm a Mac" ads of days long gone by, or even Motorola's "Droid Does" campaign of a few years back. They show an iPad side by side against a Windows 8 tablet, and then demonstrate several areas in which they, Microsoft, think the Windows 8 tablet...

Microsoft announces Surface Pro tablet pricing, makes us appreciate Tim Cook all over again

Microsoft announces Surface Pro tablet pricing, makes us appreciate Tim Cook all over again

Rene Ritchie 25

Microsoft has announced pricing and availability for their Surface Pro tablet/laptop hybrid -- tabtop? laplet? -- and it's going to hit on February 9 and start at $899. Unlike the rather disappointing Surface RT -- whatever that stands for? -- the Surface Pro runs full-on Windows 8 and includes an Intel Core i5 processor and the fans to go with it. Our own Daniel Rubino from Windows...

Wordament, the first Xbox Live game from Microsoft, hits - and misses on - the iPhone

Wordament, the first Xbox Live game from Microsoft, hits - and misses on - the iPhone

Rene Ritchie 64

Microsoft has just released Wordament, their first XBox Live game for the iPhone. Wordament is really well regarded on Windows Phone, but the iPhone version is... disappointing, especially coming from one of the biggest, best software developers in the world, and one that owns its own mobile and gaming platforms. It doesn't support the iPhone 5 screen size, it doesn't properly support...

Microsoft announces Xbox Music iTunes competitor, coming to PC, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices

Microsoft announces Xbox Music iTunes competitor, coming to PC, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices

chrisoldroyd 13

Microsoft has launched a new music service which it hopes will offer significant competition to Apple’s hugely successful iTunes service. The new Microsoft music offering will be called Xbox Music and will debut on its own Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices initially but will also be rolled out for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch a well as certain Android devices too; very soon...