Born Apple: Six famous Windows apps that debuted on the Mac

On May 3, 2013, in Industry News, by Benj Edwards

Windows remains the dominant desktop operating system in terms of market share, which makes for a commonly Windows-centric worldview. It’s especially entertaining, then, to study various software applications that originated outside of the Windo…

Microsoft: No more support for you, Office for Mac 2008

On April 5, 2013, in Industry News, by Macworld

Microsoft has reminded customers running Office for Mac 2008 that support for the suite ends next Tuesday.

“Support for Office for Mac 2008 will end April 9, 2013,” Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit (MacBU), the firm’s OS X development arm, …

First Round of Surface Pro Reviews Focus on "Compromised" Experience

On February 6, 2013, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

Poor Microsoft: When you announce a pro-level tablet and promise that it is all about “no compromises,” you should know that you’re just setting yourself up for failure when the first reviews arrive.MacRumors has compiled early reviews of Microsoft’s n…

Apple wins top score for App Store

On January 3, 2013, in Industry News, by Macworld

Apple’s App Store had the top score among mobile application storefronts ranked by ABI Research, but Microsoft’s Windows Store narrowly beat the field for its degree of innovation.

The rankings point to a central issue with application store…

The Macalope Daily: The long retail

On November 22, 2012, in Industry News, by Macworld

The Macalope’s so old that he remembers when it was Apple, not Microsoft, that had a retail problem.

By which he means he’s at least 15 years old.

But now the stinky-Reebok-under-a-pair-of-khaki-pants-and-a-red-polo-shirt-with-a-pin-on-it-tha…

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