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Apple's tablet lead shrinks as Android gains momentum

Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Apple’s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.

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Microsoft disputes tests that suggest Windows 8.1 has a battery life problem

MacBooks continue to outlast PC laptops. But why?

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

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How the iPad Air stacks up against its competitors

In the battle of large tablets, Apple's featherweight floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee.

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Windows 8 users now outnumber Mac addicts

But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.

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Where’s My Water? 2 launches with new puzzles, more ducks, and hard challenges

Disney Interactive launched Where's My Water? 2 on Thursday, a follow-up to the popular original.

VMware releases Fusion 6 to support OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1

VMware has released the latest version of Fusion, its app for running Windows and other OSes on your Mac. Its chief focus: support the latest versions of OS X and Windows

Parallels Desktop 9 soups up cloud storage, improves Windows 8 support

The venerable virtualization software brings a host of new features, but it's only available as an upgrade for existing users until September 5.

Microsoft's next CEO: Let's handicap the candidates

With less than 12 months to decide on a replacement for Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, members of the company's executive committee will have their work cut out for them. Here are five possibilities to fill the CEO post.

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How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

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Christmas comes early for artists with new Wacom iPad stylus and tablet

Wacom on Tuesday surprised artists around the globe with a foray into the pressure-sensitive iPad stylus market along with its own mobile tablet solution based on the Cintiq line.

Microsoft turns Siri against Apple in hilarious new Windows 8 ad

Who knew a soulless digital assistant could be so hilariously inept?

Scenes from a Microsoft store opening

What drew the crowds to a Microsoft Store in San Francisco this week? Would you believe Blake Shelton tickets?

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Introducing Macworld's iCloud Starter Guide

Confused about iCloud? Need troubleshooting help? Macworld's editors have collected everything you need to know in our newest ebook.

Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

International CES kicks off Sunday in Las Vegas. Here's an early look at some tech trends and hot products to watch for during the massive trade show.

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