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One device to rule them all? Microsoft and Apple face off

Microsoft espouses a philosophy of one device for every task, while Apple champions different devices for different scenarios. John Moltz explores the gulf between the two approaches.

Microsoft updates Skype with HD for iPhone and iPad, adds mobile BI app

Microsoft upgrades its Skype app to add HD video, while offering mobile users a chance to tap into its "live data" business intelligence app for Excel.

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The Macalope Weekly: Spurious arguments

The Macalope's not saying that you can't criticize Apple. He's just saying you should make some darn sense when you do.

The Macalope: Apple doomapalooza

How to describe how doomed Apple is? The Macalope's having a hard time thinking of new ways.

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Put Office on the iPad for tablet success, analyst advises

It's apparent Microsoft doesn't have a hit in the Surface RT; what's stopping the company from finally releasing Office for the iPad and scoring some tablet success?

Smartwatches await their time

With Apple's iWatch and several competing smartwatches from major manufacturers in the works, some analysts question whether consumers will embrace such wearable technology.

on techhive.com

Microsoft strategy should take hint from Apple, analyst says

Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.

on pcworld.com

The Macalope Weekly: Loss of perspective

Apple's doomed yet again (still?), but things are always coming up roses for Microsoft in the minds of pundits. Even when they're not.

Remains of the Day: Jungle boogie

Malware gets nasty about your surfing habits, Apple may want its own answer to Kinect, and the sounds of endangered species are the new hot sounds to listen to on your iPod.

Microsoft fills Office Mobile hole with iOS Outlook app

Microsoft has launched a version of its Outlook Web App for the Apple iPad and iPhone that is actually a native app, complementing the app suite it released last month as Office Mobile.