It's the end of an insanely profitable era as Microsoft moves into a mobile-tinged future.
All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.
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 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.
The Macalope's not saying that you can't criticize Apple. He's just saying you should make some darn sense when you do.
How to describe how doomed Apple is? The Macalope's having a hard time thinking of new ways.
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?
Microsoft must be ready to accept, as has Apple, that it's better to cannibalize its own sales than to let competitors do it.
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.