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How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

Apple Posts New iPhone TV Ad 'Music Every Day'

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Apple started running a new iPhone ad this evening called 'Music Every Day', the second in a series that launched last month with a spot entitled 'Photos Every Day'. Both ads in the campaign focus on people actually using the phone, rather than just the phone itself. Every day, more...
Apple Posts New iPhone TV Ad 'Music Every Day'

Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

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In each issue of Distro, Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There are times when you need to stay strong, ignore the criticism and do what you know is right. Then, there are some times when the masses are right and listening is the smart...
Editor's Letter: Windows 8 gets its start back

How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?

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Now that both Sony and Microsoft have had big coming out events for the next-gen consoles, the public finally has a real understanding of what we'll be holding for the next few years. Neither controller is extraordinarily different from the current generation, but they both have refined and tweaked core...
How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?
Microsoft defends the look of the Xbox One

Flash analysis: Xbox One

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On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft raised the curtain on its first new gaming console in nearly seven years: the Xbox One. In order to better understand how the Xbox One is being received by the larger tech community, we surveyed GigaOM’s own readership on the new offering. So which new...
Flash analysis: Xbox One

Developers clamor for unified dev tools for Microsoft's 3 OSs

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Merging the Windows Phone OS with the Windows and Windows RT OSs could give Microsoft a boost in attracting more developers and, ultimately, improving its market share for smartphones and tablets....
Developers clamor for unified dev tools for Microsoft's 3 OSs
Microsoft helps launch interactive Everest site mapping climate change and 60 years of climbs
Windows 8.1 to include native Miracast wireless display support and internet sharing

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

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In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.    ...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

LG may bring Google TVs to Korea, China soon; seeing 'good returns' in the US

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While Eric Schmidt's proclamation that "most" new TVs would have Google TV embedded last year didn't come true, LG stated today that it's bringing the platform to more regions soon. The Korea Times reports an unnamed company executive at the KCTA Digital Cable Show stated the platform is yielding...
LG may bring Google TVs to Korea, China soon; seeing 'good returns' in the US

US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has turned down a request for a ban on Microsoft's Xbox after finding that the gaming device did not infringe a patent owned by Google's Motorola Mobility unit.The ITC's ruling Thursday has essentially confirmed an initial ruling by administrative law judge David P. Shaw...
US ITC refuses to ban Microsoft's Xbox at Google's request

Citrix links cloud-based storage to SharePoint and Azure

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Citrix Systems is making its cloud-based storage service ShareFile more Microsoft-friendly with SharePoint integration and the ability to store data on Azure. Services for storing and sharing content in the cloud started in the consumer sector, but more enterprises are now adopting rather than blocking them. Citrix saw this...
Citrix links cloud-based storage to SharePoint and Azure

A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

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For the first time, a majority of American adults are now smartphone owners, according to a study released Wednesday. The Pew Center for Internet and American Life found that 56 percent of all American adults now use mobile phones that run an operating system such as Apple's iOS, Google's Android...
A majority of all American adults own a smartphone, poll says

Acer announces $400 Haswell-powered AIO machine - running Android

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It might look a little like Windows 8, but that’s Android The blurring of the line between PCs and tablets looks set to be accelerated after Acer announced an All-In-One (AIO) PC powered by a  3GHz Core i5 Haswell processor, but running Android instead of Windows. Choosing Android over Windows...
Acer announces $400 Haswell-powered AIO machine - running Android

Microsoft defends pre-owned rules

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After a gamer backlash, Microsoft seeks to clarify its policy for pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console....
Microsoft defends pre-owned rules

Microsoft details Windows 8.1 updates, confirms Start button returns

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Microsoft has revealed more details about its free Windows 8.1 update that it will release later this year. The company has confirmed yesterday's rumors about the return of the Start Button, as well as revealing more about the incremental changes that will form part of the free software pack, previously...
Microsoft details Windows 8.1 updates, confirms Start button returns
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music
Women Collaborating With Social Media More Than Men [Infographic]

Kiss and make up: Microsoft and Google partner for Windows Phone YouTube app

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Kiss and make up: Microsoft and Google partner for Windows Phone YouTube app

Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Windows Phone app for Windows desktop. Available as a preview since October, the app is now available as a stable release. Here’s what’s new: Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app,...
Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

Video: Microsoft bashes iPad's multitasking ability in latest commercial

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Video: Microsoft bashes iPad's multitasking ability in latest commercial

First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

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There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release....
First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

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The U.S. National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have access to servers at Google, Facebook and other major Internet services, collecting audio, video, e-mail and other content for surveillance, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.The surveillance is taking place under a classified program called PRISM, which was...
Report: NSA, FBI collecting content from Google, Facebook, other services

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

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Before Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo last summer, the company's most recent product boss was a guy named Blake Irving. Irving ran Yahoo product for a couple years. Before that, he was known for helping Microsoft establish itself on the Internet. Today, Irving is the CEO of domain registrar GoDaddy....
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

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Does DRM stop (or even slow down) piracy? This question's hardly hypothetical. It's been answered with a resounding "no" all over the internet. Of course, it's been argued that DRM was never about piracy prevention, but instead was a vehicle for content owners to control the technology in the...
VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

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Almost as an afterthought, Apple on Monday announced it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth....
Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans

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Upcoming integration points between Yammer and Microsoft products will include email interoperability, document collaboration and enterprise search, as Microsoft pursues its plan to make Yammer a common enterprise social collaboration layer across its business software....
Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans

Windows RT 8.1 devices with Snapdragon 800 processors to arrive later this year

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The flood of Snapdragon 800 hardware hasn't arrived just yet, but Qualcomm says it expects we'll see Windows RT 8.1 devices with their flagship silicon "later this year." There's still no word on which manufacturers will be using the San Diego-based firm's processors, but you can be sure the...
Windows RT 8.1 devices with Snapdragon 800 processors to arrive later this year

Low Latency No. 63: There can be only One

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Microsoft's new live TV strategy with Xbox One wants to ensure that it gets in between you and your cable box. [Read more]...
Low Latency No. 63: There can be only One
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