Competition has finally had its inevitable impact on even the mightiest of consumer electronics companies: Apple, suddenly, is competing on price. Just like a normal company.
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While Apple is widely expected to issue significant updates to its iPad Pro family, the firm today surprised with far subtler updates to the normal iPad and the iPhone.
Apple today shipped iOS 10.1, a minor update to its flagship mobile OS. Key among the new features is Portrait mode for the Camera app on iPhone 7 Plus.
While Google's excellent Nexus 6P and Android 7.0 Nougat have tempted me, I've stuck with the iPhone, and have likewise been testing the new iOS 10 for the past few months. Here are the features that I think put it over the top.
Did you hear about yesterday's big Apple news? No, I don't mean the iPhone 7 or the new Apple Watch: Those were telegraphed months in advance. The big news. I'm referring instead to the iPad, which Apple also updated yesterday. Just not in the ways you'd expect.
For the past several years, I've had an uneasy relationship with tablets, and I think I've finally figured out why: Tablets are an imperfect solution to a problem that few people actually have. And I don't know why we keep trying to pretend otherwise.
Microsoft has announced a limited new Visio on iPad Insider Program that will help bring Microsoft's diagramming solution to Apple's tablets. But you need to act fast if you want to join.
Microsoft has released a new commercial that pits the iPad Pro vs the Surface Pro 4; the company uses Siri and Cortana to show the shortcomings of the Apple device.
An unknown source makes a wild claim: Microsoft's Surface outsold Apple's iPad in October. Well, when you look at online sales anyway. And just in the U.S.
Here's a quick peek at what's happening today around the web: Cortana on Xbox One, Xbox One Fallout bundle, Skype for iOS and Office Delve updates, and more.
Microsoft announced coming new Office updates for the iPad Pro, iOS 9, and WatchOS 2, expanding on the information it provided yesterday at the Apple event.
Microsoft has issued major new versions of Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad, adding UI, navigation, and search improvements on each platform.
If you're familiar with streaming music services like Spotify, Apple Music will seem very familiar. But it will be a compelling choice for Apple fans.
Today, Microsoft is releasing Sway for iPad and an updated Sway on iPhone. But a version for Windows 10 is coming this summer too, Microsoft says.
At its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this morning, Apple announced updates to all three of its major mobile platforms: Mac OS X, iOS and watchOS.