The touch strip above the keyboards on the MacBooks only serves to highlight a very strange aversion Apple has to a technology that it made popular on mobile devices: Multi-touch screens.
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The new Touch Bar was arguably the biggest news at yesterday's MacBook Pro announcements. And yes, Microsoft Office already supports this dynamic new interface.
Apple today announced a new generation of MacBook Pro laptops in both 13- and 15-inch form factors. But the firm didn't deliver a 13-inch MacBook as was also expected.
Microsoft announced today that Skype for Business for Mac is now generally available. The firm also announced updates to Skype for Business on Android and iOS.
Somewhat lost in all the excitement around Apple's other hardware and software updates this month is macOS Sierra, which begins shipping today as a free upgrade for all Macs introduced since late 2009.
While Mac users aren't exactly known for saving money, a recent price hike at Evernote has some users scrambling for a more affordable alternative. And now Microsoft is offering them a way out, courtesy of its OneNote Importer tool.
Today, Parallels announced the latest version of its leading virtualization solution, offering deeper integration with Windows 10. Now, you can purchase Windows 10 directly from the Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac setup wizard and schedule Windows Updates so they don't disrupt your Mac.
Windows isn't the only traditional Microsoft software that is being updated like a service: Its Office applications are as well, and this week the software giant highlighted the improvements its making to OneNote in July.
On Monday, Apple unveiled the next releases of each of its four major personal computing platforms---iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS---and unveiled a free app called Swift Playgrounds for the iPad.
It's a work in progress at the moment, but Microsoft is overhauling the email message editor in Outlook 2016 for Mac with support for picture formatting and rich formatting. The new functionality should arrive in mid-May, Microsoft says. And more updates are coming later as well.
While Windows is in no danger of losing its lock on the PC market, the Apple Mac is closing in on an important milestone: Macs now account for almost 10 percent of all PCs in use. Likewise, Windows has fallen below 90 percent usage share for the first time.
Businesses interested in field testing a preview version of Skype for Business for Mac can now do so: Microsoft announced today that the Public Preview is now starting and will expand over the coming weeks.
When Apple first released the new MacBook in 2015, it was all compromises, with underpowered Intel processors, terrible keyboard and trackpad, and only a single USB-C port. Today, Apple updated that MacBook. And it ships with underpowered Intel processors, terrible keyboard and trackpad, and only a single USB-C port.
A panicked blog post from an ex-VMWare employee claims that the teams at the company responsible for VMWare Workstation and Fusion have been laid off. Worse, those products could now simply disappear.
Responding to customer requests, Microsoft has added support for Mac OS X's Full Screen View and Split View features to Outlook 2016 for Mac. The firm says that the additions will help customers manage multiple email messages more easily.