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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s new book is more business text than memoir

 Any sitting CEO’s book about his own company is likely to be a bit of a disappointment. It’s no surprise then that Satya Nadella’s Hit Refresh, which officially launched at Microsoft’s Ignite conference today and which is now available from your favorite purveyors of physical and digital books, isn’t the most satisfying read. Read More

Apple drops Bing for Google on Siri and macOS searches

Apple has ditched Bing in favor of Google for results when searching the internet with Siri on iOS or Spotlight on macOS. It will finish rolling out this afternoon, according to TechCrunch, a switchover that was likely timed to sync with today’s rele…

Apple switches default from Bing to Google for Siri web search on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri…

Facebook plans to spend as much as Apple, up to $1 billion, on original shows in 2018

Facebook Inc. is loosening its purse strings in its drive to become a major hub for video…

Enterprise use of Apple Macs primed to expand ‘exponentially’

MobileIron today introduced the latest edition of its MDM solution for enterprise IT…

Microsoft’s Windows is doomed

The new Microsoft is nearly unrecognizable. Years ago, when Windows was dominant and the smartphone…

Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on Apple’s macOS High Sierra

Microsoft shortchanges Office for Mac users…

Young people are leaving Facebook

This marks the first time eMarketer has ever predicted a decline in Facebook usage for any age group…

Microsoft’s defective Surface scandal intensifies

A leaked memo from Microsoft lists unusually high return rates for the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4…

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals failure-prone Surface Book suffers from high return rates

The Surface Book has suffered from consistently higher return rates than any other…

Consumer Reports: Apple makes the most reliable devices; steer clear of Microsoft’s unreliable Surface products

The breakage rate for Microsoft Corp’s Surface devices is significantly worse than for other manufacturers…

Consumer Reports: Don’t buy Microsoft Surface products

Consumer Reports has pulled its recommendation of Microsoft’s Surface line of laptops and 2-in-1s…

Since the iPhone launched, Apple has made more than Microsoft and Alphabet combined

iPhones are a great business…

Microsoft accidentally reveals its own iPad Touch Cover

Microsoft appears to be working on an iPad Touch Cover…

New U.S. government data on H-1B visas prove that IT outsourcers hire a lot but pay very little

A small number of IT outsourcing companies get a disproportionately high number of H-1B visas and pay below-average wages to their workers…

Microsoft’s Windows Phone failure was easily preventable, but the company’s culture made it unavoidable

How could Microsoft’s Windows Phone licensing business model stand a chance against Google’s Free and Open Android?

iCloud changes put Apple on collision course with overreaching governments

Apple has consistently argued against laws that would require tech companies to build so-called ‘back doors’ into their software…

Apple flies in top executives to lobby Australia’s Turnbull government on encryption laws

Apple’s top privacy executives have flown out to Australia twice in the past month…

Apple meeting with Australian government to discuss proposed encryption ‘back doors’

Attorney-General George Brandis will meet with global tech-giant Apple this week…

Commitment to user privacy complicates Apple’s push into artificial intelligence

To build and run machine learning services you need computing power and data, and the more you have of each the more powerful your software can be…

Beleaguered Microsoft announces yet another major reorg; axes up to 3,000 employees

Microsoft announced a major reorganization on Wednesday that will include thousands of layoffs…

Beleaguered Microsoft to ax ‘thousands’ more employees

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide..

Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Windows users intend to switch to a Mac within next 6 months

Nearly all (98% or more) current Mac owners intend to stay with Macs as their next computer…

Reviewers hate Microsoft’s ‘Windows 10 S’

Microsoft debuted its first true laptop last week that can only run a subset of that software that any Mac can run…

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