The entry-level Surface 2 is now $349, making it cheaper than Apple's iPad mini.
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While I still keep up with Windows, and use it in a limited fashion in my work life, I have switched over to OS X as my primary workhorse platform. Will Windows 9 tempt me back to the Microsoft fold?
Apple's investigations have concluded that "a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently."
According to sources, display production was hit after the backlight used to illuminate the display had to be revised, halting production for part of June and July.
It appears that Microsoft's online app store is suffering from a serious infestation of scam and fake apps turning up with discomforting regularity in popular searches.
Following a precipitous decline of 20 percent last year, year-over-year growth for the top five notebook PC brands collectively reached 16 percent in Q2 2014. But tablet PC shipments are still in freefall.
It seems that a corporate PC upgrade cycle may be underway, and while uncertainties remain about how big of an upgrade cycle this will be and how long it will last, it's interesting to take a look at what's driving it.
Apple already sells iPhones as fast as it can make them almost, so Apple only needs to make a better iPhone, not one that's revolutionarily better. But that "better iPhone" will be the fruits of engineers at Apple carefully balancing out a number of variables.
According to Google, the goal of Project Tango is to "give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion," and the new tablet brings this goal a little closer.
While there's no doubt that a TV or watch from Apple would be interesting and disruptive – and I'm in no way ruling out such devices in the future – the health related additions to iOS will be far more beneficial to Apple in the short to medium term.