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Apple granted 'iTime' patent

Apple has secured a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a device referred to as 'iTime', revealing some of the features that may be included in the company’s highly anticipated watch device.

July 22, 2014 by

Acer employee arrested in insider trading probe

Authorities identify 10 suspects, including Acer spokesperson Henry Wang, after conducting raids at 14 office locations to investigate allegations that shares were sold just before the Taiwanese PC maker was due to announce its third-quarter 2013 losses.

March 19, 2014 by

Apple sues China govt agency in Siri dispute

The legal action comes after China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) rejected Apple's request to invalidate a patent by a Shanghai-based company which it claimed was similar to its voice-driven technology Siri.

March 2, 2014 by

Where can you still find a PC running Windows 7?

If you want a PC running Windows 7, where do you look? Skip your local office superstore or big-box retailer and go where the business buyers go. In those channels, you'll find that Windows 7 never went away. In fact, it's not just alive, it's thriving.

January 21, 2014

Microsoft's attempts to clarify Office licensing policies fall short

Microsoft's new "no transfer" policy for Office 2013 has left some customers asking what happens if the original PC fails and needs replacement. A corporate blog post tries to "add clarity" to the issue, but what the company really needs to do is change the license terms themselves. UPDATED: Microsoft reverses policy, will allow transfers after all.

February 22, 2013

Why Ballmer doesn't want Office on the iPad

Microsoft is still tied to Windows and the PC industry, and putting the flagship Office suite on the iPad would give the competing platform additional traction.

January 30, 2013

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