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Windows 8 usage on the up, Windows XP share dropping
The latest monthly NetMarketShare reports contain a few eyebrow-raising numbers. Windows 8 is up sharply, XP usage has plummeted, and Google's Chrome browser seems to be falling out of favor, reports ZDNet's Ed Bott. There is a hovering asterisk to account for a key methodology change, however.
More details, analysis on the Microsoft-Nokia deal
With the Nokia deal, Microsoft just got another ARM tablet and a new phablet to add to its hardware arsenal. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley explores how will these fit with the coming refreshed Microsoft Surface devices, and more analysis from the ZDNet global staff.
Apple (finally) ready to talk iPhone
Apple is finally ready to talk after dishing out invites to an event this coming Tuesday. Ahead of the media gathering, ZDNet collated everything we know about the next-generation iPhone 5S, the rumored emerging market iPhone 5C, and the redesigned iOS 7.
Read more: Apple sends invites for September 10 event
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