Sure the Surface looks nice, but price and availability are still unknown and iOS and the App Store have a two-plus year head start on Microsoft.
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Microsoft discontinued support for Visual Basic for Applications (aka VBA) in Office for Mac 2008 -- but I've confirmed that VBA will make its triumphant return to Excel 2011 for Mac.
Apple's iWork '09 productivity suite ($79) enjoyed an upgrade to version 9.0.
When Fudzilla posted a story under the linkbait headline yesterday that read Apple founder praises Microsoft I have to admit that I got sucked in. I was immediately skeptical, but really, who could resist a headline like that?
I finally watched the new MS commercial "Laptop Hunters - Lauren" TV commercial, the tagline: "On a strict $1000 budget, Lauren hunts around town for a big screen laptop."While mostly true (the only only 17-inch Apple notebooks cost $2,000-$2,800) the ads don't take into consideration the Windows notebook's Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
That sound you heard over the weekend was hell freezing over.On Saturday Microsoft's Live Labs released an application of the iPhone called Seadragon (iTunes, free) that allows you to view (and zoom in on) Gigapixel images.
In their mandatory 10-Q filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for 2008 Microsoft acknowledges Apple's success, but without mentioning them by name.A competing vertically-integrated model, in which a single firm controls both the software and hardware elements of a product, has been successful with certain consumer products such as personal computers, mobile phones and digital music players.
Microsoft just pushed out a 153.3MB update for Office 2008 for Mac that's labeled "critical.
Before you go buy that Microsoft Zune on eBay, listen up. User bastix0815 at ZuneARama thinks that he may have purchased a counterfeit Zune on the popular online auction site.
On PowerPage Podcast Episode 71 I discussed the sluggish behavior of MacBook Air and slowdowns in Microsoft Excel:mac 2008.A colleague (Joe Gudac) doesn't think that the problem is related to the MacBook Air.