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Apple issues day-one EFI update for new iMacs to address Boot Camp issue

No sooner had Apple announced the 2013 iMacs than they also issued a day-one EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) update for the speedy new all-in-ones. The update is targeted at an issue that sometimes occurs when installing a Boot Camp partition with Windows 7 or Windows 8. The issue appears...

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Apple Stores to push Macs for business, via Parallels Desktop and Windows 8

It's always been difficult for Apple to sell the Mac as a business machine, especially in the enterprise where Windows is king. Now 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple Stores will soon be equipped with a 27" iMac running Parallels Desktop and Windows 8, just to demonstrate to business buyers that...

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New Microsoft ad takes another swing at the iPad

Microsoft today unveiled a new commercial which, yet again, takes some shots against Apple's iPad. In the advertisement below, a Windows 8 device is shown against Apple's iPad which is depicted as a stunted device to the extent that it's not capable of full multitasking. Something tells me...

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Gauging the scale of the post-PC opportunity: "Mobile Is Eating The World"

Speaking at All Things D in 2010, Steve Jobs famously predicted that "PCs are going to be like trucks": specialised devices that only appeal to people with particular demands of their computing experience while ordinary people would come to prefer smartphones and tablets for all their computing...

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Bill Gates: iPad users are frustrated because they "can't type, can't create documents"

A long-time champion of tablet computing, one has to wonder how former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates feels given that Apple seemingly swooped in out of nowhere and quickly claimed the tablet market as its own in 2010. Indeed, the latest data from IDC indicates that the iPad amassed a 39.6 percent market...

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MacBook Pro with Retina display tops Windows 8 laptops, Chromebook in battery test

Mac users who need power, portability and battery longevity can rest easy knowing the latest MacBook Pro outlasts the latest Windows 8 laptops and at least one Chromebook model in battery tests. UK consumer reports magazine Which? tested the battery life of 18 Windows 8 laptops against the...

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Where's my convertible Mac?

Here at TUAW, we just received our 5 billionth review request for a new iPad keyboard system. More and more, makeshift solutions attempting to turn iPads into laptops is a "been there done that" for me. Is it "too Microsoft" to ask Apple to come out with a proper convertible notebook/tablet, a...

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Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky: Windows 8 PCs are better value than Apple

AllThingsD's Ina Fried was on hand for Microsoft's full day of Windows 8 fun yesterday, and she reports that Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky enjoyed pointing out how the new Windows 8 PCs deliver better value than Apple's products. Sinofsky said that there are "full-featured Windows 8 laptops...

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VMware announces Fusion 5 with support for Windows 8

Mac users that run Windows on their machines will be happy to know that VMware just updated its Fusion software to support Windows 8. The new Fusion 5 is also optimized for OS X Mountain Lion, so you can run the best of both desktop platforms when Windows 8 debuts later this year. The latest...

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IDC: Apple extends lead in tablet market

In a bit of news that should surprise almost nobody, IDC & Macworld reported on Thursday that Apple has increased its market share of units shipped in the tablet market to almost 70 percent worldwide. By the numbers, Apple shipped a total of 17 million iPads in the April to June quarter of...

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Parallels Desktop 7 updated so you can test Windows 8

Users of Parallels Desktop 7 are used to using a variety of operating systems on their Macs: Windows 7, Google Chrome OS, Fedora and Ubuntu Linux, and even other instances of OS X Lion. An update that was released today by Parallels now adds support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview and OS X Mountain...

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Windows 8 tablet versus the iPad, side by side comparison

Yesterday, Microsoft held a press event at Mobile World Congress which showcased Windows 8. It's Microsoft's next generation operating system that'll run on both desktop machines and tablets. If you want to see what Microsoft is using to compete with OS X and the iPad, then you should check out...

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The computer market with, without the iPad

It's the question analysts have been asking since the launch of the iPad - is the iPad a PC? Some analysts believe that the iPad should be a new category of devices and its performance compared to similar offerings running Android. Others notice that PC sales are declining, iPad sales are...

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You're the Pundit: Windows 8

Other sites have rumors and speculation. We have the TUAW braintrust. We put the question to you and let you have your go at it. Today's topic is Windows 8. Will Microsoft's newest operating system prove a threat to Apple's OS X or iOS? The touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system has been...

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MS exec says tablet computing may not be 'persistent'

Microsoft's view of computing in the post-pc era is quite different than Apple's. Apple anticipates the tablet will temporarily fill the void between the smartphone and the computer. Eventually, it will replace the computer for many users. Microsoft, on the other hand, questions the longevity...

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