You Will Now Be Able To Use Personal Electronics On Nearly All Phases Of Flight

FAA Asking For Passenger Input On Gadget Use During Flights

It has been known for quite some time that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was going to relax on its restrictions regarding the use of personal electronic devices such as iPhones and iPads during commercial flights, and today it looks like things will finally be moving forward. The FAA will now be allowing the use [...]

Microsoft Takes A Defensive Stab At Apple’s Recent Statements, But Ends Up Looking Desperate

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As soon as Apple CEO Tim Cook said on stage during the 2013 iPad keynote “Our competition is different. They’re confused. They chased netbooks, now they’re trying to make PCs into tablets and tablets into PCs. Who knows what they’ll do next? I can’t answer that question, but I can tell you that we’re focused.” [...]

Microsoft Wants To Offer You Money To Trade-In Your iPhone For A Windows Phone

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A couple of weeks ago we reported that Microsoft had started an iPad trade-in program where you could trade in your iPad for a gift card to the Microsoft Store to put towards a Surface RT or Surface Pro. This is of course part of the Redmond company’s #timetoswitch campaign which spans across television, online and [...]

Microsoft Announces New Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2 Tablets

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Yesterday, at an event in New York, Microsoft announced the successor to its Surface tablets, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. As you all know, the Surface was a tablet running on Windows RT and was intended to take on the Apple iPad. That didn’t go very well and Microsoft had to face a [...]

Windows Phone Pokes Fun At iPhone 5s And iPhone 5c In Seven New Ads, Now Removed

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Looks like Microsoft’s Windows Phone department is still not done with making fun of the iPhone 5s. If you remember, Windows Phone poked fun at the iPhone 5s via Twitter right after Apple’s announcement on September 10th. Now, they are back with seven videos that bash the iPhone 5s’ camera, gold color and the iPhone 5c [...]

Microsoft Starts An iPad Trade-In Program For A $200 Credit Towards Surface

Microsoft Surface Trade-In Program

In an attempt to further take away marketshare from Apple, Microsoft has started a new promotion where it will offer you a gift card if you trade in your iPad for a Surface RT or Surface Pro. It was stated on marketing material that Microsoft would be willing to give you a minimum $200 gift [...]

Microsoft Acquires Nokia For $7.2 Billion

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Microsoft has announced this morning that it will be acquiring Nokia’s Devices and Services unit for $7.2 billion. This move will give Microsoft ownership of Nokia’s entire smartphone lineup and of course give it complete control over both its hardware and software… meaning dreams of Android powered Nokia handsets are now dead. The Boards of [...]

Rovio Releases Two New Angry Birds Star Wars II Clips And Announces The Official Release Date

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Back in the middle of July we told you that Rovio would be releasing a sequel to Angry Birds StarWars that would include TELEPODS figures thanks to a partnership with Hasbro. Upon placing one of these figures on your iPhone or iPad’s camera it will scan the character into the game, allowing you to select new characters [...]

Microsoft Confirms That CEO Steve Ballmer Will Be Retiring In The Next 12 Months

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In a fairly unsurprising announcement Microsoft has stated that its current CEO Steve Ballmer will be retiring within the next 12 months. Ballmer will continue to serve as the chief executive officer until a viable successor can be found to aid in its transformation into a devices and services company. “There is never a perfect time [...]

Nokia’s New TV Ad For Lumia 1020 Bashes iPhone’s Camera And Users [VIDEO]

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Microsoft has released a new TV ad for the Nokia Lumia 1020, a Windows Phone with a 41-megapixel camera and 6x digital zoom. The new commercial shows a large audience at a play, using the iPhone, iPad and other smartphones to take photos. However, since most smartphone cameras can’t really zoom a lot, the pictures [...]