Browsing: Microsoft

Justin Spratt
Gadgets and erotica in Barcelona

The official party for the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona was at Montjuic Palace, hosted by British comedian Stephen Fry. His opening line was that the cellular industry confab was like a sex party for him because he was such a lover of gadgets. He admitted to owning 17 phones, 14 of which he actually bought himself

Matthew French
Throwing out the Windows desktop

For people who don’t use Windows, the day that Microsoft’s grip on the desktop is broken can’t come soon enough. The reason is simple: the technical divide created by the dominance of one operating system means that people who choose to use something different face constant discrimination

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 98

Gartner analyst Will Hahn returns to the show this week, joining Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod and Simon Dingle for a chat about Telkom’s recent Sat-3 troubles, interconnection, mobile data, Microsoft vs Google vs Apple and much more

Podcasts
ZA Tech Show: Episode 97

Steven Ambrose of World Wide Worx Strategy makes his first appearance on the ZA Tech Show this week, joining Brett Haggard, Duncan McLeod and Simon Dingle to discuss the launch of the Apple iPad (and a few other things)

Best of the Web
Windows 7 sales propel Microsoft earnings higher

Microsoft’s quarterly net income has jumped 60%, thanks mainly to strong sales of Windows 7, its latest desktop operating system release. Cost cutting also helped boost the profit number after sales rose 14%. The performance narrowly beat analysts expectations of a 59% improvement

Duncan McLeod
Hanging up on Windows Mobile

Microsoft risks ceding the smartphone market. Its apparent decision to delay the release of Windows Mobile 7 could be the final nail in the coffin of its mobile ambitions. Given that computing is going mobile, that’s a big problem for the software maker

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Apple beats the street on higher Mac sales

omputer maker Apple has beaten analysts’ estimates thanks to record sales of Macintosh computers, sending the share nearly 3% higher in after-hours trading on Monday. The company, which is expected to unveil a tablet computing device at a press conference in San Francisco on Wednesday

Duncan McLeod
An endangered fox

For a number of years now, Mozilla’s Firefox has been a popular and growing alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It’s estimated that the open-source browser is used by a quarter of all Web users. But its star could be fading.

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