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Earnings reports show Apple matters to the world, Microsoft doesn't

Yesterday's earnings reports from Microsoft and Apple showed a contrast in corporate strategies: Apple's aimed at consumers, Microsoft's targeted at businesses. Those reports and the press's reaction to them shows why right now Apple matters to the world, and Microsoft doesn't.

Apple results: Don't expect new products until Fall

Apple CEO Tim Cook continued to talk about "new product lines" the company "can't wait" to share, but these promises couldn't disguise relative flatness in the company's Q3 results.

15 more iOS 8 features we learned this week

New insights into what's inside Apple's looming iOS 8 release continue to emerge, alongside a bunch of new enhancements introduced within iOS 8 Beta 4, which reached developers last night.

6 ways Apple protects your privacy in iOS 8

Apple has put a lot of work into ensuring iOS 8 users are given much stronger controls over their privacy and security, giving its mobile OS something competitors cannot (or will not) match.

Why enterprise IT pros should fear Apple and IBM

Apple and IBM intend to bring Apple's legendary ease of use into the enterprise. This means those who currently work in enterprise IT will be expected to deliver complexity and power within applications users can understand. And if they don't do it, they'll be out of a job.

OS X Yosemite, iOS 8: Continuity -- what you need to know

Apple's promised Continuity feature will bind OS X Yosemite with iOS 8, enabling integration between Macs and mobile devices for compatible apps. So what is Continuity and what can you expect?

15+ reasons Apple is best for accessibility

Apple does more to ensure its solutions are accessible to a wide range of users than any other platform, in spite of any drivel suggesting otherwise.

IBM and Apple... Sitting in a tree... K. I. S. S. I. N. G.

Tim loves Ginni. Ginni loves Tim. (But no tongues.)

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) are climbing into bed together. Better serving big customers is the aim of the game. And you'll see why 2015 will be like 1984.

Good thing? Bad thing? In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree.

Apple's IBM alliance kills Google in the enterprise

The news (to my mind, at least) confirms just how far Apple has come in its battle for relevance against old foe, Microsoft. So, what might this mean for Android? Nothing good.

17 Siri tips for Apple's iOS 7

While you wait for Apple's iOS 8 Siri improvements it makes sense to make sure we're getting the best from what the voice assistant already offers through these short tips.

iOS: How to use iPhone, iPad earphones in 13 tips

There's 13 handy functions available from the earphones you get standard with iOS devices -- you can even speak to Siri. Not only this, but many third-party headsets offer the same functionality. It makes sense to know what you can do.

Major League Baseball gets ready for iWatch

Tim Cook's Apple plans its next moves. The latest evidence for this comes from Major League Baseball (MLB), which plans to deploy what will turn out to be iWatch-friendly iBeacon systems across new interactive baseball attractions.

OS X Yosemite makes the Mac sexy all over again

OS X Yosemite will make the Mac sexy all over again. It will be the most rapid OS migration yet seen on a PC, driving yet more Mac market share gains. We'll see more Mac software releases than ever before.... Welcome to the new Mac world.

Apple beats Samsung as Galaxy fades

The fate of the Apple-versus-Samsung fight will be sealed in China. That's interesting because Chinese Apple fans will even sell body parts to get an Apple product. Does Samsung have this? No. And iPhones are made in China. Samsung's Galaxy star is done.

Apple hires Swiss luxury precision for iWatch team

Apple wants to add the "Swiss made" label when it ships the first in its future family of wearable devices, iWatch, this year. That's unlikely to happen, but it suggests the company is aiming pretty high as it recruits yet more talent to its wearable tech dream team.