Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 15:08

Unless Macs don't count as "PCs" in your reckoning, Apple, not ASUS, was in the 5th spot.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:08

Forgot the link:

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 14:07

Here's everything in one figure. iPhone 10% unit share (or a little less), 40% revenue share, 60% profit share. I suppose we'll have this discussion endlessly, but it ain't just marketshare that...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 13:53

I use iTunes radio, but prefer Pandora. This acquisition, especially for the price, just doesn't make any sense to me.

As for headphones, the market is just -saturated- with choices. I don'...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 12:13

Well, Pandora has a free and paid services as well. Something like 72M users and 3M paying. So the fraction who pay is probably small for all the services.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:53

So far, I'd say no corners are being turned.

Here we have the stunning revelation that the Surface Pro without a keyboard is lighter the Macbook Air is with a keyboard.

That's weak...

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 11:21

In fact a good camera expert could probably help Apple a lot, and the way to do it is "folded optics" which allows an optical path longer than the physical thickness of the phone. Such a thing...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:35

Just a point of information: These data are about "PC" sales, but what's a PC in these numbers? iPad? It now runs Office, so shouldn't it be? Surface? Surface Pro?

This has all gotten quite...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 17:30

I gotta admit, Cortana looks a lot, uhm, "nicer" than Siri, except that we have no idea what Siri looks like. The question is, is Cortana smarter, as well?

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 21:04

Well, if Microsoft could save Apple back in 1997, perhaps it's only fair that Apple platforms now return Microsoft to relevance in the mobile world.

And, yes, the sales don't lie; there is...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:56

So, with the relative market share numbers of iOS and Android, where is the Android version? It could be that Microsoft just doesn't believe that Android owners will shell out the $99 yearly to...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 15:39

"The arrival of Microsoft Office for iPad is what changes this. Four years later."

Now that's a retroactive rewriting of history, confusing cause and effect. Office is now on iPad BECAUSE...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 14:26

I guess this settles the "iPad is only for media consumption" canard; you don't put this kind of development effort into a consumption device.

I'm trying to find out if I can use my...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 13:32

If you search the MS-DOS code carefully, you might even find some of the comments about "Seattle Computer Products", or Tim Paterson's initials, since Microsoft didn't even write much of this code...

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 14:31

By dropping updates for Snow Leopard Apple is no longer supporting 7 year old computers, which won't run Mavericks anyway.

The main point about Snow Leopard was that it was the last version...

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:34

Thanks for passing up a cheap shot at Apple. I'm sure you'll have plenty of other opportunities :).

Actually, using percentages instead of absolute numbers, Snow Leopard is still installed...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 16:20

All good, logical points. But the unsubsidized and expensive Macintosh is increasing market share while sales of PCs decline. Evidently other factors come into play.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 13:38

"Microsoft and its partners are shooting for big numbers (unit sales) but ultimately end up with little or nothing in the way of actual profits because the only big growth will be in a part of the...

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 22:59

Welcome to the party, Microsoft! iPads are being widely deployed in Enterprise environments because the users are demanding them and/or simply bringing their own devices to work. My observation is...

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 23:57

"Worried About Microsoft Reconsidering Office on iPad? Don't Be."

I'm not worried about it because I don't think they'll deliver a product that will be very relevant and it certainly won't...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 22:57

"the Windows of the future will no longer dominate personal computing as it did in the past"

Yes. In that context, this is sobering: iTunes makes essentially the same revenue as Windows OEM...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 16:50

"But Windows 8, like NT, is most notable in the ways that it points to the future. Twenty years ago, that was 32-bit computing. Today, it's multi-touch and cloud computing integration."


Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 16:32


Gods above, YES. Near the end Ballmer proclaimed "We're in the Window era. We are now, and we always will be."

Has any tech CEO ever, EVER, made a...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 15:37

"When I think enterprise meeting solutions, Google, ChromeOS and Google Hangouts are the three things that come into my mind first." LOL.

Actually, merely juxtaposing the words "enterprise...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 13:59

I always liked the VAIO more than any other PC laptop, and despite many new ultra book designs, the design heir to the VAIO is the Macbook Air. Makes a fine Windows 7 computer. The trouble with...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 13:38

That's a good point. I know several people at work (and their children in college) who've converted to Macs, always the Macbook Air it seems, because they loved the hardware and can run Windows in...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:19

"Heady success doesn't cut it anymore, apparently". Too right...

Juxtapose that with "in the fourth quarter, the iPhone was responsible for $32.5 billion in revenues, compared to $24.52...

Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:56

Good post, really takes me back. I had an original 128K Mac and did (with some friends to help me) the "Fatten Your Mac" procedure outlined in the January 1985 Dr. Dobbs journal to upgrade to 512K...

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 13:57

" thus Surface lost about $39 million in Q4"

Well, much better than the previous $900M write down, but a cumulative $1B loss on Surface is more than a rounding error.....even to Microsoft...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 13:57

They didn't do it, someone they hired did it without their knowledge. Sounds like a certain governor in NJ.

The problem is that Microsoft has history of these things. Running ads with "real...

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