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Support letdowns tarnish Apple's sterling quality

By building better products, Apple creates higher user expectations for addressing issues when they arise

10 things you need to know about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 sports some impressive capabilities. Here's the scoop on its software to its performance to its sound and camera

Blame the iPad for the crash in tablet sales

The iPad is not new any more, and tablets are so good that you don't need a new one -- but it doesn't mean PCs are back

The PC is dead? Then the Chromebook must be comatose

Microsoft haters close their eyes to any evidence that PC sales are still strong, which they are

Christmas in June: Apple fans draft wish lists for WWDC

Visions of iPhones, iWatches, Apple TVs, and iHomes are dancing in the heads of the Apple faithful as WWDC nears

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 now allows peer-to-peer Mac connections

The feature is available through OS X Mavericks and goes beyond Target Disk Mode; support for Windows coming

Windows 8 picks up an unlikely ally in Apple

Apple is dropping Windows 7 support in Boot Camp -- and Mac-based Windows users won't like the reasons why

Double standard: Why Apple can force upgrades but Microsoft can't

Ironically, Microsoft's compatibility commitment has boomeranged, making it easy for users to keep what they have

A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

Get real, IDC -- PC sales will plummet in 2014

IDC's current prediction of a 6 percent decline in PC shipments this year doesn't pass the smell test

IDC: PC sales won't stop dropping until 2018

Mobile devices and economic pressures will continue to eat away at PC sales, with desktops and notebooks alike affected

North Korea switched from Windows to OS X -- should you?

As the PC market wavers, the Mac may dominate it despite poor Microsoft apps

Rebounding Mac, strong iPad and iPhone highlight winning Apple quarter

Apple reported a $13.1 billion profit in Q1 as revenues from China soared 29 percent even before China Mobile's deal to sell iPhones kicked in

Video: An interview with Steve Jobs, rare and unedited

This lost footage from 1990 gives an hour-long uncut look into the mind of the late Apple co-founder

Video: As Macintosh hits the big 3-0, Apple CEO talks upcoming tech

Amid major milestone for Apple's first PC, CEO Tim Cook teases more domestic manufacturing and upcoming Sapphire glass

Mac flashback: Original InfoWorld review of the Macintosh II (6/8/1987)

This may not be a dream machine, but it's close. The Mac II should also open several new markets to the Macintosh world

Mac flashback: Original InfoWorld review of the Power Mac G5 and Mac OS X Panther (1/5/2004)

Beauty and the best: Panther/G5 combo is Apple's finest work yet. The Power Mac G5 desktop workstation presents the ideal balance of compatibility, usability, and value.

Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987)

Microsoft chairman praises Macintosh but never sees corporate buyers being a strong point for Apple

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