Microsoft has accompanied the third of its anti-Apple commercials with a creative document detailing what it calls the ‘Apple Tax’. The latest ad follows the same theme: ‘ordinary’ shoppers (this time a mother and son) head out with a $1,500 budget and wind up choosing a PC over a Mac. This time the requirements are […]
Microsoft has revealed that almost all e-mails sent today are spam – though the figure fell slightly with the disconnection of a hosting provider which numbered a major spam network among its customers. The figures only relate to e-mails sent to customers of the Microsoft Forefront Online Security for Exchange service (FOSE) rather than the […]
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Microsoft is 0 for 2 today with legal skirmishes in other countries. The good news is, they only have to pay $11.9 million to Germany, for an illegal competition fine that stemmed from the company pressing a German retailer to sell Office 2007 software at a certain price. They […]
I’m not sure if Bill Gates actually has a Facebook page, but if he does, it probably looks similar to this one. [via PCworld]
Microsoft has launched another commercial attacking Apple products – and this time it’s gone straight for the jugular. Last week’s initial ad featured a shopper who said they couldn’t find a Mac to meet their budget and mocked the cool image the firm has among shoppers. The follow-up is even more to the point. This […]
With the Conficker virus set to go through a currently uncertain change tomorrow (April 1), here are seven ways to be sure you’ve protected your machine against the fallout. Don’t panic: The chances are the April Fool’s Day deadline has been overhyped. All that’s known for certain is that the number of potential website addresses […]
To celebrate the launch of IE8, Microsoft released a funny clip revisiting the best and worst of the web – from bleeding GIFS to pointless status updates. Enjoy!
Microsoft’s latest TV commercials take a stark step forward for the firm: it flat out acknowledges Apple. In the past, Microsoft advertising had always focused entirely on its own products, unlike Apple which runs the direct comparison tactics of ‘PC vs Mac’. Even when Microsoft threw in a not-so-subtle reference in its ‘I’m a PC’ […]