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June 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Microsoft touts Azure progress, builds iOS app

SAN FRANCISCO _ When in Rome, do as the Romans, so Microsoft built app for the iPhone using a Mac on stage in front of 6,000 developers here at its Build conference today. After touting the growth of its Azure online computing platform and its new Visual Studio software tool kit, Microsoft demonstrated how easy it…

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Comments | Topics: Apple, apps, azure

October 29, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Apple iOS chief Forstall leaving in shakeup

Apparently there has also been a storm in Cupertino, Calif. Apple today abruptly announced a reorganization of its executive ranks that includes the departure of Scott Forstall, head of its iOS mobile software group. Forstall will be an adviser to Chief Executive Tim Cook until he leaves the company next year. Forstall — who grew up in…

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September 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Windows 8: Get ready for tethering, sign-ins

With all the excitement over Windows 8 last week, one major new feature was almost overlooked. That would be the arrival of an online sign-in system. When you first start using a Windows 8 PC — which much of the world likely will do within a few years — you’ll be prompted to sign in with a…

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Comments | Topics: Android, facebook, iOS

June 16, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Smith & Tinker back with Marvel iOS superhero game

Smith & Tinker, a once high-flying Bellevue game startup, is resurfacing this week with a new Marvel superhero game for Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. “Marvel Kapow!” features characters such as Thor, Wolverine, Spider-Man and Captain America. Players uses touchscreen gestures such as flicks to slash enemies with Wolverine’s claws or shoot them with Spidey’s…

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May 9, 2011 at 10:07 AM

“Angry Birds” iPad’s killer app?

Spreadsheets and word processors persuaded people to buy early PCs. Messaging and mobile browsers did the same thing for smartphones. If you haven’t bought an iPad or tablet computing device yet, maybe it’s because you’re not yet hooked on “Angry Birds.” The addictive slingshot game is the killer app for these touch-screen gadgets filling the gap between…

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Comments | Topics: Android, angry birds, Apple