The Kaspersky security company claims that iOS's sizable market share makes it a tempting target for malware writers.
There's a chance that there may be less of it than in previous version of Windows, but as with earlier Windows versions, if you want it cleaned of junk, you can pay $99 for a bloatware-cleaning service from Microsoft.
The rankings -- done by a Forbes writer -- cite the Vista and Zune failures, delayed product launches and Microsoft falling behind in mobile technology.
Analysis: Mozilla says that Apple banning Firefox from iPads and iPhones is OK, but Microsoft restricting the browser from using some features on Windows 8 tablets may be illegal.
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 tablets powered by ARM chips will be no easier to manage in the enterprise than iPads are.
Analysis: Microsoft may be gaining a powerful set of partners to help Windows 8 become a success -- AT&T and Verizon Wireless, who need leverage against Apple's onerous demands.
SugarSync offers more flexible syncing, is better for people with multiple devices and it lets you keep your existing folder structure.
Microsoft and Nokia can't be too pleased about the news from Europe, where big telecoms say that the combination of Nokia hardware and Windows Phone software has been a bust.
Google claims that it did nothing illegal by snooping on people's private unencrypted Wi-Fi networks, including gathering emails, private passwords, and more.
Microsoft and Google are locked in a series of lawsuits, and the acquisition of these patents by Microsoft may signal an even nastier round of suits.
The Lumia 900 matches Jobs' aesthetic sensibility. It's about as pure and seamless-looking a phone as you can find.
Microsoft and Google aren't going head to head just over Internet search, office productivity suites and cloud-based applications and services. Their next looming battle is over who will own the living room, and the outcome will have surprising implications for IT as well.
In a recent report, Windows Phone market share was so small in the U.S. that a research firm didn't even bother to break out its usage.
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Microsoft is lending big support and big dollars to the open source map project OpenStreetMap, and it looks as if the tactic is starting to pay off.