03-05-2015 10:49 AM
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  1. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    I hated CNET. They were Apple fanboys to the bone. They always talked bad about MS products. But ever since January 21 things have turned around. I see articles all the time now that talk about how good MS is heading and they are expressing their worries about Apple.
    Check: http://www.cnet.com/news/where-the-i...tag=CADf328eec
    This is just one of the positive articles lately. This is a very good sign for MS. When you get all the tech websites behind you it will resonate to the general public.
    The Verge is very slowly changing too. But it will take a bit longer for that website I guess.
    Anyway, just wanted to share my thoughts on this.
    02-03-2015 07:40 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    Give 'em time...
    someone2639 likes this.
    02-03-2015 08:05 PM
  3. MarkAllett's Avatar
    This quote from the article concerns me a little:

    "Microsoft -- with its hardware, and with its upcoming Windows 10 operating system -- is actually blazing a bold trail. One that Apple may actually be able to learn from".

    Yeah, that's Apple's MO, always has been. They're quietly watching Windows 8 and Windows 10, seeing what happens, then they'll come in with a *boom* product, learning from all of Microsoft's pain and mistakes. They did this with Windows Mobile when they brought out iPhone. They did this with Windows XP tablets when they brought out iPad. They're going to do it again. Not only are we all helping to test and shape Windows 10, but I daresay we're also helping to shape the next generation of iOS/OSX hybrids.
    02-04-2015 05:56 AM
  4. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    This quote from the article concerns me a little:

    "Microsoft -- with its hardware, and with its upcoming Windows 10 operating system -- is actually blazing a bold trail. One that Apple may actually be able to learn from".

    Yeah, that's Apple's MO, always has been. They're quietly watching Windows 8 and Windows 10, seeing what happens, then they'll come in with a *boom* product, learning from all of Microsoft's pain and mistakes. They did this with Windows Mobile when they brought out iPhone. They did this with Windows XP tablets when they brought out iPad. They're going to do it again. Not only are we all helping to test and shape Windows 10, but I daresay we're also helping to shape the next generation of iOS/OSX hybrids.
    ... which MSFT never gets any credit for.
    02-04-2015 06:05 AM
  5. matt john2's Avatar
    This quote from the article concerns me a little:

    "Microsoft -- with its hardware, and with its upcoming Windows 10 operating system -- is actually blazing a bold trail. One that Apple may actually be able to learn from".

    Yeah, that's Apple's MO, always has been. They're quietly watching Windows 8 and Windows 10, seeing what happens, then they'll come in with a *boom* product, learning from all of Microsoft's pain and mistakes. They did this with Windows Mobile when they brought out iPhone. They did this with Windows XP tablets when they brought out iPad. They're going to do it again. Not only are we all helping to test and shape Windows 10, but I daresay we're also helping to shape the next generation of iOS/OSX hybrids.
    I'm pretty sure it is patented right? MS sells lots of patents from which they got a lot of credit from, so basically MS sold those ideas to other companies like Apple(?) and from that point Apple reinvented those ideas to make more appealing and now they got the attention(correct me if I'm wrong). Now that MS has invented new things again, I wonder if they'll sell their ideas to other companies again.
    02-04-2015 06:22 AM
  6. a5cent's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it is patented right? MS sells lots of patents from which they got a lot of credit from, so basically MS sold those ideas to other companies like Apple(?).
    Apple and MS have some kind of cross licensing deal. I don't know the particulars. To me it always sounds like the two have just agreed not to take each other to court over IP issues, without actually "selling" each other anything.
    02-04-2015 06:34 AM
  7. Mike Gibson's Avatar
    That author will be right back to slobbering over AAPL as soon as AAPL copies some of MSFT's strategy (and bashing whatever MSFT is doing at the time). It'll be the same old "they did it right" stuff.
    02-04-2015 07:07 AM
  8. etphoto's Avatar
    Everyone copies. Its nothing new.
    02-04-2015 02:25 PM
  9. EBUK's Avatar
    It's nothing new. Every one copies.

    {See what i did, there... turned it around and made it 'better' ;-)}
    02-04-2015 02:58 PM
  10. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    It's nothing new. Every one copies.

    {See what i did, there... turned it around and made it 'better' ;-)}
    Wow
    02-05-2015 03:22 AM
  11. neo158's Avatar
    This quote from the article concerns me a little:

    "Microsoft -- with its hardware, and with its upcoming Windows 10 operating system -- is actually blazing a bold trail. One that Apple may actually be able to learn from".

    Yeah, that's Apple's MO, always has been. They're quietly watching Windows 8 and Windows 10, seeing what happens, then they'll come in with a *boom* product, learning from all of Microsoft's pain and mistakes. They did this with Windows Mobile when they brought out iPhone. They did this with Windows XP tablets when they brought out iPad. They're going to do it again. Not only are we all helping to test and shape Windows 10, but I daresay we're also helping to shape the next generation of iOS/OSX hybrids.
    But isn't that the way the tech industry works, watch what others do and learn from their mistakes?
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    02-05-2015 03:46 PM
  12. Jas00555's Avatar
    But isn't that the way the tech industry works, watch what others do and learn from their mistakes?
    That's the way everything in life works lol
    TechFreak1, neo158, badcat and 1 others like this.
    02-05-2015 04:02 PM
  13. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    I rather if a reporter wasn't biased at all to one platform or service. I rather have someone with a neutral point of view review the device or software because then it'll give out the impression that the review is meant for the general audience to read and not just for the fanboys.
    02-05-2015 04:10 PM
  14. Jazmac's Avatar
    I just wanted to chime in to say this has got to be the funniest post topic today.
    TechFreak1 likes this.
    02-05-2015 06:02 PM
  15. Praxius's Avatar
    This quote from the article concerns me a little:

    "Microsoft -- with its hardware, and with its upcoming Windows 10 operating system -- is actually blazing a bold trail. One that Apple may actually be able to learn from".

    Yeah, that's Apple's MO, always has been. They're quietly watching Windows 8 and Windows 10, seeing what happens, then they'll come in with a *boom* product, learning from all of Microsoft's pain and mistakes. They did this with Windows Mobile when they brought out iPhone. They did this with Windows XP tablets when they brought out iPad. They're going to do it again. Not only are we all helping to test and shape Windows 10, but I daresay we're also helping to shape the next generation of iOS/OSX hybrids.
    Meh. Apple only knows how to market.

    Their new iPhone 6 competes spec-wise with the Lumia 925 which is how old now? It came out after the 930 and yet the 930 beats it in almost all categories. The odd thing is that so many people sucked it up like some revolutionary thing despite being pretty much obsolete the day it came out, let alone a few months from now.

    Maybe people like the idea that they can fold their phones. :P

    iPhone is the Call of Duty of mobiles.... Pay top dollar for the same thing as before but with more lens flares and bloom.
    anon(8150199) and TechFreak1 like this.
    02-09-2015 06:47 PM
  16. Ouzzi's Avatar
    I personally don' think neither CNET or The Verge are turning into MS fanboys. Sure there have been some articles on how MS is doing things right, but I mean Windows 10 have earned this so far. Not to mention Hololens, which even though was just demoed; it shows the way general direction at Microsoft.

    I also don't believe Apple has just copied others or know just how to market. Their hardware portfolio is beautiful when it comes to quality along with design and they have a wide range of quality apps on their mobile devices.

    I'm no Apple fanboy or anything, I'm even using the iPhone 5S these days and I'm learning to appreciate WP and my broken Lumia 820 more than ever.
    02-09-2015 10:03 PM
  17. michail71's Avatar
    I think MS bashing is becoming a thing of the "elders". The younger techies don't seem to be carrying that baggage.
    Titaniumgiant likes this.
    02-10-2015 08:44 AM
  18. RavenSword's Avatar
    I think claiming one site is biased against a certain company is a pretty slippery slope. What's to say a person views them as biased because he does not view them to be biased towards what he is already biased too?
    02-19-2015 04:08 AM
  19. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    I think I disagree with the OP. They still claim that any new hand set released is an 'iPhone clone', even though they are ****-all alike, they are still drooling over anything with an Apple logo on it. Now they are trashing all of the Virtual reality stuff and drooling over Apple's new patent.
    And there are very few articles, even Windows related ones, where they don't mention some iToy or other lol.
    02-19-2015 04:26 AM
  20. tgp's Avatar
    I disagree with the OP on one thing; the title. I don't see it being a good sign for a site to be a fanboy of any company, even if it's a company of which I'm a fanboy. Sure, I might like what they say and agree with it, but that doesn't mean that it's presenting the situation as it is. In fact, it probably means that it isn't objective.
    a5cent likes this.
    02-19-2015 07:10 AM
  21. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    I disagree with the OP on one thing; the title. I don't see it being a good sign for a site to be a fanboy of any company, even if it's a company of which I'm a fanboy. Sure, I might like what they say and agree with it, but that doesn't mean that it's presenting the situation as it is. In fact, it probably means that it isn't objective.
    Yeah...i don't mind that wpcentral is pro MS, or Android central is pro Android, macromours is pro Apple etc, but cnet, the verge etc are supposed to be 'tech' sites and shouldn't favour one over the rest. Or bull**** their 'reviews' to make Apple come out on top.
    02-19-2015 07:42 AM
  22. anon(5335899)'s Avatar
    The article is not about MSFT at all, it is about how Apple needs to step up and copy what MSFT is doing because if they don't they will fall behind and 'us fanboys' would not survive that.

    Thing is, Apple can't and they know it. They are so locked in to the cash cow of slapping a new CPU on the same hardware and release it as the next best thing without anything changing really that they lost the ability to actually innovate and lead. All they have done for the past three years is try and catch up. The marketing dept is driving the momentum with clever spins on things others have done much sooner and making it sound like now is the time for you to embrace these things as now we are giving it to you in iOS.

    Apple is not about innovation and has not been for many, many years. It's all about he Benjamins.

    Meanwhile the arch rival has gone through a rough patch and is now coming out he other end with solid ideas, a vision and the means to get there. For your average Apple Fanboy this is scary like nothing else because, unless Apple steps up, it's the same story it has been forever.. Microsoft will ramp up, overtake and dominate from there on out.

    And it will happen again, I have said it before and stand by it; in three years Apple and Microsoft will have traded places in market share and position from where they are now. Android is out ahead way too far as far as mobile goes but they have no place in desktop and frankly it s*cks on tablets. but Microsoft will grab a much bigger chunk of the market than Apple now has with Apple falling behind more and more.

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    02-21-2015 03:36 AM
  23. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    I read on one of the pro-fruit sites yesterday about rumours that apple will go the way of Windows 10, with one OS. Despite the fact that when Windows 10 was first announced, they and their fanboys belittled it as a ridiculous idea lol.
    Still, I suppose that if Apple do this, it will be "It's perfect! Apple got it right! Hail Timmy!"
    *Disclaimer: Not a fan of Apple.
    02-21-2015 04:39 AM
  24. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    The first comment on the article destroyed me. No need to include the whole thing, I'll just give you what the angry apple fan opened with:

    thinkman Feb 9, 2015
    I admit I didn't read the entire article
    02-22-2015 12:57 PM
  25. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    "To me they are perfection, and tweaks in their looks is just fine as far as I'm concerned!"

    Apple fan? What makes you say that? Lol!

    Love the anti-fruit comments as well: "you must be smoking an Apple iJoint!" lol

    Edit: Love this too:
    Definitions of a cult, according to Mr. google:

    a) a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.or,

    b) a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister.or

    c) a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.

    LOL!!!
    Last edited by Richard Culverhouse; 02-23-2015 at 02:46 AM.
    02-23-2015 02:24 AM
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