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Apple Strikes Back. The iPhone 5, The Mini iPad And Microsoft Office 15 Gate Crashes The Party…

Tablets and Smartphones, the little touch screen windows to our online lives are a fast evolving technology. Apple, the undisputed leaders of the touchy feely lifestyle have a new generation of smartphone and tablet waiting in the wings, preparing to be released upon the world. Microsoft was also seen in the background parroting the phrase “and you’ll be able to run Office!”

Insider rumours are suggesting the new iPhone, number 5, will include a larger 16:9 wide-screen profile display. At four inches diagonal the new retina display will keep pace with the ever increasing size of smartphone displays. Said to be Steve Jobs’ last project expect something special.

Also said to be in production, alongside the new iPhone literally, is the mini iPad. A tablet so cute that the Kindle Fire was overheard muttering while walking off “mirror mirror on the wall…”

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Microsoft Metro, Watching Elephants Learn To Dance…

Microsoft has over decades built a reputation as the most famous corporate Dinosaurs. With legendary stories of inflexibility and decision by technical committee, it was a well-deserved reputation. Five years ago behind closed doors a single decision was made that would rock their world, like an evolution altering asteroid. A decision that somehow slipped under the media’s radar. A decision that has been slowly changing Microsoft from the inside.

Fast forward to today and the time has come to pay the reaper. Microsoft has a new design team and philosophy, their mobile phone operating system is winning design awards and with its brand new partner Nokia they need 2012 to be the year that the changes take hold.

The background for this particular tale begins way back in 2007 with the release of the iPhone. Apple single-handedly changed the landscape and the rules, all in one foul sweep. The Apple way quickly came to dominate the small touch screen world. Steve Jobs knew that people needed to be able to work naturally with their devices, his premise being that the machines should work with us, we shouldn’t’ have to change the way we work just to use a phone and he was right and even Microsoft realized it.

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