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Recent articles by Ian:

What TikTok can do for Microsoft, and what Microsoft can do for TikTok

Microsoft, known for enterprise software, may soon gobble up TikTok from its Chinese owner. We try to figure out what happens next. → Read More

Xbox slams Apple for blocking Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming game service

The tech giant said in a statement that Apple is "alone" as the only general purpose platform denying access to its service. → Read More

Microsoft's Xbox team slams Apple for blocking Project xCloud streaming game service

The tech giant said in a statement that Apple is "alone" as the only general purpose platform denying access to its service. → Read More

Samsung, Microsoft bring Xbox games to Galaxy devices, including Note 20 and Tab S7

The phone giant is stepping up its efforts to work with game makers after bringing Fortnite to its devices two years ago. → Read More

Samsung is working with Microsoft to bring Xbox games to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Tab S7

The tech giant is stepping up its efforts to work with game makers after bringing Fortnite to its devices two years ago. → Read More

Gamers will be able to stream Microsoft's Xbox Games Pass titles starting Sept. 15

The gaming giant says its Project xCloud technology will be available to Android at first, with iOS expected later. → Read More

Apple's iPhone sales grew despite coronavirus, but iPhone 5G will launch late

Apple's been able to navigate the coronavirus so far, but this fall will be tough. → Read More

Apple confirms new iPhone will be delayed 'a few weeks' from typical September launch

The tech giant says it'll still launch the new device, just a bit later. → Read More

Apple says iPhone sales rose despite the coronavirus pandemic spread

The largest question now is whether the coronavirus will lead to a delay of Apple's next iPhone. → Read More

Facebook's Zuckerberg is right about TikTok and China. He's spectacularly wrong too

Commentary: The leader of the world's most powerful social network failed to defend himself and his company. → Read More

It's time for Apple to tell whether coronavirus will hit iPhone 12

Apple watchers will pay close attention to the company's quarterly earnings Thursday for any sign that the pandemic is hurting iPhone production. → Read More

Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google CEOs lay out their antitrust defenses in remarks to Congress

The CEOs are scheduled to face US lawmakers on Wednesday in an antitrust hearing. → Read More

NBA is using Microsoft Teams to brings virtual fans into its real-world games

The basketball organization said it'll install massive 17-foot tall screens on each game court to serve as digital "stands" filled with 300 fans. → Read More

5G will change the way we play games and use VR

Superfast wireless and better technology could change how we play games and interact with computers -- again. → Read More

Apple hires economists to help prove its App Store commissions aren't anti-competitive

The independent economists from Analysis Group found Apple's App Store commission rates are "similar" to others. → Read More

US accuses supplier for Amazon, Apple, Dell, GM, Microsoft of human rights abuses

The company, whose tech helps power phones, tablets and wearables, is accused of helping China's campaign against Uighurs. → Read More

Apple begins spending $400M out of $2.5B pledge to fight California's housing crisis

There are too few homes and they're all too expensive. Apple says it wants to put a dent in that. → Read More

You can try iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 early, but don't mind the bugs

Warning: These aren't the finished versions coming this fall. → Read More

Apple begins allocating $400M out of $2.5B pledge to fight California's housing crisis

There are too few homes and they're all too expensive. Apple says it wants to help fix that. → Read More

Ubisoft Forward: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion and FarCry 6 shown off

The French game maker, known for its hit action franchises Assassin's Creed, FarCry and Tom Clancy, announced new games coming in the next year. → Read More