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From Windows news and Android 5.0, to a bunch of Apple devices, Surface, Xbox and PS4 updates, stuff on fire, and Bono, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech coverage on Neowin.
Apple took the stage today at its headquarters in Cupertino where it has announced the next iteration of its iPad Air, the Air 2, and it brings with it updated specs including TouchID.
Apple has sent out invites for a media event that will take place on October 16th and it is widely expected that the company will talk about new iPads and iMacs are said to be included too.
Previously exclusive to Android, Google's News & Weather app is now available on iOS, offering content from 65,000 publications around the world - but don't expect it on Windows Phone any time soon.
Apple is getting ready to unveil its new line of iPads at a relatively small event on October 16th. Alongside the new iPads the company is expected to launch OS X Yosemite and the brand new Apple Pay.
Better late than never, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform picks up the important news aggregate app Flipboard and is now available for download.
Brunette Shoot Blondes might not ring a bell, but the Ukrainian indie/electro/pop band is making waves with their new video "Knock Knock." The new video uses 14 different Apple devices to tell a story
Apple has topped the CoolBrands list yet again - but Google and YouTube also made it into the top-10, as did Instagram. However, Twitter fell out of the top-20, while Microsoft was nowhere to be seen.
Apple is reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation iPad Air and iPad mini at an event on October 21, and is also said to be preparing for the full release of OS X Yosemite on the same day.
Apple has released the next major update to iOS today, iOS 8, and if you want to get it on to your device today, we have the links and the process to update your device after the jump.
Even though Microsoft paid $400m to make the Surface "the official tablet of the NFL," in at least two separate incidences the announcers during the games referred to the Surface as an "iPad."
Microsoft continues to be the first choice of the education sector, as a Texas school district and a London-based academy have chosen its products over those offered by Google.
Microsoft has announced that you can now buy Office 365 subscriptions inside of its Office for iPad applications but it is not worth the convenience as there are cheaper options available.
From bad design to buggy code, Apple has a list of reasons for rejecting apps from being released to the iTunes app store and now the company has revealed the most common ones on its website.
Samsung's back at it again, using Apple as a catalyst for its commercials. This time they are pitting the Galaxy Tab S against the iPad Air. But, how long will Samsung be king?
Microsoft may soon have some competition on its hands in the large-screen tablet realm, with Apple reportedly taking on the Surface Pro 3 with a 12.9-inch iPad set for release in early 2015.
AdThief, a malware developed by a Chinese hacker, has been reported to have infected over 75000 iPhones and iPads combined, according to a paper published by a security researcher.
New information from a report by Bloomberg suggests that new iPads are going to be unveiled later this year. Sources claim that the potential follow-up to the iPad Air will include an AR coating.
With health and fitness being all the rage, iOS 8 has certainly beefed up in that respect adding a multitude of features through the upcoming HealthKit app, including tracking your breathing!
2K Games has announced the original "BioShock" will make its way to Apple's iOS platform, though details on the games release are limited beyond that it's "coming soon."
Apple has announced that it sold 35.2m iPhones, 13.3m iPads and 4.4m Macs in its third-quarter results for its 2014 fiscal year, generating $37.43bn in revenue and net profit of $7.7bn.
A man from Peru has managed to find his stolen car thanks to the "Find My iPhone" feature on his iPad which allowed him to track the whereabouts of the culprits and report to the cops.
Last year, the LA school district signed an agreement with Apple to purchase 30,000 iPads for $30 million with expectations that they would eventually spend $500 million on iPads - but not any more.
The iPad 2 Air has shown up in the wild. While it seems like Apple is yet to catch a break, the newly revealed photos show a thin iPad with a Touch ID sensor ring.
The Weather Channel has partnered up with Apple to provide the data for the stock Weather app for iOS 8; the app will offer more features and information than what is currently present on iOS 7.
Apple announced the latest version of iOS this week, and users can install a preview version right now. But not all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches will support iOS 8 - find out which ones will here.
Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared some figures on its device sales and the state of the App Store, reporting sales of over 800m iOS devices, with 1.2m apps available and 75 billion app downloads.
Apple has issued a statement regarding the latest security breach in Australia saying that iCloud has not been compromised, but the users should change their passwords to prevent any damage.
Apple users across Australia are receiving ransom notes, after their devices were locked up by cyber-criminals. There's no response from Apple yet but the issue seems to relate to unsecured Apple IDs
Apple has released two new iPad advertisements and once again, it shows that the company hasn't lost its marketing magic, even in the face of its iPad seeing a dip in sales last quarter.
In a new blog post, Microsoft reveals more information on how the Office for iPad team designed the interface for those apps, including the creation of the Ribbon UI.
Apple will reportedly unveil split-screen multitasking for the iPad to rival Microsoft's Surface at its developers conference on June 2, with a release schedule for later this year or early 2015.
Microsoft has stated at its TechEd conference that Office for iPad has been downloaded 27 million times since the launch of the applications about six weeks ago which shows the growth is steady.
According to data from Internet Retailer, Apple is now the 2nd biggest online retailer behind Amazon. Apple grew 24% last year to reach a revenue of $18.3 billion from online sales of their products.
According to analyst Charlie Wolf, sales in Apple's retail stores have declined as customers await new product categories and products, such as the iPhone 6 in the summer and possible smart watch.
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's iPad sales progress in a conference call today, despite its lower numbers, but also claims Microsoft should have released Office for iPad sooner.
Apple announced today that it sold 43.7 million iPhones and 16.35 million iPads in the first calendar quarter of 2014, (its own fiscal second quarter) and brought in revenues of $45.6 billion.
Microsoft's Office for iPad team has taken to Reddit to conduct an AMA and is providing new details about it's future plans for Office including Android plans and a new version of Office for OS X.
Microsoft has announced its four new Office for iPad apps have exceeded 12 million downloads in just a week, though exact figures for each app have yet to be released.
Office apps for the iPad lack many features included in the full desktop applications, including the ability to print - but Microsoft hints that this function could be introduced if users demand it.
A new article from Computerworld is claiming Microsoft is trying to cheat Apple out of money for Office 365 subscriptions not purchased through the Office for iPad apps... which is pretty absurd.
Microsoft offers a way to sign up for Office 365 subscription within the new Office for iPad apps, and Apple will indeed get its 30 percent cut of those revenues if they are made within the apps.
Starting on Friday, the first 50 people who bring in an iPad to a Microsoft Store retail location will be able to get a free Office 365 Home Premium subscrption, normally worth $99.99.
Microsoft has pushed out an update for OneNote for Apple's iPad that been redesigned to have the same user interface elements as the newly released Office for iPad suite.
Microsoft has announced it's new apps for the iPad and we have put together a gallery of the Office applications for your viewing pleasure; all of which can be downloaded now.
Microsoft has finally announced Office for the iPad at its event in San Francisco today which will finally bring its productivity suit to iOS.
Microsoft is live streaming its major press conference from San Francisco today, which will feature its new CEO Satya Nadella, and you can watch the whole thing on Neowin.
As the functionality of Windows 8 evolves, an experience that sets itself far apart from iOS and Android takes shape, and for those switching to a Windows tablet there's plenty to get you started.
Samsung's new TV ad promoting its Galaxy Pro lineup slams almost every other tablet on the market, including Microsoft's Surface, although that attack is pretty inaccurate.