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Apple Takes Top Rank In "Cooler" Survey

Apple Takes Top Rank In "Cooler" Survey

Feb 22 2013, 7:55am CST | by

Microsoft not far behind, though

Despite the company's recent stock price problems, there is still one word that people use synonymously with Apple: "cool." According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 60% of adults aged 18 to 29...

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Apple Takes Top Rank In "Cooler" Survey

Feb 22 2013, 7:55am CST | by

Microsoft not far behind, though

Despite the company's recent stock price problems, there is still one word that people use synonymously with Apple: "cool." According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 60% of adults aged 18 to 29 think that Apple is cooler now than it was a year ago.

That's pretty impressive, considering Apple was already regarded as just about the coolest tech company in the industry. In addition, it shows that Apple's image hasn't really been damaged too badly since the death of Steve Jobs. Sales might be another thing, but people still look to the company as a beacon of the latest tech must-haves (its only problem might be that too many people now have its gadgets).

Apple is starting to get some competition in the world of "cool," though. In the same poll, an impressive 50% of respondents felt that Microsoft is now cooler than it was last year.

The software giant has taken a very aggressive approach to appeal to the hip young tech crowd. It revamped its logo for the first time in years, it has opened its very first retail stores, and it actually entered the tablet fray with its own first-party manufactured device, Surface.

In fact, that's higher than both Twitter and Facebook. Only 42% of young adults think Facebook is cooler than it was a year ago, and only 47% feel that way about Twitter.

If you think about it, both social networks haven't done much to keep their momentum going; they have been staying at the status quo. Nothing wrong with that, but it means that people aren't seeing an increasing value with either platform.

 
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NFL’s highest-paid player calls Microsoft’s Surface tablets ‘Knockoff iPads’

Oct 14 2014 9:10pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 patch with critical bug fixes and security updates

Oct 14 2014 7:37pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Microsoft has released Office for Mac 2011 version 14.4.5, which includes critical bug fixes and security improvements. You can download the free 113 MB patch from Microsoft’s website. The change notes from Microsoft are below: This update fixes critical issues and also helps to improve security. It includes fixes for vulnerabilities that an attacker can use to overwrite the contents of your computer’s memory with malicious code. The update is recomended for all users of Office 2011, ...
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Microsoft introduces Skype Qik video messenger with 42-second limit

Oct 14 2014 3:31pm CDT | Source: MacNN

Microsoft is adding another messaging service to its roster, this time using video clips. Skype Qik, reusing the brand of a service Skype acquired in 2011 before Microsoft purchased Skype, is a lightweight app that allows users to record video messages up to 42 seconds in length, which can then be sent to a friend or a g ...
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Skype Qik is the latest app to offer Snapchat-like video messaging

Oct 14 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Microsoft-owned Skype is the newest company with its own Snapchat-like app. Skype Qik is designed to supplement the popular video calling service.Users can easily set up a group and quickly start swapping video messages. And just like Snapchat, any videos wont last forever. Each video lasts for two weeks before disappearing. And if you want to delete a video before then, you can whether its been watched or not.Heres a quick v ...
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Apple’s iPad is at a crossroads

Oct 14 2014 10:29am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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Microsoft gets into video messaging across platforms with Skype Qik

Oct 14 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: GigaOm: Apple

Microsoft is expanding the line of Skype services with a new video messaging app called Skype Qik. The cross-platform software works on iPhones, Android handsets and Windows Phone with video messages disappearing after two weeks. Microsoft gets into video messaging across platforms with Skype Qik originally published by Gigaom, © copy ...
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Microsoft Launches 'Skype Qik' Group Video Messaging for iPhone [Video]

Oct 14 2014 8:58am CDT | Source: iClarified

Microsoft has launched 'Skype Qik', a new group video messaging app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.Introducing Skype Qik (say “quick”), a free video messenger made for capturing moments and sharing laughs throughout your day. Set up a group and immediately start shooting and swapping videos. Send something to crack your friends up, or show off a new dance move—whatever you want. New messages are added to a chat that you can watch like a movie wit ...
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Microsoft jumps into video messaging with new Skype Qik app

Oct 14 2014 8:33am CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Others have tried and failed to knock Snapchat off its perch, and now Microsoft is throwing its hat into the ring with a new service that uses Skype as its backbone. It’s called Skype ...
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Microsoft latest to mimic Snapchat with new Skype Qik ephemeral video messaging app

Oct 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Microsoft has just joined the ranks of companies looking to capitalize on the success of ephemeral messaging apps like Snapchat. Through its Skype division, the company has launched a new cross-platform app for iOS, Android, and (of course) Windows Phone called Skype Qik. The premise of the application, as can be seen in the video above and screenshots below, is simple: you can record a quick video, and then shar ...
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The Skype Qik messaging app follows trends from video chat to spontaneous deletion

Oct 14 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Mac World

On Turesday, Skype debuted Skype Qik, a “spontaneous” video chat app that allows you to fire off video messages to a group of friends, react to them, and rest easy in the fact that they’ll disappear in two weeks’ time.That may seem like a mouthful, but that’s about the only way to differentiate an instant messaging app these days. Even labels like “instant messaging” and “chat” and “anonymous chat” and “video communications” are becoming meaningless as apps e ...
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