New MacBook Air Boasts Better Battery Life

USA Today tech writer Ed Baig recently tested the new Apple MacBook Air, including its all-day battery claim.  Baig reports, “…the Air indeed proved to have very good stamina, if falling short of the 12-hour battery max that Apple achieved under somewhat less stringent testing conditions.”

Read Baig’s full review.

Microsoft Unveils iPad Competitor

Come fall, Microsoft will take on Apple’s industry-leading iPad with a family of mobile-friendly tablet computers built on Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. USA Today has the product details, and tech experts weigh in with their first impressions here, here and here.

Looking at Apple, With and Without CEO Jobs

Speculation about Apple’s future is in overdrive due to co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs’ resignation announcement late yesterday. InformationWeek offers a sampling of historic moments and pending questions surrounding the man and the empire he helped build.