Google plans MacBook rival with new ‘Andromeda’ OS

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Google's next Pixel could be much more exciting.
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Google is expected to announce to new Pixel phones that will step up Android’s fight against the iPhone next month — and its assault on Apple won’t stop there.

According to a new report, the company is also planning a Pixel laptop powered by a new “Andromeda” operating system that will do battle with the MacBook. It could also steal some of its features, including the pressure-sensitive trackpad.

Surface Pro ad mocks the MacBook Air’s lack of stylus

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Surface Pro 4 sales are still weak.
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The war between Microsoft and Apple may be as synonymous with the 1990s as grunge music, Alicia Silverstone and MTV playing music videos, but it seems that some folks just can’t let go of the past.

That’s based on Microsoft’s latest ad for the Surface Pro 4, which takes aim at the MacBook Air by pointing out that users of Apple’s laptop don’t possess the ability to sketch on screen using a stylus in the way that Surface Pro 4 customers can.

Check it out below.