By Todd Bernhard on Thu, 07/16/2015
Apple may have revolutionized the world of apps, but Microsoft is the first to offer an App Store that consolidates desktop, tablet, and mobile apps in one place. It helps that Windows computers can use touchscreen apps, so it's possible and practical to write apps that work across the Microsoft product line. By comparison, Apple's desktops and laptops do not use touchscreens and there are no short term plans to do so. The result is that Apple has a split personality, with Mac OS apps and a Mac App Store separate from iOS apps and the iOS App Store.