While it is not a huge surprise, as Windows 8 has to have a purpose beyond shaking up the business and development communities.
My second would be Apple blinking with the iPad and releasing the Mini. My guess is that the smaller Android powered tablet having been gaining market share that Apple does not want to lose. As dedicated Apple friend pointed out, the Mini does not have the Retina display.
My last suprise (of note) is Gmail has been telling me that my Internet Explorer 8 is not going to be supported, because "it is not a modern browser". My guess is that they are both pushing into HTML5 and promoting Chrome. I've been looking at Microsoft's new Live.com Outlook and like what I see so far.
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