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April 17, 2014

#TBT: Microsoft pays to tribute to man behind “Bliss”

Roughly the same time last year, we’ve reported that Microsoft will officially pull the plug on Windows XP. And just as the software giant was about to bid its ageing platform one final farewell, the Redmond-based firm tipped its hat to Charles O’Rear who, in some ways, became an integral part of WinXP.

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April 09, 2014

Official Windows 8.1 Update now available for download

In addition to Microsoft ending support for Windows XP today, the company in turn has made official its latest Windows 8.1 Update 1 that users can now begin downloading. Microsoft calls this update ‘mandatory’ for all users of Windows 8.1. Continue Reading

April 08, 2014

Microsoft announces Skype TX technology for broadcast

Microsoft has announced a new version of Skype created specifically for use within a studio environment – the Skype TX.

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April 04, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1: Cortana, Action Center & More

Microsoft’s Windows Phone has already faced a lot of updates since its launch, most of it fast through Nokia. Now, a new update arrives and it is packing a lot of due changes. Check on our list of major changes in Microsoft’s latest software update down below; enter Windows Phone 8.1.

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March 28, 2014

MS Office Mobile now free on iPhone and Android

Along with the release of Office for iPad, Microsoft is now making Office Mobile free on the iPhone and Android smartphones.

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March 28, 2014

Microsoft Office now available for the iPad

Microsoft has just announced that its popular productivity suite, Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), is now available for the iPad.

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March 04, 2014

Microsoft to debut Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 update

In addition to a number of new features that the software giant is planning to include on the Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft is gearing to launch their very own personal assistant called Cortana and the folks over at The Verge got an early preview of Siri’s upcoming rival in action.

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January 24, 2014

The Child of the 90s according to Microsoft

Are you a child of the 90s? If your answer is yes then you can certainly relate to Microsoft’s video advert for the Internet Explorer which depicts what it’s like in the 90s.

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November 07, 2013

Microsoft Internet Explorer gets cool anime-inspired ad

Internet Explorer, the world’s most popular browser to download another browser, gets an anime-inspired treatment for its new ad.

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October 18, 2013

Download Windows 8.1 upgrade today!

Microsoft has finally rolled out the Windows 8.1 update today, introducing more features and functionalities to the the popular operating system.

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September 23, 2013

Microsoft announces Surface RT 2

Apart from the Surface Pro 2, Microsoft has also announced another tablet, the Surface 2; a follow-up to the last year’s Surface RT.

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September 23, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 now official

Over at New York City, Microsoft has announced the successor to its flagship tablet from last year, the 2nd-gen Microsoft Surface Pro. Continue Reading

September 03, 2013

Microsoft to buy Nokia for $7.2 billion

Some might have seen it coming, some might have not. For 2 and a half years, Microsoft and Nokia had a partnership for pushing forward Windows Phone, and now it seems like that is coming to an end – the Redmond company finally buying Nokia for $7.2 billion.

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August 27, 2013

Microsoft: What’s Next After CEO Ballmer Retires?

Company executives come and go, and as with the case of Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, the retirement is slightly unexpected or too early. Ballmer has been at the helm of Microsoft for the last 13 years and has made a lot of changes for Microsoft.

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August 15, 2013

Windows 8.1 update to be rolled out on October 17

Just a few months after its Preview version was released, Microsoft is now set to roll out the Windows 8.1 update to devices currently running on Windows 8 starting at 12:00am on October 18th in New Zealand or 8:00pm on October 17th local time.

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August 07, 2013

Microsoft debuts Windows Phone App Studio Beta

The Windows Phone 8 platform has always been criticized for not having too many apps on its marketplace, or at least not all the popular apps are there. In any case, Microsoft is looking to address this through their free web-based developer tool dubbed as the Windows Phone App Studio.

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June 06, 2013

A preview of Windows 8.1

Microsoft has uploaded a video on YouTube showing the highlights of what to expect in Windows 8.1 which is coming later this year as a free update for Windows 8 customers.

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May 22, 2013

Microsoft XBox One finally revealed

Microsoft has finally pulled down the curtain on their next-generation gaming console. Aptly named the XBox One, the set up combines entertainment, gaming, TV and movies into one device.

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May 03, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro Review

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro to make a compelling case for Windows 8 and for the longest time, Windows was left behind the growing market of Android and iOS tablets. Microsoft’s counter is the Surface Pro. Check out the full review below if they hit the target right in the head.

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April 30, 2013

Microsoft outs Skype for Outlook.com

Microsoft has recently rolled out its preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, allowing you to make Skype calls directly from the website.

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April 10, 2013

Microsoft announces end of support for Windows XP

Microsoft has recently announced that it will no longer support its 11-year-old operating system, Windows XP, starting April of next year.

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March 25, 2013

Early build of Windows Blue leaks, updates previewed

Windows 8 hasn’t completely replaced Windows 7 yet, and Microsoft is already prepping up a big update to the operating system –  the long rumored Windows Blue, which is said to bring a lot of improvements and unification throughout MS’ ecosystem. The OS update leaks in the internet to give us a preview of what to expect.

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March 19, 2013

Windows Phone 8 and WP 7.8 support ends in 2014

Microsoft will be pulling the plug on its support for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.8 after the end of its 18 month lifecycle period in 2014.

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February 17, 2013

Microsoft Windows Phone: The Best and Worst of

Mobile operating systems is probably one of the most sensitive topics in the industry. Insult one platform and you start a flame war. Let’s move on, shall we and go back to basics. In the present perspective, what does Windows Phone have to offer? What does it lack? Read on and join in the discussion.

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December 30, 2012

Windows Phone 9: What We Think It Should Be

We have been playing around with Windows Phone 8 for quite a while and we had different views on Microsoft’s mobile platform. It turns out that there is a ton of room for improvement. Check out what we think it should improve on after the break.

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