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April 21, 2014

Microsoft to rename Nokia Oyj to Microsoft Mobile

In a leaked letter to Devices and Services business suppliers, Microsoft announced that once the deal has been finalized on the 25th of this month, the software giant will drop the “Nokia Oyj” brand in favor of Microsoft Mobile Oy.

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April 17, 2014

#TBT: Microsoft pays tribute to the 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

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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 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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February 20, 2014

Microsoft announces Office Online at Office.com

Microsoft has made Office Online (previously called Office Web Apps) available on the new Office.com website so users can easily share files and collaborate on them in real time. Continue Reading

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February 15, 2014

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One update

As promised by the company last December, Microsoft’s latest gaming console is finally receiving its first major update.

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December 05, 2013

Xbox One & PlayStation 4 priced below Php40k

Some of you may have seen or bought the next-gen consoles already locally, but for those who haven’t yet, DataBlitz has them priced. Better inquire & reserve though as unlike the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 wasn’t in-stock. Continue Reading

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December 05, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 arrives locally, starts at Php60k

It’s almost the end of the year and a lot of gadgets are still arriving for the Christmas season. Among them is the Microsoft Surface Pro 2.

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December 05, 2013

Conspiracy Theory: Technology’s Dark Role in the Future

Technology is a way of doing things, and doing things are either good, evil or indifferent. It isn’t always about getting faster computers, more powerful gaming hardware or more efficient car engines – it’s about what you do with them. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Continue Reading

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November 02, 2013

Windows 8.1 causes mice to go haywire

Mouse accuracy is a serious deal for hardcore gamers, which explains why they spend a good amount of cash for a high-end pointing device. However, they’ve recently experienced some inaccuracies after upgrading to Windows 8.1 and, as you’d expect, they’re not very pleased about it.

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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

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September 10, 2013

Microsoft Surface 2 tablets to come September 23

Microsoft’s flagship tablets, the Surface RT and the Surface Pro, have been out for a year now. This month, the company plans to unveil the next generation of Surface tablets in New York – set to go out in the limelight with hardware & software improvements.

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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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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 13, 2013

The race to break the OS duopoly

During the course of the past six months, several companies have announced their new mobile platform hoping to break the Apple-Google duopoly. Today we’ll take a closer look at 5 of those operating systems and see which one has what it takes to be the next big thing in the OS wars.

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January 23, 2009

Microsoft blames Netbooks for lower revenues

The last quarter numbers from Microsoft are out and it’s not looking very good. As such, Microsoft has announced it will lay off 5,000 workers in the next 18 months including the 1,800 it sent out the door earlier today.

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September 19, 2008

Microsoft “I’m a PC” Ads

The first 2 Microsoft ads featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld got a lot of flak so they’ve rehashed the story-line to focus on the PC stereo-type as depicted by Apple. This time, Microsoft is using one its own Software Engineers — and they are simple but great ads.

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September 08, 2008

Is Apple the Republican and Microsoft the Democrat?

This is an odd comparison but you can blame me for watching too much of the Obama-McCain coverage on Fox News. Based on Apple’s series of ads on Mac vs. PC, there’s a revealing strategy compared to Microsoft’s latest commercial which features Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates.

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May 04, 2008

MS Photosynth on CSI

First, there was Twitter. This time, it’s Microsoft Photosynth. It turns out, the lab techs on CSI New York are using Photosynth to re-create a virtual 3D of a crime scene. Got a copy of the segments uploaded here.

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September 18, 2006

Microsoft Zune gets cloned already?

Chinese electronic manufacturer, Oriphe, must have seen the the leaked pictures of Microsoft Zune last July. Just look at their new media player called the MPF2110.

Zune Clone

* 128 MB-2 GB flash memory
* 1.5″/1.8″ color display
* Plays MP3, WMA, WAV audio
* Plays AMW, MTV, MPEG, AVI video
* JPEG photo support, Voice recorder, FM tuner w/ recording, Lyrics
* 9 color combinations

Here’s their product page. Could they be the same people who created the fake iPod Nanos?

The original Zune (originally came out as the Toshiba GigaBeat) is hard drive based as against the flash disk of the MPF2110 knock-off.

Microsoft Zune Microsoft Zune

Aside from the wider screen size and wifi feature, the Zune’s basic specs doesn’t excite a lot of people, including me.