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Microsoft Considered ‘Cool’ Again By Young Adults

02/21/2013, If you would have told me a few years ago teens would no longer consider Apple to be cool in 2013, I wouldn’t believe you. If you followed that up by saying Microsoft would then be considered cool by teens, I would have called you a damn liar right...

Microsoft Outlook Arrives To Hotmail’s Demise

02/18/2013, A quick show of hands here – how many of you actually still have a Hotmail account, and are you still maintaining it, or is it full of spam? Well, after months of testing out Outlook.com in beta, Microsoft has finally deemed it fit to open up their...

Microsoft Surface Pro Stylus Performance Issues

02/18/2013, Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a beautiful device on its own, but it is not going to break new ground into the duopoly of tablets that are currently being slugged out by Apple’s iOS as well as Google’s Android operating systems. Having said that, for...

Microsoft’s Office 2013 Software Licenses Non-transferable

02/18/2013, Microsoft has recently launched its Officer 2013 software last month and has announced that the licenses for the software are non-transferable. What does that imply for the end user? Basically you can only install the software on one machine now, as...

Bill Gates Not Happy With Microsoft’s Mobile Phone Strategy

02/18/2013,   Microsoft chairman and former CEO, Bill Gates in his interview with CBS This Morning has been critical of the company’s mobile phone strategy calling it a clear mistake. Bill Gates was also asked if he was happy with the performance of Steve...

Windows Live Messenger Merging With Skype on April 8

02/15/2013, After years of service, Windows Live Messenger is going to be merged into Skype. This makes sense and was largely expected since Skype has much more clout, offers more services and has evolved much faster than Windows Live Messenger did. This was...

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Strategy: Fight, Survive, Improve

02/15/2013, At  the annual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CFO Peter Klein  was asked about its mobile strategy. The question revolved around the fact that despite gains from 1.5% to 3% market share, it seemed...

Android And iOS Capture 91.1% Global Market Share

02/14/2013, IDC has released its the latest numbers that it has gathered about the smartphone industry, and they show that Android and iOS have captured a combined 91.1% mobile operating system market share. While we all knew that they both accounted for the large...

Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown

02/13/2013, You just got to love the folks over at iFixit as they definitely have done a pretty bang up job all this while in terms of taking a particular device apart, bit by bit. Or at least, they do try their level best to, resulting in interesting statistics and...

Microsoft CFO Hints At Smaller Tablet design

02/13/2013, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein, while addressing a Q&A session today, informed attendees that Microsoft is ready to handle tablets of various sizes. “We’ve done a lot of the hard work in the developer platform,” Klein said. “We are well...