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Microsoft’s Project Spark Has Been Formally Launched

10/07/2014, Towards the later part of 2013, Microsoft introduced Project Spark. For those who are unfamiliar with Project Spark, it is essentially a tool created by Microsoft to encourage gamers on both the Xbox One and Windows platforms to create games of their own....

Microsoft Research Unveils FlexSense Smart Cover

10/06/2014, When Apple introduced their Smart Cover for the iPad, it was smart in the sense that it could turn on and off the iPad’s display, as well as act as a kickstand of sorts to help prop the tablet up. However if one were to talk about a really smart cover,...

Lumia 530 Now Available From Microsoft And Best Buy

10/06/2014, If you’re in the market for an affordable smartphone and you’re not too fussed with the operating system, you might be interested to learn that the Lumia 530 from T-Mobile will now be available for purchase via Microsoft’s online store or Best Buy....

Surface 3, Surface Mini Rumored For Holiday Release

10/06/2014, Earlier this year Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3 tablet. It was interesting that there was no mention of a Surface 3, the ARM-based version of Microsoft’s Surface tablet lineup, but now according to a report from TK Tech News who cites multiple...

Microsoft Claims Samsung Owes $6.9 Million In Unpaid Interest

10/03/2014, If there is a reason as to why Microsoft isn’t embroiled in multiple legal battles against Android OEMs, unlike Apple, it is because the Redmond company has managed to convince Android OEMs to pay them a royalty for using patents that would lead to the...

Microsoft Office Needs To Be Improved, According To Bill Gates

10/03/2014, When it comes to productivity software out there, the Microsoft suite of productivity apps is probably one of the most well-known collection of apps out there. There are alternatives, of course, but many have since come to associate Office with...

Microsoft Portable Power Unveiled, Promises Fast Charging

10/02/2014, Battery packs these days are a pretty common sight. After all with most of our smartphones barely lasting a day, battery cases and battery packs would be a way to ensure our phones don’t die on us in the middle of the day or during an emergency. Well...

New Office 365 Plans Announced

10/02/2014, Microsoft today announced three new Office 365 plans which it says are better designed to fulfill the needs and requirements of businesses in a much more effective manner. The new plans are available starting today and they’re called Office 365...

Net Applications: Windows 7′s Market Share Continues To Dominate

10/02/2014, Windows 8.1 is the latest version of the Windows platform at the moment. However come 2015, Microsoft is expected to launch Windows 10, but in the meantime how are Microsoft’s other builds doing? It seems that according to the latest figures by Net...

Microsoft Research Comes Up With Interesting Battery Saving Method

10/02/2014, The bigger the display of a smartphone, the more power it tends to draw. Many things affect a phone’s battery life although the display is a big part, not to mention leaving it at the maximum brightness will probably not do your battery any favors as...