02/28/2014, As it stands, Microsoft is boasting 146,395 apps in its Windows Store, and in a recent post by the company on their blog, it has been found to no one’s surprise that despite the Windows Store not being as populated compared to other app stores, once again in-app purchases rule supreme. It turns out that while there is money to be made from the Windows Store, chances are developers will […]
02/27/2014, You might want to take out your calendar and circle April 8th, as that is the particular day that support for Windows XP ends. There is always a silver lining behind a dark cloud, and Microsoft could very well introduce Windows 8.1 on the day that support for Windows XP ends this coming April. Just how did this particular rumor come about? Well,Neowin cited a tweet from Supersite for Windows, […]
02/27/2014, It was not too long ago when there was a brand new Windows 8.1 Update 1 build which leaked onto the Internet, where it was given the label “Windows 8.1 with Bing.” Taking into consideration how Bing SmartSearch happens to be part of Windows 8.1 already, this has led to many people thinking just what this mysterious SKU is all about when the real deal is introduced to the masses […]
02/27/2014, Earlier in the week it was reported that relationship between Ford and Microsoft has strained and that its possible for the former to shift its Sync in-car infotainment system from the underpinnings provided by Microsoft to BlackBerry’s QNX. Apparently Ford has been getting a lot of complaints about broken touchscreens and buggy software, which is prompting it to switch. That might not entirely be the case though, as Ford managing direction […]
02/27/2014, Back in the day, devices by BlackBerry were considered to be the preferred mobile device for enterprises. This is thanks to BlackBerry’s encryption along with the BES service that allows IT admins to remotely monitor and wipe phones in the event that it is stolen or lost. However these days it turns out that Windows Phone handsets might be starting to become the preferred device for enterprise.
02/26/2014, We guess it goes without saying that Windows Phone is hardly the largest smartphone platform at the moment. In fact based on past figures, Windows Phone’s market share is pretty small compared to the likes of Android and iOS, but apparently it is also the fastest growing OS in the world, according to a recent report on Mobile Trends released by Kantar.
02/26/2014, Recently we picked up on a report claiming that Microsoft is mulling over the possibility of cutting Windows 8 licensing fees so as to get OEMs to develop relatively cheaper notebooks that hold up against the onslaught from Chromebooks. While a formal decision on that is yet to be made public, a new report has surfaced claiming that the company might cut Windows Phone licensing fees as well, apparently by […]
02/25/2014, Rumors have always been around, and will continue to be around. After all, there is no smoke without any fire, right? It seems that the Windows Phone 8.1 update would arrive eventually with a spanking new feature thrown into the mix in order to make the Live Tiles to be part of the background image of the Start screen, as you can see in the leaked image on the right […]
02/25/2014, When Microsoft introduced the Xbox One alongside its case design in May last year, it did generate its fair bit of attention. Well, fast forward to today, Microsoft has finally received the patent for that particular case design from the good people over at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For those who are curious about all things numerology, the patent number from the USTPO happens to be D700,246 and […]
02/25/2014, Microsoft has recently rolled out its first service pack for Office 2013, where you will be able to download it here in x86 as well as x64 versions. Of course, depending on which particular flavor that you decide to download it from, the file sizes would range from 643MB and goes all the way to 774 MB. Do bear in mind that this happens to be the first major update […]
02/25/2014, There are a lot of online video streaming sites but no one comes close to YouTube, which Google picked up for almost a billion dollars back in 2006. Since then, YouTube has grown to be the behemoth it is today, and even though Dailymotion and Vimeo are some of the better known competitors, YouTube is in a league of its own. Last year there were rumors floating about that Yahoo […]
02/25/2014, Just last week, we saw Microsoft put the Xbox One headset adapter up for pre-order where the device would be released on the 25th of February, which is today. Now it should be noted that the headset adapter will only have stereo output through the controller, but according to Albert Penello, the director of product planning for the Xbox One, surround sound could be coming in the future.
02/25/2014, Many were probably wondering what would happen to Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, once Microsoft had finally acquired the company. Well according to earlier reports, some had believed that Elop might be in running to be Microsoft’s new CEO, but we all know how that ended as Microsoft had decided to go with Satya Nadella instead. Well it turns out that Elop will soon be getting a new job at Microsoft […]
02/24/2014, It was in December last year when the Bing Maps Preview app on Windows 8.1 was launched, as it opened up the doors to folks who want to explore the world in a totally new manner – one that is touch-friendly, of course. In fact, the folks over at Bing Maps claimed to have flown, driven and processed plenty ever since December 2013 in order to deliver another 15 more […]