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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Release Expected On August 12th

07/21/2014, The next major update for Windows 8.1 could be less than a month away if recent reports are to be believed. We had previously heard as far back as April that Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be released in August though this is the first time that someone has...

Cortana Will Enable Itself Automatically, No Action Required

07/21/2014, We’re sure Windows Phone users are eager to get their hands on Cortana and take it for a spin. After all given the demos we’ve seen, not to mention the pretty amazing accuracy with her predictions for the World Cup 2014, many are curious as to how...

Governments Around The World Not Thrilled By Microsoft’s Layoffs

07/21/2014, Just last week, Microsoft announced that they would be cutting as many as 18,000 jobs, most of which will be members of the Nokia cellphone division that Microsoft absorbed once they had bought the company. This is a lot of jobs Microsoft will be...

Microsoft Patent Reveals Additional Plans For Augmented Reality

07/20/2014, Could Microsoft be working on an augmented reality pair of smart glasses? Well based an earlier Microsoft patent, it would seem to suggest that is the case, although a newly published patent from Microsoft which was filed for back in January 2014 seems to...

Microsoft Releases Online Training Portal For Windows Phone

07/20/2014, Now that Microsoft has announced that they will be doing away with Android and their feature phones, it pretty much means that the Redmond company’s attention will be focused purely on Windows Phone, at least as far as their mobile efforts are...

Xbox One 3D Blu-ray Support Coming Next Month

07/20/2014, When the Xbox One console was released back in November some customers were not to happy to find out that the console’s Blu-ray player couldn’t play 3D Blu-rays. Its not that the hardware wasn’t capable of doing this, it was a software...

Nokia McLaren Might Have Been Killed Off By Microsoft [Rumor]

07/18/2014, It wasn’t too long ago that we had heard rumors that Nokia was working on a unique handset called the Nokia McLaren. What made the device unique is that it could offer up buttonless interaction and would feature gesture technology along the lines of the...

Finland Feels “Betrayed” By Microsoft’s Job Cuts

07/18/2014, As you might have heard recently, Microsoft plans to cut as many as 18,000 jobs by next year. This is no doubt a pretty huge cut and there would be many people who will be out of a job. Most of the job cuts will be of former Nokia employees who were...

Cortana’s How-To Instructional Video Revealed

07/18/2014, Cortana is Microsoft’s voice assistant feature that will be debuting in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, and while Microsoft has yet to fully roll out the update to Windows Phone 8 users, the company has recently posted a video on how to use the...

Academic Wordsmith Checks For Plagiarism In MS Word

07/18/2014, When we were students, there were often times when we had to source from academic journals or websites for research for our papers. Sometimes we had to paraphrase, and in some instances even quote directly from the source itself. This is not considering...

Microsoft Offers $100 To Trade-In Older Consoles For The Xbox One

07/17/2014, We expect that there are probably many gamers out there who are still holding out on purchasing a next-gen console. It could be its price, it could be the lack of titles, but if price is the main factor holding you back, you might be interested to learn...

Nokia’s Feature Phones Bite The Dust

07/17/2014, For the past few years Nokia lost market share in the high-end segment but its feature phones held their end. These devices usually cost under $100 and were particularly popular in emerging markets. Nokia was popular in those markets due to its feature...

Microsoft Giving Up On Original Shows For Xbox

07/17/2014, Initially the Xbox One wasn’t meant to be just a gaming machine. Microsoft showed off countless features that positioned it as an entertainment device as well. But in the end that didn’t help console sales, which were left far behind by...