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Bing Gets More Chatty

08/13/2014, Bing is a search engine that has certainly expanded its capabilities from its early days. In fact, Microsoft has ensured that it will be more “open” in its “communication” with its human users. Bing will enable you to ask a question in the same...

New Surface Firmware Updates Arrive Today

08/12/2014, Microsoft intends to keep their hardware relevant with the necessary software updates, and as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for the month of August 2014, the Redmond, Washington company decided to introduce a slew of firmware updates that will...

Xbox One Preload And Digital Pre-Order Feature Confirmed

08/12/2014, As Gamescom has kicked off in Germany there’s a lot of gaming news to go through today. Microsoft has made a couple of announcements of its own today, it has detailed some of the new features that will be added to the console over the next few...

Windows 8.1 August Update Released

08/12/2014, A few days back Microsoft confirmed the next update for Windows 8.1. It also clarified that the August update would not bring major changes for the OS even though many had expected that initially. Instead the company is going to break down the changes...

Xbox One Update Will Add TV Streaming Support For Mobile Devices

08/12/2014, Ahead of the Gamescom conference today in Germany Microsoft unveiled some of the new features that will be landing on Xbox One over the next few months. The company praised fans who left a generous amount of feedback about features and services on the...

White Xbox One Bundle Confirmed

08/12/2014, When it comes to coloring one’s console, no one does it better than Nintendo, although it does seem as though other players are starting to catch on. Microsoft’s Xbox One has always come in black, but recent rumors have been going around that the...

Microsoft Transforms Smartphone Camera Into Kinect Wannabe

08/12/2014, It seems that Microsoft wants to make up for lost time at this year’s edition of the SIGGRAPH conference, where it looks as though your mid-range or perhaps even entry level smartphone camera is capable of being transformed into a Kinect clone of sorts....

Microsoft Teases Lumia 730 ‘Selfie Phone’

08/11/2014, We first heard about Microsoft’s upcoming “selfie phone” a couple of months back, apparently the company is looking to cash in on the selfie craze that’s gripping the world right now. Over the past couple of weeks there have been...

Windows 9 Cortana Implementation Reportedly Going Well

08/11/2014, There has been a lot of speculation about the next Windows iteration ever since it became known that Microsoft is willing to put Windows 8.1 behind it and get a fresh start. Rumor has it that a public preview build of Windows 9 will be released in a...

Microsoft To Support Latest Internet Explorer Versions In 2016

08/07/2014, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer might still be dominating the worldwide browser market share at 58.38%, but it is a dominance that is slowly but surely shrinking. Having said that, it got to such a position in the first place because it happens to ship...

Microsoft And iFixit Team Up

08/07/2014, iFixit is well known to take existing devices, especially recently released ones, only to take them apart and come up with what they call a “Repairability Score”. This tells you how easy it is to remove the back cover and gain access to all of the...

Microsoft Reportedly Lost $1.7 Billion In Surface Tablets So Far

08/07/2014, Microsoft’s Surface tablets were initially seen as an iPad competitor, and when the Surface Pro 3 launched, some even thought that it could prove to be a MacBook competitor as well. However it seems that despite Microsoft’s best efforts, the are...

Windows Phone Store Now Home To More Than 300,000 Apps

08/07/2014, Having great hardware and software on a phone is a good thing, without a doubt, but considering that our smartphones can be transformed into a device that’s so much more thanks to apps, it’s safe to say that apps are just as important in helping a...

Windows Phone Growth Remained Flat In Q2

08/07/2014, Microsoft’s Windows Phone is slowly establishing itself as the third most used platform behind iOS and Android, given that BlackBerry’s marketshare continues to decline, but it looks like growth isn’t happening as fast as Microsoft would...