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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...

Windows 9 Public Preview Release On Track For This Fall [Report]

08/07/2014, Recently purported details about the next Windows iteration have been leaking online making a lot of us curious about what Microsoft has in store. It was first reported earlier this year that the company will not be developing any major Windows 8.1...

Microsoft Looks Into Haptic Screen Future

08/07/2014, Right now, just about every modern day smartphone as well as tablet comes with a full touchscreen – although there are some designs that veer away from the norm from time to time by including a keyboard or a numeric keypad. Having said that,...

Microsoft Could Set Up New York Store

08/07/2014, Do you find it rather interesting that when it comes to retail locations, Microsoft does not yet have one to call its own in New York City? That sounds like an anomaly, right? Here is some good news however – the latest round of whispers on the...

Students Enjoy Office 365 University For $79.95

08/07/2014, Now, we all know that students are not exactly the richest demographic of the lot when you take the majority of them into consideration, although you can be sure that in each higher institution of learning, you will find an elite group who seem to have it...

OneDrive Arrives On Amazon Appstore

08/06/2014, The OneDrive cloud service from Microsoft does have its fair share of fans, having gained some momentum ever since its rebranding exercise from being known as SkyDrive. Well, it is nice to hear that OneDrive has now arrived on the Amazon Appstore, which...

Microsoft Working To Make Cortana Sound Less Robotic In The UK

08/06/2014, When Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 and showed off that it came with a virtual personal assistant called Cortana many asked exactly when this feature would be rolled out to users in the U.S. It was said back then that Cortana would be first expanded...

Charms Bar In Windows 9 Expected To Be Revamped

08/06/2014, It is evident that Microsoft has now shifted its focus to the next Windows iteration, believed to be codenamed Threshold. The company isn’t releasing any new features in updates for Windows 8.1 and recent reports suggest that it plans to ship a...

Chinese Cortana Receives 2 Dozen Animations, US Has 25% Of That

08/06/2014, When one talks about personality, Google Now certainly lacks it – at least, at this point in time, of course, although Siri does have some sort of a personality that shows itself each time the personal assistant provides an answer to select...

Leave Microsoft In China, Get A Free Nokia Lumia 630

08/06/2014, We all know that the folks over at Microsoft are currently working through a massive layoff plan of 18,000 folks, which has seen some protests from Chinese employees. Not only that, it seems that Microsoft has already started to send out emails to its...