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Nokia By Microsoft Branding Rumor Might Have Been Fake

07/07/2014, Yesterday an alleged rendering of the Nokia Lumia 830 was leaked, and one of the interesting aspects of the rendering was the branding at the back of the phone which read, “Nokia by Microsoft”. It made sense, especially since Microsoft had officially...

Xbox Live Experiences Connectivity Issues

07/07/2014, It seems that not all is fine and well at Xbox Live land, where different kinds of services have been affected, and they include the likes of Twitch, Netflix and PBS. This is a phenomenon that has affected not only the Xbox 360, but the Xbox One as well...

Microsoft MapPoint, Streets and Trips, To Be Discontinued

07/07/2014, The folks over at Microsoft did make an announcement recently that they will no longer support a couple of their mapping products – namely MapPoint and Streets and Trips, where these two services have already picked up their very last update, and...

Cortana Launch In UK Pushed Beyond July

07/07/2014, The digital assistant Cortana is one of the biggest features present in Windows Phone 8.1. Even though the new software is going to be rolled out later this month the assistant won’t work in all markets. For now Cortana is limited to the U.S. though...

Two 3D Touch Phones Being Developed By Microsoft

07/07/2014, With Nokia’s devices business, and talent, under its belt Microsoft can now go about developing smartphones. We have seen leaked codenames for future devices, one of which is the McLaren. It is believed to be the first Microsoft developed...

Surface Mini Reportedly Back In Production Ahead Of Summer Release

07/07/2014, Before Microsoft’s 2013 tablet event there was an endless stream of rumors about the Surface Mini. It is widely believed that Microsoft stopped production and decided not to announce this tablet alongside the Surface Pro 3. The company hasn’t...

Kinect V2 For Windows Pre-Orders Will Ship On 15 July

07/07/2014, The Kinect sensor by Microsoft has a lot of potential, so much so that it has been used in all sorts of fields, not just gaming. However the fact that it was sort of forced upon gamers when they bought the Xbox One kind of put some off it, although...

Microsoft To Use Lumia Brand For Future Android Devices [Rumor]

07/07/2014, One of the way Nokia has managed to distinguish its Windows Phone lineup and its Android lineup would be its naming scheme. For example Nokia’s Windows Phone handsets fall under the Lumia branding, while their Android offerings are part of the Nokia X...

Microsoft Reportedly Removing Surface Pro 2 Units From Stores

07/06/2014, The Nokia Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s effort at launching a Windows-based tablet, but now that Nokia officially belongs to Microsoft, what does this mean for the Lumia 2520 series? Could the Lumia 2520 be the first and last Windows tablet from Nokia? Maybe,...

Microsoft Hosting Nokia Con Event In Japan 27th July

07/06/2014, The Windows Phone platform is slowly being embraced in various parts of the world in various markets, however if there is one market which is stubbornly refusing to accept Windows Phone, it would be Japan. We have heard how the platform’s market share...

‘Nokia By Microsoft’ Branding Seen On Lumia 830 Leaked Render

07/06/2014, There has been sufficient chatter over the past couple of weeks about Microsoft launching a new Lumia smartphone in the near future. Some people are more interested in knowing how the company intends to brand its new crop of devices. Even though Microsoft...

Microsoft And Canon Enter Into Patent Agreement With Each Other

07/03/2014, Companies enter into patent agreements from time to time. After all sometimes it is necessary that you use another company’s technology, and unless you want to be hit with a lawsuit and have your products banned from being sold, entering into a...

ComScore: Windows Phone’s Growth In The US Remains Unchanged

07/03/2014, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform admittedly gets better with each major update that Microsoft makes to it. However the lack of apps has consumers hesitating if they should adopt the device, and the lack of consumers has developers holding back on...

Age Of Empires Online Has Officially Shut Down

07/02/2014, We’re sure that gamers at one point in time have tried their hand at Microsoft’s Age of Empires RTS game. The game itself is rather iconic and was one of the more popular RTS games when it was first introduced. Later in 2011, Microsoft introduced Age...