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Microsoft/Nokia Deal Expected To Conclude In April

03/24/2014, So far there have been a number of countries that have approved the Microsoft/Nokia deal, with Taiwan being the latest amongst them. However there is the question of when will the deal actually be concluded? Well the good news is that for those who are...

Taiwan Approves Microsoft/Nokia Deal, Attaches Conditions

03/23/2014, The Microsoft/Nokia deal is still in the process of being approved by regulatory boards and governments around the world, which is unsurprising given how big both companies are and how their business spans across multiple countries. So far for the most...

Microsoft Not Fazed By PlayStation 4’s Lead Over The Xbox One

03/21/2014, By all accounts it would seem as though Sony’s PlayStation 4 is currently doing a much better job at selling units compared to the Microsoft Xbox One. We’re not just talking about one market though: in the UK it was reported that the PS4 was leading...

Microsoft Charges FBI $50-$200 For Customer Information Requests

03/20/2014, It is no secret that companies are allowed to charge government agencies if they wish to access certain information, such as customer data, but have you ever wondered how much companies actually charge? Well thanks to the Syrian Electronic Army, they have...

DirectX 12: A Rather Awesome Software-Only Evolution

03/20/2014, Microsoft has just finished presenting its preview of DirectX 12 (Direct3D 12 in particular), their newest graphics API (Application Programming Interface) which lets game developers control graphics processing units (GPUs) in games and other graphics...

Microsoft Plans On Rewarding Positive Behavior On Xbox Live

03/20/2014, When playing games online, you tend to meet people with all sorts of personalities and quirks. Sometimes you get lucky and meet a really great gamer who you really enjoying gaming with, and in some cases, these gamers even get married in real life! Of...

Windows Phone 8.1 Spotted on Microsoft’s Website

03/20/2014, So it is more or less common knowledge by now that Microsoft will be releasing Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows Phone users in the near future. When exactly will this update be rolled out remains to be seen, but in the meantime it has been suggested that...

Microsoft’s free OneNote vaults to top of Mac App Store chart

03/19/2014, When whispers of the OneNote app from Microsoft were confirmed through the release of the app just a few days later, it is interesting to note the level of ‘success’, so to speak, of Microsoft’s free OneNote app for Mac. In fact, the app had already...