Windows is the most widely used operating system in the world, and it has plenty (plenty) of issues. Some people argue these issues are because it is impossible for Microsoft to code for and accommodate all the different hardware out there; others say it is because Microsoft sucks at coding. [...]Read More »
Goodbye Hotmail: All Hotmail users are being forcefully moved to Outlook.com, which is now available worldwide along with its multimillion-dollar ad campaign [Video]
Microsoft is officially taking out Outlook.com’s “preview” label, and is launching the service worldwide. This also means that Hotmail users will be slowly transitioned to the new service, albeit gradually. The good news? They’ll get to keep their email addresses — whether that’s Hotmail.com, Live.com or even MSN.com, none of [...]Read More »
While Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO more than ten years ago, this interview with CBS shows that the man remains committed and up-to-date with all the company’s work, as well as their struggles.
During the interview, he admitted that the way Microsoft went about their mobile strategy didn’t [...]Read More »
Apple, Microsoft, and Adobe have all been summoned to appear before a pricing inquiry regarding the higher prices Australian consumers have to pay for tech goods compared to those of other economies. Here’s what the lower house committee had to say in a statement:
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“The committee is looking at the
Be sure to run Windows Update this Tuesday, Microsoft is going to release a monster update that fixes 57 vulnerabilities — including a critical Internet Explorer bug
Every second Tuesday of every month Microsoft releases patches of its products on Windows. This day has come to be known as ‘Patch Tuesday’. And this upcoming Patch Tuesday is going to be one you don’t want to miss.
In total, this Tuesday (February 12) will see twelve patches being [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB version is sold out within a few hours — a sign of success or clever marketing?
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB, the version of Microsoft Surface tablets that runs Windows 8 Pro, has sold out in the United States within hours of being available online. Is this a sign of success for Microsoft’s tablet endeavor… or is it a sign of clever marketing on the part of [...]Read More »
Microsoft tells users to ditch Gmail for Outlook.com because Microsoft “doesn’t go through your email to sell ads”
So while we take a break from all the Apple versus Samsung lawsuits, why don’t we shift our attention over to the brewing Microsoft versus Google battle. This time, we have Microsoft on the offensive with their current “Scroogled” ad campaign — which also cost them a seven figure amount. [...]Read More »
For all the great things Microsoft has done for the world (and mind you, they have done some great things — nobody can rightly deny that, regardless of how much you hate Microsoft), they get a lot of crap from a lot of people. Ever wonder why? I’m sure hypocrisy [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews roundup: what reviewers from three different blogs say about the tablet
Microsoft’s Surface Pro has received its review treatment on the Internet, and there’s an underlying theme hidden in a lot of the reviews. If you were consider getting Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop, you might wanna check these out first.
The Verge liked the device’s performance and solid 1080p display, but the [...]Read More »
The next-generation of video game consoles is closer than ever, with Sony rumored to announced their next PlayStation in 2 weeks. Microsoft probably didn’t want Sony to hog all the limelight, and fortunately for them some more news about the next Xbox has surfaced — it might be not good [...]Read More »
Dell is officially off the publicly-traded stock market and is now a private company. This was made possible through a $24.4 billion deal, which includes cash and equity from their CEO Michael Dell, funding from investment firms Silver Lake and MSD Capital, debt financing from a number of banks, Dell’s [...]Read More »
Remember that little problem with the Surface RT? You know, the one where you buy a 32GB version, come home and open your brand new tablet then discover that you can only use half of that? Well, it looks like Microsoft’s Surface Pro is going to have the same problems, [...]Read More »
Microsoft’s latest version of Office is here, it’s in the cloud, and it costs $100 per year for 5 computers
Microsoft has announced that Office 2013 and Office 365 are now available for purchase on Office.com and in retail stores across 162 countries. When you purchase your copy and unbox it at home, don’t be surprised if you don’t find the usual DVD inside it. It was never there, and [...]Read More »
How many people were outraged when Microsoft announced it would be selling Surface RT starting at $499 and Surface Pro starting at $899? If Microsoft’s silence on Surface tablet sales numbers is any indicator, my guess is many people. It seems like Microsoft may have taken the clue because, in [...]Read More »
While Microsoft’s Surface didn’t do so well during the holiday season, it’s getting another shot this February with the Surface Pro. Microsoft has announced that while they missed their January target date, the Surface Pro will be launching just a month later on February 9th.
For those of you who [...]Read More »
Have even the remotest interest in Windows 8? Think you may upgrade, or will want to upgrade, in the future? If so, right now is the time to grab it.
As mentioned on dotTech earlier, Microsoft is running a promotion that allows everyone with Windows XP SP3 and higher to [...]Read More »
AV-TEST Institute is an organization that runs anti-virus/anti-malware tests. During AV-TEST Institute’s latest Nov/Dec 2012 anti-malware testing, 3 out 25 anti-virus software failed to gain certification. One of those 3 is Microsoft’s popular Security Essentials. (The other two are AhnLab V3 Internet Security and PC Tools Internet Security 2012.)
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Right after announcing the last days of Windows Live Messenger, news has surfaced about Microsoft’s broader plans for the Skype platform. It looks like the company is taking their $8.5 billion investment seriously, and wants to “consolidate all their communications technology” around Skype.
We already know Skype is deeply integrated [...]Read More »
When Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 for a cool $8.5 billion, the company slowly brought the service and its own Windows Live Messenger closer together. Microsoft made it possible for Skype users and Messenger users to talk to each other and exchange messages through Skype. But at the same time, [...]Read More »
One of the more interesting things to come out of the recently concluded CES 2013 wasn’t a product launch, but a hint of what’s to come from in the near future. Microsoft Research showed off a quick demo of what the company’s been cooking up during Samsung’s keynote, and it’s [...]Read More »
Companies, specifically tech companies, may not be people in and of themselves but they do have characteristics (or personalities, if you will). Because of these characteristics, it is often enticing to compare the companies to other things, like celebrities or popular personalities. In the case of the following comic, tech [...]Read More »
Like seemingly every other new OS that’s left in the wild for awhile, Microsoft’s Windows RT has been jailbroken. But hold on before you start rejoicing about the prospects of running all your favorite desktop applications on a Surface, it isn’t quite there yet — at least for now.
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Well, that didn’t take very long. Around 24 hours after Windows Phone users began reporting that they been blocked from accessing Google Maps when using Internet Explorer on their phones, Google says that they’re now going to fix that.
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“We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make
According to numerous reports from Windows Phone users, they are no longer able to access Google Maps on their phone. Instead, when attempting to load the web version of Google Maps, they are redirected to the main page of Google.
When asked about the issue, Google issued this statement to [...]Read More »
R2 Studios, a startup that focuses on home automation technology, made the news recently due to the high-profile companies trying to acquire them – namely, Apple, Microsoft and Google.
It looks like Microsoft is the one of the three that was able to seal the deal, although the price for [...]Read More »
While the usual talk about Windows 8 is people criticizing it, it looks like we’ll be starting 2013 with quite the opposite. Acer president Jim Wong has come to the defense of Microsoft’s latest operating system, saying that it is actually a very good OS and that consumers will eventually [...]Read More »
It looks like the bad news for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer just keeps piling on, with every other day seemingly bringing news about a new security problem for the browser.
This time, however, users of the most recent versions — namely Internet Explorer 9 and 10, can rest easy. A new [...]Read More »
2013 is — quite literally — around the corner. Indeed, a few hours from now the world will slowly start to move from 2012 and rollover to 2013, starting in the East first and then eventually ending with the West. If you were a major tech company, or the CEO [...]Read More »
If there’s one thing that Microsoft doesn’t need, it’s more bad publicity for Internet Explorer. The company’s browser has often been criticized to be slow and simply downright inferior compared to other offerings right now. Unfortunately for them, it looks like more bad news is on the way.
The bad [...]Read More »
Even if Windows 8 was only just officially released 2 months ago, whispers about its successor are already being heard. The project is being called “Windows Blue” and is expected to be launched in the summer of next year.
Microsoft appears to be moving away from its usual release cycle [...]Read More »
Did anybody get a Microsoft Surface this Christmas? Does anybody know anyone who got Surface for Christmas? Didn’t think so. As solid of a device it is, it just doesn’t seem to be on many people’s wish list this holiday season.
R.W. Baird analyst William Power recounted recent conversations at [...]Read More »
If there’s one application I can’t live without on my computer, it’s VLC. For the rare few of you that don’t already use it on your system, VLC is a highly versatile video player that plays practically everything you throw at it — from HD movies to DVD’s, even YouTube [...]Read More »
For the better part of two decades, Microsoft was the most valuable tech company in the world, primarily due to the market penetration of its Windows and Office product lines. In today’s world, however, Microsoft gets a lot of beef for being lethargic and a non-innovator (although I would say [...]Read More »
In today’s world, which company is infamous for its aggressive patent claims and legal action again alleged intellectual property infringement? Apple, of course. What most people don’t know, however, is Microsoft has always been as aggressive (if not more) than Apple when it comes to intellectual property. The only different [...]Read More »