Last month, tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Adobe were summoned to explain in a hearing the significantly higher prices of tech goods in Australia. Adobe’s CEO even went as far as dodging the questions during pre-interviews, quite expertly I might …Read More »
Is Microsoft serious? They just released an ad bashing Galaxy S III. You know, the outdated model. [Video]
If you follow tech blogs, you may have read about Microsoft’s recent failed marketing attempts to promote its products such as Surface Pro and Outlook.com. Ready to add another dumb Microsoft advertisement to the list? Look no further than the …Read More »
The United States has legal elbow room for American companies to pay “grease the wheel” type bribes to government officials in other countries. In other words, it is OK for American companies to pay bribes if a) bribes are a …Read More »
Microsoft has updated their Product Lifecycles page, and on it the company has placed a 2014 end-date for “Mainstream Support” of its Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 releases.
Windows Phone 8 will be supported with security and other kinds of …Read More »
If I were a ‘Bing man’ I wouldn’t be posting this.Read More »
Samsung executive feels “Windows 8 is no better than Windows Vista”, calls Windows “the less-competitive platform”
It has been a very long time since we last heard some Windows 8 hate. (And by “very long time” I mean at least a few days.) However, thanks to Samsung’s head of memory division Dong-Soo Jun, now e have …Read More »
For most of their corporate lives, Microsoft and Apple have had fundamentally different strategies. Apple has looked to combine the software and hardware experience, then charge a premium for the synergy. Microsoft has gone the path of software development and …Read More »
Remember that $732 million fine Microsoft was hit with by the EU because Microsoft did not include browser ballot box in Windows 7 SP1? Yeah, well, as it turns out it the EU did not find out about the “error” …Read More »
Microsoft has just been fined 561 million euros (approximately $732 million) for breaking an antitrust agreement made in 2009.
In that agreement, Microsoft complied with the EU’s request to include a “browser ballot box” in every new copy of Windows …Read More »
Windows 8 users have been using Internet Explorer 10 since launch, but if you decided to stick with Windows 7 instead of using an OS that is considered “weak, terrible and disappointing,” Microsoft has left you with IE9 — until …Read More »
Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.
Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only …Read More »
Is the Chinese or Eastern Europeans? Maybe someone else? We don’t really know. All we know is there has been a recent string of hacks against multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations in the past few months. Microsoft is now the …Read More »
Unlike the previous generation, Sony actually got a head start on Microsoft this time. But that doesn’t mean Redmond will be keeping quiet all the way until E3 in June. CVG is reporting that Microsoft will be announcing the next …Read More »
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 …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 …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 …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 …Read More »
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 …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 …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 …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 …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.
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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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …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 …Read More »
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 …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 …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 …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 …Read More »