MICROSOFT

  • Lumia 638: Microsoft launches the most affordable 4G Windows Phone smartphone in India at Rs 8299 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Microsoft launched its most affordable smartphone 4G device in the country - Lumia 638 - powered by Windows Phone 8.1 operating system for Rs 8,299. The smartphone, sporting a 4.5-inch screen, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera, 8GB memory (expandable upto 128GB)...
  • Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation; now translates your speech in real time 2 days ago

    Washington: Microsoft announced today a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service. "Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program," said Microsoft's Gurdeep Pall. "The preview program will kick off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English......
  • Facebook stops including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Facebook has stopped including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson, comes as Facebook has revamped its own search offerings, introducing a tool on Monday that allows users to quickly find past comments and other information posted by...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft's next version of Windows OS likely to be released in September 2015 December 11, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released "early next fall." Microsoft has not publicly set a...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package approved December 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's $84 million pay package, after an investor advisory group said the company was paying him too much. Nadella's pay package puts him among the highest paid CEOs in the country for last year, although his pay...
  • Gmail users can now edit Microsoft Office files straight from their inbox December 3, 2014

    Google has added a new feature in Gmail that lets users edit Microsoft Office files that come to them as attachments in emails - right from the mailbox. The Gmail attachments now have an edit button that automatically converts Office documents to corresponding Google formats.With the new update, Google has...
  • IIT Kharagpur student gets Rs 1.5 crore pay package December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: In one of the fattest pay package offered to an IITian ever in campus placements, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been offered an annual salary of over Rs 1.5 crore. IIT Kharagpur officials said the salary package was among the 163 offers made by 27 visiting...
  • Lots of tablet choices? Here're some buying tips for you December 1, 2014

    New York: People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's iPads, for instance, there are advantages to sticking within the...
  • Lumia 535: Microsoft's first non-Nokia Lumia phone launched at Rs 9,199 in India; features a 5-inch display, 5MP cameras November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched its first Lumia phone - the Lumia 535 - without the Nokia branding in India at a price of Rs 9,199. The phone will be available in the market from November 28. The new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name....
  • Microsoft cloud service suffers outage, MSN web portal unavailable November 19, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline. According to Microsoft's Azure status page, the problems started around 5pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved. "We are experiencing...
  • Real Madrid and Microsoft announce digital platform deal November 19, 2014

    Real Madrid and Microsoft Corp have sealed an agreement to create a digital platform to connect fans of the European champions around the world. Real president Florentino Perez and Orlando Ayala, a Microsoft vice president, presented the platform at a ceremony at Real's Bernabeu stadium in the Spanish capital on...
  • Nokia brand could eventually appear on a range of electronics - not necessarily phones November 15, 2014

    London: Don't call it a comeback yet. But Nokia is thinking about how to revive its brand name in consumer markets just months after selling off its former flagship mobile phones business to Microsoft for more than $7 billion. "I think you can expect our brand will return to the consumer...
  • Microsoft fixes 19-year-old Windows bug that let attackers remotely control computers November 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft issued patches on Tuesday to fix a bug in its Windows operating system that remained undiscovered for 19 years. The bug, which is present in every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward, allows an attacker to remotely take over and control a computer. IBM's cybersecurity research team discovered...
  • Microsoft Lumia 535: Microsoft launches the first Lumia phone without Nokia branding; the 5-inch budget phone comes with 5MP rear and front cameras November 11, 2014

    New York: Microsoft has unveiled a cheaper smartphone, costing about 110 euros ($135), as it eyes emerging and other low-cost markets for growth. Named the Microsoft Lumia 535, the new model is the first Lumia smartphone under Microsoft's own brand name. The company has released a few Lumia models since it...
  • Microsoft may launch first non-Nokia Lumia phone on November 11 November 7, 2014

    New York: Months after closing its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset unit, tech giant Microsoft is expected to launch the first non-Nokia branded Lumia smartphone on November 11. In a teaser on its Conversations blog, Microsoft today said: "Microsoft is delivering the power of everyday mobile technology to everyone. Come...
  • Microsoft releases Office apps for iPhones, iPads November 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is offering free upgraded versions of its Office software for iPhones and iPads, as the software giant further embraces the so-called "freemium" strategy favoured by many newer companies seeking success online. Give away a basic version of a popular service, and the world may beat a path to...
  • Microsoft partners with Dropbox for online file-sharing November 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft said it teamed up with online file-sharing company Dropbox to allow Office software users to manage and share files through Dropbox's website and mobile app. Microsoft said the functionality would be included in the next updates to the Office mobile apps, to be rolled out in the next few...
  • Microsoft promises to release a new version of its Office software package for Macs next year November 1, 2014

    San Francisco: After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers - but not until next year. Microsoft did release one component, the Outlook email program, through the company's Office 365 subscription service, which costs $100 a year....
  • Microsoft Band: Microsoft launches its first wearable device at $199 October 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Microsoft launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said in a...
  • Microsoft's Bing now lets you search using emoji October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the increasing popularity of mobile text communication, emoji usage is getting more mainstream. And now Microsoft's Bing is making them search friendly. Microsoft announced the support of emoji characters in Bing search in all English markets. "With this new feature, you can search using your favourite emoji, and...
  • Nokia 130 with built-in video player, FM radio launched at Rs 1,649 in India October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices launched entry level dual-sim mobile phone 'Nokia 130', having built-in music player with up to 46 hours continuous playback on a single charge, for Rs 1,649 in India. "The Nokia 130 is a perfect device for consumers who are looking for their first mobile phone, or for...
  • Microsoft drops Nokia name from Lumia smartphones, new devices will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' October 25, 2014

    Washington: US software giant Microsoft said it will now start selling Lumia smartphones as 'Microsoft Lumia' device instead of calling them Nokia Lumia. "Our global and local websites are going through a transition as we speak and in the coming days our social channels will get a new name too ?...
  • Microsoft rides the cloud, reports higher than expected revenue October 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 per cent. Revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled last quarter at a time when...
  • US dollar 100 million Ebola pledge from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen October 24, 2014

    Washington: Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen has said he was boosting his donations to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to US dollar 100 million. Allen, who has made earlier donations to the health effort, on Thursday said his latest pledge would include funding the development and manufacture of...
  • Microsoft sheds the Nokia brand, renames it 'Microsoft Lumia' October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Six months after acquiring Nokia's troubled cellphone and services division, Microsoft is now putting an end to the Nokia brand name from its products - renaming it as "Microsoft Lumia". The renaming of "Nokia" to "Microsoft Lumia" was first announced in a post on the Nokia France Facebook...
  • Microsoft likely to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks October 20, 2014

    New York: Microsoft is preparing to launch a smartwatch within the next few weeks that will passively track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms, Forbes reported on Sunday. The wearable gadget's battery life will exceed two days of regular use, Forbes reported, citing unnamed sources close to...