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  • Windows 10 Phone Maps app will now also help you find things to do 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Maps are, well, just maps. They help you find a route to your destination and gauge traffic. But, Microsoft is aiming to bring in more functionality to its mobile maps than just helping you locate places. The software giant is updating its map app, which will now be...
  • Google, Microsoft, Yahoo under EU radar to check for transparency in search results Yesterday

    Brussels : Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they are transparent enough in how they display search results. The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of...
  • Microsoft finally brings touch-friendly Office apps to Windows phones Yesterday

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp on Friday unveiled a long-awaited suite of touch-friendly Office apps that allow Windows phone users to work on Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on their phones with touch commands and to transfer them easily between devices. Test versions of what Microsoft is calling its Office Universal apps...
  • Microsoft SPOT smartwatch from 2004 wasn't a mere smartwatch, it was also a can of Axe deo 2 days ago

    Back in the early 2000s, and long before the Apple Watch, Microsoft had taken a shot at wearables with its Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT) initiative that apart from a smart wristwatch also included a travel clock and a key chain.A little-watched ad from back in 2004, featuring actor-director Spike...
  • Yahoo revises search partnership with Microsoft, gets more control 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo and Microsoft forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. Current Yahoo...
  • Obama to honour Satya Nadella with 'Champion of Change' award 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the 'Champions of Change' award for bringing about change within his company to support working families. "Microsoft recently announced that over the next year it will make changes to ensure that a wide variety of suppliers that...
  • Microsoft Lumia 540: Microsoft launches affordable dual-SIM smartphone with 5-inch display, 8MP camera 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched a new affordable smartphone - the Lumia 540. The dual-SIM phone carries a price tag of $150 and features a 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The Lumia 540 comes with 8 GB of on-board...
  • A new security flaw in Microsoft Windows allows hackers to steal users' login credentials: Researchers 5 days ago

    Seattle: Computer security researchers said they have uncovered a new variation on an old weakness in Microsoft's Windows operating system that could theoretically allow hackers to steal login credentials from hundreds of millions of PCs. The vulnerability, named 'Redirect to SMB' by security firm Cylance, is similar to one found in...
  • Now, shop directly from Microsoft's Bing image search results 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft is bringing your favourite online store a click closer. With its Bing search engine you can now purchase items directly via the search results page. The software giant updated its Bing image search results and now if you click on a picture, you can scroll or swipe...
  • Microsoft's new app for Android lets you control Powerpoint presentations with your phone April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has silenty introduced a new app for Android that lets users control Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files on their Bluetooth-enabled PC from their Android phone. Named Office Remote, the new app turns your phone into a smart remote that interacts with Microsoft Office on your PC. The app...
  • Microsoft to bring more 4G Lumia phones to India once the infrastructure is in place April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Technology giant Microsoft said it will line up more 4G-compatible devices in India once the infrastructure for the high speed Internet service is ready in the country. The company, which acquired Nokia's handset division last year for $7.2 billion, has only one 4G-compatible device, Lumia 638 (priced at about...
  • Bill Gates, explains in a paragraph, the difference between him and Steve Jobs April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Bill Gates- who founded one of the world's most valuable company, Microsoft, and Steve Jobs- one who created one of the world's most valuable brands, Apple, have been noted as two individuals who are an institution in themselves when it comes to technology. But what does the software...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL now available in India for Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The long-anticipated Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640 XL smartphones have been launched in India today. The phones 'that help you #AchieveMore' have been priced at Rs 11,999 and Rs 15,799 respectively. The Microsoft Lumia 640 dual-SIM smartphone sports a 5-inch HD display and is packed with a 1.2 GHz...
  • Microsoft is getting closer to having its own competitor to Apple Pay April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: After Google Wallet and Apple Pay you will soon have the option of Microsoft Pay. The software giant has received approval for its payments transfer service from one state in the US, a stepping stone to the company's wider ambition of providing the service throughout. Business analyst, Faizal Khan,...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL budget smartphones likely to be launched today in India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is expected to introduce today its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India. The company had started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. Flipkart had also teased the upcoming budget smartphones...
  • Microsoft Lumia 640, 640 XL budget smartphones expected to be launched in India on April 7 April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is likely to introduce its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India on April 7. The company had started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. Now, Flipkart has also teased the...
  • Samsung enjoys more customer loyalty than Apple April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: We all love our smartphones and gadgets, but how loyal are we towards the company that has manufactured them? Would we consider buying our next smartphone from the same company or defect to its rival? Customer loyalty goes a long way in defining how a company is being...
  • On 40th anniversary week, Microsoft axes another hundred of positions April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: As part of the final stages of the 18,000 layoffs announced by Microsoft last year, the software company has made another round of job cuts this week. The company turned 40 yesterday and a company representative confirmed that the layoffs have indeed been carried out at the software...
  • Windows OS could one day become open source, says Microsoft's top engineer April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: As Microsoft is celebrating its 40th anniversary today, we can't help but admire at the way the software giant has been able to establish its empire on Windows operating system that runs on many of the world's desktops, laptops, phones, and servers. Having enjoyed such a position in...
  • Microsoft turns 40: Read the full text of Bill Gates' email to employees April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: As Microsoft turns 40 today, its co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has sent a letter to the employees of the software giant, reminicing less on the past and focusing more on the future. Originally tweeted by Amit Roy Choudhary, which Microsoft confirmed, the email talks about how the...
  • Microsoft to stop enabling 'Do Not Track' on its future browsers by default April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to provide more control into the hands of the users about their privacy preferences, Microsoft has announced that it will no longer enable 'Do Not Track' (DNT) feature on the future versions of its browsers. Until now, DNT was enabled as a default setting in Windows...
  • 40 years of Microsoft: 40 milestones in Microsoft's history April 4, 2015

    40 years ago, on April 4, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, friends from Lakeside School in Seattle, formed a little partnership. Gates was 19 and Allen 22. That partnership was called Micro-soft. The 40-year-long journey saw Microsoft evolving into one of the world's largest technology companies and is...
  • Microsoft expected to launch budget Lumia 640, 640 XL smartphones in India on April 7 April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is likely to introduce its recently announced Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL smartphones in India on April 7. The company has started sending out media invites with a tagline "Inspiration doesn't only work 9 to 5!" for its event on Tuesday. While the invite does not explicitly...
  • Microsoft brings document-scanning app Office Lens to iPhones, Android; turns your phone into a scanner April 3, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft said it is bringing one of its most popular apps, which lets people take photos of a document and turn it into a editable file, to Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. The app, called Office Lens, is already available on phones running Windows, but has had little exposure given...
  • Microsoft drops the Xbox brand from new Music, Video apps for Windows 10 April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is doing away with the prefix- Xbox- for its music and video preview apps for the latest Windows 10 operating system. Both the apps will now be renamed Music and Video to make them sound less confusing. Xbox Music and Xbox Video seemed specific to the software giant's...
  • Top tech pranks on April Fools' Day revealed! April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: As the day to fool people around and play practical jokes draws to a close, we bring to you the top and coolest pranks played by the tech giants on April Fools' Day. While some of the pranks were well, just pranks, others did manage to catch us...
  • Microsoft launches Surface 3 - a cheaper version of Surface Pro 3 tablet April 1, 2015

    New York: Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to reach students and budget-conscious families. Graphic artists, engineers and finance professionals needing to run complex software might still want the company's higher-end Pro 3, said Dennis Meinhardt, director of program management for...
  • Microsoft to take on Google Chromebooks with $149 Windows 10 laptops: Report March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: The growing popularity of budget Chromebooks by Google has seemingly threatened Microsoft, which is why the software giant is reportedly developing affordable laptops that will run its upcoming Windows 10 OS. The inexpensive laptop is likely to carry a price tag of $149 and use Intel's Bay Trail...