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  • Microsoft Office, Skype to come pre-installed on select Android devices Yesterday

    Washington: Microsoft unveiled partnerships with Samsung and other manufacturers to install its services including Word and Skype on devices powered by the rival Google Android system. The move is part of a push by Microsoft, which has been lagging in efforts to get Windows-powered devices in the marketplace, to deliver services...
  • Microsoft Office will be free for devices under 10.1 inches Yesterday

    New Delhi: In a bid to clearly demarcate 'personal' and 'professional' experience, Microsoft has announced that its Office suite will continue to be free on smaller screens measuring under 10.1 inches. Kirk Koenigsbauer, the corporate vice president for the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team, said that 10.1 inches is...
  • Google to use a Microsoft invention to improve its Chrome Web browser Yesterday

    New Delhi: Google is aiming at improving the scrolling experience in its Chrome browser using a standard that was first introduced by Microsoft for its Internet Explorer browser. Scrolling performance and general touch support for Chrome browser on a Windows tablet has not been impressive and Google aims to fix that...
  • Microsoft to completely ditch Internet Explorer; Project Spartan will be the new browser in Windows 10 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has officially declared that its upcoming Project Spartan web browser will completely replace the long-standing but troublesome Internet Explorer. The company announced that based on strong feedback from its Windows Insiders and customers, Windows 10 will have Project Spartan hosting the new engine exclusively. However, Internet Explorer 11...
  • Microsoft buys Microsoft.porn, Office.porn, Office.adult domain names 3 days ago

    New York: The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. and Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this summer. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, is making Internet address suffixes beyond the...
  • Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers to offer services across platforms 3 days ago

    New Delhi: As part of its cross-device strategy, Microsoft has begun expanding its partnerships with leading device makers in a bid to further its services on more consumer devices. On March 23, Microsoft formally announced that it was expanding its partnership with Samsung and under the refreshed policies, Android smartphones by...
  • Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on its Android devices 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Samsung in a bid to provide mobile productivity services to more consumers. The South Korean electronics giant will pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its range of Android devices and deliver secured mobile productivity for businesses through a...
  • Apple's updated MacBook Air, Pro no longer support Windows 7 with Boot Camp 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Apple has dropped Boot Camp support for Windows 7 on its recently upgraded MacBook Air, Pro models. It will only work with Windows 8 or later. Boot Camp is Apple's software designed to allow its Mac users to install Microsoft Windows on their machines. However, it has now stopped...
  • Here are the 2 new ways you will be unlocking your online accounts in future 6 days ago

    San Jose: Tired of trying to remember a different password for each of your online accounts? Or worried about re-using the same password too many times? You're not alone. Tech experts agree that traditional passwords are annoying, outmoded and too easily hacked. This week, Yahoo and Microsoft offered up some alternatives:...
  • Free Windows 10 upgrades for pirates will be 'non-genuine', unsupported: Microsoft 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After announcing its plans to offer free Windows 10 upgrades to even users of pirated Windows, Microsoft further clears the air by saying that while PCs with pirated copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be upgraded to Windows 10, they will remain in a non-genuine status...
  • Lumia 430: Microsoft launches its cheapest Windows Phone smartphone March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has unveiled its most affordable smartphone, the Lumia 430. Priced at $70, the dual-SIM phone runs Windows 8.1 that can be upgraded to Windows 10 when it becomes available later this year. On board, the Lumia 430 has 8GB of storage, with the option to upgrade further by...
  • Microsoft Windows 10 coming in 190 countries, 111 languages March 19, 2015

    Washington: Microsoft says its new Windows 10 operating system will be coming "this summer" in 190 countries and 111 languages. In a blog post late Tuesday, Microsoft executive vice president Terry Myerson said the operating system designed for multiple devices would also have a "small footprint" for connected devices. "We continue to...
  • Microsoft partners Lenovo, Xiaomi to develop Windows 10 phones March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Microsoft said on Wednesday that it will partner Lenovo and Xiaomi to develop smart devices that runs the latest version of its Windows operating system. The US multinational announced an initiative to deepen cooperation with China's leading hardware and software makers to promote Windows 10 on computers, tablets and smartphones,...
  • Microsoft partners with Xiaomi to test upcoming Windows 10 OS on Mi 4 smartphones March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10 is all set for the summer release and the software giant has partnered with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to help test the OS on its flagship smartphones. Microsoft announced that through a new Windows Insider program with Xiaomi, it is testing Windows 10...
  • It's more about the mobile experiences not about just one single device: Satya Nadella March 18, 2015

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in an interview to CNN outlined the company's 'Internet of things' vision which include the cloud computing platform Azure and upcoming Windows products like Windows 10. ...
  • Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS will support biometric authentication; to let you unlock devices with finger, iris, or face March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is soon to roll out its latest Windows 10 operating system. Along with many improvements, the OS will also support biometric authentication, which means you will be able to unlock your Windows device with your finger, iris, or face. Dubbed Windows Hello, the feature will be functional in...
  • Microsoft starts offering free Windows 10 update in piracy-ridden China consumer market March 18, 2015

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market this summer by offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software. The move is an unprecedented attempt by Microsoft to get legitimate...
  • Microsoft to kill the Internet Explorer brand March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it is dropping the Internet Explorer brand and will use a new name for the browser's successor, codenamed Project Spartan. The company's marketing chief Chris Capossela said that Microsoft was working on a new name and brand that will feature in the upcoming Windows...
  • Microsoft's malware detection data shows Lenovo's Superfish removed from about 2,50,000 Windows computers March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The recently discovered Lenovo's Superfish adware has been removed from about 2,50,000 Windows PCs according to Microsoft's malware detection data. The software giant, along with Lenovo and other software makers brought down the daily number of infected PCs to less than 1,000 within two weeks. In its blog, Microsoft...
  • Screenshots showing LED notification feature in Microsoft's Windows 10 OS leaked online March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Images of the LED notification feature which will be included in Microsoft's next OS- Windows 10 have been reportedly leaked online. The screenshots have been leaked from a Polish Windows enthusiast forum and reveal a number of changes in an upcoming preview of Windows 10 for phones, including...
  • Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana coming to Android, Apple devices: Report March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft, which has been running its digital assistant Cortana on Windows Phone-based smartphone for almost a year now, is now planning to bring the 'personal assistant' to Android and iOS devices, reports Reuters. According to the report, the company will first bring Cortana to the desktop with the release...
  • Microsoft receives over 1 million feedback messages on yet-to-be-released Windows 10 from beta users March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced that it has received over one million individual feedback on its upcoming Windows 10 OS, which will be used to further enhance the overall experience of the software. Under the Windows Insider program, users running preview builds of the Windows 10 have submitted the feedback in a...
  • Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS automatically switches between desktop, tablet modes March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 10, will come with an option to streamline the destop and tablet mode providing more flexibility to the users. In Windows 8, the modes were separate based on the device, however, a latest leaked build 10036 suggests that the Windows 10 OS will be...
  • Microsoft seen as gaining in cooling tablet market March 14, 2015

    Washington: Global sales of tablet computers will see only slim growth in 2015, in a further cooling of a segment that was red-hot two years ago, a market tracker said Thursday. IDC said it expects tablet sales growth of just 2.1 per cent this year, after an increase of 4.4 per...
  • Alibaba hiring in Amazon, Microsoft backyard as it ramps up cloud unit operations in US March 13, 2015

    Beijing: China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce firm, has begun hunting staff in Seattle, home turf of Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp, focusing on savvy cloud computing hires as it ramps up U.S. operations. Three positions were open to people in Seattle, two of which also allow applications for...
  • Microsoft patches old Stuxnet bug, Freak vulnerability March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft has finally fixed a five-year-old Stuxnet bug and the recently revealed Freak vulnerability that exposed Apple and Android browsers, and some Windows PCs to hack attacks. On Patch Tuesday, the company rolled out patches for varied issues along with releasing an advisory announcing that SHA-2 code signing support...
  • Microsoft warns 'Freak' bug could also harm Windows PCs March 7, 2015

    Boston: Hundreds of millions of Windows PC users are vulnerable to attacks exploiting the recently uncovered "Freak" security vulnerability, which was initially believed to only threaten mobile devices and Mac computers, Microsoft warned. News of the vulnerability surfaced on Tuesday when a group of nine security experts disclosed that ubiquitous Internet...
  • Microsoft plans to create universal video games that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs March 5, 2015

    San Francisco: Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming. Phil Spencer, head of the company's video game division, detailed Microsoft's plan for game makers to create universal apps that can run on both Xbox One consoles and PCs with Windows 10, as well as smartphones, tablets and...
  • No new Microsoft flagship devices till Windows 10 release: Report March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Following the launch of its two new budget smartphones, Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, at the Barcelona event, Microsoft has announced that it will not be rolling out new flagship devices till its latest Windows 10 is officially unveiled later this year. A report in The Verge quoted...