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  • Finding it difficult to uninstall the new Microsoft Outlook app for Android? Here's how to do it 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Now that Microsoft's new Outlook app is available for everyone, many of you may have installed it on your Android device. And if you, like some of us, are not too happy with the app and want to get it off your phone, go ahead and uninstall it....
  • Microsoft patents smart glasses that allow users to detect, interpret emotions 9 hours 19 minutes ago

    Washington: US technology giant Microsoft has been awarded a patent for smart glasses that allow wearers to detect and interpret emotions of people within their field of vision. The patent for 'a wearable emotion detection feedback system' was filed in October 2012, and awarded earlier this week, according to a public...
  • Watch: How to port Android apps to Windows 10 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft recently announced that Android and iOS app developers would be able to port their apps to its upcoming Windows 10 OS, much to the delight of Windows Phone users who often felt the absence of certain apps on their semi-restricted platform. In order to demonstrate how easy...
  • Microsoft: Windows 10 for phones won't launch this summer Yesterday

    New Delhi: Windows Phone users will have to wait a little longer for Microsoft's latest Windows 10 software update to arrive on their smartphones. The upcoming OS for PCs is lined up for a summer release, however, its version for mobile devices will take a tad longer than expected. Microsoft's Joe...
  • Microsoft buys pen technology by N-trig used in Surface 3 tablets 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has acquired pen technology that has been used in the Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 tablets from Israel-based N-trig. The company holds the patent for the digital stylus and writing technology tech and is the supplier of the pen input technologies used by Microsoft and its OEM...
  • Microsoft's new website tells how old you actually look 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has created a new fun website - How-Old.net - that lets users upload pictures and predicts the age and gender of any faces recognised in those pictures. Users can upload photos of up to 3 MB. We advise you to not take results delivered by it seriously as...
  • Lumia 430: Microsoft launches its cheapest Windows Phone smartphone at Rs 5,299 in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched its most affordable Lumia smartphone - the Lumia 430 - in India at a price of Rs 5,299. The dual-SIM phone runs Windows 8.1 and can be upgraded to Windows 10. On board, the Lumia 430 has 8GB of storage, with the option to upgrade further...
  • Microsoft gives more details on HoloLens, a wearable 3D gadget that lets users view holograms 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Less than 100 days after it informed to the world about its innovative HoloLens, Microsoft presented a live demonstration of what it called as the world's first, and only, fully untethered holographic computer powered by Windows 10. "That's just magical stuff," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, told a house-full gathering...
  • Microsoft Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer, will be the new default browser in Windows 10 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft has revealed the name of its upcoming Windows 10 default Web browser, which will not be Project Spartan, but Microsoft Edge. The anticipated Windows 10 operating system is expected to bring in a lot of changes, including the replacement of the outdated Internet Explorer. A report on The...
  • Android, iOS apps will also run on Windows 10 phones 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones. In a major strategy shift, a top executive told an audience of...
  • Nokia stores to be re-branded as Microsoft Priority Resellers, Mobile Sellers; switchover to start with India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: US-based software giant Microsoft has got down to re-branding Nokia stores worldwide, with India being the first country to get off the block. The entire exercise will involve transformation of more than 8,000 Nokia stores. Apart from selling Lumia smartphones, these outlets will sell Xbox one and Windows tablets. The Redmond-headquartered...
  • Microsoft phones infringe patents, rules judge; ban threat looms 6 days ago

    New York: Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a US International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by...
  • Nokia denies return to phone making, says 'these reports are false' 1 week ago

    Helsinki : Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on...
  • Microsoft to bring back classic Solitaire game with Windows 10 April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft is going to make all you Solitaire lovers happy. The iconic cards game which was removed from the Windows 8 version is all set to return with the software giant's latest Windows 10 platform. The game was spotted in the preview build of the latest software, which might...
  • Microsoft Outlook for Android now available for download April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In January, Microsoft released its Outlook app for iOS along with a preview version for Android. After updating Outlook for Android 17 times during this time, the app is finally out of preview and polished for a full rollout. Outlook notes in its blog that its Android version has...
  • Yahoo, Microsoft add a termination clause in search deal April 21, 2015

    Yahoo and Microsoft added a termination clause to the terms of their search partnership agreement under which either company can end the deal on or after October 1, 2015, according to a regulatory filing by Yahoo on Monday The 10-year search partnership, crafted by former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and...
  • Windows 10 OS likely to be released in the end of July April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's highly-awaited Windows 10 OS will be released towards the end of July, the company's OEM executive has revealed. Microsoft's hardware partner, AMD, reported a loss of $180 million in its first quarter, but president and CEO, Lisa Su believes that the release of the latest operating system could...
  • Nokia likely to return to the phone market in 2016 April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: All the fans of Nokia phones might get lucky in 2016 as the Finnish manufacturer is expected to return to making mobile handsets. The once popular mobile manufacturer gave away its phone business to software giant Microsoft in 2013 owing to tough competition from rivals Apple and...
  • Hackers bring Cortana, Microsoft's voice assistant, to Android April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: While Microsoft is far from extending its digital assistant, Cortana, onto other platforms, a group of Italian hackers took the responsibility of doing just that and bring the virtual voice program to Android. Voice-based Cortana was introduced following Apple's Siri and is named after the Al companion from the...
  • Windows 10 Phone Maps app will now also help you find things to do April 19, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 18, 2015

    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 April 17, 2015

    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 April 17, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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 April 16, 2015

    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 April 14, 2015

    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 April 12, 2015

    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...