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  • Window washers rescued after dangling at NYC's World Trade Center November 13, 2014

    New York: Two window washers trapped on a broken platform outside the 69th floor of New York's One World Trade Center scrambled to safety through a hole cut in the glass on Wednesday after dangling for two hours alongside the city's tallest skyscraper. Rescuers pulled the men from an oblong, open-topped...
  • 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 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....
  • Lenovo launches new Yoga tablets in India; prices start at Rs 20,990 October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese electronics giant Lenovo said it is all set to become India's third largest smartphone company with the completion of $2.91 billion acquisition of US-based handset maker Motorola later this year. The company is already the number one player in the PC market in India. In the Indian smartphone...
  • Microsoft launches Lumia 730, 830, 930 smartphones in India; prices start at Rs 15,299 October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched three new Lumia smartphones - the Lumia 730, 830, 930 - in India. The dual-SIM Lumia 730 carries a price tag of Rs 15,299, while the Lumia 830 and 930 are priced at Rs 28,799 and Rs 38,649, respectively. The Lumia 930 will go on...
  • Windows 10: Seeks to offer the familiarity of Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 October 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it aims...
  • Microsoft names its next operating system Windows 10, skips Windows 9 to emphasise advances September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft says the next version of its flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centered around mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical...
  • Windows 9: Microsoft expected to give an early look at next Windows on September 30 September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system. Although the new software won't be formally released until next year, analysts already consider its success crucial for...
  • Windows 10: Microsoft unveils the next version of Windows OS September 30, 2014

    San Francisco: The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasise advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet services. The current version, Windows 8, has been widely derided for forcing radical behavioural changes....
  • Windows 9: Microsoft to offer first look at new Windows on September 30 September 27, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system. The project, known for the past few years as "Threshold" inside the software company and "Windows 9" outside it, will likely get an entirely new...
  • Notion Ink launches Intelpowered hybrid tablet in India at Rs 19,990; features 10.1inch display, Windows 8.1 September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Betting big on growing popularity of 2in1s, devices maker Notion Ink is making a comeback in the Indian market with 'Cain', developed in partnership with Intel, priced at Rs 19,990. The Windowsbased 2in1, which works both as a PC and a tablet, will be available exclusively on eCommerce website...
  • Microsoft launches Universal Mobile Keyboard; compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows devices September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has announced the launch of a new Universal Mobile Keyboard that works with iPad, iPhone, Android devices and Windows tablets. The new Mobile Keyboard has an OS switch that lets you change from one operating system to another while maintaining a fully functional keyboard. The keyboard features...
  • Microsoft's Windows 9 event on September 30: What to expect September 16, 2014

    Houston: Software giant Microsoft is expected to provide a technical preview of its new Windows 9 operating system at an event in San Francisco later this month. The event, billed as a chance to "hear about what's next for Windows and the enterprise", will be held on September 30. The company sent...
  • Microsoft sends out invites for September 30 event, Windows 9 expected September 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft on Monday sent out invitations to a September 30 event at which it is expected to provide a glimpse at the next version of its Windows operating system dubbed Windows 9. The US software titan revealed little with invitations that read: "Join us to hear what's next for...
  • Nokia Lumia 830: Microsoft unveils the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The metalframed Nokia Lumia 830 is what Microsoft calls "the affordable flagship" of the Nokia Lumia family. The Windows Phone 8.1 device priced at 330 euros (about Rs 26,200) is also the thinnest and lightest Lumia yet with an 8.5mm thin profile. The Lumia 830 has a 10 megapixel...
  • Xolo Win Q900s: The 'world's lightest' Windows smartphone goes on sale in India at Rs 9,999 September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Xolo Win Q900s, which is claimed to be the world's lightest Windows smartphone, is now available in India for Rs 9,999. Weighing 100 grams, the Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone has a 4.7inch 720p display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2 GHz quadcore processor paired with 1GB...
  • Microsoft may unveil Windows 9 on September 30 August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft is ready to give the world a peep into its next operating system the successor to Windows 8 at an event on September 30, The Verge reports. The upcoming update to the Windows operating system is codenamed 'Threshold' and it will be first rolled out to...
  • HTC launches Windows Phone version of its flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone August 20, 2014

    New York: HTC has unveiled the HTC One (M8) for Windows, a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system. The company will continue to...
  • Smartphone growth in India slips; Samsung still at top: Report August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India, the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific, is witnessing a weaker pace of growth at 84 per cent yearonyear compared to the triple digit expansion seen in the first quarter this year. During the AprilJune quarter, smartphone shipment in the world's second most populous market grew 84...
  • Lowcost smartphones the power behind the Android surge August 15, 2014

    Washington: A surge in lowcost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia launched in India at Rs 7,349; features a 4inch display, 5MP camera August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has launched what is believed to be the most affordable Lumia smartphone Lumia 530 in India. The phone (dualSIM variant) is available on the Nokia India online store for Rs 7,349. The new Windows smartphone will be delivered in 4 working days, says the website. The...
  • Explained: Why Microsoft fails to get more people in emerging markets pay for its software August 11, 2014

    San Francisco: On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China. The official asked the interpreter to double check Gates' reply as he couldn't believe the figure was so low. It's a problem that hasn't...
  • BBM for desktop? BlackBerry is still not sure August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: For BlackBerry Messenger fans who spend much of their day before a computer screen had cheered BlackBerry CEO John Chen's March announcement that the company was taking "a very serious look" at bringing BBM to desktop. With BBM now available for Windows Phone devices, it appeared that the...
  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone August 1, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Thursday its popular messaging system BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, would now be open to those using the Windows Phone platform, a move that potentially makes the messaging service more appealing to its enterprise clients. BlackBerry, which is seeking to reinvent itself as a more software and services...