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  • BlackBerry finally brings BBM to Windows Phone 11 hours 1 minutes ago

    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...
  • Microsoft expected to launch a 'selfie' phone soon; likely to come with a 5MP front camera, 4.7-inch display 2 days ago

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday. Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO who now runs Microsoft's devices business, showed off the phone in...
  • Microsoft pits Apple's Siri against Cortana in new ad 3 days ago

    Though Windows Phone smartphones are nowhere close to being a credible competitor to Apple's iPhone, but Microsoft does see its personal assistant app Cortana as a credible answer to Siri. In this new ad Microsoft pits Cortana against Siri to highlight the features that Apple's personal assistant lacks. ...
  • China launches probe against Microsoft, orders raids 3 days ago

    Beijing: China has placed US technology giant Microsoft under investigation while officials today conducted raids on its offices in four cities. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce sent its investigators to the company's offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu for an official investigation, Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post...
  • Nokia Lumia 530: The most affordable Lumia announced; features a 4-inch display, 5MP camera July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft Devices Group has announced the most affordable Lumia smartphone - the Lumia 530. The phone has a 4-inch (854x480) LCD display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. The Lumia 530 has a 5-megapixel camera. While 15GB of free cloud storage...
  • Microsoft to merge different Windows operating systems into one July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to merge different versions of its Windows operating systems into one. This was announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during the company's quarterly earnings call. Nadella told analysts that the company would "streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into...
  • Microsoft to end Nokia's brief affair with Android, aims to strengthen Windows Phone loyalty July 18, 2014

    New York: In what could be the end of the road for Nokia X smartphones, world's largest software maker Microsoft plans to shift select products from the Android- powered range to the Windows platform as it beefs up the affordable Lumia range. Microsoft announced axing of upto 18,000 jobs over the...
  • Xolo Win Q900s: The 'world's lightest smartphone' up for pre-order at Rs 9,999; features Windows Phone OS, 8MP camera June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After Micromax, Xolo has now announced the launch of its first Windows Phone-based smartphone in India. Named the Xolo Win Q900s, the phone is claimed to be the world's lightest smartphone that weighs merely 100 grams. The phone is exclusively available on the e-commerce site Snapdeal.com at Rs 9,999....
  • Google, Microsoft to join Apple in adding theft-deterring 'kill' switches in smartphones June 21, 2014

    Washington: Google and Microsoft plan to join Apple in offering theft-deterring "kill switches" in their smartphone operating systems, as part of an agreement with mayors and police agencies. The announcement came in a report Thursday by the "Secure Our Smartphones Initiative" led by the New York state attorney general with officials...
  • 15 essential keyboard shortcuts for Windows users June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Be it browsing the Internet, writing a document, preparing an Excel sheet or reading a webpage, we use a plethora of commands on our Windows computer - including copying and pasting content, or minimising windows, or switching between different tabs. Most of use constantly go back and froth...
  • Canvas Win W092, W121: Micromax launches two Windows Phone smartphones at Rs 6,500 onwards June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax has launched its first set of Windows Phone-based smartphones - Canvas Win W092 and Canvas Win W121 - in India. Both are budget phones, with the former priced at Rs 6,500, while the latter will come for Rs 9,500. The Canvas Win W092 is believed to be...
  • Micromax to unveil Windows Phone smartphones today June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax is all set to announce its new smartphone series today at its event in New Delhi. Smartphones under the new series will be based on Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. According to an executive from Micromax, the company will announce 2-3 Windows Phone smartphones at the event....
  • Smartphone sales in India to cross 80 million in 2014: Report June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: As a large chunk of Indian users is migrating to affordable smarter devices from feature phones, smartphone sales in India are expected to reach 80.57 million units by the end of this year, research firm IDC said. Also, the sales would continue to grow at a CAGR of about...
  • HP Pro X2 612: Windows-based tablet-laptop hybrid unveiled at Computex 2014 June 4, 2014

    Taipei: Microsoft unveiled two new Windows devices - a tablet-laptop hybrid and a seven-inch tablet - at Asia's largest tech show in Taiwan Wednesday. Tapping in to the "2-in-1" trend for laptops with detachable keyboards, which is a dominant theme at this year's Computex, the HP Pro X2 612 has a...
  • India aims for single window clearance for IT firms in China June 1, 2014

    Beijing: Eyeing a big foothold in China's booming IT services industry, India aims to press Beijing for working out a "single window clearance" concept to enable Indian IT companies to enter the Communist giant's market. "Hopefully we are able to negotiate a single window" concept to enable IT companies to enter...
  • Microsoft to put Salesforce apps into Windows-run devices May 30, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp said it would integrate rival Salesforce.com Inc apps into its Windows and online Office platforms, furthering Chief Executive Satya Nadella's drive to make the company more cloud-computing friendly. The main thrust of the tie-up means Salesforce's popular customer-management apps will be available on Windows desktop PCs, tablets...
  • Panasonic launches new window ACs in India, targets small town buyers May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan's electronic major Panasonic said it has ventured into the window air-conditioner segment in a bid to expand consumer base in the hinterlands and small towns. Panasonic, which is aiming to capture up to 8 per cent (value basis) of the AC market this season, has re-entered into the segment...
  • Can Microsoft Surface Pro 3 give Apple's iPad and MacBook Air a run for their money? May 21, 2014

    New York: Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time. The Surface Pro 3 will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in the previous model. The Pro 3 is 32 percent thinner and 12 percent lighter...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launched: Tech specs, pricing May 21, 2014

    Microsoft unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet on Tuesday, hoping that the company's expertise in business software will help it take on Apple Inc in mobile devices. Microsoft bills its new Surface tablet computer as a laptop replacement - and it means it this time.The...
  • Surface Pro 3: Microsoft unveils new lighter, larger Surface Pro with a 12-inch display at $799 onwards May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a larger but lighter version of its Surface Pro tablet, Surface Pro 3, as it ramps up efforts to make an impact on the mobile computing market and counter the popularity of Apple's iPad and MacBook Air laptop. The Surface Pro 3, which has a...
  • China bans use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on government computers May 20, 2014

    Beijing: China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp's latest operating system (OS), in a blow to the US technology company which has long been plagued by sales woes in the country. The Central Government Procurement Centre issued the ban on installing Windows 8 on government computers as part...
  • Lumia 630: Nokia's first dual-SIM Lumia phone launched in India at Rs 11,500; single SIM for Rs 10,500 May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Nokia has launched its first-ever dual-SIM Lumia smartphone in India. Named the Lumia 630, the phone will come in both single SIM and dual SIM variants. The single SIM Lumia 630 is priced at Rs 10,500, while the dual SIM Lumia 630 will be available for Rs 11,500....
  • Here's how you can easily find apps that you actually need May 7, 2014

    Toronto: Finding new smartphone and tablet apps is getting easier, thanks to new apps designed to help people discover still more apps. Most people discover apps by searching app stores or through referrals from friends and family, according to global information and measurement company Nielsen. But critics say such marketplace searching...
  • Windows now has more reasons to be afraid of the Chromebook May 7, 2014

    San Francisco: Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise. The latest line of Chromebooks unveiled Tuesday run on a new generation of faster Intel microprocessors that don't devour as much battery power....