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  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update review: Hints at a future that embraces even more of the past 18-04-2014 01:48 PM

    New York: Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. The divide between old and new is less pronounced in the latest, free update. That's a welcome change, as that's one of the things that...
  • Windows Phone 8.1 review: Advances but still remains a work in progress 16-04-2014 10:05 AM

    New York: Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Before, voice search lacked the natural language interactions of Apple's Siri and Google Now. The updated Windows Phone system has Cortana, which combines Siri's personality with Google Now's knack for anticipating what you need...
  • Microsoft partners with Lenovo, Tencent to offer XP tech support in China 10-04-2014 12:34 PM

    Beijing: Microsoft Corp has partnered Lenovo Group Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd to provide software security services for Windows XP users in China, after the US tech firm stopped updating the operating system. Microsoft wants users to move to later, more secure versions of Windows and so stopped servicing the...
  • End of Windows XP: 7 things to know 08-04-2014 12:44 PM

    New York: Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven't been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 per cent of Windows PCs in the...
  • Microsoft ends Windows XP support today, 30 per cent PCs face security risk 08-04-2014 06:22 AM

    New York: Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. An estimated 30 per cent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world...
  • Microsoft to discontinue support for Windows XP from Tuesday 07-04-2014 05:21 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft will stop technical support for its most popular operating system (OS) Windows XP globally from tomorrow, bringing down curtains on the software giant's longest running OS. From tomorrow, customers will no longer receive new security updates, hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content...
  • Lava plans to launch budget Windows Phone-based handsets by July 06-04-2014 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Domestic handset firm Lava targets revenues in the range of Rs 6,200-6,500 crore in the current financial year on the back of smartphone sales that contribute over 60 per cent to its turnover. The firm is also in process to set up a joint venture for starting manufacturing...
  • What's new in Windows Phone 8.1 04-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Microsoft announced the first major update to Windows Phone 8. The updated operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, will come with new phones in about a month. Cortana, a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices, is among the new features coming to a Windows Phone update called 8.1. Here is what's new in Windows Phone 8.1.Start Screen: The Start Screen in Windows Phone 8.1 is more customisable. The update to Windows Phone 8 now lets you customize your Start background with a picture which will make many of the tiles on your Start screen become clear so you can see the background you selected as you scroll up and down.Lock Screen: In Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft provides a new app for the Lock Screen that lets you set a wide range of interesting
  • Lumia 630: Nokia's first-ever dual-SIM Lumia phone to be launched in India next month for around Rs 10,000 04-04-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia will launch four Lumia smartphones in India starting with its first dual SIM handset Lumia 630 in May for around Rs 10,000 excluding taxes. It will also start selling a low cost 4G smartphone Lumia 635 for about Rs 11,300 plus taxes in July. "The Nokia Lumia...
  • Microsoft partners with Micromax to offer Windows Phone 8.1 devices 04-04-2014 12:02 PM

    New Delhi; Tech giant Microsoft has partnered with India's homegrown handset maker Micromax to offer Windows 8.1-powered operating system (OS) smartphones in the country, which is considered one of the leaders in emerging markets for smart devices. The deal - that was announced yesterday at Microsoft's BUILD conference in San...
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 announced with virtual assistant Cortana, Action Center, start screen improvements 03-04-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Microsoft announced two important updates to the Windows platform - Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Cortana, a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices, is among the new features coming to a Windows Phone update called 8.1. The updated operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, will come...
  • Nokia unveils new flagship Lumia 930, affordable Lumia 630, 635 smartphones 03-04-2014 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: Nokia, at Microsoft's Build 2014, announced three new Lumia smartphones - Lumia 930, Lumia 635, Lumia 630 - based on Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 930 is Nokia's new flagship phone, while the other two are affordable Lumia smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 630 comes in two variants and...
  • To challenge Android, Microsoft offers Windows for free on phones, tablets 03-04-2014 06:23 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft is to give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets for consumers as it seeks to make more of an impact on those fast-growing markets and counter the massive success of Google Inc's free Android platform. Microsoft's move, announced at its annual...
  • Microsoft unveils Cortana: Windows Phone rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now 03-04-2014 06:06 AM

    New York: Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named after an artificial-intelligence character in the company's Halo video games. Cortana tries to be chatty like Apple's...
  • Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference 02-04-2014 10:20 AM

    New York: Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback. Just months after the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is preparing changes to make it easier for people to use Windows with...
  • Windows Phone innovations show promise, but not enough to beat Android 27-03-2014 04:31 PM

    New York: In the market for smartphones, Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 system is barely there. It's dwarfed by Apple's iOS and Google's Android systems in both attention and sales. But over the past few months, I have come to appreciate many of the software's innovations, which rivals would be wise...
  • EC instructs single window system for party campaigns, contestants 26-03-2014 10:55 PM

    The Election Commission (EC), on Wednesday, instructed officials to ensure a single window system for granting permission for campaigns, processions, public rallies and other election-related issues. The new system will come into force in all districts and will also be used by candidates for taking permission for use of vehicles,...
  • Ex-Microsoft employee charged for leaking copies of Windows 8 to a blogger 20-03-2014 01:48 PM

    Bangalore: A former employee of Microsoft Corp is facing criminal charges after he allegedly passed trade secrets to a blogger in France, US court documents showed. Russian national Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee in Lebanon and Russia, admitted to Microsoft investigators that he provided confidential company documents and information...
  • Banks, ATMs may be hit as Windows XP support ends in April 19-03-2014 11:03 PM

    Mumbai: Banking operations, including ATM services, may be hit as support from Microsoft for Windows XP operating system will end from April 8, the RBI said on Wednesday asking banks to take immediate steps to control this. The end of support for Windows XP is likely to increase the probability...
  • Karbonn, Lava to launch Windows Phone smartphones in few months 17-03-2014 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: Domestic handset players Lava and Karbonn will launch Windows-based smartphones in the coming few months. Karbonn's Windows phones will be in the price range of Rs 6,000-12,000. Lava's price starts with Rs 6,500. "We will come out with four devices with Windows-based operating system by the end of...
  • Barnes & Noble to discontinue Windows Nook app 15-03-2014 12:06 PM

    New York: Barnes & Noble will stop offering a stand-alone Nook app for Windows and instead deliver Nook media to Microsoft's Consumer Reader app. Microsoft, which took a 6.8 per cent stake in the Nook unit in 2012, agreed to an updated revenue sharing plan with Barnes & Noble. In...
  • Facebook messenger app comes to Windows Phone, finally 05-03-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: It was during Mobile World Congress last month when Microsoft had promised that the Facebook Messenger app would soon be available on Windows Phone, and keeping its promise, the company on Wednesday announced the arrival of the app on Windows Phone. With Facebook Messenger, users can see who's...
  • BBM coming to Windows Phone this summer 24-02-2014 03:50 PM

    Bangalore: BlackBerry Ltd said it will make its messaging service BBM available to Microsoft's Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months. BlackBerry Messaging, or BBM, is a messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels and competes with...
  • Nokia X, X+, XL: Nokia launches its first Android-based budget phones 24-02-2014 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia introduced a new family of smartphones, the Nokia X series of phones. The first three phones in the family - the Nokia X, X+ and XL - run on the new Nokia X software platform, that is based on Google's Android. The phones under the Nokia X...
  • Microsoft to add dual-SIM support for Windows Phone, relaxes other hardware requirements 24-02-2014 06:43 AM

    Barcelona: Microsoft will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities. Windows 8 and last fall's 8.1 update were designed for a touch environment. But some of the gesture commands don't translate well when using traditional...
  • Microsoft to cut manufacturer price for Windows by 70 per cent: Report 23-02-2014 11:37 AM

    Chicago: Microsoft Corp is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 per cent to compete with cheaper products like Google Inc's Chromebooks, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the program. Computer makers will be charged $15 to license Windows...
  • No Windows Phone devices coming to MWC 2014, Android to dominate the event: Report 19-02-2014 01:48 PM

    New Delhi: While there are a raft of Android devices expected from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Huawei, ZTE and first time from Nokia at this year's MWC, there are few chances of new Windows Phone devices making to the event. If a report from Re/code is to be believed, the launch...
  • Microsoft Windows 8 continues to lag behind Windows 7 14-02-2014 02:13 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft's Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year. The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a...
  • Nokia Lumia Icon unveiled: 5-inch 1080p display, 20MP PureView camera, Snapdragon 800 13-02-2014 11:25 AM

    New York: Nokia is selling a new Windows phone that promises enhanced video-recording capabilities. The new Lumia Icon sports four microphones, compared with the one or two typically found in smartphones. The two on the front are activated when making phone calls, while the two on the rear are used...