Are you looking to snag a brand new Xbox One or PS4 console on launch day? BestBuy has revealed that they would be opening their doors early on launch day for both consoles. The retailer is looking to score some huge sales on the launch d... keep reading
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One of Nokia’s most astounding feature that most of its Lumia phones have is the sunlight-readability feature. Nokia smartphone owners, and soon tablet owners, find this feature a must have. With the new Nokia Lumia 1520, and the new Noki... keep reading
Users are reporting seeing a message in Skype warning them that some tools used with the Skype application will stop working in December 2013. Following Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, it was announced that the Desktop API (or the Skye... keep reading
If you recently got a new Windows Phone or you know someone who just got it and you’re wondering how you can transfer contacts and other data, you’re in good hands. Nokia have released a utility app called ‘Transfer my Data’ a while back,... keep reading
In the latest behind-the-scenes video to be released about the Surface 2, Microsoft shows off the display of the Surface 2 and reveals a little about the research, design and manufacturing process.
There's no denying that the late... keep reading
Not long after the Surface Pro 2 was launched, a firmware update was released that made changes to the power modes used by the WiFi adaptor. According to benchmark run by Anandtech, the update made significant improvements to the battery... keep reading
Adobe has rolled out an update to the Adobe Photoshop Express app, which brings you the power of Photoshop right at your fingertips. The app has now been updated to work on Windows 8.1, along with support for 64bit Windows and ARM compati... keep reading
Microsoft has joined forces with Apple, Google, Yahoo, AOL and Facebook in a bid to reform online surveillance and increase transparency about data requests. The six companies have written a letter to senators and congressmen calling for... keep reading
Earlier today, NetApplications released its stats for the month of October 2013 showcasing Windows 8.1's 9.25% operating system market share, which factors in shares of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. However, there is also another method to s... keep reading
Microsoft is aware that young people are the future is looking to honor the people and organizations who offer support and help to encourage them to achieve their goals. Employees have been asked to share the organizations that have inspi... keep reading
Windows Server 2012 R2 for Embedded Systems is now generally available, and a free trial can be downloaded from the product website. The improvements and benefits of the latest version are highlighted in a new company blog post.
R... keep reading
Its a busy time for Microsoft, with recent launches of Windows 8.1 and Surface 2, as well as Xbox One looming ever larger on the horizon. But corporate partners are not slacking either and Huawei, the Chinese handset maker, has today unve... keep reading
Microsoft has some big plans for the company's Windows platform and the upcoming holiday season. Microsoft is looking to sell 16 million Windows tablets, along with improving the Windows retail experience.
Microsoft wants to impro... keep reading
The Xbox One is at the top of many shopping lists, and this eagerly awaited follow-up to the Xbox 360 is now very close to launch. While the next-generation console is capable of outputting 1080p graphics, it has been revealed that Call o... keep reading
Chad and Carey Hayes are the brothers behind the hit movie The Conjuring. On the OneNote Blog, they talk about how they used OneNote to their advantage and share their tips for how you can get more from the app -- and improve your writing... keep reading
According to new data from NetApplications, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) browser holds a 18.94% market share, which is down compared to the previous month's 19.45%. IE10 is currently in second place behind Internet Explorer 8.... keep reading
October 2013 has come to a close and its now time to take a look at how well Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system has fared in terms of market share for the month. According to new data from NetApplications, Windows 8 now holds a market... keep reading
In an official blog post, Microsoft is placing the spotlight on a feature that allows IT administrators to configure and set the default layout of the Start screen in Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition.
"Windows 8.1 Enterprise is now... keep reading
New data has been revealed by the folks over at Strategy Analytics. According to the data, global smartphone shipments reached 251 million units during the third quarter of 2013. On top of that, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform has doub... keep reading
The pressures-sensitive stylus of the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 is a great tool for digital artists, and one the Windows Blog, Microsoft shows just what can be achieved with Photoshop CC.
We have looked at the stylus before an... keep reading
In an official blog post today, Microsoft's RalfGroene, the lead designer for the Surface device, goes over the new two-position kickstand that comes with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Because of this enhanced kickstand, you can transf... keep reading
More tidbits about Microsoft's recent company reorganization have come to light, including the Windows Embedded team and software side of the Perceptive Pixel team now being a part of the unified operating system division. Another tidbit... keep reading
Microsoft's Windows Azure service suffered a partial global outage yesterday (October 30th). According to the Azure status page, Microsoft warned of Compute problems in every single region covered by the service.
This meant that u... keep reading
The Competition Commission of India (CCI), a regulatory body monitoring for anti-competitive practices, has given approval for Microsoft's acquisition of the mobile arm of Nokia.
The deal between Nokia and Microsoft was finalized... keep reading
Windows Phone has an interesting quirk -- one that has baffled users for a while. Unlike most other handsets it is not possible to charge whilst the device is switched off. This has caused annoyance as it is usually the case that faster c... keep reading
It is a technology that is usually associated with controlling games and media, but Microsoft Research has demonstrated how Kinect can be used to interpret sign language.
One of the team's latest projects is a sign language transl... keep reading
In a video interview posted on the Surface blog, director of design Ralf Groene talks about the design and engineering process in involved in producing the Surface 2.
Ralf points out that the two aspects are very closely intertwin... keep reading
Microsoft is offering a free Nokia Camera Grip to those who purchase a brand new Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone device from your local Microsoft retail store or online store. This offer is only valid in the United States and Canada, and t... keep reading
First, it was the massive Surface 2 device that was erected in London last week. Now, it seems that another large Microsoft device has made its appearance, this time in Vancouver Canada.
So what is this massive box that resembles... keep reading
Just a couple of days ago, I wrote about the Surface Ethernet Adaptor which can be used to add wired networking to Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. There was a little confusion -- thanks to different product pages on the Microsoft site stat... keep reading
At an event on the Microsoft Campus, the Bing Ads team unveiled the latest addition to their advertising arsenal. Called Hero Ads, the platform delivers fullscreen advertisements related to searches that are performed from within Windows... keep reading
According to a leaked document, the NSA have been tapping into both Google and Yahoo servers to 'spy' on their users. What's more, it appears the NSA is doing this without either company's permission, which means both companies have no id... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out yet another update to the Windows Phone App Studio beta, adding a few new features based on developer feedback.
On August 6th, Microsoft unveiled the Windows Phone App Studio beta. This new program allows... keep reading
Microsoft accounts are being used in a number of different ways these days. It's usually the thing that ties everything Microsoft together, whether it be your Windows 8 PC or Xbox, it's all tied together via a Microsoft account. Today, a... keep reading
This is likely to be greeted with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, given the past year of Windows 8 and the impression it has made on the public. But, for those who need a bit of help finding their way, Microsoft is providing some hand-hol... keep reading