Items tagged with Microsoft

When Microsoft took a $900 million writedown on unsold Surface inventory, it seemed like the writing was on the wall. At the time, Microsoft found itself at a fork in the road -- either abandon what looked like a failed experiment, or hold strong to... Read more...
IT'S HERE! After months of waiting, Microsoft has finally rolled out a preview build with the new Spartan Web browser baked-in. Was it worth the wait? Well, that depends entirely on whether or not you were actually anticipating it. For some, it will... Read more...
With a full-throated "Me too!" targeted straight at Microsoft's recently-released Outlook app, Google yesterday upgraded their Gmail email app for Android to better support non-Google email accounts, including @yahoo and @outlook. Since last year... Read more...
The reports were true, and it looks as though Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is about to get a new baby brother. After Microsoft quietly discontinued the Surface 2 earlier this year, we were eager to see what Microsoft had in store for its successor... Read more...
One of the most popular gaming franchises of all time is getting an eighth title (sixth main installment) this fall. We're talking about Halo 5: Guardians, which will release on October 27, 2015, and take its place in history as Master Chief's first... Read more...
Microsoft is really trying to amp up Windows Phone sales, especially at the low end. Microsoft’s global smartphone market share is in the low single digits, and it has countered by offering phones like the Lumia 520 and Lumia 635 for as low as $20... Read more...
Microsoft released its first public build of Windows 10 for smartphone on February 12. While Windows Phone users were excited at the prospects of testing out Microsoft’s next generation mobile operating system on their existing hardware, many were... Read more...
Microsoft’s Surface 2 Windows RT tablet was unceremoniously put to death earlier this year. The demise of the Surface 2 wasn’t a shock to industry watchers; various OEMs provided more compelling tablet solutions running x86 processors that were able... Read more...
It might have taken an entire week, but Microsoft has just posted the ISO files for build 10041 of Windows 10. As covered last week, this build does not include the much-touted Spartan browser (that'll have to come next), but it does add another... Read more...
It seemed inevitable, but last week, we received confirmation that Microsoft would in fact be killing off Internet Explorer at some point. The death won't happen with Windows 10, however, as the browser is still relied-upon in the enterprise market... Read more...
It may sound strange, but one thing pop music star Taylor Swift and software giant Microsoft have in common is that both are feverishly acquiring .porn and .sucks domains. No, they're not looking to flip their respective brands upside down, nor are... Read more...
A big part of Microsoft's software strategy is to expand its reach into other platforms. As part of that, the company is pushing its Office productivity apps on Android devices, and one of its newest (and biggest) OEM partners is Dell, one of nearly... Read more...
When Samsung announced its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones earlier this month, the electronics giant confirmed previous speculation that it would preinstall a bundle of Microsoft apps. Both flagship smartphones will come with OneNote... Read more...
With all of these dollar-off promotions for the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft should just go ahead and institute a permanent price for the versatile tablet. While Microsoft has knocked off up to $100 from the price of the Surface Pro 3 in months past... Read more...
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