News tagged ‘microsoft’

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013

Microsoft Office Store Exceeds 1 Million App Downloads; Subscription Model Coming Soon

Microsoft Office Store Exceeds 1 Million App Downloads; Subscription Model Coming Soon

Microsoft has announced new plans for its Office Store, including supporting new language apps, opening eight new store fronts, and adding a subscription model.

Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013

Windows 8.1 Will Let You Search for Text Inside SkyDrive Photos

Windows 8.1 Will Let You Search for Text Inside SkyDrive Photos

In Windows 8.1, you'll be able to search from the desktop for the content of camera roll photos that have had text extracted from them.

Monday, 30 Sep 2013

Microsoft to Increase Windows 8 and 8.1 App Install Limit to 81 Devices

Microsoft to Increase Windows 8 and 8.1 App Install Limit to 81 Devices

Starting October 9, Windows Store apps can be installed on up to 81 devices using the same Microsoft account. This applies to both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.

Friday, 27 Sep 2013

Microsoft Working on Unified App Store

Microsoft Working on Unified App Store

It has been revealed recently that Microsoft is working on unifying its Windows Phone Store and Windows Store into a single store that caters to all devices. The updated store is also said to debut when Windows Phone 8.1 and a special Windows 8.1 update are ready for launch in the second quarter of 2014.

Microsoft Will Give You US$200 for Your iPhone

Microsoft Will Give You US$200 for Your iPhone

In addition to their iPad buyback program, Microsoft will now also offer customers US$200 for their iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 at select retail stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Thursday, 26 Sep 2013

Dell Joins Lenovo, ASUS and Samsung, Bails on Windows RT

Dell Joins Lenovo, ASUS and Samsung, Bails on Windows RT

To say that Windows RT has underperformed would be an understatement. Following the discontinuation of the XPS 10, it seems that Dell has joined other tablet makers in ditching Windows RT.

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013

Microsoft Updates Tablet Offerings with Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft Updates Tablet Offerings with Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft today unveiled new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets which come with updated hardware for significantly better performance and longer battery life. And they've a new kickstand design too!

Monday, 23 Sep 2013

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Pricing

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Pricing

Microsoft has announced the retail pricing of Windows 8.1, which is due to arrive starting October 17. In a nutshell, the prices are similar to the retail prices of Windows 8 today.

Monday, 16 Sep 2013

PlayStation 4 Reportedly Up to 50% Faster than Xbox One

PlayStation 4 Reportedly Up to 50% Faster than Xbox One

According to anonymous game developers, thanks to the PlayStation 4's superior hardware, games on Sony's new gaming console can run as much as 50% faster compared to the Xbox One.

Friday, 13 Sep 2013

Microsoft's Answer to Siri and Google Now is Cortana

Microsoft's Answer to Siri and Google Now is Cortana

Microsoft is currently working on its own personal assistant, codenamed Cortana, which was originally an artificial intelligent character from Microsoft's Halo series. Just like the character from the game, Cortana is built to learn and adapt to Windows Phone users.

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