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Thursday, 18 Apr 2013

Microsoft Account Gets Two-factor Authentication

Microsoft Account Gets Two-factor Authentication

Microsoft has just announced that you can now optionally turn on two-step verification for your entire Microsoft account.

Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013

Overheard: Next Gen Xbox to Feature AMD Samara Mobile APU

Overheard: Next Gen Xbox to Feature AMD Samara Mobile APU

According to a Bloomberg report, Microsoft has signed a deal with AMD such that the former's next generation Xbox will feature AMD's Samara mobile APU. This development comes in the wake of our earlier report of a possible unveiling of Microsoft's next generation Xbox on 21 May.

Surface RT's April Update Addresses More Wi-Fi Issues

Surface RT's April Update Addresses More Wi-Fi Issues

The latest April 9 update for the Surface RT concentrates on resolving Wi-Fi-related issues, including the longstanding 'Limited' connectivity issue. As part of Patch Tuesday, the Surface Pro is also getting an update.

Microsoft Launches Ads That Attack Android's Privacy Policy

Microsoft Launches Ads That Attack Android's Privacy Policy

It's no secret that Microsoft and Google are rivals. Microsoft has even launched an anti-Google campaign, Scroogled, targeting certain Google services such as Gmail. This time the Scroogled campaign has set its sights on Android and its privacy policy.

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013

WP8 to Support 1080p Displays and Quad-Core Processors by End of 2013

WP8 to Support 1080p Displays and Quad-Core Processors by End of 2013

The Verge reports that Microsoft will be bringing support for 1080p displays and quad-core processors to Windows Phone 8 by end of the year.

Could We See the New Xbox Next Month?

Could We See the New Xbox Next Month?

According to sources, Microsoft will hold an Xbox event in May which will offer first looks and details of their next generation Xbox console. A full unveil of the device is expected to happen later in June.

Friday, 5 Apr 2013

Microsoft Surface RT - Local Prices Revealed, Starts at S$668 (Updated!)

Microsoft Surface RT - Local Prices Revealed, Starts at S$668 (Updated!)

The pricing details of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet have been revealed, and it looks much more attractive than what we initially thought. The base 32GB model will be retailing for S$668 (without cover) and the equivalent 64GB edition will retail for S$798 at Challenger Funan on April 5, 7pm. More details inside.

Paul Thurrott: Outlook RT Exists

Paul Thurrott: Outlook RT Exists

According to Paul Thurrott of SuperSite for Windows fame, Outlook RT exists and looks to be edging closer to release. Regarding Office for iPad, he's heard that it would only arrive after Microsoft ships Outlook RT.

Thursday, 4 Apr 2013

Windows Blue Update Will be Named Windows 8.1

Windows Blue Update Will be Named Windows 8.1

According to ZDNet, Windows Blue will be officially named as Windows 8.1. As we have reported in August last year, the Redmond software giant has alleged plans in the pipeline to speed up the release cycle of their new Windows operating system. This development is in line with its decision.

Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013

'Surface Chinese' Runs Windows 8 & Comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013

'Surface Chinese' Runs Windows 8 & Comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013

Microsoft has started selling the Surface Pro in China yesterday. In addition to the regular edition that runs Windows 8 Pro, there's a new ‘Surface Chinese’ that only supports the Chinese language, runs Windows 8 (the core version), and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.

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