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Friday, 18 Jul 2014

Microsoft kills Nokia's X phones, focuses on lower-cost Lumia devices

Microsoft kills Nokia's X phones, focuses on lower-cost Lumia devices

Besides laying off 18,000 workers, Microsoft also announced that it will abandon the Nokia X line of phones in favor of lower-cost Lumia devices.

Microsoft announces it is laying off 18,000 workers

Microsoft announces it is laying off 18,000 workers

Microsoft has just announced that it will be laying off 18,000 employees, with most of them coming from the company's newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services unit.

Thursday, 17 Jul 2014

Windows Phone 8.1/Lumia Cyan now available for Nokia Lumia 625 and 925; others to follow soon

Windows Phone 8.1/Lumia Cyan now available for Nokia Lumia 625 and 925; others to follow soon

Microsoft has started to rollout the Lumia Cyan update (which includes Windows Phone 8.1) to Nokia devices worldwide. In Singapore, the first phones to get it are the Lumia 625 and 925.

Thursday, 10 Jul 2014

Microsoft Details Upcoming Office 365 Plans for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

Microsoft Details Upcoming Office 365 Plans for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

Starting October 1, 2014, there will be three new Office 365 plans for SMBs: Office 365 Business, Office 365 Business Essentials, and Office 365 Business Premium.

Cortana Maintains Perfect World Cup Record; Predicts World Cup Winner

Cortana Maintains Perfect World Cup Record; Predicts World Cup Winner

Cortana kept her World Cup streak alive last night, after correctly predicting that Argentina would beat the Netherlands. The AI has now successfully picked the winners of all 14 World Cup knockout stage games. As for the third place match and Sunday's final, you can see her predictions here.

Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Microsoft's Cortana Has Correctly Predicted Every World Cup Knockout Stage Game

Forget Paul the Octopus, the star clairvoyant of this year's World Cup is Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 virtual assistant, Cortana, who has so far correctly predicted the winners of all thirteen World Cup knockout stage games.

Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 Nearing Completion

Even before Windows Phone 8.1 hits existing devices, there's already a report saying that Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 is reaching the RTM milestone soon.

Thursday, 3 Jul 2014

Unable to Update to Windows 8.1? Here’s a Fix

Unable to Update to Windows 8.1? Here’s a Fix

So, you're still running the original version of Windows 8 or Windows RT 8.0, because you can't coax Windows Store to perform the Windows 8.1 update? A solution is at hand.

Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014

Microsoft Enhances Security for Outlook.com and OneDrive; Opens First Transparency Center

Microsoft Enhances Security for Outlook.com and OneDrive; Opens First Transparency Center

Microsoft has just shared three important milestones that honor its earlier promise for increased security and transparency of its online and software products.

Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014

Microsoft Shelved Plans for the Surface Mini Due to Lack of Confidence?

Microsoft Shelved Plans for the Surface Mini Due to Lack of Confidence?

DigiTimes reported that Microsoft cancelled mass production of the Surface Mini as it lacked confidence in the tablet's ability to differentiate itself from the competition in the small tablet market segment.

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