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Friday, 12 Jul 2013

Singapore Wins First Place for Windows Phone Challenge with

Singapore Wins First Place for Windows Phone Challenge with "Speak Reminder" App

Team vSoft Studio from NTU has emerged as champion of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world's premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market.

Nokia Unveils Lumia 1020, Comes with Second-Gen 41-Megapixel PureView Camera

Nokia Unveils Lumia 1020, Comes with Second-Gen 41-Megapixel PureView Camera

Nokia finally took the wraps off its Lumia 1020 handset, the first Windows Phone device to come equipped with the 41-megapixel PureView camera sensor.

Steve Ballmer Announces 'One Microsoft' Company-wide Reorganization

Steve Ballmer Announces 'One Microsoft' Company-wide Reorganization

In an internal memo, Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, explains his plans for a "One Microsoft" by massively altering the company's organization and creating a number of new divisions. The biggest change is the creation of a new operating systems engineering group that will span across console, mobile device, and PC.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013

Microsoft Delivers More Fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview

Microsoft Delivers More Fixes for Windows 8.1 Preview

For the second consecutive week since Microsoft released the public preview of Windows 8.1, the company has delivered several bug fixes for the preview OS.

Monday, 8 Jul 2013

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

In an effort to give Office Web Apps users a comprehensive productivity experience, Microsoft will be adding many new features in the coming months. PDF viewing is now possible in the Word Web App, and Excel Web App now supports freeze panes and data validation.

Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

Facebook for Windows Phone 8 Gets a Facelift

The new Facebook 5.0 app for Windows Phone 8 features an overhauled UI, improved navigation, and timeline, just to name a few, with Facebook chat being built into the Messaging app on the Windows Phone as well.

Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

Don Mattrick Allegedly Left Microsoft Because of Upcoming Reorganization

According to reports, former Microsoft Xbox boss Don Mattrick left so abruptly because of Microsoft's upcoming massive reorganization.

Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft to Discontinue TechNet Subscription Service

Microsoft has announced plans to discontinue the TechNet Subscription service. Currently, it allows subscribers to try full version and beta software from Microsoft's extensive library, for an annual fee as low as US$199. However, this service will be retired by the end of August 2013.

Friday, 28 Jun 2013

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Internet Explorer 11 Adopts Open Standards, SPDY and WebGL

Microsoft has announced Internet Explorer 11 will support SPDY and WebGL. Early adopters can look forward to speedy web browsing, and interactive 2D and 3D graphics without the need for any plug-ins.

Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

Foursquare Develops First Native Tablet App for Windows 8; Windows Store Nears 100,000 Apps

At Build 2013, it was announced that Foursquare has developed a native tablet app for Windows 8 tablets. This is the company's first native tablet app. Several big-name apps are coming to the platform too, as Windows Store nears 100,000 apps.

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