- News tagged "microsoft"
Thursday, 13 Dec 2012
Google is shelving plans for dedicated apps like Gmail and Drive for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 due to the limited scale of users on Microsoft's platforms. The search giant, however, might change its mind if the situation improves.
Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google is the new Microsoft and that they are winning the war against Apple.
Monday, 3 Dec 2012
For Windows Phone 8 users using the Rooms feature, you can still invite people on other platforms. However, since they can't see the shared calendar, photos, and notes in one centralized location, a few other apps are needed.
Sources have informed Bloomberg that Microsoft may be planning to launch their next iteration of the Xbox gaming console in late 2013. Apparently the Xbox 720 will be sold for US$299 with Kinect, HUD glasses and cloud gaming all bundled in.
Contrary to Microsoft's public stance, the maker of Windows 8 is said to be upset about Windows 8's lackluster adoption rate and is blaming OEMs for it.
Friday, 30 Nov 2012
Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet took one step closer towards hitting the market when their US pricing was revealed in an Official Microsoft Blog post. There will be two versions of the Surface Pro tablet, and they will be available at Microsoft Stores in January 2013.
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012
Microsoft's Surface phone is rumored to ship in mid 2013, and Foxconn is said to be the sole manufacturer of the device.
Monday, 26 Nov 2012
Microsoft has introduced its latest member in the lineup of Windows 8 hardware peripherals. The Sculpt Comfort Keyboard is the first keyboard from Microsoft to feature a split backspace-spacebar key.
Friday, 23 Nov 2012
Rumors have surfaced suggesting that Microsoft is working on a cut-down version of the Xbox. The device is reportedly a set-top box equipped with casual gaming and online streaming support.
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012
Skype, the voice call and chat service provider which was acquired by Microsoft late last year for US$8.5 million, has announced a new Modern-style version of Skype for Windows 8. The app will be pre-installed on devices from 12 manufacturers, and be made available in the Windows Store come October 26.