Microsoft to Offer $15 Windows 8 Upgrade for Every Win7 PC Purchase

Monday, May 14th, 2012
It’s no fun purchasing a computer that runs on a last-gen OS, which is why Microsoft allegedly plans to offer a $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8 Pro when buying a Windows 7-powered PC beginning June 2. This offer is meant to keep Windows 7 PC sales stable even when its succeeding OS comes around. The push to Pro instead of the vanilla edition of Windows 8 remains a mystery. And in case you are wondering: no, th

Bing Introduces Latest Redesign; Adds Social Function on the Side

Friday, May 11th, 2012
Bing is set to roll out its major redesign yet, which separates search results into three sections. There is the algorithmic, text-based results in the center; context such as maps and reviews on the right; and social assistance from friends and experts located on the far right. This latest design update would be Bing’s answer to “Search Overload,” that exhausted feeling you get from search resul

Microsoft Reports Q3 2012 Earnings

Friday, April 20th, 2012
Microsoft has recently released its financial earnings report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012. The reports show a promising year for the software giant as it begins to tackle other areas of its business that’s no longer connected to its main revenue earner in PC software. But for the most part, their strengths remain to be their various software products. For the third quarter of this fiscal year,

Microsoft to Dump Windows XP in Two Years

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Microsoft has kicked off yesterday its so-called “two-year countdown” to the end of Windows XP, its longest-running operating system. The company will cease all support and security updates for Windows XP, as well as its business productivity suite Office 2003, on April 8, 2014. A representative for Microsoft said that while Windows XP was a great software for its time since its launch in October 200

Microsoft Buys AOL Patents Worth Over $1 Billion

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Patents are considered as highly valued assets today by tech companies as it is largely being used to help them survive the competitive nature of the tech industry of late. Patents are being used as a weapon to either inflict or prevent damage to and from competitors. It has been the name of the game lately, especially among the tech industry leaders. And it is no wonder nowadays why patents have become high value

Microsoft Raids Botnets; Online Criminals Be Warned

Monday, March 26th, 2012
A number of Microsoft employees, accompanied by United States marshals, raided two office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois over the weekend in an attempt to disrupt operations of botnets. One of many forms of modern-day online crime, botnets are groups of computers that help harvest bank account passwords and other personal information from millions of computers. With the help of a warrant from a federal judg

Features of Microsoft Office 15 Leaked

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Microsoft provided technical previews of its Office 15 productivity suite to a handful of partners before it becomes available to the public. And now, The Verge has managed to scoop some leaked images about the software’s new features. In tune with Windows’ gradual evolution, the newest Office version has some design notes borrowed from the Metro UI seen in Windows Phone handsets. The software also fe

How to Download Windows 8 Beta Consumer Preview

Thursday, March 1st, 2012
Microsoft has just released a preview of Windows 8, which ordinary consumers like you and me can download for free. Expect the Windows 8 beta Consumer Preview to sport the “Metro” tile-happy design, the inclusion of touch-based controls, Windows app store, cloud services linking PCs and Windows Phones, and Internet Explorer 10 among others Before downloading the Windows 8 beta, make sure your computer

Windows 8 Logo Unveiled; Finally Looks Like a Window

Friday, February 17th, 2012
Microsoft is set to make big changes with its Windows 8 operating system, which brings the Metro UI from mobile to desktop. Part of these changes is the introduction of a new logo. The Windows 8 logo features a four-pane window set on a quarter turn, the appearance of which is reminiscent of Metro design. It was created with the help of design agency Pentagram, which asked Microsoft a simple question when it bega

Microsoft Signing Up Hardware Makers For Android-Chrome Licensing Deal

Monday, October 24th, 2011
It might seem contradicting how the headline may read. How come Microsoft is getting hardware companies to make Google Android-Chrome deals? But the fact is it is not some headline error. Microsoft is striking up licensing deals with hardware makers that use Google Android and Chrome operating systems on their products. It’s quite a complicated thing that Microsoft and Google find themselves in here. But tha