Topic: Microsoft

Microsoft Will Soon Let Developers Respond to Your Windows Phone App Review
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Microsoft Will Soon Let Developers Respond to Your Windows Phone App Review

Perhaps you're a mobile application developer, frustrated at a particularly annoying review stuck on your precious app's product page that just spews out vicious misinformation, turning potential customers off for no … [Read more...]

IRS Misses Windows XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft About Half a Million for Support
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IRS Misses Windows XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft About Half a Million for Support

Remember a couple weeks ago when we found out that the British Government had to pay Microsoft about $9.2 million to extend Windows XP support for the entire country for another year? It turns out that our cousins across … [Read more...]

Here’s What Changed in Yesterday’s Windows 8.1 Update
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Here’s What Changed in Yesterday’s Windows 8.1 Update

Users of Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 may have noticed a rather large OS update yesterday—that’s Windows 8.1 Update 1, if you were wondering. The update brought a whole bunch of new bits and pieces to the table to make … [Read more...]

Microsoft Bringing 360 Games to Xbox One; Retail Price Cuts Continue
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Microsoft Bringing 360 Games to Xbox One; Retail Price Cuts Continue

The current console war between Microsoft and Sony is barely half a year old, but conventional wisdom says that the PlayStation 4 is winning over the Xbox One pretty handily so far. But Microsoft seems determined to … [Read more...]

British Government Signs Deal with Microsoft to Extend Windows XP Support to Entire Nation
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British Government Signs Deal with Microsoft to Extend Windows XP Support to Entire Nation

As you probably know by now, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP—a version of its operating system that’s been around since 2001, making it a twelve-year-old OS—on April 8. That’s next week. The company’s … [Read more...]

Microsoft and Apple Chuffed Over 12 Million Office for iPad Downloads
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Microsoft and Apple Chuffed Over 12 Million Office for iPad Downloads

Last week saw the launch of Office for iPad, a suite of long-awaited productivity apps that offer faithful recreations of the more robust versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on Apple’s tablet. All three apps are … [Read more...]

Here Are the Windows 8.1 Phones Nokia Announced Yesterday: Lumia 630, 635, & 930
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Here Are the Windows 8.1 Phones Nokia Announced Yesterday: Lumia 630, 635, & 930

So far, this has been one bad week to make announcements on the Internet. Tuesday was April Fool’s Day, making it hard to separate the facts from the fiction. And yesterday, Amazon stole the show by announcing Fire TV, … [Read more...]

Microsoft Resurrects the Start Menu, Reveals Universal Windows Apps at Build Conference
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Microsoft Resurrects the Start Menu, Reveals Universal Windows Apps at Build Conference

Today was the first day of Microsoft’s Build conference in San Francisco, and the company announced the long-awaited return of the Start Menu Windows 8.1’s forthcoming Update 1. That’s not all: Microsoft also … [Read more...]

No Fooling: Microsoft to Talk Windows 9 at This Week’s Build Conference?
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No Fooling: Microsoft to Talk Windows 9 at This Week’s Build Conference?

Despite the fact that today is April 1, to the best of my knowledge, this is not a joke. A post on ZDNet today reports that at this week’s Build conference in San Francisco, Microsoft may give us some details regarding … [Read more...]

Xbox ‘Games with Gold’ for April: ‘Hitman: Absolution’ and ‘Deadlight’
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Xbox ‘Games with Gold’ for April: ‘Hitman: Absolution’ and ‘Deadlight’

With April 1 fast approaching, Microsoft's Major Nelson has revealed the next two games in the "Games with Gold" program: Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight. The two games stay true to the recent Microsoft formula: an … [Read more...]