Microsoft Nadella Vs. Ballmer

Why Microsoft’s new CEO took a hatchet to Ballmer’s ‘devices and services’ plan

By on November 10, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

Why Microsoft’s new CEO took a hatchet to Ballmer’s ‘devices and services’ plan

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has done things very differently from the way former CEO Steve Ballmer used to do business, although toward the end of his term Ballmer recognized that Microsoft seriously needed to change to remain a dominant force in the tech world. Ballmer’s strategy was to reposition Microsoft as a “devices and services” company that would produce its own hardware that acted as a showcase for its software and services such as Microsoft Office, Azure and more. More →

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Halo 5 Multiplayer Leak

Huge leak reveals the first footage of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer

By on November 10, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Huge leak reveals the first footage of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the most anticipated Xbox One exclusive of the month will hit store shelves on Tuesday. With four full campaigns, over 100 multiplayer maps and the debut of Halo 2: Anniversary, it’s going to be hard to find more value in a game this holiday season, but the best part of the whole package won’t be available at launch. More →

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 Microsoft Office iOS Android

Office might be free on iOS and Android, but there are tons of restrictions – here they are

By on November 7, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Office might be free on iOS and Android, but there are tons of restrictions – here they are

Microsoft set the Internet ablaze yesterday with the announcement that all of the Office mobile apps would be free to download on iOS and Android phones and tablets, but there are a few provisions worth noting. PCWorld got in touch with Microsoft in order to find out exactly which features would be free for all mobile users and which would require a subscription to Office 365. More →

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Office for Android Tablet Preview

Awesome news, Android fans: Office for Android tablets is now available for you to try

By on November 7, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Awesome news, Android fans: Office for Android tablets is now available for you to try

Microsoft’s Office for iPad product was a great success last year, but the company did not bring its famous productivity suite to Android tablets at the same time. However, the company is getting closer to releasing an Android tablet optimized version of Office in the near future, as Microsoft on Thursday announced it’s taking registrations for a preview version of Office for Android tablets. More →

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First Microsoft Lumia Smartphone

Microsoft’s first Lumia smartphone is almost here

By on November 7, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Microsoft’s first Lumia smartphone is almost here

There are many Windows Phone Lumia handsets in stores, but these devices still have Nokia branding, which Microsoft has to ditch. However, that’s about to soon change, as the company next week will release its first ever Lumia handset that doesn’t have Nokia written anywhere on it. As The Verge reports, Microsoft has already started teasing a November 11th announcement on its website, when it should unveil the first Microsoft Lumia smartphone. More →

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Microsoft Dropbox Office Deal

Microsoft’s huge Dropbox deal is the latest evidence Nadella is much wiser than Ballmer

By on November 4, 2014 at 5:50 PM.

Microsoft’s huge Dropbox deal is the latest evidence Nadella is much wiser than Ballmer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was a very bright guy and capable CEO who also had a very bad habit of casually brushing off competitors who actually deserved to be taken very seriously. Recall his infamous dismissals of the iPhone and of Android, for example, to see how Ballmer ridiculing a product became a reverse-kiss-of-death — in other words, Ballmer trashing a rival offering was almost a guarantee that it would become a success. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro: 13-inch and 14-inch

Microsoft might be working on even bigger and better Surface Pro tablets

By on November 4, 2014 at 3:50 PM.

Microsoft might be working on even bigger and better Surface Pro tablets

After suggesting a few weeks ago that Microsoft might be interested in discontinuing its underperforming Surface Pro line of products — a report Microsoft has vehemently denied — Digitimes now says the company might be working on even bigger Surface Pro models than the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 released a few months ago. More →

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Microsoft Skype Translator Preview

You can preview the coolest product Microsoft has unveiled this year – here’s how

By on November 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

You can preview the coolest product Microsoft has unveiled this year – here’s how

Microsoft has unveiled a lot of cool products this year but for our money the coolest one is the new Skype Translator software that will interpret what someone is saying in real time and offer you a translation into your preferred language right on your screen. If it works as well as Microsoft hopes, it would go a long way toward breaking down language barriers and allow us to interact with people in ways we never before imagined. More →

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MacBook Air Vs Windows

Video: Microsoft fires shots at Apple yet again in its latest ad

By on November 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Video: Microsoft fires shots at Apple yet again in its latest ad

Microsoft is back to its old tricks again. The company still seems to be holding a grudge from back in the days of Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ad campaign, and it targets Apple every chance it gets in its various advertisements and marketing efforts. Last week, Microsoft informed us that its cheap $100 Lumia phone and a bunch of bundled accessories and services are a better buy than Apple’s iPhone 6, and now Microsoft is back to convince us that Lenovo’s latest ultra-thin Windows laptop is a better machine than the MacBook Air. More →

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Xbox One New Processor

Here’s how the Xbox One could become cheaper than the PS4 – permanently

By on November 3, 2014 at 4:37 PM.

Here’s how the Xbox One could become cheaper than the PS4 – permanently

In Microsoft’s latest attempt to bolster Xbox One sales, the price of the console has dropped $50 for the holiday season, but this is only a temporary fix to a problem that won’t go away any time soon. The fact of the matter is that the PlayStation 4 install base is significantly larger than that of the Xbox One, which is why a more permanent solution might be on the table. More →

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First Microsoft Lumia Phone Leaked Photo

New leak reveals the first Microsoft-branded Lumia phone

By on November 3, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

New leak reveals the first Microsoft-branded Lumia phone

2014 has been a very quiet year for Windows Phone and we’ve been wondering when Microsoft would finally give the platform the high-end flagship device that it deserves. And unfortunately it looks like we’re still going to have to wait a while to get it because a new leak reveals that the first Microsoft-branded Lumia phone is going to be yet another budget model aimed at cost-conscious buyers in emerging markets. More →

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Halo 2 Anniversary Documentary

See how Halo 2: Anniversary was made in this fascinating, free documentary

By on October 31, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

See how Halo 2: Anniversary was made in this fascinating, free documentary

There is plenty to look forward to in the upcoming Master Chief Collection, but the highlight of the package is Halo 2: Anniversary, an HD remake of the FPS classic released 10 years ago on the original Xbox. On Friday, Microsoft released a free documentary detailing the process of remaking Halo 2 for the current generation. If you’re anxious for the release of the game, this should help tide you over. More →

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Office for Mac 2015 Release Date

You can download the newest version of Outlook for Mac right now

By on October 31, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

You can download the newest version of Outlook for Mac right now

Microsoft on Friday announced that it plans to release a new version of Office for Mac next year, with a beta version to be launched in the first half of 2015 and the full release set for the second half of the year. The company also announced that Mac users can now download a new Outlook for Mac version, as long as they’re Office 365 customers. More →

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