Surface Pro 3 Release Date International

The Surface Pro 3 is about to go global

By on August 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

The Surface Pro 3 is about to go global

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, the latest and most glorious addition to the Surface family, will soon be available in several markets, the company confirmed on the Surface blog. No less than 25 more markets are going to get the Surface Pro 3 this month, in addition to the U.S., Canada and Japan. In most of the 25 new markets, the Surface Pro 3 will be available for pre-order starting today, with a few exceptions, and will release starting on August 28th. More →

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Microsoft Nokia Layoffs Employees

Microsoft is trying to make laid off Nokia employees feel better in the worst way possible

By on August 6, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

Microsoft is trying to make laid off Nokia employees feel better in the worst way possible

Microsoft is definitely not setting high standards for bedside manner when it comes to laying off Nokia employees. MarketWatch reports that Microsoft is trying to assuage anger in China over its plan to ax thousands of Nokia employees by offering laid off Chinese workers… wait for it… a free Nokia handset. More →

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Microsoft Windows Smartwatch Concept

Windows fans can only pray that Microsoft’s first smartwatch looks as great as this concept

By on August 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Windows fans can only pray that Microsoft’s first smartwatch looks as great as this concept

Microsoft is rumored to be working on worthy iWatch rival, a smartwatch of its own that will be compatible with various mobile operating systems and deliver certain smart features, including advanced health and fitness tracking capabilities. While the Windows giant has yet to announce such a product, designer Nadir Aslam has already imagined what a Windows watch will look like and what it will have to offer while posting several concept images on Behance. More →

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Denied

Microsoft: Don’t expect any more major updates until Windows 9

By on August 5, 2014 at 4:53 PM.

Microsoft: Don’t expect any more major updates until Windows 9

Microsoft on Tuesday revealed that it’s not planning to release a major “Windows 8.1 Update 2” at any point in the near future, although the company will release several other smaller updates as part of its regular Windows 8.1 update release schedule. More →

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Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle

These awesome deals might finally convince you to pick up an Xbox One

By on August 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

These awesome deals might finally convince you to pick up an Xbox One

If you’re a sports fan who has been holding out on buying an Xbox One, this new offer might be too good to pass up. Microsoft announced on Monday that it will be releasing an Xbox One Madden NFL 15 bundle on August 26th for $399. The bundle includes both the Xbox One console, a download code for Madden NFL 15 and three Pro Packs for Madden Ultimate Team. If you preorder the bundle before 2pm PT on August 22nd, you’re guaranteed to receive it the day it’s released. More →

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Xbox One Price Cut Gamescom

Is Microsoft already getting ready for another big Xbox One price cut?

By on August 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Is Microsoft already getting ready for another big Xbox One price cut?

Based on a recent update to the Spanish version of Xbox.com on mobile browsers, the Xbox One might be receiving a $50 price cut in the near future. NeoGAF user Hydragyrus was the first to point out the message on the Spanish webpage, which shows a picture of the Xbox One with the message “Ahora desde 349,99 €” (Now from 349,99 €) beneath it. A hashtag for #xboxgamescom also appears on the page, indicating that Microsoft might be saving the announcement for its press conference at the Cologne trade show on August 12th. More →

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Windows 9 Free Update

Microsoft may do the unthinkable to make you dump XP, Vista and Windows 7

By on August 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

Microsoft may do the unthinkable to make you dump XP, Vista and Windows 7

Windows is one of Microsoft’s main money makers, and the company is interested in seeing as many current Windows users move to its latest operating system as possible. However, no matter what the company does, there still are plenty of users who are on older Windows versions, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. ZDNet has learned that Microsoft may be working on a huge Windows 9 surprise to convince reluctant users to finally move to the latest Windows operating system available. More →

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Microsoft vs Samsung Patent License Lawsuit

Samsung just got itself sued by another iconic tech giant

By on August 4, 2014 at 8:20 AM.

Samsung just got itself sued by another iconic tech giant

Even though Microsoft isn’t making any popular Android devices of its own, the giant Windows maker is still milking a lot of cash from Android device sales, as the company inked more than a few licensing agreements with all sorts of OEMs that sell Android smartphones and tablets for a living. According to existing  reports, Microsoft is reportedly making over $2 billion a year from those licensing deals, and the number could go up to $8.8 billion a year by 2017. However, Samsung, the most important Android device maker doesn’t want to pay the bills anymore, and, unsurprisingly, Microsoft took legal action against the South Korean corporation. More →

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Office for iPad Update 1.1 Features

Office for iPad just got some of the great features you’ve been asking for

By on August 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

Office for iPad just got some of the great features you’ve been asking for

Microsoft’s Office for iPad has been a hit from the moment it was finally launched in the App Store, with Word, Excel and PowerPoint quickly becoming top apps, and it looks like the Windows maker is not done with further improving this particular touch-first Office version. Microsoft has updated its Office for iPad apps, Ars Technica reports, with several interesting additions, including support for exporting files as PDFs, cropping pictures in line, and using third-party fonts in documents. More →

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Windows Phone Vs Android

The case against Windows Phone

By on August 1, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

The case against Windows Phone

Ahead of its launch in 2010, Windows Phone looked like a unique and exciting platform that might propel Microsoft back into contention in the mobile space. Now, nearly four years later, Microsoft’s mobile operating system appears to be nearing the end of the line, struggling to pick up the scraps left behind by Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS. Is there any hope left for Windows Phone, or is the end in sight? More →

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Xbox One China Launch Price

Did Microsoft just botch another Xbox One launch?

By on July 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Did Microsoft just botch another Xbox One launch?

Microsoft’s exclusive deal with China Telecom to bring the Xbox One to a huge new market could be the boost the company needs to begin catching up with the PlayStation 4, but one major detail might be curtailing sales before the console even launches: The price. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Xbox One (without Kinect) will cost 3,699 yuan ($600) when it releases in China on September 23rd. More →

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Robert Scoble Windows Phone

The man who said Google Glass would revolutionize computing wants Microsoft to dump Windows Phone

By on July 30, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

The man who said Google Glass would revolutionize computing wants Microsoft to dump Windows Phone

One-time Google Glass enthusiast Robert Scoble is always an entertaining read, although he’s not exactly someone whom tech companies should take advice from. After all, Scoble was once so enthusiastic about Google Glass that he compared it to the Apple II and similarly said it would revolutionize the way we do computing. Needless to say, that hasn’t turned out to be the case, as even Scoble admitted earlier this year that Glass in its current incarnation is “doomed.”

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Xbox Games With Gold August

Xbox steps up its game with the best free Games with Gold offering yet

By on July 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM.

Xbox steps up its game with the best free Games with Gold offering yet

It wasn’t long ago that we talked about the one way the Xbox One was beating the PlayStation 4, but if the free monthly offering of Games with Gold keeps getting better at this rate, we’ll have to add an asterisk to that headline. Microsoft announced via the Xbox Wire on Monday that the Games with Gold for August would include Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut on Xbox One as well as Motocross Madness and Dishonored on Xbox 360. More →

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