Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Announces ‘Exciting’ Windows 10 Update After Losing Here Maps

If you’re a Windows 10 or Windows Phone 8 user, it is understandable why you’re panicking. The news of the impending demise of your favourite Here Maps app might not be easy to handle, but fret not, Microsoft has got you covered. The Redmond-based company says that an “exciting update” is planned for the Windows 10 Maps app. The Windows ... Read More »

Microsoft Goes After Evernote With Launch of OneNote Importer Tool

Microsoft is going after Evernote, perhaps the biggest name in the note-taking services market. If you were on the fence about whether or not you want to ditch Evernote for OneNote, Microsoft’s newly released tool can help you make your decision. The Redmond, Washington-based company has released OneNote Importer tool that allows you to quickly migrate all of your content ... Read More »

Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer Does About-Face on Linux Technology

Fifteen years after calling the open-source operating system Linux a “cancer,” former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has softened his position. Speaking on Wednesday night at a dinner hosted by Fortune magazine, Ballmer said the position was right for the time, but the threat from Linux was now “in the rearview mirror.” “The company made a ton of money ... Read More »

UC Browser Gets UC Cricket Content Powered by Microsoft, Twitter

UC Web, best known for its UC Browser app for Android phones, has tied up with micro-blogging site Twitter and tech giant Microsoft’s search engine Bing to provide a mobile gateway to live content ahead of the busy cricket season in the country. Called UC Cricket, the new cricket content aggregation platform in UC Browser is designed to provide cricket ... Read More »

Microsoft Contributes Its Sonic Linux Networking Suite to Open Compute Project

Microsoft is taking a major step in the world of free, open-source software. The Windows maker has announced that it is giving away Sonic, its own designed software, to users for free. At the Open Compute Project US Summit, Microsoft announced that it is proposing to contribute Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (Sonic) to the project. The suite ... Read More »

Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. Microsoft’s new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft’s increasing ... Read More »

Microsoft Cancels Fable Legends, May Shut Down Lionhead Studios

Microsoft has announced it’s cancelling development on co-operative action role-playing game, Fable Legends. In addition to this, it’s considering to close the UK-based Lionhead Studios responsible for its development. Lionhead was acquired by Microsoft in 2006 after a string of solid games such as Black & White, Fable, and The Movies. “After much consideration we have decided to cease development ... Read More »

Xbox Live Down Again Microsoft Confirms

Microsoft managed to swing timed exclusivity to paid downloadable content for online shooter The Division but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can play it right now. Xbox Live – the company’s online service for the Xbox One (and last generation’s Xbox 360) is facing connectivity issues at the moment. Checking the Xbox Live Status page confirms that Microsoft is aware ... Read More »

Microsoft Teases Xbox Spring Sale

Microsoft has announced another Xbox game sale in celebration of Spring. In the recent past we saw two major sales. One was around Black Friday and another closer to the end of the year. These allowed Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners to snag massive discounts up to 60 percent off, with an additional 10 percent for Xbox Live Gold ... Read More »

Microsoft to End PC Gaming as We Know It: Gears of War Developer

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is a programming application for Windows 10 developers that lets them create a single version of software to run across all Windows devices including PCs, smartphones, tablets, and the Xbox One. The company is slated to unveil more UWP details at its Build event this month. However UWP has also gained the ire of Tim Sweeney, ... Read More »