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Microsoft Excel blamed for errors in academic papers
Microsoft Excel blamed for errors in academic papers
A Melbourne-based institute has demonstrated that a feature of Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet software has resulted in errors in scientific papers ...... 25 Aug 2016 - 1 comment
Microsoft acquires game streaming service Beam
Microsoft acquires game streaming service Beam
Microsoft has used a small portion of its huge cash position to acquire interactive game streaming service Beam. Beam allows viewers to "play ...... 12 Aug 2016
Microsoft releases Anniversary Update for Windows 10
Microsoft releases Anniversary Update for Windows 10
As promised, Microsoft has released the first Anniversary Update for the company's number one product. This is the first major update for Windows ...... 04 Aug 2016 - 6 comments
Microsoft ends Skype support for Windows Phone and Androids before 4.03
Microsoft ends Skype support for Windows Phone and Androids before 4.03
Microsoft has announced today that it will no longer support Skype for those using Windows Phones and users with Android versions before 4.03. ...... 22 Jul 2016 - 1 comment
Xbox One S to officially launch on August 2nd
Xbox One S to officially launch on August 2nd
Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming slimmed-down console, the Xbox One S, will officially launch on August 2nd alongside the Windows 10 ...... 20 Jul 2016
Netflix will only stream 1080p on Microsoft Edge or IE11
Netflix will only stream 1080p on Microsoft Edge or IE11
Last week, Microsoft made headlines by claiming that its Microsoft Edge was the only browser that could handle 1080p streaming on your PC. ...... 19 Jul 2016 - 2 comments
Microsoft clears up confusion about Xbox Play Anywhere
Microsoft clears up confusion about Xbox Play Anywhere
Microsoft has released a new press statement that should clear up any confusion about its upcoming Xbox Play Anywhere service. Last week, ...... 10 Jul 2016
Microsoft acquires professional social network LinkedIn for $26 billion
Microsoft acquires professional social network LinkedIn for $26 billion
Earlier today, Microsoft agreed to acquire professional social network and job posting site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The companies say ...... 14 Jun 2016 - 2 comments
Minecraft: Education Edition now available in beta
Minecraft: Education Edition now available in beta
Microsoft has announced the open beta of Minecraft: Education Edition, which it hopes to get into schools by the end of the third quarter. ...... 09 Jun 2016
Microsoft reneges on adding TV DVR to Xbox One
Microsoft reneges on adding TV DVR to Xbox One
Microsoft has announced that they will not be adding a TV DVR feature to the Xbox One, despite announcing it last August. "After careful ...... 09 Jun 2016 - 6 comments
Xiaomi to buy 1500 patents from Microsoft
Xiaomi to buy 1500 patents from Microsoft
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi will buy 1500 patents from Microsoft in the coming months, likely a sign that the company wants to finally expand ...... 07 Jun 2016 - 1 comment
Is Xbox One getting VR games next year?
Is Xbox One getting VR games next year?
Sony has a huge lead in this generation's console wars but it's far from over yet. There might be another hurdle that could change things up ...... 03 Jun 2016 - 5 comments
Windows 10 upgrade woes sends woman to Microsoft offices for help
Windows 10 upgrade woes sends woman to Microsoft offices for help
A Finnish woman turned up at Microsoft offices demanding help after a Windows 10 update rendered her computer useless. Microsoft has come ...... 31 May 2016 - 9 comments
Microsoft guts phone business, will cut 1,850 jobs
Microsoft guts phone business, will cut 1,850 jobs
Microsoft has announced plans to streamline its smartphone business, trimming more than 1,850 jobs mostly in Finland. Having completed the ...... 25 May 2016
Microsoft sells its entry-level feature phone business to Foxconn
Microsoft sells its entry-level feature phone business to Foxconn
Microsoft has announced that it is selling their entry level feature phone assets to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile for $350 million. Additionally, ...... 19 May 2016
Microsoft's Pre-Touch to revolutionize UI design?
Microsoft's Pre-Touch to revolutionize UI design?
Even if not all products out of Redmond have captured the market (yes, I'm looking at you Windows Phone), you have to give it to Microsoft Research ...... 06 May 2016
Microsoft: We're committed to Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft: "We're committed to Windows 10 Mobile"
Microsoft hasn't seemed too interested in smartphones after acquiring Nokia's mobile phone business. Oddly the number of phones released has ...... 27 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Microsoft and Google agree to stop fighting
Microsoft and Google agree to stop fighting
Microsoft and Google have agreed to drop all pending regulatory complaints against each other and have also agreed to settle future issues amongst ...... 26 Apr 2016 - 1 comment
Microsoft earnings: Surface sales up, Windows Phone sales down
Microsoft earnings: Surface sales up, Windows Phone sales down
Earlier this week, Microsoft stated their Q3 2016 fiscal earnings report and unsurprisingly Windows Phone sales fell again while Surface sales increased. ...... 23 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
GameStop exec: New consoles are imminent
GameStop exec: New consoles are imminent
GameStop COO Tony Bartel has made some waves this week when he noted that he believes some new console launches "seem imminent." There have ...... 15 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Sources: Microsoft willing to back bidders for Yahoo
Sources: Microsoft willing to back bidders for Yahoo
According to sources, Microsoft is willing to help financially back bids to acquire Yahoo, including those from private equity firms. Yahoo ...... 27 Mar 2016
Microsoft drops price on Surface 3 (for a limited time)
Microsoft drops price on Surface 3 (for a limited time)
Microsoft has announced two significant price drops for their Surface 3 tablet, at least for the time being. The tablet is now available ...... 19 Mar 2016
Windows 10 Mobile finally available for select Windows 8 devices
Windows 10 Mobile finally available for select Windows 8 devices
After months of delays, select Windows Phone 8.1 devices can now begin upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile. Reads Microsoft's statement: "Today, ...... 19 Mar 2016
Windows 10 apps on the way for Xbox One owners
Windows 10 apps on the way for Xbox One owners
Microsoft has said this week that there are plans to allow developers to build and port Windows 10 apps to the Xbox One later this year. ...... 18 Mar 2016 - 2 comments
Microsoft ends development of new 'Fable' game
Microsoft ends development of new 'Fable' game
Microsoft has announced the cancellation of their latest 'Fable' game, and may shut down a few of their gaming studios. 'Fable Legends' had ...... 08 Mar 2016
Microsoft ends their quest to port Android apps to Windows
Microsoft ends their quest to port Android apps to Windows
Microsoft has announced this week that it has ended its quest to port Android apps to Windows. "Project Astoria," as it was codenamed, would ...... 28 Feb 2016
Skype Qik is being shut down
Skype Qik is being shut down
Microsoft has announced today that Skype Qik is being discontinued. The app allowed users to send video messages from their mobile devices ...... 23 Feb 2016
The new Microsoft Lumia 650 is a $199 flagship built for productivity
The new Microsoft Lumia 650 is a $199 flagship built for productivity
Microsoft has revealed their third Lumia phone running on Windows 10 today, a budget flagship that the company says is great for business and productivity. ...... 15 Feb 2016
Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal
Microsoft and GoPro sign a patent licensing deal
Microsoft and GoPro announced a patent licensing deal earlier this week for "certain file storage and other system technologies." It is unclear ...... 07 Feb 2016
Microsoft to reportedly buy SwiftKey for $250 million
Microsoft to reportedly buy SwiftKey for $250 million
Despite the fact that Microsoft has arguably the best mobile keyboard of the major operating systems, multiple reports claim that the software ...... 03 Feb 2016
Microsoft reveals Q4 results, another nail in the Windows Phone coffin
Microsoft reveals Q4 results, another nail in the Windows Phone coffin
Microsoft has revealed quarterly results and disclosed details on smartphone sales. It might not come as a surprise but the figures do not paint ...... 30 Jan 2016
Is Microsoft's Edge browser storing your private browsing data?
Is Microsoft's Edge browser storing your private browsing data?
Microsoft Edge, the company's evolution for Internet Explorer, may be storing data it should not be. The browser, which launched last year ...... 28 Jan 2016 - 7 comments
Microsoft building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices
Microsoft building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices
Microsoft is building its own cellular data service for Windows 10 devices, if their own app release can be trusted. Reads Microsoft's new ...... 09 Jan 2016
Microsoft to end support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 next week
Microsoft to end support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 next week
Microsoft has confirmed that it is indeed stopping support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 on January 12th, as previously announced. Windows ...... 08 Jan 2016
Report: Xbox One Slim to launch this year
Report: Xbox One Slim to launch this year
According to new reports, Microsoft is planning to release a digital-only "slim" Xbox One later in 2016. If true, the new console will cost ...... 03 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
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