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March 13 2014

16:17

Huawei: We like Windows Phone but Android is higher priority

The CMO of the Chinese device maker says Windows Phone is still on the agenda, but the company is more jazzed about its upcoming dual Android-Windows Phone device.

Originally posted at News - Mobile

13:30

Microsoft offers Windows Phone free to device makers -- report

Two phone makers in India will be spared the usual licensing fee for adopting Windows Phone, says The Times of India.

March 12 2014

15:13

Microsoft to offer OneNote for Mac for free

Microsoft is looking to head off note-taking rival Evernote by introducing a free, full-fledged version of OneNote for Mac users.
05:47

New version of Office for Mac expected later this year

New version of the apps suite for Mac users expected by the end of the year, a Microsoft exec tells a German tech publication.

March 11 2014

23:39

Xbox Live struggles with access issues as Titanfall launches

Access to the online gaming service is listed as "limited" as much-anticipated first-person shooter debuts.
16:24

Microsoft delivers new batch of Surface firmware updates

For Patch Tuesday, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2 users get multiple keyboard, Bluetooth, and wireless network firmware updates.

March 10 2014

16:08

Microsoft researchers think local with HereHere

Researchers at Microsoft's FuSE Labs launch a second project that investigates the intersection of hyper-local content and civic engagement.

March 09 2014

21:15

Microsoft, HP blaze business tablet trail

With tablet market growth shrinking, Microsoft and HP are well positioned in the one market that still has decent growth potential: business.

March 07 2014

05:35

Microsoft plans to patch critical Windows, IE bugs next week

One of the critical flaws addressed allows IE10 to be exploited by attack code placed on compromised Web sites.
04:50

Microsoft leaks Windows 8.1 update early

The Windows 8.1 update has leaked early, according to reports. Installing the update isn't straightforward and not recommended, though.

March 06 2014

04:41

Microsoft teases unveiling of DirectX 12 later this month

Next iteration of Microsoft's game programming interfaces to be discussed at the Game Developer Conference on March 20, according to a Microsoft tease.

March 05 2014

15:54

Microsoft board not so keen on Nokia deal at first

Microsoft's board wasn't gung ho on the Steve Ballmer-backed idea of purchasing Nokia's handset business, according to a new report.
15:05

Facebook Messenger lands on Windows Phone

The app has finally expanded to new worlds beyond Apple and Android.

Originally posted at News - Mobile

03:15

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One update ahead of Titanfall launch

Update includes improved matchmaking, party chat, and friends features.

March 04 2014

21:29

Watch Cortana, Microsoft's rival to Siri and Google Now

A new video appears to show off Microsoft's coming personal digital assistant, codenamed Cortana, but doesn't reveal its "speaking voice."
19:08

Ballmer: Regrets, he's had a few

But not too many -- as he regales an audience of Oxford students one month after stepping down as Microsoft's chief executive.
15:30

Skype rolls out to Outlook.com users worldwide

Microsoft's video chat service is now integrated with Outlook.com for those outside the handful of countries that were part of the initial release.
14:16

Windows 8.1 update reportedly hits final stage

Microsoft pushes the spring update for Windows 8.1 into RTM mode and sends it to PC partners, according to The Verge and Russian leaker Wzor.

March 03 2014

21:56

Microsoft confirms Bates, Reller to exit company

Executives Tony Bates and Tami Reller will be leaving the software giant, and Mark Penn, creator of the "Scroogled" ad campaign, will now be chief strategy officer.
20:16

Microsoft intends to bring Xbox Live to iOS, Android games

Revealed in a job listing and later confirmed by Microsoft, the Xbox maker now wants to make its Live social gaming service the pre-eminent platform on mobile.
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