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Revealed: Microsoft Finally Decides To Abandon Metro Branding

Revealed: Microsoft Finally Decides To Abandon Metro Branding

Microsoft has been making some heavy use of the term ‘metro’ in describing the new, fresh interface of its upcoming OS, Windows 8. The term ‘metro’ has been used specifically to refer to the tile-comprising UI of Windows 8. We reported few hours ago that due to copyright issues with a German company, Microsoft may have to abandon the use of the term.

By On August 4, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Stops Developers From Using ‘Metro’ Name In Their Apps

Microsoft Stops Developers From Using ‘Metro’ Name In Their Apps

Microsoft’s Windows 8 is due soon and the company has used the term ‘metro’ extensively in describing the new interface of its OS. However, it seems that the company may soon be quitting the ‘metro’ branding of Windows 8. It has now advised the apps developers not to make use of the term ‘metro’ when naming their Windows 8 or Windows Phone apps.

By On August 3, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Rebrands Hotmail As Outlook.com, Adds New Features

Microsoft Rebrands Hotmail As Outlook.com, Adds New Features

It has often been stated that the days of Hotmail are nearly over. Most professionals have a rather low opinion of Microsoft’s email service, and they have fair reasons to do so. However, all this is about to change. Microsoft is rebranding Hotmail as ‘Outlook’, which will be a new email service packing awesome features and having a Metro-style interface.

By On August 1, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Describes Upcoming Windows 8 Touch Mouse Gesture Support

Microsoft Describes Upcoming Windows 8 Touch Mouse Gesture Support

Earlier this year, Microsoft disclosed that the company is planning to support extra effectiveness in Windows 8 for its present Touch Mouse. This week, it has described the accurate gestures. The new extra features will come once when Windows 8 will be available. Microsoft said, the update of gestures would help to create navigating through Windows 8.

By On August 1, 2012 Respond
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Bing Get Me There App For iPhone Released By Microsoft

Bing Get Me There App For iPhone Released By Microsoft

Microsoft has been trying hard to expand the scope of its Bing Maps. For instance, it recently added 165 terabytes of satellite images to the repository of Bing Maps. Whereas Google Maps remains the most popular online mapping solution, Bing Maps have gained a lot of traction in recent days. Now, the company has released an excellent app called ‘Bing Get Me There’ for iPhone users.

By On July 30, 2012 Respond
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Swedish Retailer Starts Taking Pre-orders Of Microsoft Surface Tablet For $1,000

Swedish Retailer Starts Taking Pre-orders Of Microsoft Surface Tablet For $1,000

Microsoft has unveiled its very own Surface tablets, running Windows RT and Windows 8, a week ago. Though the software giant company hasn’t revealed anything regarding the retail pricing of these tablets, on Wednesday, WPCentral has found a Swedish website Webhallen listed Surface tablets in their shopping cart. According to that list, Webhallen is taking pre-orders for Microsoft Surface tablets, starting with 32GB Windows RT edition for 6990 krona (roughly $1,000).

By On July 27, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Announces Dates Of Its Annual Developer Conference, BUILD 2012

Microsoft Announces Dates Of Its Annual Developer Conference, BUILD 2012

Annual developer conferences are a popular way for tech companies to discuss ideas. It is also an occasion to show off different new products and gain valuable feedback from the developers. Google and Apple already had their developer conferences earlier this year.  And now Microsoft is gearing up for its annual conference titled ‘BUILD 2012.’

By On July 26, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Working On A Universal Stylus, Works On Any Screen

Microsoft Working On A Universal Stylus, Works On Any Screen

Though tablets and smartphones have touch screen facility, but the screens of most of the notebooks and PC monitors are not made specifically for touch interfaces. But, that problem might go away in near future. There’s a new report that some researchers of Microsoft are engaged in developing a new prototype stylus which would work on any screen surface, including that of laptops, monitors, tablets, and phones.

By On July 22, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft’s Wedge Touch Mouse

Microsoft’s Wedge Touch Mouse

Recently, image of Microsoft’s Wedge mobile keyboard has been leaked and now another new product called Wedge Touch Mouse has been added to the leaked list. According to the source, it is priced at $60.99. The Wedge Touch Mouse has a very attractive design. Like the existing touch mouse, this touch mouse has no any physical button. It also has a more prime shape that looks like a wedge.

By On July 21, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Confirms Release Date For Windows 8. It’s …

Microsoft Confirms Release Date For Windows 8. It’s …

The date of Windows 8 general release is now official. Yesterday on July 18, Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows division, announced that the company’s long-awaited next-generation Windows operating system, Windows 8, will be generally available from October 26, 2012. Sinofsky made the announcement at the annual sales meeting of Microsoft Global Exchange Conference held in Atlanta.

By On July 19, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Reveals Radical Office 2013, Download Consumer Preview

Microsoft Reveals Radical Office 2013, Download Consumer Preview

Microsoft has recently unveiled the new Microsoft Office suite, called Office 2013 (aka Office 15). In an event, the company also allowed a quick glimpse at Office 365 products. The most important part of these revelations is that Microsoft is planning to tie up its Office suite with its cloud, so as to make the experience far more mobile.

By On July 17, 2012 Respond
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New Smartphone Technology From Microsoft Allows Virtual Sword-Fighting

New Smartphone Technology From Microsoft Allows Virtual Sword-Fighting

Sword fighting once was a very popular sport but the hazards of it hurting one or both of the participants doesn’t make it a very favorite. However, now you can indulge your courage without having to pick up a sword. You can fight with a virtual sword, thanks to a new smartphone technology from Microsoft.

By On July 17, 2012 Respond
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16-Year Old Partnership Between Microsoft And NBC Ends

16-Year Old Partnership Between Microsoft And NBC Ends

Microsoft and NBC have been in a very long partnership which lasted for 16 years. This partnership resulted in the creation of the popular news site, MSNBC.com. Now, however, NBC has acquired the complete control of the platform and this marks the end of the partnership between the two giants.

By On July 16, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft May Unveil Office 2013 Suite On Monday

Microsoft May Unveil Office 2013 Suite On Monday

USA Today reported yesterday that Microsoft may unveil Office 2013 (aka Office 15) beta in a news conference to be held in San Francisco on Monday (on July 16, 2012). The newspaper said that the news is supported by unnamed industry sources. The report also claimed that the final version of the Office suite will be available from May 2013.

By On July 14, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Has To Face Low Yield Rates Of Surface Tablet

Microsoft Has To Face Low Yield Rates Of Surface Tablet

Microsoft’s Surface tablet is being considered a serious contender, at least in theory, in the tablet market. This is because this is the first actual offering with Windows 8 and that can woo a whole lot of users. However, in the unlikely event of Surface tablet sales picking up, will Microsoft be able to yield the tablet to put up with the sales? A number of reports suggest that this probably won’t be the case.

By On July 10, 2012 Respond
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