[Tutorial] How To Stop Microsoft Surface From Going To Sleep Mode Frequently

[Tutorial] How To Stop Microsoft Surface From Going To Sleep Mode Frequently

Microsoft Surface sleep mode can be quite annoying, because your computer will go to sleep every 2 minutes if you are not using it. This tutorial will show you how to increase that time or disable it completely on your Microsoft Surface.

By On January 8, 2013 1 Response
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Thief Stole Only Apple iPad From Microsoft Building

Thief Stole Only Apple iPad From Microsoft Building

We all regularly dish out product reviews and they show our opinion as to how good a given product is, in our eyes. However, when a theif breaks into a Microsoft building containinng a whole lot of Microsoft devices, yet makes away with only five Apple iPads, that may also be considered somewhat of an opinion.

By On January 6, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Bags $617 Million Defense Deal

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Bags $617 Million Defense Deal

Despite a lot of anticipation surrounding the launch of Windows 8, the sales of the new OS don’t seem quite extraordinary. That may be disappointing for Microsoft, who has been hard at work in developing Windows 8. However, a new deal with Department of Defense(DoD) worth $617 million may make things better for the company.

By On January 5, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Beats Google And Apple, Acquires Startup R2 Studios

Microsoft Beats Google And Apple, Acquires Startup R2 Studios

Id8 Group R2 Studios, a startup from the creators of the Slingbox, has always focused on home automation solutions. Apple and Google wanted to buy this R2 Studios. But surprisingly, software giant Microsoft has recently bought it.

By On January 3, 2013 Respond
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Microsoft Intends To Confine Windows 8 ARM Machines To Its OS

Microsoft Intends To Confine Windows 8 ARM Machines To Its OS

The Free Software Foundation recently launched somewhat of a campaign against Microsoft’s intents to make use of UEFI SecureBoot on its Windows 8 PCs. It has now been learned Microsoft indeed has plans of locking down Windows 8 ARM machines so that they won’t be able to run any other OS.

By On January 2, 2013 Respond
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New IE Vulnerability Confirmed By Microsoft, Not Found In IE9 And IE10

New IE Vulnerability Confirmed By Microsoft, Not Found In IE9 And IE10

Although Internet Explorer no longer holds the crown of being the most widely-used browser, it still commands a mighty user base. Thus, it is bad news for them that Microsoft has confirmed a new vulnerability in the earlier versions of the browser.

By On December 30, 2012 Respond
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Free Software Foundation Launches Offensive Against UEFI Secure Boot

Free Software Foundation Launches Offensive Against UEFI Secure Boot

Microsoft is planning on implementing this in all Windows 8 machines. But, Free Software Foundation (FSF) has launched an offensive against this, alleging the move would forcefully restrict users to Windows.

By On December 30, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Added More Than 75000 Apps To Windows Phone Store In 2012

Microsoft Added More Than 75000 Apps To Windows Phone Store In 2012

Windows Phone platform hasn’t gained significant traction in face of fierce competition from iOS and Android devices. However, Microsoft has been steadily building the apps repository for the Windows Phone devices, publishing more than 75000 new apps in 2012 alone.

By On December 29, 2012 Respond
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Pearson Buys 5% Stake In Nook Media

Pearson Buys 5% Stake In Nook Media

We reported earlier that Microsoft and Barnes & Noble had collaborated to create a join venture termed ‘Nook Media’ meant to create digital content. Apparently, Pearson too has a keen interest in the venture and has now purchased a 5 percent stake in it.

By On December 29, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Envisions Cloud-Based GPS Chip With Dramatically Low Power Consumption

Microsoft Envisions Cloud-Based GPS Chip With Dramatically Low Power Consumption

The GPS chip inside a smartphone is one of the key components that drain a major portion of the device’s battery. Microsoft researchers have been trying to find a way to create a less power-consuming GPS chip and now, they have been able to do so by coupling the chip with the cloud.

By On December 27, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft Granted Patent For Virtual Hugs, Handshakes

Microsoft Granted Patent For Virtual Hugs, Handshakes

Virtual hugs, handshakes and other acts of digital affection are nothing new. We once had smileys to express them but with the rapid advancement in technology, we have newer telepresence tools to more accurately depict them. Microsoft has now been granted a patent which is titled ‘Force-feedback within telepresence.

By On December 27, 2012 Respond
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Ex-Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Starts Teaching At Harvard

Ex-Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Starts Teaching At Harvard

Long-time Windows chief at Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky, recently left his position at the company. Many have speculated that this was an outcome of his disagreements with Eric Schmidt. However, Sinofsky seems to be rather enjoying his taking off as he has started teaching at the Harvard Business School.

By On December 21, 2012 Respond
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Users Are Finally Adjusting To Windows 8, Microsoft Claims

Users Are Finally Adjusting To Windows 8, Microsoft Claims

Although the Modern interface of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, has been hailed a lot, many feared it may pose a significant challenge to many users. However, the company has now claimed that in light of the user data it has gathered, users are adjusting nicely to the new OS.

By On December 16, 2012 1 Response
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Staples To Start Selling Surface RT Tablets From Today

Staples To Start Selling Surface RT Tablets From Today

Surface RT will officially step out of Microsoft’s retail shops from today. Staples is the first retailer to start selling Surface RT tablets besides Microsoft’s own stores and website.

By On December 12, 2012 Respond
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Feud Arises Between Apple And Microsoft Over SkyDrive iOS App Revenue

Feud Arises Between Apple And Microsoft Over SkyDrive iOS App Revenue

It has been a while since Microsoft last updated its SkyDrive app for iOS. Many had considered it a usual case of delayed updates but TNW has now claimed that the delay is in lieu of a behind-the-scenes feud between Apple and Microsoft over the sharing of revenue generated from the SkyDrive iOS app.

By On December 12, 2012 4 Responses
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