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.

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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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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Twitter Campaign Backfired

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 Twitter Campaign Backfired

Software giant Microsoft unveiled its Windows Phone 8 in an event held at San Francisco October 29. The new OS has a lot of new features as well as apps which have been optimized for use on Windows Phone 8 devices. To promote Windows 8 OS phone indirectly, Microsoft launched a Twitter advertising campaign for Android users where Android users were informed to share “malware horror story.” But somehow that didn’t work; rather that effort of Microsoft backfired.

By On December 10, 2012 Respond
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Non-Microsoft Retailers May Get Surface Tablets Soon

Non-Microsoft Retailers May Get Surface Tablets Soon

Microsoft has been pushing the Surface tablets through its own retail and online stores until now. The company may make its tablets available with other vendors too, a source close to the matter has claimed.

By On December 8, 2012 Respond
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Court Refuses Motorola’s Request To Ban Xbox 360 In U.S.

Court Refuses Motorola’s Request To Ban Xbox 360 In U.S.

Motorola has been pursuing a case against Microsoft, alleging that the latter is not paying the right amount of licensing fee for using its patents. Microsoft, on the other hand, feels that Motorola’s demands are too excessive. Motorola had asked a court to ban Xbox 360 consoles in U.S. but the court has ruled against that.

By On December 7, 2012 Respond
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Windows Phone Store Reaches 120K Apps, Developer Revenue Increases

Windows Phone Store Reaches 120K Apps, Developer Revenue Increases

Things have been rather quite on the Windows Phone front. Microsoft had hoped that with the release of Windows Phone 8, it will be able to significantly bolster the sales of WP devices but that doesn’t seem to be happening. However, the Windows Phone Store is growing at an excellent pace, the latest statistics suggest.

By On December 5, 2012 Respond
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New Xbox May Arrive At 2013 Thanksgiving

New Xbox May Arrive At 2013 Thanksgiving

Avid followers of Microsoft’s Xbox have been anxiously waiting for the company to release the next version of the immensely popular game console. Whereas the company hasn’t divulged any details as to when the next Xbox may arrive, certain sources claim that it will hit the shelves during 2013 holiday season.

By On December 1, 2012 Respond
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New IE10 Ad – It Stinks Less, Claims Microsoft

New IE10 Ad – It Stinks Less, Claims Microsoft

In March this year, Microsoft launched a clever ‘Browser you love(d) to hate’ campaign to entice the users back to its browser, Internet Explorer 10. As part of the campaign, the company has now released a new ad which claims that the browser stinks…less.

By On December 1, 2012 Respond
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