Microsoft acquired Nokia’s devices and services businesses a while ago. While the deal is still to met regulatory approval in Asia, reports have it that the division, previously called Nokia Oyj, will soon be rebranded as Microsoft Mobile Oy.
The former CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has been at the heart of a mini Twitter storm recently. A fake account with his name apparently sent out a tweet from an iPhone. And that didn’t sit well with the Windows Phone camp.
Smartphones have become a massively popular tool in the past few years. This popularity has also resulted in a huge surge in phone thefts. Apple, Google and Microsoft have now signed an anti-phone-theft pledge to tackle this problem.
Microsoft has been touting the heightened security of its latest console, the Xbox One. A 5 year old kid, though, was able to crack right through that security, an accomplishment that was formally acknowledged by Microsoft.
Microsoft launched Office for iPad on March 27 and it seems like within a week, it has garnered over attraction of people. Yesterday, Microsoft announced via Twitter that until April 3, Microsoft Office for iPad was downloaded more than 12 million times.
Microsoft is pulling the plug on Windows XP this month. To send out a final dose of support to the users of Windows XP, Microsoft has readied security patches which will take care of many ‘Critical’ issues.
Microsoft’s Build conferences are considered important news because the company makes many major announcements at these events. Here are the key announcement made by Microsoft on day 1 of Build 2014 conference.
Microsoft is shuttering Windows XP in April this year. Once this happens, there will no longer be any security updates for the OS. Anticipating this, a Japanese bank has now upgraded 30,000 of its terminals from Windows XP to Windows 8.
Microsoft embarked upon a journey to unify its platforms some time ago. The company is finally adding a key piece to the strategy, announcing universal Windows apps for all its platforms. The announcement came at the Build 2014 conference.
iPad users have looked forward to an iPad version of Office apps since forever. Microsoft finally released the apps a day ago and they have soared to wild popularity, grabbing the top chart spots for being the most popular iPad apps right now.
Microsoft recently admitted that it had read the emails on the Hotmail account of a journalist. The company also claimed that it has a right to do so. It appears that others like Yahoo, Google and Apple also reserve a similar right.
Microsoft has been hinting at a major graphics-related announcement. The company has finally lifted the wraps and revealed DirectX 12, a new set of its graphical APIs which comes with extensive hardware support.
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