• Microsoft promises faster boot times in Windows 8

    Can't afford to upgrade to an SSD to reduce your boot times? No worries, Microsoft has you covered, or at least that's what the company is claiming, although you'll have to upgrade to Windows 8 to reap the benefit of 30 to 70 percent faster boot times.

  • The Desktop Experience ‘just another App’ in Windows 8

    In case you missed it, Steven Sinofsky, who is the president of Windows and Windows Live division has started blogging about Windows 8 since the middle of August.  Among other nuggets of information, he has revealed to date the next iteration of the Windows operating system that will incorporate robust USB 3.0 support as well as native support for ISO and VHD

  • Rumor: Native SkyDrive client for iOS, Android and Mac OS X

    A new report on enthusiast blog LiveSide has raised the intriguing possibility of Microsoft releasing a native Windows Live SkyDrive client not just for the company's own Windows platform, but also for non-Microsoft operating systems.  For the uninitiated, Windows Live SkyDrive is essentially a file hosting service that lets users upload and share files on

  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio Review: Video calls made easy

    Microsoft's latest webcam, the LifeCam Studio, is equipped with a 1080p sensor with auto focus and a high fidelity microphone. Furthermore, with TrueColor and ClearFrame technology, it makes video calls to loved ones even at night or low-lighting possible.

  • Microsoft Singapore introduces new Touch Mouse and Explorer Touch Mouse

    Microsoft Singapore today announced the latest additions to their line of Touch mice – Touch Mouse and Explorer Touch Mouse. Both the Touch and Explorer Touch are equipped with BlueTrack technology that allow users to use it on virtually any surface, and come with a Nano transceiver which can be plugged to your PC easily.

  • Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler promise more fun on Xbox Kinect

    Aside from dancing and motion-gaming on the Xbox Kinect, you can have more fun with the new additions of Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler in Kinect Fun Labs. Avatar Kinect captures your facial expression so that your avatar will do the same, and you can have talk shows with friends with your avatar. Kinect Sparkler lets you do finger

  • Japan to start selling Microsoft’s new Touch Mouse next month

    Remember the Microsoft Touch Mouse that was first unveiled at CES this year? You know, the one that reportedly supports three-finger gestures, is supposed to be available for sale only in the second half of the year and is said to be the direct competitor to Apple's Magic Mouse? Well, it seems like the wait for the mouse

  • Study claims that IE users have lower IQ than those who use other browsers

    Microsoft's venerable Internet Explorer is one of the most popular web browsers available on the market today, but attempting to link a person's intelligence to the type of browser he or she uses for their daily dose of Internet content may just sound a little too far-fetched, right? Not for AptiQuant it isn't. Apparently, the Canadian company

  • KDDI unveils Windows Phone 7 “Mango”-powered smartphone in Japan

    KDDI has announced the availability of its new Windows Phone 7 "Mango"-powered smartphone, the IS12T, in Japan. According to the Japanese operator, the new IS12T smartphone is produced by Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications and will boast various features such as integration with Windows Live and various other social networking services, as well as sport a body

  • Windows Phone “Mango” achieves RTM status

    Remember all that talk about Microsoft's upcoming "Mango" update for Windows Phone 7? You know, the update which will supposedly bring a variety of new features to the Windows Phone 7 operating system in order to put it in a better position to compete in the smartphone market? Well, the good news is that the

  • Microsoft brings camera RAW support to Windows with free download

    Have you ever attempted to load your DSLR's RAW files into Windows, only to unleash a torrent of swearing at the operating system for failing to provide any form of RAW support to allow you to view your photographs from within Windows Explorer? Well, the good news is that you can start enjoying that functionality

  • Microsoft unveils Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 and Wireless Desktop 2000

    Today, Microsoft Hardware in SIngapore has unveiled the Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 and Wireless Desktop 2000 that promise to offer a high level of comfort and performance, all at affordable prices. Both the Comfort Curve keyboard and Wireless Desktop are available in July.

  • Lenovo launches IdeaPad K1, IdeaPad P1 and ThinkPad Tablets

    Lenovo has recently announced the launch of their new tablet devices which come in the form of the IdeaPad K1, IdeaPad P1 and ThinkPad Tablet. The IdeaPad K1 and ThinkPad Tablet are powered by Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system, while the IdeaPad P1 runs Microsoft Windows 7.

  • Rumor: Microsoft to give up on Windows brand?

    When one talks about Windows on the PC, everyone knows it as the operating system from software giant Microsoft. Windows have been around for more than 25 years, and yet it seems that Microsoft is rumored to be giving up on the Windows brand.

  • Microsoft scores first place in malware blocking test with Internet Explorer 9

    Speak of Internet Explorer to most computer-savvy people and chances are you will be given icy glares and a profound lecture of how Microsoft always fails to make a good browser that is capable of safeguarding a user from nasty malware circulating the depths of cyberspace, right? Well, not anymore; apparently, a recent study conducted

  • Nokia invests US$127 million to market their Windows Phone 7

    Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia has announced that it will be investing US$127 million (or 80 million UK pounds) in promotional activities and advertising for its upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices that are slated to launch in Q4 this year. Read on.

  • Microsoft issues Critical security bulletin for Windows Bluetooth Stack vulnerability

    Is your PC running off the Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system? If your answer to that question is a "yes", you might want to start firing up the Windows Update utility in your operating system and performing a full system update today, for Microsoft has announced that it has released four security bulletins

  • Desktop Sharing now available for Skype users on Mac OS X

    When Microsoft made headlines in the tech industry with its purchase of Skype, many people were understandably worried that the Redmond giant might abuse its new ownership of what is essentially the world's most popular Internet telephony service in order to give its own software offerings an unfair advantage over the competition. However, it would

  • Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 2 now available for download

    Well, it seems that Microsoft sure is not about to take its time with its browser development schedule, especially if this latest piece of news is of any indication. In just less than 80 days, the Redmond giant has pushed out yet another Platform Preview for its upcoming Internet Explorer 10 web browser for developers

  • Microsoft officially launches Office 365 for businesses

    Remember the little story we ran a few months back about how Microsoft was attempting to make life easier for businesses by pitching the then beta version of its cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365, as a solution to allow business consumers the luxury of not having to worry about maintaining their own IT infrastructure? Well, the good