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  • Microsoft Unveils Arty Mice

    Microsoft has expanded its family of mice with the addition of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 – Artist Edition.  

  • Microsoft quietly releases Safety Scanner for Windows

    Microsoft may have won the praise of its users when it launched its lightweight antivirus security tool known as Security Essentials some time back, but it appears that the Redmond giant has got another security-related tool up its sleeves for the consumers. However, unlike Security Essentials, Microsoft's new security software is targeted more towards consumers

  • Microsoft agrees to buy Skype for $8.5B

    Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype SA for $8.5 billion in the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history.

  • Microsoft announces Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS

    If Steve Ballmer's little dance and "developers, developers, developers" chant made onstage years ago was anything to go by, it should be no surprise that Microsoft clearly ranks developers high on their list of people they need to spare no expense in pleasing. And from the looks of it, it seems that Microsoft's love for

  • Microsoft “close to a deal” to buy Skype

    Many people around the world love Skype for its internet-based telephony and video services, and it would seem that powerful corporations like Microsoft are no exception. Apparently, the Redmond giant strongly believes that being able to build up its own communication infrastructure that is capable of serving as a source of information and entertainment is

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7 “Mango” update promises new features

    The upcoming Windows Phone 7 update promises new features including Bing Audio, Bing Vision, faster Internet Explorer 9 web browser. Codenamed "Mango", Microsoft said that the update will come in the later half of this year.

  • Microsoft rolls out “7392″ update for Windows Phone 7

    Microsoft may have been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons recently with regards to the rate software updates were being delivered for its Windows Phone 7 platform, but it would appear that the Redmond giant is doing its best to put all of that behind it as soon as possible. And what better way

  • RIM collaborates with Microsoft to bring Bing on BlackBerry devices

    Don't be surprised if your newly purchased BlackBerry devices are loaded with Microsoft Bing as the default search engine. Well, that is only because Research in Motion and Microsoft have recently announced the collaboration to bring the search engine to the BlackBerry platform.

  • Worldwide OS Market Grew to $30.4 Billion in 2010, Gartner says.

    As we all already know, Microsoft is still the biggest company for PC operating systems, at least according to the amount of revenue it generates. A new study from Gartner Research reports that Microsoft had $23.848 billion in revenue from its OS business in 2010 which gave it a 78.6 percent share of the entire

  • Microsoft releases tool to simplify development on Windows Phone 7

    Everyone knows that the size of its online app repository is one of the biggest factors that decides whether an operating system designed for use on a highly mobile, networked device such as a smartphone or slate PC will be able to hold its own against the likes of the competition currently available on the

  • “Gears of War 3″ multiplayer beta kicks off today

    It has been over two years when Gears of War 2 was launched. Well, the wait is over. If you have preordered your Gears of War 3, you can get into the multiplayer beta that launches today. Full news release inside.

  • Microsoft announces public beta of Office 365 for businesses

    Maybe it is because Microsoft's Office productivity suite is still the number one office suite of choice for most users around the world that people are always trying to nitpick on it for not being able to match up to their lofty expectations of what a 'proper' office productivity suite is supposed to be. However,

  • Microsoft releases first Platform Preview for Internet Explorer 10

    If you would remember, Microsoft had only recently launched its latest version of its Internet Explorer web browser a month ago, and it was probably one of the few Internet Explorer releases to gain favourable reviews among the global media for various advancements in performance and support for web standards.And it seems that Microsoft is

  • Microsoft to release 17 security bulletins for April’s Patch Tuesday

    The second Tuesday of the month is soon upon us, and just as we had expected, Microsoft has published an advance notification of the security bulletins users can expect to receive for their operating systems when the time comes. And we got some news for you: this month's Patch Tuesday is not going to be

  • Microsoft’s Bing Streetside to launch in Germany, compete with Google’s Street View

    Microsoft is planning to launch the Streetside feature of their Bing map service in Germany, competing head on with Google's Streetview. If everything goes well, the service could be up this coming summer.

  • Release of Internet Explorer 9 for Japan delayed due to earthquake

    If you make use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer as your primary web browser for the daily Internet surfing needs, chances are that you will have already made the jump to Internet Explorer 9 in order to take advantage of the various new features IE9 has to offer. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of IE

  • Microsoft Windows 8 to come with backup feature similar to OS X’s Time Machine?

    When it comes to restoring one's PC to an earlier state, there are usually two main methods of going about it, with each method being specific to the kind of operating system being used on the machine. However, leave it to Microsoft to improve on its restoration solutions for the upcoming Windows 8: rumour has

  • Microsoft launches Express Mouse and Comfort Mouse

    Microsoft has announced the new Express mouse (which comes in five trendy colors) and Comfort mouse 3000 and 6000 in Singapore. The mice will be available in April next month.

  • Microsoft looking for Xbox 360 testers for new disc format

    Do you live in US and own an Xbox 360? Well, Microsoft is looking for thousands of testers to try their new disc format and you could be one of them. Read on for the details.

  • Xbox 360 Game Review: ilomilo

    If you like cute puzzle games, then you probably would want to try out Ilomilo. Developed by SouthEnd Interactive and Microsoft Game Studios, this Xbox Live arcade game is also available on Windows Phone 7 for AT&T customers in US. Read on for the full review.