At the Mobile World Congress 2012, Microsoft has announced the beta version of Skype for Windows Phone; new hardware support; and new developer opportunities with the launch of the Windows Phone marketplace in 23 more markets, including China, Thailand and Vietnam for Asia.
It has been discovered through Microsoft's soon to be released Windows 8 Consumer Preview that the software giant is planning to do away with a couple of its big user-facing brands, namely Zune and Windows Live. The associating programs will still be there, but with simpler names applied to appear more seamless with the whole
Some screenshots have appeared online of Microsoft's Office 15 productivity suite following a Technical Preview release that was provided to a number of businesses and partners last month. All applications within are designed to run as standard on Windows 7 or 8 with the ribbon interface that we saw introduced in Office 2007 making its
Say goodbye to the multicolored Windows flag, as what you see here is the new Windows logo for Microsoft's next consumer level OS, Windows 8. Some radical changes are on the cards with Windows 8 especially pertaining to the mobile/touchscreen friendly Metro UI and Microsoft wanted to reflect Metro's emphasis on cleaner lines in its
The codename for Microsoft's next-generation console is Durango, according to several sources cited by gaming news website Kotaku.
Cisco Systems will file a challenge with the European Union against Microsoft's $8.5 billion bid to acquire Skype, the company has revealed.
Microsoft has released a critical update for Internet Explorer that it is advising all users to download and install, warning of several vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to gain user rights on your PC.
Following the recent release of Kinect for Windows, forms of further expansion in the differing ways Kinect can be used in Windows are starting to show face with the first major add-in being Kinect for Media Center.
If you are a true blue Star Wars fan and enjoy playing on the Xbox 360, you probably would like this Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle. Well, not only do you get to own a golden "C3PO"-like game controller, you also get to be a Jedi when you play Kinect Star Wars.
Microsoft looks set to copy some of the features of Nintendo's Wii U, with plans to use a touchscreen controller in its Xbox 720 next-generation game console.
Microsoft is going to use the special date occurring once every four years to unveil the beta version of Windows 8 and make it available for a public download. Mind you, the new name for "Windows 8 Beta" is Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Microsoft has given advanced notification of its plans to roll out nine patches on February's Patch Tuesday (Valentine's Day) next week which address 21 vulnerabilities. Four of these updates carry severity ratings of 'Critical', while the remaining patches are rated 'Important'.
CD Projekt Red, the developer behind The Witcher 2, has voiced concern over a rumoured feature in the next-generation Xbox console that will prevent players from using pre-owned games.
There is no doubt about it – there is a new public version of Windows 8 coming in the matter of weeks, if not days. The company is adjusting its own services to accommodate for the consumer attack.
Microsoft might launch an Xbox TV in the future, which could be its contribution to the eight generation of gaming consoles or an entirely new product altogether, with gaming occuring on the cloud.
As promised at CES early last month, Microsoft has just launched Kinect for Windows in the form of the version 1.0 Software Development Kit and a new version of the Kinect hardware that's been tweaked to better suit close range operation at the desk.
Sony will probably be last to announce its next-generation console, according to the leader of its French gaming division, a possibility that won't sit well with gamers or investors.
Mobile prince-turned-pauper Nokia has reported abyssal financial results, with a €1 billion loss and a whopping drop of 73 percent in earnings per share for the fourth quarter and a fall of 52 percent for the entire year.
Microsoft named Andrey Sabelnikov, a former employee of an anti-virus software firm, as a suspect behind the Kelihos botnet, which was responsible for a large proportion of the world's spam emails.
Jerry Yang, the co-founder of internet portal Yahoo, has resigned from the company's board of directors, potentially freeing the ailing firm for a possible buyout.