All posts tagged "Microsoft"

  • Windows 8 is expected to launch in October

    Not entirely unexpectedly, Microsoft is aiming for an October launch for Windows 8 and we should see both the x86 and ARM versions launch at the same time. This would give Microsoft ample time to get its new OS out into the channel in time for the holiday shopping season, be it on new devices

  • Microsoft Xbox projector helmet patent shows game console plans

    It has come to light that software developer Microsoft has patented a gaming helmet and projector eyeware for the Xbox, which could be a planned feature for the company's next-generation console.

  • Download Windows Server 8 Beta and SQL Server 2012 RTM Final

    Keeping in line with its strategy of releasing public previews of their next-generation software, Microsoft has released public beta versions of their next generation operating system and SQL for the enterprise.

  • Nokia confirms iPad tablet rival in the works

    Nokia has confirmed that it is working on a tablet computer of its own, marking the once dominant mobile phone company's first competition with the Apple iPad and myriad of Android tablets.

  • NVIDIA Adds Windows 8 to its Drivers Stack

    After AMD released its Catalyst beta drivers for Windows 8 Consumer Preview, we didn’t have to wait on NVIDIA for too long: the company added Windows 8 to its regular driver update portfolio.

  • Xbox 720 will not have a disc drive

    Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console will not feature a disc drive, which suggests that digital downloads are the way to go, a reality which could cause devastation to already struggling brick-and-mortar game stores.

  • Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday to roll in six new updates

    Microsoft is gearing up for another Patch Tuesday next week which will comprise six new updates – one rated as being 'Critical', four that are 'Important' and one 'Moderate'.

  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview reveals nine SKUs

    Following the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Wednesday which was super quick to see over a million downloads within the first 24 hours, through some deeper investigation via the system registry it's been discovered that there will likely be no less than nine variations of the operating system when it hits shelves

  • Microsoft releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Microsoft has released a consumer preview of Windows 8, the next version of its popular operating system, giving people a sneak peek at what is to come and letting them help iron out any kinks before its expected release later this year.

  • Kinect Star Wars pre-orders in Singapore begins today

    Star Wars fan who are looking to get the "Kinect Star Wars" game and Limited Edition "Kinect Star Wars" console bundle can pre-order at participating retailers in Singapore, starting today.

  • Xbox 360 Game Review: Gears of War 3 and RAAM’s Shadow DLC

    Are you ready for war? Well, if you are, you would want to try hands on Gears of War 3 and RAAM's Shadow DLC third-person shooter. Developed by Epic Games, Gears of War 3 is the third instalment of its series and the final game in the story.

  • Microsoft announces Skype for Windows Phone; new hardware support

    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.

  • Microsoft to remove “Windows Live” and “Zune” branding in Windows 8

    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

  • Early Microsoft Office 15 screenshots are out

    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

  • Microsoft’s Windows 8 Logo takes a radical change

    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

  • Xbox 720 is codenamed Durango

    The codename for Microsoft's next-generation console is Durango, according to several sources cited by gaming news website Kotaku.

  • Cisco to file EU complaint against Microsoft’s Skype deal

    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 warns users to update Internet Explorer to avoid major security risk

    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.

  • Kinect for Media Center is now available

    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.

  • Kinect Star Wars and Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Kinect Star Wars” console bundle arriving 3 April

    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.