Sometimes, all a company needs to do is to provide a positive spin on a situation it has little control over and everything will work out nicely. This is apparently the case with Microsoft’s recently-launched Kinect motion sensing device, shortly after open-source hackers have announced the creation of a free driver to allow usage of
After the announcement to drop Symbian OS, Samsung is left with Android, Windows Phone 7, as well as their own Bada mobile platform. Even though the number of Windows Phones are lesser than the smartphones from the other two camps this year, the Korean company intends to roll out more Windows Phones next year.
Of course, there is the approved Zune software to use for that, but some traditionalists may prefer to load files into their brand-spanking new Windows Phone 7 smartphone the old way: via drag-n-drop in Windows Explorer. And the good news is that there is apparently a clever way to do so, as long as one
When we thought that Sony Ericsson has given up on Symbian and sticking only to products incorporating the Google’s Android mobile platform, there’s a news leak that shows that the company is coming up with phones based on Windows Phone 7. And it will come in the form of Xperia 7 and Xperia 7 Mini.
The new Windows Phone 7 offers almost all the features you need, though currently, it does not have cut-and-paste function. Well, if you are the sort of user who uses that function often, good news. According to a Microsoft executive, the cut-and-paste feature is scheduled to be available to Windows Phone 7 users by January next
If you have just bought the new LG Optimus 7 Windows phone, you will be pleased to know that you can download quality apps (including paid one) free for use. Today, LG and Microsoft have jointly announced that quality apps will be made available free for LG customers who bought the latest Windows Phone 7 handsets.
The latest smartphone OS from Microsoft has barely even reached a month of age, but both OEMs and carriers are already warning that there will be some serious shortage of handsets powered by the Windows Phone 7 OS. What could be going on over at the supply chain?
Here’s some data to chew on: Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 Beta ranked second in an early HTML5 performance benchmarking, just right behind Firefox, and well ahead of the rest of the pack. IE9 Beta then went on to score 95/100 on the Acid3 test. And now, according to initial official HTML5 conformance tests, IE9 tops
Everyone knows that the iPad will be the tablet to beat, and Microsoft is sparing no effort in trying to get its own OS out on the new breed of slates. But as much as Microsoft is going to fight tooth and nail against Apple in this particular segment, it appears that part of the
The long wait is over. Microsoft has released Office 2011 for Mac – one of the most anticipated software on the Mac platform. This latest version of the Office suite aims to bridge the gap between the Mac and PC versions. So has Microsoft surprised us all with its latest Office incarnation, or did the
Microsoft has just released the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This release would be the last public beta leading to the official SP1. If you are keen on trying out the SP1 RC, it is available for download directly from Microsoft.
Remember how Microsoft raised some eyebrows when the company announced its plans to push out a Mac-compatible syncing client barely two weeks ago? It seems that the good guys over at Redmond were really serious about it, having released a beta for Windows Phone 7 Connector for OS X merely two weeks after the announcement.
Mac users can enjoy the latest full-featured Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. Microsoft Singapore today unveiled the latest office software – Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook – as well as a new Arc Touch mouse. The stylish Arc Touch mouse can be flatten for portability and popped up for use. Updated: Office for Mac 2011 available now, pricing unveiled!
Yep, you heard that right. If everything goes according to Microsoft’s plans, the next version of Windows (currently dubbed as Windows 8 by most people) should be released to be the market for retail by 2012. And according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the next version of Windows is going to be the company’s ‘most
Soon enough, you will be able to purchase Windows PC games from Microsoft marketplace. The software giant will be launching an online store on November 15 that allows consumers to buy e-copies of games to their PC. No need to download any special software like what you are doing today.
Yesterday, Dell Asia Pacific held an event in Singapore to announce the latest XPS laptops. Come in 14- and 15-inch screen sizes, the XPS incorporate JBL speakers and powerful Nvidia graphics to provide high-definition entertainement to home users. But that’s not all, we also saw the Dell Streak Android tablet and Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7.
Last week marked the official launch of the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system and LG was one of the makers to introduce their smartphone based on this platform. We at VR-Zone managed to get our hands on the LG Optimus 7 and see if the Windows Phone 7 has what it takes to take on the competition.
Regardless of what people may think about the hype of moving most software and services to the ‘cloud’, it is clear that many companies see it as the future of computing, and Microsoft is definitely no exception. In fact, the Redmond company is apparently so convinced about the potential of cloud computing that it has
Do you remember the hoo-ha caused some time back, whern Russian authorities seized a bunch of computers belonging to organizations which oppose the government under the pretext of piracy? Apparently, it seems that Microsoft has finally stepped in to make things right. At least 12 different countries are now covered under Microsoft’s anti-crackdown policy, which
Seems like almost everybody wants to work with Facebook. Recent news reported that the social networking giant is working with partners like Microsoft to let Bing users enjoy a more social experience, and Skype who would make it easier for users to communicate with friends and family on the social network.