All posts tagged "Microsoft"

  • 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.

  • Microsoft officially launches Internet Explorer 9 in Singapore: it’s all about the need for speed

    Have you downloaded the finalized version of Microsoft's latest browser for use on your Windows-powered PC? Well, if your answer to that question happens to be a resounding 'no', perhaps Microsoft's latest demonstration might convince you to have a change of heart. The Redmond giant has organized a media event at the Singapore Flyer Megu

  • Microsoft discontinues Zune media player

    Most of us in Asia are probably not familiar with the Microsoft Zune since the media player isn't sold here. And it probably does not matter too much with the recent news that the software giant is discontinuing this product line.

  • Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 9 RTM ahead of official release

    Well, it appears that Microsoft could barely contain its excitement on this one. Apparently, the Redmond software giant sees the final version of Internet Explorer 9 as being such a groundbreaking achievement that it had gone ahead with an official launch event for the browser. And this in spite of the fact that Internet Explorer

  • Microsoft wants your help to kill Internet Explorer 6

    Does anyone remember how big of a deal it was when Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 6 with Windows XP back then? Well, with the browser now in its tenth year of service, Microsoft is only too keen to keep people out of that ancient excuse of a web browser and push its newer, more polished

  • Internet Explorer sees modest gains in market share for February

    It seems like February may have been a very good month for Microsoft and its Internet Explorer team in particular. According to the latest statistics released by Netmarketshare, Microsoft's web browser gained more than 0.5% in market share, all at Firefox's expense. Does this mean that Microsoft has finally gotten things right with Internet Explorer? 

  • Microsoft launches free trial of Windows Azure Platform

    It is clear that Microsoft wants Windows to be as ubiquitous in the cloud as it currently is in the desktop and notebook PC market. And while Microsoft is also considered to be one of the latecomers to the entire  'software-as-a-service' ecosystem, it would seem that this minor setback is not about to hinder the

  • Windows 7 SP1: Now available for download

    Do you see that Update button hiding inside the Control Panel in your copy of Windows 7? Well, now is the best time to actually start making use of it if you have not been doing so. That is because Microsoft has just released the highly-awaited SP1 update for its popular operating system for public

  • It’s official: Microsoft opens Kinect development libraries to hackers, as long as they use Windows

    Well, it seems that Microsoft has finally understood what the age-old saying of 'if you can't beat them, join them' means. Apparently, the software giant has decided that the hacker community could prove to be a valuable resource and has thus released a full SDK for the Kinect motion controller for the aforementioned community to

  • Microsoft vs Google: It’s a ‘social’ affair

    In the next round of the highly-anticipated battle between Microsoft and Google, it appears that both IT giants will be taking the fight over to where it really counts: the social media field. And with Google already having drawn first blood with an update to its social search, what does Microsoft have up its sleeves

  • Leaked Dell roadmap reveals 3 new smartphones and 6 tablet devices for 2011/2012

    Leaked documents show Dell has planned for three smartphones (Android and Windows Phone 7) and six tablet devices which are based on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Windows platform this year and early 2012.

  • Windows hit by zero-day vulnerability, XP and Windows Server 2003 affected

    Seems like Microsoft had gotten a little too confident about the security of its ageing Windows operating systems and fell asleep at the wheel after the success that was Windows 7. Apparently, the software giant had forgotten that there are large numbers of people who still rely on older versions of its Windows operating system

  • Windows Phone 7 Connector: Now Available for OS X

    What are the odds that a loyal Mac user would actually think of using a smartphone that comes with Windows Phone 7 preloaded on it and not iOS? Well, apparently Microsoft thinks that the number is high enough: after all, why else would the software giant's Windows Phone 7 Connector software app for Windows Phone

  • Microsoft Kinect: Now available on Android…somewhat

    If there is one truth about the world of hardware, it is the fact that hackers are always on top, especially  when it comes to using devices in ways that they were never intended for. And this latest hack seems to confirm that little fact of life. That being said, does anyone fancy playing around

  • Nokia and Microsoft Enters Strategic Partnership with Windows Phone and Mobile Experience.

    Nokia calls it the third ecosystem as the company forms a strategic partnership with Microsoft, bringing the strengths of both companies together. More after the jump

  • Windows 7 SP1 finally marked for RTM, home users need not apply

    As always, one can always count on Microsoft to kill off any interest in what has to be one of the more highly-anticipated software releases for the year. After generating a huge deal of hype over what would eventually be the first Service Pack ever for its popular Windows 7 operating system thanks a couple

  • Singapore offically gets Office Web Apps, prepare to junk Microsoft Office away

    Remember how Google claimed that users no longer had to fork out money for a fully featured office productivity suite like Microsoft Office since its cloud-based Google Docs application could perform most, if not all of the tasks found in the former from the convenience of a web browser? Well, it seems that Google is

  • Microsoft to release updates for Windows next week

    Microsoft will be issuing 12 security bulletins and software updates to fix 22 vulnerabilities on Windows and Visio next week.

  • Thecus N3200XXX Power Home Media NAS

        02/02/2011- The new XXX line of Thecus NAS is leading the way in catering to your needs. With Xtreme power, Xtreme function, and Xtreme value, these Thecus NAS deliver. Whether it be a strong product for a budget price or a high-powered NAS for the tech-savvy, each model is extremely geared towards fitting