Nokia Officially Ends up in Microsoft’s Deep Pockets

Nokia Officially Ends up in Microsoft’s Deep Pockets

It was quite a surprise when we heard back in September, last year, that Microsoft was going to acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services unit for just $5 billion. And today, more than eight months after the announcement, the company whose name was once synonymous with “mobile phone”, gets officially acquired by the Microsoft behemoth. Just as a reminder, $7.2 billion […]

     
 
 

The New and Exciting features in Windows Phone 8.1

The New and Exciting features in Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone is often considered weaker than its rivals, Android and iOS. The operating system doesn’t have as many features, and it certainly doesn’t compete when you talk about apps. However, the problem with that assumption is that it is outdated. Over the last few months, the mobile operating system from Microsoft has welcomed hundreds of thousands apps, added tons […]

 
     
 
 

This Could be the Future of Live Tiles, Should we Expect it on Windows 9?

This Could be the Future of Live Tiles, Should we Expect it on Windows 9?

A lot has been said and done about Windows 8’s Modern UI. One key element of this interface is Live Tiles. While many people find it useful, there are those who aren’t really excited about it. But as it looks like, Microsoft is working on enhancing the Live Tiles. According to some leaked videos and now-broken web-page link, it appears […]

     
 
 

The Nine-Inch Itch: Microsoft Finally Comes to the Mobile Party

The Nine-Inch Itch: Microsoft Finally Comes to the Mobile Party

Cortana and the return of the Start button might have hogged most of the headlines in the Windows 8.1 Update 1 event yesterday, but what could really turn the world of computing on its head (oh yes, I think it is THAT significant) is Microsoft’s decision to make Windows freely available for devices with screen sizes of less than nine […]

 
     
 
 

Windows 8.1 Update 1: the Revenge of the Desktop

Windows 8.1 Update 1: the Revenge of the Desktop

Change might have become one of the constants of our hectic lives, but managing that change remains a headache. Ask Microsoft. A couple of years ago, the company from Redmond took a bold new step in computer operating systems when it moved from a totally mouse and keyboard based UI to a touch-oriented one with Windows 8. It was magnificent […]

 
     
 
 

Microsoft Makes Windows Free for Devices with 9-inch Screens and Smaller

Microsoft Makes Windows Free for Devices with 9-inch Screens and Smaller

In what is clearly an extremely (and pleasantly) surprising move, Microsoft has made its popular desktop operating system free for devices with smaller screens than 9-inches. In its ongoing annual developer conference, BUILD, Microsoft took to the stage to announce Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 Update 1 and MS Office for touch screen devices, but a free Windows was completely […]

     
 
 

Daily App: MS Office (iPad): THE Office Suite Arrives on THE Tablet

Daily App: MS Office (iPad): THE Office Suite Arrives on THE Tablet

For some people, the release of Microsoft’s MS Office suite on the iPad removes the last barrier that stood between a tablet and productivity. Yes, there have been mobile office suites around for more than a decade now, but for many, it ain’t Office unless it comes from Redmond. Well, the iPad now has MS Office. The suite comes in […]

     
 
 

Office for iPad is Finally Here; Comes in a Freemium Model

Office for iPad is Finally Here; Comes in a Freemium Model

At its San Francisco event, Microsoft’s newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella announced the much longed Office for iPad. Yes, finally the Redmond giant’s cash cow productivity suite is now available on both iPad and iPad mini devices. The India-born CEO, Nadella, stood confidently in his casual wear and talked about Microsoft’s roadmap. The company believes in “ubiquitous computing”. And finally […]

     
 
 

You can Now Download Microsoft OneNote for Mac OS X

You can Now Download Microsoft OneNote for Mac OS X

The popular note taking app from Microsoft, the OneNote is finally available for download on Mac OS X. It took Microsoft a long time to realize the importance of making their software cross platform, but now, the Redmond giant has made OneNote available for Android, iOS and their own Windows & Windows Phone platforms. The app can be downloaded for […]

     
 
 

Microsoft is Offering Windows Phone OS for Free to Indian OEMs in a Bid to Take on Android

Microsoft is Offering Windows Phone OS for Free to Indian OEMs in a Bid to Take on Android

Microsoft is reportedly offering the Windows Phone OS for free to a couple of Indian OEMs, Lava and Karbonn, possibly in a bid to take on the ever growing market share of Google’s Android in the country. Microsoft had announced inclusion of eight new OEMs (including Lava and Karbonn) to bring out Windows Phone devices during MWC 2014. According to […]