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 […]

     
 
 

Windows Phone 8.1 Features: Everything we Know so Far [Videos]

Windows Phone 8.1 Features: Everything we Know so Far [Videos]    

Windows 8.1 for desktop devices and tablets has been around for a while now, but the same thing can’t be said about its phone counterpart. Windows Phone 8.1 is the third generation which will replace Windows Phone 8. The public launch is expected to take place at Microsoft’s BUILD Conference in San Francisco, California in April, as it was released […]

     
 
 

Serious Trouble for Businesses Which Still Hang on to Windows XP and Office 2003, Warns Microsoft

Serious Trouble for Businesses Which Still Hang on to Windows XP and Office 2003, Warns Microsoft

As the deadline for Windows XP’s expiry is getting closer, Microsoft is doing everything it can to make people aware about the shortcomings of the soon to be retired operating system. Come April 8, the decade old operating system may cause “serious problems” to businesses, Microsoft wrote in a press-release. “A lot has changed in the past decade since Microsoft […]

     
 
 

Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1 to Come out this Spring

Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update 1 to Come out this Spring

Microsoft has just announced that both Windows Phone 8.1 and the Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be coming out this spring. While Windows 8.1 aims at making the operating system easier for the keyboard and mouse users, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update in addition, will bring loads of enticing new features as well. At the company’s event, Microsoft’s Vice President […]