Microsoft Takes on Chromebooks; Reveals HP’s Stream $199 Laptops

Microsoft Takes on Chromebooks; Reveals HP’s Stream $199 Laptops

For years, Google has placed its bets on the low-budget price of Chromebook as the selling price of the notebook devices. However, that won’t be the case anymore, as Microsoft today unveiled Windows running laptops for as low as $199. At its world partner conference event, company’s COO Kevin Turner revealed HP’s new lineup – “Stream” – that costs just $199. […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Reportedly Taking a Step Backward in Windows Threshold to Lure in Windows 7 Users

Microsoft Reportedly Taking a Step Backward in Windows Threshold to Lure in Windows 7 Users

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced Metro UI –which it later rebranded as Modern UI. It was well carpeted with Tiles. The operating system also embraced touch response, which later made it possible for Microsoft to port it to tablets. However, the operating system was not well received by users. After getting a lot of flak by reviewers across the planet, Steven Sinofsky, head […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Targets Android Tablets, Announces Low-Cost Windows 8.1 with Bing

Microsoft Targets Android Tablets, Announces Low-Cost Windows 8.1 with Bing

The long rumored Windows 8.1 OS with Bing is real. The Redmond-based company is tieing up with several computer partners, some of which will showcase the device at Computex in Taipei later this year, the company announced in a blog post. The rumor of this operating system started circulating early this year, though we didn’t actually know what this operating […]

     
 
 

8-inch Windows RT Surface Mini Set to Launch on May 20 With Pen Support

8-inch Windows RT Surface Mini Set to Launch on May 20 With Pen Support

Many Windows users are having serious problems accommodating to Windows 8, let alone Windows RT, which is almost a complete failure. But Microsoft is either too blind in order to see it, or it just doesn’t want to admit that it made a big mistake. When there weren’t too many cheap Windows 8 tablets, the Surface tablets powered by Windows RT had […]

     
 
 

Microsoft Grabs Nokia, the Dylan Way: The Tech Times They Are A-Changin’

Microsoft Grabs Nokia, the Dylan Way: The Tech Times They Are A-Changin’

It was the kind of event that would surely have moved him to song. If he had time to be a geek. Here’s our take on how the legendary Bob Dylan would have sung about the Nokia-Microsoft deal which went ‘official’ today. To be sung to the tunes of the classic “The Times They Are A-Changin’ ” Come gather ’round […]

     
 
 

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 […]