Category: Microsoft

Microsoft Touts 6 Things Chromebooks Can’t Do

By | July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Touts 6 Things Chromebooks Can’t Do

Another win for the consumer.

Due to the constantly decreasing Chromebook prices and improving OS capabilities, it looks like Microsoft or its partners are starting to feel pressure from the search giant.
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Microsoft Makes Opera A Default Nokia X Web Browser

By | June 25, 2014 | 4 Comments

Microsoft Makes Opera A Default Nokia X Web BrowserNow here’s a pretty unexpected move.

Recently, Opera Software and Microsoft have announced a new partnership where Opera will become the default web browser on the software giant’s latest Android phone family: Nokia X.

“Our companies have enjoyed a long history together, and this represents a huge step forward for both of the companies,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “We have worked closely with the Microsoft Devices Group on this project, to make sure the users of Nokia X affordable smartphones can have the best web browsing experience right out of the box.”
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Microsoft’s Agency: Write About Internet Explorer, Receive “Compensation”

By | June 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft's Agency: Write About Internet Explorer, Receive Dubbed as “Rethink IE program”.

It appears like Microsoft’s marketing efforts got bit too extreme. Thanks to the recently published email by Uncrunched that they have received, we have learned that the software giant’s hired agency is contacting the media, asking them to write about the Internet Explorer.

How is this a bad thing? Well, it’s not about just writing about the IE since journalists are offered “compensations” or even prizes to do so aka “sponsored posts”.
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Microsoft Patches 59 Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities In June

By | June 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Patches 59 Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities In JuneIE6 to IE11.

If you are wondering how secure Internet Exporer is then look no further than at the latest report by Microsoft, which states that the software giant has already patched a total of 59 vulnerabilities in the month of June.

While only 2 out of 59 were publicly disclosed it makes us wonder: is that high number of fixed security vunerabilities a good or a bad thing?
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Microsoft Releases Bing App For Firefox OS

By | May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Releases Bing App For Firefox OSJust a quickie.

Now here’s a shocker: despite the fact that Firefox OS does not have any market share, the software giant has decided to allocate some of its resources and create a Bing app for Mozilla’s very own mobile platform. Check it out here.

Now if only Google would do the same and release some of their apps for platforms with at least some of the market share, aka Windows Phone.

Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer Vulnerability

By | May 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer VulnerabilityManages to surprise everyone as well.

After a recent discovery of Internet Explorer vulnerability, where attackers could take over your PC and install malicious software, the software giant has finally released a set of updates to address the overblown issue.
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Motorola Solutions & Microsoft Sign Chrome OS / Android Licensing Agreement

By | April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Motorola Solutions & Microsoft Sign Chrome OS / Android Licensing AgreementJust when Google is no longer involved.

Just a few weeks ago, Microsoft has signed a Chrome OS licensing deal with Dell and now it looks like Motorola Solutions is next on the list.

According to the recent press release, a patent agreement has been signed between two companies. However, the terms (as usual) were not revealed.
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Microsoft Board Sued By A Shareholder

By | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Board Sued By A ShareholderEU fine is the reason.

Back in 2013, Microsoft was fined ($732 million) by the European Union for mismanaging the browser ballot screen, which was missing due to a „technical error“.

Now, one of the Microsoft shareholders, Kim Barovic, is suing the board for this very reason, as well as for an insuffiicnet investigation where the software giant was asked to find out how that mistake has occured and take action agaist the offenders.
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Internet Explorer 6 Is No More

By | April 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 6 Is No MoreAnd nothing of value was lost.

Today marks an important day to all of you who are still using Internet Explorer 6 (why would you?). With today‘s death of Windows XP support, the software giant will also stop releasing new updates for IE6, the browser we love to hate.

As far as the usage goes, it currently holds 4.15% of the market share, down from 4.65%, so far, so good.

Microsoft Lists IE11 Developer Improvements

By | April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Microsoft Lists IE11 Developer Improvements

During yesterday’s BUILD conference, the software giant has listed a bunch of Internet Explorer 11 improvements that should ease off some of the developer headaches and/or improve the overall user experience.
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