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Microsoft’s Windows Phone fastest growing OS Worldwide, new IDC Data Reveals

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Windows Phone stands to grow fastest...

Even with Nokia going Android soon, Microsoft can’t help trolling the green robot

Here's the photo tweeted by @MicrosoftStore a few moments ago urging Galaxy S2 owners to ditch their Android-powered devices for a juicy offer on...

Nokia’s Android powered budget smartphone to launch at MWC – WSJ

Nokia has been developing its own budget smartphone running Android which we have all come to know as Normandy after the never-ending series of...

Satya Nadella is Microsoft’s new CEO

It is official, Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella is the new Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation. Nadella who was widely tipped by many to be...

Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative Awards Grants to 5 Startups

Kytabu, Africa 118, Save & Buy, Gamsole and access.mobile LLC are the 5 startups chosen by the 4Afrika Initiative for its mentorship program as...

Microsoft To Open Transparency Centres for Source Code Reviews

Yesterday, the 50th Munich Security Conference came to a close with cybersecurity being one of the issues discussed at the event. Revelations from the...
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Satya Nadella to be Microsoft’s New CEO?

  Satya Nadella comes out strongly as the favourite to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO. Steve announced he would be leaving Microsoft soon and...
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Microsoft rewards Android and iOS users who use the Bing Search Engine

  What do you do when you have been talking about this thing and people don't seem to notice? Throw in a carrot, see if...

Microsoft Joins Open Compute Project, Opens Up Hardware Designs

Facebook formed the Open Compute Project (OCP) in 2011 to meet their need for hyperscale computing platforms. The OCP has since grown into a...

Microsoft’s SkyDrive is now OneDrive

Have you by any chance heard of Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky One? If you're a keen follower of matters Sports and especially...

Nokia’s would-be Android phone UI leaks, Normandy appears in benchmarks too

What would happen if Nokia made an Android device today? When the New York Times broke news that Nokia had been secretly working on an...

Microsoft India Starts Drive to Create 100+ Commercial Apps in 6 Months

Microsoft India has launched the Code for Honor contest geared to create over a 100 apps in 6 months. Open to independent software vendors...
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Three Recent Updates that Bring Super Value to Office 365 Subscribers

I recently wrote a piece on ten reasons why one should consider an Office 365 subscription. Later on there were some recent announcements and...

How badly do you need an Xbox One? A Photo of the console costs $700!

Microsoft's new home entertainment device (it's not just a game console), the Xbox One, is extremely popular. So much that it hit the 1...
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Threshold: rumoured update to bring deep integration between Microsoft’s Windows based platforms

There have been various rumours about Windows Phone 8.1 being the next major update to Microsoft's mobile platform and will follow in the footsteps...
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Student Advantage: One of the many compelling reasons Universities will take up Office 365

In today's world things are evolving faster than we can process them. Education too is evolving and the more we catch up with relevant...

Microsoft Partners with KECOBO to Fight Piracy in the Country

In a bid to enforce the use of genuine software in the country, the Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) has formed a partnership with Microsoft...

Xbox One or PS4? That is the question, over 1 million sales in their opening 24 hours reflect varied...

Of course you are privy to news that Microsoft's new hot cake, the Xbox One, sold 1 million in its first 24 hours of...

Petition to AOL to keep Winamp alive or make it open source crosses the 8,000 mark

We've all heard the sad news that Winamp, that media player that rocked our desktops years before the likes of Media Monkey, iTunes, Jet...

Office Remote Transforms Windows Phone into Magic Wand, Lets You Control Office 2013 Documents on Your PC

Microsoft Research has announced the launch of Office Remote for Windows Phone. The app can be downloaded from Windows Phone Store. Office Remote turns...

Nokia Shareholders to Approve Microsoft Deal

Nokia shareholders are today expected to deliberate on the sale of Nokia's mobile business to Microsoft. The deal is expected to be approved by...

Office Mobile for Android now available in East Africa

Remember  a few months ago Microsoft introduced its Office suite on Android? At that point in time while it was announced for the whole...

Flipboard comes to Windows 8.1, available on the Windows Store

At Nokia World in Abu Dhabi some tech journalists were allowed to toy around with a preloaded Windows 8.1 Flipboard app and that's when...

Internet Explorer 11 now available for Windows 7

As usual every new version of Windows comes with a new version of Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer is what came with Windows latest...

Microsoft Santiago Bernabeu – Microsoft in talks with Real Madrid over $10 million stadium naming rights

Technology giant Microsoft seeks to join the likes of Middle East business enterprises like Etihad Airways and Emirates Airways in having a top European...

Move over Apple, you got nothing on Microsoft’s Office

The last few days have been particularly interesting as we have seen three tablets fly up in the eyes of the public demanding all...

Windows 8.1 released, brings back the start button

Microsoft has been busy pushing its new look Windows platform ever since Windows 8 was demoed at CES back in 2011. With a public...

Windows 8.1 Receives ‘GA Rollup A’ Update Pre-release

Windows 8.1 will be coming as an update to all current Windows 8 users starting October 17th. It seems that the RTM version of...

Office for iPad coming soon – Microsoft

In June this year Microsoft released Office for iPhone users. The following month, July, Microsoft released Office for Android too. While Office on both...

Microsoft also Approached Samsung and Huawei for Windows Phone Dual Booting on their Android Devices

If last week’s news that Microsoft has been holding secret talks with troubled Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC to dual boot its Windows Phone mobile...

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