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Monday, 12 Nov 2012

Windows 8, RT to Get First Critical Security Patches

Windows 8, RT to Get First Critical Security Patches

Microsoft gets ready to release its first security patches for Windows 8 and RT operating systems. These patches are meant to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and the .NET framework.

Friday, 9 Nov 2012

Microsoft's Midori OS Still Alive and In Progress

Microsoft's Midori OS Still Alive and In Progress

Microsoft has been working on a new OS called Midori for a couple of years. Besides developing their Windows operating systems, Midori is the company's new operating system, believed to be designed around Singularity that was a Microsoft Research microkernel operating system.

Microsoft Highlights Differences Between IE10 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Highlights Differences Between IE10 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

In addition to talking about the new features of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft also highlighted the differences between IE10 on Windows Phone 8 and the desktop-based Windows 8 in a recent article published on their Windows Phone Developer blog.

Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012

Skype is Replacing Windows Live Messenger? (Update)

Skype is Replacing Windows Live Messenger? (Update)

Microsoft has confirmed that Skype will be replacing Windows Live Messenger. The company plans to retire Windows Live Messenger in all countries except mainland China next Q1 2013.

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012

Skype for Windows 8 Introduced

Skype for Windows 8 Introduced

Skype, the voice call and chat service provider that was acquired by Microsoft late last year for US$8.5 million, has announced a new Modern-style version of Skype for Windows 8. The app will be pre-installed on devices from 12 manufacturers, and be made available in the Windows Store come October 26.

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012

Microsoft Debuts Official Windows 8 Commercial

Microsoft Debuts Official Windows 8 Commercial

With Windows 8's launch date just ten days away, the countdown's officially underway with Microsoft rolling out its first 30-second commercial for the new OS. Check it out inside.

Monday, 15 Oct 2012

Google Challenged by Microsoft in Motorola's Patent Lawsuit

Google Challenged by Microsoft in Motorola's Patent Lawsuit

Microsoft plans to name Google as a defendant in an ongoing legal feud against phone-maker, Motorola Mobility. This move marks the first time the two software giants have entered into direct legal conflict over Google's Android mobile operating system.

Friday, 12 Oct 2012

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Pro Prices and Packaging

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Pro Prices and Packaging

It's two weeks to the October 26 launch of Windows 8, and we finally have pricing and packaging confirmation from Microsoft. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade DVD costs US$69.99, and an online upgrade costs US$39.99.

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012

Microsoft Updating Built-in Apps for Windows 8 Till Oct 26 Launch

Microsoft Updating Built-in Apps for Windows 8 Till Oct 26 Launch

If you're running the RTM version of Windows 8, remember to check the Windows Store for updates to the built-in apps. The Redmond giant will continue to issue updates all the way to the OS' public launch on 26 October.

Thursday, 4 Oct 2012

Windows 8 Needs Advancement, Says Microsoft's Co-founder

Windows 8 Needs Advancement, Says Microsoft's Co-founder

Microsoft's co-founder, Paul Allen, described various elements of Windows 8 as "puzzling" as the company readies itself for the launch of the new operating system in late October.

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