As you know, Windows Live Essentials is a pack of Windows apps which includes Mail, Photo Gallery, SkyDrive, Live Writer and many more. With Windows 8 release not so far away, Microsoft released the preview version of the updated Windows Live Essentials, which is now called ‘Windows Essentials 2012’ i.e. without the ‘Live’ branding. The […]
Microsoft over the pass year or so has pushed it’s new design philosophy as “metro-style”. The new tile based design philosophy is used extensively in Windows 8 and even the recently unveiled email service called Outlook.com. All of a sudden, Microsoft has been asking developers to avoid using the word metro in their apps. It […]
Just a few weeks after the Release preview, Microsoft confirms that Windows 8 is released to manufacture (RTM). That apparently means, the final version of Windows 8 is now available for OEMs to make necessary changes to their existing hardware. It all started with the BUILD conference in September 2011, and now RTM is a […]
Microsoft has replaced Hotmail with Outlook.com. Head over to Outlook.com and sign-up for a new account or sign-in with your existing Hotmail account. The layout is new and different, with a focus on reducing spam and showing more relevant content. Currently, it is in preview mode but soon Hotmail users will get prompted to make […]
Yesterday, Microsoft reported a loss for the first time in over 25 years. It was the first time they reported losses after it became a public company. A lot of people have written about the shocking decline of Microsoft and some even were writing obituaries. It might be tempting to say that in the supposedly […]
One of the biggest selling software for Microsoft is the Office Suite. Some analysts claim it makes them as much revenues as Windows does. With the combination of Office tools and Windows OS, Microsoft has had a pretty strong hold over the PC market in the past two decades. The New Microsoft Office suite was unveiled by […]
Microsoft has entered the tablet wars, not with just a operating system that could run on tablets but unveiling its own range of tablets. The tablets are named as ‘Surface’.
Yesterday, it released details of two tablets Surface Tablet for Windows 8 Pro and Surface Tablet for Windows RT.
Bing has announced a partnership with Britannica Encyclopedia, to give more relevant information for certain search queries in the search page itself. This means using Bing, I could quickly find out some simple details about certain famous people or even certain things like a plant, animal or place. This sounds a lot like Knowledge Graph […]
Almost fourteen months ago, I wrote about the IECountdown – which was like Microsoft’s official goodbye to IE6. It was a good initiative by Microsoft, which is still trying to get rid of the bad reputation it received because of a browser (IE6) stuck in time. Last year, Internet Explorer 6 still accounted for 12% […]
Internet Explorer has steadily lost out in the battle of the browsers. Yes, it is still the most used browser but that is mainly because it is the default browser on the most popular Operating System. Chrome in recent years has become increasingly popular and the general reputation of Internet Explorer has taken a nose dive […]