Claims it is protecting users, mostly from malicious engines
On Thursday, in a move that may upset some Windows 10 users, Microsoft began systematically blocking all search engines other than Microsoft Bing for use with its Cortana search box and Edge web browser, citing reasons including reliability and "search experience unpredictability."
The death of the "game changer"
There more evidence that tablets were never the game-changer that Steve Jobs tried to peddle them as, and were just the keyboardless netbooks we said they were.
Azure doing well
Microsoft reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2016, including revenue of $22.1 billion. This means that in Q3 2015, Microsoft saw $21.73 billion in revenue and earnings – slightly better than Wall Street expected.
Wants top of the range
The much rumoured never seen Microsoft Surface Phone is not likely to have Intel inside. According to the latest rumours, it will have the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 instead.
360 comes a full circle
Microsoft has announced it is finally killing off its popular Xbox 360 video game console which has been in the shops for 11 years.
Games developers are moaning wage-slaves
Microsoft DirectX’s co-creator Alex St. John has kicked over a hornets next by claiming that game development employees are "wage-slaves" who have "embraced a cultural of victimology".
Xbox One control pad not to blame
Software giant Microsoft has moved to deny a daft internet rumour that it was responsible for the ongoing Oculus Rift supply issues.
Windows 10 phone in Continuum mode
Microsoft is developing a laptop that runs off a Windows 10-powered phone in Continuum mode.
Lipstick on a pig
Software giant Microsoft is working to make Windows' infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) a little friendlier, adding a quick-response code (QR code) which can be scanned with a smartphone or tablet.