Microsoft releases Lumia 650
Published in Mobiles

 A good mid-range price

Software giant Microsoft has released its new Windows 10 powered Lumia 650 and Lumia 540 Dual SIM.  Not only is it a phone which plays nice with your PC and corporate networks, it appears to be arriving at a reasonable price. Redmond tells us that you can pick one up for £150 - £160 in the UK

Microsoft Xbox-as-a-Service gathering momentum
Published in Games

Making it like the rest of Microsoft’s business

Software giant Microsoft is planning to get its Xbox business back in gear by making it follow the same sort of business model which worked for it on Microsoft office.

Microsoft culling phone division
Published in Mobiles

Not much hope

Software giant Microsoft is telling dozens of employees in its phone division that they are surplus to requirements and should expect to clean out their desks fairly soon.

Microsoft pre-installs apps into Acer's gear
Published in Mobiles

Embedded in Android

Software king of the world Microsoft will bundle its mobile productivity suite of apps onto Acer’s Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Ballmer agrees with most of Microsoft’s cunning plans
Published in News

So it is almost certainly doomed

The shy and retiring Micrososft CEO Steve “sounds of silence” Ballmer has quietly put forward his modest opinion that Microsoft's hardware—Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox—is "absolutely essential" to its future.

Conspiracy nuts wade into Microsoft’s vote counting app
Published in News

Even if it did its job

There is nothing that Americans love more than a good conspiracy and when Ted Cruz beat Donald Trump in the Iowa Republican caucus one started to spin out of control. This one involved an Microsoft election app which was supposed to count the votes.

Microsoft flogged six million tablets
Published in Notebooks

Scratching the service

While everyone knew that Microsoft had done rather well with its Surface tablet, actual numbers were thin on the ground.

Microsoft acquires SwiftKey
Published in News

Predictive input market competition at all-time high

Software giant Microsoft has recently acquired mobile artificial intelligence startup SwiftKey, a company that has developed a reputation for its predictive key input method software for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Vaio to release Windows 10 phone
Published in Mobiles

Out this week

Sony spin-off Vaio is set to release a new Windows 10 smartphone this week.

Windows tablets are doing well
Published in Notebooks

Microsoft only bright spot in tablet market

For years Microsoft held a torch for the tablet even while everyone else mocked them. When Apple turned the concept into a gimmick and everyone bought one, Microsoft was mocked for not really understanding the tablet.