Chrome topples Microsoft as Browser King
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All roads lead to Chrome

Microsoft has been dethroned as the leader of the competitive web browser market by Google's Chrome.

Microsoft blocks alternative search engines from Cortana
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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."

Tablet sales dead
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 29 April 2016 13:13

Tablet sales dead


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. 

Microsoft earned $22.1 billion in third quarter
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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.

Microsoft Surface phone rumoured to have Snapdragon 830
Published in Processors


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.

Microsoft kills off Xbox 360
Published in Games
Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:59

Microsoft kills off Xbox 360


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.

Direct X bloke creates Twitter storm
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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:18

Direct X bloke creates Twitter storm


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".

Microsoft denies the Oculus rift delays are its fault
Published in Wearables


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.

Microsoft developing laptop powered by a phone
Published in Mobiles


Windows 10 phone in Continuum mode

Microsoft is developing a laptop that runs off a Windows 10-powered phone in Continuum mode.

Microsoft tries to make BSOD friendlier
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016 13:25

Microsoft tries to make BSOD friendlier


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.