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.
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.
Scratching the service
While everyone knew that Microsoft had done rather well with its Surface tablet, actual numbers were thin on the ground.
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.
Out this week
Sony spin-off Vaio is set to release a new Windows 10 smartphone this week.
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.
U.S. Presidential primary voting officially kicks off tonight in Iowa (February 1, 2016), and for tonight's Iowa caucuses, Microsoft is in the hot seat as it has offered to provide a pair of smartphone apps to help nearly 1,700 precincts report more accurate results to party headquarters.
Does not do what it claims
It appears that Microsoft Edge’s InPrivate mode is about as private as a Hollywood starlet in an iCloud account.
A cloudy future is now a good thing
Software King of the World Microsoft beat the predictions of the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by reporting a quarterly revenue and profit which was bolstered by cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud products and services.
Crashes them hard with blue and black screens
Earlier today, Microsoft released the first firmware updates of the year for its latest Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices. These were automatic updates that were supposed to add battery charging enhancements, a more accurate fingerprint sensor driver, and support for Microsoft’s Surface Pen on the Surface Pro 4 device.