Microsoft Acquires Israeli Digital Pen Maker, N-trig
Feb13

Microsoft Acquires Israeli Digital Pen Maker, N-trig

Microsoft has reportedly acquired Israeli digital pen maker, N-trig for a fee said to be $200 million according to different sources including Reuters and Venturebeat. The Israeli company, known for making digital pen has been making various efforts over the years to make touchscreen displays more diverse. Its effort is geared towards making touchscreen displays more responsive to input from both fingers and pens. Reuters also reports...

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Microsoft Issues Critical Patches To Bug That Allowed Attackers Take Complete Control Of Computers
Feb11

Microsoft Issues Critical Patches To Bug That Allowed Attackers Take Complete Control Of Computers

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a critical patch to supported versions of Windows, which resolved bug that may have been open for up to fifteen years, and give access to attackers to remotely take control of Windows devices that connect to an Active Directory domain. “Today [Tuesday] we are releasing MS15-011 & MS15-014 which harden group policy and address network access vulnerabilities that can be used to achieve remote code...

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Microsoft Working On New Cortana-Enabled Office App
Feb07

Microsoft Working On New Cortana-Enabled Office App

Software giants Microsoft is working on new Cortana digital assistant to its Office app, reports The Verge and a couple of other sources. Microsoft is at the moment carrying out a test on a “Work Assistant” app that is designed to use Cortana to open, edit, and share documents using a voice commands and Cortana. Digging up further, The Verge reports that the initial app is just a prototype at the moment. Quoting sources familiar with...

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Microsoft’s Windows RT Tablet Officially Dead
Feb04

Microsoft’s Windows RT Tablet Officially Dead

Finally Microsoft’s Windows RT tablet is officially dead with the software giant pulling the plug on the last remaining RT device, namely Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet, according to the Verge. What this means is that Microsoft has stopped production of its Surface 2 Windows RT tablet. “We are no longer manufacturing Nokia Lumia 2520; however, those still eager to buy Nokia Lumia 2520 should visit Microsoft Retail Stores,...

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Microsoft Office Now Available For Android Users
Jan29

Microsoft Office Now Available For Android Users

Finally the long awaited release of the Android version of Microsoft Office is over as Microsoft on Thursday announced the availability of the app. “At Microsoft, we are working hard to reimagine the Office experience for a cloud-first, mobile-first world. On January 21st we previewed versions of Office for Windows 10 fully optimized for touch and mobile devices. Today, we are proud to announce the general availability of Word, Excel...

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Microsoft Chides Google For Disclosing Windows 8.1 Security Hole Issue
Jan14

Microsoft Chides Google For Disclosing Windows 8.1 Security Hole Issue

Microsoft has come criticized Google for making public its details about security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 48 hours before the software giant was scheduled to patch the bug, reports Geek Wire. Microsoft claimed that Google’s action was putting users at risk by rejecting its request to wait until the fix is released. “Although following through keeps to Google’s announced timeline for disclosure, the decision feels less like...

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