Angry Birds on Windows Phone: Nokia and Microsoft Bring Exclusive Titles on Windows Phone / image via AngryBirdsOnline.com
In a period when any statistics generator confirms Nokia’s pitiful condition, while drawing attention to the lack of popularity faced by Microsoft with its Windows Phone, the two companies seem to want to change their destiny.
Nokia and Microsoft have won a few exclusive partners to develop several apps for Windows Phone only, more precisely for Nokia Lumia handsets …
The next-generation gaming console from Microsoft, popularly being nicknamed he Xbox 720, may already be in production.
Citing an unnamed source, gaming news site IGN has reported that the Xbox 720 is now being produced in a Flextronic facility in Austin, Texas.
According to the publication, Flextronic has previously assembled a secret testing group for the Xbox 720, one which has been isolated from the rest of the company.
Apparently, this team “was solely dedicated to comprehensive …
Microsoft kicks out Chinese partner company after leakage issue. (Image: via zdnet.com)
Microsoft said last Thursday that they discovered it was a company from China that leaked a proof-of-concept exploit in MAPP, or Microsoft Active Protection Program last March. The company’s name is Hangzhou DPTech Technologies, a security partner of Microsoft.
According to Yunsun Wee, director of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group, “during our investigation into the disclosure of …
The Australian Parliament will investigate the pricing policies of Apple and Microsoft this year. (Image: eGuide Travel, via Flickr / CC)
Apple and Microsoft are in hot waters after the Australian Parliament has decided to investigate why customers in the land down under have pricier bills than other markets when it comes to media file downloads.
Stephen Conroy, Minister for Communications in Australia, has officially commenced the parliamentary inquiry in an effort to induce publicity and …
A leak of the purported HP Slate 8 provides a sneak peek into what’s in store for people interested in enterprise-targeted Windows 8 tablets.
The leak comes from an image of a slide which is said to be part of an internal presentation from HP and includes a mockup of the device.
The Windows 8 tablet, officially being referred to on the slide as the HP Slate 8 and described as the HP Win 8 Slate, will come with a 10.1-inch display.
HP also listed some features of the HP Slate 8 on the …
Microsoft Closes Mega-Buck Deal With Biggest Taiwanese Tech Firm for Android and Chrome Patents Licensing (Image: Amit Chattopadhyay, via Flickr / CC)
Non-mobile phone power Microsoft has stepped into the swirling 2012 smartphone arena dominated by Google and Apple with a fittingly giant deal with Taiwan’s Pegatron, one of the biggest electronic makers in the world for the licensing of Android and Chrome patents.
Industry observer Mashable this morning said Microsoft , in making the …
Microsoft job listing confirms upcoming Skype for Xbox app. (Image: Ciaran McGuiggan, via Flickr / CC)
Microsoft has released a job listing that highly indicates an upcoming version of Skype that will run on the Xbox gaming console.
The Redmond-based software titan is currently searching for interested applicants on a “Software Development Engineer, Xbox – Skype” job vacancy in London, which corroborates that Skype – the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video and chat …
Microsoft’s music service codenamed “Woodstock” will be previewed at this year’s E3 conference, a new report suggests.
According to The Verge, sources tell them that the Redmond, Washington-based software giant will “offer a sneak peek at its Zune replacement during E3 2012”.
This marks a further departure from the Zune, which is slated to be replaced by Woodstock.
Citing unnamed sources, The Verge said that Woodstock will be able to stream music, much like Spotify.
It will also …
Microsoft will slowly remove Zune pc software and the ability to buy Windows apps through this software(Image: via 1800pocketpc.com)
Microsoft is slowly removing its Zune PC software support for app store access. Eventually, one can no longer use the Zune software to buy phone apps from Windows. Aside from that, all users of Windows Phones are now required to use the latest Windows Phone 7.5 operating system.
According to Mazhar Mohammed of Microsoft, “as a general rule, we like to …
Microsoft Surprises Business Pundits by Posting Strong Q1 Performance
Microsoft defied gloomy business predictions by posting a strong first quarter performance this year, earning $5.1 billion, 4% higher than the $4.6 billion it earned during the same period last year.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company is driving toward exciting new products and developments and at the same time delivering strong financial results.
The software giant’s impressive first quarter showing overturned …