Microsoft appears to have further muddied the waters with its announcements about Windows 10 last week.
The new version of Windows, which no one really expects to be available until September this year at the earliest, is supposed to run on all sorts of different hardware platforms. more»
Software giant Microsoft reported a fall in its quarterly profit as sluggish PC sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong US dollar.
Shares of the world’s largest software company, which have surged to 14-year highs in the past few months, fell three percent. more»
Software king of the world Microsoft announced a deal to buy Revolution Analytics, the top commercial provider of software and services for the open-source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics.
Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft corporate vice president for machine learning, said the acquisition was to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics. more»
Taiwanese suppliers of notebooks are not over impressed by the news last week that Microsoft will give free upgrades to its Windows 10 operating system.
Digitimes, which regularly talks to manufacturers in the supply chain, reports that Microsoft’s move is unlikely to prompt people to replace their existing notebooks. more»
Microsoft has released details of Windows 10 and said that it will be free for many current Windows users.
The company unveiled the Windows 10 consumer preview yesterday and showed off many new features which will be available.
What is surprising is that Windows 10 will be free for existing Windows users running versions of the OS, going back to Windows 7. more»
As reported earlier this week, Microsoft will show off more features of Windows 10 today.
But it faces uphill challenges, according to Ovum.
Richard Edward, principal analyst of enterprise mobility and productivity said a number of challenges face the software giant. more»
Online document-sharing outfit Dropbox has acquired US-Israeli firm CloudOn.
CloudOn is a developer of tools to simplify creating and editing documents on mobile devices.
Financial details were not disclosed but money is believed to have changed hands.
CloudOn will become Dropbox’s first Israeli office and will focus on R&D. more»
Although Windows 10 won’t launch until the second half of this year, Microsoft is attempting to keep us interested by revealing more features of the operating system.
It will reveal those details later this week.
When Microsoft opened the kimono on Windows 10 last Autumn, it was trying to get the attention of corporate users of PCs, many of which voted with their feet by not buying Windows 8.x
But this week, Microsoft wants to tempt regular punters by showing off services and devices that will support the operating system. more»
A British youth has been arrested over the hack that brought down the Playstation network and Xbox Live over the holiday period.
UK police are working in tandem with the FBI to track down the perpetrators, who identified themselves as the Lizard Squad. more»
There’s more research data on the tablet market out today and the latest report suggests gloom for 2015.
Digitimes Research said that total shipments of tablets worldwide will fall by 11.8 percent this year, accounting for shipments of 244 million units. more»
By 2018, tablet sales will reach 540 million units, despite 2014 being a quiet year for the sector.
CCS Insight introduced its annual look at the marketplace and bullishly predicts the market will grow 28 percent this year to reach 283 million units. more»
It seems that there is a large amount of pot calling kettle black when it comes to security.
Last month, Google angered Microsoft by releasing the details of a security vulnerability ahead of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday. Microsoft said that the patch was set to be released two days after Google went live with the details and that they refused to wait an extra 48 hours so that the patch would have been released along with the details of the exploit. more»
New research has found that only one in ten cloud apps are secure enough for enterprise use.
According to a report from cloud experts Netskope, organisations are employing an average of over 600 business cloud apps, despite the majority of software posing a high risk of data leak. more»
Tech giant Microsoft started the New Year by announcing it was releasing a feature phone which will be priced at $29.
The Nokia 215 is aimed at emerging markets and for people who want a second phone and don’t have very much money. more»
Software giant Microsoft has taken legal action against a company it claims is scamming people by representing itself as a Windows support outfit.
The Indian company, C-Cubed Solutions, is alleged to call people up saying people have had problems with their computers and conning them out of money. more»