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Google and Microsoft, we need to talk…
Data Centres need to talk to each other more to avoid the sort of outages that have hit Google and Microsoft in recent weeks.
Microsoft unveils Xbox One games roster...
Microsoft intends to ply gamers with an extensive list of ‘exclusive’ or ‘available first on Xbox One for a limited time' only titles.
Microsoft Surface availability expands to 17 more markets
First international channel availability of Surface RT and Surface Pro for Microsoft's commercial, education and public sector customers in 17 new markets.
Samsung leads the pack as smartphone sales keep rising
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 225 million units, up 46.5% from the second quarter of 2012.
Three days later, Microsoft fixes Outlook
Following an outage on Outlook.com, software giant finally resolves an issue which has plagued users for three days.
Microsoft: The limits of Google’s openness
Microsoft takes aim at long-time rival Google, questioning the company's decision to once again block the YouTube app for Windows Phone.
Microsoft extends apps ahead of Windows 8.1 launch
After revealing Windows 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide in New Zealand, Microsoft will also expand the base of apps and services that come in-box with the software.
Outlook doesn't look good as Kiwis STILL struggle
Microsoft admits Outlook.com outage is taking longer to fix than expected, as heaps of New Zealanders are still left to suffer.
"There's a problem with Outlook right now"
Email service suffers breakdown, leaving only a small number of users without Outlook.com, according to Microsoft.
Mark your calendars… Windows 8.1 begins in NZ
Kiwis will be first in line when Microsoft begins rolling out Windows 8.1 worldwide, as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store.
Why Microsoft's numbers don't speak for themselves...
Over 554,000 pizza slices are consumed each year by Microsoft staff on campus, yet no mention of slow Surface sales...
Will inferior graphics matter for Xbox One?
The Xbox One does not have the graphical might of the PlayStation 4 according to all reports. No one is denying it – not even Microsoft.
Android and Windows grow as iOS slows…
Apple vs. Android. Nothing new here you may think. But throw Microsoft and Windows Phone into the mix and we now have the basis for a competitive operating system market.
Microsoft's marketing madness with the Xbox One...
After Microsoft whacked the Xbox One with a US$500 price tag many were quick to dismiss the next-gen console. But I thought hang-on a minute let’s wait and see the full package first…
Tablet shipments slow as vendors await Apple's iPad show…
A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors. But with no new Apple products, the market slowed for many vendors.
How low can Microsoft go with the Surface Pro?
Following reduced prices on its Surface RT tablets, Microsoft strikes again, slashing the Surface Pro by US$100.
Can the cloud be secure?
"It’s a challenging goal," says Adrienne Hall, general manager of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft…
Is Xbox One back in the race with go-faster stripes?
Following news that the Xbox One's 53MHz bump to its GPU speed failed to impress gamers, an increasingly frantic Microsoft has revealed the console will feature go-faster stripes.
Can Xbox One run WinRT apps?
WinRT looks set to run on the next-gen Xbox One, according to online rumours emerging today…
$100K Reward: Microsoft Bounty Hunters
As long as people write code, it’s going to be imperfect. That’s where the class of security researchers colloquially known as "bug hunters" come in, and Microsoft is paying them up to US$100,000 for the pleasure.
Microsoft joins the party… slams NZ Telco bill
Joining fellow tech giants Facebook and Google, Microsoft publicly questions the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill, believing it to be a threat to New Zealand's IT industry.
Android joins the Office 365 app party
After delivering a brand new version of Office Mobile, preinstalled on all Windows Phone 8 devices, as well as an app for iPhone, Android finally joins the Microsoft party.
Can you guess the 20 Xbox One exclusives?
Pixelenemy.com has released a trailer real with 20 Xbox One exclusives. How many can you get?
PS4 Delay? Or just greater demand?
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