ARTICLES RELATING TO MICROSOFT

Android dominates two-horse smartphone race

2015-02-25 10:15

Google Android has dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5% market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player.

Microsoft buys smartphone calendar app

2015-02-12 09:03

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired hit mobile calendar application Sunrise.

Nokia sales grow 10%

2015-01-30 13:00

Nokia made a net profit of $502m in the fourth quarter and sales grew nearly 10%, but its share price fell on Thursday.

TV white spaces broadband launched in Ghana

2015-01-26 11:50

Technology giant Microsoft has launched Africa’s first commercial deployment of television white spaces internet broadband in Ghana.

Microsoft debuts hologram goggles

2015-01-22 14:21

Microsoft has unveiled headgear that overlays holograms on the real world, in what it touted as the next generation of computing.

Microsoft Outlook hacked in China, following Gmail block

2015-01-19 14:30

Chinese users of Microsoft's Outlook e-mail service were subject to a hacking attack, just weeks after Google's Gmail system was blocked in China.

IE suffers as hackers hit Windows

2015-01-12 13:28

Internet Explorer has topped the list as the most vulnerable Microsoft Windows component for 2014.

Sony cheers as PS4 sales top 18.5m

2015-01-06 16:12

Sony says sales of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles have topped 18.5 million, with slightly over four million units bought during the year-end holiday season.

Windows 10: Microsoft eyes later launch

2014-12-11 15:45

Software giant Microsoft Corp expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market during September 2015, slightly later than previously expected.

Barnes & Noble dumps Microsoft tablet ties

2014-12-05 14:30

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has said it had ended a partnership with Microsoft for its Nook tablet computers.

 

Attitudes toward technology are divided

2015-02-19 07:55

The digital divide is no longer only about access to technology, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Microsoft’s Lumia 535 smartphone lands in SA

2015-02-04 07:31

The Lumia 535 signals a departure from the Nokia brand after Microsoft closed its deal to buy the Finnish phone maker for $7.2bn last year.

Microsoft launches Outlook for rival iOS, Android

2015-01-29 17:01

Microsoft on Thursday launched an Outlook app for rival handsets running on Apple's iOS and Google's Android, ramping up its software services efforts.

Google boss: Internet will disappear

2015-01-23 09:10

Google chair Eric Schmidt has predicted that the internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively "disappear".

Windows 10 weaves together devices

2015-01-22 08:27

Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on a coming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of internet gadgets.

Microsoft unveils cheap smartphone

2015-01-15 12:01

Microsoft has unveiled two new low-cost smartphones aimed at pushing its Windows Phone operating system to users in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Netflix wants a piece of The Interview 's huge success

2015-01-08 16:00

Netflix says it wants to make The Interview available to its 53 million subscribers.

Kim Dotcom announces ‘Skype killer’

2014-12-30 13:34

The founder of controversial file-hosting website 'Mega' says he has built an internet video and voice chat service to rival Microsoft’s Skype.

Windows 8.1 finally overtakes XP in usage

2014-12-08 12:30

Slowly but surely, Windows 8.1 is gaining traction over older versions of Microsoft's near ubiquitous computer operating system, but danger lurks in Android's fast growth.

Microsoft buys email mobile app Accompli

2014-12-02 09:38

Software giant Microsoft said on Monday that it was buying mobile email management application Accompli, in a deal reported to be worth more than $200m.

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