Microsoft snaps up keyboard software maker SwiftKey

2016-02-04 14:00

The software giant has acquired British-based software keyboard maker SwiftKey, saying it would be integrated with its 'intelligent systems' for mobile devices.

Make SMS free in SA, says Wi-Fi body

2016-01-27 13:26

Local mobile networks must adapt to over-the-top players like WhatsApp by providing free SMS offerings, says an expert.

Microsoft killing off Internet Explorer 8,9 and 10

2016-01-08 14:57

The software giant has said that it would only provide support and security updates for Internet Explorer 11 from next week.

Microsoft to warn email users about govt hacking attempts

2015-12-31 12:48

Microsoft says it will tell users of its email and cloud storage services when government-backed hackers may have targeted them.

Apple, Google, Microsoft recognised for ‘climate protection’

2015-11-04 14:20

Apple, Microsoft and Google parent Alphabet are among the companies doing the most to fight climate change, according to a global ranking.

Microsoft unveils new smartphones, laptop

2015-10-07 13:37

The software giant has launched a series of new gadgets in a bid to win a bigger share of the competitive mobile market.

Microsoft, Google drop patent battles

2015-10-01 12:21

Microsoft and Google have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies have announced.

Windows 10 spreads to 75 million devices

2015-08-27 08:23

Microsoft has said that Windows 10 has spread to more than 75 million devices since the new operating system was released.

Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

2015-08-10 12:00

The phone maker is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return.

Microsoft boosts parental leave, on heels of Netflix

2015-08-06 12:36

Microsoft has announced an expanded parental leave policy for its US-based employees, a day after a similar move by streaming television giant Netflix.


Microsoft wants you using Windows 10, like it or not

2016-02-04 11:58

Older Windows machines are starting to get automatic downloads for Windows 10, even if you didn't request it and maybe don't want it

Tech giants reject OTT regulation for SA

2016-01-26 16:13

Facebook, Microsoft and Google have voiced their opposition to possible regulation of over-the-top services such as WhatsApp and Skype in South Africa.

WATCH: Volvo lets you talk to your car

2016-01-06 09:55

More than 33 years after the popular TV show 'Knight Rider' showed David Hasselhoff talking to KITT, Volvo and Microsoft are launching a wearable voice-control system for your car.

Microsoft launches SA online store

2015-12-08 16:04

Software giant Microsoft has launched its official online store in South Africa as the festive season gathers pace.

Microsoft profit edges up 2%

2015-10-23 15:44

Microsoft has reported a modest rise in profits in the past quarter, saying its new focus on cloud-based software is delivering results.

Apple dominates global brands

2015-10-06 14:34

Tech companies have once again dominated the top global brands in a survey that measures the most valuable brands in the world.

Microsoft discriminated against women - lawsuit

2015-09-20 09:28

Microsoft has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit in US court claiming its policy of ranking employees to determine pay and promotions led to discrimination against women.

China market turmoil hits Apple

2015-08-25 10:47

Apple has gone for a harrowing stock market ride, plummeting on concerns about China's economy.

Windows 10 is here, but does it live up to expectations?

Microsoft launched its new operating system Windows 10 on Wednesday (July 29 2015) across 190 countries. The new update, which is free, is said to provide users with a more optimised and user-friendly experience, combining the best elements from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. City Press spoke to some of the “fans” at the launch event in Newtown and asked them what they thought of some of the new features.

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Bill Gates tops tech billionaire rich list

2015-08-06 08:25

The Microsoft founder was the unsurprising leader of the first Forbes list of the richest global tech billionaires, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos saw his fortune surge.

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