It may be a season of giving, but the Windows Store is in the mode to take. Microsoft’s apps repository now houses more than 140,000 apps, just a day before Christmas. Statistics provided by the third-party source MetroStore Scanner reveal that the latest scan found no less than 140,245 apps available for...

If you are a Verizon customer and a Windows Phone fan and were looking to buy the Lumia 929 you may actually have a rather long wait on your hands. The smartphone has been delayed to early next year. It was originally expected to go on sale on December 20. Sure that was still a rumored date, and this delay is not...

One recourse, I suppose lies in the irony. Nokia fans that were anticipatively expecting more details on the company’s small form factor Windows tablet will be majorly disappointed by what follows. Word is that that the company has pulled on the plug on its tablet that was codenamed Illusionist. Also known as the...

Windows 8, when it launched, was greeted with equal amounts of surprise and concern. While technology savvy users had no trouble in quickly discovering the new OS, a lot of users were left a little uneasy by the radical new UI changes. Now with Windows 8.1 out in the open, Microsoft and its partners have started...

While Microsoft’s plans for Windows 9 could potentially take any direction, what with the announcement of Windows Threshold, development on Windows Phone 9, it seems, is coming along as originally planned. Word is that along with Windows Phone 8.1, Redmond is also hard at work on a major new version of its mobile...

Strike it while the iron is hot. In line with the popular saying, Microsoft has taken some very aggressive stances all through the year, and none more so than on the government surveillance programs. Leaked documents by the whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that not only had Microsoft provided intelligence...

A number of names that are expected to take over the reins from outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer once he retires have recently floated up. These range from current business leaders, to company internals, and even former Microsoft executives. In the final column we have had Paul Maritz, the former senior vice president...

The security folks over at Redmond have posted details of the final Patch Tuesday update cycle for the year. The December 2013 Patch Tuesday brings with it a number of fixes rated Critical and Important. The Advanced Notification Security Bulletin for this month reveals that the software titan is planning to...

Acer tried to pull a fast one earlier this year when it became the first vendor to launch an 8-inch Windows powered tablet. However it skimped on hardware features, leading to the Iconia W3 getting some bad press. Most of the criticism was centered on the lackluster display of the tablet. Acer quickly...

Few would disagree that installing software is the most unexciting part of the computing experience. And it gets even more tiresome if you have to go through a monotonous and repetitive routine. This holds particularly true in business environments and large organizations. If you are an IT professional that has...