Good, if a bit delayed, initiative from a company that is striving to bring more apps to its stores. Microsoft has now completely done away with yearly renewals for developer accounts. This silent, but highly useful change should help make the place a tad livelier. And while the costs amounted to a couple of meals at...

Redmond is on track to announce its second round of job cuts this week, on September 18 to be precise. These Microsoft layoffs are part of the gigantic cut of 18,000 that were made official this summer. That announcement back in July sent shockwaves across the technology domain. Microsoft, at that time, confirmed that...

More from the affordable front. As per expectations, Google has announced the advent of cheap Android phones, thanks to the Android One program. And rightly so, Microsoft have promised an equally engaging reply on the low end. In fact, the phones are here a couple of weeks early. Last we heard, the Android One...

Talk about unyielding intentions! Russia, along with China, is one of the few countries that is slowly shifting away from Microsoft software, at least on government PCs. As a result, the country has placed fewer orders for Windows and other such products. Surely, Russia would needs years to completely move away...

Microsoft buys Minecraft, or rather, the company has officially completed the purchase of Mojang, the developer behind the hit game. After heavy rumors these past few days, we now have it official. The global phenomenon started first started as an alpha project on the PC, has quickly found success on pretty much all...

The reports of Microsoft officially dropping the Windows Phone and Nokia branding on mobile devices is not all that old, but the first Windows phone has already been sighted in the wild. The first Windows phone, as in with just the “Windows” branding. Although rumors have been circulating for a while now, it was only...

Either Microsoft is doing something right, or other companies are doing it wrong. Probably a bit of both. Sony is the newest technology titan that has outright copied the Modern UI. Or Metro, for the purists among you — crazy copyrights be darned. So the story is that the user interface Redmond introduced, and was...

Sure, you’re not. Chinese authorities may not like it but Microsoft enjoys a solid following in China, at least when it comes to the good old traditional PC. In fact, Windows are off to a good start there, too. Several Chinese companies have even launched highly affordable Windows 8.1 slates. However, Redmond is...

That is, ahead of Chromebooks, Android and iOS hardware. Windows 8 devices are steadily conquering the education market, and we have some more positive developments on this front. Microsoft recently talked about how the education sector is embracing the modern version of Windows, and the company managed to convince...

I guess if you want to really nip the evil in the bud, you have to pay attention to the source. Windows 8.1 scam apps, really expensive ones, are still being approved for the platform. This, despite assurances from Microsoft that the company will clear the Windows Store of these low quality submissions. Redmond even...