It is hard to deny that security has taken a front seat at Microsoft these past few years. Not only are its software more waterproof, the company also actively patches and fixes any flaws that are unearthed. The 2013 Vulnerability Review by Secunia aims to provide a clear picture on the evolution of software security...

Redmond has just confirmed the success of its 2012 Giving Program. The effort was a triumph this year too, as company employees donated a nifty total of $105 million to various charitable organizations. This makes it the second straight year that donations from its employees crossed the $100 million mark. Microsoft...

Strategy Analytics has produced a new study showing that in the 4th quarter of 2012, Android and Apple iOS together accounted for a record 92% share of all smartphones shipped worldwide. In the fourth quarter, a massive 217 million units were shipped globally, a 38% increase year-on-year from 2011. For the entire...

The Gartner group’s latest numbers make a grim reading of the PC market in the last quarter of 2012. The data shows that the global PC market shrank by 4.9 percent in the last quarter of 2012. HP remained king of this shrinking kingdom, with 14.6 million shipments in the last quarter, a slight decline (-0.5%) from...

For better or for worse, patents have taken a front seat in today’s technology world. Research firm IFI recently revealed the 2012 patent rankings and the usual suspects all made it to this much esteemed list this year. Microsoft came in sixth in the list last year with 2,613 patents, a very healthy number putting the...

The 2012 patent rankings just came in and the usual suspects all made it to the very top. Research firm IFI revealed that Microsoft came in sixth in the list last year with 2,613 patents. This puts the Redmond technology company a fair bit ahead of rivals like Google (1,151 patents) and Apple (1,136 patents), which is...

According to the NPD Group, over the holiday sales period, Windows 8 did nothing to revive the sales of Windows notebooks, with sales actually declining compared to the previous year. This has to be disappointing news for Microsoft, but not altogether unexpected, given the mixed reviews and anecdotal evidence of poor...

Chitika Insights have updated their report on the tablet market for December. Apple continues to dominate in tablets but Google’s Nexus, Samsung’s Galaxy and the Kindle Fire showed significant growth. Microsoft’s Surface RT market share also grew in the study but from a very tiny base. Chitika examined a sample of tens...

Obtaining actual sales numbers for the Surface over Christmas from Microsoft has been like the search for the Loch Ness monster. We hear “great” and “wonderful” and “exceeding expectations”, but as to actual numbers, not so much. We know that Microsoft added Best Buy and Staples to their outlets for selling the Surface RT...

Obtaining actual sales numbers for the Surface over Christmas from Microsoft has been like the search for the Loch Ness monster. We hear “great” and “wonderful” and “exceeding expectations”, but as to actual numbers, not so much. We know that Microsoft added Best Buy and Staples to their outlets for selling the Surface RT...