2012 Archive

Secunia Study Shows Microsoft Is Improving Its Security

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.

Microsoft Employees Donated $105 Million To Charity In 2012

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

Android Takes 70% of Smartphone Sales in 4th Quarter

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

HP is King of a Shrinking PC Kingdom in 2012

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.

Microsoft Is Sixth In The Top Patents Winners Of 2012 List

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

Microsoft Sixth In The Top Patents Winners Of 2012 List

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

Windows 8 Launch Failed to Stem Declining Holiday Notebook Sales

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

Chitika December Tablet Report: iPad Dominates, Others See Gains

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

Getting at Microsoft Surface’s Sales Numbers Through "First Tweets"

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.

Getting at Microsoft Surface’s Sales Numbers Through “First Tweets”

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.