Today, the European Union has decided to fine the company €561 million (around $732 million) for breaking a 2009 antitrust agreement. Back then, Microsoft agreed to include a browser ballot box in every new copy of Windows, allowing users to pick any one of the 12 most popular browsers rather than defaulting to...

This weekend,Microsoft launched its latest Windows 8 ERP app in the Windows Store . This is important because I think this is where Windows 8 has the best chance of beginning to succeed. The application is called the Microsoft Dynamics Business Analyzer and it works with Microsoft Dynamics ERP-based...

Apparently the “live tiles” that we’ve been seeing with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are now sparking a lawsuit. An operating system technology designer by the name of SurfCast claims that Microsoft is infringing on one of its four patents for “making, selling, using and offering to sell devices and software...

Now too long ago we posted about how Metro was a design language that was without a true and official name. We’ve heard it called Metro, the modern style/UI and then all of a sudden “Microsoft Design Style” started to float around. So what’s the name? We might finally know, thanks to the upcoming Build conference. The...

Nokia is a very close partner with Microsoft when it comes to Windows Phone, but what about the mobile-oriented Windows 8? We have yet to see any real indication that Nokia is jumping into the tablet market. Why haven’t they? For one thing, they are having major fiscal problems. For another, they haven’t really seen...

Recently, we’ve been posting more and more updates about Windows 8 applications and the number of applications in the Windows Store. It suddenly occurred to me that there is one company that has been totally silent about Windows 8 – Facebook. Windows 8, arguably one of the largest software paradigm shifts in history is...

So I just saw HP released their new Spectre all in one PC. Looks nice huh? That is until you remember that Apple did this long agao. So is there a point where companies just say “screw it – COPY THAT 100%”. It’s a little sad that the theft is so blatant. Apple probably won’t sue, they probably feel sorry for the design...

This is a FANTASTIC day to be Microsoft! Today, the deliberating jury in the Samsung vs Apple case came back and returned several affirmative votes in Apple’s favor. They said unanimously that Samsung infringed several of Apple’s patents. They awarded Apple over 1 Billion dollars! Some highlights: The jury found...

It goes without saying that Windows 8 is very different from previous versions of the Windows Operating System. A lot of small businesses liked Windows XP, skipped Windows Vista and now love Windows 7. With Windows 8 being released in October 26th, a lot of businesses will be curious about some of the new features...

Microsoft will be happy with this one. Roaming through one of the more popular leaker/hacker forums on the web, I came across this comment from someone frustrated looking for a leaked Windows 8 torrent. Meh even if it does leak it will be useless without a valid key, you wont be getting any of these loaders of anti...