Well, let’s just say the list is not so secret anymore! Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. But the Chinese government is going all out for payback, and has done the unthinkable. The country’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published a list of more than 300 patents that are owner by Microsoft, most of them...

Foxconn, the world’s largest technology manufacturer has now officially become Microsoft’s number one Android and Chrome OS patent license, after penning a new deal with Redmond. Microsoft owns a large number of crucial patents used in both Android and Chrome OS. According to Ars Technica, Foxconn now plays an even...

The mobile phone maker hailing from Finland has found quite some audience with its Lumia lineup of smartphones running various versions of Microsoft’s mobile operating system. So much are Windows Phone7 and 8 users in love with their devices that most have been clamoring to see what Nokia cooks up on the tablet front,...

After securing the patent for the design of the Surface tablets, Microsoft has now been issued a patent regarding the Touch Cover for both of its premiere slates, the RT and Pro. The United States Patent and Trademark Office just issued the new patent. Both versions of the Surface tablet can be equipped with it, and...

Microsoft has big plans for its Surface lineup of devices. And in a bid to make sure that no other company copies its Surface design the company filed a patent to protect it. The latest on the matter is the Redmond has been granted a new patent in the United States that covers both the Surface RT as well as the Pro...

Surprising not many technology companies thought of this before, but with touchscreen gaining mainstream acceptance, Redmond has jumped in and started work on a new technology that supposedly keeps harmful bacteria inside. It was only about time, as the touchscreens are becoming extremely popular these days. Microsoft...

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...

Nokia builds high quality products with reasonably decent software packed in, but it is still fiscally struggling. Marketing might be part of the problem, the CEO could arguably be another part of the issue. Regardless, I like Nokia. My fear is that Nokia can’t recover, and I know I’m not the only fan of the brand that...

When it comes to the mobile market, Microsoft has yet to really stake a firm claim. Still, at least they are getting a small share of the pie thanks to many successful attempts to seek royalty payments from Android device makers that allegedly violate certain MS patents. Now, it seems that Microsoft is at it once...

There has been a lot of drama around Windows as of late. Some out there on the web are claim that Windows is on a downward slide as the PC is a dying beast, others say that Windows 8 will revitalize Windows and the way we use our home PC. All this semi-bipolar praise and criticism gets a little old after a...