Chalk in another acquisition for Microsoft. The company has purchased startup software firm LiveLoop, which developed a popular PowerPoint plugin. Of the same name. LiveLoop turned presentations into web optimized files that could be accessed via a URL. And while details of the agreement are yet to be provided,...

Spring cleaning? Perfect time for it. Microsoft have given the Windows Store another round of cleaning, removing several fake and low quality apps along the way. As a result, the total number of apps in the store dropped significantly last week. You may recall that Redmond promised last year to remove junk from...

The last few months have been rather tiring on fans of the Window Phone platform, as despite Microsoft’s efforts to bring more developers to the platform, certain big names are actually departing. Bank of America become the last big name to remove its mobile app from the Windows Phone Store, when the financial...

How quick the tides turn! Intel was one of the companies that was quick to note that the retirement of Windows XP had a positive impact on sales of PC hardware last year. But that was then, and this is now. Now, the chip giant has lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter of the year, and that is due to...

The question of how low can you go for Windows 8.1 tablets has been answered. The MOMO7W slate has taken things to a radical new low, and is priced at just $48. That’s the price of a good meal. Or two. Microsoft seems to have finally pulled off its strategy of matching and outdoing low priced Android devices, as...

Bet you didn’t expect to hear about Windows XP, almost a year after retirement. Microsoft officially pulled the plug off the operating system back in April 2014. And since then it has worked with partners to upgrade all remaining computers to newer versions of its operating system. However, organizations and...

Last we heard, Microsoft was planning to build a mega headquarters in Ireland last year, and now there is confirmation that the company is ready to start construction. Previous pointers about this massive project came to us back in August. And now the company has finalized the details of this new building that...

Kyocera are known for their document solutions, and they are about to receive a document from Microsoft. Redmond has filed a lawsuit against the company for unauthorized use of Android patents. Reuters notes that the software titan recently filed the legal proceedings at a US District Court, stating that Kyocera...

Well, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Unconfirmed, but comes from a reliable sources. The news that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 will not be released for existing devices. Instead, Redmond only plans to make it available on new models. This latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 was recently spotted on a...

It had to come to this. Microsoft has now officially stopped selling its Windows RT powered tablets, the original Surface RT and the power packed successor, the Surface 2. The ARM based operating system has no longer been in the long term plans of the company. And we’ve had scattered hints from Redmond that...