Good news for Microsoft? Well, more competition never hurt anybody. Majorly, at least. At the Google I/O conference last month, the company announced its new Android One initiative. Which is, essentially a way to bring high quality, yet low cost, handsets in emerging markets. And this is special because Google...

Microsoft kicked off the 2014 edition of the Worldwide Partner Conference a little while back, and COO Kevin Turner talked about the future path for the company, as well as the Windows platform. In fact, defining the scope of the next generation of Windows was the highlight of the keynote, and although Turner did...

Microsoft have made some notable progress this year with Windows 8.1 hardware, and several new models are now available for purchase at different price points. Chromebooks, however, have remained an exceedingly dangerous threat. No longer are these affordable devices confined to the education sector — this year...

In case you are yet to notice, Microsoft is in the process of charting its new mobile strategy after completing the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services unit. And a big part of this is branding — in other words, what the company will label future handsets. Microsoft Mobile looks good on paper (and maybe...

Metro, Modern, Material, what’s in a name, eh? Google is currently holding its I/O developer event, and one of the first things showcased in the keynote was the company’s new Material Design language. This is Google’s attempt at a unified design language — complete with flatter visual elements, enhanced focus on...

Those of you with interest in Japanese anime television series may be familiar with Gargantia. And now Microsoft has launched Gargantia: Sky Courier for Internet Explorer. High fidelity games that run on modern browsers are slowly taking off, thanks to native HTML5 and WebGL support. And while most such games do...

There is a reason why Android has not yet been able to gain corporate acceptance with BYOD and such. And that is security. The platform is far too open, far too susceptible to all manners of threats. So much so that there are reports that Android smartphones are being sold to consumers with spyware already baked...

Backstab? It was coming all along! As far as PC hardware, HP has been at the very top of the mountain for decades now. In fact, the company was one of Microsoft’s biggest partners since Windows became the dominant operating system. But recently there had been enough hints that the hardware maker was moving away...

Considering just how closely Internet Explorer is tied to the Windows operating system, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft very rarely revamps the user interface of its flagship web browser. The Internet Options toolbox, for instance, has more or less stayed the same for decades now. And changing it, just for...

Microsoft have, in recent times, become much more open when it comes to sharing development details. That is, when they are ready to share them, that is. Otherwise, there is a stark silence. Then again, stark silences are usually reserved for Windows and Windows Phone, and have nothing to do with Internet...