It is remarkable to think that just a year or so back, few, if any talked about smartwatches in the media. But now these devices are the next frontier, the next logical evolution of mobile computing. Apple is still leading the charge in the media, with reports of the mysterious iWatch popping up every now and then....

Like other large technology companies, Microsoft also squarely finds itself in the spotlight as part of the PRISM scandal. Recent reports have claimed that the company provided direct access to user accounts to the NSA (National Security Agency). The company explained its stance on this affair, saying that it does not...

If you thought that one botched update was enough for this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle, prepare for some more distressing news. Another patch is causing some slight issues, this time to Windows 8 users. Microsoft already confirmed the problem with the update KB2803821 for Windows 7 and XP users earlier today. But now...

The founder and chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates recently gave a very interesting keynote speech at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2013, talking about all things technology, from software to wearable computing. In the Q&A session, he was asked about patents and their influence on technology. Talking about the...

In its bid to encourage developers to make the switch to Skype UIRs and create apps for desktop, mobile and web platforms, the Skype team has announced that it will be discontinuing support for the Desktop API by the end of this year. The Desktop API was officially launched in November 2011, as an improved version of...

Rumors and speculation about a Microsoft smartwatch have been making rounds for a while now, even as other large technology companies are nearing the release of their own wearable gadgets. In fact, one or two small ones have already done so. But while it was all early talk before, now it appears that this project has...

If the past two weeks were all about Windows 8.1 Preview, this week was all about Microsoft’s new reorganization. Sure there was a small matter of the annual Worldwide Partner Conference, but this week is ending with all kinds of talk about Microsoft’s massive restructuring. A rundown of the Microsoft events that...

Well, it took a fair while, but it seems that sense is finally prevailing. After pinning hopes on Microsoft’s newest operating system, the PC industry rushed to criticize Windows 8. Analysts, market watchers, industry leaders, even hardware vendors were quick to jump the gun. But analyst firm Gartner announced earlier...

In its bid to get ever closer to end users, Microsoft has put up several avenues from Internet video channels to official blogs and everything in between. Now the company has launched a new YouTube channel that goes by the name of SparkedTV. This new YouTube channel is going to be used to advertise some of the most...

Redmond rolled out Patch Tuesday updates for the month of July, with a total of seven different updates, six of which come with the Critical label, while one is rated as Important. A number of vulnerabilities have been fixed including Internet Explorer, the Kernel-Mode Driver, Media Format Runtime, GDI, and...