Tag Archives: Microsoft
Choosing a platform may have been simple in the past, but given the wide variety of new devices which function as computers the choice has become more difficult, and Windows 8 hopes to eliminate some of the obstacles that steered consumers into purchasing software from Microsoft’s competitors. While Apple consumers find themselves with innumerable applications [...]
After many rumors and presumably long negotiations, Microsoft has purchased Skype for the unimaginable price of $8.5 billion—it’s biggest deal ever. My question: was this a smart move? I’m trying to figure out what it is about Skype that makes them worth this much. I must be missing something here. Maybe Microsoft knows something that [...]
The Zune has officially been laid to rest. Zune, you know Zune, right? No? That’s precisely why its being “put down” as you read this. I can’t say that this will be a sad story or that many will mourn but for the very few of you that have grown to know and love the [...]
Remember Nokia? You must remember. My memory captured Nokia as one of the very first cellphones that I ever encountered (trying to be careful not to expose my age here). Those phones were the coolest. Not necessarily for the applications, or the capabilities, (I don’t remember these phones doing anything but making calls like house phones—maybe there were texting abilities) these phones were awesome because you could change the colors of the casing! This was the first venture into cellphone personalization. Wait, I almost forgot. If I remember correctly, Nokia was also responsible for the first compact cellphone. Before Nokia cellphones were still microwave sizes, right? Either way, this is to the extent that my Nokia knowledge goes. After the colored cases, Nokia (as far as I noticed) faded into oblivion. That is, until now.
Tablet technology definitely dominated the much hyped Consumer Electronic Show this January in Las Vegas. With many of the models set to hit shelves this year, consumers might want to bide their time and see how the competition plays out.
2010 was a banner year for Apple. The release of the iPad and the iPhone 4 revolutionized the mobile world. And, sales of Mac computers hit an all time high in the U.S. market.
The Consumer Electronics Show of 2011 is going to start on Thursday, January 6. What new and exciting gadgetry can consumers expect to be announced at this year’s show? Plenty of things.
Software giant Microsoft announced a series of major upgrades to its search engine, Bing, at an event in San Francisco. The upgrades are an attempt to get a larger piece of the internet search engine pie from market shareholder Google.
A patent lawsuit filed by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen has been dismissed due to its vague nature. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year against the technology giants.
The latest version of Internet Explorer is set to debut early next year with some new features in response to the uproar about the way certain websites track their users. To protect user’s privacy, the latest Internet Explorer will feature a way to block those sites from tracking users, and their information.