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End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

In this Nov. 8 2001, file photo, workers install a 10-story Windows XP banner on a hotel near the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP.  AP

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tech Tips: Your risks and options with Windows XP

In this Oct. 25, 2006 file photo, an upgrade edition of the Microsoft Corp. Windows XP Professional computer operating system is on display at a CompUSA store in Tukwila, Wash. On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its still popular Windows XP. With an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the data of major financial institutions to the identities of everyday people in danger if they don’t find a way to upgrade soon. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven’t been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 percent of Windows PCs in the workplace are running XP. Consumers tend to be even slower in upgrading.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.  AFP

Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries

Xbox-One

Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Microsoft releases OneNote for Macs, makes it free

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.  AFP

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software’s users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Android tops as tablets go mainstream—report

People gather at the Samsung booth at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.  AP

Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

It’s no game: Xbox-sensor guards Korean border

South Korean soldiers patrol along a military fence near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on April 26, 2013. Microsoft's movement-recognition Kinect software has morphed from virtual shooter gaming to the real-life challenge of guarding the world's last Cold War border. The sensor allowing hands-free play on the Xbox is the basis for a security device now deployed along the demilitarised zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea, after being adapted by a South Korean programmer. AFP/JUNG YEON-JE

Microsoft’s movement-recognition Kinect software has morphed from virtual shooter gaming to the real-life challenge of guarding the world’s last Cold War border.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Gates steps down as Microsoft chairman, new CEO named

Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates. AFP

Microsoft said Tuesday that founder Bill Gates was stepping down as chairman to become a technology adviser to the tech giant as Indian-born Satya Nadella was named chief executive officer.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Mac’ turns 30 in changing computer world

Screengrab from http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/imac

Decades before changing the world with iPhones and iPads, Apple transformed home computing with the Macintosh.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft launches software for customer handling

Vincent Poncet, Microsoft Technical Solution Specialist for Dynamics CRM, shows to the media how Dynamics CRM works on a tablet running on Windows 8. The customer management software is also available on iOS and Android operating systems. Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

International technology company Microsoft has released its latest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software that helps businesses to organize and keep track of their customers using any mobile device.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

New consoles, online games to keep market soaring to 2017

A picture taken on November 29, 2013 in a Parisian store shows the joystick of the new Sony Playstation 4 video game console (PS4).  AFP

The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Review: Xbox One a great game player and more

This Aug. 28, 2013 file photo, the Microsoft Xbox One console is on display at the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas. At a recent demonstration of the Xbox One during the first week of November, the successor to the popular Xbox 360 which is set for release Nov. 22, 2013, required several commands to be duplicated in order to pop up on screen. AP

What is the Xbox One? If you’re a video-game aficionado, you know the answer, it’s Microsoft’s latest game console, and it arrives in North America and Europe on Friday. To gamers, Xbox means cutting-edge adventures such as “Halo” and “Gears of War,” and well as the brand that brought online competition to the masses through Xbox Live.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Nokia shareholders vote on Microsoft deal

Shareholders attend the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Nokia Corporation, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at the Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland. AP

Shareholders of Nokia are meeting in Helsinki to vote on the company’s plans to sell its ailing cell-phone division and portfolio of patents and services to Microsoft Corp. for €5.4 billion ($7.2 billion).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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