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Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack Skype Finally Restores Blog After Attack
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Last week, Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread an anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. On Monday, Skype finally announced that its blog is back and …

Microsoft Upgrades The Surface Pro 2′s CPU Microsoft Upgrades The Surface Pro 2′s CPU
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Late last year, Microsoft revamped its Surface tablet line with the launch of the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The Surface 2 received the biggest changes, but the Surface Pro 2 also received a slight bump in specs. …

Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft
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When was the last time you really cared about Microsoft or its products? It was probably when you first bought a Windows XP desktop or laptop during the PC revolution of the late 90s/early 2000s. At that time, you were …

Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email

Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised on Wednesday, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread its anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. Back in the summer, leaked slides from the NSA came out …

Should Apple Move On From Google Search? Should Apple Move On From Google Search?
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Could Apple take on Google in search? Apple has been making some rather interesting moves of late, and some of them are search-related, and lead one to wonder if Apple could legitimately give the search giant a run for its …

Microsoft Senior Manager Charged With Insider Trading Microsoft Senior Manager Charged With Insider Trading
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced that Microsoft Senior Manager Brian Jorgenson has been charged with insider trading. Jorgenson is accused of using confidential information about Microsoft to influence stock trades. The SEC believes that Jorgenson leaked …

Ryse: Son Of Rome Gets Its First Batch Of DLC Ryse: Son Of Rome Gets Its First Batch Of DLC

It was revealed last month that Ryse: Son of Rome would continue the proud tradition of games selling DLC season passes before it even comes out. We’re not even a month out from the Xbox One’s launch and we’re now …

Microsoft to Release Documentaries on Xbox Consoles Microsoft to Release Documentaries on Xbox Consoles

At Microsoft’s big Xbox One announcement this summer, the company chose to focus on its new console as a multimedia machine and heavily promoted the use of the device to watch TV. Though Microsoft’s marketing message has shifted slightly toward …

Windows Phone 8 Gets Xbox Video, Xbox Music Today Windows Phone 8 Gets Xbox Video, Xbox Music Today

Are you a Windows Phone 8 user that desperately needs official Microsoft apps for everything in your life? Well, the last two holdouts – video and music – are finally getting official apps. Microsoft announced today that Xbox Video is …

Marvel Characters Coming To Minecraft On Xbox 360 Marvel Characters Coming To Minecraft On Xbox 360

Minecraft on consoles will always be considered the inferior experience thanks to a lack of mods. That doesn’t mean console players get no customization options though. In fact, the Xbox 360 version of the game has received plenty of DLC, …

Here’s What’s Going On With The Microsoft CEO Situation Here’s What’s Going On With The Microsoft CEO Situation

As you’re probably aware, Microsoft announced back in the summer that CEO Steve Ballmer would be stepping down after another twelve months. The company’s Board of Directors would begin a search for his replacement. The company has now given an …

Bing And OneNote Can Work Together To Help You Learn How To Cook Bing And OneNote Can Work Together To Help You Learn How To Cook

Back in November, Microsoft released a new version of OneNote for Windows 8 devices with a heavy focus on sharing. While one could say the main focus was sharing OneNote content across multiple devices, the Bing team enabled sharing between …

Can SmartGlass Make Xbox One Games Better? Can SmartGlass Make Xbox One Games Better?

In 2012, Microsoft introduced SmartGlass for Xbox 360 to the world. It was Microsoft’s foray into the second screen gaming experience that Nintendo kicked off with the Wii U a year prior. Unlike Nintendo’s console, however, Microsoft would let you …

Sony Says PS4 Was Best Selling Console In November Sony Says PS4 Was Best Selling Console In November

Last month, we were treated to the release of two next gen consoles – the PS4 and Xbox One. Both consoles sold their fair share of units, but Sony says it came out on top. Sony announced via its PlayStation …

Bing Updates Satori With New Info, Including TED Talks Bing Updates Satori With New Info, Including TED Talks
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Did you ever want to know if a prominent person has ever given a TED talk just at a glance? Well, thanks to Bing’s new Satori upgrades, you can. Bing announced today that its Satori technology (think Google’s Knowledge Graph) …

Microsoft Adds New Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com In Hopes Of Stealing Away Users Microsoft Adds New Gmail Import Feature To Outlook.com In Hopes Of Stealing Away Users
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Microsoft announced a new feature for Outlook.com aimed at making it easier for users to import their Gmail accounts. As you may know, much of Microsoft’s “Scroogled” efforts have slung mud at Gmail, in hopes of gaining more Outlook.com users. …

Xbox One Sales Hit 2 Million In 18 Days Xbox One Sales Hit 2 Million In 18 Days

Earlier this month, Sony announced that its newly released PS4 console had already hit 2.1 million units sold in just 18 days. The sell through rate was unprecedented for a new console, and many waited to see if Microsoft could …

Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal Yahoo Is Getting 31% Of Its Revenue From Microsoft Deal

The relationship between Yahoo and Microsoft has been a little rocky this year, but it has come out that the “Search Alliance” between the two companies is generating as much as 31% of Yahoo’s revenue. The SEC reportedly sent letters …

Microsoft Updates Photosynth With New 3D Imagery Features Microsoft Updates Photosynth With New 3D Imagery Features
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Back in 2006, Microsoft introduced a new way to view pictures with photosynth – an application that converts photographs into explorable 3D environments. Since then, the application has received numerous updates with today being one of the biggest updates to …

Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance Internet Giants Urge U.S. To Reform Government Surveillance
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AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have joined together to urge the U.S. government to reform government surveillance laws and practices. The companies have set up a website called Reform Government Surveillance, where they outline five principles, …

Windows 7 May Have Left Retail, But It’s Still Alive In PCs Windows 7 May Have Left Retail, But It’s Still Alive In PCs

Are you looking for a new Windows PC, but don’t want to get into Windows 8? Well, you’re out of luck if you were hoping to find a copy of Windows 7 through retail as Microsoft stopped selling individual copies …