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GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and Mail.Ru Users, Change Your Passwords NOW
- May 07, 2016

Around 57 million of credentials were from Mail.ru, 40 million came from Yahoo Mail, another 30 million from Microsoft Hotmail, and yet another 24 million from Gmail. Initial reports to the BBC from Mail.ru suggest that, from a sample of the records, there may not be many live email-passwords combinations in the data. (more...)
All you need to know — Microsoft Surface Phone All you need to know — Microsoft Surface Phone
- May 05, 2016

Before today's announcement , many had assumed that Microsoft would keep the free upgrade for at least this year, pushing the growth rate further. But in March, Directions on Microsoft analyst Wes Miller dismissed such talk . Preventing users from blocking Windows Store (and the UWP) could be seen as a step toward deprecating the "wild west" method of installing software that we're used to. (more...)
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st Microsoft SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st
- May 03, 2016

The newest edition of Microsoft's data management and business analytics software will deliver a few significant new features previously unavailable in older versions. The Developer edition will be a free download. The company also pointed to a newly released benchmark from Lenovo today that showcased SQL Server 2016 Enterprise running on the company's Lenovo System x2950 X6 rack server. (more...)
Expect iOS 9.3 - 9.3.1 Jailbreak to Release in June Expect iOS 9.3 - 9.3.1 Jailbreak to Release in June
- May 03, 2016

Moreover, according to reports , this prolonged wait states that jailbreak teams, such as TaiG and Pangu, are possibly going to skip creating one for iOS 9.3 and instead focus on jailbreaking iOS 9.3.2. So let's take the rumors one by one and see whether we can make anything out of it. Another site of this sort is ios-jailbreak which also says that is has a jailbreak tool, but it's not true. (more...)
Microsoft announces pre-orders available for Lumia 650 Microsoft announces pre-orders available for Lumia 650
- May 03, 2016

New data released by NetMarketShare suggests that Windows 10 is struggling to keep pace as it continues to expand its user base. The delay isn't hardware-related. That matches Windows chief Terry Myerson's comments at Build last month that Windows Phone was not a focus for the company this year, hence no discussion at the conference. (more...)
Is This the End of Microsoft's Lumia?
- May 02, 2016

However, on an adjusted basis, revenue rose 1.6% to hit $22.08 billion in the latest quarter. For the three months ending March 31, the company reported a net income of $3.7-billion on revenue of $20.53-billion, leading it to miss analyst expectations. (more...)
Microsoft stock belly-flops on earnings miss and slow revenue growth
- May 02, 2016

Microsoft's cloud platform Azure is one of the mainstays in CEO Satya Nadella's growth strategy, where the cloud platform is fighting fiercely with rivals Google and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Cloud revenue is expected to be in the range of $6.5 to $6.7 billion. The areas of revenue growth are basically a direct reflection of Microsoft repositioning itself; it'll be interesting to see if the trends continue. (more...)
Microsoft says they will not make cash donations to Republican National Convention
- May 01, 2016

In a blog post on Friday, Microsoft VP of USA governmental affairs, Fred Humphries, said that Microsoft's decision to give tech but not cash to the RNC was done last fall, and isn't a result of activist groups. Some will suggest that Microsoft should not allow their products to be used at the convention, but I view Microsoft's decision not to donate any cash to the GOP convention as a victory for those who don't want corporations funding the Republican convention. (more...)
'Mass Effect' Theme Park Attraction Opening This May: Here's Why Everyone's Excited 'Mass Effect' Theme Park Attraction Opening This May: Here's Why Everyone's Excited
- April 30, 2016

The announcement of the imminent opening of the Mass Effect attraction at the California Great America theme park comes just in time for the summer. "This combination of technology and creative video game content is sure to usher in a new wave of entertainment innovation at amusement parks". Few details have been revealed about the up-coming attraction, but fans are already divided into two groups - those hoping it will reveal information about the upcoming " Mass Effect: Andromeda " and ... (more...)
Microsoft formally announces Flow, public preview of PowerApps Microsoft formally announces Flow, public preview of PowerApps
- April 29, 2016

The cloud has afforded new levels of interconnectedness among business processes and enterprise apps, and Microsoft is hoping to take advantage of this with Flow. Like Flow, PowerApps is restricted to Microsoft's business and education users. Users can build apps such as cost estimators or e-forms quickly and easily. (more...)
Flagship Lumia phones are now FREE — Madness at Microsoft
- April 28, 2016

Company working on a Surface headset being underway hidden deep within the bowels of the company's Redmond campus. Revelations of dismal Lumia sales and the company's own failure to upgrade existing devices to Windows 10 Mobile served to increase shouts of "Windows Phone is dead". (more...)
Microsoft Has Nearly Doubled Office 365 Consumer Subscriptions in a Year Microsoft Has Nearly Doubled Office 365 Consumer Subscriptions in a Year
- April 25, 2016

This is a decline from the same quarter of the previous year, when the company posted $5.0 billion (€4.4 billion) net income and revenues of $27.1 billion (€23.9 billion). Over the past few quarters, Microsoft and other tech companies have reported significant impact from the high value of the U.S. dollar, and have offered equivalent financial figures that show what their numbers would have been had the value of foreign earnings not been eroded by this conversion. (more...)
Microsoft Lumia Smartphone Sales Down 73% In Latest Results
- April 24, 2016

Productivity and Business Processes , which includes Office software, and More Personal Computing both grew sales one percent, to $6.5bn and $9.5bn respectively. And while the company's cloud business did experience growth, it wasn't enough this quarter for Microsoft to make its numbers. A survey of two analysts showed they expected an average of $US24.8 billion. (more...)
Microsoft rolls out new programs to incent IT pros to go cloud Microsoft rolls out new programs to incent IT pros to go cloud
- April 23, 2016

What Microsoft seems to be getting at is that it, along with companies like Amazon Web Services, Google and others, have spent all this time building up cloud services, but now they're anxious that not enough people know how to use them. "With each technology transition, the role of IT professionals changes", Microsoft cloud and enterprise corporate VP Mike Neil said. By 2020, more than 1 in 3 IT positions will be cloud related. (more...)
Missing Florida teens' boat found months after being lost at sea
- April 23, 2016

The coast guard did find the teens' boat near New Smyrna Beach during its search, but when officials returned to tow it into shore a few days later, it had disappeared - taking any clues with it. Answers about just what happened to the teens, who were reportedly both experienced boaters, have remained elusive. "We just want to try to figure out what happened". (more...)
Windows 10 Mobile to support upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor Windows 10 Mobile to support upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processor
- April 20, 2016

The other Snapdragon models that will work with the platform include the MSM8994 (Snapdragon 810), MSM8992 (Snapdragon 808), MSM8952 (Snapdragon 617), MSM8909 (Snapdragon 210), MSM8208 (Snapdragon 208), MSM8996 (Snapdragon 820), MSM8953 (Snapdragon 625) and the MSM8998 (Snapdragon 830?). (more...)
Celebrity threesome couple could be named TODAY as judges rule on injunction Celebrity threesome couple could be named TODAY as judges rule on injunction
- April 18, 2016

There, Lord Justice Jackson and Lady Justice King said in their ruling that PJS met someone called AB in 2007 or 2008 and had "occasional sexual encounters starting in 2009". Guy Vassall-Adams QC, representing the Guardian and other media organisations, had argued in his written submission that the anonymised issues in the case should be reportable in the interest of open justice. (more...)
Game of Thrones Season 6: Jon Snow is dead? Siri responds!
- April 18, 2016

The Season 6 premiere episode named as " The Red Woman ", which is referred to the Melissandre. Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) issues this stern warning to the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) in the second full-length trailer for Game of Thrones season six, premiering on HBO on April 24 . (more...)
Microsoft announces Word Flow for iOS, its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone Microsoft announces Word Flow for iOS, its Windows Phone keyboard for iPhone
- April 16, 2016

Word Flow simply needs more testing, which is why it's now undergoing a closed beta. While for the moment the program still takes place with a limited number of testers, a video showing the app in action has gotten leaked to also reveal some of the exclusive features that the Word Flow keyboard is getting on iOS. (more...)
Modern Warfare 2 Briefly Appears On Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Modern Warfare 2 Briefly Appears On Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
- April 15, 2016

So many excellent titles from the past that can now be enjoyed again, or maybe for the first time by some who missed it before. Meanwhile, an unexpected leak had rumor mills running as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 " was shown in the roll. (more...)
Snapchat is now 'most important' social network among teens Snapchat is now 'most important' social network among teens
- April 15, 2016

This compared to 27 per cent who named Instagram, while Twitter equally fell in favour. From Piper's recently survey of social networks and what they mean to teens (average age of 16.5 years), it turns out Snapchat is displacing Instagram. (more...)
SpongeBob Squarepants Splatfest kicks off April 23 in Splatoon SpongeBob Squarepants Splatfest kicks off April 23 in Splatoon
- April 14, 2016

It's the Bikini Bottom battle for the ages from 15:00 CEST on Saturday 23 April until 21:00 CEST on Sunday 24 April, as Team SpongeBob SquarePants battles Team Patrick in the next Splatfest for Splatoon , only on Wii U . The winning team will receive Super Sea Snails - Nintendo notes in a press release that these are unrelated to SpongeBob's pet snail Gary - that can be used to upgrade their gear. (more...)
Microsoft tests 'Centennial' tool to port legacy Windows apps to Windows 10 Microsoft tests 'Centennial' tool to port legacy Windows apps to Windows 10
- April 11, 2016

This hasn't resulted in a quick fix for Windows Phone users however. Windows 10 just about beats it with 14.15 percent. This essentially means that for $150 (your smartphone/PC stick not included), you could essentially have a laptop on the cheap. (more...)
Star Wars: Rogue One gets first trailer Star Wars: Rogue One gets first trailer
- April 08, 2016

It sounds like it will easily be the darkest Star Wars ever, with director Gareth Edwards approaching it as a Saving Private Ryan style war movie that happens to be set in a science fiction/fantasy world. In the vein of The Force Awakens' Rey (Daisy Ridley), the new Star Wars installment features another badass female protagonist: resistance fighter Jyn Erso, played by The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones . (more...)
Xiaomi Mi5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: The Price Is Right
- April 07, 2016

This year Samsung has sold 9 million Galaxy S7 units in the starting month of its availability. Speculations are doing the rounds that the Android N Developer preview will be available for Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. (more...)