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Is this Microsoft's rumoured Surface Phone?
- June 01, 2016

For IT pros supporting Remote Desktop Services on the Windows Server platform, Microsoft noted in February that it now updates three Knowledge Base articles on a regular basis to list all of its Remote Desktop Services updates. Mac is looking better and better. Moreover, at one point, some PC owners complained. And if not, why not? Yet many readers said that the checker failed to identify issues before installing the upgrade. (more...)
Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade
- June 01, 2016

Microsoft said the Windows 10 release had been smooth, but that there were bound to be some issues among the millions of devices running the system, given the complex ecosystem of PC hardware and accessories. But those options were slowly but surely hidden in the interface. Your only option is to knowingly pressing the red "X". Another reader, James Bass, said Windows 10 took apart two Toshiba laptops "piece by piece". (more...)
Microsoft to end smartphone business?
- May 29, 2016

While Microsoft is yet to confirm this, a Finnish union representative has indicated that this move would put an end to the development of new phones. Back in 2013, when Microsoft purchased Nokia's Devices and Services business, the company promised to invest $250 million in a data center located in Finland that was specifically meant to provide services to European customers. (more...)
Gorilla drags boy through moat in Cincinnati zoo
- May 29, 2016

The 17-year-old male gorilla was shot and killed by the zoo's unsafe response team after they deemed the situation to be "life-threatening". There has been outrage from animal rights campaigners, but Mr Maynard said a tranquilliser would not have worked quickly enough. (more...)
Windows Phones to Receive New Updates From Windows 10 Upgrades
- May 28, 2016

Clicking the red cross on the right hand corner of the pop-up box now activates the upgrade instead of closing the box. Nick Parker, speaker for Windows is taking the initiative to speak to over 100,000 different industry partners on June the 1st, where Parker will discuss exactly how Windows 10 will change the way that people use their smartphones. (more...)
Microsoft to quit mobile phone design, manufacturing: Finnish newspaper Microsoft to quit mobile phone design, manufacturing: Finnish newspaper
- May 27, 2016

How? Here is how Microsoft is using all the dirty tricks available, to make you download Windows 10 even if you would not like it. (NASDAQ:MSFT) continued to struggle as the Windows 10 Mobile failed to entice enough users and for the first time in the company's history, Windows Phone market share fell to less than 1 percent. (more...)
Windows Phone - another nail in the coffin Windows Phone - another nail in the coffin
- May 25, 2016

The decline in sales from the same period previous year was mostly driven by slowing demand for Microsoft's Lumia devices, as the company lacked technological innovation and jaw-dropping products. It is a good idea to store the executable file in a folder where you can easily locate it in the future, should you need to change the 'automatic updates' setting on your Windows computer. (more...)
9-inch Surface tablet hinted with Windows 10 mobile change
- May 23, 2016

The company has now been working on coming out with even bigger updates and upgrades for their devices , and are currently working on updating the Windows 10 Mobile OS for the users of the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Microsoft has updated the minimum hardware requirements for its Windows 10 Mobile platform , allowing the OS to be installed on devices with screen-size up to 9-inches. (more...)
Microsoft sells Nokia feature phone business
- May 22, 2016

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016. Nokia has signed an exclusive 10-year licensing deal with Finnish company HMD Global Oy to create Nokia-branded phones and tablets, manufactured by a subsidiary of Taiwan's Foxconn. (more...)
Microsoft leaves feature-phone business as Nokia moves back in, sort of
- May 22, 2016

After Microsoft sold its phone business to FIH Mobile and HMD Global for just $350 million, Nokia has announced that it will license its brand and intellectual property to HMD Global. "Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Nokia brand in an industry where Nokia remains a truly iconic name", comments Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia Technologies. (more...)
Microsoft to offload feature phone business in £240m deal
- May 22, 2016

Nokia is back. The Finnish company has reentered the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis, now that Microsoft's control of its name has ended. HMD's CEO will be former Nokia and Microsoft Mobile Devices executive Arto Nummela, and Nokia will have a place on HMD's board of directors. The latest Nokia, the Nokia N1 tablet was built by Foxconn together with Nokia. (more...)
Wow! Nokia to re-enter mobile, tablet market
- May 18, 2016

HMD and Nokia Technologies have signed an agreement with FIH to establish a collaboration framework to support the building of a global business for Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets. In the press release , Microsoft mentioned the following statement regarding the future of Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia hardware. Earlier, Nokia and Foxconn had partnered to create the N1 tablet. (more...)
Microsoft slides point to a release date for Windows 10 Anniversary Update Microsoft slides point to a release date for Windows 10 Anniversary Update
- May 18, 2016

For updates released after April 2016, Microsoft will also produce monthly rollups of non-security updates, for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Security bulletins will continue to link directly to the updates, but will point to the packages on the Microsoft Update Catalog instead of the Microsoft Download Center. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors
- May 15, 2016

The Surface Pro 4 is designed in such a way to enable it to run cooler. Given the anticipated enhancement via Redstone 2, the report claimed in its gathered rumors that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 model would be the "best way to showcase" of how "compelling" Windows 10 would eventually become. (more...)
Will It Carry New Processor?
- May 15, 2016

Microsoft has been emphasizing their 3rd party OEM business and have been concentrating on the business and enterprise segment for Windows Mobile delivery, rather than the consumer segment which the feature phone business represents. However, with this new Windows 10 Mobile OS update, it is expected that things are going to improve soon. Xbox One players will also find these Windows 10 powered smartphone convenient and if all of those are not enough to convince you that the Microsoft Lumia ... (more...)
Preakness 2016: Early Contenders to Watch on Nyquist's Triple Crown Bid
- May 15, 2016

Shoot, it felt like we won the Derby. So we kept kind of the same routine and got him over here early. "The people that were surrounding Nyquist are a lot more mature". Nyquist improved to 8-0 after winning by 1/4 lengths at Churchill Downs. Nyquist the horse also was active on Twitter . Also possible are third-place Derby finisher Gun Runner, who was beaten by 4 1/2 lengths, and Suddenbreakingnews , who was fifth. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review and Specifications Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Review and Specifications
- May 14, 2016

Furthermore, other interesting features include an iris scanner for additional security and a 5.8-inch Quad HD display with 1440 x 2560 pixels. Both the Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 will sport a metal unibody and will be about 6 to 7 mm thick. (more...)
All-new 2017 Jeep Wrangler spied All-new 2017 Jeep Wrangler spied
- May 13, 2016

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler, which is expected to make an appearance in 2018 will reportedly have a new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. Initial deployment in the Wrangler makes sense, given FCA's need to put greater emphasis on fuel economy for the model as part of an upcoming redesign. (more...)
Unlikely Rumor Claims Microsoft Surface Book 2 Could Launch Next Month Unlikely Rumor Claims Microsoft Surface Book 2 Could Launch Next Month
- May 10, 2016

Do you think Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be better than Apple iPad Pro 2? Now, here's what is currently known about Microsoft Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 release date, specs and rumors. The Surface Book 2 is likely to arrive in different configurations along with varied price tags. Microsoft however shall be waiting for the Kaby Lake series of processors (Intel's 7th generation i5 and i7 processors ) that shall be featuring 4nm Fin FET technology's much higher performance in comparison to ... (more...)
Microsoft Edge users can now block advertising with AdBlock Plus
- May 09, 2016

Microsoft has been criticised by users for an aggressive Windows 10 upgrade campaign, using frequent pop-ups and even installing Windows 10 components in the background for users who haven't opted in to get them onto the new operating system. (more...)
Cheat sheet: Should you upgrade to Windows 10? Cheat sheet: Should you upgrade to Windows 10?
- May 09, 2016

The software giant hasn't yet provided details on how exactly users running Windows with assistive technologies can take advantage of the free offer, but it promised to release more information in the coming weeks. Even in a local aspect, we see a lot of users migrating to Windows 10 , thus proving that the Operating System is indeed popular. Considering that Windows 7 and 8.1 have already aged through the years, Microsoft continues to encourage all Windows users to upgrade to Windows ... (more...)
AdBlock and AdBlock Plus now available for Microsoft Edge AdBlock and AdBlock Plus now available for Microsoft Edge
- May 08, 2016

The extensions were first noticed to be available on the Windows Store by the Twitter user, WalkingCat (@h0x0d). Once the extensions have been downloaded and installed, make sure you restart Edge and check the extensions area to make sure everything is working correctly. (more...)
HP Unveils New Pavilion All-In-One Desktop PC Featuring Ultra-Thin Bezels HP Unveils New Pavilion All-In-One Desktop PC Featuring Ultra-Thin Bezels
- May 07, 2016

Choice of the latest Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium or up to the 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processors subject to model. Accompanying the x360 in HP's new mobile computing offerings is the HP Pavilion laptop, with model available with 15.6-inch and 14-inch screens - but up to 22 percent thinner than HP's previous laptop offering. (more...)
Drake 'Views From The 6' Download Drake 'Views From The 6' Download
- May 07, 2016

The same mood and theme is echoed later in the album in "Still Here", another track where Drake brags about his success. His single, meanwhile, " One Dance " has smashed the UK's one-week streaming record, according to figures from the UK's Official Charts Company. (more...)
Xbox One backwards compatibility update for May 2016 Xbox One backwards compatibility update for May 2016
- May 07, 2016

All the games except Runner2 are old games, with the youngest being from 1994 and the oldest, DIGDUG, is from 1982 which makes it a 34 year old game. Fans of fast-paced 2D sidescrollers are going to be gravitating to Sonic and Knuckles and Runner 2, and Xbox One gamers who aren't quite satisfied by Killer Instinct at the moment may want to take a look at Samurai Showdown II. (more...)