Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

Microsoft OneDrive: Let us clarify, when we said “unlimited storage”, we didn’t really mean “unlimited storage”

// November 3rd, 2015 // No Comments » // Internet

Just when I assumed the era of goofy Microsoft business moves was over, they go and do it again. Yesterday Microsoft announced that they were doing away with their unlimited OneDrive storage option. According to Microsoft, some users had abused the “limit” by storing “entire moving collections and DVR recordings”.

Windows 10 – rough around the edges but the future looks bright!

// July 29th, 2015 // No Comments » // Operating Systems

Gotta give props to Microsoft – they did well with Windows 10 both in terms of the design and implementation of the OS and especially the unique rollout via Windows update. I’s obvious that Win10 is going to be a spectacular OS in the future. Why are my comments so forward looking? Because Windows 10, […]

Are Wild Neutron’s latest attacks related to the zero-day exploit(s) in Hacking Team’s drop?

// July 10th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Both Kaspersky and Symantec released reports this week pointing out the increase in attacks by Wild Neutron (aka Jripbot, Morpho, or Butterfly). WN had gone mostly dormant (or undetected?) since 2013 after hitting Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft using zero-day Java exploits (seeded in the hacked forums of various websites) and the OSX/Pintsized Mac OS […]

Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away – more bonehead business moves during OneDrive rollout

// February 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Internet

Just when you think Microsoft won’t shoot themselves in the foot any longer – they do it again. Today they rolled out OneDrive, their replacement (or revamp) for their cloud storage product, SkyDrive, with a special offer for 100GB of free drive space while neglecting to mention that after a year the user must pay […]

Get ready to waste hours finding hidden Easter-eggs in Microsoft’s new mind-blowing Gigapixel interactive Seattle image

// January 28th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Get ready to spend mindless (but fun) hours exploring Microsoft’s new GIGAPIXEL interactive image of Seattle. Why would a picture of Seattle be so much fun? For one, the interactive hi-def image is a mind-boggling 20,000 megapixel super high-resolution 360-degree panorama of Seattle integrated with humorous, hidden Easter-egg shots of local artists. The result is […]

Microsoft leads charge to curtail government surveillance of citizen’s Internet activity

// December 9th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Microsoft is leading the charge in calling for governments around the world to use secret surveillance of Internet users only in accordance with specific, define legal processes. Microsoft, who counts amongst its allies AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yahoo, referred specifically to allegations against the United States that were revealed by former NSA […]

Microsoft, stop already – you’re embarrassing yourself – MS gives away RT tablet keyboard for free

// June 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

I can’t say I don’t appreciate the gesture but more to the point, I don’t appreciate getting price-gouged to begin with. When Microsoft introduced the Windows RT Tablet, they must have felt like they could charge anything they like and people would come running. And to further poke its customers in the face, they introduced […]

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom – may be the beginning of a fascinating augmented reality system

// January 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom is a fascinating proof-of-concept home entertainment/video gaming system from Microsoft Research. It augments the area surrounding a television screen with projected visualizations to enhance the traditional living room entertainment experience providing the viewer an almost surreal 3D surround type effect. IllumiRoom uses a Kinect for Windows camera and a entertainment projector to capture […]

Microsoft discontinues Expression Blend suite of products – rolls Blend into Visual Studio 2012

// December 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Programming

With professional developers using hardcore design tool such as Visual Studio and web page designers shifting to CMS solutions such as WordPress, the demand for Expression ha been ever-fading away. As such, Microsoft has announced that it is phasing out its Expression design tool suite. Expression Design and Expression Web are being dropped entirely while […]

Internet Explorer vulnerability allows tracking of mouse movement even if browser is minimized

// December 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

A new vulnerability has just gone public and allows hackers to track the mouse movements of Internet Explorer users. Potentially malicious advertisers could insert code into their ads which would allow them to track the cursor movements of any computer displaying their ad from within Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is reported to exist in versions […]

Microsoft announces pricing for the x86 version (Windows 8 Pro) of their Surface tablet

// November 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

One month after the Surface RT hit the market, Microsoft today announced pricing for the x86 version of their Surface tablet. In January, Surface with Windows 8 Pro will be available in two versions: a 64GB version for $899 and a 128GB version for $999 and of course, both will run all current Windows 7 […]

It only took 20 years but Microsoft has recognized Steven Sinofsky was not a “team player” – Windows President exits Microsoft

// November 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Operating Systems

In a move strikingly similar to Apple’s recent departure of Scott Forstall, Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows and Windows Live Division, is leaving Microsoft reportedly for “his failure to be a team player”. The “ousting” (the company says the departure was mutual but the abruptness of the announcement might suggests otherwise) comes after the release […]

Microsoft introduces real-time natural language processing technology that translates other languages using speaker’s own voice [VIDEO]

// November 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Microsoft introduced a voice language translation service that is leaps and bounds beyond what we would have thought possible with natural language interfaces. In the demonstration video, you see the translation machine understanding English words and transcribing them to text as he speaks. Then they demo the words being translated into Mandarin Chinese (a remarkable […]

Microsoft sells out of Surface RT tablets (for real?) – here are the specs

// October 22nd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

This seems to be the new corporate way of proclaiming that their devices are so popular that they can’t keep them in stock. We do not know how many pre-launch Surface RT units were available but we do know that Microsoft has run through all of their pre-launch supplies and are now directing customers to […]

Microsoft fails to build suspense by delaying IE 10 release for Win7 platform – decides to release it anyway

// October 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Internet

In the “yawn, nobody really cares” segment of our news, Microsoft has confirmed that Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 is still in the works. It’s been nearly a year and half since Microsoft released a test build of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 and during that time, MS has refused to acknowledge when, […]

Microsoft Xbox Music, streaming music service, launching to compete against Pandora, Spotify and iTunes

// October 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

Microsoft is launching a new music service, to coincide with the Windows 8 launch, that will include streaming music, paid subscription models, and a music store. It will appear on Xbox 360 and Windows 8 PCs, laptops, and phones. The service will be rolled out to other platforms (iOS, Android, and a web-based version) at […]