Tag Archive: Microsoft


If you use OneNote to keep all your digital stuff in one place, you’ll be excited to know that Microsoft’s note-taking app is getting an iOS 8 update today. Microsoft announced the new update on its official YouTube channel Tuesday… Read more ›

Microsoft’s $ 2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft maker Mojang might read like another “corporate behemoth swallows a beloved indie” story, but in reality this could be the best thing that ever happened to the game. The inevitable snarky reactions on Twitter… Read more ›

As Apple knows full well, it’s lonely at the top! As if the constant shots from Samsung weren’t enough, Microsoft has just unleashed a new ad pitting its Cortana virtual assistant against Apple’s Siri. The ad, for those who can’t… Read more ›

A tale of two stores: Apple vs Microsoft

Microsoft is hoping to appease Chinese workers who are unhappy about its massive layoff plans by offering them a free smartphone. Up to 300 employees can claim a free device every day, but only if they agree to resign. Microsoft recently announced plans to… Read more ›

The Apple Store on New York’s Fifth Ave has become nearly as iconic as the other shinny glass and aluminum beauties it sells, and now Microsoft is ready to take on Apple in the Big Apple with a Fifth Ave store… Read more ›

Microsoft sues Samsung for not paying up on IP use

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One of the world’s top tech companies is suing Samsung for patent violations, only this time its not Apple. Microsoft announced this afternoon that it filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the U.S. District Court of Southern District of New… Read more ›

Microsoft to cut workforce by 18,000

Microsoft is going through some major turbulence. Today it has announced major layoffs, beginning with 13,000 positions to go immediately, with a total of 18,000 expecting to find themselves out of a job sometime during 2014. The vast majority of these… Read more ›

The Pages app is the Mac word processor similar to Microsoft Word on the Windows side of things, and by default any Pages document is saved as a Pages format file with with a “.pages” file extension. Typically that’s invisible to Mac users, but if you send a Pages file to someone on a Windows … Read More

It’s easy to poke fun at Microsoft when it comes up with its own knockoff version of an Apple’s long-awaited iWatch, iPad, iPhone, iPod, or pretty much any other innovation in the company’s history. However, when it comes up with… Read more ›