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Topic: Microsoft

Important vulnerability fix rolled out in Microsoft Office for Mac update

05/08/2012, 10:05 pm

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out updates for both the 2008 and 2011 versions of its Office for Mac software suite, most importantly bringing a fix for vulnerabilities that allowed an attacker to overwrite a computer's memory with malicious code.

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Microsoft looks to woo iCloud users with SkyDrive comparison webpage

05/07/2012, 05:05 pm

In its bid for a slice of the growing cloud computing market, Microsoft recently launched a webpage advertising the company's SkyDrive cross-platform document storage and sharing solution by highlighting the advantages it has over Apple's iCloud.

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'Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview' coming back to Landmark theaters May 11

05/04/2012, 01:05 am

A 70-minute documentary featuring interview footage with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs that was originally thought to have been lost is set to begin a run at Landmark Theatres locations in 19 cities on May 11.

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Apple's iPhone climbs to 31% share of US smartphone market

05/02/2012, 02:05 am

A new analysis claims the iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14 percent of the mobile market in the first quarter of 2012.

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Australian government questions Apple over digital content 'price gouging'

04/30/2012, 12:04 pm

The government of Australia has signed off on a parliamentary inquiry into alleged price gouging by Apple and other technology companies that sell digital content.

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Microsoft to invest $300M in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-book platform

04/30/2012, 08:04 am

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will take a $300 million stake in bookseller Barnes & Noble's digital Nook e-book business, potentially paving the way for a new spin-off company.

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One in five Macs harboring Windows malware - report

04/24/2012, 10:04 am

Windows malware is so prevalent that a new study has found it quietly present on 20 percent of Macs, dwarfing the number of Apple machines infected with actual OS X malware.

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Mostly complete 'release preview' of Windows 8 coming in June

04/24/2012, 01:04 am

Microsoft has said it will issue a "release preview" of Windows 8 in the first week of June as it prepares to launch the desktop operating system update later this year.

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Microsoft raises tablet virtualization licenses to stave off iPad threat

04/23/2012, 08:04 pm

In a bid to slow iPad adoption by enterprise customers, Microsoft has created an add-on licensing fee for tablets running virtualization programs to access Windows applications on corporate servers.

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Microsoft sells over half of its $1 billion AOL patent portfolio to Facebook

04/23/2012, 05:04 pm

Microsoft has signed a deal with Facebook to sell the social networking site $550 million worth of patents from the over $1 billion portfolio it recently acquired from AOL.

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Microsoft pulls Office 2011 SP2 AutoUpdate for Mac

04/20/2012, 10:04 pm

A little over a week after releasing an update to its Office 2011 for Mac, Microsoft has stopped pushing out auto-updates for Service Pack 2 over a flaw that corrupts identity databases in the company's Outlook mail client.

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Nokia reports $1.7 billion loss, "challenging" market for new Windows Phone 7 Lumia

04/19/2012, 11:04 am

Nokia reported net sales down 29 percent compared to the year ago quarter, along with a 1.3 billion Euro loss ($1.7 billion US) on what it called "mixed" sales of new Lumia phones running Windows Phone 7.

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Intel & Microsoft hope to push iPad's global market share under 50% in 2013

04/18/2012, 08:04 am

Both Microsoft and Intel are said to have been working closely with PC makers in hopes of pushing Apple's iPad to less than 50 percent of the global tablet market by mid-2013.

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Greenpeace slams Apple's iCloud for relying 'heavily on dirty energy'

04/17/2012, 10:04 am

A new report from Greenpeace accuses Apple of lagging behind other technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, in utilizing environmentally friendly power for its cloud-based services.

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Microsoft reveals 'Windows RT' as name of ARM-based version of Windows 8

04/16/2012, 10:04 pm

Microsoft on Monday revealed that there will be three editions of its next-generation desktop operating system: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT.

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Latest Mac trojan spreads through Microsoft Word documents

04/16/2012, 08:04 am

A new version of a backdoor trojan for Apple's OS X operating system takes advantage of an exploit in Microsoft Word to spread.

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Nokia warns of 'disappointing' smartphone sales in first half of 2012

04/11/2012, 10:04 am

Nokia on Wednesday issued a warning to investors that it was lowering its outlook for the first half of 2012 after the first quarter of the year proved "disappointing."

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Briefly: New Apple Store downtime sign; Lumia 900 free after data glitch

04/11/2012, 03:04 am

Apple's Online Store was down on Tuesday night and the company took the opportunity to roll out a new "We'll be back" sign. Also, Nokia is now offering a $100 credit on its $99 Lumia 900 flagship smartphone after a software bug affecting data connections was discovered.

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Apple's iPad projected to control 61% of tablet market in 2012

04/10/2012, 03:04 pm

New tablet sales projections from Gartner call for Apple to sell nearly 73 million iPads in 2012, and to remain the market leader through 2016.

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Facebook expected to join Apple, Google & Microsoft on Nasdaq

04/06/2012, 08:04 am

Facebook's forthcoming initial public offering is expected to be offered on the Nasdaq Stock Market, joining a host of other major technology companies like Apple, Microsoft and Google.

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