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Mango and Microsoft celebrate launch of app with R 1 flights

Published by on May 7th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Low cost airline Mango this week launched its third app, this time for all devices operating Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. In celebration of the app launch, the airline has made Windows exclusive fares available from R 1 for a limited time.

Mango was the first African airline to offer a mobi-site and apps allowing bookings, payment and flight management on the go. The Mango app is available for download in all app stores for Android, Apple, Blackberry and Windows 8.1 devices. (more…)

Microsoft releases Office 2016 Preview

Published by on May 5th, 2015, No Comments

Office20162015 will be a big year for Microsoft. This statement has been reiterated within most presentations at the company’s annual Build developers conference. They have been working hard to gain customer feedback for all major products that are scheduled for a launch later this year.

Microsoft has already pushed Windows 10 technical previews alongside the Windows 10 mobile previews over the past couple of months. Now its time for another major Microsoft service to show us what it has up its sleeve… (more…)

Microsoft making two high-end Lumias for Windows 10

Published by on May 5th, 2015, 7 Comments

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One of our biggest gripes with Windows Phone over the years have been that there aren’t enough flagship devices. Very few OEMs came on-board, something Microsoft spent years trying to remedy to no avail.

There are many hardcore Windows Phone fans out there and they almost never got anything blisteringly fast to sink their teeth into. At last, though, Microsoft appears to be catering to that need for speed. The two rumoured devices are codenamed Cityman and Talkman, for Windows 10. (more…)

Latest news from Microsoft Build 2015 conference

Published by on Apr 30th, 2015, No Comments

microsoftThe 2015 Microsoft Build developers conference started yesterday and is currently in full swing. Yesterday Microsoft offered fresh details on its vision of Windows 10 as one operating system that consumers will use across PCs, smartphones, tablets, and the Xbox One game console.

The conference is broken down into key presentation segments that look at Windows 10 as an OS, the Office suit as well as all of Microsoft’s side projects like the HoloLens. Read on to get a recap of announcements made on day 1… (more…)

Microsoft Band launches in the UK

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Just days ahead of the release of Apple’s premier wearable, Microsoft has seen fit to launch its wrist-worn Band in the United Kingdom.

The wearable, praised for its fitness-tracking accuracy and multitude of sensors while at the same time criticised for its unattractive appearance, is available for purchase from the Microsoft store at only £169.99 – nearly half the price of Apple’s upcoming premium wristwatch.

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Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Still running Windows Server 2003? In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life (EOL) for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.

If you’re wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New threats won’t be addressed and your WS2003 systems will become a security risk and compliance nightmare.

See the full explanation from Microsoft below: (more…)

Microsoft brings over-the-air TV to Xbox One in the US

Published by on Apr 8th, 2015, No Comments

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Just weeks after Sony released its own TV streaming service – PlayStation Vue – Microsoft has fired back with an announcement that the Xbox One will now be capable of over-the-air TV streaming, once paired with two small accessories.

Xbox One users in North America – the United States and Canada – are now able to download over-the-air content from popular networks such as CBS, FOX and NBC without a cable subscription.

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Microsoft unveils ‘Project Spartan’ browser

Published by on Apr 1st, 2015, No Comments

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In the latest build of Windows 10 Technical Preview – which was seeded to developers today – Microsoft included a copy (the first public reveal) of its Internet Explorer replacement – a brand new browser under the working name ‘Project Spartan’.

The new ‘Spartan’ browser is an initiative from the Redmond firm to curb the years of flack the company suffered with the unpopular Internet Explorer. Spartan features a new UI as well as new ways to interact with the web.

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