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Microsoft and Makro partner up – Windows Nextbook Launches in SA

Published by on Nov 11th, 2014, 3 Comments

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We are all aware of countless technology manufacturers who we in SA have to wait many months for in order to get their latest and greatest gadgets. Microsoft are now looking to change that. Welcome “Nextbook,” the two brand new and affordable 8” and 10.1” tablets from Microsoft and Makro.

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This is Microsoft’s first (non-Nokia) Lumia

Published by on Nov 4th, 2014, 1 Comment

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As we reported previously, Microsoft has completely dropped the Nokia brand from its smartphone division. The devices will not simply be known as Microsoft Lumia devices. (more…)

Office 365 subscribers get free unlimited OneDrive storage

Published by on Oct 28th, 2014, 1 Comment

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In an interesting move, Microsoft will now be giving subscribers of Office 365 unlimited OneDrive storage space at no additional cost. The rollout will happen across the globe over the next couple of months. (more…)

Satya Nadella in hot water over sexist comments

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Microsoft’s smiling CEO, Satya Nadella, seems like a really nice guy for the most part. He seems to care about his employees, he took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and is always well spoken.

However, sometimes nice guys do something that’s not so nice and end up putting their foot in their mouth, saying something that they probably should’ve kept to themselves. This is what happened to poor old Satya last week, when his comments about gender equality in the tech industry – specifically relating to salaries – got him into quite the bubbling cauldron of angry women.

As the CEO of a mega company like Microsoft, you should know better than to publicly say stupid stuff about gender equality and women’s salaries in public.

Gender equality – or lack thereof – in the tech industry is already a very pressing issue. Big companies, like Microsoft, are frequently under the microscope, being scrutinized for their apparent inequality when it comes to gender within the company.

And now, it seems, Satya Nadella made the issue even bigger – no doubt causing somewhat of a headache for Microsoft.  (more…)

Microsoft could be launching a smartwatch in a few weeks

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments

microsoft_watchEverybody is running around trying to get a ticket aboard the smartwatch bus. It seems to be the next big thing (or has been for about a year now) for almost every tech company out there and it came as no surprise that Microsoft also has something in the works. Interestingly this isn’t Microsoft’s first effort at a smartwatch. In 2004 they introduced the Spot smartwatch which, and since I and most people out there have never heard of them, died an anonymous death around 2008. But now Microsoft wants to raise the product line from the dead… (more…)

Microsoft teaches Cortana to speak Klingon

Published by on Oct 6th, 2014, No Comments

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This probably won’t mean too much for most people, but we think this is extremely geeky and oozes awesomeness. (more…)

Microsoft’s RoomAlive turns your livingroom into a game level

Published by on Oct 6th, 2014, No Comments

Roomalive1Gone are the days where we enjoyed playing games with just a few hundred pixels of graphics. The modern gamer needs to be totally engrossed in the experience, forget 2D flat screens or even the latest HD display. Forget just one controller or even two, you need to be the controller, you need to be the character. Microsoft has over the years poured a lot of energy and money into developing the latest and greatest gaming experience (e.g. Kinect series) and now they present their latest offering in the making. IllumiRoom 2.0, now called RoomAlive pairs multiple Xbox Kinects with projectors to extend your TV onto a wall, with immersive (and hallucinogenic) effects… (more…)

Microsoft announces Windows 10! Wait, what? (video)

Published by on Oct 1st, 2014, 3 Comments

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The time many of us was waiting for has finally arrived. Microsoft today announced the new version of their iconic operating system, Windows 10.

That’s right, Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today’s official naming puts any rumors of Windows, Windows TH, Windows X, Windows One, and even Windows 9 to bed. (more…)

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