Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Reports Cloud Business Growth, Sidesteps Job Cut Questions

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft said it made a profit of $6.5 billion About $7.4 billion of the revenue came from “intelligent cloud” offerings Cloud-based products like Office 365 rose in the quarter Microsoft on Thursday reported that its quarterly earnings was lifted on the back of its shift to focusing on computing services hosted in the Internet cloud. The US technology giant ... Read More »

Work and play with Microsoft

PC Show 2017; June 1-4; Marina Bay Sands; Noon to 9pm; Free admission MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 4  Booths: Best Denki (8049), Challenger (8024), Courts (8046) and Newstead (8043) Usual Price: From S$1,088 (Surface Pen included, except for Core M model); Type Cover (S$199) sold separately. PC Show Price: Enjoy the following discounts on the Surface Pro 4, while stocks last. Purchase of Surface Pro ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Phone May Be a Foldable Smartphone, Tips Patent

Samsung is largely expected to launch its foldable device in Q3 this year, LG in Q4, and even Nokia is now tipped to launch a flexible device soon. Iin tow, Microsoft has also been granted a patent that shows its possible plans to make a flexible display smartphone. The patent reveals Microsoft is envisioning a smartphone that opens up to ... Read More »

Pegatron Reportedly Working on Trial Production of Microsoft Surface Phones

One of Apple’s major suppliers is reportedly getting ready with production trials of Microsoft’s much-anticipated Surface phone. A China-based daily claims that Taiwan-based Pegatron will start trial production of Surface smartphone. Microsoft is rumoured to launch its Surface Phone in early 2017. The report unfortunately doesn’t get into specifics of the trial production of the Surface Phone. For those unaware, ... Read More »

Microsoft Office Apps for Android Will Be Officially Supported on Chrome OS

Google’s fast-growing Chrome OS recently got the ability to run Android apps, adding a huge breadth of apps to the platform. However, apparently there were some Chromebooks that were not compatible with Microsoft Office apps for Android. Now, Microsoft has clarified that these are teething issues and every Chromebook will soon be able to run Office apps for Android without ... Read More »

Chrome 54 Uses Microsoft Optimisation for Faster Startup, Load Times on Windows

  Google is ramping up its efforts to make its widely used Chrome browser faster. With this mind, Google has announced the integration of Microsoft’s Profile Guided Optimisation to make Chrome up to 15 percent faster on Windows. This new integration realises which functions on Chrome are used most often, and which aren’t. PGO then gives more leverage to the ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Phone Shown in Live Photos; Tipped to Feature Intel Processor

It has long been rumoured that Microsoft is working on the Surface Phone. This year has seen many reports ranging from the Surface Phone’s alleged specifications to renders showing possible design language. On Friday, some images of the Surface Phone were posted by trusted tipster @evleaks. The designs were posted on Twitter with Evan Blass tweeting “powered by a laptop-class ... Read More »

Microsoft to Discontinue Lumia Phones This December: Report

There was a time when Microsoft couldn’t stop talking about the innovation it was trying to bring to the smartphone market with its Lumia devices. The company believed that the line-up, tagged with its mobile platform, could compete with the likes of Apple and Google. However, things seem to have not gone according to the company’s plans. Latest reports now ... Read More »

Microsoft Wants Developers to Report Edge Bugs on Twitter

Every software application out there isn’t without its own set of bugs and issues. And it is important to report these bugs so that developers can improve their apps. Microsoft understands that there needs to be a faster, easier way to do this and what’s easier than sending out a simple tweet? The company is now allowing Web developers to ... Read More »

Microsoft Says It’s ‘Almost Ready’ With Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

Microsoft is busy working round the clock to have its Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update ready for rollout. The update for Windows 10 PCs and tablets started rolling out from August 2 while the Windows 10 Mobile rollout is still expected. To allay concerns of a delay, head of the Windows Insider Program, Dona Sarkar, announced the team is “laser-focused” ... Read More »