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Microsoft on World's Most Ethical Companies list 5 years running | On MSFT

Today, the Ethisphere Institute released its annual list of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Microsoft is included on the list for the 5th year in …

Forget Windows, the most vulnerable operating systems in 2014 were Mac OS X and iOS | On MSFT

According to a new report from GFI, an average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from the National …

Microsoft to launch Windows 10 powered flagship Smartphone in May

NEW YORK: Microsoft is back under spotlight once again after introducing some of the features of its next version of Windows and the web browser that …

Windows 10

Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft

A year is a long time in technology, but the past 12 months has seen one of the most surprising and exciting shake-ups in recent history: Microsoft and Google have swapped places.<p>In my opinion this is the current situation. In 2015 Satya Nadella led Microsoft has become a progressive, open, web …

Microsoft quietly buries Scroogled site

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Microsoft’s much maligned “Scroogled” campaign is finally, completely dead, apparently. Winbeta spotted that …

Sorry, Satya: No One Will Ever Love Windows Until You Fix This Problem

I was so excited to hear Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella voice my “mobile first, cloud first, Windows best” mantra during his appearance at the Windows …

Microsoft Acquires Text Analysis Service Equivio

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Equivio, a text analytics service for legal and compliance that uses machine-learning techniques to identify documents relevant to their legal and compliance needs. Microsoft plans to use Equivio’s eDiscover and information governance tools to improve …

Security experts weigh in on Microsoft-Google security vulnerability disclosure | On MSFT

In December, WinBeta reported on Microsoft bug found by a Google researched named “forshaw.” Yesterday, the first Patch Tuesday of 2015, Microsoft …

Information Security

Microsoft chastises Google for disclosing Windows 8.1 security hole prior to patch

Microsoft is publicly criticizing Google for releasing details about a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 two days before the Redmond company was …

Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8

Apple's caught plenty of flack for continuing to sell iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of storage in 2014, and just as much for the amount of storage needed to upgrade to iOS 8, two things that a pair of customers from Florida are suing the company over. In a legal complaint filed yesterday in …

Google publishes Windows vulnerability despite no fix from Microsoft

Google has openly published a Windows 8.1 vulnerability that allows low-level users to gain administrator privileges. The security flaw was revealed earlier this week despite one big problem: there's still no fix from Microsoft. As such, the elevated privileges vulnerability remains a legitimate …

Microsoft Is More Valuable Than Google By A Whopping $38 Billion

Google builds self-driving cars and serves as the Internet's go-to destination for anything you could hope to learn. Microsoft makes mobile phones …

Camera head to head: Lumia 930/1520 versus Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact (+1020)

The wildcard is, of course, and no matter what the blinkered folk at DxO Mark say, the current best camera phone in the world, the Nokia Lumia 1020. …

Camera head to head: Nokia Lumia 1020 versus Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Writers's note: Obviously, there are software tricks that each device can do that are beyond the scope of this feature - mainly on the iPhone side, …

Now Windows Phone has a digital wallet that works where Apple Pay does

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Apple Pay may be dominating the mobile wallet headlines, but now Windows Phone users can start making …

Microsoft on the Apple attack again with Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 ad

I've actually seen the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, and it is a remarkable laptop computer. Marginally slimmer than a MacBook Air, available in a striking …

Lenovo Yoga

Microsoft's Bing beats Google to emoji search

Microsoft today added emoji support to Bing, allowing users to search using the characters and get back results based on their semantic meaning. The feature has been added to Bing search in all English markets, both on desktop and mobile.<p>For those who have never used emoji before, they are small …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

Some early Apple Pay users hit with duplicate charges

Large-scale consumer launches are rarely perfect, and Apple Pay isn't proving to be an exception. Plenty of people using Apple's mobile payments feature over the last few days have reported successful results. We tried it ourselves around New York City and found that it largely works just as Apple …

Private mailmen are mapping Brazil's slums by hand because Google Maps can't

Handwritten algorithm gives addresses to the uncharted, for a monthly fee<p>Over 11 million people in Brazil, about 6 percent of the country's total population, live in slums of cities called <i>favelas</i>, according to the latest census figures. Among the myriad challenges that arise in these dense, …

The Macworld Expo is shutting down

The place where the first iPhone debuted is no more<p>After deciding to shut down its print magazine and lay off most of its online staff, IDG is hitting pause on its annual gathering where big products like the first iPhone were once unveiled. Of course that stopped when Apple pulled out of its …

Switching? Here is how to transfer your Gmail Contacts to Outlook.com

First, log into your Google contacts page. Similarly, you can log into Gmail, then click Gmail in the upper-left corner above the Compose button and …

Windows Phone continues to show slow (but steady) sales growth in Europe at 9.2%

Kantar Worldpanel has released their latest smartphone sales numbers for the month August 2014. The report mostly focuses on the continued growth of …

DGiT Daily - DGiT

Facebook data breach may have included private Messenger chats<p>Derrek Leigh20 hours ago<p>The fire just keeps growing.<p>Uber steps into bike sharing with …

Microsoft earned $1 billion from Samsung Android patent licensing last year

Redmond makes a lot of money from Google software<p>Microsoft has a vast number of Android patent licensing agreements with device makers worldwide, but a Samsung court case has put a figure on exactly how much money the software giant makes from Android. Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in …

Following Bose sponsorship deal, NFL bans Beats headphones during broadcasts

Many athletes pump themselves up before game time by slipping on a pair of headphones and cranking up the volume on their favorite songs. But players may need to make a change to that routine, at the behest of the NFL and its new sponsor, Bose. According to <i>Recode</i>, the NFL has banned players and …