Posts about Microsoft

A recent teardown of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet by iFixIt has shown that the tablet is “impossible” to upgrade or repair. The results published by the gadget-repairing company said that the Surface Pro 3 was equally difficult to repair as it’s predecessor; the Surface Pro 2. iFixIt, who have managed to successfully tear down every…

A small slip-up in the user manual of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 suggests that a Surface Mini may well be in the works. Though the announcement cannot be categorized as official, the mention of a Surface Mini has encouraged us to believe it’s existence. The user manual for the Surface Pro 3, available on…

Blackberry Messenger (BBM) will be coming to Windows Phone as early as next month. The news was confirmed by Blackberry CEO John Chen in their earnings call. BBM was exclusive to Blackberry’s for several years and is arguably the reason why they had such a large market share before the dawn of the iPhone. It…

GTA Online Heists, which was originally slated to release under the¬†I Am Not A Hipster¬†update, has been delayed by the team at Rockstar. Heists are special and more complex missions that can be carried out by players on Grand Theft Auto 5. Heists allow multiple players to come together and execute well-prepared attacks against high…

The latest update by the Unicode Consortium packs 2,834 new characters of which 250 are emojis. Unicode is one of many systems used to convert binary digital signals (1’s and 0’s) to characters you see on your screen. Unicode was drafted to be a universal code used by all manufacturers to ensure characters could be…

I’d forgive you for looking over this post the moment you saw the term ‘Internet Explorer’. For years now, it has lagged way behind competition and is by no means the popular browser it once was. Labelled as obnoxious by IT pros and terrible to use by anyone else – Microsoft are desperate to get…

Snap mode for achievements – a feature that was teases in the pre-E3 event – will allow users to check any achievements they have unlocked within a game without ever having to leave the game. This new feature will also allow users to check their game score and any progress made on achievements too. The…

I personally prefer the ergonomics of an Xbox controller over the dual shock controllers by Sony. I only ever play games like Grand Theft Auto and FIFA and so the asymmetrical positioning of the Xbox analogue sticks suite me a whole lot more. For those interested: the basic idea behind the asymmetrical analogue sticks is…

Telegram is one of the many cross-platform messaging services available to smartphone users. Similar to the market leader WhatsApp, telegram uses your data plan to send and receive messages and media. Telegram does give itself several unique selling points to try and pull in users from WhatsApp, BBM, VIber and the likes. There is an…

Instead of being compared to Apple’s iPad Air – Microsoft are comparing their third generation of the well-reviewed Surface Pro to Apple’s best-selling MacBook Air line-up. Both the Surface Pro and Pro 2 got five star reviews across the board. Both were praised for their hardware, size, weight and touch-friendly Windows operating system. They brought…

It looks like Microsoft really wants users to leave the soon-to-be outdated desktop OS. Microsoft have officially announced that support for Windows XP will be cut off on 8th April 2014, and to encourage everyone to move on from the legacy OS; have offered a $100 discount when upgrading to a new machine. There are…