The browser's "weak point is already being used for targeted attacks," the Federal Office for Information Security warned, adding that the code behind the attack is freely available online and might therefore spread rapidly.Continue »
"You're invited to celebrate Windows 8," in the invite reads.
Microsoft previewed a version of Windows 8 at the BUILD conference in September 2011.
Featuring a more tablet-friendly design, Windows 8 is a complete departure from previous versions. Icons are now large tiles. There is full touch screen support and a multi-touch on-screen keyboard.
Windows 8 will come in four versions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Enterprise. Windows 7 had six versions.
Windows 8 and Window 8 Pro are for x86-64 computers and tablets, running on AMD64 or Intel 64 chips. Features of the new operating system include mail and calendar apps, Internet Explorer 10 and the option to switch between touch screen, keyboard or mouse.
Windows RT is for computers and tablets running on the ARM processor. This is a brand new addition to the Windows family, so no upgrade is available and you can't purchase the software separately. Windows RT is expected to only be available pre-installed on computers and tablets.
Windows Enterprise is the final edition of the new operating system. This version of Windows is expected to have all features of Windows 8, but integrates features for IT organization.
Makers of consumer electronics are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple's rivals are hoping that a head start on the buzz will translate into stronger sales.Continue »
(AP) Nokia and Motorola are set to show off new devices at separate events in New York on Wednesday.
The announcements will come just before Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone. Apple Inc. has an event next week in San Francisco.Continue »
Makers of consumer electronics are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple's rivals are hoping that a head start on the buzz will translate into stronger sales. Nokia and Microsoft, in particular, are trying to generate interest in a new Windows operating system out next month.Continue »
That's about to change.
This fall consumers will be able to choose from the widest-yet assortment of smartphone and tablet devices because Microsoft, a company that has been an also-ran in mobile computing for too long, has picked itself off the mat.Continue »
SkyDrive got a facelift to match Microsoft's current design aesthetics and integrate better with the newly launched Outlook.com. The new design feels more tablet-friendly, with a touch-screen user interface in mind.Continue »
Microsoft may be launching its Surface Windows RT tablet in the coming months, according to a recent report by the blog Engadget.Continue »
Most people use a form of cloud computing everyday, but the term has yet to become engrained in the mainstream lexicon.
So what the heck is cloud computing?Continue »
The software giant last night posted a job listing on its Web site seeking a marketing professional. In that posting - which now appears to be taken down - the company said that "over the next 18 months, Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, Server, Phone and Azure), Office and Xbox, along with completely new offerings like Microsoft Surface."Continue »
(CNET) Microsoft and the New York Police Department have jointly developed a data aggregation and analysis system that allows officers to tap into live video camera feeds, 911 calls, mapped crime statistics and license plate readers to fight crime.
Based on Microsoft technologies, the Domain Awareness System will be available to law enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world, with the city of New York receiving 30 percent of the revenues, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced Wednesday.Continue »
"One million people have signed up for a new, modern email experience at Outlook.com. Thanks!" @Outlook tweeted.Continue »
The email service features a clean design, integration with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, a new photo viewer, Skype calls inside the inbox and the ability to pull contacts from Facebook and LinkedIn.Continue »
"Some media stories recently have suggested Skype may be acting improperly or based on ulterior motives against our users' interests," Skype Chief Development and Operations Officer Mark Gillett wrote in a blog post today. "Nothing could be more contrary to the Skype philosophy."Continue »
(CBS News) Microsoft unveiled a preview of its popular Office suite Wednesday at a press event in San Francisco.
Among the new features is touch-screen support to better integrate with the new Windows 8, a stylus content creating feature called Inking, cloud integration via SkyDrive and professional social network Yammer.Continue »
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