Microsoft’s Patent power-grab

So, Microsoft spent over a billion dollars to out-bid Google on a bunch of patents from AOL. But WHY? AOL isn’t exactly a major player in the game anymore and the bulk of their patents haven’t been put into practical use for years. Many in the industry are assuming that Microsoft did it out of […]

Can Microsoft’s SkyDrive compete with iCloud?

There are many competitors to Apple’s iCloud – Amazon’s Cloud Drive, Box.net, DropBox, Microsoft’s SkyDrive and SugarSync. Microsoft’s SkyDrive has unique advantage to grow more in the coming days. It can make great strides if it can offer a perfect platform that offer user friendly features plus skin that make the usage of SkyDrive not […]

Google, Apple & Microsoft agree on Universal Privacy Policy for Smartphone Apps

Apparently the U.S. Government hasn’t heard that privacy is dead. Instead the California’s attorney general held a gathering of the world’s major smartphone companies: Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Amazon.com and Research in Motion, to decide on the future of smartphone-driven internet privacy. The goal for the attorney general was to cajole the leading smartphone manufacturers […]

Steve Ballmer’s “Re-imagining Microsoft” giving Microsoft a long-overdue Makeover

Has hell indeed frozen-over? Quite possibly because Microsoft is giving itself a serious overhaul — get this — in response to market forces. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently announced that the Windows overhaul going on is mere foreshadowing of big changes to come from Microsoft as the companies aims to optimize all their software for […]

Jobs to Gates, Royce and McNealy: A Historical Look at if Apple Will Survive

Steve Jobs has left Apple. I have expected to see stock prices crumble, Apple Geniuses to go rogue and iPhones to fall out of the sky; but despite the near-panic of nearly every Internet news station — its really not that big a deal, we will be fine (unless you own large amounts of Apple […]

Top 5 Cloud Blackout Blunders

The big fluffy white hard-drives in the sky are said to be the future of software-but are they as sometimes as unpredictable as naughty-little-brother-like cumulonimbus clouds? The heavenly body of cloud computing has flexed its muscles prematurely as there have been a long string of major outages: Blackout Blunder Number 1: Google’s Gmail Gaffe Google […]

IPv6 – What the Heck?

First came IPv4 — an interesting story in itself given that the original protocol for the internet was named TCP, and entered into its third version before IP came about — giving birth to Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4). IPv5 was quickly eclipsed by the speed of technological advancements and now we have IPv6 — […]

Web Browser Battle Royale turns Dirty

The all-out web browser brawl has competitors throwing dirty punches in a below-the-belt free-for-all fight for market share. As Microsoft IE’s web browser market share slips to an all time low, the gloves have come off as Microsoft begins to exploit the bugs in their competition. At just 54.3% of market share IE has been […]

Microsoft Continues with Office 365 June Release Despite Beta Problems

Despite on-going issues in beta, Office 365 will still be released this month says Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. According to Neovise analyst and 20-year veteran software engineer for HP Paul Burns, “I’m a big fan of Office 365. I think it’s going to do well… But if they are moving out of beta at the […]

Microsoft & Nokia give birth to ‘Mango’

It is always advantageous for the all concerned populace, when two champions with different related fields join hands to work constructively. This has been proved with two giants Microsoft and Nokia. They have joined hands to create new and sensational Nokia Windows Phone 7 and the release is just around the corner. Microsoft planned to […]