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Steve Ballmer leaving Microsoft within 12 months: what has been his impact on the company

Steve Ballmer leaving Microsoft within 12 months: what has been his impact on the company

Steve Ballmer joined Bill Gates at Microsoft 33 year ago. He did play a significant role in getting the company on the list of giants in the tech world.. This past Friday, he surprised the tech industry with his announcement that he was going to retire within 12 months as the company looks for a [...]

August 24th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Understanding why over time a computer slows down

Understanding why over time a computer slows down

You probably have noticed that after using a PC for a a period of time, it eventually becomes much slower than it usually was. This happens even with the latest computer you can get which can be really annoying considering all the money you’ve spent on it. In most cases a PC would start getting [...]

August 11th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

The reason why Microsoft Surface RT turned out to be another failure

The reason why Microsoft Surface RT turned out to be another failure

This last Thursday, Microsoft announced its Q4 2013 earnings. There came the shocking news that the company was taking $900 million charge with respect to its Surface RT. Some few days ago, Microsoft had already cut the prices of the RT by $150. It is a fact that the tech company has been struggling to [...]

July 20th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Is Microsoft now following Apple’s foot steps?

Is Microsoft now following Apple’s foot steps?

There have been reports that Steve Ballmer, the current CEO of Microsoft, is about to announce his new plans to reorganize the company to strengthen its position in this globalized market where Apple and Google have turned out to become big players too. Even though he has not yet specified what the reorganization is all [...]

July 10th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

7 of the biggest tricks tech companies used to ridicule their competitors

7 of the biggest tricks tech companies used to ridicule their competitors

The tech industry is growing and as more people realize how lucrative it is, more are jumping into it with startups that can potentially rival the already established businesses. So to make sure their competitors do not take their market away some tech companies play different tactics to devalue their rivals. For example those who [...]

June 27th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

6 Gadgets to turn your room into an ultimate tech space controlled wirelessly

6 Gadgets to turn your room into an ultimate tech space controlled wirelessly

About a decade ago geeks were promised that in the future they will enjoy the ultimately connected room where live TV, Youtube, Netflix and downloaded media would be available on one interface that could be controlled using just one remote control. A decade later we are not quite there yet. Technology is almost there though [...]

June 22nd, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Microsoft becoming reasonable when it comes to Xbox One policies

Microsoft becoming reasonable when it comes to Xbox One policies

After Sony presented its PlayStation 4 to the world it seems Microsoft realized it had a real competitor coming on the way so the company has decided to loosen up the restrictions with respect to the Xbox One. Originally the tech giant chose to offer players a console that will not allow them to share [...]

June 20th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Everything you need to know about Windows 8.1

Everything you need to know about Windows 8.1

After less than a year of its release, Microsoft is now moving to its first major upgrade of Window 8. The upgrade has been tagged Windows 8.1 coming with improvements, do-overs and new features. The previous reference name to this product was “Windows Blue” before been renamed Windows 8.1. The main purpose of this major [...]

May 31st, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

What really stands out about the new Xbox one?

What really stands out about the new Xbox one?

The next generation of Xbox has been revealed by Microsoft this month. It is called the Xbox One. You might ask yourself what else would a hardcore game bring to the market that is not yet there. Well check out what the Xbox One really has to offer. The console has been completely redesigned. It [...]

May 25th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Microsoft invokes EU Nanny state saga over Google pushing Android

Microsoft invokes EU Nanny state saga over Google pushing Android

Google are the proud owners of Android – the don’t own Microsoft, Kindle or iPad devices and it would only make sense as such, for them to promote Google Maps and Youtube, which they also own as opposed to other brands they do not own. This is the benefit of acquiring loyal customers at a [...]

April 9th, 2013 by SiteTrail

A review of the Microsoft Surface Pro: should you go for it?

A review of the Microsoft Surface Pro: should you go for it?

The anticipated Microsoft Surface Pro has hit the market since the 9th February. Just after its launch the device got sold out so quickly the store run out of it. Seems the Microsoft team was not so sure about how fast the tablet/PC was going to sell but they still referred to that as a [...]

February 13th, 2013 by Loic Cobbina

Messenger to Be Discontinued: March 15 Date Set by Microsoft

Messenger to Be Discontinued: March 15 Date Set by Microsoft

I don’t normally check my Hotmail account since I am now a heavy Google user, but I received an “Important” email from Microsoft regarding my Messenger account. I suspect if you have a Hotmail account you’d have received the same email too which announced sadly the discontinuance of Messenger come the 15th March, 2013. Sad [...]

January 15th, 2013 by Anthony West

Microsoft Signs $617 Million Agreement with the Department of Defense

Microsoft Signs $617 Million Agreement with the Department of Defense

Windows 8 has been a slow seller and Microsoft has made it clear that any advantage that can be had will be taken. It comes as no surprise therefore that the software giant has just inked a deal with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The deal will be a massive boost for Microsoft and [...]

January 5th, 2013 by Anthony West

It’s been a Turbulent Year but Apple Finishes on Top: Up 30% for 2012

It’s been a Turbulent Year but Apple Finishes on Top: Up 30% for 2012

Despite a very shaky year, Apple has still managed to finish off 2012 stronger than most of its competitors. Following a disastrous launch of its own maps app for iOS 6 and a turbulent run of form on the stock market, the tech giant is still one of the most successful companies of 2012 and [...]

January 4th, 2013 by Anthony West

Momentum Finally: Windows App Store Increasing By 415 New Apps a Day

Momentum Finally: Windows App Store Increasing By 415 New Apps a Day

The success of Microsoft’s latest project, Windows 8 can be measured across many metrics, the most important of course being sales. But sales will be driven by several smaller metrics, ones that will show how the OS and its accompanying ecosystem are growing. Indeed one can say Android and iOS have been successful on the [...]

December 30th, 2012 by Anthony West

Get Ready to Pay Up: Microsoft Faces Heavy Fine in the EU for Its Browser Bundling Policy

Get Ready to Pay Up: Microsoft Faces Heavy Fine in the EU for Its Browser Bundling Policy

Microsoft is solid example of the game played by large companies in pushing an agenda that has longer term benefits whilst at the same time absorbing the cost (now) of pushing the agenda. I am talking here about Microsoft’s continued policy of bundling Internet Explorer with new versions of its operating system whilst each time [...]

December 26th, 2012 by Anthony West

VideoLan Raises $65,000 towards Porting VLC Media Player to Windows 8

VideoLan Raises $65,000 towards Porting VLC Media Player to Windows 8

When you first get a Windows computer there are some standard programs that you get in order to make your life easier—VLC Media Player is one of them. The free and open source media player is loved around the world for its versatility and many a fan will tell you, “There’s no media file type [...]

December 26th, 2012 by Anthony West

BYOD Pushes Corporate Interest in Windows 8: So Says Michael Dell

BYOD Pushes Corporate Interest in Windows 8: So Says Michael Dell

There’s a lot going on in the world of technology and many of the happenings are quietly slipping under the radar much to behest of tech gurus. One such trend is Bring Your Own Device or BYOD for short. This practice put simply is where employees bring their own mobile devices to work and use [...]

December 17th, 2012 by Anthony West
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