Microsoft issues emergency patch for Windows Defender
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Anti-malware engine triggers remote hacks after mere file scan

Microsoft has released an emergency patch for the malware scanning engine inside Windows Defender and other Windows products that allows remote attacks to be issued by sending an infected email or instant message to a user.

Microsoft teams with Harmon Kardon to create Invoke
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Cortana-powered rival to Amazon, Google and Apple home speakers

Microsoft, the so-called fourth major pillar of the information technology software sector - we can discount IBM - has just revealed a first glimpse at its upcoming smart home speaker that will go head to head with competition from Amazon, Google and Apple in the personal digital assistant category later this fall.

Microsoft thinks the smartphone is toast
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Thursday, 04 May 2017 12:25

Microsoft thinks the smartphone is toast


People are just not aware of it yet


After missing the smartphone boom, Microsoft is gearing itself to be at the forefront of the next one and is saying that the technology pioneered and propped up by Apple is doomed.

Microsoft prepares own goal with Windows 10 S
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Forcing itself onto the Edge


Software king of the world Microsoft is set to undo itself completely over Windows 10 by forcing punters to use its Edge browser and its god-awful Bing search engine.

There's a hardware bloodbath over education
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Apple, Google and Microsoft need no education


A hardware war is brewing over the US education market with Apple, Google and Microsoft mud-wrestling for the hearts and minds of educators and school districts.

Microsoft prepares Office desktop apps for Windows
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A transition from full-fledged Win32 apps to UWP


Microsoft is preparing to bring its full suite of Office desktop applications to the Windows Store, according to a statement from Windows chief Terry Myerson during the company’s education-focused event on Tuesday morning.

Microsoft Windows 10 S surfaces
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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 20:49

Microsoft Windows 10 S surfaces


With some restrictions, it's fair to say

During a press event in New York City today, Microsoft Windows boss Terry Myerson took the stage to announce Windows 10 S, a new version of the company’s operating system designed at undermining the rise of low cost Chromebooks in American classrooms.

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop for students
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14.5 hour battery life, 2.76 pounds, Windows 10 S


During Microsoft’s “Learn What’s Next” event this morning in New York City, the company showed off a new Surface Laptop for $999 aimed primarily at students with a focus on extending battery life beyond its nearest competition.

Microsoft's fifth-generation Surface could be ARM-based
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First time since Surface 2 in 2013

Last week we wrote that Qualcomm is preparing to release a Snapdragon 835-based Windows 10 notebook by the end of 2017, ending three and a half years of x86 dominance that has proliferated the industry since the discontinuation of Windows RT in late 2013.

Windows 10 Creators Update on 10 percent of updated PCs
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Out of ten vendors, Microsoft and MSI lead the pack

According to the latest report from AdDuplex, which collects statistics from Windows 10 machines, only 10 percent of eligible PCs have the Creators Update (version 1703) installed, while 82.1 percent are on the Anniversary Update (version 1607) released last summer.