Microsoft today launched it’s latest and long-hoped for mobile operating system, taking a radical new approach bringing users in an almost Zune-like experience X-box live support and real-time updates on your contacts. With the announcement of the Windows Phone 7 Series (formerly known as the Windows Mobile OS), Microsoft is taking a more stricter and streamlined approach to working with it’s partners. For example, every phone built for the OS must have a dedicated button [...]
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Microsoft today held a press event in Sydney, where it announced that the Microsoft Surface is now commercially available in Australia. The Microsoft Surface is a multi-touch computer that responds to hand gestures and objects placed on the screen, which sites on a table structure and looks just like a coffee table. It runs on a modified version of Windows Vista, which some might seem as a nuisance, and has a whole heap of applications [...]
It’s been just over a month since Microsoft Australia bought the Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack to Australia, but its future is still in doubt and at this stage still won’t be continued after all existing stocks are sold. Windows 7 (credit: Microsoft Australia) The pack, which allows home users to install Windows 7 on three home computers using the one license, was launched in the US back in October, but made its long-awaited [...]
According to Jefferies & Company analyst Katherine Egbert Microsoft’s own ‘Zune-like phone’ could be just 2 months away from launching. Gizmodo ‘leaked’ this image of the rumoured “Pink” phone last year. (Credit: Gizmodo) In an article on tech site All Things Digital, Egbert suggest that all their indications are that Microsoft will be “debuting its own phone sometime in the next two months.” As for the location of the launch, Egbert believes either the upcoming Mobile [...]
HTC’s upgrade to their original HD mobile phone was released in November in the US, but has today been released in Australia. HTC’S HD2 (Credit: Telstra) The phone, which was one of HTC’s first to ship running the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, features a 4.3″ inch high definition screen, Bluetooth support, 5MP camera, support for the Windows Marketplace app store and runs HTC’s new “Sense UI” - the companies ‘layer’ over Windows Mobile that provides a [...]
Microsoft has just released a statement regarding the recent cyber attacks targeted at Google China, and says an update is in the works to patch an exploit in Internet Explorer. “Based on our investigations into these attacks, as well as the investigations of others, we recently became aware that a vulnerability in Internet Explorer appears to be one of several attack mechanisms that were used in highly sophisticated and targeted attacks against several companies,” Mike [...]
In today’s CES keynote, Robbie Bach, President of entertainment and devices devision at Microsoft announced ‘Project Natal’ will begin shipping in late 2010, in time for the holiday season. “Project Natal” is a technology that uses a 3D camera to watch body movements and control games – no controller is required and the system bends to suit the players needs, not the other way around. The device evaluates trillions of body configurations every frame, 30 times [...]
Microsoft Australia has today unveiled four new adverts made in partnership with computer manufacturers Dell, HP, Sony and Toshiba for Windows 7. All featuring the “I’m a PC” slogan, the ads follow four PC users as they go globe-trotting to their respective manufacturer’s HQ, where they then talk about a new feature of Windows 7 that they supposedly wanted in the new OS. The four features mentioned include the new easy-to-use wireless networking features, improved [...]
Microsoft have announced that support for the 2004 version of Office for Mac will be extended until the 10th January 2012.
Microsoft today announced WebsiteSpark, the latest addition to its growing Spark family, along with the release of Web Platform 2.0.