Microsoft still rumoured to be working on a Surface phone
Published in Mobiles

Despite stopping the sale of Windows phones last week

The dark satanic rumour mill suggests that Microsoft is still working on creating a Surface phone, despite generally abandoning the smartphone market to Google and Apple.

Microsoft delays Windows 10 update
Published in News

A few too many blue screens

Software King of the World Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 because of technical issues the company encountered with the supposed final release.

Microsoft builds own Linux kernel
Published in IoT

To run secure IoT – not bad for what it used to call "cancer"

Software king of the world Microsoft has knocked up its own version of the Linux kernal to run a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices.

Nigerian Microsoft network engineer helped launder money
Published in News

Money was stolen using Reventon ransomware.

A Nigerian-born Microsoft network engineer is facing federal charges in Florida for helping launder cash obtained from victims of the Reventon ransomware.

Microsoft open sources part of Windows
Published in News

In the 1990s this would have been unthinkable

Software king of the world Microsoft has open sourced its 1990s era File Manager for Windows 3.0. The code, which is available on Github under the MIT OSS licence, compiles under Windows 10.

64-bit Windows on ARM announcement expected soon
Published in PC Hardware

Removes one of its biggest drawbacks

Microsoft is expected to make an announcement that it has sorted out the problem which prevents Windows on Snapdragon platform from running 64-bit apps.

Big tech signs up for new open source rival to ARM
Published in PC Hardware

RISC-V business

More than 80 tech companies including Google, Qualcomm and Samsung have joined together to develop a new open source chip design that offers a much cheaper way to build chips for new technologies like autonomous vehicles.

Microsoft restructuring suggests shift away from Windows
Published in News

End of a blue screen era

Software King of the World Microsoft is doing another restructuring, but this time it appears that its bread and butter, Windows, is being downplayed.

Apple slumps and Microsoft overtakes
Published in News

Will beat it to become the first one trillion dollar company

Software king of the world Microsoft is on course to beat Apple, Amazon and Google and become the world's first company worth one trillion dollars, according to Morgan Stanley beancounters.

Spring Creators Update will take 30 minutes to install
Published in News

Better than one to two hours

Software King of the World Microsoft has sped up the amount of time it will take to upgrade its Windows 10 major feature upgrade.