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Founded in 1974 by Paul Allen and Bill gates, Microsoft is among the largest computer technology companies in the world. Microsoft's first major operating system was DOS (Disk Operating System). They released Windows 1.0 in 1984. In 2000, Bill Gates retired and Steve Ballmer became Microsoft's new CEO. Microsoft has since created such products as Bing, Office, Windows Live, Internet Explorer and their latest mobile smartphone OS, Windows Phone 7. Read our Microsoft coverage for the latest Windows Phone 7 news, reviews and videos:

  • by | March 24, 2014 5:39 AM

    On September 3, 2013, Microsoft and Nokia announced a deal through which the Finnish manufacturer's Devices and Services division has been acquired by the Redmond-based software giant. After internal consents from the board, there were still a couple of hurdles in the deal's way, mostly represented by regulatory approvals. Nokia announced that next month, April, is when it expects "the sale of substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft". This will arrive just a tad late compared to the initial Microsoft-Nokia deal forecast of the acquisition closing within the ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 11:25 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's new strategy to make Gmail more secure through encryption. Nokia follows the news as we get possible launch dates for the Nokia Lumia 630 and the Lumia 930. Apple is next as we get some odd rumors of the company planning to bring iTunes to Android devices. Oppo is next as we have the first 50 megapixel samples of the Find 7, and the results aren't that good. We end today's show talking about the rumors of the iPhone 6 disappointing in its megapixel count. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Gmail gets more secure as Google ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 12:19 PM

    When it comes to Windows Phone news, as well as news of the latest Lumia smartphones from Nokia, there are two dates we've been keeping in mind: April 2, and April 19. The former is when Microsoft's Build conference gets underway this year, and sometime during the event (which runs though April 4), we're expecting Microsoft to make a big Windows Phone 8.1 announcement. The latter date is one we've heard rumored for a Nokia event, where it would presumably introduce its first native WP8.1 handsets. Now, however, it seems that those new Lumias may make their first public appearance a little ...

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  • by | March 20, 2014 2:51 AM

    The next iteration of Windows Phone, codenamed Blue, and with version number 8.1, is expected to be unveiled at the Build event happening soon. While many of its upcoming features have been leaked online, rumored, or unofficially unveiled, there might still be some surprises (or at least we're hoping) waiting for us. Heading over to the source link below, you will land on the official Windows Phone page (its Features section, to be more specific). At the top left, you can choose to see Windows Phone 8, or Windows Phone 8.1 features. Of course, the Windows Phone 8.1 link will take you to an ...

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  • by | March 18, 2014 7:00 AM

    Spoiler alert. If you haven’t watched The Walking Dead yet, go do so and come back. We’ll wait. Recently, Microsoft reportedly struck deals with a couple of future Windows Phone friends in which Microsoft dropped their licensing fees for their operating system to the low, low price of…free. This wasn’t really a surprise as rumors about it doing so went back several months. But it did raise questions. How can Microsoft do this? It’s just crazy talk. Like, blonde girls on The Walking Dead crazy. Does this spell the end? For blonde girls on The Walking Dead, yes. But for Microsoft, ...

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  • by | March 17, 2014 11:48 PM

    We apologize for the delay due to some technical difficulties. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's announcement of the Surface 2 with LTE for AT&T. Then we talk about the All New HTC One and how we get the first leaked video of HTC Sense 6. Samsung follows the news as the company is struggling to launch the Galaxy S5 on time. We then talk about the iPhone 6 spec leaks, and how we should expect an Ultra-Retina Display. We end today's show talking about the Samsung Gear, and how other smartphones may benefit from it. All this and more after the break. We apologize ...

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  • by | March 17, 2014 7:21 PM

    Are we ever going to see Microsoft release Office for the iPad? The app's been hanging like a just-out-of-reach possibility for ages now, but just a few days back interest in its release really picked upon, with the arrival of reports claiming both that a mid-year release might be possible, as well as that the software was essentially already completed, just waiting on Microsoft to push it live. Today we hear that a launch could be much sooner than we imagined, with claims that Microsoft will introduce Office for the iPad before the end of March. Specifically, sources are talking about the ...

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  • by | March 17, 2014 12:55 PM

    Last year's Surface 2 was a solid improvement over the first-gen tablet, keeping the same kickstand design but making a number of internal upgrades, like moving to a Tegra 4 SoC and a 1080p display. Back when it was introduced, we knew to also expect an LTE-enabled version of the tablet eventually, with a release planned for sometime this year. About a week ago we started picking up the scent of just that LTE model, and then heard a little about what Microsoft might be planning on charging for the tablet. Today the company goes official with the LTE Surface 2, revealing that sales are just ...

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  • by | March 15, 2014 1:56 AM

    Microsoft Office for iPad has been rumored for quite some time, and, according to the latest bits mentioning the software package, it is expected to debut mid-this-year. However, according to a recent Reuters report, many (individuals and companies) are tired of waiting for the official release and are moving to other offerings. If the news agency's sources are right, Microsoft already has a fully working/final version of its Microsoft Office for iPhone and iPad suites. It is just a matter of releasing it, and that will eventually come down to Satya Nadella's decision. "Certainly, interest ...

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  • by | March 14, 2014 4:56 PM

    Windows Phone 8.1 sure looks to be bringing a lot more to the table than a few mere tweaks and polishing-up, and the leaks we've been checking out over the past several weeks have painted a pretty compelling picture of the feature set we can expect. One new ability we've heard could be in the cards is support for USB HID class accessories, letting WP8.1 handsets hook-up to keyboards, mice, and game controllers. Today we hear new support not just in favor of seeing this USB On-The-Go compatibility turn up, but also that it would support removable USB flash drives. Sure, microSD support has ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 11:18 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Microsoft plans to kill its WP8 licensing for certain OEMs. Then we talk about LG and how the LG G3 may bring us a better display than its competitors.T-Mobile follows the news as we get reports on how it'll sell the Galaxy S5. Then let's talk about iOS 8 and some of its recent leaks, including a healthbook app, and new iCloud integration. We end today's show talking about Google's smartwatch specifications. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft kills WP8 licensing fees for some new OEMs? - Purported LG G3 UAProf reveals ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 3:27 AM

    Windows Phone 8.1 will bring a lot of new features to the table, and, thanks to this video walkthrough, we're also seeing a revamped default camera application, which seems to inherit a lot from the Nokia Camera application. We're seeing quick shortcuts to shooting mode selection (auto, close-up, night, night portrait, sports, backlight, as well as the good old lens selector. Additionally, you can customize the icons/shortcuts shown in the viewfinder (including ISO, exposure, scenes, and other useful shortcuts), as well as toggle, like you would expect, flash to off, on, or auto. Check out ...

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  • by | March 12, 2014 5:47 PM

    Windows Phone 8.1 has leaked six ways from Sunday, thanks in no small part to the availability of the platform's SDK just a few weeks ago. We expect to see Microsoft go official with WP8.1 in a big way at the BUILD conference early next month, and after that it should be just a matter of time before we see the arrival of the first phones running the software, not to mention the arrival of updates for existing devices. Recently, Microsoft started taking one more step towards the arrival of WP8.1, as it begun recording 8.1 compatibility during app submissions. Don't let that have you ...

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  • by | March 11, 2014 10:58 AM

    Yesterday we shared with you word that Microsoft appeared to be in the final stages of preparation for introducing the LTE-enabled version of last year's Surface 2 tablet. Supposedly shipments of the tablet were already hitting stores, and photographic evidence existed, but it just hadn't yet been made available. Today, not only do we finally get to see some box shots of the new hardware, but we also get the other missing piece of the Surface 2 LTE puzzle: pricing. We're looking at a 64GB Surface 2 here, which when purchased as the regular WiFi-only edition sells for a hair short of $550. ...

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  • by | March 10, 2014 4:15 PM

    We didn't really plan for it, but today we find ourselves taking a trip down memory lane to last year's Windows 8 tablets. First we checked out some evidence suggesting that Nokia's Lumia 2520 might miss out on a couple of the color options that had been initially teased at launch time, and now we jump on over to Microsoft's Surface 2, also following-up on some news for last year as we get word that an LTE-equipped version of the Windows RT tablet is incoming. Microsoft confirmed last fall that an LTE version of the Surface was planned, with the intent of finally making the tablet ...

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