Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes (Update)
Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales.
Microsoft job ads for engineers show body-double plans
Android reigns, Windows gains in smartphones, survey finds
Google's Android mobile operating system extended its dominance in smartphones in the US and other major markets in early 2013, according to a survey published on Monday.
Android fuels surge in global tablet sales
Global sales of tablet computers surged in the first quarter of 2013, led by Android-powered devices that outpaced gains by Apple's iPads, a research firm said Wednesday.
Hotmail is dead as Outlook.com takes over
Microsoft's Hotmail, the free webmail service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, was phased out Friday, as the US tech giant completed a rebranding to Outlook.com.
Huawei to launch first Windows 8 phone in US
Chinese tech giant Huawei said Thursday it would launch its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone for US users later this month.
Common Windows 8 gripes and possible solutions
Microsoft is preparing an update to Windows 8 for release later this year. It says the changes are designed to address complaints and confusion with the new operating system. ...
Android, Samsung extend smartphone lead
Google's Android mobile operating system grabbed three out of four smartphones sold in the world in the first quarter of 2013, extending its gains over Apple and its iPhone, a survey showed Tuesday.
Update to address Windows 8 confusion will be free
A planned Windows 8 update to address complaints and confusion with Microsoft's new operating system will be made available for free this year, the company said Tuesday.
Apple gains in US smartphone market
Industry tracker comScore on Friday reported that Apple gained ground in the US smartphone market, nibbling into the lead held by handsets powered by Google's Android software.
Microsoft brings war with Google to Kansas City
Kansas City could find itself a symbolic battleground in a national fight between Internet titans amid the debate over privacy for Web surfers. Microsoft Corp. this week launched a new advertising campaign suggesting it's ...
Microsoft embraces a Google service for a change
Microsoft's disdain for Google doesn't extend to all of its rival's products. In a rare bit of cooperation, Microsoft's Outlook.com is giving users of its free email service the option of logging into Google Chat to exchange ...
Microsoft eyes full control of Nook
Shares in Barnes & Noble surged Thursday after a report that Microsoft was preparing a $1 billion bid for the bookseller's Nook Media digital assets.