Friend of Neowin and owner of Stardock has announced Start10, a Start menu replacement for Windows 10 and we had a chance to chat with Wardell about the app and how it enhances Windows 10. Read more...

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 02 March 2015. Xbox […] The post This Week’s Deals with Gold appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Microsoft rolls out free Office for students, worldwide

Posted 3 days ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

In 2013, Microsoft said it would offer Microsoft Office 365 to U.S. students for free, provided their schools licensed the software for faculty and staff. Now, that offer is being extended worldwide. Microsoft said Tuesday that the offer for free Office is being extended anywhere Office is available: from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, or dozens of countries around the world. As before, the school must license Office in order for its students to be eligible.  How do you check? Students can go...

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BlackBerry left on the line as UK users continue to hang up

Posted 3 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

BlackBerry will have fewer than 1 million users outside businesses in the UK by the end of the year, a radical slump from a peak of nearly 8 million in June 2012, according to new research from two companies. The dramatic fall from grace of the iconic mobile phones, which were blamed for spreading unrest during the London riots of summer 2011 , follows a series of high profile and expensive flops – first with its PlayBook tablet and then with the touchscreen Z10 phone, as it tried to catch...

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Europol shuts down Ramnit botnet that infected 3.2m computers

Posted 2 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

A cybercrime ring that used millions of hacked computers in Britain to steal banking information has been shut down by European police and technology companies. Europols European cybercrime centre coordinated the operation from its headquarters in The Hague, targeting the so called Ramnit botnet – a network of computers infected with malware. It worked with investigators from Britain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands and was assisted by companies AnubisNetworks, Microsoft and Symantec, which...

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Microsoft is working on Pebble support for Windows Phone

Posted 2 days ago ago at GigaOM with 1 recent echos

Pebble application for Windows Phone. This is an internal test application to get feedback on Accessory Ecosystem Support feature in WP Blue GDR1. Fore mode details refer to https: notes 1362520 I dont have access to read the notes or to install the app. Yes, I tried. Theres no guarantee that Microsoft will ever publicly release the software, of course. But if it wants to make Windows Phone more attractive to potential buyers, it would make sense for the company to...

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Microsoft to drop Facebook, Google Chat integration in

Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Within the next couple of weeks, Microsoft will discontinue support for Facebook Chat and Google Chat in Microsoft notified customers of the pending change via an e mail message from the team sent on February 24 Thanks @lindhartsen A link to the Google decision points to a page noting that Google Hangouts replaces Google Talk and does not support XMPP. XMPP is the open sourced Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, an IETF standard for instant messaging....

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Pointer Events W3C Recommendation, Interoperable Touch, and Removing the Dreaded 300ms Tap Delay

Posted 3 days ago ago at Microsoft Internet Explorer Team with 1 recent echos

Today, the W3C published Pointer Events as a final Recommendation standard. This journey began a little over 2 years ago when we first submitted our proposal to the W3C for a common event model across pointing input devices. Since then, the spec has evolved and improved with the collaboration of Mozilla, Google, Opera, jQuery, IBM, Microsoft Open Technologies, and many others. Improvements have included better extensibility for new device types, additional configuration values for scrolling and...

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