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Microsoft Windows 10 adoption is off to a good start

  Microsoft seems to be on a bit of a roll lately. Just last week they announced their first laptop (the Surface Book) which received favourable reviews and first impressions in the tech press. Windows 10 is also doing fairly well, especially by Windows 8 standards, and according to NetMarketShare, Windows 10 (which was released […]

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Devices News

Microsoft launches new Lumias, Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book laptop

Yesterday, Microsoft held its big event at which it released new Lumia smartphones (the 950 and the 950XL), as well as a long-awaited update to its Surface Pro 3, aptly called the Surface Pro 4. There was also a new fitness band called the Band 2, but the biggest surprise was perhaps the company’s new laptop […]

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Opinion

Industry profile: Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

In our second industry profile we take a look at what Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, is doing to further the company’s ambitions, especially in relation to Windows 10. You can read the first article on Apple’s Tim Cook here. Satya Nadella Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft on 4th February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who was widely […]

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Microsoft to unveil mobile version of Windows 10 today

Microsoft is set to announce Windows 10 on Wednesday, the next version of its desktop operating system that will also power mobile phones and tablets. What can we expect the Redmond-based software giant to unveil? Microsoft is undergoing huge changes at the moment, attempting to make the leap from a mainly desktop-oriented company to one that embraces mobile at the core […]

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The outlook for Windows Phone in 2015

Windows Phone is entering a critical stage once more in 2015. Last year, Microsoft acquired Nokia’s hardware division and launched a preview of the next version of Windows. So as we anticipate Windows 10 and new Lumia devices in the near future, can Microsoft grow its market share and attract more customers to its smartphones and tablets? Windows Phone […]

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Devices Opinion

The best smartphones of the past decade

Back in 2004, Android and iOS didn’t exist, Nokia was at the pinnacle of its stranglehold on the industry and the 3G network revolution had only just begun. In the past ten years we’ve witnessed the birth of the truly modern smartphone, with features that seemed like flights of fancy at the time. But today, every phone worth its salt can play videos and […]

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Devices Opinion

The worst technology failures of 2014

The end of 2014 will soon be upon us, and even though there is still more than a month left for some major newsworthy gaffes and missteps to happen in the world of technology and mobile, we thought it would be interesting to take an early look back on 2014’s most significant “technology failures”, and examine just where […]

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Microsoft Lumia ditches the Nokia brand

Nokia Smartphones are dead, long live Microsoft Lumia It makes a refreshing change to write about Microsoft, Lumia and Windows Phone because it gives us an excuse to scrutinise the latest developments in Redmond’s smartphone business. Understandably, the media pays more attention to Apple and Android these days, while Microsoft plays the underdog with its smartphones inherited from the Nokia acquisition earlier this year. With the Nokia […]

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Microsoft, smartphones and the cloud – a recipe for success?

Is the cloud and mobile-first strategy making any difference? Microsoft has set its sights firmly on the smartphone market with the acquisition of Nokia. Since the failure of Windows Mobile, its previous smartphone platform, Microsoft desperately needed to unify their struggling mobile hardware and software business. And Nokia, who had been caught off guard by competitors such as Apple and Samsung, […]

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How Apple’s device strategy is making an impact on the enterprise

Since the advent of B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) schemes and the success of the iPhone as both a consumer and business device, Apple has recognised the need to strengthen its portfolio of enterprise-friendly device management tools, productivity applications and not least its IT support. The iPhone and iPad have propelled Apple to widespread adoption in corporate markets such as Education, Healthcare and Government. But needless to say, satisfying the needs […]

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Noah Kravitz joins Microsoft to lead editorial for the Nokia Developer Network

If you’ve been exposed at all to the North American mobile technology scene in recent years, the name Noah Kravitz will mean quite a bit to you. And if you’ve been obsessing over the very latest gadgets, specifically on YouTube, you’ll probably have come across the pleasingly bald, friendly chap that is Noah. Noah rose […]

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Devices

Microsoft buys Nokia Devices & Services division for €5.44bn (release two)

And here is the other press release, substantially similar to the last one. I wanted to post both. No commentary from me yet. I’m still digesting. Have a read: Nokia to sell Devices & Services business to Microsoft in EUR 5.44 billion all-cash transaction Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release September 3, 2013 at 06.00 (CET […]