The latest on Microsoft is that they have axed the Surface Wireless Keyboard Adapters from their list of peripherals being offered for the Surface Tablets. Although it made its debut in September last year, in six short months the product is 'out of stock' and will never be restocked again.
Microsoft has been in the computer software realm just about, as long as computers have been on the consumer market. Back in the early days of computing, before Windows, Microsoft had an operating system called MS-DOS. Many people will be familiar with MS-DOS but may have never used it.
It should be seen as no mistake that the Xbox One-exclusive game Titanfall is being promoted with a fervor more intense than essentially any other game in this generation of gaming consoles so far. This week the third of three 8-bit games for the Titanfall "8-BIT IS BETTER WITH A TITAN" collection is released, there’s free magazines and contests being held at Wal-mart, and a price-matching war is being waged at Best Buy. Do you think Microsoft wants this game to be a hero for their system?
Microsoft might have succeeded in plugging a big leak in its Windows 8 department, but it might have unwittingly waded into a more shady legal department. Responding to concerns on privacy regarding Hotmail and Outlook email users, the company has released a statement clarifying the new steps it will be taking when investigating its own email service.
The Syrian Electronic Army is known for their Twitter-hacking exploits, sometimes also going after the websites of various media agencies. Earlier this year, the SEA targeted Microsoft's Twitter account and blog, something said to have been a distraction while it pulled off its bigger mission: grabbing copies of Microsoft's invoices to the FBI.
Software giant Microsoft and the police take the theft of trade secrets very seriously. A former Microsoft employee named Alex Kibkalo has been arrested for allegedly stealing trade secrets from Microsoft having to do with Windows 8. Kibkalo was a senior architect at Microsoft in the past.
Microsoft is working hard to get independent games on the Xbox game platform for gamers to enjoy. One of the ways it is doing this is via the ID@Xbox program that has over 250 developers with dev kits for the Xbox One in hand and at work on bringing new games to the console. With GDC starting in San Francisco, Microsoft is offering up some details on 25 games that are coming through the program.
There's no confusing Microsoft's play to be your digital companion: first the OneDrive push, and now a play to make OneNote the de-facto service for digital notetaking. Made free across all platforms this morning, as well as freshly released for Mac users alongside a new partner app campaign, OneNote is now more than just an app but a service spread across desktop, tablet, smartphone, and browser. Confused? Let SlashGear 101 get you up to speed.