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Shipments of hybrid portable PCs gathering pace
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Shipments of hybrid portable PCs gathering pace

June 19th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Those tablet-laptop hybrids that let users flip around or detach a touch-screen on the go are finally gaining popularity, despite garnering only a lukewarm reception at launch a few years...
Microsoft Surface Hub available for order from July 1
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Microsoft Surface Hub available for order from July 1

June 13th, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
Out next month in 24 markets, including Singapore, the Surface Hub won't come cheap. It will set you back a cool US$6,999 for the 55-incher and US$19,999 for the...
Microsoft brings Lumia 640 and 640 XL to Singapore
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Microsoft brings Lumia 640 and 640 XL to Singapore

April 21st, 2015 | by Desmond Koh
They can be upgraded to the new operating system when it becomes available later this...
Microsoft Lumia 930 comes in gold colour, in time for Chinese New Year
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Microsoft Lumia 930 comes in gold colour, in time for Chinese New Year

February 17th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Fortunately, the bling isn't overpowering and is rather understated on this S$699 phone....
Holiday 2014 gift guide: Which notebook to buy?
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Holiday 2014 gift guide: Which notebook to buy?

December 14th, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
Shopping for a laptop for the man or woman in your life? Here are a few recommendations, going by what he or she may...
Plugging the Office productivity gap
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Plugging the Office productivity gap

November 28th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Human beings are creatures of comfort. We often resist change even though we know it’s best for us. Take our use of Microsoft Office, for example. While Microsoft continues to deliver hundreds of new features with each new...
Microsoft goes big on open source with .Net
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Microsoft goes big on open source with .Net

November 17th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously called Linux a cancer over a decade ago, little did he realise that open source software would go on to become a big part of the technology industry. Around that time, Microsoft...
Microsoft, Salesforce join hands in Office and Windows
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Microsoft, Salesforce join hands in Office and Windows

October 14th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
It would have been hard to imagine Microsoft and Salesforce sharing the same stage a year ago, but the two adversaries did just that today. At the Dreamforce conference, the tech giants, which compete in cloud computing software,...
Hands on: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop
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Hands on: Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop

October 12th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It's not cheap, but this ergonomic keyboard and mouse combo does help your posture. It looks sleek on your desktop...
Can Microsoft vertically integrate while working with rivals in enterprise space?
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Can Microsoft vertically integrate while working with rivals in enterprise space?

June 12th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
It'll be interesting to see how much Microsoft is willing to open up in the months ahead, to work with former...
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ships in Singapore end-August, costs from S$1,108
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 ships in Singapore end-August, costs from S$1,108

May 21st, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
In the Surface Pro 3, it looks like Microsoft has created something that can truly replace the laptop and desktop....
Microsoft: hackers using deception to overcome improved cybersecurity
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Microsoft: hackers using deception to overcome improved cybersecurity

May 16th, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Cybercriminals are ditching the old strategy of exploiting software vulnerabilities, choosing instead to rely on deceit and...
Goondu review: Microsoft Surface 2
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Goondu review: Microsoft Surface 2

April 12th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Souped up now, Microsoft's tablet retains its great design and is great to use, but it faces stiff competition today, including from other Windows...
Microsoft should offer home and business editions for Office for iPad
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Microsoft should offer home and business editions for Office for iPad

March 30th, 2014 | by Alvin Lai
Perhaps a one-time purchase for the Home edition and a subscription fee for the Business edition would make more sense than its current...
Microsoft: Enterprises spend S$635bn annually combating malware
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Microsoft: Enterprises spend S$635bn annually combating malware

March 23rd, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Organisations worldwide are expected to spend nearly S$635 billion this year to deal with issues caused by malware-infected pirated software, according to a study commissioned by...
Surface 2 comes to Singapore with updated features
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Surface 2 comes to Singapore with updated features

March 13th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Sadly, Windows RT has an uphill battle to win over users because many still think of Windows as a full-fledged operating system for PCs....
IDC: Android grabs 81 per cent share, Windows improves
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IDC: Android grabs 81 per cent share, Windows improves

November 14th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
The Google operating system made significant strides as people sought out low-cost smartphones, said...
Nokia pushes out Lumia 2520 tablet, 6-inch Lumia 1520 and 1320 phablets
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Nokia pushes out Lumia 2520 tablet, 6-inch Lumia 1520 and 1320 phablets

October 23rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
After months of merely updating its Lumia designs, Nokia finally came up with a much-expected Windows RT tablet, as well as two 6-inch phablets that look to take the game to rivals such as...
Windows 8.1 update out now, lets you boot up to desktop
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Windows 8.1 update out now, lets you boot up to desktop

October 18th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
It's not a huge step forward for most existing users, but the update should smooth out some of the rough edges that had kept many from taking the plunge last year when Windows 8 was first...
Microsoft Surface RT now costs from S$488 in Singapore, after price cut
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Microsoft Surface RT now costs from S$488 in Singapore, after price cut

July 15th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Although this will make the company's first tablet more attractive to users at first glance, the price cut also raises questions about the tablet's success and any new plans that the company may have in the...