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Microsoft Office 365 to cost S$139 a year for Singapore home users
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Microsoft Office 365 to cost S$139 a year for Singapore home users

September 18th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
We've done some quick sums and the new subscription-based Office 365 may not always be cheaper, but it does come with new features like online storage and free Skype...
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Latest hack in Singapore: phone scammers posing as Microsoft

August 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Scammers in Singapore have taken to an old medium - phone calls - to hack into users' computers and swindle them of hundreds of dollars, in the latest con job revealed by the authorities...
Microsoft Outlook.com early impressions
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Microsoft Outlook.com early impressions

August 1st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
All the functionality here is what Microsoft should have had much earlier before it lost so many customers to...
What next for the PC with Windows 8?
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What next for the PC with Windows 8?

July 23rd, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Three scenarios that we think might play out as mobile phones and tablets converge with computers in the next 12 to 18...
Microsoft Office 15 first impressions: it looks good
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Microsoft Office 15 first impressions: it looks good

July 18th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The threat of Google, Apple and even Dropbox eating its lunch has forced Microsoft to come up with the most changed and impressive Office upgrade in many...
Ukrainian students win Imagine Cup with real-time sign language-to-speech translation
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Ukrainian students win Imagine Cup with real-time sign language-to-speech translation

July 12th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
They came up with a pair of gloves equipped with various sensors and where a microcontroller continuously recognises sign language patterns as they are performed by the...
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Imagine Cup 2012: Student project highlights

July 8th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Students have come up with a stethoscope that just about anyone can use to help detect pneumonia early in children. Plus other interesting inventions from this year's...
Students show off inventions to tackle health, environment issues at Imagine Cup
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Students show off inventions to tackle health, environment issues at Imagine Cup

July 7th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Microsoft kicked off the tenth edition of Imagine Cup on Friday, marking a decade-long milestone for the annual tech competition organised specially for students to show off their...
No more cubicles and assigned desks at Microsoft’s new Asia-Pacific offices
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No more cubicles and assigned desks at Microsoft’s new Asia-Pacific offices

July 5th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Microsoft recently unveiled a new “open office” setup at its Singapore and Asia-Pacific offices here, which is significantly different from what most people are used...
Microsoft Surface tablets issue the first true challenge to the iPad
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Microsoft Surface tablets issue the first true challenge to the iPad

June 20th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a pair of 10.6-inch tablets running two variant of the upcoming Windows operating system, both completely designed and manufactured by Microsoft. That’s right, Microsoft just made its own...
Nokia Lumia 900 comes to Singapore on May 26, costs S$849
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Nokia Lumia 900 comes to Singapore on May 26, costs S$849

May 17th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
The Nokia Lumia 900, the Windows Phone camp's best smartphone to date, is coming to Singapore on May 26 and will go for a rather attractive...
Microsoft opens S$23 million technology centre in Singapore
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Microsoft opens S$23 million technology centre in Singapore

April 24th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Microsoft today opened a S$23 million technology centre in Singapore to enable companies to test out new technologies such as cloud computing and unified communications before rolling them out at their own...
Windows 8 Enterprise touts mobile productivity features
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Windows 8 Enterprise touts mobile productivity features

April 22nd, 2012 | by Aaron Tan
Microsoft this week unveiled details about the upcoming Windows 8 editions, which include Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro for x86-based PCs, as well as Windows 8 RT for tablets and devices powered by ARM-based processors. On...
Google Play brings the fight to Apple’s iCloud
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Google Play brings the fight to Apple’s iCloud

March 8th, 2012 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Google Play signals Google's intent to take on Apple in the consumer cloud...
Test drive Windows 8 now with Microsoft’s consumer preview
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Test drive Windows 8 now with Microsoft’s consumer preview

March 1st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
This pre-release version for consumers should give everyone a good look at the upcoming OS that is supposed to offer both the familiar PC mouse interface and a touch-based feel on tablets and phones....
Goondu Review: Windows Phone 7.5 is now a serious contender
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Goondu Review: Windows Phone 7.5 is now a serious contender

October 16th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
With new features like multi-tasking and surprisingly better performance, the platform is now an extremely capable OS good enough to take on both iOS and...
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Shipping in Singapore in August: Microsoft Touch Mouse and Explorer Touch Mouse

August 12th, 2011 | by Alfred Siew
Following its best-selling Arc Touch Mouse, Microsoft is shipping two more touch-based mice for folks who prefer to slide their fingers on their mice instead of handle a scroll...
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Microsoft mocks Gmail with “Gmail Man”!

July 30th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Stand aside, browser wars; a new battle is heating up between Microsoft and Google and this time, the battlefield is email. Google fired the first shot by launching a new website called Email Intervention, designed to help you...
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Microsoft brings RAW support to Windows Explorer, Live Photo Gallery

July 28th, 2011 | by Raymond Lau
Serious photographers now can view their high-res images easily using Windows' native support for the image format often used by...
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Tibbr 3.0 and the crowded enterprise social network market

July 18th, 2011 | by Chan Chi-Loong
Everybody is looking at social media as the next gold rush. It’s not surprising, given that social media has moved beyond the consumer space and into the enterprise. At a press event last week, infrastructure software...