'Your writing's too small,' complains Microsoft in Apple trademark row

Microsoft's brought out a new weapon in its ongoing trademark battle with Apple - typography.

Kinect sales figures net Microsoft a Guinness world record

Guinness World Records has added the Kinect to its roll of honor - not for sitting in a tub full of baked beans for a record time, but for being the fastest-selling electronic device in history.

VMware touts virtual Windows desktops for the iPad

VMware has introduced a free View client for Apple’s wildly popular iPad. Currently available in the App Store, the client allows users to remotely access their virtual Windows desktops, applications and data. 

Avalanche Studios: We are prepared for the Xbox 720

Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft appears to have begun the process of designing and manufacturing a next-gen Xbox. Now, at least one studio says it is prepared for the so-called "Xbox 720."

Is Microsoft prepping a next-gen Xbox?

The current console cycle seems to be dragging on forever, with peripherals like Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's Move effectively delaying the launch of next-gen systems by at least a few years.

Bing partners with Kayak for flight results

Microsoft's Bing search engine will soon incorporate data from flight aggregator Kayak.com, meaning when users search for flight information they will receive pricing data directly within the results page.

Microsoft starts IE6 deathwatch

Ask not for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for IE6. In a rather bizarre effort to persuade users to upgrade to newer versions of Internet Explorer, Microsoft has launched a countdown to show just how many people have abandoned the ten-year-old browser already.

Report: Microsoft to launch dedicated tablet OS in late 2012

Are you jonesing for a dedicated Microsoft tablet OS? Well, you'll just have to make do with Google's Android and Apple's iOS until late 2012.

'Fixed' Windows Phone 7 update is failing again

Microsoft was in the middle of a firestorm last month after a software update caused numerous Windows Phone 7-equipped Samsung phones to become unusable. Microsoft pulled the update, fixed it, and released it again...but the problems aren't fully fixed.

Microsoft and Google team up to invalidate GeoTag patent

Billy-Goats Gruff Microsoft and Google have joined forces to defeat so-called patent troll GeoTag, which has sued hundreds of companies for allegedly infringing its patent.

Windows Phone 7 update fixed

Microsoft has re-released a software update for its Windows Phone 7 platform, after it had to yank it off line due to concerns it was breaking some devices.

iPad 2: The risks are all internal

As we watched the iPad 2 launch today, many of us wondered if the popular tablet should be considered just another PC, or perhaps - like the iPod - a unique product in its own category.

Has Kinect's success come at the expense of next-gen consoles?

Microsoft's Kinect platform is truly a success on multiple levels. To be sure, Redmond meticulously designed, engineered and marketed the next-gen wireless controller to the masses - offloading a total of 8 million units as of January 4, 2011.

Windows Phone 7 update had a 10% fail rate

When Microsoft issued an update to its Windows Phone 7 platform, the last thing it wanted was for it to cause a headache to the loyal early adopters, but that's exactly what has happened to one-in-ten WP7 owners.

Microsoft rolls out Windows 7 SP1

Microsoft is currently rolling out its first Windows 7 service pack to users via the automated Windows Update and  Download Center.

Microsoft pulls buggy Windows Phone 7 update

Microsoft has taken down an update for all Samsung phones running Windows Phone 7. The update was supposed to improve performance and add new functionality, but instead it caused the phones to become glitchy and in some cases, unusable.

WP7 update allegedly bricking some phones

It seems as if Microsoft's very first Windows Phone 7 update is fraught with eminent peril. To be sure, a number of WP7 users have reported bricked or temporarily jammed devices, with the company offering real-time advice on its official WinPhoneSupport Twitter feed. 

Microsoft gives props to Kinect modders

It seems as if Microsoft has finally realized that embracing the modding community is likely to help increase sales of the already popular Xbox 360 Kinect 3D motion controller.

Microsoft outlines Windows Phone 7 roadmap

Future versions of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will offer advanced integration with Kinect, true multitasking for third-party apps and a Web browser based on IE9.

Microsoft paid Nokia billions to ditch Symbian for WP7

Microsoft is apparently paying Nokia billions of dollars to ditch Symbian and MeeGo in favor of its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system.