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Security experts advise consumers and businesses to either replace computers running Windows XP or upgrade to modern versions of Microsoft’s software
The agreement expected to increase Egyptian IT exports by around $20m, according to a ministry statement
The console will go on sale in Japan on 22 February, the last country currently scheduled to handle the device.
The moves come with Microsoft losing ground to rivals like Apple and Google amid a shift away from the traditional personal computer to mobile devices and cloud services.
Deloitte’s annual technology predictions report published shows that in the UK at least one of the world’s most mature mobile markets the number of text messages sent over the course of 2013 fell by some 7 billion to 145 billion messages.
Nokia’s share price has doubled since the plan was announced in early September with Microsoft agreeing to pay €5.44bn ($7.35bn) for the loss-making company’s mobile phone division.
The new share buyback comes on the heels of another share repurchase plan announced in 2008, which was set to expire on 30 September.
The Surface RT price dropped from $499 to $399.
Both global companies face fierce competition with Apple, Google and Samsung on smartphones and tablets.
The software giant is waiting for government approval to publicly disclose its delivery of customer data to national security organizations
Xbox One consoles will only need to connect to the Internet once, to set up systems, and users will then be free to play games offline
Microsoft will pay as much as $11,000 for critical vulnerabilities exposed in the version of Internet Explorer browser software tailored for Windows 8.1.
Move comes in support of support of small and medium enterprise
Google-owned Motorola Mobility had argued that Xbox 360 consoles infringed on patent technology for wirelessly transmitting data.
Africa will be one focal point of the boom in smartphones
Microsoft: We take our responsibilities for protecting our clients’ privacy seriously
The report said Microsoft was preparing to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC
Includes Smart Glass touch-activated technology that allows customers to examine maps and customise weapons in a number of games
Decision motivated by need to reduce government technological expenses and software imports
San Francisco (AFP) – Microsoft’s next-generation operating system will be available in October as the software giant strives to stay relevant in a blossoming mobile era centred on tablets and smartphones. “This will be the biggest product and services launch year in our company’s history,” Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said at an annual gathering …