Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases

Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers. One of the main visual changes with Update 1 is the introduction of folder support, allowing Windows Phone users to drag one Tile on top of another and create a folder to organize apps. It’s a feature both Android and iOS have...

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Microsoft made a terrible parody of 'Sexy and I Know It' to promote Surface Pro 3 and OneNote

Despite being a major institution of the tech industry, Microsoft has always been willing to be fairly lighthearted and get a little goofy. That's for better or for worse, depending on how you take it. Microsoft has a long history of making silly videos that often fall on the more embarrassing side of goofy, and little to its concern. Microsoft may well know this, but its videos don't necessarily present the perfect image for the company or its products. Case in point: a new video from its OneNote team parodying LMFAO's 2011 hit "Sexy and I Know It" to promote the Surface Pro 3. "When I walk into class, this is what I see," the parody goes, "everybody wants my Surface Pro 3." Microsoft is clearly just having some fun, but the video most certainly won't be helping make the Surface look any cooler.

"When I walk into class, this is what I see: everybody wants my Surface Pro 3." "Click it and I Note it," Microsoft


Microsoft's big shakeup: job losses and product cuts under a new CEO

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella is shaking things up at the software maker. After a 3,100-word outlining the reshaping of the “core” of Microsoft, Nadella announced the company’s biggest-ever job cuts: 18,000 positions within the next 12 months. Most of the job cuts will affect former Nokia employees, but Microsoft is also taking the chance to restructure and refocus its plans across the entire organization. Microsoft’s brief experiment with Android has been killed off, and the company is...

Americans don't want small Windows tablets, says largest PC maker

Small Windows tablets have gotten a cool response from US customers, Lenovo said today. The top PC maker currently manufactures two 8-inch Windows 8 tablets: the ThinkPad 8 and Miix 2, which have both been available for a number of months, though...

Xbox One sales doubled in June, but PS4 takes the top spot

The PlayStation 4 remained the best-selling console in the United States last month, according to NPD figures cited by Sony, despite Microsoft's attempts to drive sales of its Xbox One console by introducing a cheaper model. Microsoft was able to double its sales of its Xbox One console in June with the release of a $399 model that didn't include motion-sensing camera Kinect, but it apparently still wasn't enough to knock Sony off the top...

Microsoft abandons plans to take on Netflix with original Xbox TV shows

Microsoft’s Xbox Originals, a series of original television projects, only debuted in June, but they’re already the casualty of CEO Satya Nadella’s new restructuring. Recode reports that Microsoft will shut down its Xbox Entertainment Studios, cutting positions as part of the 18,000 job eliminations planned over the next 12 months. Microsoft had big plans for its Xbox Entertainment Studios, including a much-anticipated Halo series that Steven...

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