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Uber has reportedly put in a $3 billion bid for Nokia Here, just days after it emerged that a consortium of German car manufacturers had made a bid for the mapping business with the help of China's Baidu.
Microsoft is on track to deliver the promised synced engine for OneDrive consumer and OneDrive for Business, according to information disclosed at its Ignite conference.
Microsoft is promising to add, after RTM, a number of new features -- and to cut some legacy ones -- with its Windows 10 Edge browser.
Collecting data is one thing, using it right is something else: Microsoft's out to showcase how to turn data into information at its shindig this week in Israel.
Let's go behind the specs and find out everything you need to know about getting Windows 10 running on a PC, but were too afraid (or confused) to ask.
The future of Windows Server is PowerShell, containers, and no GUI.
Rival car makers are teaming up to make a bid for Nokia's Here mapping business as a defensive move against a free Google OS for autonomous cars.
If a college student or mobile professional asked Mary Jo Foley whether to spend roughly $700 on a Surface 3 (with the separately priced keyboard and pen) or on a laptop, she'd still recommend a laptop.
Microsoft's first public preview of the next version of its SQL Server database is coming this summer. Here's what to expect.
NetSuite is making considerable use of Microsoft's cloud portfolio, both internally with its workforce and externally with its developer community.
Nokia inks quiet deal with Facebook to use Here for social network's mobile apps.
We all expect Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10 flagship smartphones when Windows 10 is released a bit later this year and new rumors show there may be two variations with 20 megapixel cameras.
Equinix will be delivering Microsoft Office 365 to 15 markets worldwide, including Australia, through the Equinix Cloud Exchange.
Microsoft's Azure Stack combines elements of the Azure and Windows Server operating system platforms into a new offering for private cloud customers and hosting providers.
A new test build of Microsoft's Office 2016 suite for Windows 7, 8 and 10 users is available, ahead of this fall's final release.
It’s very, very red. It’s also a completely different UI from Android and iOS. In many ways, though, it's just another high-end smartphone. And that's a good thing.
You no longer have to pay high prices for great phones and with no-contract with a carrier you are in charge of your service obligation.
Microsoft's OneNote is a completely cross-platform app now, which means it can go with you anywhere. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite OneNote productivity secrets to help you get your personal and work projects organized.
There is a world of operating systems beyond Android and iOS. Will any of them lock down third place? Can any of them give Google or Apple a run for the top spots?
Smartphones make great gifts for tech-minded dads and students achieving their goals. Here are five handsets to consider for each group -- including one device that makes an ideal choice for either dad or grad.
Steve Ballmer may join a very exclusive club - tech stars who have become owners of professional sports franchises.
Microsoft's new PowerPoint plug-in and associated cloud service makes it easy to create and distribute compelling educational content.
Windows tablets existed long before the iPad was even dreamt of. Take a tour through some of most popular - and most unusual - devices of the last decade.
Microsoft has unveiled its latest entry into the tablet market. Called the Surface Pro 3, it replaces the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 lines that were released less than a year ago.
Microsoft's free cloud storage isn't just for Office files. You can use its rich set of features to share files, photos, and documents. Here are six tricks to help you get more out of OneDrive.
There are dozens of personal cloud storage services, but which one is the best deal for you or your company? Here's my pick of the best of them.
ZDNet had some hands-on time with Azure RemoteApp at a recent Azure press event in Redmond, setting up a server image and publishing a selection of Office apps.
Microsoft has put in the groundwork to establish a base for its Internet of Things plan to explore software for everything from cars to wearables. Now comes the hard part - making it work.
These Windows 8 apps are invaluable for small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to simplify their workflow.
I had the opportunity to capture photos with the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8), LG G2, Apple iPhone 5s, Nokia Lumia Icon, and Nokia Lumia 1020. They all take great photos, but I did notice some differences.
The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will one day connect your thermostat and meter to your PC, so you are better able to track, monitor, and analyze the energy usage in your home.
At Macworld 2010, Gregg Fiddes and David Halpin of Quickoffice demonstrate the company's new mobile productivity application for Apple's iPhone. Users are able to read and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents and access cloud services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and Box.net.
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft came with a few surprises. This skit with Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live was one.
At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.
What were the top five stories that shaped 2009? From the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, to the departure and return of Steve Jobs to Apple, ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share their views on the tech news that mattered most.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the new Droid phone set to release in early November. Diaz also previews the upcoming Salesforce.com conference and weighs in on whether consumers will buy Windows 7 during the holiday season.
At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, previews Twitter integration with Bing search results. One of the interesting features he introduces is "hottest topics." He explains that the Bing-Twitter search will aggregate information around the most popular links shared on any given topic.
At Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus, ZDNet's Sumi Das talks to Microsoft's chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, about power-saving features in the new Windows 7 operating system. Bernard says Microsoft made energy efficiency a core design element, with better battery optimization, and Bluetooth and DVD features that won't be activated until necessary.
Nokia's 3220 makes its presence known with flashing LEDs and a case that can 'write' messages in the air.
Very impressive technology, with a strange double role, and a price tag that matches its massive size.
The 'Swiss-army' 5140 sports a compass, torch, thermometer and is shock/water-resistant. Squeeze in a fitness coach and Nokia has a great phone for those with active lifestyles.
Nokia's first megapixel camera phone runs on the Symbian operating system, has a unique design and a pack of features such an Internet browser and a video player.
We take a look at Nokia's upgraded N-Gage portable gaming phone. Read our Australian review.
WordPerfect 12.0 features a core stable of productivity apps but suffers from its poor handling of Microsoft files.
Microsoft's Technical Beta release of Windows Media Player 10 features a redesigned interface that provides easy access to online media stores. It also syncs better with portable devices.
Nokia has long dominated the mobile phone market yet strangely enough the Finnish manufacturer has never dabbled in creating clamshell phones. That is, until the 7200.
This is a beautifully simple looking phone cleverly disguising a rich feature set.The claim Nokia makes for this phone is that it offers the richest features in the most compact form, a claim which cannot be disputed here -- it's small and light, one of the coolest, no-fuss, exteriors we've seen, and it has a 65k-colour display, camera and video, MP3 player and an MMC card slot.
It's a Nokia phone that spreads open and gives the users the option to use "always on" access to e-mails. But is it as practical as they say it is?
Consolidate all of your chat buddies into Trillian Pro 2.012.
Windows XP SP2 Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.
Is WAP the only feature that differentiates the Nokia 3330 and 3310? Find out in our review of the latest WAP phone from Nokia
by Jim Rapoza, PC Week LabsMore than a year after the announcement of BizTalk, Microsoft Corp. has revealed little about concrete applicationsupport for the technology — until now.
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