Three pieces of news from Microsoft today, which signal to me a change in the companies view of itself and maybe now realizes that as well as having no foothold on the popular markets of today such as smartphones, net services and search, see’s itself more providing software for others in its future. First up […]Read More All change at Microsoft? – Or admitting defeat?
I make no secret of my opinion that Microsoft should never be allowed the dominance on any form factor that its enjoyed over the years on the desktop. After many years of introducing users to Linux and indeed other alternatives, it always amazed me that such simple features of Linux that I take for granted […]Read More Beware a softie bearing gifts…Microsoft giveaway?
I’ve a series of articles on free speech and why the internet has anything but coming very soon. My free time has been taken up of late with a documentary I’m participating in so I will start off by apologising for the lack of updates on OpenBytes (and indeed the TechBytes audiocast). I’ve been quite active over […]Read More The price of “free speech” – Why you can’t be sure who you are talking with.
Despite the usual Microsoft PR, Windows Phone (and infact) many of Microsoft’s many “new ideas”, have been met with apathy from the consumer. Windows Phone has found itself in a catch-22 I believe where the consumer wants the apps and the devs wont come and make the apps they want until they are Windows Phone […]Read More Microsoft begs for Windows Phone developers?
A game developer has reportedly made £52 on a game for the Windows RT, the “Great Big War Game” was a popular title on both Android and Apple devices, yet after being ported to Windows RT, made only £52. Quite understandably the developer was not impressed: Paul Johnson, a high level executive of UK games […]Read More Develop for Windows RT – big money to be made (£52)!!!
Windows users the world over will almost certainly be familiar with malware and the numerous hoops one must jump through in order to try to prevent it. How many PC’s have been replaced because the unsuspecting (and often inexperienced) PC user thought that the problem was with the PC hardware itself and not the “software” […]Read More Windows – Now with added malware!
My good friend (and co-host) Roy has recently been writing about Canonical and its promotion of the now Microsoft owned Skype. As usual with TechRights it’s a very interesting read and whilst I have other commitments taking me away from this digital world of wonder, I do have time to put a slightly different angle […]Read More Canonical – To Skype or not to Skype?
Every so often when the moon is full and perspiring Ballmer is in its third phase, Microsoft takes one of it’s products and changes its name re-brands it. I can’t be the only user who refuses Hotmail as part of their email filters – its usually junk, often a scam and occasionally a throwaway mail […]Read More It’s rebranding time again for Microsoft! – Hotmail gets a new name & DanceFailLIVE
By now its common knowledge that Google has released publically, figures on the takedown requests it has recieved from copyright holders and their affiliates. Microsoft figured heavily in this release which is what I wish to look at a little closer and maybe offer some alternative reasoning to the requests themselves. Firstly, this article is […]Read More Microsoft take-down requests – needs its own house in order first?
Whilst Microsoft has been busy creating Android “licenses” with an untested patent claims under secrecy of NDA, one initially could be forgiven for having very little sympathy for Microsoft. It is being reported that a German court has taken steps to remove Microsoft products from the shelves most notably the 360 and Windows Phone 7 […]Read More Microsoft products banned from German market!