Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, has been designed primarily to be used on tablet devices, to bring the functionality of PCs and laptops closer to that of a tablet device. Microsoft made this decision based on the prediction that fewer and fewer consumers would be purchasing traditional home computers and more consumers would be using tablet devices to perform online tasks. This seems to have been a winning decision, as the latest research from companies including Gartner and IDC indicates that this coming year,… Read the rest
A lawyer who purchased Microsoft’s brand new Surface tablet computer is suing the company for unfair business practices and false advertising. The Surface tablet, advertised as a 32GB model, in reality only has 16GB of storage space. Microsoft say that the 16GB of storage is standard for the model advertised as 32GB, and the lawsuit brought on by Andrew Sokolowski is without merit, that the public is unlikely to assume that they would have 32GB to use, even though it is advertised as “32GB”.
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Microsoft has indulged in a practice of collecting a large number of patents and then using these patents against anyone who steps on their territory.
By looking at this previous practice, the new one doesn’t come as any surprise: Microsoft has been granted a patent for placing relative ads in ebooks. Although Microsoft had already decided to place adverts in their own ebook format last year – accompanied by a Microsoft Reader program, this plan will officially and finally become reality by the end… Read the rest