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REDMOND, Wash. — Apr. 18, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $20.49 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.61 billion, $6.06 billion, and $0.72 per share. These financial results reflect the net recognition of revenue related to the Windows Upgrade Offer, Office Upgrade Offer and Pre-Sales, and the Entertainment and Devices Division Video Game Deferral, partially offset by the European Commission fine. The following table reconciles these financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to non-GAAP financial results. We have provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance.           Download:          Web   “The bold bets we made on cloud services are paying off as people increasingly choose Microsoft services including Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox LIVE, and Skype,” said Steve Ballmer, chief ...

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Few day back, a new Windows Blue build 9369 got leaked on the web. It revealed some interesting features such as improved web search experience, search suggestions from the web, modern UI file manager, etc,. Now, another hidden feature was revealed which can be enabled by tweaking the registry. The new Search experience powered by Bing reveals new UX which you can see in the video above. If you have Windows Blue Build running, read instructions to enable it manually: http://bit.ly/176iDoC or download .reg files, http://bit.ly/13qwxU0. via: youtube ...

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Toshiba unveiled a new line of laptops called Kirabook, the first Windows Ultrabook that comes with 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 display, 256GB of SSD, 8GB RAM and Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. While the specs directly competes with Apple MacBook Pro Retina models, how about the build quality and design? Early hands on videos from Engadget, The Verge, etc, seems hugely positive about these premium devices. Engadget: Where else to start but with that WQHD display? The minute we saw it, we knew this wasn’t your garden-variety 1,366 x 768 panel. Everything is sharper — even the lettering on the Start Menu — though we would have just as easily assumed this was a 1,920 x 1,080 panel. The Verge: Whether or not the Kirabook sells at MacBook Air levels is less important than what the device represents, though. This is the first truly premium Windows 8 laptop we’ve seen in a ...

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Add this app to the list of potential apps on the Xbox platform. Virgin Gaming has a online tournament gaming community of over 2 million gamers. The new “Xbox Tournaments” application now offers members of Xbox LIVE access to tournaments directly from their Xbox 360 console. This application allows users to find and compete in gaming tournaments without ever having to leave their console. Virgin Gaming has decided to host a $100,000 tournament rewarding users for playing on the app. Here is the description of the app from Vertigo, Gamers can participate in a variety of games and challenges for prize money. The platform supports several top games so it’s likely you can win prizes playing games that you already know and love. If your game isn’t there yet, no worries, more will be added in the future. You don’t need to be a hard-core gamer to enjoy the platform either. Virgin Gaming has ...

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Google today updated their Search app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. This is not a major update, but it has some little new features. Release notes: - Ability to change voice search language from app settings - Ability to view Google Web History when signed in to the app - Bug fixes Download the app here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft today announced that they have enabled optional two-step verification for Microsoft accounts. With this release you can choose to protect your entire account with two-step verification, regardless of what service (or device) you are using with your Microsoft account. It’s your choice whether you want to enable this, but for those of you that are looking for ways to add additional security to your account, we’ve worked hard to make set-up really easy. We’ll verify that you have at least two pieces of security information on file (it’s always good to have a second in case you lose the first). If you have a smartphone, we’ll help you set up an authenticator app, which allows you to receive two-step verification codes even while offline (very useful on vacation and to avoid messaging fees). The next time you sign on, you’ll be prompted for a code. To get started, go ...

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Yesterday we reported about the newly leaked Windows 8.1 Blue update build 9369. The new build revealed some new features. Under Search tab of Apps settings page, you can now select option to include search suggestions from the web and even you can control the SafeSearch options. For example, you can choose Moderate level to filter adult images and videos but not text from your search results. There is a new trackpad settings which allow you to turn on or off edge gestures and change the scroll direction. New ModernUI file manager which lets you cut/copy/paste, rename, move files. Source: WinBeta ...

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Microsoft is not new to the world of smart watches. Microsoft introduced Smart Watch category a decade ago by partnering with various watch manufacturers. Those devices used radio waves to get some basic data such as weather report, etc,. Later, Microsoft discontinued the platform due to poor adoption by consumers. Last week WSJ reported that Microsoft is also working on a Smart Watch on its own. Today, The Verge reported that Microsoft’s Xbox team is working on prototypes of Smart Watch. The Smart Watch is expected to have 1.5inch display with removable bands. Microsoft’s smartwatch is said to be in the prototype phase, with teams who have worked on Xbox accessories and the Kinect sensor focused on the device. We’re told it features removable bands attached to a 1.5-inch touch display. One prototype includes the same magnetic power connector that Microsoft uses on its Surface tablets. The MagSafe-like connector is ...

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Toshiba today announced their high-end touch screen laptop lineup called KIRAbook. KIRAbooks comes with PixelPure display with the resolution of 2560 x 1440 powered by Intel Core i7 processors. KIRA REVEALS THE LUXURIOUS SIDE OF TOSHIBA Company Introduces 13-inch KIRAbook with PixelPure Ultra-High Resolution Display and Striking Ultraportable Design; Showcases Toshiba’s Commitment to Engineering Innovation and VIP Customer Service IRVINE, Calif.-April 18, 2013-Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced KIRA™, a new premium brand for consumers. The first device to launch under the brand is KIRAbook™, an all-new Ultrabook™ featuring the company’s first ultra-high resolution PixelPure™ display and a striking new lightweight and compact design precision engineered with AZ91 pressed magnesium alloy. KIRAbook embodies the elegant nature of the new brand with a striking industrial design, premium build materials and an exceptional overall experience with a two-year warranty1, plus complimentary Platinum service ...

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The official app for Deezer music streaming app is now available in Windows Store. Description: Take music to a new dimension! The Deezer app lets you discover, enjoy, and share all the music you want, anytime, anywhere. Enjoy over 20 million tracks for free. Build your music library and create your own playlists. Listen to thousands of artist-based and themed radio channels. Discover the latest tracks and music trends with new releases and Deezer Picks. Take it to the next level with Deezer Premium+: Listen without limits to over 20 million tracks and build your own music library. No ads, no interruptions. Do you have a computer, a mobile, and a tablet? Access your music on up to three devices with one subscription. The Offline Mode will soon be available for Windows 8, allowing you to sync your albums and playlists to your device so that you can listen without ...

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According to recent data by NetMarketShare which just started measuring Chromebook usage this month, Chromebook adoption seems very slow even when compared to Windows RT which was criticized for poor sales. For the week of 4/8 – 4/14, ChromeBook has 0.023 percent weighted worldwide usage. Because it rounds to less than 0.1 percent it’s not showing up in our reports. According to ZDNet, as of April 2013 all Chromebooks combined have managed to achieve 7/10 of 1 percent of the usage of Windows 8 PCs worldwide. After nearly two years on the market, Chromebooks have achieved a smaller percentage of usage than Windows RT which was released only few months back on the market. While Windows RT has been widely considered a disappointment, what about Google Chromebooks now? Read more at the source link below. Source: ZDNET ...

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Windows based Tablets, Touch enabled laptops and hybrids are yet to take off in sales. While Microsoft provided their support with Windows 8, hardware manufacturers were not ready. There are only few touch enabled laptops/tablets on the market and with high price tags. At their financial earnings report, Intel executives said that they are expecting Intel Windows tablets to hit the price point between $200 – $300 this holiday season. We have a certain spec for ultrabooks, and that is the product that Stacy said is going to be centered at as low as $599 with some [diverse] SKUs to $499. If you look at touch-enabled Intel based notebooks that are ultrathin and light using non-core processors, those prices are going to be down to as low as $200 probably. Are you ready for the new wave of Windows based touch products? via: Engadget ...

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Yesterday we reported about the new leaked Windows Blue Build 9369. This leaked build does not reveal any significant changes from the already leaked build. But there are some small features which are new in this build. For example, under Search tab of Apps settings page, you can now select option to include search suggestions from the web and even you can control the SafeSearch options. For example, you can choose Moderate level to filter adult images and videos but not text from your search results. via: Neowin ...

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Following the leaks of  Windows Blue 9364 few weeks back, it is time for another build. Windows Blue Build 9369 has leaked online and available for download from p2p networks. We are yet to download and check for new features and updates in Windows 8, if you do before us, please let us know the updates/changes in the comments section below. Windows Blue Build 9364 revealed following changes/features few weeks back, Internet Explorer 11 with synced tabs New personalization features such as choosing from various accent colors Ability to move group of Live Tiles together Improved PC Settings Page with search and recently/most used settings SkyDrive is now part of PC Settings page where you can manage device backup, etc,. Ability to automatically upload Pictures and videos to SkyDrive based on quality. New apps – Movie Moments, Calculator, Alarm and Voice Recorder Improved Multitasking – New side-by-side snapping of upto 3 ...

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