Microsoft's new update for Windows Phone 8 added support for larger phones and higher-resolution screens, a move analysts hoped would soon put the operating system onto small-sized tablets, a market Microsoft and its hardware partners have largely ignored.
Microsoft has begun selling gift cards good for purchases on its digital content market, taking a page out of Apple's iTunes playbook.
Microsoft will probably report better than expected Windows revenue when it issues its third-quarter earnings numbers this month, based on PC shipment estimates by research firm IDC.
The security researcher who was awarded $100,000 by Microsoft said he spent about two weeks pondering, then demonstrating a new way to circumvent Windows' defensive technologies.
Security experts identified the Internet Explorer browser update as the one to deploy first.
Google is rolling out a redesigned tab page for Chrome, delivering on a promised revamp for users running rougher-edged versions of its browser.
Microsoft launched yet another trade-in program to convince consumers to switch to a Windows device, this time aimed at iPhone owners.
One of the most common questions posed to Microsoft's Surface team Monday was whether the company would buy back used tablets so that customers could upgrade to the newest models set to ship in a month.
Microsoft executives last week came the closest yet to saying that the company will release Office on iPads and Android tablets, but stopped short of specifics.
Microsoft has expanded a buyback program to boost sales of Windows smartphones and tablets, and will pay up to $350 for a variety of rival hardware running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Microsoft yesterday acknowledged yet another problem with its Sept. 10 updates, confirming that one of those fixes broke Office 2010 Starter Edition by changing the file associations of already-created documents.
Microsoft said that hackers are exploiting a critical, but unpatched, vulnerability in IE8 and IE9. Its engineers are working on an update to plug the hole.
A Microsoft MVP and Windows expert has sent company CEO Steve Ballmer a letter asking him to look into the worrisome trend of releasing sub-standard patches.
Mozilla said slower-than-expected progress on Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface means that the touch-based browser likely won't launch until late January.
HP TippingPoint's bug bounty program today said it will again sponsor a mobile-only hacking contest this fall, when it will put up $300,000 in prize money for researchers who demonstrate successful attacks against mobile services and browsers.