Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

  • South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

    South Africa: IEC releases elections app

    May 6, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off

    On Wednesday, 7 May 2014, millions of South Africans will be heading to voting stations around the country to cast their votes. This act of nationalism has been made easier and less stressful thanks to the availability of the official IEC South Africa app,...

  • Microsoft recognises the world’s most innovative educators, with schools and teachers from Africa being honoured (image: Mobile News Daily)

    Windows XP end of support: what it means for users

    April 29, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off

    Technology giant Microsoft officially cut off any further support for their Windows XP operating system in April this year. IT News Africa posed a number of questions to Rotimi Olumide, Microsoft’s Sub-Saharan Africa Windows Lead on Windows XP, about the...

  • Broforce is now available Steam Early Access (image: Free Lives)

    South African game available on Steam

    April 8, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Cape Town developer Free Lives announced today that their title Broforce is now available on Steam Early Access. Steam is an international digital game store for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms, and attracts millions of users a month. The title is being made...

  • A screenshot of the Valentine’s Greetings app (image: Microsoft)

    Top 10 Valentine’s Day apps

    February 13, 2014 • ListsComments Off

    With the world getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, IT News Africa is taking a look at 10 apps available in the Windows Store. Whether it is an app for romantic quotes or booking a quick getaway, these apps will make Valentine’s day...

  • Windows Phone apps can now be charged to a monthly Vodacom bill (image: WP Central)

    Windows Phone users can charge Vodacom apps to monthly bill

    November 7, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Windows Phone users on mobile operator Vodacom will now be able to purchase apps on the Windows Phone store, and charge it directly to the monthly Vodacom bill. “If you’re a Windows Phone Vodacom user, contract or prepaid, life has just became a whole lot...

  • Africa well represented at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup

    July 8, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Competing nations have started to arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia, as Microsoft’s bi-annual Imagine Cup officially kicks off today. The competition sees teams from different nations compete against each other in app development, program development and...

  • Microsoft’s Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky resigns

    November 13, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Microsoft has announced that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky will be leaving the company and that Julie Larson-Green will be promoted to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering. Tami Reller retains her roles as chief financial...

  • Microsoft rebrands built-in OS games as Xbox Windows

    August 8, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Software giant Microsoft is in the process of overhauling what seems to be the whole company and part of that strategy is to rebrand a number of products. Users of Microsoft’s operating systems will be familiar with built-in gaming titles like Minesweeper...

  • Microsoft delivers record quarter and annual revenue

    July 20, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Microsoft announced quarterly revenue of $18.06 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, while operating income and loss per share for the quarter were $192 million and $0.06 per share. “We delivered record fourth quarter and annual revenue, and we’re...

  • Microsoft announces new Microsoft Office

    July 16, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office. The next release features an intuitive design that works with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social...

  • Microsoft unveils Surface tablet

    June 19, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Microsoft has unveiled its Surface tablet and company executives showed two versions of the Windows tablet to attendees at an event in Hollywood. Surface is designed to enable seamless transition between consumption and creation, without compromise....

  • Mozilla Marketplace goes live with beta

    June 13, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Browser-maker Mozilla released a beta version of their app store for web-based apps. The Mozilla Marketplace has been designed so that users will be able to install applications for Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system just as they would do for normal...

  • Google patches Chrome following hack

    March 9, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    After Google’s popular Chome browser was hacked by a Russian student, the multinational internet company frantically released an update to fix the security gap. It took them less than 24 hours to develop and send out the patch fixing the security loophole...

  • Google’s Chrome hacked

    March 8, 2012 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments (3)

    Google will have to cough up green after their Chrome browser was breached. A Russian student walked away with $60 000 after hacking Chrome from a fully-patched Windows 7 64-bit PC. This follows Google’s offer of prize money to anyone capable of...

  • Windows IE9, born handicapped

    March 16, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Microsoft has officially launched its new Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). Despite being newly hatched, IE9 has already met with serious criticism. Microsoft is marketing IE9 as a fast, secure and beautiful browser for the “prosumer” who wants to...