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July 2, 2012

Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad Comparison

Recently, Microsoft has announced that they are launching 2 tablets in the near future. The first one is called the Surface RT which will probably rival Apple’s iPad. Below, we have compiled a comparison between the tablets:


The iPad outlasts the Surface RT as Apple is claiming that the battery life can go up to 10 hours while Microsoft is still mum on the subject.

Built-In Storage

The iPad is available in three different storage options, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and has no room for expansion via card slots. The Surface RT has two options, 32GB and 64GB but it features a microSD card slot for more storage if the built-in storage is not enough for your [...]

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June 3, 2012

Bing Gets More Social

Microsoft is trying to shake up the search world – get you Binging instead of Googling…

Admittedly, I like the random daily wallpaper from Bing (yes, I the Apple Fan do have a PC laptop in the office. We’re cross-platform here at HicksNewMedia).

Bing is looking to leverage your overall Social Graph and position recommendations from Bing searches closer to the top from people you know.

The new Bing design focuses on unique ways to bring friends and experts into the search experience. These social results, found in the right column and called sidebar, complement the standard search results without compromising them, offering searchers the [...]

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April 22, 2012

Microsoft Xbox games for iPhone and Android

In a move that has surprised the technology world, Microsoft has announced that it is bringing its flagship online multimedia and gaming suite, Xbox Live to the users of iPhone and Android mobile devices. The official confirmation from Microsoft first reported by Forbes confirmed the rumors that have been circulating since Microsoft posted a job listing on its career portal for developers with experience in iOS (Apple’s OS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Android software.

Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console is the largest selling gaming console in the world. The move was apparently intended to target the huge user base of iPhone and Android devices to expand the [...]

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April 18, 2012

Karen Cheng to Microsoft “Take This Job and …”

Not your typical resignation letter – but definitely very Social InterWeb influenced.

Karen Cheng is leaving Microsoft and heading to the up-and-coming startup, Exec.

Who cares you ask? Well, this story could have many different angles. Here’s a short list:

Program manager on Microsoft Excel leaves big corporate Microsoft for up-and-coming tech startup Exec is the next incredibly cool tech startup from young Justin Kan (you know him…Mr. himself) The resignation letter is in fact a light hearted song bidding farewell to the old and hello to the new

Yeah – kinda a slow morning, but we’ll pick up the serious news [...]

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