NHS WannaCry cyber-attack cost £92 million after 19,000 appointments cancelled

The WannaCry cyber attack cost the NHS an estimated £92 million, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has revealed. The breach in May last year, which affected computers worldwide, disrupted services and led to thousands of cancelled NHS appointments. A report by the Public Accounts Committee, published in April, said the health service was "unprepared" for the attack, […]

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Microsoft Surface Propels Company Into Number Five PC Maker Slot For Good Reason [Opinion]

For the first time in the U.S., Microsoft breaks into the top five PC makers. Microsoft’s hardware initiative began under Steve Balmer but was hardly a crowning achievement. The Surface brand suffered bad press, poor implementation, lack of focus, and costly write-downs. While this turnaround has some pretty big caveats, it is still big news for Microsoft, and perhaps the […]

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Surface Go review: Microsoft's made a Windows iPad, and it's great

Shrinking the Surface Pro design down to the size of a standard 10-inch tablet, and bringing the starting price down to $599, Microsoft's Surface Go is a wonderfully compact Windows machine that doesn't compromise when it comes to productivity. At 245mm x 175mm and coming in at around half a kilo, this is a fully fledged computer packed into a […]

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Microsoft is making a huge update to Office 365 – here’s how you can benefit

If you use Microsoft Office 365 Personal, you’ll be happy to hear that the service has had a huge update that will transform the way you use Microsoft programmes. Subscribers can now install Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Outlook on all their devices – including desktop and mobile. And while users were once restricted to one PC, Mac, tablet or […]

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Smarter together: Microsoft and Amazon make Cortana and Alexa play nice

Amazon and Microsoft have officially set up the friendship between their two voice assistants, Alexa and Cortana, a year after announcing the partnership to expand the reach and abilities of the competing services. But how does this relationship of rivals work? To talk to one assistant through the other, customers have to say either "Cortana, open Alexa" or "Alexa, open […]

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Alexa And Cortana Are Now BFFs As Amazon And Microsoft Integrate The Two Digital Assistants

Almost a year after the two giant tech companies, Amazon and Microsoft, announced their plan for the two assistants, Alex and Cortana, to be able to communicate with each other, they have finally announced Wednesday that it’s now possible, reports CNBC. The integration is now available as a preview to everyone in the U.S. The idea to team up the […]

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Microsoft Becomes Disney-Owned Movies Anywhere’s Sixth Retail Partner

It’s official: Digital movie collection service Movies Anywhere, owned and operated by Disney, has added Microsoft Movies and TV as its sixth digital retail partner. Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Apple’s iTunes and Walmart’s Vudu were partnered with the service at launch last October. FandangoNow, Fandango’s on-demand video service, came aboard in March. Microsoft Movies and TV is the software giant’s […]

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Leaks Suggest Microsoft Ready to Join Movies Anywhere

Microsoft is set to join Disney’s Movies Anywhere service, if leaks discovered by the tech press Monday morning are any indication. The two companies haven’t made their announcement official yet, but mentions of Movies Anywhere appeared on Microsoft’s website Monday, only to be removed by the company after news about the partnership broke. Movies Anywhere also started to feature Microsoft’s […]

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Microsoft’s New Xbox Streaming Device Reportedly Runs on Scarlett Cloud Platform

Rumors are swirling about Microsoft’s next generation of Xbox consoles, and a new report features additional details about what a streaming-focused release from the company may be capable of. If new information released regarding Microsoft’s smaller, cloud-based platform is true, it could end up changing the way we experience new console launches significantly. According to tech publication Thurrott, Microsoft will […]

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Paul Allen asks $150M for 122 acres of mountain in Beverly Hills

Microsoft’s Paul Allen asks $150M for 122 acres of empty land atop a mountain in Beverly Hills with fairy tale views and a MILE-long drive – despite paying just $20M for the historic main home which he then razed Paul Allen has put the 122 acres of land he purchased for $20 million in 1997 on the market for $150 […]

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