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Buying a New PC? Make Sure It's Licensed, Since Lower-Cost Units Are Likely Infected with Malware

Microsoft study shows that most PCs with unlicensed software already compromised before purchase

When buying a new PC or laptop, one of the first things owners often do is to install antivirus software to protect it from digital threats. But a study by global technology firm Microsoft revealed that new PCs may already be infected ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 14, 2018 09:00:00
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Using Same PC After 4 Years? Microsoft Says Maintenance Costs May Already Exceed Price of New Unit

Study says getting a new PC is cheaper than constantly repairing old ones

If you or your business is using old PCs or laptops, you may think that you’re saving on expenses by continuously using these old units instead of purchasing new ones. But a study from multinational technology firms Microsoft and Intel says otherwise.“As ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 07, 2018 12:00:00
Run & Grow

11 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't

Microsoft's Windows OS isn't any one thing. It arises from a patchwork of finely tuned features. Each individual feature is, in turn, the result of a team of dedicated engineers who create the best (often personalizable) experience possible. So, with such a ...

by Evan Dashevsky  | May 27, 2017 08:00:00
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Use Windows? Microsoft Might Know a Ton About You

The upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update will provide option to limit sharing of diagnostic data

When the Windows 10 Creators Update arrives next week, its users will have several privacy options to comb through in order to customize how much of their personal data Microsoft can collect.Undoubtedly cognizant of the recent uproar over access to consumers' computing data following President ...

by Tom Brant  | April 09, 2017 06:00:00
Run & Grow

20 Weird Things We've Learned About Bill Gates

Did you know he's a knight?

With a net worth of more than $86 billion, Bill Gates is known for being one of the richest people in the world. But there’s a lot more you probably don’t know about the Microsoft co-founder.Gates was born in Seattle in 1955 and discovered ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 26, 2017 01:00:00
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The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Did you know Apple is trying to patent a paper bag?

People and companies patent some of the craziest ideas, either to make sure no one else can create them first or to make some money later by eventually bringing a patent suit to trial.In some cases, companies have been awarded some of the ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 04, 2017 12:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 14: Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Plus, Asian stocks tumble on fears of US Fed rate hike and Brexit, and Duterte selects DOH, DOT, DTI chiefs.

AcquisitionMicrosoft buys LinkedIn at $196 per share, or total value of transaction of $26.2 billion, the companies announced the mega deal on Monday (evening, Manila time), June 13.LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network while Microsoft reinvented itself as a major platform ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 14, 2016 09:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 7: Manny Pacquiao now a technopreneur

Plus, Microsoft opens its holographic platform HoloLens to other manufacturers.

PacMan invests in GtokenAdding yet another job on his CV, Senator-elect Manny Pacquiao is also now a technology investor.On June 6, boxing star Pacquiao bought shares in Singapore-based mobile gaming company, Gtoken for an undisclosed amount. Both parties refused to share the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 07, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

The 5 books Bill Gates wants you to read this summer

If you're inclined to sharpen your curiosity and scientific know-how, the Microsoft co-founder's reading list is for you.

When it comes to his reading habits, Bill Gates is an open book. As he does every year around this time, the brainy billionaire Microsoft co-founder has once again released his summer reading list. Unsurprisingly, it is comprised of challenging intellectual volumes—no easy, ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | May 24, 2016 11:00:00
Startup Tips

'Parents, let your kids be entrepreneurs'

Even if these kids fail with their startups, they are still more employable and capable, thus they need their family’s support, organizers of the 2016 Philippine Startup Challenge suggest.

The 2016 Philippine Startup Challenge, a nationwide competition for college students to encourage them to be more creative and develop technological innovations that could solve real life challenges, launched its third installment on April 29.And this year’s challenge introduces the Internet of ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | May 02, 2016 07:00:00
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Digital transformation starts on top, new study says

If your leader is not open to change, then the business or company’s data strategy will suffer, a Microsoft exec points out.

MANILA, Philippines – It was first seen in big businesses:  TV networks are now streaming their shows online; telecommunications providers are boosting data services for consumers; malls are building e-commerce sites.Yet, in spite of the massive changes the Fourth Industrial Revolution has ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 27, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Step up your meetings as Skype for Business gets an upgrade

Connectivity will not be a problem despite the application’s advanced features, business owners assured.

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | April 23, 2016 01:00:00
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What are the most authentic brands in the world?

A new study reveals what companies need to do to retain customer trust.

Which brands have your loyalty and trust? According to a new study, perhaps unsurprisingly, a certain Mouse has won over both consumers' hearts and wallets.In its fourth annual survey about brand authenticity, communications and public relations firm Cohn & Wolfe generated a ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 15, 2016 01:00:00