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Nokia to Launch New Flagship in Lebanon and the Middle East

In an awesomely Tech-chic setting, we were invited to attend the very first joint regional media event the two brands organize (Microsoft and Nokia), for a wrap-up of the Microsoft-Nokia smartphone lineup and strategy in a sort of “State of the Union” meetup, whereby the two companies announced the launch of three smartphones in the Middle East, namely the Lumia 630, 635 and most importantly, their latest flagship, the Lumia 930. What hit us first was the cool neutral white “loungy” venue ...
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Microsoft Protects Middle East and Africa Victims from Cybercrime

Microsoft has taken legal action against global cybercrime to clean up malware and help ensure Middle East and Africa customers are safer online. Microsoft filed a civil case in the U.S. District Court for Nevada in late June requesting a temporary restraining order against a U.S. company, Vitalwerks Internet Solutions, LLC, doing business as No-IP.com. The U.S. District Court granted the Microsoft request and enabled Microsoft to identify and route all known bad traffic to its servers, so that Microsoft ...
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Microsoft NGO Day: Enhancing NGOs Productivity for a Better Lebanon

Under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Social Affairs, Mr. Rashid Derbass, the Higher Council for Children in collaboration with Online Safety Lebanon organized a Microsoft NGO Day in the aim of enhancing NGOs productivity for a better Lebanon. Following the conference, three workshops took place highlighting the most effective methods to: Enable NGOs and Manage the Success of their Projects, Utilize and Benefit from Information Technology and Deploy Internet Safety Culture for Children. NGO ...
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Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 3

Microsoft announced today the Surface Pro 3. The device has a 12-inch screen with a 2160×1440 resolution, a 3:2 aspect ratio, as well as 4K display support. The Surface Pro 3 starts at $799 (in the US) and will be available for preorder starting tomorrow, with shipping beginning on June 20. The price tag does not include the keyboard, which will cost an additional $130, and another $49 for the stylus. The full price list with all different configurations is as follows: Intel Core i3, 64GB ...
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Microsoft and Ubisoft Launch 3D Web Assassin’s Creed Pirates

Microsoft and Ubisoft today launched the first Assassin’s Creed game for the Web. Assassin’s Creed Pirates is a demo available worldwide for free in five languages, based on Assassin’s Creed Pirates for Android and iOS. The Web version lets you control captain Alonzo Batilla’s ship through the Caribbean seas, evading mines and other obstacles as you search for treasure. A small perk of this collaboration: when running on IE11, the game detects your Windows device and input type and ...
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Let the E3 Rumor Mill Begin

With the biggest gaming expo, E3, just around the corner it's gamers' Spring time with news, rumours and announcements popping up instead of flowers. TheCutAndDry has allegedly received a leaked list of what Microsoft has in store for its upcoming June 9 conference. As always with rumours, take this with many pinches of salt until an official announcement has been made by Microsoft itself. Ryse 2 is in development and will be announced at the show in a real-time in-game trailer. Gone is the ...
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Official: Microsoft Welcomes The Nokia Devices and Services Business

Microsoft Corp. announced it has completed its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The acquisition has been approved by Nokia shareholders and by governmental regulatory agencies around the world. The completion of the acquisition marks the first step in bringing these two organizations together as one team. Today we welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business to our family. The mobile capabilities and assets they bring will advance our transformation. Together with our ...
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Microsoft Lebanon Launches its First Edition of National Cloud Summit

Microsoft Lebanon held a workshop on Cloud Technology and its effectiveness of governments and the public sector on Wednesday the 26th of March 2014 at their offices in Downtown, Beirut. The workshop, which incorporated a series of lectures on the benefits of National Cloud in governmental departments as well as public and private sectors in Lebanon, gathered key decision makers in the Lebanese government. Over the past few years, government entities all over the world have been exploring new methods ...
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Microsoft Office for iOS and Android Now Completely Free

Microsoft today released Office for iPad and updated Office Mobile for iPhone and Office Mobile for Android with a major change: both are now completely free for home use. The decision was allegedly made in order to align Office Mobile for Windows Phone with its iOS and Android counterparts. As a result, Office Mobile now lets smartphone users view, as well as edit, content on the go for free. This comes as a counterblow to Apple and Google's own mobile 'Office' solutions. Apple offers iWork for ...
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Microsoft Experience 2014: Unveiling the Latest Tech Trends

This Wednesday, Microsoft Lebanon held the Microsoft Experience 2014, a networking afternoon event that brought together Lebanon’s technology professionals to discover and experience the latest technologies from Microsoft and its partners. With a plethoric program including an interactive standing conference, a large showcasing area and an augmented magic show, Microsoft Experience 2014 was a must-attend event for professionals and enthusiasts in the technology industry. The event that took place ...
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Facebook Messenger Now Available on Windows Phone

Facebook Messenger has finally launched for Windows Phone. What does it exactly bring to the current Facebook Windows Phone experience? Here’s a list of features in the first version of Messenger for Windows Phone that might give you a few hints: Get to all your messages without having to open Facebook. Bring your conversations to life with stickers and send photos privately. Have group conversations and make plans on the go. Share your location so people know when you’re nearby. Know ...
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Official: Microsoft To End Support for Windows XP and Office 2003

On April 8 2014, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP and Office 2003. This deadline raises the question for many businesses of what to do with their older technology as they look to protect valuable IP and customer information. Business and personal technology has dramatically changed over the last decade. PC desktops are now commonly found side by side with laptops, and newer form factors like ultra-books, all-in-ones, and tablets. Writeable CDs are today replaced by cloud-based storage ...
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3 Top Stories Not To Miss Today

Facebook is now 10 years old. You may love it or hate but the odds are you are on it. The site has now over 1.23 billion users, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new product called look back. Look Back (found here: https://www.facebook.com/lookback) will allow you to have a... look back on your profile: it can be a short personalised movie, a collection of your top photos, or a thank you card from the company depending on how much content you’ve posted to the service. So go ahead and ...
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Microsoft Lebanon Donates Licenses to Caritas Lebanon’s HOPE Center

In line with Microsoft’s partnership with Caritas Lebanon that was announced two years ago, Microsoft Lebanon recently offered software licenses to Caritas’ HOPE Center for children with learning disabilities. On this occasion, Caritas Lebanon held a ceremony at their HOPE Center in Beit Chabab in honor of Microsoft Lebanon attended by Caritas Lebanon President, Father Simon Faddoul, Microsoft Lebanon Country Manager Mrs. Hoda Younan, Caritas and Microsoft Lebanon staff, representatives from ...
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Microsoft Took Holiday Shopping to a Whole New Level

Microsoft, in collaboration with their partners HP, Samsung and Asus, took this last holiday season shopping to a whole new level by revealing a wide variety of Windows devices ideal for both work and play. The holiday campaign came in line with Microsoft’s commitment to delivering unparalleled experiences to their customers by combining devices and services in a unique way. Quoting Hoda Younan, Microsoft Lebanon Country Manager: Software will always be at the heart of what we do, but over ...
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Microsoft is Reportedly Planning a Release of Windows 9 in 2015

It has been circulated around the net that Microsoft is currently preparing an update to Windows 8.1 to be announced in April during the Build 2014 Developer Conference, this updated (dubbed "Update 1") is intended to improve the shared code use between Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 and make it easier for developers to build apps that run across both platforms. But according to a report by Paul Thurrott, Microsoft will also be discussing a "Threshold" update for 2015 that is believed to ...
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Zoom In: Nokia Lumia 1020 Review

41. Forty-one million pixels. Forty-one million pixels in one camera. Ponder on this for a moment. Your current phone probably captures eight (my phone too). Your SLR probably sports about 16. Nokia's Lumia 1020 is a smartphone that captures more than all of those 'proper' cameras put together. It captures pictures based on a 41 million pixels sensor. But does the smartphone world revolves around ultra-performing cameras? Notwithstanding its camera sensor, is the Lumia 1020 a killer phone? My ...
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Smooth & Classy: Nokia’s Lumia 925 Review

I have a bit of experience with Lumia devices, since I have always been the first to review all Lumias that came onto our desks, and the main Tech-Ticker/Nokia liaison agent over the past few years. In this review, I’ll try my best to focus on a number of areas that most Windows Phone 8 owners tend to feel are most important. In my personal time, I tend to use my smartphone(s) on a regular basis as a mean to communicate with family and friends through email and instant messaging, share updates ...
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As Awesome As: Microsoft Lebanon’s DevCamp

Friday 29th of November was a special day for Lebanese developers as they witnessed the Microsoft Tech Day at AUB. In that day, professionals from Microsoft stood in front of a vast audience of developers, power users, and Tech geeks, to introduce them to the latest technology that Microsoft came up with. That involved Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio 2013. Developers also had the chance to get acquainted with what is coming next, that being Microsoft DevCamp. DevCamp Saturday ...
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Microsoft Launches Office 365 in Lebanon

BEIRUT LEBANON — November 19, 2013 — Microsoft Lebanon announced the commercial launch of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud productivity service for businesses of all sizes, in Lebanon. Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft Lync Online in an always-up-to-date service, at a predictable monthly cost. Over a few months, more than 10,000 organizations, many of which were small and midsize businesses, ...
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The Console Showdown: XBox One Vs PS4

Sony did it. They sold 1 million PlayStation 4s in 24 hours, and even if you can't stand Sony or Playstation, you have to admit that it's a pretty impressive feat. Now the question on everyone's mind is: how well will the Xbox One do? Forget everything you’ve heard or read about the Xbox One and the Playstation 4, including the fact that this very well could be the last Xbox from Microsoft. Put all of that information you've taken in, along with everything that will be published over the next ...
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PS4 and Xbox One: Top Exclusive Launch Titles

Both consoles are ready to launch. Once they do (and once we will all be getting one of them, or maybe both!), what are the game titles to look forward to? Each console has got an exclusive armada of games to go along the initial marketing efforts. We simply picked five exclusive game titles for each console, in order for you to feel (even more) excited about the whole thing. Exclusive Launch Titles: Xbox One Dead Rising 3: Zombies galore all over again! It is zombies by the thousand this ...
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