Microsoft’s February ‘Patch Tuesday’ release addresses 57 vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its February 2013 `Patch Tuesday' updates on February 12, issuing 12 security bulletins - five of them rated as `critical' - that addressed as many as 57 vulnerabilities in the company's Windows, Office, Internet Explorer (IE), Exchange Server and the .NET Framework.

Microsoft sets up production studio in California to develop original content for Xbox

According to a recent revelation by Nancy Tellem, Corporate VP of Microsoft LA Studios, Microsoft has staffed up a production studio in Santa Monica, California, with nearly 150 employees who are working to develop original content for the company's popular Xbox 360 gaming console.

Surface Pro shortage: A case of overwhelming demand or limited release

With the newly-launched Surface Pro tablet from Microsoft having apparently sold out at a few retailers, there are diverse reports about whether the stock shortages being reported for the tablet have resulted from overwhelming demand or Microsoft's strategic release of a limited number of units in the stores.

Apple, Adobe, Microsoft summoned to Australian hearing on digital pricing

In connection with the Australian Federal Parliamentary Committee's digital prices inquiry that has been running since July 2012, Apple, Adobe and Microsoft have been summonsed to appear before the investigation, which chiefly pertains to the high costs which Australian consumers have to pay for digital music, software, games and hardware.