Microsoft adds QR codes to help Windows 10 users with dreaded blue screen

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The quick response codes are displayed along with a sad face when the operating system fails. Among the many different overhauls and makeovers Microsoft has been giving its products, it has now added QR codes to its blue screen – the dreaded display screen that occurs when the operating system has had an all-out crash. The facelift to the so-called “Blue Screen of Death” includes a sad face in addition to a quick response code. Some who have already installed the Build 14316 Windows 10 preview have already seen the…

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The Mall aims to make mobile commerce more dynamic

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Xbox One now features The Mall, an online store that leverages numerous technologies Owners of Microsoft’s Xbox One can now visit a virtual mall, through which they can purchase products using nothing more than their mobile device. Aptly named “The Mall,” the new feature was developed with the aid of Von Bismark, a prominent e-commerce organization, and Powa Technologies. The Mall will also make use of the Microsoft Kinect, giving consumers a more dynamic way to shop for products online by leveraging the power of augmented reality. Kinect allows shoppers…

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Mobile technology trends are often driven by employees

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In South Africa, more than 95 percent of workers are currently using mobile devices for business purposes. The South African economy is one of the prime examples of the way that mobile technology is not only making its way into the workplace, but also of the way in which employees are having an important impact on the trends within that category. The results of a recent survey conducted by Dell and Microsoft show the vast majority of employees use mobile. The survey indicated that 95 percent of all employees in…

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Microsoft redesigns its Bing page for mobile technology

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The search site for smartphones and tablets now has a much more sleek and attractive appearance. Microsoft has now launched a brand new redesign of its Bing search engine site for mobile technology that is meant to reflect the attractive visual appearance of the version that had been created for desktop. The tech giant recreated the look of its smartphone friendly version in order to add similar imagery. The Bing homepage for mobile technology has now been recreated by Microsoft so that it has the same treatment as the desktop…

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Microsoft may be breaking into mobile payments

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Reports suggest that new company could be Microsoft’s first step into the mobile commerce market Microsoft may be building its own mobile payments service. There have been reports that Microsoft has established a new company, called Microsoft Payments, which may represent the company’s first step into the world of mobile commerce. Microsoft Payments has reportedly obtained a license from the Idaho Department of Finance, which would allow it to process transactions made over a mobile platform, which has yet to be announced officially. Microsoft Payments is seeking licensing from states…

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