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Windows 10 is now on more than 600 million machines
Windows 10 is now on more than 600 million machines
Microsoft released the latest iteration of their computer operating system Windows in July of 2015. Now three and a half years later, Windows ...... 01 Dec 2017 - 13 comments
Microsoft updates Macbook Pro competitor, here's the new Surface Book 2
Microsoft updates Macbook Pro competitor, here's the new Surface Book 2
Microsoft has announced today a new Surface Book 2, the second generation of the hybrid laptop. It is aimed solely at competing against the ...... 17 Oct 2017 - 5 comments
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
If it wasn't clear already, it's now official: Windows phone is dead
Microsoft has finally confirmed that it does not intend to release any new smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile or provide software updates for ...... 09 Oct 2017 - 6 comments
Microsoft announces a new edition of Windows 10 - aimed for real pro users
Microsoft announces a new edition of Windows 10 - aimed for "real pro" users
Microsoft has announced a new edition of Windows 10, aimed for power users. The new version, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations has four major ...... 11 Aug 2017 - 33 comments
Microsoft's Paint app faces axe
Microsoft's Paint app faces axe
Microsoft's iconic Paint application is coming to the end of its development, having been available in Windows since 1985. The application ...... 25 Jul 2017 - 8 comments
80 percent of Windows phones just lost support
80 percent of Windows phones just lost support
Windows phones, you remember those, right? Well, there are still a few around even though new phones haven't been released, at least from Microsoft, ...... 13 Jul 2017 - 5 comments
Spotify now available from Windows Store
Spotify now available from Windows Store
Starting today, Spotify is now available as a downloadable app from the Windows Store in all 60 countries it operates in. It is available ...... 20 Jun 2017 - 1 comment
Microsoft promises a variety of Always Connected computers
Microsoft promises a variety of Always Connected computers
Microsoft has informed us at Computex trade show that its partners are going to unveil a slew of new so-called Always Connected computers in ...... 31 May 2017 - 1 comment
SoundCloud arrives on Xbox One, beta lands on Windows 10
SoundCloud arrives on Xbox One, beta lands on Windows 10
Xbox One had gotten its own SoundCloud App, letting subscribers access their full music collection, playlists and so forth on the Microsoft platform. ...... 31 May 2017
Windows 10 running on half a billion devices
Windows 10 running on half a billion devices
Microsoft has hit a milestone with the announcement that its Windows 10 consumer OS is now running on 500 million active devices. The previous ...... 10 May 2017 - 1 comment
Microsoft offers free Windows 10 Pro upgrade to Surface Laptop buyers
Microsoft offers free Windows 10 Pro upgrade to Surface Laptop buyers
Microsoft unveiled yesterday the new Windows 10 S operating system which in effect is a lite version of company's flagship product. Also revealed ...... 03 May 2017 - 8 comments
Microsoft is changing pace with Windows 10 updates
Microsoft is changing pace with Windows 10 updates
Microsoft's recent Creator's Update was in the works for a long time and finally the major update hit Windows 10 earlier this month. Now you ...... 21 Apr 2017 - 2 comments
Netflix added offline viewing finally to PCs
Netflix added offline viewing finally to PCs
Netflix unveiled its perhaps most awaited feature ever late November last year. Offline viewing was added for mobile devices so you and I could ...... 03 Apr 2017 - 1 comment
Microsoft will let users test apps before installing
Microsoft will let users test apps before installing
Microsoft's Playable Ads will let Windows 10 users try out an app before downloading it and installing it onto their devices. The user can ...... 13 Mar 2017 - 4 comments
Windows 10 updates changes will reduce disruptive reboots
Windows 10 updates changes will reduce disruptive reboots
Windows 10 users who are annoyed by the operating system's updates and reboots will soon have more control over when updates are installed. ...... 03 Mar 2017 - 5 comments
Cortana reminds you even when you forgot to add the reminder
Cortana reminds you even when you forgot to add the reminder
Microsoft has announced an update to its voice assistant Cortana with a single new feature. The so-called Commitment feature allows the Windows ...... 10 Feb 2017 - 22 comments
Windows Insiders get their hands on the new Game Mode
Windows Insiders get their hands on the new Game Mode
The upcoming and anticipated Creators Update for Windows 10 is still a long way from being released but there are some parts of it that you ...... 26 Jan 2017 - 3 comments
Microsoft admits it pushed Windows 10 update too aggressively
Microsoft admits it pushed Windows 10 update too aggressively
Microsoft's unofficial podcast Windows Weekly had a surprise guest in Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela. In the podcast he ...... 23 Dec 2016 - 15 comments
Windows 10 running soon on Snapdragon chips
Windows 10 running soon on Snapdragon chips
Microsoft and Qualcomm have revealed that full featured Windows 10 will run on the next generation of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. Microsoft ...... 08 Dec 2016 - 3 comments
Microsoft is working on a major design update for Windows
Microsoft is working on a major design update for Windows
Windows 10 has been largely a success for the Redmond giant but there's still work to do. The company is obviously trying to figure out how ...... 28 Nov 2016 - 14 comments
Next major Windows 10 update coming in March?
Next major Windows 10 update coming in March?
Windows 10 has definitely been one of the more successful OS launches for Microsoft and even the growth after the initial launch has been decent ...... 15 Oct 2016 - 5 comments
Microsoft releases Anniversary Update for Windows 10
Microsoft releases Anniversary Update for Windows 10
As promised, Microsoft has released the first Anniversary Update for the company's number one product. This is the first major update for Windows ...... 04 Aug 2016 - 6 comments
Windows 10 upgrade woes sends woman to Microsoft offices for help
Windows 10 upgrade woes sends woman to Microsoft offices for help
A Finnish woman turned up at Microsoft offices demanding help after a Windows 10 update rendered her computer useless. Microsoft has come ...... 31 May 2016 - 9 comments
Microsoft: We're committed to Windows 10 Mobile
Microsoft: "We're committed to Windows 10 Mobile"
Microsoft hasn't seemed too interested in smartphones after acquiring Nokia's mobile phone business. Oddly the number of phones released has ...... 27 Apr 2016 - 3 comments
Windows 10 apps on the way for Xbox One owners
Windows 10 apps on the way for Xbox One owners
Microsoft has said this week that there are plans to allow developers to build and port Windows 10 apps to the Xbox One later this year. ...... 18 Mar 2016 - 2 comments
Windows 10 updates for Windows 8.1 phones to begin rolling out tomorrow
Windows 10 updates for Windows 8.1 phones to begin rolling out tomorrow
After months of delays, Windows 8.1 phone owners will soon see their phones updated to Windows 10. Microsoft has promised to begin rolling ...... 07 Mar 2016
Windows 10 reaches 10% as 2015 comes to a close
Windows 10 reaches 10% as 2015 comes to a close
It has been five months since Windows 10 was released in late July and the pace at which it has been adopted surpassed that of its predecessor ...... 02 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
Netflix releases a new universal app for Windows 10
Netflix releases a new universal app for Windows 10
Netflix has completely rebuilt their Windows application as a cross-platform or universal app. The new app will become available this week. ...... 17 Dec 2015 - 3 comments
Microsoft's official apology for Surface problems
Microsoft's official apology for Surface problems
Microsoft has released an official apology to the customers who have bought their new Surface devices or more specifically to those who've ...... 13 Dec 2015
Report: Windows 10 now installed on 100 million PCs
Report: Windows 10 now installed on 100 million PCs
According to insider sources, Windows 10 has now surpassed 100 million installs, a major milestone for the operating system. That number ...... 28 Sep 2015 - 37 comments
How to force Windows 10 upgrade
How to force Windows 10 upgrade
Are you still waiting for your free upgrade to Windows 10? It may take days or weeks to be ready for you, but if you don't want to wait then ...... 05 Aug 2015 - 24 comments
Windows 10 is ready for the limelight
Windows 10 is ready for the limelight
Microsoft has finalized the Windows 10 software and the Windows Insider Program members are now able to try out the commercial version. The ...... 17 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
Microsoft announces Xbox Elite wireless controller for hardcore gamers
Microsoft announces Xbox Elite wireless controller for hardcore gamers
Microsoft has announced a new wireless controller for the Xbox One and Windows 10 aimed at the hardcore gamer. The new Elite wireless controller ...... 16 Jun 2015 - 10 comments
Newegg accidentally reveals Windows 10 price?
Newegg accidentally reveals Windows 10 price?
Windows 10 has been largely unveiled by Microsoft in endless test versions on Windows Insider Program and to the masses at Build conference. ...... 31 May 2015
Cortana coming to iPhone & Android this year, Microsoft confirms
Cortana coming to iPhone & Android this year, Microsoft confirms
Microsoft announces Cortana will land on iPhone and Android devices this year, and more goodies coming over the next couple of months. Cortana ...... 26 May 2015 - 1 comment
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