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Windows 10 to soon feature cloud restoring
Windows 10 to soon feature cloud restoring
One of the worst nightmares of a Windows users is having the system bricked. You'll have to either reinstall Windows or, if you are lucky enough, ...... 02 Aug 2019 - 1 comment
Apple expands to Windows 10  iCloud available in Microsoft Store
Apple expands to Windows 10 iCloud available in Microsoft Store
Apple has never really been one to bridge the gap between operating systems, ecosystems, and platforms. The company's stronghold over things ...... 13 Jun 2019
iTunes isn't entirely dead yet, thanks to Windows
iTunes isn't entirely dead yet, thanks to Windows
Apple announced a lot of things earlier this week at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference, some of them less of a surprise than others. ...... 06 Jun 2019
Microsoft's subscription game service, Xbox Game Pass, coming to PC
Microsoft's subscription game service, Xbox Game Pass, coming to PC
Microsoft has revealed that it intends to release the console gaming subscription service to PC as well. At this point we don't have a lot of ...... 31 May 2019
Soon you'll find the first full Linux kernel in Windows 10
Soon you'll find the first full Linux kernel in Windows 10
A long time ago it was thought that Microsoft would battle against Linux for the world domination in a platform war of ages. That epic war never ...... 07 May 2019 - 2 comments
Microsoft's intranet search is spreading everywhere
Microsoft's intranet search is spreading everywhere
Microsoft's Build 2019 developer conference launched yesterday, and company leads took the stage to introduce some of their new projects, and ...... 07 May 2019
Microsoft sent a reminder: Get ready for Windows 7 updates to cease
Microsoft sent a reminder: Get ready for Windows 7 updates to cease
Microsoft has released a patch for Windows 7 which brings along a new dialog box reminding of the most unfortunate news. Well, unfortunate if ...... 21 Mar 2019
Microsoft has started testing next year's massive Windows update
Microsoft has started testing next year's massive Windows update
Microsoft tends to release a couple important updates a year to Windows 10. However, software giant has already started testing a significant ...... 16 Feb 2019 - 5 comments
Microsoft is separating search and Cortana in Windows 10
Microsoft is separating search and Cortana in Windows 10
Microsoft has revealed some upcoming features of Windows 10 on their official Windows blog. The update log is for Windows Insider test build ...... 17 Jan 2019
These keyboard shortcuts every Windows 10 user should know
These keyboard shortcuts every Windows 10 user should know
Most Windows users know at least a few common keyboard shortcuts that save some time and effort when opening up apps or performing tasks. ...... 07 Jan 2019 - 3 comments
Windows 10 Lite is another try at challenging Chromebooks
Windows 10 Lite is another try at challenging Chromebooks
Windows has been the operating system of choice for computers almost since its inception but Microsoft has never managed to scale it down to ...... 05 Dec 2018 - 1 comment
Microsoft to abandon Edge for Chromium
Microsoft to abandon Edge for Chromium
Just a few years ago, in the eve of Windows 10, Microsoft made the decision to retire the good ol' Internet Explorer for a new and improved browser. ...... 04 Dec 2018
Microsoft updated Office icons, plans to expand to entire Windows 10
Microsoft updated Office icons, plans to expand to entire Windows 10
Microsoft has been working on revamping Windows UI and especially Office over the past months. Now the company has announced the new palette ...... 03 Dec 2018 - 1 comment
Windows 10 October update greenlit again, doesn't destroy your files
Windows 10 October update greenlit again, doesn't destroy your files
In early October Microsoft released their newest October 2018 Update for Windows 10. Unfortunately the update had some major issues, including ...... 14 Nov 2018 - 3 comments
Windows 10 gets soon another major update
Windows 10 gets soon another major update
Microsoft is preparing another significant update to its desktop operating system. According to Microsoft's appearance at Berlin's IFA conference ...... 01 Sep 2018
Google is updating Chrome UI on all platforms
Google is updating Chrome UI on all platforms
Google is planning to revamp Chrome's UI a little in less than two weeks. The search giant's own browser will get an update to its 69th version ...... 24 Aug 2018
One of Windows' most long-standing issues was finally fixed
One of Windows' most long-standing issues was finally fixed
Microsoft's own developer conference Build 2018 ended yesterday, and while there were a myriad of updates to different tools within Windows, ...... 10 May 2018 - 1 comment
Windows phones are back! Microsoft selling Lumia smartphones again
Windows phones are back! Microsoft selling Lumia smartphones again
Microsoft made it fairly clear last summer that it's not really interested in Windows phones any more by dropping support from almost all Lumia ...... 24 Feb 2018 - 1 comment
Microsoft to add 'Ultimate Perfomance' mode to Windows 10
Microsoft to add 'Ultimate Perfomance' mode to Windows 10
Microsoft has posted another update on its official Windows blog about future Windows 10 builds. The post reveals new emojis but also touches ...... 15 Feb 2018 - 2 comments
This how much Meltdown and Spectre fixes slow down your computer
This how much Meltdown and Spectre fixes slow down your computer
As companies are trying to recover from what were, and still are, perhaps the most severe CPU bugs in the history of the computer, people are ...... 12 Jan 2018 - 3 comments
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
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 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
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
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
This is how dead Windows phones are
This is how dead Windows phones are
Even when Microsoft was focusing on smartphones more than ever Windows Phones were barely staying afloat. After Microsoft discontinued manufacturing ...... 19 Dec 2016 - 12 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
VLC media player is now a universal Windows 10 app
VLC media player is now a universal Windows 10 app
VideoLan has built a universal Window platform (UWP) app for their popular VLC media player, meaning it will eventually work across Windows ...... 06 Jul 2016 - 8 comments
Xbox Play Anywhere to launch in September
Xbox Play Anywhere to launch in September
Xbox Play Anywhere, the service that gives gamers access to some games on Windows 10 PCs and the Xbox One with just one purchase, will go live ...... 03 Jul 2016
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
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