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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
Microsoft: There are now 270 million devices running Windows 10
Microsoft: There are now 270 million devices running Windows 10
Yesterday at Microsoft's BUILD event, Windows head Terry Myerson announced that there are now over 270 million devices running Windows 10. ...... 01 Apr 2016 - 8 comments
Microsoft to unveil new interactive Live Tiles for Windows 10
Microsoft to unveil new interactive Live Tiles for Windows 10
Microsoft will introduce interactive Live Tiles at the upcoming BUILD conference, significantly changing how you interact with the tiles in Windows 10. ...... 28 Mar 2016 - 11 comments
Microsoft Xbox One now open to cross-platform play with the Sony PS4, Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft Xbox One now open to cross-platform play with the Sony PS4, Windows 10 PCs
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Live online network is now open to cross-platform play with the PlayStation 4 and Windows 10 PC gamers. ...... 15 Mar 2016
Lenovo introduces a $229 1080p Windows 10 tablet
Lenovo introduces a $229 1080p Windows 10 tablet
Lenovo has introduced a new, highly affordable tablet running Windows 10. The MIIX 310 has a 10.1-inch 1080p display and runs on an Intel ...... 22 Feb 2016
U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade some PCs to Windows 10
U.S. Department of Defense to upgrade some PCs to Windows 10
The U.S. Department of Defense has laid out plans to upgrade "4 million devices and systems" to Windows 10 by February 2017. It appears that ...... 20 Feb 2016
Hulu gets the full Windows 10 treatment
Hulu gets the full Windows 10 treatment
While Hulu has been available for all major platforms for some time, it was notably lacking full support from Microsoft's Windows 10. That ...... 15 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Microsoft says Windows 10 is now on over 200 million devices
Microsoft says Windows 10 is now on over 200 million devices
In just a few months since its release, Microsoft's latest operating system is now powering over 200 million devices. The software giant ...... 05 Jan 2016 - 6 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
Windows 10 fall update slated for next month
Windows 10 fall update slated for next month
According to Windows insider Paul Thurrott, the Windows 10 Fall Update is slated for release next month. Windows 10 build 1511 will be available ...... 23 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
Facebook announces Windows universal apps for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger
Facebook announces Windows universal apps for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger
Yesterday, during Microsoft's big event, one smaller piece of news hit that went generally unnoticed but also means big things for Microsoft. ...... 07 Oct 2015
Microsoft confirms 110 million Windows 10 installs
Microsoft confirms 110 million Windows 10 installs
Microsoft has confirmed another milestone for its Windows 10 operating system: 110 million installs since launch in July. A couple of other ...... 07 Oct 2015 - 6 comments
Microsoft accidentally confirms its oft-rumored Lumia 950 and XL models
Microsoft accidentally confirms its oft-rumored Lumia 950 and XL models
Microsoft accidentally posted specs for its highly-anticipated Lumia flagships, ahead of any official confirmation. The Lumia 950 and 950 ...... 02 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
Microsoft Windows 10 is using your bandwidth to help strangers update their systems - here's how to turn it off
Microsoft Windows 10 is using your bandwidth to help strangers update their systems - here's how to turn it off
Over the past few weeks we have been going over Windows 10's "dark side," which includes some hidden features like a keylogger and Wi-Fi detail ...... 18 Sep 2015 - 8 comments
Microsoft's Windows 10 is recording your voice and your key strokes - here's how to turn it off
Microsoft's Windows 10 is recording your voice and your key strokes - here's how to turn it off
While Windows 10 has been generally well reviewed my users, fans of privacy are having a field day with how invasive the new operating system is. ...... 13 Sep 2015 - 19 comments
Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your eligible PC even if you don't have space for it or want it
Microsoft is downloading Windows 10 to your eligible PC even if you don't have space for it or want it
Microsoft is now downloading Windows 10 installation files to your PC, even if you didn't ask for it nor have enough available hard drive space for it. ...... 12 Sep 2015 - 11 comments
Alcatel to launch Windows 10 phone before end of year
Alcatel to launch Windows 10 phone before end of year
Chinese OEM Alcatel has announced it will launch a Windows 10 smartphone before the end of the year. "We are very supportive of the Windows ...... 12 Sep 2015
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