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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
Amazon releases Alexa app for Windows 10
Amazon releases Alexa app for Windows 10
Amazon has released an Alexa App for Windows 10 that is available to download now. It has already been present on some Windows 10 devices ...... 09 Nov 2018
Windows 10 preview warns against Chrome, Firefox installations
Windows 10 preview warns against Chrome, Firefox installations
A Windows 10 Insiders preview is apparently prompting users when they try to install Chrome or Firefox, pushing Microsoft Edge instead. Those ...... 13 Sep 2018 - 6 comments
Windows 10 gets next major update in October
Windows 10 gets next major update in October
Microsoft has confirmed that the next major update for the Windows 10 operating system will arrive in October this year. This is a month ...... 04 Sep 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
Cortana used to bypass Windows 10 security
Cortana used to bypass Windows 10 security
Microsoft has pushed out a fix for a flaw with the Cortana assistant that could be exploited to unlock a Windows 10 computer. McAfee reported ...... 14 Jun 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 10 gets an update with new Timeline feature
Windows 10 gets an update with new Timeline feature
Microsoft has revealed that they are releasing the next update for Windows 10 soon. In fact, the update simply called April 2018 update is available ...... 28 Apr 2018
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
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
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
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