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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
Android notifications come to Windows desktops
Android notifications come to Windows desktops
Microsoft has rolled out an update that will enable users to see notifications from connected Android devices on their Windows 10 Desktop. ...... 04 Jul 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
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
You can now get Android notifications to your Windows desktop
You can now get Android notifications to your Windows desktop
You know the feeling when you're at the office, working with your PC and your phone beeps about some incoming notification and you couldn't ...... 29 Apr 2019 - 1 comment
Now it is official: Next major Windows 10 update will roll out in May
Now it is official: Next major Windows 10 update will roll out in May
Microsoft has announced that the next major Windows 10 feature update will be called Windows 10 May 2019 Update and as the name suggests, will ...... 04 Apr 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
How to take screenshots in Windows 10
How to take screenshots in Windows 10
Screenshots or screen captures are an essential tools of any proper operating system. Every now and then you'll have to copy something on your ...... 19 Jan 2019
Microsoft: Windows 10 Mobile is dead, switch to Android or iPhone
Microsoft: Windows 10 Mobile is dead, switch to Android or iPhone
Microsoft has finally said out loud what everyone else knew already: Windows 10 Mobile operating system is dead. Company tells in its support ...... 18 Jan 2019
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
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
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