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Microsoft Surface Tablet Owners Experience Better Overall Satisfaction Than iPad Users

A study revealed that owners of the Microsoft Surface tablet users were more satisfied with their device when compared to iPad users. Microsoft tablets ranked best in the context of customer satisfaction and edged out Apple and Samsung.

Microsoft April 7, 2017

Microsoft Kicks All Game Emulators Off Xbox, Windows Store: What Happened?

Microsoft implemented some changes and new rules lately and a ban on emulators is among the most intriguing moves. The new rules now state that game emulators are 'not allowed on any device family,' so here's the deal.

Microsoft April 6, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update Release Date Confirmed For April 11: Top Features To Expect

Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows 10 Creators Update will officially start rolling out to consumers worldwide on April 11. The update will bring a slew of new features and improvements, so here's what to expect.

Microsoft March 30, 2017

Authentication Issue Hits Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive, Skype Once Again

Microsoft services encountered issues as many users were unable to access their accounts in Outlook, OneDrive, and Xbox Live. This comes days after a similar problem prevented people from signing into their cloud services.

Microsoft March 22, 2017

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Rumors: New Clamshell Design, Launching In April

Microsoft may ditch the 2-in-1 design for its Surface Book 2 and opt for a clamshell look instead. The upcoming laptop could possibly be priced lower than its predecessor and launch in April.

Microsoft March 17, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Latest Rumors: Spring Release With AMD Ryzen And Windows 10 Creators Update?

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 was a no-show at the MWC 2017, but it might be gearing up for a spring release. The latest clues now offer exciting hints, indicating that AMD Ryzen could fuel the Surface Pro 5 powerhouse.

Microsoft March 16, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update To Go Live On April 11

Latest rumors suggest that Microsoft Windows 10 Creators update may go live on April 11. The update is expected to bring support for users to create 3D shapes in paint, as well as an enhanced Edge browser.

Microsoft March 10, 2017

Microsoft Claims Future Windows 10 Updates Will Need Up To 65 Percent Less Space

Microsoft revealed that future updates to the Windows 10 operating system will need up to 65 percent less space. However, this benefit will only be experienced by participants of the Windows Insider program.

Microsoft March 6, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update Finally Gives Users More Control Over Privacy Settings

Microsoft is trying to make up for previous customer discontent. Windows 10 users will have more control over privacy features in the Creators Update.

Microsoft March 3, 2017

Microsoft To Discontinue Skype Wi-Fi App By End March, Here's Why

Microsoft is gearing up to discontinue Skype Wi-Fi by March end. The company will delist Skype Wi-Fi and users will be unable to download it post the deadline even if they have the app installed on their device.

Microsoft March 3, 2017

Microsoft Creators Update Brings New 'Snooze' Feature, Kills Forced Reboots Due To Windows Updates

Microsoft’s Creators Update will bring an array of new features, including the ability to reschedule security updates. Users will be able to kill forced reboots that occurred due to Windows updates.

Microsoft March 3, 2017

Bought Anything From The Microsoft Store? The Company Could Owe You $100

Microsoft may have to pay consumers $100 as compensation for illegal revelation of several payment card numbers. The company may have to shell out $1.2 million to settle the class action lawsuit that was filed against it in 2015.

Microsoft February 28, 2017

Microsoft Leads $26 Million Investment In Drone Air Traffic Control Startup AirMap

AirMap, a startup working on technology that acts as air traffic control for drones, raised $26 million in a funding round. The investment was led by Microsoft Ventures and supported by Airbus Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, among others.

Microsoft February 24, 2017

Microsoft Surface Phone: Is The Company Canceling The Windows Smartphone?

Rumors that Microsoft is working on a Surface Phone have been swirling online for sometime. However, reports suggest that due to the dismal performance of the Windows mobile OS, Microsoft may possibly cancel the smartphone.

Microsoft February 21, 2017

EU Watchdogs Still Concerned For Windows 10 User Privacy After Changes By Microsoft In Creators Update

Despite the changes that Microsoft will implement in the upcoming Creators Update, authorities in the European Union are still concerned for the data privacy of Windows 10 users. Apparently, the additional measures are not enough.

Microsoft February 21, 2017

Microsoft Gearing Up To Launch HoloLens V3 Headset In 2019?

Microsoft is allegedly skipping its second iteration of the HoloLens headset in favor of a version three. New reports suggest that the HoloLens V3 headset will be launched in 2019 and may revolutionize mixed reality.

Microsoft February 20, 2017

Microsoft’s Game Streaming App Beam Rolls Out To Xbox One Insiders: Watch Out, Twitch

Microsoft is now rolling out a preview of Beam, its livestreaming service for games, to select Xbox One users enrolled in its Insider Program. The app is slated to be released this spring.

Microsoft February 18, 2017

Microsoft Surface Book Gets Price Increase In The UK Post Brexit: All Models Now More Expensive

Microsoft has significantly increased Surface Book prices across the board in the UK as a result of the Brexit currency swings. The cheapest Surface Book model now costs £1,449 ($1,800), while the most expensive one tops out at £3,049 ($3,800).

Microsoft February 15, 2017

Windows Update Equips Cortana With Ability To Make You Feel Guilty For Promises Not Kept

Microsoft has updated Cortana with a Suggested Reminders feature, which can recognize and nag about promises a user has made. If the feature is activated the Windows assistant will begin to act more on her own.

Microsoft February 9, 2017

Windows 10 Cloud Is 'Ransomware,' Says Epic CEO Tim Sweeney

Epic's CEO Tim Sweeney is ruffling feathers on Twitter and has targeted Microsoft yet again. This time, he has slammed Microsoft's impending Windows 10 Cloud and called it 'ransomware.'

Microsoft February 9, 2017

Microsoft Requests Exceptions In Controversial Travel Ban For Students And Workers: Here Are The Terms

Microsoft has released a proposal for possible exceptions to the immigration ban that President Donald Trump has ordered. Here are the terms of the proposal, including the categories of individuals who should be allowed to travel.

Microsoft February 3, 2017

Best Surface Pro 4 Deals: Microsoft Offers $200 Discount On Intel Core i5 And m3 Variants

Excited for the Surface Pro 5? But do you think you can resist the best Surface Pro 4 deals? Microsoft offers a $200 price cut on its ultra-thin Windows 10 tablet.

Microsoft February 2, 2017

Here's How Microsoft Plans To Demolish Mac, Rivals

In an event, Microsoft outlined a strategy that will give next-generation Windows computers edge over the competition. This involves three criteria that aims to foster hardware innovation and differentiated user experience.

Microsoft February 3, 2017

Microsoft Valued At Over $500 Billion: First Time This Has Happened Since 2000

After once again beating Wall Street analyst expectations on quarterly revenue and profit, Microsoft saw its market value breach the $500 billion mark. This is the first time that the company was able to achieve this feat since 2000.

Microsoft January 30, 2017

5 Ways Microsoft Is Enhancing Windows 10 Creators Update: Cortana, 3D, VR And More

Microsoft is bulking up the Windows 10 with powerful and amazing applications in order to get ahead of the competition. Find out the biggest improvements for the new OS

Microsoft January 29, 2017

Microsoft Will Continue To Spend Over $1 Billion Per Year On Cybersecurity To Keep Users Safe

Microsoft will continue to invest more than $1 billion per year on cybersecurity research and development. The figure was revealed by the company's VP of security Bharat Shah, adding that spending is necessary as more users move to the cloud.

Microsoft January 27, 2017

Microsoft Provides More Details On Windows 10 Game Mode: FPS Increase By Up To 5 Percent, More Features On The Way

Microsoft has not fully explained the Windows 10 Game Mode, but more information has been released to give a clearer picture on what gamers can expect. For example, testing has resulted in frame rate improvements of up to 5 percent.

Microsoft January 26, 2017

LinkedIn's SVP Of Infrastructure Kevin Scott Is Now Microsoft's New CTO

Kevin Scott, LinkedIn’s highest-ranking engineering executive was recently been named as Microsoft’s new Chief Technology Officer. Other corporate shake-ups have also been set in place in light of Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn.

Microsoft January 25, 2017

Microsoft Gives Xbox One Its First Creators Update: Copilot Controller Mode, Home Improvements, And More

Creators Update has now landed on the Xbox One. The first wave of changes already introduce exciting features to the user interface as well as new elements that allow a more optimized and people-focused gaming experience.

Microsoft January 23, 2017

Original Windows 10 Version 1507 Reaching End Of Support This March: What This Means And What To Do

Microsoft has officially announced that the original Windows 10 version 1507 will reach the end of support on March 26, 2017. What does this mean?

Microsoft January 23, 2017

Windows 10 Bombards Chrome Users With Spam: Microsoft Shopping Assistant Keeps Popping Up

Windows 10 users have expressed their displeasure over Microsoft's latest aggressive marketing for its Shopping Assistant extension on Google Chrome.

Microsoft January 22, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update May Bring Baked-In Ebook Store

Microsoft has apparently started testing a new ebook store for Windows 10, which would allow users to buy ebooks and read them in Microsoft Edge. The prospect is intriguing, but it remains to be seen whether it will actually reach the public.

Microsoft January 18, 2017

Microsoft Windows 10 VR Headsets Get A March Shipping Date

Microsoft executive Vlad Kolesnikov confirmed that Windows Holographic VR headsets will be available in March. The devices, however, will only ship to developers, who will be using the devices to write and test VR applications.

Microsoft January 18, 2017

Microsoft Says Windows 7 Is 'Outdated' And Unsafe, Promotes Successor Windows 10

In a latest statement, Microsoft is reminding users that time is running out for Windows 7. The company maintains that it is not only outdated, but it will no longer get security support beyond 2020.

Microsoft January 18, 2017

Surface Pro 4 Deals: Microsoft Slashes Price Of 128 GB, Intel Core i5 Variant By $100

Microsoft has slashed $100 off the price of its Surface Pro 4 with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. The deal is good only for a limited time.

Microsoft January 17, 2017

Surface Pro 5: Here Are Upcoming Improvements You Didn't See In Surface Pro 4

Microsoft is expected to launch the Surface Pro 5 with a faster processor and better battery life. Take a look at the improvements of the Surface Pro 5 that you didn't see in the Surface Pro 4.

Microsoft January 22, 2017

Donald Trump Tweet Does Not Threaten Microsoft CEO

Donald Trump had tweeted about Microsoft not doing enough to secure jobs for Americans in their backyard. The company's CEO Satya Nadella, however, is unperturbed by the accusation and stated that Microsoft would continue to create jobs for Americans.

Microsoft January 17, 2017

Microsoft Surface Phone May Be A Phablet, Set To Debut Soon

According to new reports, the Microsoft Surface Phone may get unveiled very soon. The upcoming Microsoft handset could possibly be a phablet that may resemble the Nokia Lumia XL.

Microsoft January 16, 2017

Microsoft Acquires Deep Learning Startup Maluuba: Company's AI Efforts Beefing Up

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Maluuba, a startup in the business of natural language processing and building computers that can think like people. It also employs an AI expert that Microsoft seems very interested to employ.

Microsoft January 14, 2017

Windows 10 Game Mode Will Boost Gaming Experience, Says Microsoft

Microsoft’s Creators Update will bring a new Game Mode that will optimize the performance of the Windows 10 PC. This mode will maximize the gaming performance of the PC.

Microsoft January 15, 2017

Microsoft Confirms Themes 'Coming Soon' For Windows 10, Both Free And Paid

Microsoft has officially declared themes are slated to go live on the Windows store. The feature would be available in the Creators Update for the 15007 build, due to release in April.

Microsoft January 13, 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Creators Update To Come With Privacy Control Changes To Address Criticism

Moving to address criticisms regarding the perceived abuse in usage data collection, Microsoft announced that its upcoming Creators Update will have more options that will let users take control of their privacy.

Microsoft January 11, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Gearing Up For March Release: 4K Display, 3D Support And More

Microsoft will reportedly launch its Surface Pro 5 tablet in March. The device is rumored to sport a 4K screen, offer 3D support, include a magnetic stylus and many other high-end features.

Microsoft January 10, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update To Be Rolled Out In April: What Does Microsoft Have In Store For Users?

According to an exclusive MSPoweruser report, Microsoft will be launching the Creators Update for Windows 10 in April. What are the new features and improvements that are said to be coming with the update?

Microsoft January 3, 2017

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