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4 Characters In A Website's Code Can Crash Windows 7 And Windows 8 Computers: Is There A Fix?

A new bug found on Windows 7 and Windows 8 causes computers running on the operating systems to crash. The glitch is triggered by four characters that can cause the dreaded blue screen of death.

Microsoft May 27, 2017

Microsoft Allegedly Held Back Windows XP Patch To Stop WannaCry: Why Did It Do That?

Microsoft allegedly held back the Windows XP patch that would have fixed the vulnerability that WannaCry exploited. The report comes after the company called out the NSA and other government agencies for their role in the propagation of the ransomware.

Microsoft May 19, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Successor's Press Renders Leak, But It's Not Surface Pro 5

A series of renders of the upcoming Surface Pro, which is a rehashed version of the Surface Pro 4, leaked online. The device is anticipated to feature the same design as its predecessor, but is expected to have upgraded specs.

Microsoft May 20, 2017

Microsoft Calls Out NSA For Stockpiling Cybersecurity Secrets: WannaCry Ransomware Should Serve As 'Wake-Up Call'

Microsoft called out the National Security Agency for stockpiling cybersecurity vulnerabilities that led to the massively damaging WannaCry ransomware attacks. The company believes that the technology industry, customers, and governments need to team up against hackers.

Microsoft May 15, 2017

4 Reasons Why We'll Choose The Surface Pro 4 Over The Microsoft Surface Laptop

Both the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Laptop are great devices, packing sharp displays and passable specs. But here’s why you should buy the Surface Pro 4 anyway.

Microsoft May 13, 2017

Microsoft Scrambles To Fix 'Crazy Bad' Zero-Day Vulnerability In Windows: What Makes The Bug So Dangerous?

Microsoft has rolled out an emergency patch to fix a severe zero-day bug in Windows that exposes users to massive risk. Why is the bug considered to be the worst remote code execution vulnerability for Windows in recent memory?

Microsoft May 11, 2017

Microsoft Surface Phone Releasing Soon? Mobile Device Could Be Announced At New Surface Event In Shanghai

In an interview, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella provided subtle hints on the long rumored Surface Phone. The mobile device could possibly be unveiled very soon at an upcoming Surface event in Shanghai.

Microsoft May 8, 2017

Microsoft To 'Show The World What's Next' On May 23, And It Could Be The Surface Pro 5

Microsoft just confirmed that it’s going to hold an event in Shanghai on May 23. Reports say that the company is poised to unveil new hardware, specifically, the long-awaited Surface Pro 5.

Microsoft May 5, 2017

Microsoft Wants You To Use Edge, Adds PDF And Defender Features Via Latest Windows 10 Redstone 3 Build

Microsoft has now released the latest Windows 10 preview, carrying the build number 16188. The newest update brings along improvements to Edge’s baked-in PDF reader and enables Windows Defender Application Guard.

Microsoft May 4, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S: Will 'S' Stand For Success, Or Will It Sink Like The Windows RT?

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10 S, a version of the operating system that is designed for the classroom. Will Windows 10 S lead to Chromebook killers, or will it be the second coming of the failed Windows RT?

Microsoft May 3, 2017

Microsoft Surface Laptop With Windows 10 S Officially Debuts: Specs, Features, Pricing, And Availability [Video]

Microsoft officially unveiled the education-focused Surface Laptop running the new Windows 10 S, saying that it's the 'most balanced Surface' it ever made. Here's what you need to know in terms of specs, features, pricing and availability.

Microsoft May 2, 2017

Surface Laptop Gets Leaked Right Before Microsoft's Education Event

The rumored Surface Laptop is out a day before Microsoft Education event. The laptop is speculated to be Microsoft’s answer to the Chromebook.

Microsoft May 2, 2017

Microsoft Edge Updates Will Be Available From Windows Store Once Redstone 3 Goes Live

Microsoft’s Edge will now be separate from the biannual Windows 10 updates. The Windows web browser will soon get more frequent updates from the Windows Store.

Microsoft May 3, 2017

Microsoft's Q3 FY17 Earnings Report Shows Azure, Office, And Windows Revenues Go Up, While Surface Goes Down

Microsoft has now released its earnings report for Q3 2017. The results suggest that while the company is successful in its Intelligent Cloud business, it needs to brush up on its Surface efforts.

Microsoft April 28, 2017

Microsoft Urges Users To Hold Off On Manually Installing Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update is already up for download for newer devices. However, Microsoft advises everyone to postpone manual installation of the update until it is automatically offered to all.

Microsoft April 27, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Mail And Calendar Features For Gmail Users

Microsoft has announced its plan to roll out the new Mail & Calendar apps for Gmail users. Check out the latest features and why one should think twice before getting it.

Microsoft April 22, 2017

Microsoft To Release Feature Updates To Windows 10 And Office Twice A Year

Microsoft shared that it would roll out two yearly feature updates for Windows 10 and its subscription-based Office 365 ProPlus platforms. The company stated that the next update would be released in September 2017.

Microsoft April 21, 2017

Microsoft Authenticator App Update Eliminates The Need Of Passwords

Microsoft updated its Authenticator app and eliminated the need of passwords. A single-step authentication has replaced the password security measure for users accessing their Microsoft accounts.

Microsoft April 20, 2017

Microsoft Working On System-Wide Windows Tabs Called ‘Tabbed Shell’: Report

Microsoft is reportedly working on implementing a grouped tabs feature called ‘Tabbed Shell.’ The new feature when implemented will work not just in browsers but across all app windows.

Microsoft April 18, 2017

Microsoft Surface CloudBook Coming Soon With Windows 10 Cloud On Board?

Microsoft has an education-focused event scheduled for May 2, where it will unveil new hardware and software. An affordable Surface CloudBook running Windows 10 Cloud could debut at the event and could make an interesting proposition.

Microsoft April 17, 2017

Windows 10 Creators Update Will Reach 13 Windows Smartphones

Microsoft revealed that it would release the Creators Update for only 13 Windows-powered handsets. This decision would disappoint many users who hoped that the update would be rolled out for all Windows-powered phones.

Microsoft April 15, 2017

It’s Happening: Old Versions Of Windows Stop Supporting Latest Processors

Microsoft announced last year that next-gen processors such as Intel Skylake will not be supported in Windows 7 and 8.1 versions. Now the promise is taking effect based on some user reports.

Microsoft April 14, 2017

Microsoft Announces May 2 Education Event: Windows 10 Cloud And Surface For Education, Anyone?

Microsoft has announced a new event set for May 2, with a focus on education. The company will unveil new software and hardware at the #MicrosoftEDU event, so fingers crossed for Windows 10 Cloud and a special Surface for education.

Microsoft April 14, 2017

Windows Vista Is Now Dead: Here's How To Upgrade To Windows 10

Starting April 11, Microsoft will stop supporting the 10-year-old Windows Vista. It means it is time to upgrade and we will show you how.

Microsoft April 12, 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 First Details Leak But There's 'Nothing Dramatic'

Microsoft has been keeping mum about its next-generation Surface Pro, but more details are slipping through the cracks. Based on the latest leaks, the Surface Pro 5 could rock a dual display and Intel Kaby Lake processors, among the highlights.

Microsoft April 8, 2017

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

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