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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

Windows 10 Testers Will Never See The Blue Screen Of Death: Microsoft Changed The Color To Green

Participants of the Windows 10 Insider Program will no longer be getting the blue screen of death. However, this is not because Windows 10 will never crash, but rather because Microsoft changed the color from blue to green.

Microsoft December 29, 2016

Microsoft Patent Hints At A Future Where HoloLens Users Can Track Objects Via AR Technology

A patent application reveals Microsoft's plan to address the current limitations of its HoloLens headgear. The proposed methods could give rise to futuristic technologies such as an eye-tracking platform and a feature that could bring Star Trek's Holodeck closer to reality.

Microsoft December 30, 2016

Holiday Gaming Deals: Xbox One Bundles Free Controller, Headset Or Game For A Limited Time

Microsoft announced another last-minute Xbox deal for holiday shoppers, offering attractive bundles with a free wireless controller, stereo headset, or game of choice when purchasing the Xbox One or Xbox One S. The deal is only for a limited-time, set to expire soon.

Microsoft December 27, 2016

Microsoft Also Thinks It May Have 'Went Too Far' With The Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrades: Users Not Alone

Several months after Microsoft has launched an aggressive push to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, one of the company's top executives admitted that the tactic, which severely aggravated users, was a mistake.

Microsoft December 23, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs, Features And Release Date Rumors: Everything We Know So Far About The Surface Pro 4 Successor

2016 has nearly passed with no Surface Pro 5 in sight, but Microsoft is expected to unleash the powerhouse in 2017. Here's what we know so far about the Surface Pro 5's specs, release, and pricing.

Microsoft December 25, 2016

Unlocked Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Drops To $299 At Microsoft Store, $200 Off For Limited Time

Microsoft slashed $200 off the price of its Lumia 950 XL, now selling the Windows Phone smartphone at $299 for a limited time. The Lumia 950 got a discount too, but it's already out of stock.

Microsoft December 18, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Deals: Walmart Offers Big Discount For Select Surface Pro 4 Intel Core i5 Models

Walmart has cut the price of select Surface Pro 4 models with Intel Core i5 processors, allowing for notable savings. The older Surface Pro 3 is on sale as well, with select models getting discounts of up to $931.

Microsoft December 14, 2016

Microsoft Slashes $50 Off All Xbox One Consoles And Bundles For The Holidays

Microsoft announced that it is slashing $50 off from the price of all Xbox One consoles and bundles for the holidays. The move mirrors the one recently made by Sony for the PlayStation 4 Slim.

Microsoft December 13, 2016

You Can Try Microsoft's Surface Hub For 30 Days Before Buying The Interactive Whiteboard

Business users will now get to try Microsoft's Surface Hub for 30 days before making a purchase decision. The company expects that the collaborative solution will appeal to users because it demonstrates the flexibility of the Windows 10 platform scaled to huge screens.

Microsoft December 13, 2016

Skype Translator Now Offers Real-Time Translation For Calls To Mobiles And Landlines, But Here's The Catch

Microsoft expanded its real-time translation tool beyond just Skype-to-Skype calls. Microsoft Translator now works with calls to mobiles and landlines as well, but it's not for everyone just yet.

Microsoft December 12, 2016

Microsoft Windows 10 VR Minimum PC Specs Officially Detailed: Here's What You Need

Microsoft has officially announced the Windows 10 VR minumum system requirements, determined in collaboration with Intel through Project Evo. Good news: you won't need a super PC to enjoy VR.

Microsoft December 8, 2016

Microsoft Takes Another Shot At ARM: Cellular PCs With Qualcomm On Board And A Better Approach Than Windows RT

Microsoft wants to deliver 'cellular PCs' starting next year, bringing Windows 10 on ARM. The Qualcom Snapdragon 835 will be the first processor supported, emulating traditional desktop apps on laptops, tablets and phones.

Microsoft December 8, 2016

Windows 10 Creators Update Targeted At Businesses: Focus On Security, Analytics And More

Microsoft has outlined the key Windows 10 Creators Update benefits for business users as of Dec. 6. While value proposition for the average consumers focused on creativity, business users will enjoy features that enhance security against attacks.

Microsoft December 7, 2016

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Specs, Features And Release Date Rumors: What Can We Expect From Surface Book 2017

Microsoft recently released the Surface Book i7, which is the second iteration of the first laptop ever released by the company. Rumors, however, are already swirling on the Surface Book 2, which is expected to be released next year.

Microsoft December 6, 2016

After Tay Disaster, New Microsoft Zo AI-Powered Chatbot Struggles To Be Coherent On Kik

Microsoft tried and failed with Tay, its chatbot that turned racist and sexist in less than 24 hours before being pulled off the market. The company is now at it again with Zo, a new chatbot looking for friends on Kik, but don't expect any deep conversations.

Microsoft December 6, 2016

Microsoft 12 Days Of Deals: Here's When To Buy Surface Pro 4 And Xbox One With Big Discounts

Microsoft's annual 12 Days of Deals promo kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 5, which has offers galore for holiday shoppers. We clue you in on when you can snag the Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One deals.

Microsoft December 5, 2016

Microsoft's HoloLens Reaches More Markets: Australia, The UK And More

Microsoft HoloLens is now available for preorder in seven new countries in addition to the United States and Canada. It will come in commercial and developer editions and can be purchased directly at Microsoft Stores.

Microsoft December 5, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs Rumors: Surface Pro 4 Successor To Sport 512 GB Storage, Better Battery Life, USB-C And More

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is rumored to feature many improvements over its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4. One such improvement is that the Surface Pro 5 is said to be coming with storage of up to 512 GB.

Microsoft December 3, 2016

Microsoft 12 Days Of Deals: Holiday Promo Offers Discounts On Surface Pro 4, Xbox One Games, Computers And More

Microsoft has officially announced its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion, set to kick off on Dec. 5. The company prepared a mixed bag of offers with discounts on PCs, tablets, Xbox consoles and games, Surface and more, so here's what to expect.

Microsoft December 3, 2016

Microsoft Surface Studio Teardown Reveals It's 'Full Of Hot Air' And You Can Easily Upgrade Its Storage

A teardown from iFixit reveals that the all-in-one Surface Studio PC from Microsoft may not have memory that can be upgraded, but its on-board storage can be increased. The Surface Studio received a repairability score of 5 out of 10 from iFixit.

Microsoft November 30, 2016

Microsoft Solitaire Collection Hits Android And iOS: Classic Game Brings Daily Challenges And Xbox Live Integration

Microsoft has finally launched its Solitaire Collection on mobile, available now on Android and iOS. Mobile players will get five games, daily challenges, Xbox Live integration and more, and the Premium Edition is free until the end of the year.

Microsoft November 24, 2016

EU Could Approve Microsoft's Acquisition Of LinkedIn For $26 Billion

To get the European Union to approve the LinkedIn acquisition, Microsoft has presented the EU commission its LinkedIn concessions including allowing third-party developers access to the app. The decision for this $26 billion deal will be announced by Dec. 6.

Microsoft November 27, 2016

Microsoft Edge Is Safer Than Google Chrome And Mozilla Firefox, New Windows 10 Notification Claims

Microsoft added a new Windows 10 'tip,' this time targeting Chrome and Firefox users to urge them to switch to Edge. According to the new tip, Edge is safer than both Chrome and Firefox, fending off 21 percent more 'socially engineered malware.'

Microsoft November 21, 2016

HP And Microsoft Rumored To Launch Windows 10 Phone Targeted At Consumers Rather Than Business Users

New rumors point to a Microsoft-HP collaboration on a new Windows 10 phone. Reports favor a device that will be consumer-friendly following the weak performance of the latest HP Windows-based business handset.

Microsoft November 19, 2016

Microsoft Has Plans To Tie Executive Bonuses To Diversity Goals

Executives at Microsoft stand to lose their annual bonuses if the population of the organization's female workers does not improve. This is part of an aggressive workforce diversity and inclusion initiative being introduced by Satya Nadella.

Microsoft November 19, 2016

After OpenAI Partnership, Microsoft Joins The Linux Foundation To Dive Deeper Into Open-Source Code

Microsoft has officially become a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation, pledging to drive innovation under open-source terms. The news comes just one day after the company announced a partnership with the Elon Musk-backed OpenAI nonprofit, marking major milestones toward open sourcing.

Microsoft November 16, 2016

Xbox One Black Friday 2016 Bundle Deal Prices Compared: Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Costco And More

The Black Friday sale prices for the Microsoft Xbox One game console bundles have been announced. Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Costco, Kohl's, Dell and Microsoft have all revealed their best holiday deals, but which ones are the best?

Microsoft November 16, 2016

Microsoft Partners With Elon Musk-Backed OpenAI To Democratize Artificial Intelligence: What Does This Mean?

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Elon Musk's OpenAI nonprofit to advance and democratize artificial intelligence. Between OpenAI and Microsoft AI and Research, open-source AI breakthroughs should not take too long to surface.

Microsoft November 15, 2016

Microsoft Black Friday 2016 Deals Revealed: $429 Off Surface Pro 4, $400 Off Surface Book, Lumia BOGO And More

Microsoft has revealed its Black Friday 2016 deals, offering steep discounts on a number of Surface devices, Windows 10 PCs, Xbox One consoles, games, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, Office Home and more. Check out what's in store.

Microsoft November 14, 2016

Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Can The Updated Microsoft Laptop Give The New MacBook A Run For Its Money?

Microsoft launched the Surface Book i7 a day before Apple unveiled the MacBook Pro 2016 lineup. With specs for both laptops closely similar to one another, which laptop is the better option?

Microsoft November 14, 2016

Microsoft Office Android Apps Confirmed To Get Chrome OS Support: Company Works Closely With Google To Make It Happen

Microsoft already confirmed that its Office mobile suite will work with Chrome OS. The move is largely driven by the Chromebook's new capability to run native Android apps.

Microsoft November 11, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Battery Issue: Fix Now Rolling Out

The latest firmware patch released by Microsoft is expected to correct a firmware error that causes the Surface Pro 3 battery drain. The company will also refund consumers who opt for out-of-warranty replacements after experiencing the problem.

Microsoft November 10, 2016

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Test Version To Insiders: Build 14965 Brings Virtual Trackpad, Sticky Notes And Windows Ink Changes

Microsoft has recently rolled out its latest Windows 10 Preview Build 14965 for its Windows Insider Program members. The latest build provides bug fixes plus cool features including a virtual touchpad, better Sticky Notes app, and Windows Ink Workspace changes.

Microsoft November 10, 2016

Skype Insiders Program Rolling Out: Available To Android, iOS, Mac And Windows Users

Microsoft announced that Skype will have its own Insiders Program in the tradition of insider initiatives that the company has implemented for Windows 10, Microsoft Office and Bing. The launch of Skype program closely trailed Xbox's own Insider Program roll-out.

Microsoft November 10, 2016

Can't Wait For Black Friday Deals? Microsoft Offers Surface Pro 4 Discounts Where You Can Save Up To $150

Microsoft has knocked down the price of its Surface Pro 4 tablet before Black Friday 2016. If you've been looking to snag one, now is the perfect time to do so as Microsoft is offering nearly $150 off as part of the limited-period promo.

Microsoft November 7, 2016

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 New Release Date Rumors And Features We Want To See

Microsoft is anticipated to debut its Surface Pro 5 tablet in early 2017, possibly January. We round up all the information we know about the upcoming tablet, as well as features we would like it to sport.

Microsoft November 7, 2016

Microsoft Selfie App Heads To Android And The Web

Microsoft has brought all of the Selfie features available for iOS devices into the Android platform. These include a sophisticated machine learning technology that ensures that enhancements made on a photo look more natural.

Microsoft November 7, 2016

331 Million Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge Users Moved To Google Chrome And Mozilla Firefox This Year

Microsoft browsers have lost an insane number of users, with millions abandoning them on a monthly basis. In October alone, the exodus included 40 million users who flocked to rival browsers such as Firefox and Google Chrome.

Microsoft November 6, 2016

'Windows Tips Notifications' Push Users To Switch To Edge: Microsoft Says These Aren't Ads

A number of Chrome users in Windows 10 complain of persistent notifications that promote the Edge browser. Microsoft argued that it is part of the system's Tips Notification provided to help users have enhanced experience.

Microsoft November 5, 2016

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 Brings Good News: Microsoft Making Future Windows Updates Smaller And Lighter

Microsoft rolled out the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14959 to the Fast Ring and it has a neat treat: the Unified Update Platform (UUP), which aims to make updates smaller and more seamless.

Microsoft November 4, 2016

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