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Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 16184 Released: My People Feature, Improvements, And More

Microsoft has rolled out the Windows 10 Preview Build 16184 for the PC. Aside from the fixes, it comes with the My People feature to let you stay in touch with friends and family more easily.

Apps/Software

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

'Forza Horizon 3' Will Get Hot Wheels-Themed DLC In May

Microsoft announced a new expansion for 'Forza Horizon 3.' The new content is based on Mattel's Hot Wheels toy cars and would arrive in May.

Video Games April 27, 2017

About 40 Percent Of Owned Windows Phones Not Eligible For Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update

The Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update has a limited availability, rolling out to only 13 smartphones. Crunching the numbers, that works out to about 40 percent owned Windows phones getting the cold shoulder.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 26, 2017

Microsoft Might Be Developing Its Own Take On The Chromebook, Leaked Doc Suggests

Microsoft might indeed be set to release a Windows 10 Cloud device, which many expect to be its own take on the Chromebook. Here’s why such a move makes sense.

Computers April 24, 2017

Can't Wait For Surface Pro 5? Galaxy Book 12 Is Your Best Bet For Now

Surface Pro 5 leaks and rumors have been making rounds for ages, yet the device is still not official. The Samsung Galaxy Book 12, meanwhile, just went up for preorder and it might just be the best alternative.

Computers April 23, 2017

Microsoft, Qualcomm To Launch Snapdragon 835-Powered Windows 10 Laptops In Q4: Shades Of Failed Windows RT?

The second attempt of Microsoft to bring Windows into ARM-based hardware will be seen in the fourth quarter. The upcoming Windows 10 devices will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835.

Computers April 22, 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 Retires Wunderlist And Launches Successor, ‘To-Do’: How To Move Your Lists To The New App

Microsoft has now officially launched its Wunderlist replacement, called To-Do, alongside a tool to help users who want to switch to its newest to-do app. Here’s everything you need to know.

Wearable Tech April 20, 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

OneDrive Sync Issue Affects Windows Phone Users: Microsoft Working On A Fix

OneNote users deploying Windows Phones encountered a syncing issue with Microsoft’s cloud storage system OneDrive over the past one week. Microsoft acknowledged the issue and stated that it will roll out a fix soon.

Microsoft April 20, 2017

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Outs USAFacts To Make Government Spending And Other Data More Transparent

Steve Ballmer has taken on government transparency next, having outed his newest venture, USAFacts. It’s a site where government revenue, spending and other related data are centralized and presented in an intuitive way.

Business Tech April 19, 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 Xbox FanFest Returns For E3 2017: 500 Gamers Will Get To Try Out Project Scorpio

Microsoft is bringing back the Xbox FanFest to this year's annual E3. Gamers who will be able to acquire a ticket to the event will be able to try out the company's next console, the Xbox Project Scorpio.

Video Games 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

Shadow Brokers Leaks NSA Tools To Hack Windows, But Microsoft Already Patched Most Exploits

Shadow Brokers has released some Windows hacking tools likely originating from the NSA, sparking great uproar. Microsoft has promptly responded to ease concerns, noting that it already patched most flaws, but is there more to the story?

Security April 17, 2017

Windows Smartphones Now Dead? Windows 10 Creators Update Limited Availability, Defunct Upgrade Advisor Say Yes

The Windows 10 Creators Update rollout has begun, but it comes with some bad news: The Windows 10 Mobile OS has limited availability and the Upgrade Advisor app is now defunct.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2017

Microsoft May 2 Event Is Big But Don't Expect Surface Pro 5 To Surface This Spring

Microsoft is gearing up for a big hardware event this May, but don’t expect a Surface Pro 5 reveal during. That said, let’s take a look at the rumors and a possible release date for the forthcoming tablet.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 15, 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

Microsoft To Unveil Xbox Project Scorpio At E3: Specs, Price, And Release Date

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirmed that the Xbox Project Scorpio will be fully unveiled at the upcoming E3. What details will gamers expect from Microsoft's presentation at the annual video game expo?

Video Games April 13, 2017

Xbox Project Scorpio: Prototype Image Gives A Glimpse Of What The Gaming Console May Look Like

Renders of the much-awaited Xbox One Project Scorpio have emerged online. The renders of the dev kit provide a glimpse into the future-gen gaming console's design.

Video Games April 13, 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

Windows Vista Now Officially Dead As Microsoft Focuses On Mainstream Rollout Of Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft has officially ended any form of support for Vista, cutting off security updates, fixes, technical support, and basically everything. The move signals Microsoft’s intent on focusing its resources to more recent versions of Windows.

Apps/Software April 12, 2017

Microsoft Acquires Kubernetes Orchestration Specialist Deis To Step Up Its Container Game

Microsoft has just announced plans to acquire Deis, a company which has popular tools for building and managing applications via the Kubernetes container system. More than the technology, however, Microsoft's purchase will also bring in talents.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

Raspberry Pi 3: Users Can Now Build Devices That Can Take Cortana Commands

With the arrival of Windows 10 Creators Update, Raspberry Pi 3 will support Microsoft's Cortana in tech projects based on Windows 10 IoT core. The Creators Update will be pushed out from April 11.

Computers April 11, 2017

Microsoft Announces Standalone ‘Minecraft’ Marketplace For Purchasing Third-Party Add-Ons

Microsoft just unveiled, among a number of updates to Minecraft, the game’s own Marketplace where people can buy textures, skins, maps, and a trove of other in-game items. The services launches later this spring.

Video Games April 11, 2017

Forza Motorsport 6 Apex On Xbox Project Scorpio: Game Runs At 4K 60FPS Settings

Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox console has shown it has the power to run high-specs games. Project Scorpio runs ‘Forza Motorsport 6 Apex’ at its highest settings: 4K resolution at 60 FPS.

Video Games April 10, 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

Xbox Project Scorpio vs. PlayStation 4 Pro vs. Xbox One S: Which Console Should You Buy?

The specifications of the Xbox Project Scorpio have been revealed, and gamers who were thinking of purchasing the PlayStation 4 Pro or the Xbox One S are reconsidering their plans. Which console should you buy?

Video Games April 8, 2017

Xbox Project Scorpio Games Missing From Specs Reveal: Microsoft Needs Great Titles For Console To Succeed

Microsoft has unveiled the powerful specifications of the Xbox Project Scorpio. However, to catch up with Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft will need to have a great lineup of games for the console.

Video Games April 7, 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 Bans Emulators From Windows Store, But Emulation Not Dead: Here Are Some Options

Emulators are now banned from Microsoft's Windows Store, but of course, that doesn't mean emulation is dead. Here are some options to consider for retro gaming on the PC.

Apps/Software April 7, 2017

Digital Foundry Xbox Scorpio Specs Reveal: 6-Teraflop Beast With Polaris GPU, Jaguar CPU, And More [Video]

Digital Foundry delivered its exclusive Xbox Scorpio reveal, and the console is a real beast on all fronts. A six-teraflop beast with Polaris graphics, Jaguar CPU, 12 GB of RAM, and more, firing up a remarkable performance.

Gadgets April 6, 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

Microsoft Releases Collaborative Event-Planning App ‘Who’s In’ For iMessage, But Will It Fail?

Microsoft wants iPhone users to use the Who’s In feature when they plan events with friends. But as informed by similar apps that struggled to gain momentum, Who’s In may be fighting an uphill battle.

Apps/Software April 6, 2017

Microsoft Finally Releases 'Age Of Empires: Castle Siege' On Android

Microsoft released ‘Age of Empires: Castle Siege’ for devices running on the Android platform. The game was originally launched in 2014 for the Windows Phone platform.

Video Games April 6, 2017

You Can Now Manually Install The Windows 10 Creators Update: Here’s How

As promised, Microsoft is allowing anyone to download the Windows 10 Creators Update earlier than its official rollout. Here’s how to manually download and install it now.

Apps/Software April 5, 2017

Microsoft Bets On Exclusive Xbox Scorpio Reveal Through Digital Foundry, The Biggest Xbox One Critic

In an odd and interesting twist, Microsoft is submitting its upcoming Xbox Project Scorpio for an exclusive Digital Foundry reveal. Considering that Digital Foundry is among the biggest Xbox One critics, this should be really good.

Gadgets April 5, 2017

Xbox Project Scorpio May Be Unveiled Very Soon With 'Forza Motorsport 7,' 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

Reports by Windows Central claim that 'Forza Motorsport 7' is the headline title for the Xbox Project Scorpio. In addition, the specifications of the upcoming video game console might be unveiled as soon as next week.

Video Games April 1, 2017

Microsoft To Release Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Microsoft Edition: Comes With Cortana, OneDrive, And More

Microsoft has partnered with Samsung to procure Microsoft Edition versions of both the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, Samsung’s newest flagship pair. The special edition phones will come equipped with Cortana, OneDrive, Excel, and other Office apps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 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

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