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New ‘Ultimate Performance’ Mode Added To Windows 10 For Serious Pro Users: Here’s How To Set It Up

Microsoft has unveiled a new Ultimate Performance mode in Windows 10 via a new preview build for Insiders in the Fast Ring. The new mode, which disregards power management features, is for serious pro users.

Microsoft February 15, 2018

Microsoft Wants To Put An End To Passwords Once And For All

Microsoft will not include password use as default requirement for the next test release of Windows 10 S, indicating of the company’s plan to kill passwords in favor of biometrics and other form of authentication.

Microsoft February 12, 2018

Microsoft Is Trying To Steal Dropbox, Google Customers With OneDrive Deal: What You Need To Know

Microsoft has revealed a new deal for users currently under competing cloud storage services. Businesses can now switch to OneDrive for free and use it until their contract with a competing service ends.

Microsoft February 7, 2018

Microsoft Is Killing Windows 10 S, But Not Really: What You Need To Know About ‘S Mode’

Microsoft might be retiring its Windows 10 S operating system. Instead, it’ll turn it into a feature called S Mode within standard Windows 10 versions.

Microsoft February 7, 2018

Windows 10 Finally Overtakes Windows 7: Why Did It Take So Long?

Windows has finally overtaken Windows 7 in terms of worldwide market share, according to StatCounter. Why did it take Microsoft's current operating system two and a half years to achieve the feat?

Microsoft February 3, 2018

Windows Defender Will Get Rid Of Software That Scares You Into Upgrading

Microsoft is launching a crackdown on applications that use 'coercive messaging' to force users to upgrade to the paid version. Beginning March 1, cleaner or optimizer utilities found with unwanted behavior will be automatically deleted.

Microsoft February 1, 2018

Apple Accessories: Here's Our Guide To The Best Accessories For iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, And iPhone X

Apple has plenty of accessories to browse through on its website. To help out, we've compiled a list of the best accessories for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X.

Microsoft January 30, 2018

Microsoft Acquires PlayFab Gaming Service For Azure Gaming Group

Microsoft has acquired PlayFab, a cloud-based gaming start-up based in Seattle. The online gaming platform will be integrated with Microsoft's Azure gaming group. Here are all of the details you need to know about the acquisition.

Microsoft January 31, 2018

Microsoft Scrambles To Put A Stop To Intel's Shoddy Spectre Variant 2 Patch

Microsoft has released an emergency system update meant to reverse the potential instability that Intel’s Spectre variant 2 patch could cause to machines running on Windows OS. KB4078130 is ready to download for Windows 7 users and up.

Microsoft January 29, 2018

Microsoft Doubles Down On Education With 'Minecraft,' LEGO, And More

Microsoft will depend on the available technology to promote better and easier learning. The company will make use of LEGO and Minecraft and will collaborate with BBC and NASA to realize its vision of creating a future generation of builders.

Microsoft January 23, 2018

Here's What The Microsoft Xbox Watch Looked Like Before It Was Cancelled

Images of a powered on Xbox Watch prototype have surfaced, offering a glimpse into Microsoft's early work on wearable devices. The project was shelved to make way for the Microsoft Band line of fitness trackers, which was also eventually canceled.

Microsoft January 22, 2018

Xbox One Guide: How To Pin Games, Apps To Your Home Screen

Take control of the Xbox One Home screen by creating pins for games and applications. Pins provide a way to reorganize and personalize the gaming console, and at the same time provide easy access to preferred contents and items.

Microsoft January 15, 2018

Microsoft Warns Meltdown And Spectre Patches Will Really Slow Down Older Computers: Time To Upgrade?

Microsoft revealed that most users of older computers will experience slower performance once Meltdown and Spectre patches are installed. Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are urged not to skip the security updates though, as the consequences may be severe.

Microsoft January 10, 2018

Windows 10 Facial Recognition Tricked By Printed Photo: Here's How To Protect Yourself

Researchers from German security firm SYSS discovered that Windows Hello, the facial recognition system of Windows 10, may be tricked using a printed photo with modifications. Here's how you can protect yourself from an attack using the exposed method.

Microsoft December 21, 2017

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Build With ‘Timeline’ And ‘Sets,’ Plus More

Windows 10 build 17063 is out for Insiders in the Fast Ring. It finally introduces Timeline, a fast and efficient way to jump from one platform to another, and Sets, a new tabbed experience for Windows 10 apps.

Microsoft December 20, 2017

Microsoft Seeing AI App For The Blind Launches In 35 Countries, Can Now Decipher Handwriting And More

Microsoft's Seeing AI app got a major update with several new features like handwriting recognition. The app is also widening its reach, now available in 35 countries including the European Union.

Microsoft December 15, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Teach Developers How To Code For Quantum Computers

Microsoft’s just-released quantum development kit offers developers a simulated quantum computer for them to test their programs on. It also includes plenty of documentation and other tools that help them learn how to code for the platform.

Microsoft December 13, 2017

Microsoft Photos App For Android And iOS In The Works, Soon To Hit Windows 10 Testers

Microsoft is working on a Photos companion app for Android and iOS devices, and it will soon become available to Windows 10 testers. The app will let users wirelessly transfer photos and videos between mobile devices and PCs.

Microsoft November 30, 2017

Microsoft To Invest Billions Of Dollars To Upgrade Redmond HQ: Huge Expansion Detailed

Microsoft just announced huge expansion plans for its Redmond headquarters and it will pour billions of dollars into the upgrade. The project will start next fall and will take five to seven years to complete.

Microsoft November 29, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Reinvent Windows 10 With Tabs-Based UI Called 'Sets': Here’s How It Works

Microsoft has announced a new feature on Windows 10 called Sets, which essentially turns typical workspaces into a web browser-like experience. With Sets, tasks can be done within an app via tabs, no opening separate apps necessary.

Microsoft November 29, 2017

Microsoft Office Apps Finally Available For Chromebooks: Here's How To Use Them

Microsoft Office apps are now finally supported by Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks such as Google's Pixelbook. Here's what Chromebook owners need to do to download and use Microsoft Office in their laptops.

Microsoft November 27, 2017

Microsoft Confirms Surface Book 2 Battery Issue: Why Does It Drain Power While Gaming Even If It's Plugged In?

The Surface Book 2 has a battery drain issue as it loses power during heavy gaming even while plugged in. Microsoft has confirmed the issue but said the device will never drain entirely.

Microsoft November 22, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella To iPad Users: ‘Get A Real Computer’

While on tour to promote his new book, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took some time to make fun of Apple. After seeing a couple of people with iPads, he chuckled and told them to get a real computer.

Microsoft November 13, 2017

No More Free Windows 10 Upgrades After December, Microsoft Confirms

Microsoft ended free Windows 10 upgrades back in July 2016, with one clear exception: those who were using accessibility features were still eligible to get it for free. But the company is now removing that exception altogether.

Microsoft November 6, 2017

Microsoft Is Developing A Foldable ‘Andromeda’ Tablet That Could Launch Next Year: Why You Should Care

Microsoft could reenter the mobile landscape with an entirely new type of device. The company is reportedly making a foldable tablet that’ll run Windows 10 and focus on digital pen and inking.

Microsoft October 27, 2017

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Unveiled: What Changed From The Original Surface Book?

Microsoft unveiled the long-rumored Surface Book 2, which is a considerable upgrade compared to the original Surface Book. Changes include faster processors and graphic cards, an improved design, and an additional size option.

Microsoft October 17, 2017

The Microsoft Treehouse Is Real: Built For Employees Who Like Working Outdoors

Microsoft built treehouses for its employees to use as working spaces at its Redmond, Washington headquarters. Microsoft believes the research that working outdoors provides workers with a variety of benefits.

Microsoft October 16, 2017

Microsoft To Unveil New Surface Hardware On Oct. 31, Surface Phone Unlikely

Microsoft will unveil at least one new Surface product at its Future Decoded event in London, happening Oct. 31 to Nov. 1. However, it’s not going to be the Surface Phone.

Microsoft September 7, 2017

Windows Mixed Reality Will Plunge You Into VR For As Low As $399, With Steam Support And New 'Halo' Game

Microsoft revealed that its upcoming Windows Mixed Reality headsets will bring virtual reality technology to homes for as low as $399. The platform will host the next 'Halo' game, and will also support Steam VR content.

Microsoft August 29, 2017

Microsoft Surface Device Return Rates Revealed In Leaked Memo: How Will Microsoft Bounce Back From Consumer Reports Recommendation Withdrawal?

A leaked internal memo revealed the return rates for five Microsoft Surface devices, with the Surface Book as the worst offender. How will Microsoft bounce back from the withdrawal of Consumer Reports' recommendation?

Microsoft August 15, 2017

Consumer Reports Withdraws Microsoft Surface Recommendation: 25 Percent Of Owners Will Experience Problems Two Years After Purchase

Consumer Reports withdrew its recommendation for several Microsoft Surface devices, namely the 128 GB and 512 GB Surface Book and the 128 GB and 256 GB Surface Laptop. Should owners of these laptop and tablets panic?

Microsoft August 11, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Surface Plus Program: Customers Will Get To Upgrade Their Surface Device Every 18 Months

Microsoft rolled out the Surface Plus program, which will make it easier for users to own and upgrade Surface devices. The program covers the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Studio for individual customers.

Microsoft August 2, 2017

MS Paint Is Going Away ... To The Windows Store As A Free Downloadable App

Microsoft just instantly made everyone calm. The company has now confirmed that MS Paint isn’t going anywhere – users will be able to download it for free from the Windows Store.

Microsoft July 25, 2017

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Remove Several Features: MS Paint, Screen Savers On The Chopping Block

Microsoft will remove or deprecate 22 Windows 10 features upon the release of the Fall Creators Update, expected to be in September. Among the features that are on the chopping block are MS Paint and screen savers.

Microsoft July 24, 2017

Microsoft Sees Strong Earnings This Quarter Thanks To The Cloud

This quarter has turned out to be a good one for Microsoft. The company's cloud and productivity divisions saw strong growth even though its personal computing departments were pulled down by lagging phone sales.

Microsoft July 21, 2017

Microsoft Confirms That Older PCs May Lose Windows 10 Support

Microsoft has confirmed that certain PCs may lose Windows 10 support as time goes on. The reason has to do with its Windows as a service policy.

Microsoft July 20, 2017

Microsoft Unveils Cortana-Powered GLAS Smart Thermostat: Here's What We Know So Far About The Nest Challenger

Microsoft has unveiled the GLAS smart thermostat, a Cortana-powered device created with Johnson Controls. From what we know so far about it, the GLAS smart thermostat will give the Nest Learning Thermostat a run for its money.

Microsoft July 20, 2017

Microsoft To Offer Windows 10 Subscriptions With Virtualization Use Rights

Microsoft has now unveiled subscription plans for Windows 10 Enterprise, which includes virtualization use rights. This will enable Windows virtual machines to be hosted in qualified hosting partners.

Microsoft July 17, 2017

Microsoft Ends Support For Windows Phone 8.1: What Is The Future Of the Mobile OS?

Microsoft is ending support for the mobile edition of Windows 8.1, but is this the end for a mobile Windows OS? We don't think so and here's why.

Microsoft July 11, 2017

New Windows Insider Build Includes Edge Improvements, Notifications, A Fix To DPI Issues, And More

Microsoft is preparing a new build of Windows Insider that will have several new features. Chief among them is the fix for high DPI displays and improvements to the Edge browser.

Microsoft July 8, 2017

New Surface Pro Random Shutdown And Hibernation Issues: Microsoft Looking Into It

The 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro is randomly turning off or hibernating, according to user reports. Microsoft says it only affects a small number of users and it's looking into the matter.

Microsoft July 8, 2017

Microsoft Confirms Rumors Of Layoffs As It Prepares To Cut As Many As 3,000 Jobs

Microsoft has confirmed that it will begin layoffs as it shifts focus toward its cloud division. It is estimated that as many as 3,000 jobs could be lost due to this shift.

Microsoft July 6, 2017

Windows Timeline Will Not Be Arriving With Fall Creators Update

One of Windows 10's biggest upcoming features has been delayed. Microsoft has confirmed that Timeline will not make it until the Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft July 4, 2017

Microsoft's Annoying Windows 10 Update Reminders To Start Again, But Don't Ignore Them Unless You Want Malware

Microsoft will start bugging you to update Windows 10 to the Creators Update if you're behind, but with all the malware that's been going around, it's probably best you listen.

Microsoft July 3, 2017

Leak: Photos Of Microsoft's Canceled Surface Mini Show What Could Have Been

Exclusive images of the canceled Surface Mini have now leaked for the first time, showing the 8-inch tablet that looks like a Moleskine notebook. Could Microsoft release another version, one with upgraded internals?

Microsoft July 2, 2017

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