'Sea of Thieves' is free to play this week, thanks to its 'Friends Play Free' promo. As the name implies, those who own the game can invite up to three friends to play with them at no cost at all.
Video Games February 5, 2019
Computer users looking for a shot of nostalgia may want to download the Windows 95 app created by Slack developer Felix Rieseberg. The Electron-based app, now available on GitHub, offers working versions of Notepad, Wordpad, MS Paint, Solitaire, and Minesweeper.
Microsoft August 24, 2018
Tom Nipravsky, a security researcher at Deep Instinct, discovered a new malware targeting Windows-based PCs called Mylobot. The botnet can not only gain control of one's computer but also avoid detection thanks to its advanced evasion techniques.
Internet June 21, 2018
For more than three decades Notepad couldn't display all text files correctly. Now thanks to a new update, it can finally will. Previously, Notepad wasn't able to find the correct line endings.
Apps/Software May 9, 2018
Microsoft’s corporate vice president of communications, Frank X. Shaw, published a scathing blog post addressing Eric Lundgren’s jail sentence. The e-recycling entrepreneur was sentenced to 15 months for creating counterfeit software.
Microsoft April 28, 2018
Google has started rolling out Chrome 64, which is touted to boast of a powerful pop-up blocker as among its upgraded features. The browser will release in stages on Android, Windows, and Mac.
Google January 25, 2018
Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air in January 2008 and was hailed a game-changer and harbinger of things to come from Apple. The super-thin notebook still sells but it’s just a shadow of what it used to be.
Apple January 16, 2018
You have only until Jan. 16 to nab a free Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 8.1, as Microsoft is ending the 'assistive technology loophole.' That means you better decide quick whether you want to take the plunge or not.
Apps/Software January 15, 2018
Fixing a design flaw found in Intel processors from the past decade could translate in a significant performance drop. Depending on processor model and task, PCs could get up to 30 percent slower.
Computers January 3, 2018
Microsoft has launched its Edge browser for iOS and Android, presumably as a way to keep its mobile efforts alive. It has also rebranded Arrow Launcher into Microsoft Launcher and has made it available on Android via preview.
Apps/Software October 8, 2017
Even the former CEO of Microsoft can’t be bothered to use a Windows Phone. Bill Gates has now confirmed that he’s using an Android phone, one loaded with Microsoft apps.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 27, 2017
Security firm Armis says a newly identified Bluetooth exploit called 'BlueBorne' is putting almost 5.3 billion devices in danger of malware, including Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices.
Gadgets September 13, 2017
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 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
PC shipments all over the world fell 4.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest figure it has recorded since 2007. But some PC manufacturers saw growth amid the market slump.
Computers July 13, 2017
Last week, Microsoft accidentally released an internal build of Windows 10 Pro and revealed an updated version of the OS for high-end PCs. A few intrepid Twitter users have managed to uncover a few fresh details about the newest iteration of Windows 10.
Microsoft June 5, 2017
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 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 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
Windows users are having fits after antivirus Webroot flagged several Windows files as harmful. The company is already looking for ways to fix the mishap.
Security April 26, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Android reached a major milestone that's long been coming, as it finally dethroned Windows as the world's most popular OS. In March, Android accounted for the most internet usage worldwide, followed by Windows and iOS.
Apps/Software April 4, 2017
The Joy-Con controllers of Nintendo Switch can be connected to Macs and Windows desktops via Bluetooth. This enables the player to engage in games on the computer using the Joy-Con controllers.
Video Games March 7, 2017
The Google Play Store was affected by malware which led to over 130 apps installing malicious Windows files. The malware contained concealed IFrames which linked users to local HTML pages containing malicious domains.
Apps/Software March 2, 2017
Skype is all set to get better and Microsoft has stated that users need to update their apps to the latest version. Come March, the older version of Skype will not function.
Apps/Software February 4, 2017
Dropbox announced that Paper and Smart Sync services are now available for its users. These solutions are crucial in the manner the company is reinventing itself into a more collaborative platform for business.
Apps/Software January 30, 2017
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
The newly released Chrome build 56 addresses an antiquated process that drastically reduces reloading inefficiency. The improved outcome will not only let users reload pages faster but also help them reduce power consumption.
Google January 27, 2017
Apple has pushed out an update with minor bug fixes alongside performance improvements for iTunes on both the Mac and Windows platforms. iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1 updates were also released along with the iTunes update.
Apps/Software January 24, 2017
Windows has shared details of a tie up with wearable device manufacturers like Fitbit and Garmin, to improve Bluetooth connectivity support. This collaboration will aim to implement several new features in its Bluetooth services for Windows 10.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 16, 2017
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
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 has officially responded to Google's public disclosure of a Windows flaw, promising to patch it on Nov. 8. At the same time, the company says a Russian-linked hacker group called STRONTIUM has been exploiting the vulnerability.
Security November 2, 2016
Google just disclosed a critical, zero-day vulnerability in Windows, and Microsoft is not happy about it. Just 10 days after notifying Microsoft of the exploit, Google turned the heat up by publicly disclosing the flaw before Microsoft issued a fix.
Security October 31, 2016
A new security threat looms over Windows users. The attackers are emulating the BSoD error screen in order to lure users into installing a fake copy of Microsoft Security Essentials and calling a scam support line.
Microsoft October 25, 2016
The Windows-powered HP Elite x3, targeted for enterprise users who want the full desktop experience, hit stores last week. Reviewers note that the device is very powerful, possibly making it the best Windows phone to date.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 17, 2016
The latest test build for Windows 10 revealed a new feature to customize touchpad gestures using three and four fingers. The build also includes a variety of other improvements and bug fixes but comes with two known issues.
Microsoft October 14, 2016
Google will gradually phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux, with access to the apps from these platforms ending by early 2018. Chrome apps, however, will remain supported by Chrome OS for the foreseeable future.
Google August 19, 2016
Microsoft accidentally leaked the 'golden keys' that will allow hackers to unlock Windows devices protected by Secure Boot. This is why Apple was not willing to take the risk of creating a backdoor for its systems upon the FBI’s demands.
Microsoft August 11, 2016
Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer ended on July 29. For users with computers still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 who missed the offer for whatever reason, there is another way to get the update for free.
Microsoft August 1, 2016
Microsoft is serious about building the best Windows for gaming. To achieve it’s goals, the company is turning to those who best know gaming on Windows: PC gamers.
Microsoft July 9, 2016