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One of the most frustrating realities in mobile is knowing that once a new OS gets released, you may or may not receive it. This isn't a problem with iOS, as Apple has tight control over its own ecosystem, but Android and Windows Phone users... Read more...
Back in March, you could almost hear all of the jaws being dropped when it was revealed that Microsoft would be offering Windows 10 upgrades for free to those without a legitimate license of a previous version. That, in effect, meant that pirates... Read more...
It doesn't happen very often, so you'll have to excuse Microsoft if it savors the moment after its Xbox One console outsold rival Sony and its PlayStation 4 system last month, according to data collected by NPD Group. The Xbox One was the best... Read more...
Google caused quite a stir late last month when it altered its search engine algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites on smartphones. Considering that mobile devices currently make up the bulk of Google’s search traffic, this move was... Read more...
Microsoft's Designer Bluetooth Keyboard may have taken a full two months to get here, but with its sharp styling and overall good design, it looks like it could have been worth the wait. Priced at $99.95, this "Designer" keyboard sports an... Read more...
We learned yesterday that there will be seven variants of Windows 10. One of those variants is Windows 10 Mobile, which we have previously been calling Windows 10 for Phones. Now that Microsoft’s smartphone-oriented operating system officially has a... Read more...
In a new blog post, Microsoft has revealed the numerous different editions of Windows 10. While there's not too much to be surprised about, there are a couple of interesting aspects to some of them. For notebooks and desktops, there will once... Read more...
It became clear long ago that Windows 10 is Microsoft's most ambitious OS ever, but up until just a couple of months ago, we had no idea how seriously the company was going to be taking the Web browser that ships with it. As we discovered a few... Read more...
Microsoft deserves a lot of kudos for what it's doing with Skype. Specifically, Skype Translator, a nifty project that was first showed off a year ago this month. Since then, Microsoft's been enhancing Skype's real-time language translation in a... Read more...
Just over a month following its official unveil, Microsoft's Surface 3 is already a belle of the tablet ball as far as business is concerned, running Windows 8.1 and offering easy IT integration and robust Enterprise-class security. And with the... Read more...
In the two weeks that have passed since Microsoft gave us regular folk Windows 10 build 10047, development has progressed enough to get the company's internal build up to 10114. A key word there is "internal"; 10114 hasn't been released to the... Read more...
Since Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella as its CEO, we've seen the company make some dramatic transformations, and given what we've seen in recent years, it's proven quite refreshing. That carries on through to Windows 10, which is shaping up to be... Read more...
A couple of months ago, we posted about the prospect of a subscription-based Windows. Given the changing landscape, it wasn't that hard to believe that such a thing could come true, and if it didn't, many believed that the next version of Windows... Read more...
Game consoles sure have evolved over the years. My earliest console was the Atari 2600, a comparatively simple machine to today's game systems with even simpler controls -- a joystick and a single red button. That's all you needed to play titles... Read more...
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