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Microsoft could be building a new budget Surface for Windows 10

Microsoft is reporting to be building a new variant of its popular Surface Pro 3 tablet that will be a lower-end replacement to the Windows RT Surface 2 of September 2013. The new tablet will run full Windows though and is designed to fill a range gap.

Microsoft reveals the Lumia 430: A low-cost Windows Phone

Microsoft has added another low-cost Windows Phone to its growing range. The Lumia 430 is the most affordable Lumia smartphone to-date at only $70 but still offers a full smartphone experience.

Windows Hello biometric authentication allows for instant logins

Microsoft has unveiled a brand new way of logging in to your computer that will debut with Windows 10. Called Windows Hello, it uses biometric authentication to instantly log you in when you show your face or touch your finger to a device.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade even to software pirates

Microsoft has announced that users currently running pirated versions of Windows will be able to upgrade them for free to Windows 10 when it launches later this year in what could be a historic moment in the lengthy battle against software pirates.

Internet Explorer is finally dead, Microsoft is killing the brand

Microsoft's marketing chief confirmed at the company's Convergence conference yesterday that the long ill-spoken Internet Explorer web browser brand will be killed off with Windows 10 and replaced with the company's new "Project Spartan."

Windows 10 for phones to include notification LED support

New leaked screenshots of an unreleased build of Windows 10 for Phones revealed last night that the operating system will feature support for notification LEDs. Just a day later, such an LED has been found hidden inside Microsoft's Lumia 735.

Microsoft has received 1 million bits of feedback on Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that it has now received over 1 million pieces of individual feedback on Windows 10 from Insider users running preview builds of the upcoming operating system. The feedback will be used to aid development of the software.

FREAK security flaw in HTTPS affects Windows too

A decade-old flaw in the HTTPS protocol that could allow hackers to decrypt secure traffic between web browsers and servers, including payment details, has been confirmed to be present on Windows as well as Android and iOS devices.

The new Raspberry Pi is 'camera shy'; reboots after flash shot

Users of the new Raspberry Pi 2 credit-card sized computer launched earlier this week are discovering that the device appears to be "camera shy" with several owners noting that using flash to take a photo of the device causes it to freeze and then reboot.

Microsoft may be building a gadget that mixes a laptop and phone

We're going to learn a lot about the next version of Windows on Wednesday. Presumably, we'll find out when the preview build will launch, new features aimed at consumers rather than enterprise users, and changes to how the Windows Store works.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

San Francisco - Microsoft has skipped a number as it officially unveiled its newest operating system, Windows 10, in a Tuesday press conference.

Next Microsoft Office includes the return of 'Dark' theme

In recent weeks, various bits of information on the next Windows have been circulated but Microsoft's other big money-spinner, Office, has remained hidden in the background. Yesterday that changed however as some images of the next Office appeared online.

Leaked video details Windows 9 start menu, virtual desktop

A leaked video of the "Windows Technical Preview" details features of the yet to be released Windows 9 Threshold Build 9834 operating systems.

Microsoft China posts Windows 9 launch teaser

Earlier today, Microsoft China wrote a post on its Weibo page that not only confirms that the "Windows 9" name is intended for the next version of the company's operating system but also that it will be "coming soon."

Microsoft removes 1,500 spam apps from the Windows Store

Microsoft's acknowledgement of the presence of illegitimate, spam apps in the Windows Store has come to fruition with the removal of 1,500 apps from the store and subsequent refunding of purchasers.

Lenovo will continue to sell small Windows tablets

Last week it was found out that Lenovo stopped selling its 8-inch Windows tablets in North America, due to a steep drop in consumer demand.

Top 10 Windows antivirus software packages worth checking out

The selection of antivirus software can be overwhelming, but this guide explains the specs of the top 10 Windows-friendly software packages, according to data compiled by Find the Best.

Windows Phone 8.1 launching June 24th

A page on the Microsoft Support website appears to confirm that Windows Phone 8.1 will begin deploying on June 24th after being formally announced with a developer preview at Microsoft BUILD last month.

Microsoft announces new Kinect for Windows to arrive this summer

Microsoft has revealed that the new version of Xbox Kinect for Windows, based on the unit supplied with the company's Xbox One console, will be released later this year in the summer.

Op-Ed: Fousquare’s Windows 8 app could lead to bigger and better things

If you thought that Foursquare was just another way for people with smartphones to announce their whereabouts to the world, their new Windows 8 app should surprise you.

Microsoft to cut manufacturer price for Windows by 70 percent: Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 percent to compete with cheaper products like Google Inc's Chromebooks, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing source...

Microsoft Windows 8 lags predecessor in first-year sales

Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year.

Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined

If Apple devices are tallied together — Macs, iPads, iPhones and so on — the combined sales surpass those of Windows PCs for the first time.

Windows 7 'back by popular demand' thanks to HP

HP is hoping to rope in consumers with the enticement of Windows 7. For a limited time, HP is selling new computers that run Windows 7 instead of Windows 8… and offering big savings to consumers.

95% of ATMS use outdated Windows XP: Is a crisis looming?

Microsoft has announced that the company will not provide support for the long-lived Windows XP operating system after April 8. Considering the fact that XP is still so widely used, are businesses and ATMs at risk of a security crisis?

Microsoft planning Windows 9 launch in April 2015

Microsoft is currently working on the next version of the Windows operating system and has a tentative release date of April 2015.

Video: Passersby amazed by mannequins of 'not-so-perfect' people

Not everyone is perfect in this world. Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled, did something amazing earlier this month, which astonished passersby on Zurich's popular shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse.

Warning issued about Windows XP bug

Microsoft has issued a warning about a bug in Windows XP. The flaw could let attackers take over a computer, and evidence suggests the weakness is being exploited by cyber-criminals.

iPhone 5S users facing 'Blue Screen of Death' crashes

It looks like Apple is experiencing quality control issues with the latest iPhone release. iPhone 5S users are complaining about several issues surrounding their devices.

The Pirate Bay launches PirateBrowser to bypass censorship

The Pirate Bay recently celebrated their 10th anniversary. The infamous peer-to-peer torrent tracking site posted on their blog that they did not think they would make it this far, but they did.
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