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Microsoft makes Windows even more pen-friendly

Microsoft has detailed a new set of pen-focused features in Windows 10 designed to give creatives the freedom to emulate real writing on a digital display. It has expanded its Windows Ink platform with new "building blocks" to simplify ink input.

Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro with more power, bigger battery

Microsoft has officially unveiled its new Surface Pro, the latest incarnation of the popular convertible device. The company has focused on incremental improvements to refine the existing experience, adding new processors and subtle design changes.

iTunes is coming to Microsoft's Windows Store in surprise reveal

Apple and Microsoft have announced that iTunes is coming to the Windows Store in a surprise reveal today. The addition will give the Store a much-needed boost, increasing its visibility. iTunes is one of the world's most popular Windows desktop apps.

Windows 10's next big update is coming in the fall

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be getting another major feature update later this year. The company will debut a new design language, bring back a top-requested OneDrive feature and introduce new "storytelling" apps.

Microsoft unveils Fluent Design to make Windows 10 look new again

Microsoft has officially announced it is working on a complete overhaul of Windows 10's design using a new visual language called Fluent. Previously leaked as Project NEON, Microsoft is aiming for a cohesive and modern experience built around animations.

Microsoft: 'There is no Surface Pro 5'

Microsoft has put to bed rumours that it's preparing to launch the next version of its Surface Pro tablet, categorically stating that the device doesn't yet exist. It leaves the company's upcoming hardware event in Shanghai looking even more mysterious.

Microsoft could unveil the next Surface in Shanghai this month

Just a few days after launching its latest Surface device, Microsoft has sent out invitations to an event later this month where it could unveil another. The briefing will "show the world what's next" and includes an appearance by Surface's creator.

Microsoft is making phones 'but they may not look like phones'

Microsoft has once again reaffirmed its commitment to its smartphone business. Days after its phone revenue crashed to the floor in the company's latest earning call, CEO Satya Nadella has given another indication that something revolutionary is coming.

Microsoft's new Windows 10 S forces you to use Edge and Bing

Microsoft has confirmed that its new Windows 10 S operating system will not allow you to change the default browser or search engine. You'll be forced into using Microsoft Edge and Bing, although you can still install alternative software.

Microsoft unveils its first proper laptop

Microsoft has officially unveiled its first PC with a traditional laptop form factor. "Surface Laptop" joins Microsoft's existing range of Surface-branded devices, offering a premium laptop experience targeted towards college students and mobile workers.

Microsoft goes after classrooms with $189 'Windows 10 S' laptops

Microsoft has announced a new version of Windows 10 designed to compete directly with Google's Chromebooks. Aimed at classroom environments and younger users, Windows 10 S is a cut-down Windows that only supports apps from the Windows Store.

Samsung unveils new Microsoft Surface rival for 2-in-1 computing

Samsung has formally introduced its Galaxy Book Windows 10 convertible, a device built to compete with Microsoft's Surface. While smaller and less powerful than Surface, the Galaxy Book is also significantly less costly, a point that could sway buyers.

Microsoft experiments with putting tabs in every Windows window

Microsoft is toying with a major rethinking of the core Windows desktop. The company is considering a new layout for apps that would see every window fitted with a tab strip reminiscent of your web browser. Multiple app instances would display as tabs.

New Windows update could boost battery life by over 10 percent

Microsoft has announced details of an upcoming Windows power saving technology that could lead to substantial battery life improvements. The next major Windows version will be able to intelligently manage background apps to cut down power consumption.

Microsoft's 'CloudBooks' to step up the fight against Chromebooks

Microsoft has announced a new hardware event for early next month in which it's widely expected to switch the focus from its premium Surface devices to low-cost education PCs. The company will unveil a range of Windows laptops to rival Google Chromebooks.

Op-Ed: One year on — Why I'm still using Windows 10 Mobile

It's been one year since Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to older phones. The platform has fallen below 1 percent market share and is nearing abandonware status. 12 months on, it still holds promise – if Microsoft gives it more attention

Microsoft ends support for Windows Vista as new version launches

Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Vista, the dated and never particularly popular Windows version launched a decade ago. While it's saying goodbye to the past, Microsoft is also looking forwards, launching Windows 10's latest update.

Microsoft bans game emulators from the Windows Store

Microsoft has banned game emulator apps from its Windows and Xbox stores. The company has notified developers of the popular class of apps that they're no longer allowed, preventing users from playing games originally built for archaic consoles.

Microsoft explains new privacy settings in Windows 10 update

Microsoft has revealed the details of how Windows telemetry works and what it collects. The announcement improves the transparency of Windows 10's often shady privacy arrangements, addressing some major concerns since the platform's launch.

Windows 10 is four times more popular than Mac, says Apple

Microsoft is continuing to dominate the PC operating system market, seeing four times as many sales as Mac-based devices. The figures come from an unusual source: Apple. The company revealed the data while discussing its plans for future Mac products.

Op-Ed: Samsung DeX and Microsoft Continuum: Mobile productivity compared

Samsung has officially announced its new Galaxy S8 smartphone with DeX, a pioneering mobile product that lets the phone display a desktop interface when docked to a screen, keyboard and mouse. It's an Android interpretation of Microsoft's Continuum.

Microsoft rolls out Xbox One update with built-in game streaming

Microsoft has commenced the roll out of a major Xbox One update including an array of new features to accompany the Windows 10 Creators Update. The company is debuting a refreshed look and feel for the console and integrated game streaming support.

Microsoft to launch next major Windows version on April 11

Microsoft has officially announced it will be launching the next major Windows version on April 11th. The Windows 10 Creators Update will be available as a free download to all existing Windows 10 users. It's an extensive refresh of the operating system.

Microsoft hit with lawsuit as Windows 10 'destroyed data'

Microsoft has been hit with a class action lawsuit instigated by a group of Windows 10 users who claim the operating system "destroyed" their data and caused damage to their PCs. It stems from Microsoft's aggressive attempts to get people to upgrade.

Report: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 will be a regular laptop

Microsoft is said to have commenced production of its awaited Surface Book 2, the successor to its popular premium laptop with a detachable display. The company will reportedly adopt a conventional design for the new device which could launch this month.

Future Windows updates will be smaller and faster to install

Microsoft has announced changes coming to the way in which future Windows updates install that will make the process faster, easier and more controllable. Update downloads will be around 35% smaller, reducing download times and saving data.

Microsoft is making a big change to how Windows 10 does updates

Since the launch of Windows 10, one of the biggest user complaints has been around how it handles updates to the operating system — namely, how it sometimes will download new upgrades on its own, requiring a restart.

Google discloses third 'high severity' Windows bug

Google has publicly detailed another "high severity" vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows, escalating a divide between its research and Microsoft's responses. Google has recently disclosed several major flaws, only for Microsoft to seemingly ignore them.

Microsoft confirms another big Windows update for this year

Microsoft has confirmed it will launch a second major update for Windows 10 this year after the Creators Update in April. Currently in development as "Redstone 3," the update is expected to usher in Windows' new "Project NEON" design language.

Samsung phones will soon unlock your Windows PC for you

Samsung is preparing an update to its Samsung Flow app that will let you unlock your Windows computer using the fingerprint scanner on your phone. The long-awaited functionality considerably expands the app's usefulness, opening it to millions of people.
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