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Windows 7 gets patch reminding users of 2020 end-of-support date

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:17 PM

The Windows 7 patch will begin sending notices of the impending end-of-support date beginning April 18

Windows 10 edges out Windows 7 as most popular operating system

Jan 03, 2019 - 4:43 PM

Net Applications' report says Windows 10 now has 39.22% market share compared to Windows 7, which has 36.9%

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 update is out now

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The update adds new features for Windows 10, while also introducing features Android devices and iPhones can take advantage of

WINDOWS 10's OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE. Windows 10 gets new features, and your phone gets new apps to connect them. Image from Microsoft.

Valve to end Steam support for Windows XP, Vista in 2019

Jun 13, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Steam will continue to run and launch games on these operating systems for the remainder of 2018 with limited functionality

Microsoft launches Chrome extension warning users of shady websites

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

The Chrome extension tells you if you're about to enter a malicious site, based off a constantly updated list of potentially harmful websites

Windows 10 update set for October release

Sep 02, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will come the same day that Windows Mixed Reality headsets powered by the software hits the market Microsoft executive vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson says in a blog post

MICROSOFT'S WINDOWS 10 UPDATE. This file photo taken on April 18, 2017 shows the French headquarters of US multinational technology company Microsoft in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/ AFP

Everything you want to know about Windows 10 S

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Here is a look at what Windows 10 S is what it isn t and who will benefit most from its features

WINDOWS 10 S. Speed and security with some tradeoffs in usability. Screen shot from Microsoft website.

More cyberattacks feared as work week begins

May 15, 2017 - 6:45 AM

UPDATED Europol executive director Rob Wainwright says the situation could worsen when workers return to their offices after the weekend and log on

CYBER ATTACK. A woman points to the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of a problem in its network, in London on May 12, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Microsoft making mobile connection with Windows update

May 12, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Microsoft essentially has fully embraced the usage model of moving between phone tablet PC Mac game console and in the future AR and VR headsets regardless of the operating system says one analyst

MULTI-DEVICE ENVIRONMENT. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president Windows engagement, Microsoft, at Build 2017 shows their multi-device vision for their operating system. Photo from Microsoft

Microsoft out to regain ground in schools with Surface Laptop

May 03, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Along with the new laptop Microsoft also reveals the Windows 10 S operating system – devices running on which could go for as low as 189

COOL CAT. After the Surface Studio, Microsoft adds another cool-looking device to their hardware roster, the Surface Laptop. Screenshot from Microsoft/YouTube

Gmail to end support for Chrome version 53 and below

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Google will discontinue support for Gmail on Chrome versions 53 and below The notice is especially meant for holdouts on Windows XP or Vista as they will be left behind on Chrome version 49 and be more susceptible to risk

Microsoft's Surface Studio PC is for the creator in everyone

Oct 27, 2016 - 12:34 AM

The Surface Studio is what Microsoft is touting as a computer for creators of all types

THE SURFACE STUDIO. Microsoft Corporate VP of Devices, Panos Panay introduces Microsoft Surface Studio at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York.  Photo by Don Emmert/ AFP

Microsoft reveals Creators Update for Windows 10

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Creators Update for Windows 10 is set to come out in early 2017

CREATORS UPDATE. Screen shot from Livestream.

Microsoft's Paint app revamp to get 3D drawing capabilities

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:48 PM

Microsoft enthusiast WalkingCat reveals some leaked videos of the new Paint on Twitter

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

Reminder: Free Windows 10 upgrades end July 29

Jul 04, 2016 - 4:15 PM

An anniversary update for Windows 10 is also slated for August 2 so those who want access to that will want to upgrade sooner rather than later

ANNIVERSARY UPDATE. Windows 10's anniversary update is coming on August 2. Screen shot from Microsoft.

Future Windows 10 update will stop updates when you're busy

May 16, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Active Hours lets you specify up to 10 hours in a day where Windows will not install updates or bother you to ask for a restart of your computer

WINDOWS 10 START. Image from Microsoft.

Microsoft profit down 25% to $3.8B

Apr 22, 2016 - 11:35 AM

Shares in Microsoft once the world s largest company are down 4 3 in after hours trade following the results which are weaker than expectations

MICROSOFT. A file image dated March 5, 2013 showing the Microsoft logo at Microsoft stand at the CeBit trade fair, Hanover, Germany. File Photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

Windows 10 reaches 270 million users – Microsoft

Mar 31, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The company is hoping the new version can help it gain traction in the mobile sector where it lags behind Google Android and Apple iOS and in emerging technologies for computing

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 ADOPTION. A file photo dated October 31, 2012 showing Indian visitors in Bangalore, India. File photo by Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Microsoft quarterly profit slips but tops forecasts

Jan 29, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Software as a service in the Internet cloud is a key aspect of Microsoft s effort to adapt to a shift away from packaged software on which the US company was built

MICROSOFT. A file image dated March 5, 2013 showing the Microsoft logo at Microsoft stand at the CeBit trade fair, Hanover, Germany. File Photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

Windows 10 now on 200 million devices worldwide

Jan 05, 2016 - 11:10 AM

The adoption rate of Windows 10 is also reportedly faster than that of Windows 7 and 8 outpacing Windows 7 by nearly 140 and Windows 8 by nearly 400

WINDOWS 10. Image from Windows blog.

PC market woes show no sign of easing

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:16 AM

A shift to mobile devices a strong dollar and political turmoil are hurting PC sales

PERSONAL COMPUTER SALES. Lenovo laptop computers are displayed during a press conference in Hong Kong, China, May 21, 2009. File Photo by YM Yik/EPA

Microsoft sees $3.19B loss on Nokia writedown

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Microsoft is banking on Windows 10 s arrival to create new opportunities for Microsoft and our ecosystem

MICROSOFT. A file image dated March 5, 2013 showing the Microsoft logo at Microsoft stand at the CeBit trade fair, Hanover, Germany. File Photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

Microsoft releases critical patch for all Windows versions

Jul 21, 2015 - 12:42 PM

The flaw means the way Microsoft Windows handles fonts could allow an attacker to take over someone else’s computer

MORE JOB CUTS. A file picture dated January 6, 2010 shows the Microsoft booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. File Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs, reorganizes phone unit

Jul 09, 2015 - 8:09 AM

The Finnish government is disappointed with Microsoft s decision calling a special ministerial meeting to consider assistance for those affected

MORE JOB CUTS. A file picture dated January 6, 2010 shows the Microsoft booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. File Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Windows 10 to launch to Insiders first, phased release follows

Jul 03, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Windows 10 will launch on July 29

WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE. Image from Microsoft.

Microsoft prices Windows 10 Home and Pro offerings

Jun 02, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Windows 10 Home is set to cost 119 while Windows 10 Pro will cost 199

WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Windows 10 website.

Windows 10 to launch July 29

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Existing legitimate users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8 1 can get Windows 10 via a free upgrade for the first year after launch

‘Attractive’ Windows 10 offers in store for non-genuine upgraders

May 19, 2015 - 3:59 PM

The company is working with OEMs to have very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers for their customers running one of their older devices in a non genuine state

WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Windows 10 website.

Microsoft courts app makers with dive into Windows 10

Apr 30, 2015 - 9:42 PM

Microsoft s three hour keynote presentation highlights how Windows 10 will let software savants serve up creations on the full spectrum of smart devices including HoloLens augmented reality headgear

WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Windows 10 website.

Reorganization costs hit Microsoft profit

Apr 24, 2015 - 9:02 AM

The tech giant s net profit for the fiscal quarter ending March 31 falls 12 to 4 985 billion on revenues which rose 6 to 21 7 billion

MICROSOFT. A file picture dated 06 January 2010 shows the Microsoft booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Running Windows 8.1? You can likely run Windows 10

Mar 19, 2015 - 9:18 AM

Microsoft reveals what s needed hardware wise to upgrade to Windows 10 and what you need to get a hassle free upgrade in the summer

WINDOWS 10. Image from Windows blog.

Microsoft to end Internet Explorer browser brand

Mar 17, 2015 - 10:58 PM

While Windows 10 will still carry Internet Explorer for enterprise compatibility Project Spartan will eventually become the go to browser for Windows 10 users out of the box

Windows 10 free for Windows 7, 8.1 users for first year

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:58 AM

The free upgrade offer will be available for the first year of Windows 10 s launch for all Windows 7 8 1 and Phone 8 1 machines and devices

WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Windows 10 website.

Microsoft patches big Windows Schannel vulnerability

Nov 12, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Microsoft does not explain the exploit further aside from noting that it allows an attacker to remotely execute code on a computer without requiring an authorized account

Microsoft patches Sandworm vulnerability

Oct 15, 2014 - 3:07 PM

The vulnerability allows for someone to remotely execute code on another s computer if a user opens a compromised file with a specially crafted OLE object

Ello, Windows 10 (TechRap)

Oct 05, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gap Gate and butt test Anti Facebook social network Ello gets viral surge

Microsoft announces Windows 10

Oct 01, 2014 - 1:45 AM

Joe Belfiore of Microsoft: We want all these Windows 7 users to have the sentiment that yesterday they were driving a first generation Prius and now with Windows 10 it s like a Tesla

WINDOWS 10. Image from Microsoft Windows blog.

Upgrading to iOS 8 (TechRap)

Sep 23, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Microsoft announces September 30 Windows event Google announces 105 Android One smartphones Update to iOS 8 without deleting apps files

Microsoft announcing September 30 Windows event

Sep 16, 2014 - 2:33 PM

The September 30 event is meant to introduce developers and enterprise level consumers to the next step for Windows operating systems

AFTER 8.1 Microsoft is likely to announce the next big thing for the Windows OS on September 30.

Android Nokia X: A Windows Phone in disguise

Apr 20, 2014 - 12:45 PM

The Nokia X is an Android smartphone stripped of its Google roots merely a bridge device that aims to give feature phone users a taste of Windows Phone

Windows 8.1 Update: What to expect

Apr 08, 2014 - 4:22 PM

Here s a quick list of some of the functional improvements that are coming in Windows 8 1 Update which is expected to arrive later in the day

LITTLE TWEAKS. Screenshot of Windows 8.1 Update from

TechRap: ASUS Transformer Book Trio

Feb 27, 2014 - 2:53 PM

We review the Windows Laptop Android tablet in one the Asus Transformer Book Trio plus news on Facebook WhatsApp and the Galaxy S5

Move over Siri: Meet Windows Phone's Cortana

Feb 21, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Windows Phone digital assistant Cortana will appear as circular icon which animates when it speaks or thinks and will sport a custom color depending on the hue of your phone

TechRap: Windows 8.1, OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Nov 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Get Google custom URLs use electronic devices on a planes and what s new in Windows 8 1 and OS X 10 9 Mavericks

Microsoft releases Windows 8.1, in restart

Oct 17, 2013 - 10:20 PM

The revamped version brings back the start button which disappeared last year

RESTART THE START BUTTON. A new ad for Windows 8.1 features the return of the Start button. Screen shot from YouTube

TechRap: Smartphone camera shootout

Jun 30, 2013 - 8:00 AM

We throw 3 smartphones the HTC One Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5 into the TechRap battle for a camera phone shootout

Microsoft talks Windows 8.1

May 31, 2013 - 6:07 PM

Microsoft announces Windows 8 1 and its numerous tweaks on the Windows Blog

WINDOWS 8.1 An update for Windows 8 aims to add new features and capabilities to Microsoft's latest operating system. Screen shot from Microsoft

Early Windows Blue build leaked

Mar 25, 2013 - 1:47 PM

An early Windows Blue build is leaked with some of the features shown in screenshots from a Polish forum

WINDOWS BLUE. The leaked build of Windows Blue will reportedly allow for more customization and tweaks. Screenshot from

Win8 to get app updates, price drop?

Mar 07, 2013 - 6:52 PM

Will Windows 8 see an upgrade and a price drop before the rumored Blue development?

THE FUTURE OF WINDOWS. Will Windows 8 get cheaper and better improved? Screen shot from Microsoft.

Microsoft bids goodbye to Steven Sinofsky

Nov 14, 2012 - 8:58 AM

A change in leadership at Microsoft sees the departure of the President of Windows and Windows Live

SAYING GOODBYE. The president of Windows and Windows Live will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller. Photo from