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Windows 10 to get Start Menu design tweaks, Alt+Tab update

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:22 PM

These changes are part of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20161

FRESH START. Image from Windows blog.

Windows 10 update allows for quick removal of USB drives by default

Apr 09, 2019 - 9:52 AM

Users can now remove USB drives without using the 'Safely Remove Hardware' process

Future version of Windows 10 will reserve system space for updates

Jan 10, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'With reserved storage, updates, apps, temporary files, and caches are less likely to take away from valuable free space and should continue to operate as expected,' Microsoft explains

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.

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

Microsoft Paint to become free standalone app on Windows Store

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Microsoft reassures the public by saying MS Paint is here to stay it will just have a new home soon

MS PAINT IS HERE TO STAY. Image from Microsoft, via Paint.

Microsoft's old Paint program is saying goodbye

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Paint will be going away alongside Microsoft s Reader application Reading list app and Outlook Express

THE NEW PAINT. Screen shot from Twitter video.

Microsoft 365 to aid businesses in $4.5T intelligent edge and cloud era

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The newly announced all in one enterprise IT suite combines productivity suite Office 365 Windows 10 OS and security solution Enterprise Mobility Security designed with the modern workplace in mind

NADELLA. "And while there is tremendous growth opportunity, we are not building solutions solely to support conspicuous consumption. We are also working to make a positive impact in the world and continue to be encouraged by the enormous potential for partners to have local impact that ultimately has a profound global impact," said the Microsoft CEO as he ended his Microsoft Inspire 2017 keynote. Photo from Microsoft

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.

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

Netflix content now available for download on Windows 10 PCs

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Four months after allowing downloads for iOS and Android Netflix gives the green light for Windows 10 users to make content available offline

Microsoft accused of anti-competitive tactics in browser wars

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Instead of building a better browser Microsoft is forcing its product onto people in the most unapologetic manner Jon von Tetzchner from browser rival Vivaldi says

COMPETE WITH QUALITY. Vivaldi's Jon von Tetzchner wants browsers to compete on equal terms. Photo from Vivaldi.

Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

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.

5 things to expect at the #MicrosoftEvent

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Catch the livestream on Microsoft s website at 10 pm on Wednesday October 26

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.

Microsoft delivers earnings surprise, stock rises

Jul 20, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The tech giant closes out its fiscal year with a 38 rise in profit to 16 8 billion

epa05329564 Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp. Satya Nadella talks to an audience during the Microsoft Developer Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, 26 May 2016. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

Microsoft leadership shake-up as veteran exec departs

Jul 08, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Chief operating officer Kevin Turner is moving to global financial firm Citadel Securities

epa03682149 Microsoft's chief operating officer, Kevin Turner addresses the 'Microsoft Executive Forum' in Bangalore, India, 30 April 2013. Kevin Turner is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Microsoft's worldwide sales, marketing, and services organization. Turner leads a global organization of over 47,000 employees and he said about the emerging trends in the Information Technology industry and for Microsoft and the four megatrends: Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data which are interrelated, are shaping and transforming business and in the IT industry today. EPA/JAGADEESH NV

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.

Xbox Play Anywhere to arrive September 13

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Windows 10 and Xbox One machines need to have specific updates installed before they can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere when it launches

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE. The new Xbox One S is presented at the Xbox press conference prior to the start of the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 13, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Asus' Zenbook 3 aims for the top at Computex

May 30, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Zenbook 3 will start at 999 with a core i5 processor 4GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive Users can also get higher tiered models for 1 499 and 1 999

THE ZENBOOK 3. Asus' Zenbook 3 has specs that rival Apple's Macbook. Image from Asus.

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.

Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

Apr 29, 2016 - 5:47 PM

Free Facebook and Messenger programs for Windows 10 are hitting virtual shelves at the Windows desktop app store while an Instagram app that runs on mobile devices hits the Windows Phone Store

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 to support cross-network play against PC, PS4

Mar 15, 2016 - 5:48 PM

The move may eventually let Xbox One players of a given game regularly play against PC and PS4 players of the same game

CROSS-PLATFORM AND CROSS-NETWORK PLAY. Microsoft may have just changed the game in the world of online console gaming. Screen shot from

Microsoft's Lumia 550 launches in PH

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:08 PM

The device packs a Windows user s favorite Microsoft apps into a neat and handy mobile package

LUMIA 550. The new Lumia is an affordable phone that takes Microsoft's apps with you wherever you go. Photo from Microsoft.

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.

Windows 10 to be tailored for Chinese government

Dec 18, 2015 - 8:54 AM

The joint venture tentatively called C M Information Technologies is being created in a partnership with state owned China Electronics Technology Group and will be based in Beijing Microsoft says

WINDOWS 10. Promotional image showing Windows 10 products. 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

Retooled Microsoft gets earnings boost

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:20 AM

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: We are making strong progress across each of our 3 ambitions by delivering innovation people love

NADELLA. In this photograph taken on July 16, 2014, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during his keynote address at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 at the Verizon Center in Washington. Saul Loeb/AFP

Leaked Windows 10 build dissuades users from switching default apps

Oct 19, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The leaked preview build will reportedly prompt users with a dialog box touting the merits of a Microsoft app should the user attempt to change a default app

WINDOWS 10 START. Image from Microsoft.

Acer lines up the Aspire R14 notebook, Z3-700 portable PC

Oct 12, 2015 - 9:15 PM

The 2 devices are powered by Windows 10 and are slated for release in North America in late October

ASPIRE R14. Image from Acer.

Microsoft unveils new Lumia 950, 950 XL, Surface devices

Oct 06, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Microsoft talks about the Lumia 950 and 950 XL a new Surface tablet and a Surface Book laptop

TERRY MYERSON. Screen shots from Microsoft livestream

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Aug 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM

And get a glimpse of Matt Damon on Mars

Microsoft touts cross-platform, new games at Gamescom

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:53 PM

The biggest new trend of Microsoft at Gamescom is the number of exclusive cross platform games between Xbox and Windows 10

XBOX AT GAMESCOM. Screen shot from YouTube.

Meluncur di Indonesia, Windows 10 sasar startup dan UMKM

Jul 30, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Fitur tombol start sebagai ciri khas di kiri bawah layar yang lebih fungsional kini diaplikasikan di Windows 10

Windows 10 free upgrade goes live in 190 countries

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Windows 10 can be picked up on most Windows 7 and Windows 8 1 PCs via an app downloaded onto your computer

WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Microsoft.

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 plans celebratory debut of Windows 10

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Windows 10 s welcome follows after news of Microsoft cutting 7 800 jobs and writing down the value of its struggling mobile phone division acquired last year from Nokia by some 7 6 billion

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10. Screen shot from Microsoft website.

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

Microsoft’s authorized reseller stores go live in PH

Jul 08, 2015 - 3:16 PM

The stores in the Cyberzone areas of SM North Edsa Annex and SM Megamall will offer smartphones tablets and personal software that use Windows

MICROSOFT STORE. Fabio Ide and Microsoft Country General Manager for the Philippines Karrie Ilagan. Photo by Microsoft.

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.

Rounding up the hits at Microsoft's E3 press briefing

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:27 AM

Phil Spencer: “There truly has never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer If you ve been waiting to move from your Xbox 360 now is the time ”

XBOX ONE AT E3. Photo from Microsoft's Xbox website

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.