Tag: Microsoft

Come September 1, support for the classic version of Skype will end

Come September 1, support for the classic version of Skype will end

Later this year, in September Microsoft will be ending the support for the older version of Skype, with version 8.0 replacing the older ‘Classic’ 7.0 version. The company is urging customers to upgrade at some point between now and September 1st 2018, which is the cut off date. Earlier this month, on July 16th – Microsoft released Skype 8.0 for Windows desktop and this will now replace Skype 7.0 and […]

Microsoft is pulling its Groove Music apps on iOS and Android

Microsoft is pulling its Groove Music apps on iOS and Android

It’s nearly the end of the road for Microsoft Groove users, the company announced at the end of last year that Groove Music would end up being retired in favour for a partnership with music streaming conglomerate, Spotify. Today however, Microsoft is moving a little closer to fully shutting down Groove Music altogether, while Windows 10 users were promised the app would stay around this can’t be said for the […]

New Windows 10 update delayed, due to blue screen issue

New Windows 10 update delayed, due to blue screen issue

Last week, Microsoft did have a new major update for Windows 10 ready and waiting to be pushed out, with April 10th as the day marked for the release. However some last minute issues with the release, resulted in an entirely new build to testers instead of a patch being issued out. What was the issue? The main bug was spotted in a release (17133) which wasn’t made available to […]

Microsoft Edge is now available on Android tablets and iPads

Microsoft Edge is now available on Android tablets and iPads

Last year, Microsoft released the Edge browser to devices outside of the Windows platform for the first time ever, the Windows 10 specific browser was designed at the same time and for the operating system. It was designed to be optimised or Windows 10 and to be fast, but also to move on from the bad press Internet Explorer has carried with it for so long. Last year, Microsoft Edge […]

Xbox party chat is now on Android and iOS

Xbox party chat is now on Android and iOS

Microsoft’s party chat feature is now available in the Xbox app, on iOS and Android. The feature has been tested in beta now for a few months and has finally been released to the public. The feature is pretty self explanatory, like on the Xbox, Xbox Live users will be able to text or chat via voice via the app. For the first time, users will be able to talk […]

Microsoft Office 2019 will require Windows 10 to operate

Microsoft Office 2019 will require Windows 10 to operate

Microsoft will be releasing the next big update to Office later this year and this week, Microsoft has provided some more information on what is required to run it when it is released. Windows 10 only First and foremast, Office 2019 will only work on Windows 10, unless you are using Office 365. Basically if you want to buy Office 2019 outright, then by the sounds of it, it will […]

New Xbox One update includes a do not disturb mode

New Xbox One update includes a do not disturb mode

This week, a new update for the Xbox One was released to testers that are on the Xbox Insider program. The new release includes a new do not disturb mode, which will be useful for gamers looking to kick back and game with no distractions, this also goes hand in hand with a new status for your friends to see whether or not your are in do not disturb mode, […]

iTunes for Windows Store release delayed

iTunes for Windows Store release delayed

Earlier this year in May at the Microsoft Build conference, the company teased that iTunes would be coming to the Windows app store which would mainly benefit Windows 10 S users as on that version of Windows, only applications from the Windows Store can be used, unless you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The release of iTunes for the Windows Store was scheduled in for a release by the end […]

Microsoft launches new Skype design for Windows and Mac

Microsoft launches new Skype design for Windows and Mac

Skype got a renewed mobile interface back in June, amongst some controversy. It featured a new colourful interface, with a bigger focus on messaging. Since Skype has been around, the mindshare for its use is always for video chats, whether that be for meetings or just for leisure. Windows and Mac Now, that new look interface is now available from today, on Windows and Mac. The new design includes customisable […]

Microsoft issues security patch for Windows XP, also warns of cyberattacks

Microsoft issues security patch for Windows XP, also warns of cyberattacks

Today, Microsoft took another urgent step to help those users still using Windows XP and Windows Vista, with a number of security updates related to similar issues with WannaCry malware. Windows XP had its support ended back in April 2014 and since then the old OS, which was introduced back in 2001 has had a number of critical patches for security issues. WannaCry Just last month, Microsoft actually released a […]