Tag: Microsoft

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 […]

Windows zero-day Flash  exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Windows zero-day Flash exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Evidence is mounting up that the Windows Kernel has a severe vulnerability that is already being exploited by hackers. Microsoft claims the bug is now being actively exploited by the Russian hacking group –  ‘Strontium’. BetaNews has explained that the group have also gone under various other names too – widely known as ‘Fancy Bear’. This is the same group previously cited as a ‘Russian state actor’, indicating some kind […]

Microsoft unveils iMac rival – the Surface Studio

Microsoft unveils iMac rival – the Surface Studio

Earlier today at it’s Windows 10 Creator Event Microsoft showed off it’s new iMac rival, a huge all in one edge to edge Windows PC running Windows 10. The new Surface Studio is a 28-inch touchscreen with PixelSense technology. The new device is perfect timing as Apple has an event for the 27th October and is expected to unveil new MacBooks and possibly new iMacs. What is the Surface Studio? […]

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Insider build 14926

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Insider build 14926

It’s been quite a while since Microsoft has released a Insider beta build for Windows 10 and just yesterday build 14926 was made available for PC and mobile. Whats new? Microsoft Edge, the Internet Explorer replacement now features a “snooze” function. Microsoft say that users keep tabs open acting as a reminder to do something later on, a new feature allows Cortana to remind you to look at a website […]

What to do if you haven’t got the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yet

What to do if you haven’t got the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yet

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out about a month ago now, but some users may not have received it yet and it may need to be manually downloaded from Microsoft directly. The Anniversary Update came out around 1 year after Windows 10 was launched on July 29th 2015, it doesn’t add many big features – instead works to refine the experience. We wrote an article containing the new features. Read […]

Microsoft takes on the iPad Pro in new ad

Microsoft takes on the iPad Pro in new ad

To be fair to Microsoft, they did start the hybrid PC revolution back in the early days of Windows 8 and the original Surface, now on it’s forth incarnation Microsoft is back with another advert to bash the iPad. Microsoft has run many adverts mocking Apple’s products, namely the MacBook Air and iPad as well as the iPhone when the Lumia range is being advertised. Microsoft’s advert compares the iPad Pro […]

Windows 10 Anniversary update is now out

Windows 10 Anniversary update is now out

Windows 10 has been with us for just over a year now and to celebrate this Microsoft has launched a new Anniversary update and it is available, hosting a bevy of new features which whilst not ground breaking add much needed touches of refinement to the operating system. A lot of the features included with the Anniversary update have been included in the Insider Preview since December. So, what’s new? With […]