Tag: Microsoft

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 […]

Microsoft announces Skype Meetings, a free tool for SMBs

Microsoft announces Skype Meetings, a free tool for SMBs

Microsoft today has unveiled a new free tool for small businesses, it’s basically a light version of Skype Business and allows users to video chat with up to 10 people for the first 60 days of using it and then only 3 thereafter, if you need more people Microsoft is basically saying purchase Office 365 which has Skype Business included. This new tool dubbed Skype Meetings is free for small […]

Microsoft will show one more Windows 10 upgrade banner

Microsoft will show one more Windows 10 upgrade banner

For the past year, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 have been nagged to upgrade to the new Windows 10 operating system, many have upgraded, back in November Microsoft had achieved 132 million installs of Windows 10 and then in earlier February this year more people were using the new OS than XP users. Now as we’re in July, the last day that users can upgrade to Windows 10 is July 29 […]

Surface 3 will be discontinued this December

Surface 3 will be discontinued this December

Microsoft’s Surface lineup has really rocketed the hybrid and 2-in-1 PC market into the mainstream, although previous marketing stunts such as the one with the NBA havent succeeded quite as well as the Microsoft PR team might have hoped the Surface tablets are still doing well and despite the price they are very competent machines. But now Microsoft is deciding the discontinue the cheaper Surface 3 tablet from the lineup […]

Microsoft has made it easier to activate Windows 10

Microsoft has made it easier to activate Windows 10

Since Windows 10 launched last year back in July, it has had it’s fair share of software bugs as it is with most software nowadays, so it is always best to hold of as soon as the software is released in case of any potential bugs. But as Windows 10 has been around for nearly a year now, it seems stable enough to now upgrade to. But now Microsoft is […]