Tag: Windows

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 releases video, showing off the new Fluent Design for Windows 10

Microsoft releases video, showing off the new Fluent Design for Windows 10

Since its original launch, just over two years ago Windows 10 has come a long way design wise, but the biggest change to date is coming later this year with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Microsoft has been working on this new update for a good while now and it adds back in the blur effects that we first saw in Windows Vista, in 2007. Windows […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 is letting third party devices work with Windows Hello

Microsoft is letting third party devices work with Windows Hello

Currently quite a few Windows laptops have something called Windows Hello built in, a technology which uses the devices cameras and fingerprint sensors to authenticate users into their computers on Windows 10. Since it’s existence Windows Hello has only be available on devices made by Microsoft, now as of this week it is being opened up to third party companies, using the Windows Hello Companion Device Framework. This news is part […]

Here maps no longer works on Windows devices

Here maps no longer works on Windows devices

Windows 10 Mobile is just around the corner and already Here maps have pulled out and won’t be supporting Windows 10 or the mobile version at all. For users of Windows Phone, they have had access to Nokia’s Here maps system for a while now as well as Microsoft’s own Bing services also. Earlier this month Nokia sold the Here maps service to a group of German can manufacturers for […]

Windows Phone sales have slowed considerably

Windows Phone sales have slowed considerably

Windows Phone sales aren’t great right now, but it isn’t really a big secret but in general the entire smartphone industry hasn’t grown that much in the past few months. The smartphone market has only grew in size by 9.7% in Q4 2015 and this is the lowest it has ever been since 2008 right when smartphones were becoming mainstream. The main sales figures for the Windows Phone have also been released […]

Windows Store now highlights apps for Windows 10

Windows Store now highlights apps for Windows 10

Visiting the Windows Store for apps at the moment does a have a random list of new apps and some of the old ones for Windows 8 when the store debuted, but finding those new apps which have been optimised for Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 Mobile can be a little bit difficult. But now Microsoft have added labels to those shiny new apps that have been […]