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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, […]

Free upgrade for Windows 10 expires January 16th

Free upgrade for Windows 10 expires January 16th

Windows 10 has been with us for a little while now, and those who can recall – When the operating system was launched in the summer of 2015, Microsoft offered users on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, until July 2016. What many might not know, those who require assistive technologies could have still upgraded to Windows 10 for free until December […]

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 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 […]

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Google have been fined a whopping $2.7 billion dollars, setting a new world record for the largest penalty against any Tech company to date. The multinational technology company have been charged by European Anti-Trust officials for favouring their own services against their competitors. The cooperate giant finds itself having to defend itself after been accused of “unfairly dominating the market place” with its advertising products. It is nothing new for a […]

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 […]

New Windows 10 update might exceed some users data limits

New Windows 10 update might exceed some users data limits

When Windows 10 originally in July 2015, users on Windows 7 and Windows could get the update for free, which was generous on Microsoft’s part but the update was programmed to automatically download automatically, sending a lot of users hurtling over their broadband data caps. Microsoft naturally received a lot of complaints and now with the latest big update for Windows 10 around the corner, the company has said that the […]

NHS still using Windows XP, support ended 18 months ago

NHS still using Windows XP, support ended 18 months ago

In a report today from Citrix, nine in ten NHS trusts are still using Windows XP, the operating system was launched back in 2001 and official, extended support from Microsoft ended in April 2014. Citrix released this official information this morning, and it’s actually based on a Freedom of Information request. Citrix contacted 63 NHS trusts, 43 responded and 90 percent of which confirmed they still use Windows XP. Most […]

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 […]