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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 […]

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 […]