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Cortana in Windows 10 is now coming to more countries

Cortana in Windows 10 will be arriving in more countries when the new operating system drops next Wednesday along with a few more countries to be compatible – including Australia, Canada and India – all of which are English only, also Japan is included. Later in the year the assistant will be available in Brazil, Mexico and Canadians who speak French. Like Siri, Cortana has to be taught local jokes, […]

Opinion: Windows Phone has promise, but no incentive to switch

Don’t get me wrong, Windows Phone is a very good platform with great Xbox and Office integration and with better apps coming all the time, but that’s something that is a huge problem with getting customers on board with the device. Apps. Despite the hardware being very good with the funky orange and green hues it has promise, but hardly any consumer interest. Personally I use a large amount of Google […]

Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs to slow down phone business

Microsoft Lumia and Windows Phone have never really got anywhere, with a less than 10% market share the platform isn’t really that popular. Microsoft has decided this week that 7,800 employees from the phone business will be laid off which is actually 6% of total Microsoft employees as well as writing of $7.5B from the Nokia business. However the company has stated that it int going to give up on […]

Windows 10 10162 launches, third build in one week

This week has been a busy week for Windows Insiders, with three builds in one week, 10158 and 10159 now the latest from Microsoft is 10162. On Blogging Windows – the company posted some information on the new build. Bug squashing Windows 10 10159 included over 300 bug fixes and now 10162 has improved stability (which is much needed) improved battery life and boosted performance. This build is only for users in the Fast […]

European pricing for Windows 10 released

We now have more detail on the pricing for Europe and the UK for Windows 10, Microsoft’s upcoming release. Only until recently we found out the pricing for Windows 10 in the US, but for the UK and the rest of Europe we weren’t sure. Windows 10 Home will be $129 and Windows 10 Pro will cost $199 in the US. However Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get it […]

Windows 10 testers will be able to keep it for free

  How Windows 10 will be released has been confusing and now Microsoft has cleared up on how the next generation of Windows will get to customers and insiders. Last week the company revealed that any testers who wanted to try the operation system would subsequently get it for free in turn for testing out beta software. Now, this week Microsoft has added further confusion to the mix by updating […]

How Windows 10 insiders will upgrade to the final version

Early adopters who have been testing Windows 10 for the past few months have, until now been left in the dark on how Microsoft is planning on supporting the users who have installed the preview. Questions such as how will I upgrade to a full version of Windows 10 once it is released? Now Microsoft has shed some light on the situation and how users go about upgrading to a […]

New Xbox One leaked, by Amazon

We may be seeing a new Xbox One at the upcoming E3 2015. E3 is in just ten days and the refreshed console might have 1TB of storage, a new controller and Halo The Master Chief Collection for $400. Amazon has a quiet listing for the new console which is set to release on June 15, which is the same time as E3 20 15. The new bundle will feature […]

New Music app in Windows 10 feels like Spotify

Windows 10 is just around the corner, with a release set for this summer but a lot of the operating system is still being worked on. The Insider Preview offers eager users to get early access to the beta and the new Music Preview is available in the Preview. Music Preview also uses Microsoft’s “Universal Apps” strategy. Universal Apps such as Mail, Music, News and Calendar on the PC share […]

Windows 10 build 10122 launches

Microsoft has released another build of the Windows 10 preview to insiders. Build 10122 brings some much needed improvements to the Start Menu, enhancements to default apps and UI changes in the Settings app. But mostly the focus of this build is adding polish and to make it more stable. Microsoft has said that upcoming releases of the Windows 10 preview wont feature big features, but mostly fine tuning and […]