Though we don’t normally report on Windows updates, we’ll make an exception on this one. AMD sends word this evening that they are advising users to remove update KB3004394, which was released as part of this week’s Patch Tuesday, due to driver installation issues this update is inflicting. The update, designed to update Windows’ root certificate store, has apparently been causing havoc on some Windows 7 configurations. In AMD’s case what they are finding is that the update prevents the installation of new graphics drivers on affected systems, with both AMD and NVIDIA drivers refusing to install. More broadly, Infoword is reporting that KB3004394 is also being blamed as the culprit behind certain issues affecting Windows Defender, Task Manager, and other software. At this point this...

Windows 10: The Next Chapter

Today Microsoft revealed that they will be hosting an event at Redmond to announce the next chapter of Windows 10 on January 21st, 2015. This event should reveal the...

33 by Brett Howse on 12/11/2014

Best Windows Phones: Holiday 2014

The end of 2014 is quickly approaching, so this is a great time to look back at the year that was in Windows Phone, and give our recommendation on...

33 by Brett Howse on 12/3/2014

Best Tablets: Holiday 2014

With the holidays approaching, it's time for our annual recommendations for devices in various product categories. Today we're taking a look at what tablets provide the best value and...

80 by Brandon Chester on 11/28/2014

Xbox Games With Gold December Preview and Black Friday Deals

The holiday season is upon us, and Microsoft has announced the last Games with Gold for 2014 along with some Black Friday deals as well. As part of the...

2 by Brett Howse on 11/27/2014

Nokia Lumia 830 Review

The Lumia 830 was launched by Microsoft at the IFA trade show in September. As seems to be the norm for most Nokia phones, it has taken a short...

94 by Brett Howse on 11/25/2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview First Impressions: The Return Of The Desktop

Windows 10 is ditching the “One Interface to Rule them All” mentality, and moving to a more user friendly model of a single store across all platforms, and multiple...

195 by Brett Howse on 11/13/2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Version Bump And New Features

Just three weeks ago, the Windows 10 Technical Preview got its first new build available to members of the Windows Insider program, and today we are seeing another version...

41 by Brett Howse on 11/12/2014

Microsoft Reveals The Lumia 535 Low Cost Smartphone

It has been a while since the official Nokia smartphone acquisition was completed, but to date all of the current Lumia phones have carried the Nokia brand alongside Lumia...

25 by Brett Howse on 11/10/2014

Microsoft Launches Microsoft Health And The Microsoft Band

Today Microsoft launched a new platform called Microsoft Health, and to accompany this they are officially launching the long rumored health and fitness band, called, well, Microsoft Band. And...

31 by Brett Howse on 10/30/2014

OneDrive Will Offer Unlimited Storage For Office 365 Subscribers

It was only four months ago that Microsoft increased the available OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers to one terabyte, and apparently there was still room for improvement. Today...

17 by Brett Howse on 10/27/2014

Microsoft Q1 FY 2015 Financial Results: Record Revenue On Strong Consumer Sales

This afternoon, Microsoft announced record first quarter revenue for its fiscal year 2015 which ended September 30. Revenue was up 25% year-over-year, and came in at $23.2 billion. Gross...

32 by Brett Howse on 10/23/2014

Windows 10 Technical Preview Gets Its First Update

Microsoft used the Windows Blog today to announce the availability of the first update to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which was announced just three weeks ago. The new...

40 by Brett Howse on 10/21/2014

A New Windows - Windows 10 Announced By Microsoft

It was only two years ago that Windows 8 was unleashed on the world. Microsoft tried to usher in an era of “Touch First” applications with a new look...

134 by Brett Howse on 9/30/2014

Xbox Games With Gold October Preview

October is here, which means an update to the Games with Gold program for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Continuing the trend we have seen since the introduction...

0 by Brett Howse on 9/30/2014

Microsoft Announces the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Today Microsoft introduced their new Miracast-based wireless streaming device for HDMI monitors and televisions. Its lengthy name is the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter and it's Microsoft's take on an...

56 by Brandon Chester on 9/23/2014

Microsoft Details Direct3D 11.3 & 12 New Rendering Features

Back at GDC 2014 in March, Microsoft and its hardware partners first announced the next full iteration of the Direct3D API. Now on to version 12, this latest version...

24 by Ryan Smith on 9/18/2014

Microsoft Updates OneDrive File Size And Features

rtThe competition in the cloud storage space has never been so intense. It is also a vast landscape of different features, free storage sizing, paid storage tiers, and API...

27 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

Nokia Lumia 930 Review

Nokia has once again refreshed its Windows Phone lineup with the release of the Lumia 930, which is the spiritual successor to the Lumia 920 which first launched with...

114 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2014

Microsoft Launches New Mid-Range Lumias And Accessories At IFA 2014

Today in Berlin Microsoft announced two new midrange Windows Phones, as well as several accessories to compliment the Windows Phone ecosystem. We now have the rest of the phones...

36 by Brett Howse on 9/4/2014

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