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Back in January, Microsoft made a rather surprising announcement that it was changing the support model for older operating systems running on the latest Skylake hardware. As part of the announcement, going forward, the latest processors and chipsets would only be supported on the current version of Windows. As of now, and for the foreseeable future, that means new chips will only be supported on Windows 10. This was a surprise because both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 are still in their “extended support” phase, and generally that means the operating system is left as is, but security updates are done until the end of extended support. For businesses especially, many had just finished their Windows 7 upgrade and there was not necessarily a big...

MWC 2016: Hands On with Alcatel’s Plus 10, A Win10 2-in-1

Ever since OLPC tried to bring cheaper portable laptops around the world, there has been a steady stream of low level devices with one primary goal – get users...

11 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

Microsoft to Recall Power Cables for Previous-Gen Surface Pro Tablets

Microsoft plans to recall power cables for previous-generation Surface Pro tablets. The cords can overheat and pose fire hazard, according to reports. While Microsoft recalls millions of cables, the...

28 by Anton Shilov on 1/20/2016

Microsoft Windows 10 Devices Day NYC Live Blog

We're here in New York City for today's Microsoft hardware event. Thus far Microsoft has been very dilligent about avoiding leaks, so with any luck they should be able...

46 by Ian Cutress & Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Windows 10 Feature Focus: .NET Native

Programming languages seem to be cyclical. Low level languages give developers the chance to have very fast code with the minimum of commands necessary, but the closer you code...

30 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Microsoft Announces VP9 Support Is Coming To Edge

Today Microsoft announced that support for VP9 and the WebM container is in development for the Microsoft Edge browser that ships with Windows 10. Over the past couple of...

16 by Brandon Chester on 9/8/2015

Windows 10 Editions Compared

Today Microsoft has finally created tables outlining what the different versions of the operating system are going to feature. It was back in May that they finally announced all...

66 by Brett Howse on 7/2/2015

You Might Not Get Windows 10 On July 29, But You Get A New Build Today

Another day, and another build of Windows 10 has been released to the fast ring. With Windows 10’s official release date of July 29th coming up very quickly now...

41 by Brett Howse on 7/2/2015

Windows 10 Build 10159 Released To Windows Insiders

Just yesterday, Microsoft released build 10158 to the Windows Insiders fast ring. I was going to write it up but I wanted to kick the tires on it first...

51 by Brett Howse on 6/30/2015

Windows 10 Insider Activation Update: Part 2

Just a couple of days ago, Microsoft put out a blog post outlining how Windows Insiders would be updated to the release version of Windows 10. Later, they updated...

76 by Brett Howse on 6/22/2015

Windows Insiders To Receive Full Windows 10

Yesterday, Gabe Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program, put up a blog post which answers one of the most asked questions regarding the ongoing Windows 10 preview...

101 by Brett Howse on 6/20/2015

Windows 10 Build 10074 Now Available

As if Microsoft has not had enough Windows news today, they have also released a new build of Windows 10 into the pipeline. Unlike the last build, this one...

27 by Brett Howse on 4/29/2015

Microsoft's Project Spartan Browser Officially Named Microsoft Edge

Today during the opening keynote of the Microsoft BUILD developer conference the official name of Microsoft's new web browser was revealed. The new browser has previously been referred to...

25 by Brandon Chester on 4/29/2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

Today Gabe Aul (@GabeAul), who runs the Windows Insider program, announced on the Windows Blog that the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones is now available to people who...

18 by Brett Howse on 2/12/2015

Windows 10 January Build Available For Download

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled the upcoming changes to Windows 10. They said that a new build, including many of the announced features (but not everything) would be available within...

66 by Brett Howse on 1/23/2015

Windows RT Will Not Get Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has confirmed today that Windows RT will not be upgraded to Windows 10. The official statement from the company is that Surface Pro will be updated to Windows...

41 by Brett Howse on 1/22/2015

Dropbox Releases App for Windows Phone

Late last year Dropbox announced that they had entered into a partnership with Microsoft. When this partnership was announced, the first benefit that it brought to consumers was Dropbox...

6 by Brandon Chester on 1/21/2015

Microsoft Reveals The Next Generation Of Windows 10

Today in Redmond, Microsoft took the wraps off of the updates for Windows 10 that they have been busy with, and will be offering these new updates as part...

62 by Brett Howse on 1/21/2015

Microsoft Announces Free Windows 10 Update

Today Microsoft took the wraps off of their updates to Windows 10, and announced many of the consumer facing features that will be coming with the next version. Likely...

48 by Brett Howse on 1/21/2015

Win7 Driver Issues? Microsoft, AMD Recommend Uninstalling KB3004394

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...

50 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2014

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