Windows 9 Technical Preview Leak

Microsoft accidentally leaks details of its upcoming Windows 9 preview

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Microsoft accidentally leaks details of its upcoming Windows 9 preview

It’s beginning to look like the public technical preview for Windows 9 won’t be seeing the light of day before October after all, but Microsoft might have accidentally leaked some details regarding the preview ahead of time. The Verge reported over the weekend that Microsoft had temporarily added a “Windows TH” page to its website, which has since been taken down. Thankfully, a captured screenshot reveals everything we need to know. More →

No Comments
Windows 9 Upgrade Free Download

Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

By on September 28, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

Multiple Windows 9 reports have suggested that Microsoft is considering releasing the upcoming platform as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 9 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP users. A report from Indonesian online publication Detik said earlier this week that President of Microsoft Indonesia Andreas Diantoro has confirmed this particular Windows 9 feature.
More →

No Comments
Windows Vs. Mac Vs. Chromebooks

Windows 9 can’t come out soon enough for Microsoft

By on September 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Windows 9 can’t come out soon enough for Microsoft

We know that Microsoft is very eager to move past the less-than-enthusiastic reception that greeted Windows 8 and introduce us to Windows 9. And it looks like that day can’t come soon enough either, because the NPD Group has found that while PC sales surprisingly recovered during the back-to-school shopping season this year, the big winners weren’t Windows PCs — instead, they were Macs and Chromebooks. More →

No Comments
iPad Vs. Surface Steve Ballmer

Ballmer to toss out the Clippers’ iPads, replace them with the Surface

By on September 25, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Ballmer to toss out the Clippers’ iPads, replace them with the Surface

What, you didn’t think new Clippers owner and onetime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would let his team use Apple products, did you? WPCentral points us to a new report from Reuters that explains how Ballmer plans to purge all remains of Apple and Google products from his organization and make sure everyone in the company is using Windows-based devices. More →

No Comments
Xbox Games With Gold October 2014

Here are the 3 free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in October

By on September 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Here are the 3 free games you’ll get on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in October

Over the past several months, we haven’t had many game releases to occupy our time. That’s all beginning to change, with huge games like Destiny, Forza Horizon 2 and Shadow of Mordor either already out or coming soon, but the free Games with Gold have been doing a stellar job of tiding over Xbox owners in the interim. More →

No Comments
Windows 7 End Of Sales

Windows 7’s slow sunset continues with October 31st deadline

By on September 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Windows 7’s slow sunset continues with October 31st deadline

As PC users anxiously await the release of Windows 9, many are beginning to worry about the latest impending deadline for Windows 7. On the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, Microsoft notes that it will no longer provide copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate to third-party manufacturers for inclusion on new consumer PCs. More →

No Comments
Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard

Microsoft just created the only tablet keyboard you’ll ever need

By on September 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Microsoft just created the only tablet keyboard you’ll ever need

Microsoft has done a lot of work to make its popular Office software work well on both iOS and Android over the last year but now the company is making Android and iOS-compatible hardware as well. Microsoft this week took the wraps off its new Universal Mobile Keyboard, a new tablet accessory that will give you a Surface-style keyboard for your Windows, iOS or Android tablet. More →

No Comments
Windows 9 Features Cortana

The first Windows 9 Cortana screenshots leak

By on September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The first Windows 9 Cortana screenshots leak

The closer Microsoft gets to unveiling Windows 9 and releasing its first Technical Preview of its next major desktop OS update, the more leaks revealing Windows 9 features hit the web. After posting videos showing how the new Start menu button is supposed to work, and detailing new features including the Notification Center and multiple desktop support, German publication WinFuture is back with screenshots showing the Cortana voice-based personal assistant in action for Windows 9. More →

No Comments
Microsoft Windows 9 Announcement September 30th

Here comes Windows 9: Microsoft will unveil its new OS on September 30th

By on September 15, 2014 at 4:23 PM.

Here comes Windows 9: Microsoft will unveil its new OS on September 30th

September just continues to be a huge month for tech news: Not only are we seeing the launches of the iPhone 6, the Galaxy Note 4, the new Moto X and the BlackBerry Passport but we’re also going to get out first look at Windows 9 as well. Per Re/code, Microsoft has just sent out an invitation to media and analysts that invites them to “join us to hear about what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.” Given previous rumors, we can only assume this means that Microsoft will use this event to show off Windows 9 for the first time as well. More →

No Comments
Windows 9 Features Videos

Even more exciting new Windows 9 features revealed in leaked videos

By on September 15, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

Even more exciting new Windows 9 features revealed in leaked videos

Later this month, Microsoft is expected to roll out its Windows 9 technical preview version, after properly unveiling its next significant desktop operating system update. In the meantime more videos demoing some of the upcoming Windows features were published online by WinFuture, confirming other major features coming to Windows 9 aside from the Start button. More →

No Comments
Microsoft Buys Minecraft Developer

Microsoft now officially owns Minecraft

By on September 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM.

Microsoft now officially owns Minecraft

After rumors began swirling over the past few weeks, Microsoft announced on Monday that it had officially acquired Minecraft and Mojang, the development team behind the game, for $2.5 billion. Minecraft has become a staple of console, PC and portable gaming in the years since its original release with over 100 million downloads on PC alone. More →

No Comments
Windows 9 Start Menu Video

Leaked Windows 9 video finally reveals the new Start menu

By on September 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Leaked Windows 9 video finally reveals the new Start menu

After a collection of Windows 9 images were leaked earlier this week, showing the operating system’s most important feature, German publication WinFuture.de published a video on YouTube giving fans a first look at the new Start menu in action. More →

No Comments
Microsoft Smartphone Leaked Picture

Leaked pic may show the front panel of Microsoft’s first-ever smartphone

By on September 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Leaked pic may show the front panel of Microsoft’s first-ever smartphone

Well wouldn’t you know it — Microsoft might be planning to release a flagship Windows phone sometime soon after all. Nowhereelse.fr has posted a picture that it says might be the front panel of Microsoft’s first-ever self-branded smartphone — and no, we’re not counting the legendarily awful Kin as an actual smartphone. More →

No Comments