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Category: Microsoft

Microsoft Has Developed A Special Version Of Windows 10 For China

Windows 10 is ready for China, in the words of a local Microsoft official. The software titan has just announced a special version of the OS for the country, complete with custom security features. Talk about this custom-tailored version of the operating system has been going on for a while. For a year now, actually. Redmond …

Windows 10 Ads Are Unacceptable, Users Say

The criticism is coming high and low, particularly regarding Windows 10 ads, which have actually become quite a common thing these days as Microsoft is going all in. Redmond is even showing new ads in the Start Menu of the operating system lately. Not to mention some OneDrive promotions in the File Explorer, that got many …

Microsoft Adds More Bloatware For Windows 10 US Users

Not the best news to end a week, but Microsoft, it seems, is adding another name to the list of apps that come preinstalled with Windows 10. At least, for users in the United States. The en-US version, so to say. Which is actually something a lot more users install, not just the ones based in …

Microsoft May Be Launching A $1,000 Windows 10 Laptop

How’s that for a surprise! It appears that the Surface Book 2 may also end up with a traditional laptop approach, as rumor is that Microsoft is actually planning a Windows 10 laptop. One that may come in at a $1,000 price point. The second-generation Surface Book lineup is expected to be launched sometime this year, …

Windows 10 Will Now Force Some Updates On Users

Force them, no matter their internet connection! One of the biggest annoyances with the original version of Windows 10 was how systems updates were provided to PCs, regardless of their connections. This led to many users exceeding their data plans, and sometimes even caused huge charges for those that were on cellular connectivity. Microsoft then introduced …

This Is End For Windows Phones, Kantar Says

Hope you’re ready for a two OS world! Independent market analysis firm Kantar Worldpanel has written off Windows in the global phone market, saying that there will only be two mobile ecosystems moving forward. Android and iOS. The latest statistics released by the market share research firm confirm what we already know, and that is the …

Windows 10 Creators Update Could Be Finalized This Week

We are now just weeks away from the rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update, and with the launch date looming, speculation is growing over what kind of a schedule Microsoft has prepared. High chances that April 11 is the big day. Prior to that, though, we have some new intelligence claiming that Redmond is expected …

Microsoft Showing New Ads In The Windows 10 Start Menu

Well, if you’re doing something, better do it right! Microsoft has not shied away from showing ads in the Windows 10 Start Menu, and now the company is taking it a whole another level. A lot more aggressive, in other words. Just last week Windows 10 users started getting advertisements for OneDrive cloud storage service, and …

Surface Phone Not Launching Before 2019

Time to manage expectations, folks! Multiple reports are now claiming that the mythic Surface Phone will take its sweet time coming, with Redmond not looking to launch the handset before 2019. In, what could be, a classic case of too little, too late. Although Microsoft has been frugal in sharing details regarding the Surface Phone, it …

Microsoft Will Launch A New Windows Phone This Year

Well, this just got interesting! Reports are claiming that Microsoft is planning to launch a new Windows phone this year. An ordinary Windows powered phone, not the Surface Phone, mind you. According to this rumor, this new Windows 10 Mobile powered handset could launch in late 2017. Possibly with other hardware refreshes that Redmond has planned. …

Windows Phones May Just Have Lost MirrorLink

The software titan continues to neglect its mobile operating platform. The latest on the matter is that the company may have dropped the MirrorLink integration for the Windows Phone OS. No official confirmation, yet, but it is very likely that Windows on smartphones will receive another big hit from none other than its creator. And that …