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Windows 9 teased officially by Microsoft, with logo

Windows 9 teased officially by Microsoft, with logo

By 17 hours ago

This is the first time that Microsoft has officially talked about Windows 9, its latest flagship operating system. Microsoft China, keen to get people talking about the OS, put up a message on Weibo today. It read: "Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is... >>

Say goodbye to Microsoft's MSN Messenger, shutting down after 15 years

Say goodbye to Microsoft's MSN Messenger, shutting down after 15 years

By 29 August 2014

Microsoft plans to shut down 15-year-old MSN Messenger for good this autumn. MSN Messenger is a well-known instant messaging client by Microsoft (rebranded as Windows Live Messenger in 2005). Even though the client supposedly had over 330 million monthly... >>

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014

By 29 August 2014

With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing. We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Microsoft Xbox One September update rolls out ahead of schedule, with new Media Player app

Microsoft Xbox One September update rolls out ahead of schedule, with new Media Player app

By 29 August 2014

Microsoft plans to issue regular monthly updates for the Xbox One, but it looks like the console's September update has released a few days early. According to Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, next month's update is rolling out now (in August):... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 now available in the UK

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 now available in the UK

By 28 August 2014

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has finally made it to the UK. Having been released in June in the US, it's taken a while to come across the pond, but the high-spec'ed tablet is now available from Microsoft's own online store, Currys & PC World, Argos and... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

By 28 August 2014

Microsoft Surface is one of those products lines that's neither quite here nor there. But the Surface Pro 3 looks to change that, by refreshing the range in a new, larger 12-inch model that Microsoft has referred to as a "laptop killer". Cleaner cut marketing... >>

You’ll never believe these pictures were drawn on a Surface Pro 3

You’ll never believe these pictures were drawn on a Surface Pro 3

By 27 August 2014

To celebrate the launch of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, Microsoft commissioned renowned ballpoint pen artist James Mylne to recreate three of the famous paintings hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in London, using just the tablet and its included... >>

Google Slides for iOS launches, alongside Microsoft Office support for Docs and Sheets

Google Slides for iOS launches, alongside Microsoft Office support for Docs and Sheets

By 25 August 2014

Google has launched a new iOS app for presentations. Called Google Slides, it's meant to complement both Google Docs and Google Sheets. The Google Slides app, which is also available for Android, unlocks the Slides feature in Google Drive, simply because... >>

Nokia Lumia 530: Bang for your Windows Phone buck (hands-on)

Nokia Lumia 530: Bang for your Windows Phone buck (hands-on)

By 22 August 2014

In many ways, it's the budget end of the smartphone rainbow where all the excitement is. The feature phone market has eaten itself, unable to fend off the march to more and more affordable smartphones. Nokia has been playing in this space for some time... >>

Windows 9 'Threshold' release date should be 30 September at Microsoft event

Windows 9 'Threshold' release date should be 30 September at Microsoft event

By 22 August 2014

Microsoft could unveil its latest PC operating system in Windows 9 as soon as 30 September. According to sources of The Verge it's claimed that Microsoft is planning to hold a press event on 30 September where it will unveil the release codenamed "Threshold".... >>