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What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode?
What is Microsoft Windows 10 in S Mode? By Chris Hall

Microsoft ships a version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S or Windows 10 in S Mode. But what is it? Read more

Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform
Windows Phone: 10 moments that defined the life and death of Microsoft's mobile platform By Rik Henderson

In 2017 Microsoft confirmed what most of us knew already; Windows Phone was officially over. The software giant admitted defeat in its battle against Read more

What's in the Windows 10 October 2018 update?
What's in the Windows 10 October 2018 update? By Dan Grabham

The Windows 10 October 2018 update is available now. Here's what's in it. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference?
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Laptop 2 vs Surface Book 2: What's the difference? By Dan Grabham

There are new Surfaces in town. How do they differ? Read more

Microsoft's October Surface event: All the announcements that matter
Microsoft's October Surface event: All the announcements that matter By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft's "a moment of your time" event in New York City is now over. It announced several product updates and new hardware. Read more

Microsoft's new Surface Headphones support Cortana voice commands
Microsoft's new Surface Headphones support Cortana voice commands By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is has announced... a pair of noice-cancelling headphones. Read more

Microsoft launches all-in-one Surface Studio 2, pre-orders open
Microsoft launches all-in-one Surface Studio 2, pre-orders open By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is has announced an updated Surface Pro all-in-one PC. Read more

Microsoft announces new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 in black
Microsoft announces new Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 in black By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is unveiling refreshes to its Surface lineup. Read more

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 October 2018 Update: How to get it
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 October 2018 Update: How to get it By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is announcing the next major Windows 10 update is ready to roll out. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow By Mike Lowe

The new Surface Pro shows how far Microsoft has come with the series. It's a really well made and great performing Windows device. Even in the Core i7 Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 might not be the updates you hoped for
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and Laptop 2 might not be the updates you hoped for By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is expected to unveil its next Surface Pro tablet and Surface Laptop at an event in New York, but don't expect major upgrades. Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 hands-on video and pics leak
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 hands-on video and pics leak By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is holding a hardware event in the US on Tuesday 2 October and, alongside a new Surface laptop, we also expect a Surface Pro 6.That's because, Read more

Office 2019 is out for Windows and Mac (no Office 365 required)
Office 2019 is out for Windows and Mac (no Office 365 required) By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft realises some people simply want to buy Microsoft Office like the used to: once - that's it - with no subscription fee. Read more

Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative By Dan Grabham

The Surface Go is a super portable 2-in-1 that's great as a second go-anywhere laptop. Read more

Skype calling coming to Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices
Skype calling coming to Amazon Echo and other Alexa devices By Rik Henderson

One of the things mentioned in passing during the Amazon Echo event yesterday was Skype calling on Alexa.We now know more, however, will Microsoft providing Read more

Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month
Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is expected to roll out updated models of the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro. They will likely feature a new black colour. Read more

Surprise! Microsoft is holding a Surface event on 2 October
Surprise! Microsoft is holding a Surface event on 2 October By Maggie Tillman

The invite asks the media for "a moment of your time", and says the event will start at 4pm ET on 2 October. Read more

Next Windows 10 major update will arrive in October with obvious name
Next Windows 10 major update will arrive in October with obvious name By Maggie Tillman

Previously codenamed Redstone 5, the update is now called “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” Read more

Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC
Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC By Maggie Tillman

The Your Phone app mirrors an Android phone's content to a PC and allows you to drag and drop photos from the phone to your PC Read more

Microsoft Surface Go out today in the US, 23 August in the UK
Microsoft Surface Go out today in the US, 23 August in the UK By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device: The Surface Go. The company is targeting Apple iPad and Chromebook users with this $399 device. Read more

Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others
Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others By Maggie Tillman

The app, which lets you collaborate on a digital canvas through Windows 10 devices, has left preview and is available for download. Read more

Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier
Watch out, Slack: Microsoft Teams now has a freemium tier By Maggie Tillman

Considering a move away from Slack? Well, check out Teams. Microsoft has just introduced a free version. Read more

Microsoft’s budget Surface tablet clears FCC, might launch soon
Microsoft’s budget Surface tablet clears FCC, might launch soon By Maggie Tillman

Devices tend to appear in FCC listings when a launch is imminent. Read more

Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device
Microsoft's next Surface device could be a 'pocketable' device By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is reportedly developing a foldable tablet, and the evidence pile that suggests so just grew larger, thanks to a leaked Microsoft document. Read more

Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show
Showtime is turning game franchise Halo into a TV show By Maggie Tillman

Showtime announced that it has ordered a 10-episode season based on the franchise, describing it is as the network's "most ambitious series ever”. Read more

Microsoft brought back its iconic IntelliMouse gaming mouse
Microsoft brought back its iconic IntelliMouse gaming mouse By Maggie Tillman

IntelliMouse is famous with gamers and is considered a great gaming mouse. So, the bar is set high for this latest version, which is now available. Read more

Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens
Microsoft just launched its own version of Google Lens By Maggie Tillman

The new feature lets you take a picture of an object, animal, or thing with your phone to search for it online. It reminds us of Google Lens. Read more

Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip
Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft's so-called HoloLens 2 headset will launch by this end of this year or in early 2018. Read more

Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet
Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet By Max Langridge

Information regarding a trio of new Microsoft Surface devices has leaked out, courtesy of Brad Sams at Thurrott. Sams has been able to lay his eyes on Read more

Microsoft Surface Phone back on the cards; Windows 10 on ARM, Snapdragon 850 SoC
Microsoft Surface Phone back on the cards; Windows 10 on ARM, Snapdragon 850 SoC By Max Langridge

Rumours regarding a Microsoft Surface Phone have been thin on the ground for the past couple of years, but the rumour mill has started churning away again Read more

Windows 10 vs Windows 10 Pro: What's the difference?
Windows 10 vs Windows 10 Pro: What's the difference? By David Nield

If you're upgrading the operating system on your computer or buying a brand new one, you'll be met with a decision: Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro?As the Read more

Microsoft might launch cheaper $400 Surface tablets later this year
Microsoft might launch cheaper $400 Surface tablets later this year By Elyse Betters

Microsoft wants to make a much cheaper line of Surface tablets.The company apparently wants to better compete with Apple's more budget-friendly iPad models, Read more

Microsoft working on own Cortana smart speaker, to rival Amazon, Google and Apple
Microsoft working on own Cortana smart speaker, to rival Amazon, Google and Apple By Rik Henderson

Microsoft is clearly feeling left out in the smart speaker wars. While Apple, Amazon and Google, with HomePod, Echo and Home respectively, have their own-brand Read more

Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter
Microsoft Build 2018: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's is now underway.Every year Microsoft spends a couple days trying to bring Read more

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know
Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

It's been called several things including the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, the Windows 10 Spring update, and more. But Microsoft is releasing what Read more

Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring
Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring By Max Langridge

Following the discovery that Microsoft was planing a Spring Creators Update, the company has now revealed the official name of its next update to be the Read more

Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage
Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is making yet another edition of Windows 10.Microsoft has a twice-yearly update schedule for its Windows 10 operating system. The next update, Read more

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's some basics of Microsoft's latest Windows OS
Windows 10 tips and tricks: Here's some basics of Microsoft's latest Windows OS By Tyler Fee

With Windows 10 Microsoft worked hard to take the best features from Windows 7 and 8, while dumping a lot of what made Windows 8 so annoying.  Windows Read more

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed due to massive bug
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed due to massive bug By Rik Henderson

Those hoping to see the Spring Creators Update hitting their Windows 10 PCs or laptops last Tuesday were disappointed. Even though the considerable update Read more

Microsoft enhances upcoming Windows Sets feature: Group multiple apps in the same window
Microsoft enhances upcoming Windows Sets feature: Group multiple apps in the same window By Dan Grabham

We're all now very used to tabbed browsing. But our desktops can still get messy. Unless you do everything in your browser, chances are you've got windows Read more

Microsoft drops prices of Surface Book and Surface Pro for Easter
Microsoft drops prices of Surface Book and Surface Pro for Easter By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has announced Easter price drops for certain Surface Book and Surface Pro models, available for a limited period.The deals will be available Read more

Like Microsoft Edge? Now you can use it on iPad and Android tablets
Like Microsoft Edge? Now you can use it on iPad and Android tablets By Elyse Betters

Microsoft unveiled a beta version of Edge for iOS and Android phones last year, followed by making it officially available in November. Now, it's releasing Read more

Microsoft's next Windows 10 update might be 'Spring Creators Update'
Microsoft's next Windows 10 update might be 'Spring Creators Update' By Elyse Betters

Microsoft wants to reuse the “Creators Update” name.For its fifth major update to Windows 10, the software giant plans to use the "Creators Update" Read more

Cortana in Windows 10: How it works on the taskbar and in Microsoft Edge
Cortana in Windows 10: How it works on the taskbar and in Microsoft Edge By Tyler Fee

Windows 10 features Microsoft's very own virtual assistant, Cortana. Like Google Assistant, Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, she's designed to help you Read more

Microsoft confirms it will ditch Windows 10 S for an S Mode in 2019
Microsoft confirms it will ditch Windows 10 S for an S Mode in 2019 By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is trying something new with Windows 10 S next year.Windows 10 S was originally launched as a dedicated operating system for convertibles and Read more

Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE is now available to pre-order
Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE is now available to pre-order By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has started selling its Surface Pro with LTE.Technically, it launched the LTE-connected convertible for business customers in December, but now, Read more

Microsoft might launch a free version of its Slack-like Teams service
Microsoft might launch a free version of its Slack-like Teams service By Elyse Betters

Microsoft Teams could add a free tier soon, according to a new report.Microsoft launched its Slack competitor over a year ago as a paid service. It wasn't Read more

Microsoft wants you to use Cortana - so it added IFTTT integration
Microsoft wants you to use Cortana - so it added IFTTT integration By Elyse Betters

Despite all of Microsoft's efforts, its Cortana assistant is just not as ubiquitous as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, or Google Assistant.It seems like Read more

The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK
The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK By Dan Grabham

The 15-inch version of the Surface Book 2 is now available to buy in the UK from the official Microsoft Store, John Lewis and Currys PC World.We've Read more

What is Microsoft Edge? The lowdown on Microsoft's Windows 10 browser
What is Microsoft Edge? The lowdown on Microsoft's Windows 10 browser By Elyse Betters

Edge is Microsoft's latest internet browser. It's part of the Windows 10 operating system and also available for iPhone and Android devices. Edge is coming Read more