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05/26/2015
Microsoft Cortana announced for Android and iOS
android.pngMicrosoft has officially announced Cortana digital assistant app for Android and iOS. The app users will get notifications and most of the Cortana features that currently exist in the Windows Phone and Windows 10 versions of Cortana. The app will make use of OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook and many other apps and services.
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Microsoft Cortana announced for Android and iOS
05/26/2015
New icons in Windows 10
win10.pngMicrosoft has updated the icons in Windows 10 build 10125 after listen to feedback from Windows Insiders users. These icons look very polished and my be used in the final build of Windows 10, which is expected to be released to manufacturing in late June this year.
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New icons in Windows 10
05/26/2015
This PC Tweaker now supports Windows 10
winmatrix.pngThis PC Tweaker is a portable app made by Winmatrix member hb860 which allows Windows users to customize items inside the "Computer/This PC" folder. You can or remove any folder, change the icon of any folder, add any shell location like Administrative tools, God Mode, Network Connections, and more.
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This PC Tweaker now supports Windows 10
05/16/2015
Seven Different Editions of Windows 10 Revealed
win10.pngMicrosoft has confirmed that the Windows 10 will come in seven different editions. The company has designed the OS to deliver a more personal computing experience across a range of devices. Windows 10 will power PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Hub.
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Seven Different Editions of Windows 10 Revealed
04/30/2015
Windows 10 build 10074 officially released with Aero Glass
startmenu.pngWindows 10 build 10074 is now officially available for downloading from Windows Insider Program. The new build brings back Aero Glass theme, the transparent and blurry glass effect present in Windows Vista and 7. The theme was dropped in Windows 8 and 8.1. The blurred transparency effect can be seen on the Start Menu of Windows 10.
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Windows 10 build 10074 officially released with Aero Glass
04/30/2015
Introducing Microsoft Edge Browser (formerly Project Spartan)
edge.pngMicrosoft revealed "Edge" browser during the Build 2015 keynote, which will replace Internet Explorer. The browser allows its users to write directly on webpages, share your mark-ups with others, read articles with a clutter-clearing reading view or use the offline reading feature for greater convenience.
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Introducing Microsoft Edge Browser (formerly code-named Project Spartan)
04/21/2015
Google Chrome extends Windows XP support
chrome.pngMicrosoft stopped supporting Windows XP on April 8, 2014. But millions of people are still using Windows XP every day. Google wants those people to have the option to use a browser that's up-to-date and as safe as possible. That's why Google has decided to extend the support for Windows XP through the end of 2015 by releasing security fixes to protect against malware and phishing attacks.
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Google Chrome extends Windows XP support
04/21/2015
Windows 10 Transformation and UX Pack 3.0 Released
winmatrix.pngWindows 10 Transformation Pack is the easiest way to get the Windows 10 experience on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. The pack has been brought to you by Windows X, the man behind the popular Windows transformation packs. He also released Windows 10 UX Pack 3.0 today for those who want to get Windows 10 UI without modifying any system file.
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Windows 10 Transformation and UX Pack 3.0 Released
04/21/2015
AMD: Windows 10 will launch in late July
win10.pngAMD president and CEO Lisa Su revealed the launch timing for Microsoft's Windows 10. Answering a question, Su said, "With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up."
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AMD: Windows 10 will launch in late July
04/04/2015
Run Android apps on Chrome for Windows
android.pngThe App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) now lets you run Android apps on Google Chrome installed on Windows, OS X, and Linux. The projected started last year in September for Chrome OS with handful of Android apps, but now has expanded to all the desktop platforms. To run your app, you need Android app's APK file and the ARC Welder app for Chrome.
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Run Android apps on Chrome for Windows
03/30/2015
Windows 10 build 10049 released with Project Spartan browser
startmenu.pngMicrosoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10049 for the Windows Insider program which includes Project Spartan, the web browser of the future! "This build is pretty much all about Project Spartan, so we hope you enjoy getting your hands on it for the first time", says Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc. Spartan is made for easy sharing, reading, discovery and getting things done online.
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Windows 10 build 10049 released with Project Spartan browser
03/27/2015
Forget Metro: Windows 10 universal apps are now called Windows apps
metro.pngMicrosoft's universal apps that run across PCs, phones, tablets, and the Xbox One will simply be called "Windows apps". We have been calling them "Metro apps" since the announcement of Windows 8 because Microsoft used "Metro" to refer to the design language that the company used for its Windows 8 apps.
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Forget Metro: Windows 10 universal apps are now called Windows apps
03/18/2015
Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, even for software pirates
win10.pngWindows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, even if they are using a pirated version, Microsoft's Terry Myerson announced this today. This is a historic move in the battle against piracy. Speaking to Reuters, Myerson said: "We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10."
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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, even for software pirates
03/15/2015
Windows 10 to deliver updates with P2P technology
win10.pngMicrosoft will be using peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to deliver updates in Windows 10. Users has spotted a new option in a leaked build which will allow users to enable "updates from more than one place." You can chose where to download the updates from, PCs on your local network and PCs on the Internet. The "local network" option could save precious bandwidth if you have a multiple PCs in your household.
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Windows 10 to deliver updates with P2P technology
03/15/2015
Cortana is coming to Android and iOS
android.pngMicrosoft is now working on its personal assistant Cortana using research from an artificial intelligence project called "Einstein". The company has been running Cortana on its Windows phones for a year, and will put the new version on the desktop with the arrival of Windows 10. Later, Cortana will be available as an app, usable on Android and iOS devices.
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Cortana is coming to Android and iOS
03/11/2015
Community App: Winaero Tweaker
winmatrix.pngWinmatrix member hb860 who has been sharing his awesome apps with the community for the last two years has released his ultimate application named Winaero Tweaker. He has merged over 50 of his tools to one app which supports Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 and offers a lot of tweaking and customization.
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Community App: Winaero Tweaker
02/25/2015
Most Vulnerable Operating Systems and Applications
warning.pngNational Vulnerability Database released the list of most vulnerable operating systems and applications (including browsers) in 2014. The number is significantly higher than in 2013 and continues the ascending trend over the past few years. Over 80% of the reported vulnerabilities are in third-party applications.
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Most Vulnerable Operating Systems and Applications
02/24/2015
Yosemite Transformation and UX Pack 4.0 Released
winmatrix.pngYosemite Transformation/UX Pack is the easiest way to get the Mac OS X Yosemite experience on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. The pack has been brought to you by Windows X, the man behind the popular Windows 8 transformation packs. He also released OS X Yosemite UX Pack 4.0 today for those who want to get Mac OS X UI without modifying any system file.
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Yosemite Transformation and UX Pack 4.0 Released
02/21/2015
Non-US residents also get 100 GB of free OneDrive storage
onedrive.pngLast week Microsoft offered 100 GB of free OneDrive storage for 2 years to Bing Rewards members, but Bing Rewards is only available for U.S. residents. You can now avail this offer without Bing Rewards, which means if you are not a resident of the U.S. then also you can get 100 GB of free OneDrive storage.
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Non-US residents also get 100 GB of free OneDrive storage
02/18/2015
Microsoft OneNote Now Completely FREE
onenote.pngOneNote is a note taking application from the Office suite which stores notes on OneDrive for easy access across all the devices and works whether you're online or offline. Microsoft released OneNote 2013 for free last year, but some of the features were still restricted to the paid version. Now all the feature restrictions have been removed.
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Microsoft OneNote Now Completely FREE
02/18/2015
Reply to WhatsApp messages from PC without launching WhatsApp Web
android.pngYou can now reply to messages on WhatsApp, Telegram, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and Line right from the Pushbullet notification on your computer. For those who don't know, Pushbullet allows you to see all of your Android notifications right on your computer. You can see who's calling and reply to text messages even if your phone is in another room.
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Reply to WhatsApp messages from PC without launching WhatsApp Web
02/12/2015
Steam UI Customizer
steam.pngFinally an easy way to customize Steam. Winmatrix member fediaFedia has released a very simple to use web-app which allows you to make skins for Steam. You just pick colors, logo and texture, after that installing the skin is just a matter of placing some files in your Steam folder.
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Steam UI Customizer
02/09/2015
Test Microsoft Office 2016 desktop apps
office.pngYou can now test Office 2016 Technical Preview desktop apps. All you have to do is go to Microsoft's Connect site, sign-up with your email address and sign a non-disclosure agreement. You will be taken to a page where you can download the January technical preview of Office 2016.
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Test Microsoft Office 2016 desktop apps
02/09/2015
Get 100 GB of OneDrive storage for Free for 2 years
onedrive.pngOneDrive users in the US can now get 100 GB of OneDrive storage for free for 2 years via Bing Rewards without spending any Bing credits. The only catch is that you have to agree to receive promotional emails from the company. But after getting your free 100 GB, you can unsubscribe the promotional emails.
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Get 100 GB of OneDrive storage for Free for 2 years
02/07/2015
Windows 10 leaked screenshots revealed new flat icons
win10.pngWindows 10 Build 10009 has been leaked on the web. In its screenshots, you can see the new flat icons for various Folders, Recycle Bin, Drives and Control Panel. It's still not confirmed if Microsoft is going to use these icons in the final build of Windows 10 or not.
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Windows 10 leaked screenshots revealed new flat icons
02/05/2015
Microsoft released Office apps for Windows 10
office.pngMicrosoft has released Office universal apps (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) for the Windows 10 Technical Preview. You can download the apps from the Windows Store Beta. The new universal apps are designed to work on every touch enabled device running Windows 10, from a Windows Phone to desktop PC and even on 84-inch Surface Hub.
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Microsoft released Office apps for Windows 10
01/31/2015
Microsoft released new Outlook app for Android and iOS
outlook.pngMicrosoft launched a new Outlook app for Android and iOS. It brings together all the core features -- your email, calendar, contacts and files. The app auto-sorts your mail into two main categories: Focused and Other, which is quite similar to Google's Priority Inbox. If you move your e-mail in or out of your Focused inbox, Outlook will start to learn which type of messages are important to you.
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Microsoft released new Outlook app for Android and iOS
01/28/2015
Small Windows 10 devices won't get the desktop mode
metro.pngWindows 10 devices with screens smaller than 8 inches won't have the desktop mode. These devices will be limited to Metro-style apps. Traditional Windows applications will only work on the devices with 8-inch screens or larger. Whereas the Start screen is dead in the large screen devices. In Windows 10 build 9926, Microsoft has removed the option for launching the Start screen when Windows boots.
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Small Windows 10 devices won't get the desktop mode
01/24/2015
Windows 10 Build 9926 Released
win10.pngWindows 10 build 9926 has been released officially with the new Start menu, Cortana on the desktop, new Settings app, new Xbox app, new Photos and Maps apps, and Windows Store Beta. If you are already using Windows 10 then go to Windows Update, select 'Windows Update Settings' and in the left panel click on 'Preview Builds' then click on 'Check now' to download the new build.
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Windows 10 Build 9926 Released
01/21/2015
Windows 10 will be Free for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users
win10.pngGreat news! Windows 10 will be available as a "free upgrade" for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. Users have to upgrade in the first year after the launch to take advantage of this offer. Microsoft's Terry Myerson said today that "once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device."
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Windows 10 will be Free for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users
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