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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
01/21/2015
Spartan to support Google Chrome extensions?
chrome.pngWindows 10's new default browser Spartan can use Chrome extensions. The way extensions have been implemented in the browser is very identical to that of Chrome which will make it a simple process for developers to make their extensions work on Spartan.
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Spartan to support Google Chrome extensions?
01/13/2015
Windows 7 SP1 Mainstream Support Ends Today
win7.pngMicrosoft has ended Windows 7 SP1 mainstream support. The OS has entered into extended support, means that Windows 7 will no longer be updated features wise. No new improvements will be made and there will be no more service packs. The free telephone support and online customer support has also been ended.
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Windows 7 SP1 Mainstream Support Ends Today
01/12/2015
Firefox 35 Final Released
firefox.pngMozilla has released Firefox 35 Final for Windows, Mac and Linux. Firefox Hello, a Skype like real-time video and audio chat tool which was introduced in Firefox 34 now has room functionality. It allows users to organize their conversations and contacts into different groups. Firefox 35 also contains some fixes including reduced resource usage for scaled images.
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Firefox 35 Final Released
01/10/2015
Android powered Microsoft Surface clone
android.pngThree ex-Google engineers has created an "ultra tablet" with a magnetically attached keyboard and a kickstand that definitely borrowed the idea from Microsoft's Surface tablet. They also created "Remix OS", a modified Android 4.4.2 OS with a taskbar to switch apps, windowed apps, and a look and feel of Windows 8.1 apps.
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Android powered Microsoft Surface clone
01/04/2015
Shocker: Windows XP user base increased in December 2014
xp.pngThe number of people as are using Windows XP increased in December 2014, as per the data provided by Net Applications, a web analytics firm. In November 2014, Windows XP had a 13.57 percent market share, but in December 2014, the share rose to 18.26 percent.
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Shocker: Windows XP user base increased in December 2014
01/03/2015
IObit Start Menu 8 v2.0 for Windows 8 Released
temp3.pngStart Menu 8 v2.0 is a free Windows 7 style start menu designed for Windows 8. Version 2 includes options to display recently opened applications, ability to manually pin shortcuts and executables to the start menu with a right-click, customisable transparency, syncing of user and account pictures and high DPI support.
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IObit Start Menu 8 v2.0 for Windows 8 Released
01/02/2015
Microsoft ditched Internet Explorer
ie.pngMicrosoft is building a new browser codnamed Spartan, which is not Internet Explorer 12, and it will look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox. Windows 10 will ship with both Spartan and Internet Explorer 11 but the IE will be there just for backward-compatibility's sake.
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Microsoft ditched Internet Explorer
12/28/2014
Windows 10 Transformation and UX Pack 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 Released
12/08/2014
Cortana for Windows 10 gets demoed in video
win10.pngMicrosoft's new digital assistant named Cortana has been demonstrated in a video running on an unreleased Windows 10 build. Cortana in Windows 10 can do everything the Windows Phone version can including reminders, call people with skype, check location, play music, launch apps etc.
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Cortana for Windows 10 gets demoed in video
12/08/2014
AirDroid mirrors Android screen on Windows desktop
android.pngAirDroid released a new desktop client which mirrors the screen of your Android phone on your Windows or Mac's desktop. The feature is called AirMirror and is mostly being used to quickly reply WhatsApp messages via Windows or Mac's desktop.
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AirDroid mirrors Android screen on Windows desktop
11/23/2014
Yahoo is the new default search engine in Firefox
firefox.pngMozilla has partnered with Yahoo, which will be its default search engine in the US for the next 5 years. Mozilla is adopting a more local and flexible approach with its Firefox search engine partnerships, as the browser will now have 61 search providers pre-installed in Firefox across 88 different language versions.
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Yahoo is the new default search engine in Firefox
11/06/2014
Office apps for Android, iPad and iPhone are now FREE!
office.pngMicrosoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. From now on, you don't need an Office 365 subscription to edit your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents via the mobile apps. The subscription is now required only for unlocking advanced editing tools better-suited to business users.
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Office apps for Android, iPad and iPhone are now FREE!
10/21/2014
Microsoft adds Notification Center to Windows 10 Technical Preview
win10.pngMicrosoft has added Action Center to Windows 10, which will handle your notifications and alerts from both Modern and traditional Windows applications from the system tray. There are almost 7,000 changes in the new build according to Microsoft. You can wait for the update to arrive for your PC or you can start the download right now by going to "PC Settings", "Update and Recovery" and then clicking on "Preview Builds."
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Microsoft adds with Notification Center to Windows 10 Technical Preview
10/16/2014
Firefox 33 Final Released
firefox.pngMozilla has released Firefox 33 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android with OpenH264 support as well as the ability to send video content from webpages to a second screen (Chromecast and Roku ). There are some new features and changes which you can see from the release notes after the break.
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Firefox 33 Final Released
10/13/2014
UXTheme Multi-Patcher 13.0 with Windows 10 support
blue.pngUXTheme Multi-Patcher officially use Rafael's specialized memory-patching that works on almost every Windows since XP till latest Windows 10 Technical Preview. For those who don't know, using non-certified visual style is not allowed by Microsoft's certificate protection so you need to bypass it in uxtheme.dll by patching it. In simple words, you need this patch for using visual styles.
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UXTheme Multi-Patcher 13.0 with Windows 10 support
10/09/2014
Google released Hangouts Chrome App for Windows
chrome.pngThe new Hangouts Chrome App is a simpler, faster way to use Hangouts on your computer alongside whatever else you're doing. It works outside of your browser, and looks like a native Windows app so your chats are always available, not tucked away inside a window.
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Google released Hangouts Chrome App for Windows
10/06/2014
Fix 50+ Windows 8.1 problems with FixWin 2.0
winmatrix.pngFixWin is a new tool developed by Winmatrix member Paras Sidhu for fixing 50 common errors and annoyances in Windows 8, including fixes for different kind of Windows Store errors and Modern UI. Whether it is an issue of File Explorer, Internet or of Aero Snap, FixWin is here for you to help. Continue reading to see the full list of fixes and screenshots.
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Fix 50+ Windows 8.1 problems with FixWin 2.0
09/30/2014
Windows 10 is the name of Microsoft's next Operating System
blue.pngForget Windows 9, Microsoft has named its next OS Windows 10. You can call it Windows One or (1.0). :P It's one product family, with a tailored experience for each device, either handheld, tablet or desktop PC. As you know, the start menu is back along with a some new features like windowed Modern apps, multiple desktops and an enhanced File Explorer which finds files faster.
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Windows 10 is the name of Microsoft's next Operating System
09/28/2014
Windows 9 Concept by fediaFedia
win9.pngWinmatrix member fediaFedia just came up with some pretty cool looking Windows 9 mockups. His concept includes a minimalist Metro style startmenu, re-imaged colorful titlebars and very a useful notification bar, as we see in smartphones now a days.
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Windows 9 Concept by fediaFedia
09/22/2014
Get free 15GB of OneDrive storage by enabling 'Camera Backup'
onedrive.pngEnable the "Camera Backup" feature in Microsoft OneDrive app for Android or iOS before the end of September for getting the bonus 15GB cloud storage space. You just have to activate it once for getting the extra 15GB. The feature can be disabled immediately after you get your bonus space.
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Get free 15GB of OneDrive storage by enabling 'Camera Backup' feature
09/12/2014
Windows 9 Start Menu Video Leaked
win9.pngThe new Start menu in Windows 9 mixes Metro design elements, such as live tiles, with the standard Start menu layout available in Windows 7. The new Start menu can be expanded to the entire screen by adding more apps and live tiles, thus becoming more of a Start screen that can be easily accessed by clicking on the Start button, which was brought back in Windows 8.1.
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Windows 9 Start Menu Video Leaked
09/12/2014
OneDrive now supports 10 GB files and Dropbox like sharing
onedrive.pngMicrosoft OneDrive now supports files of up to 10 GB in size. Previously there was a 2 GB file size limit. OneDrive users can also now share their files or folders directly from File Explorer in Windows 7 or 8 by simply right clicking and choosing "Share a OneDrive link", which will place the sharing URL in the clipboard.
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OneDrive now supports 10 GB files and Dropbox like sharing
09/09/2014
Microsoft mocks Siri in new commercial for Cortana
microsoft.pngMicrosoft posted a funny "Group Therapy" commercial for its Nokia Lumia 635 smartphone on its YouTube channel mocking iPhone's Siri and how its inferior to the Cortana functionality in Windows Phone. This is not the first time Microsoft made fun of Siri.
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Microsoft mocks Siri again in new commercial for Cortana
08/27/2014
Chrome 64-bit Final Released for Windows
chrome.pngAlong with the release of 32-bit version of Chrome 37, Google also pushed the 64-bit version of Chrome to the stable channel today. 64-bit version was in the beta channel for the last month. Chrome 64-bit offers many benefits for speed, stability and security -- for example it is 15 percent faster at decoding HD videos on YouTube
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Chrome 64-bit Final Released for Windows
08/25/2014
Windows 9 set to be unveiled on September 30th
win9.pngMicrosoft is planning to unveil Windows 9, codenamed "Threshold" on September 30th at a special press event. Microsoft also has plans to release a preview version of Windows 9 for developers shortly afterwards, in late September or early October. The early technology preview will give developers a first look at the new mini Start Menu and several UI changes.
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Windows 9 set to be unveiled on September 30th
08/15/2014
Windows 9 Preview to launch in September
blue.pngMicrosoft is expected to release a preview version of Windows 9 by late September or early October. The next version of Windows will include a number of new features that are aimed at continuing to improve Windows' usability using mice and keyboards alongside touch. A new Start Menu, windowed Metro apps that can run on the Desktop, virtual desktops, and the elimination of the Charms are some of the new features.
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Windows 9 Preview to launch in September
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