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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
08/08/2014
No Charms bar in Windows 9
win9.pngAlongside a new Start Menu and windowed Metro apps, Microsoft is removing its Charms bar which was useful for touch machines but its implementation with mouse and keyboard has always been awkward, requiring users to mouse over the corners of a screen to delicately initiate them. A preview version of Windows 9 is likely to be made available later this year.
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No Charms bar in Windows 9
08/02/2014
A Minor Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming on August 12
win81.pngWindows 8.1 Update 2 is coming this month on August 12 but don't expect it to include any major features or to be mandatory. It will include some minor design changes and it won't be mandatory, unlike the first Windows 8.1 update. Microsoft's original plan was to include a Start Menu in this update. But then the team deciding to make it happen in Windows Threshold update.
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A Minor Windows 8.1 Update 2 coming on August 12
07/30/2014
Customize Windows 8.1 Apps Closing Behavior
metro.pngAs you know Modern apps in Windows 8 and 8.1 can be closed by dragging from the top to the bottom. "8 Apps Closing Behaviour Customizer" is a tiny application made by Winmatrix member Paras Sidhu which helps you to decrease this distance and even decrease the time interval. This application is portable and has a very clean UI.
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Customize Windows 8.1 Apps Closing Behavior
07/22/2014
Firefox 31 Final Released
firefox.pngFirefox 31 has been released for desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux) and mobile (Android) platforms. On desktop, the most notable change is a search field that has been added to the New Tab Page. In the Android version, the existing Panels on the browser's home screen can now be reordered.
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Firefox 31 Final Released
06/26/2014
Google announces Android L
android.pngGoogle has announced Android L, the new Google OS made for smartphones, tablets, TVs, wearables etc. Android L release is a total overhaul of the Android OS look and feel using a new Material metaphor Android L delivers a fresh and compelling Android Experience the like of which no other platform has.
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Google announces Android L
06/10/2014
Create your cursor themes and share them with Cursor Commander
temp2.pngCursor Commander is a freeware application by hb860, created for simple using and sharing of cursors. The application allows you to change all the cursors with a single click. You are also able to save your customized cursors to a cursors theme for sharing them with the community.
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Create your cursor themes and share them with Cursor Commander
06/05/2014
Xbox One controller now officially supports PC games
xbox.pngThe official PC drivers for the Xbox One controller are now available for download. The drivers will enable the Xbox One controller to be used with any game that featured gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller. Simply download the drivers and connect your Xbox One controller to your computer through a micro USB cable to use it.
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Xbox One controller now officially supports PC games
06/05/2014
Google Chrome 64-bit is 25% faster
chrome.pngGoogle has released 64-bit version of Chrome that allows users to take advantage of the latest processor and compiler optimizations, a more modern instruction set, and a calling convention that allows more function parameters to be passed quickly by registers. As a result, speed is 25% improved, especially in graphics and multimedia content.
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Google Chrome 64-bit is 25% faster
05/19/2014
OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack and UX Pack 3.1 Released
skinpack.pngOS X Mavericks Transformation Pack is the easiest way to get the Mac OS X experience on Windows 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 Mavericks UX Pack 3.1 today for those who want to get Mac OS X UI without modifying any system file.
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OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack and UX Pack 3.1 Released
05/19/2014
Ubuntu SkinPack for Windows 8 and 7
ubuntu.pngWinmatrix member Hamed Danger has released a new skin pack for Windows users. The pack contains Ubuntu inspired visual style, icons, wallpaper and all the apps required for transforming your Windows 8, 8.1 or 7 into Ubuntu OS. Have a look on all the Skin packs made by Hamed Danger.
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Ubuntu SkinPack for Windows 8 and 7
05/05/2014
Windows 8 Transformation Pack and UX Pack 8.1 Released!
winmatrix.pngWindows 8 Transformation Pack 8.1 is the easiest way to get the Windows 8.1 experience on Windows 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 8 UX Pack 8.1 today for those who want to get Windows 8.1 UI without modifying any system file.
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Windows 8 Transformation Pack and UX Pack 8.1 Released!
04/30/2014
Firefox 29 Final released with a new User Interface
firefox.pngFirefox 29 Final has been released with the new Australis UI. The new menu is now customizable which lets you drag and drop your most used items to the menu or the toolbar. Mozilla has also made Firefox Sync easier to set up with Firefox accounts. Gamepad API has been finalized and enabled, and WebVTT support has been added.
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Firefox 29 Final released with a new User Interface
04/30/2014
Stop using Internet Explorer, US govt warns
ie.pngUS Computer Emergency Readiness Team told people to stop using Internet Explorer until Microsoft releases a patch to fix a serious bug. A new Internet Explorer vulnerability has been discovered that affects all major versions of Internet Explorer. The bug allows attackers to install malware on your computer which can be used to steal personal data, track online behavior, or gain control of the computer.
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Stop using Internet Explorer, US govt warns
04/22/2014
Skin Pack Installer System 9 Released
temp1.pngYou must have used some transformation packs which change the look of Windows completely in just a few clicks. Have you ever thought of creating your own packs? If yes then give a try to Hamed Danger's Skin Pack Installer System. This is the simplest way to make your own skin pack and sharing them the community.
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Skin Pack Installer System 9 Released
04/08/2014
Windows 8.1 Update 1 Released
win81b.pngThe first major update for Windows 8.1 has been released for making life a little bit easier for mouse / keyboard users. The close button is now back for the Modern apps and all the apps can now be pinned to the taskbar. Remember, this is not an option update. You won't receive any future security patches to your Windows 8.1 without this update. Continue reading for the download links.
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Released
04/07/2014
Add Custom Search Engines to Internet Explorer
ie.pngWinmatrix member hb860 has come up with his new freeware named 'IE Search Customizer' which allows users to define custom searches in Internet Explorer. With the help of this little app, users will be able to create short and extremely useful aliases for the address bar of IE.
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Add Custom Search Engines to Internet Explorer
04/03/2014
Windows 8.1 Update coming on April 8th
win81.pngMicrosoft is going to release Windows 8.1 Update on April 8th through Windows Update. The ISO files have already been uploaded for MSDN / TechNet customers. The update offers a lot of tweaks to the OS for the desktop users who use mouse and keyboard to control their PCs.
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Windows 8.1 Update coming on April 8th
04/03/2014
Windows Phone 8.1 brings voice-controlled assistant Cortana
windowsphone.pngMicrosoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 and a voice-controlled assistant named Cortana today. Cortana lets you set appointments, play music and perform searches. Similar to Google Now, it learns from the web searches you perform and the locations you frequent to try and provide contextually sensitive and timely information.
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Windows Phone 8.1 brings voice-controlled assistant Cortana
03/28/2014
Microsoft Office is now completely free for smartphones
office.pngGREAT NEWS! Microsoft Office is completely free for Android phones and iPhone from now on. An Office 365 subscription is no longer required. You can view and edit Microsoft Office documents without any restriction. Microsoft is likely making this change in response to Apple's iWork and Google's QuickOffice, which are available for free.
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Microsoft Office is now completely free for smartphones
03/28/2014
Firefox 29 features long awaited Australis UI
firefox.pngMozilla Firefox 29 will be a landmark release because of the long awaited Australis UI. You can now download Firefox 29 Beta for giving a try to the new user interface. According to Mozilla Wiki, the final version of Firefox 29 will be released in the fourth week of April.
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Firefox 29 features long awaited Australis UI
03/25/2014
Google Now Cards finally available in Chrome for Windows
google.pngStarting today, Google Now notifications will be available to Chrome users on their PCs. To enable this feature, simply sign in to Chrome with the same Google Account you're using for Google Now on Android or iOS for weather, sports scores, commute traffic, and event reminders cards.
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Google Now Cards finally available in Chrome for Windows
03/19/2014
Modern UI Tuner for Windows 8.1 Update 1 released
temp3.pngWinmatrix contributor and the owner of Winaero.com hb860 has come up with his another free and portable application named 'ModernUI Tuner for Windows 8.1 Update 1'. As the name suggests, it can control several secret hidden options of the "Update 1" and will make your Windows a bit tunable and flexible.
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Modern UI Tuner for Windows 8.1 Update 1 released
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