Microsoft’s just turned Windows 10 into malware

For months now, Microsoft has done everything in its power to shove Windows 10 down your throat. The free update is mandatory at this point, and we’ve heard from many Windows users who discovered their computers updated to the newest version automatically, without their knowledge or explicit permission. Microsoft kept offering excuses for these annoying […]

Microsoft adds info-hunting ‘Bot’ assistants to Skype for iPhone & iPad

Microsoft on Wednesday launched “Bots” for Skype, allowing people to search for information and content through the app’s messaging functions. At the moment there are only three official Bots connected to Microsoft’s Bing search service: Bing Music, Bing News, and Bing Images. Bing Music, for instance, can track down information about a particular song. Future […]

Microsoft enables 3D Touch support and more in Bing and Cortana for iPhone

Microsoft has pushed out big updates for two of its iPhone apps: Bing and Cortana. Both apps have received 3D Touch support for iPhone 6S / 6S Plus users, allowing you to quickly access various features of each app right from your home screen. In addition, Bing has added a deals module that lets you […]

Windows 10: more Microsoft apps are coming to Android and iPhone

  After cutting 7,800 staff and taking a $7.6bn loss on its Windows Phone division, Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella intends to ramp up the company’s invasion of iPhone and Android with its apps and services. While the write-down has been seen as effectively neutering the remainder of the smartphone business Microsoft bought from Nokia […]

Xbox One controller with 3.5mm headphone jack leaked by Microsoft

  Whoops. It looks like an Xbox Support page has leaked the existence and impending release of a revision for the Xbox One’s controller. It even has some text that points towards a June 2015-ish release. As of drafting, the “Get to know your Xbox One Wireless Controller” page is still live with this potential […]

Microsoft introduces Office beta for Android phones

At the beginning of this year, Microsoft introduced a number of its big Office services for Android, though they were only available on tablets. Today, however, Android smartphone users can get in on the action, with a new update that makes Word, Excel and PowerPoint available in beta. You have to be part of the […]

Microsoft Surface 3 unveiled with Intel Atom processor (+video)

  Microsoft on Tuesday announced its latest Surface computer, the Surface 3. It’s a bit less powerful than the Surface Pro 3 but comes in at a much more affordable price point. The Surface 3 is powered by an Intel Atom x7 processor and features a 10.8-inch display (smaller than the 12-inch Surface Pro 3), […]

Announcing the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview

  Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office 365 Client Apps and Services team. I’m pleased to announce the IT Pro and Developer Preview of Office 2016 for the Windows desktop. We’ve been in private preview with Office 2016 for several months. Now we’re ready to expand the program […]