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Charms Bar In Windows 9 Expected To Be Revamped

08/06/2014, It is evident that Microsoft has now shifted its focus to the next Windows iteration, believed to be codenamed Threshold. The company isn’t releasing any new features in updates for Windows 8.1 and recent reports suggest that it plans to ship a...

Chinese Cortana Receives 2 Dozen Animations, US Has 25% Of That

08/06/2014, When one talks about personality, Google Now certainly lacks it – at least, at this point in time, of course, although Siri does have some sort of a personality that shows itself each time the personal assistant provides an answer to select...

Leave Microsoft In China, Get A Free Nokia Lumia 630

08/06/2014, We all know that the folks over at Microsoft are currently working through a massive layoff plan of 18,000 folks, which has seen some protests from Chinese employees. Not only that, it seems that Microsoft has already started to send out emails to its...

HTC Confirms HTC 8S Will Not Receive Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

08/06/2014, According to our report from yesterday, Microsoft had halted the rollout of the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 for the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S. Microsoft claimed that there were some issues which is why they halted the rollout and why more than a few HTC 8X/8S...

Bing App Suite For Windows Phone 8 Updated

08/05/2014, Microsoft has recently introduced a new update to the Bing app suite when it comes to Windows Phone 8 users, where this particular app suite would comprise of the likes of Bing News, Bing Finance, Bing Sports, Bing Food and Drink, Bing Health and Fitness,...

HTC 8X/8S Firmware Issues Causing Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Delays

08/05/2014, We reported a day ago that HTC 8X and HTC 8S owners weren’t receiving the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 update. However some of the comments left on the post suggested that there were a couple of you guys that did, but for those who didn’t, fret not...

Windows 9 To Feature Virtual Desktops [Report]

08/05/2014, If what we have heard up till now is true then Microsoft is going to officially unveil Windows 9 in April next year. The date and timing might be off but its widespread belief that the company wants to put Windows 8 behind it and start afresh with a...

Microsoft Smartwatch Concept Puts Cortana In The Spotlight

08/05/2014, There has been no shortage of rumors about Microsoft working on a smartwatch and its not downright impossible since almost all of its competitors have jumped on this bandwagon. It may only be a matter of time before Redmond marches out with its own...

Microsoft Details Windows 8.1 ‘August Update’

08/05/2014, We had been hearing rumors that soon Microsoft is going to confirm the second major update for Windows 8.1. It was said that the company is going to call this release Windows 8.1 “Update 2,” but that’s not the case. Microsoft confirmed...

White Xbox One’s Existence Apparently Still Up In The Air

08/05/2014, Just yesterday we reported on the rumors that Microsoft was planning on releasing a white Xbox One that would be bundled with Sunset Overdrive. A report by Polygon later supposedly confirms the existence of the console, but it seems that Microsoft is...

White Xbox One Release Takes Place This October

08/04/2014, When Microsoft released the Xbox One console late last year it thanked the entire team that worked on the console by giving them a special edition unit in white. That particular unit never made it to the market and customers had to make do with the black...

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Released For Developer Preview Users

08/04/2014, While it hasn’t been long since Microsoft started the global roll out of Windows Phone 8.1 the company has already been working on the next major update for the platform. Known as Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 or GDR1 the update is going to bring a...

French Retailer Hints At White Xbox One

08/04/2014, We’re sure that many of you guys have seen the Xbox One in white. Unfortunately as you must have heard by now, the white Xbox One is limited to Microsoft employees only, but could Microsoft be getting ready to release the white Xbox One to the masses?...