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Latest Windows 10 Leaked Build Includes Blue Light Filter

12/26/2016, It was reported a couple of months ago that Microsoft will soon add a blue light filter to Windows 10 so that users can find it a bit easier to see the display in low light. Blue light filters are also great when using devices like notebooks and...

Microsoft Admits Their Windows 10 Campaign Went Too Far

12/23/2016, Last year when Microsoft was giving away Windows 10 for free for eligible users, many users were reporting the various annoying popups that Microsoft used as reminders. Some were even given rude surprises to find that apparently Windows 10 had installed...

Redditor Gets Bill Gates As Her Secret Santa

12/18/2016, If you were to participate in a worldwide Secret Santa event, who would you think your secret Santa is? There are many possibilities, but there’s a good chance that Redditor Aerrix did not expect it when a mysterious package showed up at her home, only...

Xbox One Update Boosts Download Speeds By Up To 80%

12/15/2016, Regardless of how fast your internet connection is, game files these days are huge which means that you’ll still have to spend a few minutes downloading a file that is several gigabytes large. This is why preloading is an important feature as it allows...

New Skype Android App Supports Phone Calls And SMS

12/15/2016, Skype might soon be the app that replaces the stock dialer and text message app on your Android smartphone. A new Skype app for Android referred to as Skype Mingo has been spotted. It appears to be in trial stage right now. Mingo is different from the...

Microsoft Edge To Start Blocking Flash By Default Next Year

12/15/2016, Earlier this month we reported that Google had updated its Chrome browser to disable Adobe’s Flash by default. Given the various security scares we’ve had, and with many websites now starting to switch to HTML5, it made perfect sense. However for...

Skype Bots Will Soon Be Able To Call You

12/14/2016, Microsoft started highlighting its work on bots earlier this year. It has been building bots inside Skype to enable new forms of interaction. It has detailed quite a few bots that will soon be available for Skype, including those from companies like...

Nearly Half Of Xbox One Gamers Play Backwards Compatible Games

12/14/2016, Last year Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would be getting backwards compatibility. This means that should developers/publishers choose to enable this, games from the Xbox 360 era would be playable on the Xbox One. It seems like the idea was a...

Harman Kardon Speaker With Cortana Coming In 2017

12/14/2016, It is safe to say that the Amazon Echo was a bit of a surprise hit. This is because there are already several voice assistants in the market today, and the idea of baking it into a speaker seemed more novel than functional at that time, but judging from...

Windows 10 Creators Update Brings Cortana For IoT Devices

12/13/2016, Microsoft already has Cortana up and running on several of its platforms, including but not limited to PCs, smartphones, and gaming consoles. It certainly wants the personal digital assistant to spread its wings and to enable Cortana to do that, Microsoft...

Xbox One Gets A Price Cut As Well

12/13/2016, Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer great deals and discounts on a wide variety of products, including but not limited to gaming consoles. These consoles are actually some of the most sought after items during these shopping events so manufacturers almost...

Microsoft Testing Dolby Atmos Support On The Xbox One/One S

12/12/2016, If you’re someone who can appreciate good quality audio, you might have heard the news back in October that Microsoft is looking to add Dolby Atmos support to the Xbox One and Xbox One S. The good news is that it looks like Microsoft has begun the...

Microsoft Claims More Apple Customers Are Switching To The Surface

12/12/2016, Apple’s new MacBook Pros aren’t cheap, and while they do pack some pretty high-end specs, like an incredibly fast SSD, it seems that maybe customers aren’t as enamored as Apple thought they would be. Or at least that’s the narrative that Microsoft...