Tag Archives: Windows

Microsoft’s Office sales soar and Windows Phone fades in cloud-happy earnings call

Remember when Microsoft touted Windows Mobile during earnings calls? Now, Microsoft’s Windows Phone business is “immaterial,” while Office, Azure, and other cloud and services products continue to propel the company to profitability. In a small note during its second-quarter earnings report Thursday, Microsoft said its phone business had declined $361 million in revenue from a year ago, leading to the ... Read More »

IDC: Worldwide smartphone shipments grew 3.4% in 1Q17, Windows phone market falls

The report said that, Windows Phone shipments continue to fall as the lack of new hardware partners, developer support, and overall enthusiasm for the platform show no immediate signs of recovery. Meanwhile, the report said that Android would continue to capture roughly 85 percent of the worldwide smartphone volume. It said, Despite a slew of very attractive high-end Android products, ... Read More »

Best Windows backup software 2017

We need backup software because we don’t live in a perfect world. If only Microsoft provided Windows users with something like Apple’s Time Machine: an effective, set-it-and-forget-it, total system recovery and backup solution that requires little interaction or thought on the part of the user. Instead, Microsoft offers a mishmash of restore points, recovery discs, file backup, and even the ... Read More »

Windows 10-powered alcatel Idol 4 Pro now available to pre-order in Europe

The alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 is now available to pre-order in Europe. Specifically, the device is now listed on Microsoft’s UK website for £419.99. The listing reveals a launch date of July 26. In addition, Microsoft Germany and France also have the handset listed in their website, offering it for €479.99. Release date remains the same: July ... Read More »

How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free

Updated 06/29/2017 to include a warning about how the Windows DVD Player works or stops working in Windows 10, which only reinforces our advice to use VLC instead. You can play a DVD in Windows 10 for free, with a little help that’s probably not from Microsoft. I’ll tell you how Microsoft’s solution sort-of works for some people. Then I’ll tell ... Read More »

Lava Helium 14 Laptop With 14.1-Inch Display, Windows 10 Launched at Rs. 14,999

HIGHLIGHTS The laptop sports a 14.1-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display The Helium 14 comes with 2GB of RAM Lava Helium 14 is already available for purchase from Flipkart Domestic mobile and tablet manufacturer Lava on Wednesday announced that it has partnered with Microsoft and Intel to launch its first ever laptop – Helium 14. Priced at just Rs. 14,999, the ... Read More »

Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 source code leaked online this week New reports say leak is a minor one Leak could lead to potential Windows 10 exploits Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10 source code has been leaked online this week. Some system builds related to Microsoft’s USB, storage ... Read More »

How to remove malware from your Windows PC

Updated June 20, 2017: We’ve updated our links for suggested anti-virus programs, and have slightly adjusted our instructions to address program updates in Malwarebytes. Is your computer running slower than usual? Are you getting lots of pop-ups? Have you seen other weird problems crop up? If so, your PC might be infected with a virus, spyware, or other malware—even if ... Read More »

Windows 10: How to customize multi-finger touchpad gestures

One of the biggest improvements the Creators Update recently brought to Windows 10 was enhanced support for Precision Touchpads, the built-in mousepads on select laptops that support multi-touch gestures. As many a Mac user knows, the ability to use one-, two-, and three-finger gestures to navigate apps, switch desktops, and perform various clicks and selections can really speed up your ... Read More »

Microsoft Accidentally Releases Internal Windows 10 Builds, Apologises

Microsoft has apologised for accidentally releasing builds from some of its internal branches for PC and mobile that were rolled out due to the “inadvertent deployment” to the engineering system that controls the release of builds to the Windows Insiders. Microsoft was forced to apologise late on Friday night after some confidential and internal Windows 10 builds were leaked and ... Read More »