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Microsoft announces Windows 10, promises mid-2015 release and Windows Insider Program tomorrow

At its Windows event in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced the next release of its operating system. Known until now as codename Threshold, the successor to Windows 8 will officially be known as Windows 10. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice … Continue reading Microsoft announces Windows 10, promises mid-2015 release and Windows Insider Program tomorrow

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Skype for Windows Phone gets location sharing, picture saving, and notification controls for each conversation

Skype today updated its Windows Phone app with three new features. You can download the new version now directly from the Windows Phone Store. First up, you can now share your location with the people in your conversation, a new … Continue reading Skype for Windows Phone gets location sharing, picture saving, and notification controls for each conversation

Windows Exec Antoine Leblond Leaving Microsoft After Almost 25 Years

The post-Ballmer Microsoft is slowly taking shape now that Satya Nadella has become the company’s CEO. At the same time, though, those executives who were passed over for the CEO role and those who lost power in last year’s reorganization are starting to leave the company. The latest executive to depart, Re/Code reports today, is Antoine Leblond. A Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to us that Leblond is, indeed, leaving the company. Re/Code cites an internal email from Leblond in which he announces his departure. In it, Leblond writes that “after almost 25 years, I’ve decided it’s time for me to go out and see what the … Continue reading Windows Exec Antoine Leblond Leaving Microsoft After Almost 25 Years

Microsoft may announce Windows 9 in April

WASHINGTON: Microsoft’s Windows team is reportedly planning to reveal its Windows Threshold plans at its Build conference in San Francisco in April 2014. Microsoft intends to disclose details regarding its Threshold plans at a vision level this year. According to CNET, Microsoft will name Threshold ” Windows 9″ and apart from its attempt to unify the Windows and Windows phone, it will feature the 2.0 version of Microsoft’s “Metro” user interface/design language. Windows Threshold plans to share common elements through inclusion of provision of updates to all the three Windows OS platforms (Xbox One, Windows, and Windows Phone), making it … Continue reading Microsoft may announce Windows 9 in April

Microsoft to share Windows ‘Threshold’ plans in April

Washington, Jan. 12 (ANI): Microsoft’s Windows team is reportedly planning to reveal its Windows Threshold plans at its Build conference in San Francisco in April 2014. Microsoft intends to disclose details regarding its Threshold plans at a vision level this year. According to Cnet, Microsoft will name Threshold “Windows 9” and apart from its attempt to unify the Windows and Windows phone, it will feature the 2.0 version of Microsoft’s “Metro” user interface/design language. . Windows Threshold plans to share common elements through inclusion of provision of updates to all the three Windows OS platforms (Xbox One, Windows, and Windows … Continue reading Microsoft to share Windows ‘Threshold’ plans in April

Top downloads of 2013

These are the most popular Windows and Mac apps of the year on Download.com. This year the tech world buzzed about iPad Mini and Microsoft Surface, Android vs. iPhone, PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One, smart watches and fitness bands, Google Glass and Chromecast. Newsworthy gadgets all, but their sleek screens and circuits are nothing without the software that operates, connects, and protects the devices, not to mention makes them more fun and useful. But you already know that, because you good guests of our site have downloaded just under 800 million apps in 2013. That would be double the worldwide … Continue reading Top downloads of 2013

Intel’s 2014 Android ambitions embrace 64-bit, more tablets

The chipmaker is still trying to make its mark in the Android mobile market. Not surprisingly, it intends to get more aggressive in the coming year. Dell’s Venue 8 runs Android on top of an Intel Atom processor. It starts at $180. (Credit: Dell) Intel has big Android ambitions for 2014. The chipmaker’s points of focus for the year ahead include 64-bit processing power and more tablets. While still overwhelmingly a purveyor of processors for Windows PCs, Intel knows Android is its ticket to a bigger share of the mobile market. One way to make a mark is to go … Continue reading Intel’s 2014 Android ambitions embrace 64-bit, more tablets