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Microsoft announces Windows 10! Wait, what? (video)

Published by on Oct 1st, 2014, 3 Comments

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The time many of us was waiting for has finally arrived. Microsoft today announced the new version of their iconic operating system, Windows 10.

That’s right, Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today’s official naming puts any rumors of Windows, Windows TH, Windows X, Windows One, and even Windows 9 to bed. (more…)

Microsoft launches Xbox One in China

Published by on Sep 30th, 2014, No Comments

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After an extremely long wait, Microsoft has finally launched its Xbox One video game console in China. It is actually a first for Microsoft, since Chinese gamers have had to wait 13 years for a console ban to be lifted in their country. (more…)

Microsoft to announce new Windows name this week

Published by on Sep 29th, 2014, No Comments

Windows_9So the invite only Microsoft event will take place in San Francisco this week. There have been a lot of rumors doing the rounds of what exactly the new Windows OS, currently code named “Threshold”, will offer with regards to features, look and feel and functionality. The actual name of the new OS still remains a mystery, whilst many refer to it as Windows 9. We now know, according to a report by Reuters, that Microsoft will unveil the new windows name tomorrow… (more…)

Microsoft Sept 30th event – expect Windows 9

Published by on Sep 17th, 2014, 1 Comment

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We have seen plenty of leaks of the upcoming Windows 9 operating system from Windows in the last couple of days. First we saw screenshots of the new desktop and then three videos of the OS in action, like the one below: (more…)

Microsoft is reportedly buying ‘Minecraft’ developer Mojang (Updated)

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, No Comments

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How much would you guess the developer famous for creating the indie game ‘Minecraft’ is worth?

Well, according to sources Microsoft is interested in buying Mojang for a massive $2 billion! Microsoft approached Mojang as early as three months ago and the purchase should be finished by the end of this month. (more…)

New Windows 9 features leaked in videos

Published by on Sep 16th, 2014, 5 Comments

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Just last week we saw some leaked images of what we can expect from Windows 9, but now the leak has gone even further. The same source created some videos to show off the features of the new operating system from Microsoft.

Reportedly, this is a late build of Windows 9, meaning it hasn’t been completed but there will be few changes from what we’re seeing here.

Some of the more interesting features shown include a revised, (unified) Notification Centre, a demonstration of how Multi-Desktop will work, and of course, that beloved start menu.

Although some things will definitely change, were getting a relatively clear picture of what we can expect. Check out the videos below: (more…)

Windows 9 leak shows new desktop

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, 3 Comments

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According to Microsoft we aren’t far away from the release of Windows 9, and it seems that the Redmond firm is going back to its roots. Or at least very much back to the way it was on Windows 7.

Many people have become disillusioned with the operating system since Microsoft brought the whole Metro design language from its mobile platform to the desktop version. While it seems that we may very well be going back to the desktop and menus we were used to, we do still see the Metro design influence throughout. (more…)

Nokia and Windows Phone brands to disappear?

Published by on Sep 12th, 2014, No Comments

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Although the device didn’t come to our shores, HTC actually released a Windows Phone version of its great HTC One M8 smartphone. Interestingly, it didn’t have the Windows Phone moniker the previous HTC devices had. The device is called the HTC One M8 for Windows. At the time we thought it was simply an anomaly, but now news comes that it might have been the beginning of the end of the name “Windows Phone.” (more…)

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