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selection of the most important stories and analysis

Amazon’s Alexa invasion into Windows 10 PC may soon make Cortana obsolete

January 9, 2018 |

Amazon is bringing Alexa digital assistant to Windows 10 PCs

Microsoft promised in 2017 that it had teamed up with Amazon to offer Alexa-Cortana integration, but the deadline could not be met – a Microsoft spokesman explained last week … Read More

Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities may delay the Surface Phone?

January 8, 2018 |

Flagship smartphones and laptops may be delayed.

Qualcomm recently confirmed that some of its processors, more specifically some of the ARM-based Snapdragon processors, are affected by Spectre and Meltdown – a chip security hole. A Qualcomm spokesman has confirmed for … Read More

CPU security flaws – Meltdown and Spectre: Everything you should know

January 5, 2018 |

Intel, AMD and ARM processors have design flaws

‘Chipgate’ quickly became a hot topic after security researchers published information about a design flaw affecting all modern processors from the past 20 years. Microsoft and other software/hardware makers said that new … Read More

Cortana’s song recognition feature has been retired

January 4, 2018 |

Windows users are left without a song identification service

Cortana has had a song recognition feature built-in from 2014, and it worked pretty well on Windows 10 PC and Mobile. Unfortunately, after Microsoft retired its music streaming service – Groove … Read More

Fall Creators Update now running on more than 50 percent of the PCs

January 2, 2018 |

After two months, the update is on more than half of the PCs in use

Microsoft rolled out the Fall Creators Update in November last year, and according to the new report by AdDuplex, the update is already running on … Read More

Microsoft creates a collection of apps for the Surface Phone

December 19, 2017 |

More clues of the foldable Surface and the Andromeda ecosystem

The leaks and rumors about the foldable Surface have intensified at the of the year, suggesting that Microsoft could be announcing the successor to the Windows smartphone by mid-2018. After … Read More

Recent Microsoft patent describes a hinged device that could be launched as Surface Journal

December 15, 2017 |

Another patent for a foldable device has been published in December.

Microsoft applied for this hinged device patent in June this year, but it was approved and published yesterday, on December 14. Called a ‘Hinged Device’, it represents a design … Read More

How Social Media & Mobile Apps Are Shaping Financial Services

December 7, 2017 |

Social media and mobile apps are constantly taking industries by storm and this isn’t surprising considering 65 per cent of iPhone users install at least one app a month. In terms of social media, relationships with clients can be built … Read More

The first Windows 10 devices with Snapdragon chips coming in Spring 2018

December 6, 2017 |

Asus and HP announced always-connected PCs

Qualcomm is having an annual conference this week to announce the new Snapdragon 845 processor and other interesting news. Among the highlights of the first day was Windows 10, because the always-connected cellular PCs … Read More

Sets and Timeline confirmed for the Redstone 4 update

November 30, 2017 |

Windows Insiders will be able to test the new features soon

Microsoft announced the Timeline for Windows 10 PC at BUILD in April, with the promise that the feature would be included in the Redstone 3 update (Fall Creators Update). … Read More

Windows 10 Mobile updates released with builds 15254.12 & 15063.728

November 15, 2017 |

Microsoft also released updates for older versions of Windows 10 PC

Patch Tuesday updates, part of Windows as a Service, have been released for Windows 10 PCs and Phones. For Windows 10 PC, the update comes with build 16299.64, fixing … Read More

Black Friday deals announced at the Microsoft Store

November 14, 2017 |

You can save $329 on a Surface Pro bundle

Microsoft has announced the Black Friday deals at the Microsoft Store for 2017. Most deals start November 23 at 12.00 AM ET. For example, you could save $329 on Surface Pro … Read More